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
February 2015
Volume 15       Issue 2

Commander:   Ronald Puckett

Chaplain:   Ken Herkey 897-4578


Service Officer:   Tony Drzyzga 674-3224

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Commander's Message:

Commander Puckett reports:
    February is Americanism Month. It is also the month we remember The Saga of the Four Chaplains, who gave up their life jackets to the crewmen aboard the U.S.A.T. Dorchester and went down with the ship on that fateful morning, February 3, 1943 in World War II. Be sure to remember the observances of Lincoln’s and Washington’s Birthday. I look forward to seeing you at our Membership Meeting on Tuesday, February 10th. Thank you.

    FYI: FYI: I am still looking for a boy interested in Government and American History to attend Boy’s State this summer. He must be completing his Junior year in high school. Again, thank you.

Sick Call & Relief:

Chaplain Ken Herkey reports:
    Tim Hayes in rehab. Say a prayer for our troops!

1st. Vice Commander PC:

Ed Tyczka reports:
    Things have slowed down quite a bit. As of this date we have 497 paid up members. If you know of anyone belonging to Post #1 or any other Post who wants to transfer to us, give them my name and I will arrange for the transfer. Say a prayer for the Troops.

2nd Vice-Commander:

Katie McCarthy reports:
    Another exciting month coming up! We have the Son’s sponsored 50’s dance at Vigilant and then our annual NASCAR party on the 22nd to support veterans and the Post home! I’d like to thank everyone who supported the drive for the Homeless Women’s Veterans, they were very grateful for our donations!


Commander Dennis Kessler Reports:

    Dues for 2015 please check your card. You will be delinquent and lose your Post privileges if not paid. Membership is at an all-time high. 179 members, 120 paid, 59 outstanding for 2015. We need to retain these members. Give us your email address, we will put them in our Post system and keep you up to date on upcoming events, dates, times and minutes of meetings.

    Dates to remember:

  • February 7, 2015, 50/60's dance with Crash Cadillac at Vigilant Fire Hall doors open at 7pm, music at 8 pm, proceeds go to Vigilant Fire Co. and Post 735 scholarship funds. Ticket info Frank Sandor 863-0369 or at our Post.

  • Daytona 500 party at our Post home on February 22, 2015. Donations for Daytona Chinese basket raffle and large item raffle would be greatly appreciated. Please help make both evenings a success.

  • March 22nd Bi-Athlon (bowling +) watch for sign-up

    God Bless Our Active and Returning Troops.

Board of Directors:

Pat Curtin Reports:

    The Board has ordered a new ice machine that should be installed shortly. The new unit will replace a machine we have had for many years that lately has been costing us more and more to operate. Remember to support your Post by buying Queen of Hearts and Bell Jar tickets!

Auxilary President

Mary Ann Kessler Reports:

    Our next meeting night, Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 7:00pm our Unit will have an open discussion on the cancelation of the Auxiliary CD emergency fund. Followed by a vote. All senior members with a paid 2015 membership are eligible to vote. Please plan on attending. We will also have the Post Board of Directors Chairman Pat Curtin and members attend our meeting to present our Unit with a “Wish List” of items the Post would like. Our Auxiliary Unit 735 along with Vigilant Fire Ladies Auxiliary are still looking for baskets or gift card/ certificates for the 50/60 Dance basket raffle February 7, 2015. You can drop off donations at our Post, before 5:00 pm the day of the dance. We will take them to the fire hall when we set up. All American Legion Auxiliary Department scholarship applications must be turned in to President Mary Ann Kessler by Friday February 6, 2015 for our review. Both West Seneca West & East High Schools have the Erie County Committee American Legion Scholarship application forms. This scholarship must be submitted to Erie County Committee Office room 609, City Hall Buffalo, NY 14202 before May 2, 2015. Three $500. awards are available. Ladies if you haven’t paid your dues for 2015 please get them into 1st Vice Toni Kruger as soon as possible. Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our Post Families. Remember our Veterans in your prayers.

IMPORTANT February 2015 DATES:

10th  -  General Meeting

16th  -  S.A.L. Meeting

17th  -  Board of Directors Meeting

24th  -  Executive Board Meeting

Next Auxiliary Meeting

February 4th at  7:00 PM

Check the Calendar of Events for the Saturday Night Entertainment Lineup for 2014

50/60’s Dance
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Vigilant Fire Hall
666 Main Street
Featuring music by “Crash Cadillac”
Doors open 7:00PM – Music starts at 8:00PM
Ticket info – Frank Sandor 863-0369
Proceeds benefit Vigilant Fire Co. and Legion Post 735 Scholarship Funds

Erie County “Thank-A-Vet” ID Card Signup
Monday, February 23, 2015
1:00PM ‘til 3:30PM
American Legion Post 735
Bring your original DD-214

Last chance to purchase a Veteran’s brick for the Walkway of Freedom.
Deadline is March 1st. Order forms available at our Post.

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