The in-house Winter Indoor Pistol League will be run a little different this year.  Everyone interested in participating will do so individually, we will not be meeting as a group.  Participants will be supplied a target packet with instructions and numbered targets at the Indoor Pistol Range on Sunday, January 24th from 12noon to 5pm, and these targets will include the individual’s name with the targets labeled for all weeks.  Participants will shoot on their own time based on an honor system, the league will run for 10 weeks from January 24th until April 3rd, 2021.  If you are unable to meet on these dates / times for signup or target pickup, we can make alternate arrangements to assist you.  

This league will offer 3 events in all: both rim fire and center fire pistol events (Bullseye and Combat targets), and rim fire rifle competition.  Participants will drop shot targets into the mailbox located in the Indoor Pistol Range (where range fees are deposited), and scores will be posted on the bulletin board along the back wall across from the chest freezer and emailed to all participants who have provided that information.  Cost is $40 for one event and $5 for each additional event.  

For any questions or for more information, please contact Indoor Pistol Chairman, Eric DuPont at indoorpistol@leesportsmen.com or call / text (267) 974-0044.  The in-house winter indoor pistol league is looking for someone to take it over for the 2022 season.

Thank you for your continued support of Lee Sportsmen’s Association!  As you know, our Club relies on yearly dues, donations, fundraiser support, range use, and your volunteered time to keep us running and growing for the future, even in a year like 2020 where we were forced to temporarily shut down the facilities and cancel our largest fundraiser, the annual Youth Sportsmen’s Gala, because of COVID-19 concerns.  Membership Renewal packets have been mailed out.

In order to renew your membership for 2021:

  • Confirm the data we have on file included in the packet and make any changes as necessary. For those with Family Memberships, please add spouse’s/partner’s information for our records.  Sign your application.
  • Fill out the attached member survey.
  • Review and sign the LSA Basic Firearms Safety Rules, Range Operating Rules, Guest Policy & Range Fees.
  • Send check or money order for dues ($100 Individual, $125 Family) and any additional donations by January 31st, 2021 to: Lee Sportsmen’s Association, P.O. Box 175, Lee, MA 01238

Please Note:  If you do not renew before January 31st, 2021, your gate key card will be turned off on February 1st!  Also, In accordance with the LSA Bylaws, members are granted a 30 day grace period to renew an existing membership from January 1st to maintain eligibility requirements.  Anyone renewing their membership after January 31st will be charged a reinstatement fee of $20 to regain access to the Club and will not be eligible to run for any open Board of Directors or Officers positions in the annual election of November 2021.  Anyone renewing after April 1st, 2021 will need to reapply for membership at a regular Membership Meeting and attend Orientation before their membership is reinstated.  

Lost or did not receive your Membership Renewal Application packet?  Please click here to print a blank one to complete and send in with your payment: 2021 Renewal packet after January 1 2021

Due to the extended temporary executive order signed by Governor Baker effective December 26, 2020 significantly limiting gathering sizes and capacity limits until at least January 24, 2021, the Membership Meeting for January has been CANCELLEDThe Membership Meeting for February is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 7pm at the Main Clubhouse with a 25 person limit, unless the gatherings and capacity limits state otherwise at that time.  Everyone attending the Membership Meeting must bring a mask or other face covering and wear it indoors.

New Member Orientation for January has also been CANCELLED.  New Member Orientation for February is scheduled for Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at 11am at the Main Clubhouse with a 25 person limit, unless the gatherings and capacity limits state otherwise at that time.  New members awaiting Range Orientation will be contacted shortly with further information.  We ask that everyone attending New Member Orientation please bring a mask or other face covering and wear it indoors. 

