American Legion Post 735

35 Legion Parkway
West Seneca
New York 14224

(716) 675-7613
Fax: (716) 675-0365

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Post 735 Newsletter
August 2016
Volume 16       Issue 8

Commander:   Ronald Puckett

Chaplain:   Ken Herkey 897-4578


Service Officer:   Tony Drzyzga 674-3224

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Commander's Message:

Commander Puckett reports:
    I hope you are enjoying the summer so far. It is fleeting fast. Stay informed on what is going on at and around the Post. The next event will be Veterans Day at the Hamburg Fair on Sunday, August 14th. Our Color Guard is planning to march in the parade that day. I hope to see you there and also hope to see you at our next Membership Meeting on the 9th. Please plan to attend the meeting and share some quality time with your fellow members. Stay safe and enjoy the rest of the summer! Remember to keep our young men and women serving our beloved country throughout the globe in your prayers. Thank you.

    FYI: The Post Baseball Team finished second in the District Finals this year. Good job boys. We look forward to another great season in the spring.

Sick Call & Relief:

Chaplain Ken Herkey reports:
    Say a prayer for our troops!

1st. Vice Commander PC:

Ed Tyczka reports:
    We are at 242 paid up members to date, great work "keep em coming".

2nd Vice-Commander:

Katie McCarthy reports:
    There will be a Euchre tournament on August 27th , if interested please sign up at the bar. Cost is $5.00. On Sept. 11th, Bills home opener, we will have a tailgate party starting at 9:30AM. There is also a Chicken BBQ fundraiser at the Post that day, so you can enjoy the whole game, and buy a nice dinner for half time.


Commander Mike McCarthy Reports:

    New Legion year has started, Early bird is back pay by October 1st. Last year we had 203 members, this year we have 61 paid members already. Early Bird party will be in October, date to follow. Our golf Tournament was July 11th everything was great, thanks Roy Carpenter. Music will return on Saturday nights after Labor Day. God Bless Our Active and Returning Troops. September 19th, 2016 is our next meeting at 7:35 pm.

Color Guard Major

    No Report This Month

Board of Directors:

    No Report This Month

Legion Riders:

Ron Kelly Reports:

    August will be a busy month for the Legion Riders. We will again support the Wheatfield American Legion Riderís fundraiser on August 7th, with a group ride to participate in their annual Dice Run. One week later, on August 13th, we are riding to Watkins Glen and staying at the Seneca Lodge for our annual out of town run. If anyone would like to join us, please contact Kevin Galligan or Ron Kelly of the Legion Riders. Also, we are asking all Legion Riders to please update your email information so that you are aware of Rider runs and events. Please send your updated email information to either Kevin Galligan or Ron Kelly at the following: Kevinís email is and Ronís email is Be safe riding and say a prayer for our troops!

Auxilary President

Mary Ann Kessler Reports:

    Our membership cards for 2016-2017 are here! Your $20.00 dues can be paid to 1st Vice Toni Kruger or one of Post 735 bartenders. At our August 3rd social night, we can laminate your membership card. If your dues are paid by October 1, 2016 you are eligible for the early bird special. Our Unit goal for this new year is 222 paid members. Letís try and make our goal by midyear.

    Ladies, keep collecting hotel size toiletries for the VA outpatient clinic. Our unit will send them to the VA at September 7th meeting night. Our next Marching Unit date with our 735 Color Guard is Sunday, August 14 at the Erie County Fair, step off is 1:00 pm. On Sunday, August 28th at 11:00am, volunteers are needed to assist the Veterans at the Batavia VA Chicken BBQ luncheon. This is a very rewarding day with the Vets and the volunteers! A great time was had by all last year! Signup to volunteer at our August 3rd social. BBQ Thursdays are going through end of summer, stop in have a burger, hot dog, Italian sausage and a refreshing beverage, cool off and get out of the kitchen! Your next regular meeting night is Wednesday, September 7th at 7:00pm.

    God Bless all of our Veterans!


2nd  -  Color Guard Meeting

9th  -  General Meeting

16th  -  Board of Directors Meeting

No Executive Board Meeting until September

Next Auxiliary Meeting

No August Meeting

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