Come out, enjoy your club, and make history at the Lowell Sportsmen’s Club’s Member’s Field Day! Be there at noon for the club photo, and then all ranges will be open, to test your skill or try something new! We’ll have a chicken barbecue for members and guests, and a club scavenger hunt for discounted food and a chance to win a free membership!
The Spring Skeet League runs May 18 – July 27. Enter at any time, pay for games + one-time entry fee of $4 Members, $5 non-members. Shoot a total of 8 games during any public Skeet session, and the winner will be the competitor with the highest overall score.
The Spring 2017 newsletter [pdf] is being mailed this week, going out by both email and regular mail. If you don’t see your copy soon, or if you’d prefer to receive it by email (which would help the Club a lot by saving on postage), please contact Darlene Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org to update your address.
Thank you to everyone who helped out at the May work party. The focus was on the trap and skeet fields, and we got a lot of work done.
We couldn’t paint the houses due to the weather, but crews raked wads and broken clays off the fields, installed a new patterning board on Trap Field #1, did a thorough Spring cleaning on the Skeet Shelter, and split fire wood for winter.
As a bonus, work on the access ramp to the Clubhouse was also started.
Thank you to the following volunteers:John Siljander, Herb Cline, Ken Kedaras, Brian Herzog, Jim Martin, Julian Sluskonis, Phil Sullivan, Charlie, Frank Cronin, Buzz Brody, and John Abbott for donating their time to improve the club!
The next work party will be in June – watch for the announcement and please help if you can.
A new shelter was installed on the outdoor .22 range on May 1st, 2017. This started as a suggestion by a member, and although it took awhile, it’s a great new benefit for all members to use. Thanks to everyone who made this possible, and especially John Lemasurier for the granite retaining wall.
Find something great at the Lowell Sportsmen’s Club Flea Market and Pork Barbecue!
Saturday, May 20th, 8am – 1pm
All types of merchandise available from many different vendors. Sporting goods, outdoor items, crafts, clothing, household items, and much more. Shopping starts promptly at 8am and ends at 1pm – come to shop, stay for lunch!
50 Swain Road, North Chelmsford, MA 01863. To reserve a table, leave a message for Brian at 978-692-2622 – tables are $20. The flea market will be inside the clubhouse if it rains.
Our first work party of the year will be on Saturday, April 8 from 8am-noon for a clean up of the pond and clubhouse to get ready for the two upcoming fishing events. We’ll accomplish as much as we can on the 8th, and then have a second work party on Saturday, April 15, to finish up.
Most tasks will be general yard work, with jobs for all ability and skill levels. the club has tools to use, but you’re welcome to bring rakes and shovels if you have them, and please wear gloves, work clothes, and boots. We’d appreciate the help of anyone who can to come.
Thank you to everyone who attended the April 8th work party! The volunteers were:
Bill Potter’s tractor
All this year we’ll be doing a work party each month, in different areas of the club. For upcoming dates and projects, come to the monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month, or check the website. And if you see an area of the club that needs attention, please let an officer or committee chair know, or email the suggestion to email@example.com.
LSC Treasurer Tim Beausoleil has resigned from his board position, effective as soon as a replacement can be elected. To expedite this process, there will be a special election at the April 2017 regular monthly meeting to elect someone to finish out the current term, which expires in December 2017.
The Nominating Committee is putting forth the slate of Ken Kedaras for this position. Additional nominations from the floor will be accepted before the election during the April meeting, for anyone who is eligible to run for a board position.
Please make a point of attending the meeting on April 11th to cast your vote. Also, please join the Board of Directors in thanking Tim Beausoleil for his many years of service and dedication to the club.
The Trap Field officially opens for the season starting on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 1pm. Public Trap at LSC is open, weather-permitting, at the following times:
Sundays at 1pm
Wednesdays at 10am
The Trap Committee also occasionally opens the field at other times. To be notified of these additional opportunities to shoot, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be added to the Trap Field email notification list.
These times are a great way to try out trap if you’ve never shot before, and the range officer on duty is always willing to give explanations or instruction to new shooters. It’s also a good time to meet members of LSC’s Greater Lowell Trap League teams – if you’re interested in joining one of the teams, come out to the field and let us know!
Please Note: the Skeet Field is also open Sundays at 1pm and Wednesdays at 10am (and Thursdays at 6:30 in the summer).