LSA Shotgun Fields are Open to Members and the Public Every:

Sunday    9am – 12pm
Wednesday    9am – 1pm
Saturday    10am – 1pm

Hours are subject to change, weather permitting

 

Pricing:
Members: $4 / round Trap & Skeet
Non-Members: $5 / round Trap & Skeet

For more information on these and other Shotgun events at LSA, please click here: LSA Shotgun Fields

We are excited to announce that Lee Sportsmen’s Association has received a Local Community Grant in the amount of $1,000 from Walmart Giving!  Walmart local community grants are awarded through an open application process and provide funding directly from Walmart and Sam’s Club facilities to local organizations in the U.S.  Together, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have provided more than $1 billion in cash and in-kind to support programs that align with their philanthropic priorities.  We are proud to be a Walmart grantee, and hope to use this grant to advance our ambitious commitments and goals within the priority areas of opportunity, sustainability, and community.  

#BetterTogether # WalmartGiving #Walmart

If you already buy items from Amazon, you can now use the AmazonSmile website (smile.amazon.com) and have a donation sent from Amazon to Lee Sportsmen’s Association.  This donation does NOT cost you, the buyer, anything!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Club every time you shop, at no cost to you.  When you shop AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to LSA.  You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile – your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are all the same.

To set us up as your designated charity go to: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-2691563, and then the next time you want to make a purchase from Amazon go to: https://smile.amazon.com/ to do your purchasing.  It’s that easy!  Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations, you will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

Email Deliverability Issues

December 1, 2020

Have you experienced problems receiving our email newsletters or e-alerts?

If so, it may have been mistakenly filtered out of your inbox. It may be because your IT department or your Internet service provider (ISP) is blocking the email, mistaking it for spam. To ensure that you receive newsletters, event related messages and updates, or special offers from Lee Sportsmen’s Association, please contact your IT department or ISP and ask them to put us on your “whitelist,” “safe,” or permitted email sender list.

What is a “Whitelist” or “Safe Senders List”?

Adding our sending domain (info@leesportsmen.com) to your list of accepted email senders (often referred to as a “whitelist,” “safe list,” or “list of privileged senders”) will ensure that you receive your newsletter(s) or other LSA communications.

How to Add info@leesportsmen.com to Your “Safe Senders” or “Whitelist”

There are a number of different spam programs on the market, and email clients or services such as MS Outlook, AOL, Hotmail, and Yahoo! Mail each have specific instructions (see below) for adding senders to your whitelist. While we have included instructions for some of the more popular email clients below.

MS Outlook:

  1. Select Actions | Junk E-mail | Junk E-mail Options… from the menu in Outlook
  2. Go to the Safe Senders tab
  3. Click Add
  4. Type “info@leesportsmen.com”
  5. Click “OK”
  6. Click “OK” again

Hotmail/MSN: 

  1. Login to your Hotmail or MSN Mail account
  2. Click on “Options”
  3. Click “Junk Mail Protection”
  4. Click on “Safe List”
  5. In the box provided type in “info@leesportsmen.com”
  6. Click the “Add” button
  7. When you see the address you entered in the Safe List box, click on the “OK” button

If you see an email from LSA in your Junk Mail folder, click “This is not Junk Mail” to avoid having LSA e-mail sent to the Junk Mail folder in the future.

Gmail 

  1. Login to your Gmail account, just like you would to check your email
  2. At the top RIGHT SIDE, click the link that says SETTINGS
  3. At the top of the screen that says MAIL SETTINGS, click the link that says FILTERS (second from left)
  4. On the FILTERS screen, click the tab that says Create a New Filter tab
  5. In the FROM field on the CREATE A FILTER screen, type “info@leesportsmen.com” and change NO other settings on this screen
  6. Click the button that says NEXT STEP
  7. Check the box that says STAR IT
  8. Click the button that says CREATE FILTER

Yahoo! Mail

To create a filter that sends email from LSA straight to your Inbox:

  1. Login to Yahoo! Mail
  2. Click on “Mail Options” (on the right-hand side of your screen)
  3. Click on “Filters” (on left hand side of screen)
  4. Click “Add” button
  5. Assign a name for this filter: “LSA Email” for example
  6. Underneath the heading “if all of the following rules are true,” go to the top row labeled “FROM header.” Next to this you will see a drop-down menu. Make sure to select “contains”, then simply type in “@leesportsmen.com” into the box provided.
  7. At the bottom, where it says, “Move the message to:”, select “Inbox” from the drop-down menu
  8. Click the “Add Filter” button at the bottom to add this filter

