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
October 2016
Volume 16       Issue 10

Commander:   Ronald Puckett

Chaplain:   Ken Herkey 897-4578


Service Officer:   Tony Drzyzga 674-3224

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Commander's Message:

Commander Puckett reports:

    October begins to usher in our fall weather, as well as pausing to reflect on Columbus Day. Hats off to Ed Tyczka and his membership team on a great start to the new year in recruiting. A second renewal notice from National Headquarters should be arriving soon. If you have already paid your 2017 dues and receive a second notice, please disregard it! Your new dues card is your receipt. Please try to renew your membership in a timely manner, and not wait until the last minute to do so. Also, please remember to drive with care at Halloween time and watch out for our little “Trick or Treaters”.

    FYI: Chili will start up again near the end of the month. Look for signs in Post Bar Room.

    Please keep our service men and women in your thoughts and prayers. I hope to see you at our next regular membership Meeting on Tuesday, October 11th. Thank you.

Sick Call & Relief:

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

1st. Vice Commander PC:

Ed Tyczka reports:
    We are at 366 paid up members as of the date. The Chicken BQ was a great success thanks to the Szaras crew and to Sons of the Legion, Mike and Brian McCarthy, Dennis Kessler who helped greatly at the event. All the dinners were sold out and the left over salads were donated to Fr. Joe again. The Early Bird party is set up for Sunday 13 Nov. 2016. It is the by-week for the Bills, but there will be other games on. We will have pulled pork sandwiches, free draft beer and pop, $1.00 bottle beer and mixed bar drinks. Dues have to be paid by October 1st to be considered a "early bird” the party is open to Legion, Sons and Auxiliary early birds. Remember we have live entertainment on Saturday nights from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm come and support the Post. Say a prayer for the Troops.

Veterans Activities Chairman :

Jerry Johnson reports:
    West Seneca West High School will honor all veterans at its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday, November 10th. All veterans are invited and urged to attend this annual ceremony given by the students. The ceremony will start at approximately 7:45 am, so please be at the school by 7:3 0am. Refreshments and snacks will be served after the ceremony and will be a good opportunity to interact with the students.

    Remember our troops!

2nd Vice-Commander:

Katie McCarthy reports:
    Hello all, autumn is here and so is Football season!! Stop up on a Sunday and cheer the teams on with your fellow Legionnaires, it’s a fun time. On Wednesdays at 7:00 pm there are Euchre sessions every 8 weeks. If you’re interested in playing all eight weeks, or just as a substitute in the next session, please stop in and sign up.


Commander Mike McCarthy Reports:

    Pay your dues by Oct 1st and enjoy the Early Bird party November 13th. We have 208 members and 96 paid. Thanks to everyone who showed to our first meeting, it was the best attended in years. Our Steak Roast is November 5th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and we could use some help starting about 1:30 pm. Let Bob Saar know if you can make it. Music has returned on Saturday’s at 8:00 pm. God Bless Our Active and Returning Troops.

    October 17th, 2016 is our next meeting at 7:35 pm.

Color Guard Major

    No Report This Month

Board of Directors:

Chairman Dennis Kessler reports:

    We welcome our newest B.O.D. member, Don Bucheker, to fill the treasurer’s position due to Edward J. Pfeiffer stepping down. We would like to also thank Eddie for all the years of guidance, many hours of work both at the post and at home to keep this post running and where it is today and in some very difficult times! We wish Eddie the best, but we also look forward to his help in an advisory position, Eddie is a wealth of knowledge and we look forward to his help.

    Basement update: Inside -plumbing problems are fixed, but we have cleaning, and painting in the basement to get back to what it once was.

    Outside: in the spring will need more top soil, grass seed and flower beds will be blooming again and look great again.

    We are in the 3rd week of new Queen of Hearts game. Tickets are still $1.00, each ticket must have 1 name and a phone number on it, and drawings are on Monday's at 8:00 pm until the queen is hit. Stop in and play some tickets and enjoy the comradery at your post home.

    The September 11th tailgate party in the post parking lot before the game was a fun time. We also had our chicken bar-b-que that same day and we did great again. Thank you to all the attended and supported these events for your post.

    Post 735 Entertainment on Saturday nights is back after a summer break and starts at 8:00 pm. Check out the dates and entertainers on the Events web page.

    Any comments, thoughts, and ideas are welcome. Put it in a sealed envelope with your name, and a number where you can be reached, marked B.O.D. and hand it to a bartender to be placed into B.O.D. mail box. I will read each one. Those with no name or phone number will be discarded. We are looking for positive input; this is your post and your input is important. Please attend post meetings, the functions times and dates are in the newsletter.

    Please remember in your payers, the post members that have passed since our last newsletter. May they rest in peace.

    May God Bless all our troops, both on our soil and those that are away on missions and pray for their speed return home to their loved ones.

Legion Riders:

    No Report This Month

Auxilary President

Mary Ann Kessler Reports:

    Next Auxiliary meeting is Wednesday October. 5th at 7:00pm. If you haven’t paid you dues 2016-2017, please pay them as soon as possible to our 1st Vice Toni Kruger or see one of the Post bartenders. Our Unit goal for this year is 222 members. Members, if you change your phone number or address, please make sure you notify Toni Kruger, you can drop the change off at the Post.

    If you know of an auxiliary member who have taken ill please contact Chaplain Kim Williams at 716-674-7162 or leave a message. Our annual Happy Holiday Basket Raffle will kick off this month. This year’s basket will have a new twist to it! More to follow at our meeting. All Auxiliary members who have paid their dues by October 1st, are invited to the Post Home Early bird party on Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 1:00-4:00 pm. Auxiliary members paid by 10/1/16 will also be entered in a drawing for a paid membership for next year 2017-2018, the drawing will take place at our October meeting.

    The SAL Steak Roast will take place November 5th at our Post home from 3:00-6:00 pm. Our Auxiliary Unit will hold a Chinese auction during the Steak Roast. We are looking for baskets, gift cards and gift certificate donation for the raffle. If you would like to donate please drop off by 1:00 pm day of the roast.

    God Bless all of our Veterans!


4th  -  Color Guard Meeting

11th  -  General Meeting

17th  -  S.A.L. Meeting

18th  -  Board of Directors Meeting

25th  -  Executive Board Meeting

Next Auxiliary Meeting
October 5th at  7:00 PM

Check the Calendar of Events for the Saturday Night Entertainment Lineup for 2016

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