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
September 2016
Volume 16       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 we turn our attention to a full schedule of business beginning with our Regular Membership Meeting on Tuesday, September 13th. Our Executive Committee Meetings will resume Tuesday, September 27th. September 2nd is VJ Day followed Patriot Day on the 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. Please remember to keep our young men and women serving our beloved country throughout the globe in your prayers for a safe trip home when their duties are finished. Thank you!

Sick Call & Relief:

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

1st. Vice Commander PC:

Ed Tyczka reports:
    I hope that everyone is enjoying the warm weather, because in a couple of months we will be crying about the snow. We are at 345 paid up members as of this date, great work, keep ‘em coming. Remember to support the Chicken B/Q on Sunday 9-11-16 the Bills opening game. There will be a tail-gate party in the parking lot starting at 10:00AM and the chicken should be ready by half-time. The outside work has finally been completed. The ground will settle over the Winter months and we will probably need a load of top soil in the Spring along with more grass seed. Music will start again Labor Day weekend, come out on Saturday nights and enjoy some good entertainment. Say a prayer for the Troops.

2nd Vice-Commander:

Katie McCarthy reports:
    All there is to say is “Football season is upon us! There will be a tailgate party at the Post on September 11th at 10:30 AM in the parking lot. Bring your favorite dish to share with your fellow Bills fans. There is also a Chicken BBQ to raise funds for the Post that day, perfect for a half time meal! Hope to see many of you there!!


Commander Mike McCarthy Reports:

    New Legion year has started, Early bird is back, pay by Oct 1st. Early Bird party will be October 23rd, We have 69 paid members already. Our Steak Roast is November 5th see Bob Saar if you can help out. We need a couple guys to collect tickets for the Chicken BBQ September 11th. Music will return on Saturday September 3rd at 8:00 pm. God Bless Our Active and Returning Troops.

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

Color Guard Major

    No Report This Month

Board of Directors:

    No Report This Month

Legion Riders:

Kevin Galligan Reports:

    August was a busy month as we mentioned last month. We did attend the Wheatfield Legion and had a great time with good turnout. The summer trip to Watkins Glenn was eventful, it didn’t rain all year until that weekend. We took to vehicles and enjoyed the trip. Looking forward to next year’s trip already. If anyone would like to join us, please contact Kevin Galligan or Ron Kelly of the Legion Riders. Also, we are asking all Legion Riders to please update your email information so that you are aware of Rider runs and events. Please send your updated email information to either Kevin Galligan or Ron Kelly at the following: Kevin’s email is and Ron’s email is Be safe riding and say a prayer for our troops!

Walt Sez:

    Join us for our next Legion Post meeting on Tuesday, September 13th as Samantha Ryan from Mercy Flight provides us with an insight how Mercy Ambulatory Flight services the community and surrounding areas.

Auxilary President

Mary Ann Kessler Reports:

    Our first meeting for this new year is Wednesday, Sept 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm. Membership dues are now due. All paid 2016-2017 members by October 1, 2016 are eligible for the Early Bird Special. Dues may be paid at our Auxiliary meetings or at the Post 735 bar. Unopened travel size toiletries for the VA outpatient clinic will be collected at our September meeting. Thank you to all the volunteers who enjoyed helping with the Vets on Sunday, August 28th, for the VA Batavia BBQ. An enjoyable time was had by all! Our Unit will have a Chinese auction during the SAL Steak Roast Saturday Nov. 5, 2016. Donations are needed for gift baskets, gift cards and gift certificates. More details at our meeting. We will be looking for volunteers to shop for the Veteran family we are adopting this Thanksgiving and Christmas. Entertainment starts back up in September at our Post Home 735. Check the scheduled posted in the bar room. Enjoy the end of Summer!!

    God Bless all of our Veterans!


6th  -  Color Guard Meeting

13th  -  General Meeting

19th  -  S.A.L. Meeting

20th  -  Board of Directors Meeting

27th  -  Executive Board Meeting

Next Auxiliary Meeting
September 7th at  7:00 PM

Check the Calendar of Events for the Saturday Night Entertainment Lineup for 2016

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