Under the phased reopening approach outlined by the Baker administration and the Executive Order signed by Governor Baker on May 18, 2020, the LSA Board of Directors voted to reopen the Club’s outdoor facilities (Shotgun Fields, Outdoor Pistol Ranges, Rifle Range, Outdoor Archery Range, and fishing at the quarry) since they fall under the reopening of Businesses category “Firearm retailers and shooting ranges” for Phase 1 on May 18, 2020, as long as the Club and its Members and Guests comply with the Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards and any applicable sector specific guidelines set forth in the Order.

Under the Executive Order signed by Governor Baker on September 29, 2020, the LSA Board of Directors voted to reopen the Club’s indoor facilities (Clubhouse, Indoor Archery Range, Indoor Pistol Range, and Skeet House) beginning Saturday, October 10, 2020.  The Club, its Members and Guests must continue to comply with the Mandatory Workplace Safety Standards and any applicable sector specific guidelines set forth in the Order. Information regarding the reopening of Massachusetts can be found here: Reopening Massachusetts

What does this mean?

The LSA Board of Directors have finalized LSA’s reopening plan for Phases 1, 2 & 3, and this post / email will serve as the Board’s update to the Membership of this reopening plan, including the new safety standards and guidelines for Members. Our COVID-19 Control Plan with further information can be viewed here: LSA COVID-19 Control Plan Updated 10/1/2020

Under Phase 3, the Club is open to Members, Guests, and the Public as of Wednesday, June 10, 2020 for Outdoor activities and Saturday, October 10, 2020 for Indoor activities with participant guidelines set forth in our LSA Covid-19 Control Plan.

Shotgun Fields hours of operation are (all Public): Sundays 9am – 12pm, Wednesdays 9am – 1pm, and Saturdays 10am – 1pm.

Outdoor Pistol Ranges hours are (Events open to Public): 9am – Dusk daily, except during Shotgun Fields hours when Outdoor Pistol Ranges are closed (check the website Calendar), special events will be posted to Club Calendar.

Rifle Range hours are: 9am to ½ hour after sunset daily, check the website Calendar for closures.  No Public hours, events will be listed on Calendar.

Outdoor Archery Range hours are: 9am to ½ hour after sunset daily, check the website Calendar for closures.  No Public hours, events will be listed on Calendar.

Fishing Quarry hours are: 9am to Dusk daily, check the website Calendar for closures, Members and their Guests only please. 

Indoor Pistol Range hours are: 7:45am to 9:30pm daily (please make sure to leave the Clubhouse before 10pm, when the alarm sets itself), check the website Calendar for closures, Members and their Guests only please. 

Indoor Archery Range hours are: 8am to 9:30pm daily (please make sure to leave the Clubhouse before 10pm, when the alarm sets itself), check the website Calendar for closures, Members and their Guests only please. 

The Clubhouse, Indoor Pistol Range, Indoor Archery Range, and Skeet House were closed until October 10th, 2020, except for the Clubhouse in the case of inclement weather for Membership Meetings and New Member Orientations.  In the case of inclement weather for these two aforementioned Club events, the Clubhouse may be utilized following the Social Distancing and Hygiene Protocols set forth by the state, which more information about this can be found below.

Under the most recent extended temporary executive order signed by Governor Baker, beginning December 26, 2020, the Clubhouse and Skeet House will be allowed to operate at 25% of these buildings’ maximum permitted occupancies documented in their occupancy permits on record, for the Clubhouse this is approximately 25 people upstairs and for the Skeet House approximately 3 people at any one given time.  You can view the details of this order here: Temporary Order December 26, 2020 through January 24, 2021  You can view other information for the statewide rollback to Phase 3, Step 1 and additional restrictions here: December 8th Statewide Rollback Order

Members, Guests, and the Public must follow the Social Distancing and Hygiene Protocols set forth by the state, which have been adopted into LSA’s Standard Operating Procedures and Range Rules via the LSA COVID-19 Control Plan.  LSA’s Range Safety Officers (RSOs) and other Club volunteers must comply with the COVID-19 Control Plan, and each range has developed cleaning and disinfecting protocols specific to that range.  You can view the Mandatory Safety Standards for the Club here: Mandatory Safety Standards (Please note: This form was supplied by the state, Members can read this as “Rules to keep you safe at the Club” instead of “at work.”)

