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
December 2016
Volume 16       Issue 12

Commander:   Ronald Puckett

Chaplain:   Ken Herkey 897-4578


Service Officer:   Tony Drzyzga 674-3224

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Commander's Message:

Commander Puckett reports:
    Here we are at the end of 2016. Where did the year go! This is also a busy month for our Post. The first event is the Color Guard Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 6th. This will be our last meeting until May 2nd, 2017. Wednesday, December 7th is our Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Program at the Post Home at 12 noon. Refreshments and chili will be served directly after the service in the Post Home. I hope to see you there! Our regular membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 13th. Stay tuned to what events our Special Activities Chairperson Katie has planned for this month. Also for those who havenít pay their dues yet for 2017, please do so before January 1st. I want to thank you for another successful year at the Post. At this time Carol and I would like to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year and thank you again for your support in the coming new year.

Sick Call & Relief:

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

1st. Vice Commander PC:

Ed Tyczka reports:
    We are at 444 paid up members as of 11-24-16. Please pay your 2017 dues by 12-31-16 or you will be dropped by National. If you have your 2017 Membership card you are paid up, if not please get your dues in as soon as possible. We had a great "Early Bird" party last Sunday, 11-13-16, good food and a good time had by all. Many thanks to the Sons of the Legion and Ladies Aux. for their help. Letís hope that the decent weather holds, say a prayer for the Troops.

2nd Vice-Commander:

Katie McCarthy reports:
    Merry Christmas and happy new year to all! Please come see me with any ideas you have for the coming year. We want the Post to be a welcome place for all ages to enjoy!


Commander Mike McCarthy Reports:

    We have 210 members with 126 paid. 84 have outstanding dues. Please pay your dues Post privileges end Dec 31st. The Steak roast was a huge success, Thank You Bob and Team. Next up Variety Spaghetti Dinner Dec 11th 2:00-5:00pm we do need help!! 50/60ís Dance with Vigilant fire Feb 4th, Tickets behind the bar. We will have Pizza after our December meeting. Merry Christmas from all the Officers to the Post 735 family. God Bless Our Active and Returning Troops.

    December 19th, 2016 is our next meeting at 7:35 pm

Color Guard Major

    No Report This Month

Board of Directors:

Chairman Dennis Kessler reports:

    On December 6th our Boy Scout troop will be painting the basement walls and parts of the floor. We have members who have volunteered to pull out old toilets, repaint the restroom walls, replace tiles where needed and replace the toilets, to bring our basement meeting room back to the way it was prior to our plumbing problems. Thank you to very one who attended the early bird party and paid their dues by October 1st. It was nice to meet so many of our Legion family members. A great time was had by all. We encourage more members to be early birds next year. Please support our Post events. We wish everyone a very blessed and safe holiday. Please remember our troops home and away. God Bless America.

Legion Riders:

    No Report This Month

Auxilary President

Mary Ann Kessler Reports:

    Our Unit is at 72% of our paid membership for this year 2016-2017. Please get your dues into 1st Vice Toni Kruger. Members who have not paid dues by 12/31/16 are delinquent and not eligible to participate in American Legion functions. Our Unit Christmas party is December 7th at 7:00 pm. The night of our party we will decide on an evening to wrap gifts for our adopted Veteran family. Please get your tickets for our Happy Holiday basket raffle. $1.00 donation per ticket. Drawing is December 11 after 6:00 pm. Our Post is collecting hats, mittens, scarves and gloves for needy families in our community. Please hang your donation on the Christmas tree in our Post home bar room, items will be donated December 12, 2016. Auxiliary Department of NY scholarship applications are available on the American Legion Auxiliary Department of NY website. All completed applications MUST be turned into Auxiliary President Mary Ann Kessler, Post 735, 35 Legion Parkway West Seneca NY 14224 by February 1st, 2017. God bless our Veterans! Merry Christmas to all of our Post 735 families.

IMPORTANT December 2016 DATES:

6th  -  Color Guard Meeting

13th  -  General Meeting

19st  -  S.A.L. Meeting

20th  -  Board of Directors Meeting

27th  -  Executive Board Meeting

Next Auxiliary Meeting
December 7th at  7:00 PM

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