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
November 2015
Volume 15       Issue 11

Commander:   Ronald Puckett

Chaplain:   Ken Herkey 897-4578


Service Officer:   Tony Drzyzga 674-3224

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Commander's Message:

Commander Puckett reports:
    November is a very busy month for our Post. First of all Election Day is Tuesday, the 3rd. Please go to the polls and exercise your right and privilege and vote. On Wednesday, the 11th we will celebrate Veteran’s Day at the Walkway of Freedom at 11:00 AM. Refreshments will be served after our program back at the Post Home. As the year comes to a close in December, I remind those who have not renewed their membership to please do so before December 31st. Remember, you are considered delinquent as of January 1st according to the Constitution of the American Legion. At this time, Carol and I would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving! Also, please remember our Military Personal serving throughout the world. Thank you and see you at our regular membership meeting on the 10th.

    FYI: Orders are now being taken for Post Legion Jackets at the bar. Also, orders for short and long sleeve polo shirts and windbreakers are still being taken at the bar.

Sick Call & Relief:

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

1st. Vice Commander PC:

Ed Tyczka reports:
    We now have 378 paid up members, which is ahead of last year, thanks to all. Please remember that if you have a 2016 card you are paid up. A notice from National should be coming out soon, dis-regard it if you have your 2016 card. Our "Early Bird" party turned out great, we had 60 members show up, all had a good time even thought the Bills stunk. I have a lot of people to thank for their help making this event successful. Al Szaras for the great food. Ed Pfeiffer, Mike McCarthy, Katie McCarthy, Kevin McCarthy, Dennis and Mary Ann Kessler for all the help during the event.I hope that I didn't leave anyone out, and thanks to all who attended, hopefully we can do it again next year. The Post could use some help in the mornings with the Bell Jar ticket machines and the cash register. It only takes about a half hour to forty-five minutes to get the work done. We usually meet at 7:00 or 8:00 AM. If anyone can volunteer please contact me or Bud Wohlfeil or Ron Puckett and we will make arrangements to show you the procedure. Say a prayer for the Troops.

2nd Vice-Commander:

Katie McCarthy reports:
    November has come up quick, and there’s a lot going on here at the Post. Stop in for a chance to win a delicious Chocolate Cornucopia from Park Edge Candy! We decided that everyone can buy a turkey, so we stepped it up this year!! Chili is being served Monday through Wednesday for the colder weather at lunch time, it is yummy and warm. Nov. 22nd is our Legion Family Thanksgiving Dinner. To participate, sign up at the bar and bring a dish to pass. Everything from turkey to dessert will be on the menu. Santa Claus and Mrs. Santa will be visiting the Post again this year!! Our children’s Christmas party will be Dec. 13th. There will be crafts and snacks as well. Parents/sponsors are asked to bring a gift in advance for each child. Please sign the children up with the bartender. There is no age limit as long as you believe!!


Commander Mike McCarthy Reports:

    Great attendance at our October meeting thanks to all whom attended. We have 187 members including 10 new. Still have 87 not renewed. Drop off your dues and any address changes to the Post. Join us for our Steak roast November 7th (we can always use some help). We feature a variety of live music every Saturday night and have Specials for Football Sundays at the Post. God Bless Our Active and Returning Troops.

    November 16th, 2015 is our next meeting at 7:35 pm. (Pizza After)

Color Guard Major

    No report this month

Board of Directors:

    No report this month

Legion Riders:

    No report this month

Auxilary President

Mary Ann Kessler Reports:

    The next Auxiliary meeting is Wednesday November 4, 7:00 pm. We will also have a discussion and vote on the movement and placement of our Emergency Fund CD to Evans Bank at this meeting. Plan on attending our meeting for more details. 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. Please bring you gift donation to the Post by 2 pm the day of the Roast. Remember our Veterans on their day November 11, 2015. Our annual “Basket of Cheer” fund raiser tickets are now on sale. Tickets are only $1.00 per chance. The drawing will be held Sunday December 13, 2015 just in time for the holidays. Our Unit is looking for a Junior High School girl who is interested in government and the political process to attend a session at Brockport College June 26 thru July 2, 2016 for the Girls State conference. Our Unit will cover the tuition expense of the girl selected. Any girls interested in attending the conference please contact the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 735, 35 Legion Parkway WS, 14224 by January 4, 2016. We are also looking for full size 2016 calendars for the 34 Vets stocking at Altamont. Please bring them to our next meeting. Don’t forget to sign up for the Post Family Thanksgiving dinner Sunday, November 22, 2015. Our Unit will be collecting cans of stew and soup for the West Seneca Food Pantry, we will collect them at our Unit Christmas party December 2nd. Stop by our Post Home for the Bills or Sabers games, help support our Legion. Remember all of our Veterans in your prayers. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Veterans Bricks for the Walkway of Freedom are now on sale. Forms are available at our Post home.

IMPORTANT November 2015 DATES:

3rd  -  Color Guard Meeting

10th  -  General Meeting

16th  -  S.A.L. Meeting

17th  -  Board of Directors Meeting

24th  -  Executive Board Meeting

Next Auxiliary Meeting

November 4th at  7:00 PM

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