  • Social Distancing:  Remain at least 6 feet apart from others to the greatest extent possible while outside or inside at the Club; signage has been placed at each range / area of the Club facilities for your review on safe social distancing; individuals must provide their own face covering or mask when on Club property and use it on Club property at all times, especially when social distancing is difficult to maintain; face coverings are required when entering the Clubhouse building and in all common areas; loitering on Club property for any activity other than shooting / archery / fishing is prohibited; and individuals must adhere to the state’s current requirement for group gatherings protocol: 10 or less people in Rifle Range pavilion, 10 or less people per bay at Outdoor Pistol Ranges, 10 or less people per field on Shotgun Fields, 10 or less people at the Outdoor Archery Range, 10 or less people in shooting area and 5 or less people in squad room in Indoor Pistol Range, 10 or less people at the Indoor Archery Range, and 10 or less people at the quarry at any one given time.
  • Hygiene Protocols:  There are two porta-potties on the property with handwashing sinks, one located at the Shotgun Fields and the other located near the Clubhouse; individuals on Club property are urged to wash their hands frequently and properly, and are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer and other PPE; regular sanitization of high touch areas (such as equipment, work stations, etc.) will be conducted by RSOs and other Club volunteers, and Members and Guests are requested if possible to bring their own sanitizing products to clean all commonly touched surfaces (i.e. doorknobs, switches, keypads, broom handles, and port areas) before and after activities, and all bathroom surfaces touched; Members and facility participants should not share equipment, and should plan to carry in and carry out all necessary supplies, gear, and waste.

Those displaying illness or COVID-like symptoms should stay home, and will be asked to leave the range / property immediately.

LSA can be inspected by an agent of the state at anytime without prior notice.  If any Member, Guest, or Club volunteer is in violation of the LSA COVID-19 Control Plan, including the social distancing and hygiene protocols, at any time, he or she will face disciplinary actions in accordance with the Bylaws, and this may include suspension or termination of membership or use of the Club facilities.

All youth programs and teams are postponed until further notice.

The June and July Membership Meetings were cancelled, but Membership Meetings have been held since August 2020 on the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm.  However, due to the extended temporary executive order signed by Governor Baker effective December 26, 2020 significantly limiting gathering sizes and capacity limits until at least January 24, 2021, the Membership Meeting for January has been CANCELLED.  The Membership Meeting for February is scheduled for Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 at 7pm with a 25 person limit, unless the gatherings and capacity limits state otherwise at that time.

New Member Orientation will be held on Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at 11am with a 25 person limit, unless the gatherings and capacity limits state otherwise at that time.  New members awaiting Range Orientation will be contacted shortly with further information.

If anyone experiences any issues with their keycard, please contact Virginia DuBois at (413) 446-5404.

If, at any time, the state rolls back phases or steps or issues a new order, these mandatory safety standards, protocols, and best practices will be amended to reflect the current law, and will be communicated to Members, Guests, and the Public.

The Board thanks you for your unwavering support and continued cooperation during this national health crisis. Please know that we take the health and safety of our members, youth athletes, and guests very seriously, and we believe we have developed a reopening plan that will provide a safe, enjoyable experience for everyone. We hope that today finds you all safe and healthy.

For more information on the amended Stay-at-Home Advisory, please visit Stay-at-Home Advisory

For more information on the Human Coronavirus, please visit CDC Coronavirus Information

For more information on Coronavirus as it pertains to Massachusetts, please visit Massachusetts Department of Health Coronavirus Information

See you on the ranges,

LSA Board of Directors