American Legion Post 735
Post 735 Newsletter
Volume 15 Issue 10
Commander: Ronald Puckett
Chaplain: Ken Herkey 897-4578
Service Officer: Tony Drzyzga 674-3224
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Commander Puckett reports:
Sick Call & Relief:
Chaplain Ken Herkey reports:
Say a prayer for our troops!
1st. Vice Commander PC:
Ed Tyczka reports:
We now have 358 paid up members, great work thanks to all. On Sun. Oct 11th we will hold our "EARLY BIRD" party starting at 1:00PM. There is a Bills game that date. We will have pulled pork sandwiches, draft beer and pop. There will be bottled beer available for $1.00. The party will include paid up members of the Legion, Sons and Aux. Hope we get a good turnout. Say a prayer for the Troops.
Katie McCarthy reports:
Hi everyone! The Bills season is underway and already exciting! Stop up to the Post on game day and share some cheers and snacks with your fellow Legion family members and guests. We’re going to change things up a little this year, instead of having a turkey roll off for Thanksgiving, we're going to have roll offs for Chocolate Cornucopias made by Park Edge Candy.
Stop in and try your luck! On November 22nd we’re having our annual Legion Thanksgiving Dinner; turkey will be provided - all that is asked is that you bring a side dish or dessert to share. On December 13th there is going to be a Macaroni and Cheese Cook Off, it will coincide with the Ladies Auxiliary drawing for the Basket of Cheer. Sign up at the bar, entry fee is $5.00 (for prizes).
Hope to see you all soon, go Bills and Sabres!!
Commander Mike McCarthy Reports:
We have 65 paid members including 3 new. Drop off any Address changes to the Post. There is an early bird party October 11th for members paid by Oct 1st. Join us for a Spaghetti dinner to benefit Variety on Oct 25th.
A Steak roast November 7th, we can always use some help at either event. We feature a variety of live music every Saturday night and we have Specials for Football Sundays at the Post. God Bless Our Active and Returning Troops.
October 19th, 2015 is our next meeting at 7:35 pm.
Color Guard Major
Pat Curtin Reports:
On Saturday, September 12th we marched at the Brant Indian Fall Festival Parade winning $100.00. The day sure looked like a rain-out when we met at the Post but we rode out to the reservation and had our parade and Memorial Ceremony without getting one drop of rain on us!
I have resigned my leadership position in the Color Guard due to changes in my personal life. Please support whoever replaces me as you have supported me. It was really an honor for me to lead the best Color Guard in the county for the last eleven years!
Board of Directors:
Pat Curtin Reports:
The Board increased beer prices effective September first. All liquor prices are under review and will be adjusted as needed. Work is starting on the sewer line replacement. I have resigned all my positions in the Post and Corporation as of October 1st due to changes in my personal life.
Thank you for your support all these years and please continue to help and support your Board of Directors. They are all volunteers that work tirelessly so that we may have a viable Post business.
Pat Curtin Reports:
We are finishing what proved to be a great motorcycle riding season! I’m hoping it is not quite done yet as the riding in Western New York in the fall can be absolutely beautiful.
We took our donation of over $4,000.00 from our Motorcycle Dice Run to the homeless Veterans in transition at the Altamont House in Buffalo. I have resigned my position as secretary with the Rider’s Chapter due to personal changes in my life.
Please continue to support our officers in all they do for our Chapter and our Post.
Mary Ann Kessler Reports:
YEA!! Over 50% of our members are paid!! THANK YOU! Ladies pay your Auxiliary dues for 2015-2016 by Saturday October 10, 2015 and enjoy an Early Bird party at our Post Home Sunday October 11, 2015. During the Buffalo Bills game in our back hall, 1:00pm – 4:00pm. The next Auxiliary meeting is Wednesday Oct 7, at 7:00pm.
Our annual “Basket of Cheer” fund raiser tickets will go on sale this day. This is our Unit’s largest fundraiser, please do your best to selling tickets only $1.00 per chance. Donation liquor bottles can be brought to the Auxiliary meeting. The drawing will be held Sunday December 13, 2015 just in time for the holidays.
Our October meeting we will also have a discussion on the movement and placement of our Emergency Fund CD to Evans Bank. A final vote will take place at our November 4, 2015 meeting night. Our Unit did receive a female Veteran and her three children to help for this coming year. We have already started shopping for winter coats for the children.
Plan on attending our meeting for more details. Our Auxiliary will have a Chinese auction during the SAL Steak Roast on Saturday, November 7th. We are looking for donations of gift cards, theme baskets, gift certificates or other items for the auction. Stop by the Post, help support our Legion. Remember all of our Veterans in your prayers.
Veterans Bricks for the Walkway of Freedom are now on sale. Forms are available at our Post home.
IMPORTANT October 2015 DATES:
6th - Color Guard Meeting
13th - General Meeting
19th - S.A.L. Meeting
20th - Board of Directors Meeting
27th - Executive Board Meeting
Next Auxiliary Meeting
October 7th at 7:00 PM
Check the Calendar of Events for the Saturday Night Entertainment Lineup for 2015
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Serving West Seneca Veterans Since 1919
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