American Legion Post 735

35 Legion Parkway
West Seneca
New York 14224

(716) 675-7613
Fax: (716) 675-0365

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American Legion Post 735


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Post 735 Newsletter
September 2014
Volume 14       Issue 9

Commander:   Ronald Puckett

Chaplain:   Ken Herkey 897-4578


Service Officer:   Tony Drzyzga 674-3224

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Commander's Message:

Commander Puckett reports:
    Now that summer is nearly over and the newsletter issue is behind us, we turn our attention to a full schedule of business beginning with our Regular Membership Meeting on Tuesday, September 9th. Our Executive Committee Meetings will resume on Tuesday, September 23rd. September 2nd is VJ Day followed by Patriot Day on September 11th. The American Legion Charter was approved by Congress on September 16, 1919 and Constitution Day is on the 17th. Your attendance at our regular meetings and patronage at our Post Home is very important and much appreciated. Stay informed on what is going on at and around the Post. There will be Stink and Drink on September 20th from 1PM till ??? Thank you in advance for your continued support.

Sick Call & Relief:

Chaplain Ken Herkey reports:
    God Bless Our Troops!

1st. Vice Commander PC:

Ed Tyczka reports:
    We are moving right along with membership. As of August 12, 2014 we are at 328 paid up members. Keep up the good work! My wife thanks you, it keeps me in my dungeon and out of her hair. Say a prayer for the Troops.

2nd Vice-Commander:

Katie McCarthy reports:
    As the summer comes to an end, we had some good times to reflect on at the Post. Most recently, our Euchre tournaments and the Catamaran ride were well received and lots of fun. September marks the beginning of football season and there will be a Chicken BBQ dinner event for opening day. Watching the games on Sundays at the Post is a great way to cheer on your team and enjoy the company of your fellow legion members. On the 13th, there’s a half way to St. Patricks’ Day party, complete with a bagpiper. October we’re going to have a tailgate party, more news to come. Please stop by the Post and review all of the signs for upcoming events. Again, if you have any suggestions, please come to the Post and let us know


Commander Dennis Kessler Reports:

    Our first meeting for the new year is Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:35 pm. We have 160 members with 10 new members for new year (2015), but 13 members have outstanding dues from last year. Please check you membership card, it should read 2015. Stop in to the Post or mail your dues attention Frank Sandor. If you have moved we need your new address to mail your membership card. The half way to St. Patrick’s Day Bash: Saturday, September 13th. Corn Beef Dinners will be $8.00, served from 3:00pm - 7:00pm (only dinners served). Enjoy Bagpiper’s music from 6-7 pm! Support your Post!

Color Guard Major

Pat Curtin Reports:

    On Sunday, August 10th we marched at the Veteran's Day Parade at the Erie County Fairgrounds. On Friday, September 12th, we will present the colors at Southgate Plaza for the annual "Celebrate America" program at 5:30PM. We will again finish our parade season at the Brant Indian Fall Festival Parade on Saturday, September 13th.

Board of Directors:

Pat Curtin Reports:

    We had no Board meetings in July and August so we will meet again on Tuesday, September 16th to get back into the swing of things after a very enjoyable summer. We will continue our efforts to enhance the Post business for our Legion Family.

Legion Riders:

Pat Curtin Reports:

    Frank White, the original Director of our Chapter, has permanently relocated to Florida. We thank Frank for all he has done for us and we wish Frank and Kim the best in their new home. We welcome Kevin Galligan in as the new Director of A.L.R. Chapter 735. Kevin will be a great asset to our Chapter and the entire West Seneca American Legion Post 735 Family!

Auxilary President

Mary Ann Kessler Reports:

    We are accepting dues for 2014 and the new year 2015. Dues are $20.00 per year. Come to a meeting and have your new card laminated! Thank you ladies for all your travel size toiletry donations for the ladies at VA hospital. I look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 7:00pm, for our 1st meeting of the new year. Our last parade of this season is at Brant Indian Falls on Saturday, September 13, 2014, Step off is noon. Stop in after the parade for a delicious corn beef & cabbage dinner 3:00pm - 7:00pm. Enjoy Bagpipe music from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. Its half way to St. Patty’s day!! Remember our servicemen and women in your prayers.


2nd  -  Color Guard. Meeting

9th  -  General Meeting

11th  -  S.A.L. Meeting

16th  -  Board of Directors Meeting

23rd  -  Executive Board Meeting

Next Auxiliary Meeting

September 3rd at  7:00 PM

Chicken Bar-B-Que
Sunday, September 7th
1:00PM until 4:00PM
$ 10.00 per person
Includes 1/2 Chicken, Macaroni salad, Lettuce Salad, Roll and Butter
Beverages available at the cash bar
Proceeds to benefit Post 735 Building Fund

St. Patrick’s Day Bash
Saturday, September 13th
$8.00 Corn Beef Dinners
3:00pm - 7:00pm

Stink & Drink
Saturday, September 20th
1:00 PM 'til ???

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