American Legion Post 735
Post 735 Newsletter
Volume 15 Issue 9
Commander: Ronald Puckett
Chaplain: Ken Herkey 897-4578
Service Officer: Tony Drzyzga 674-3224
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Commander Puckett reports:
Commander's Message: The 2nd of September is VJ Day, the 11th is Patriot Day and the 16th is the anniversary of Congress approving the American Legion Charter in 1919. It is also a good time to start the drive for 2016 membership. On another note, the Post Baseball Team won the State Championship and finished with I win and two losses in the Regional’s at Leesburg, Virginia. Congratulations boys!! Mark McMahon and I are in the process of putting together the State Baseball Luncheon on Saturday, November 28th to be held at Orchard Park Post #567. More details will become known as they develop. Keep informed on what is going on at and around the Post Home and most of all, keep our men and women serving our beloved country throughout the world in your thoughts and prayers for a safe and speedy return home. I hope to see you at our regular membership meeting on Tuesday the 8th. Thank you.
FYI: Stink and Drink will be held at the Post on Saturday, September 19th at 1:00 PM. Come on in and enjoy the fun!
Sick Call & Relief:
Chaplain Ken Herkey reports:
Say a prayer for our troops!
1st. Vice Commander PC:
Ed Tyczka reports:
Again not too much to report, we are at 326 paid up members at this time. I am working on a couple of transfers and possible new members. Summer is almost gone, don't know where the time went, enjoy what's left.
Remember the Chicken BQ this Sunday, great dinner at a reasonable cost. Say a prayer for the Troops.
Katie McCarthy reports:
Hello all! Happy football season! We’re having a tailgate party on the 13th of September prior to the first home game, hope to see you there. Also, euchre is starting back up after Labor Day, sign up at the bar if you’re interested in playing an eight (8) week session on Wednesday nights. Finally, we’ll be having our annual Post Family Thanksgiving dinner on 22 November.
Sign-up sheets will be out soon, bring your favorite dish and enjoy the day with your fellow Legion Family Members.
Commander Mike McCarthy Reports:
Our dues are starting to roll in we are implementing an early bird sign up period that will include a party for members, Pay up early, don’t miss out. We have 47 paid members including 2 new to date. Open the Bills season with a tailgate Party Sept 13th, a Steak roast on November 7th.
Join us for a Spaghetti dinner for Variety Oct 25th. We feature a variety of live music every Saturday night. God Bless Our Active and Returning Troops.
September 21st, 2015 is our next meeting at 7:35 pm.
Color Guard Major
Pat Curtin Reports:
On Sunday, August 16th we marched at the Veteran's Day at the Erie County Fair Parade. We won a $100.00 prize for first place! We have again this year, won prize money in every parade we have entered!
We will again finish our parade season at the Brant Indian Fall Festival Parade on Saturday, September 12th. Step-off is at noon at the Seneca Nation Community Center on Route 438 in Brant.
Board of Directors:
Pat Curtin Reports:
We had no Board meetings in July and August so we will meet again on Tuesday, September 15th to get back into the swing of things after a very enjoyable summer. A wonderful job was done of repairing our Post Home roof. A big thank you to Bud Wohlfeil for coordinating that project for us.
Bud is currently in the process of obtaining some competitive bids from local plumbing contractors for repairing/replacing our sewer line. Thanks also to Ed Tyczka for coordinating some black top repairs at the Post Home.
Pat Curtin Reports:
The Post Chapter of the American Legion Riders, led by Road Captain Ron Kelly and President Kevin Galligan went on a long weekend Run to the Thousand Islands on August 22-24. The trip to Alexandria Bay was exhilarating as was the camaraderie among the group. We should be posting pictures highlighting the trip on our website soon.
Mary Ann Kessler Reports:
Our membership cards are in for the new year 2015-2016. Dues are the same as last year $20. Please note: If you are in arrears with your dues from last year and/or previous years and you do not pay for all of them, you will lose your continued years as a member of our Unit. You will begin again as a one year member. This is a new policy with the American Legion Auxiliary Dept. of NY. Dues may be paid at our meetings, Post 735 home, or mailed to the American Legion Post 735, attention 1st Vice Toni Kruger.
We had three new members join our Auxiliary Unit at our August social, great job recruiting! Keep up the good work. Thank you to all the volunteers that assisted the 46 Veterans during the BBQ Sunday, August 23 at the Batavia Veterans Nursing Home. Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 7;00 pm is our 1st meeting for the new year. I hope to see everyone attending. There will be 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 Auxiliary will have a Chinese auction during the SAL Steak Roast, Saturday November 7th. We are looking for donations of gift cards, theme baskets, gift certificates or other items for the auction. Congratulations to our Marching Unit and 735 Color Guard for another successful year marching!! Stop by the Post, help support our Legion. Remember all of our Veterans in your prayers.
IMPORTANT September 2015 DATES:
1st - Color Guard Meeting
8th - General Meeting
15th - Board of Directors Meeting
21st - S.A.L. Meeting
22nd - Executive Board Meeting
Next Auxiliary Meeting
September 2nd at 7:00 PM
Check the Calendar of Events for the Saturday Night Entertainment Lineup for 2015
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