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
April 2014
Volume 14       Issue 4

Editor:   Al Szaras 824-3054E-Mail Address:
Chaplain:   Ken Herkey 897-4578Service Officer:   Tony Drzyzga 674-3224

Commander's Message:

Commander Puckett reports:

April is Children & Youth Month. Our Boy’s State interviews have been completed and I am happy to announce that we have one young man who will attend Boy’s State in June. He is: Kyle Boyd from West Seneca East. He will leave for SUNY Morrisville State College in Morrisville, NY on Friday, June 27th and return on Thursday, July 3rd. Good luck Kyle and enjoy the program! Also, the second call for nominations of Post Officers will be open at our regular membership meeting on April 8th. We will also present our valor awards for Law & Order that night. Please come out and join your fellow members for this Auspicious Occasion. Hope to see you there. Thanks.

Sick Call & Relief:

Chaplain Ken Herkey reports:

Deceased Don Cummings, Pearl Harbor Survivor Earl Wickett . God Bless Our Troops!

1st. Vice Commander PC:

Ed Tyczka reports:

We are at 535 Paid members, 100% of our goal. Thanks to all. There are still some members who haven’t paid their 2014 dues, remember if you miss two years, National will drop you. Say a prayer for the Troops and it wouldn't hurt to include one for better weather.

Kid's Day Chairman :

Jerry Johnson reports:

Kids Day is Tuesday, April 29. We need all the help that we can get. The sign up sheet will be posted March 17 at the bar.

2nd Vice-Commander:

Katie McCarthy reports:

On April 12th at noon, we will be having an Easter egg hunt for children from ages 0 to 9. Please sign your child (children) up with the bartender before the 6th of April to ensure we have sufficient refreshments and treats for everyone. The Bunny roll offs are back! Stop in for a chance to win a wonderful chocolate bunny made by Park Edge Candy.


Commander Frank Sandor Reports:

On behalf of S.A.L we give our thoughts and prayers to the families of James V Cronin and Mark F Cassidy Sr. who have passed away. They were great members of the Sons and will be missed. Membership for 2013-2014 we have 22 past due members. You are now delinquent and risk your post privileges. IMPORTANT: Due to Easter and Dingus Day Activities our next meeting will be moved to Thursday, April 24th at 7:35pm. At this meeting we will hold our second round of nomination of officers. We have a total of 164 members and would like to see more of you at these meetings. I am looking for suggestions on the best day of the week that is good for most members to attend since it seems the third Monday has been extremely light in attendance. Feel free to email me at The NASCAR party was a great success!! We raised $2257 which will help support Wounded Warriors fishing event in Dunkirk and contributing to support our post home! Thank you everyone for your support! We have many upcoming events please stop at the post to see what is coming up and volunteers are always needed. Thank you everyone for your support! God Bless our Troops!

Color Guard Major

Pat Curtin Reports:

No report because there are no winter meetings.

Board of Directors:

Pat Curtin Reports:

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 10th. On that day, we will conduct our annual Post “G.I. Party”. This is when we do a lot of the yearly outside and inside maintenance on our property. We are asking for volunteers to show up at the Post at 8:00AM to help us accomplish as much as we can in a few hours. We will be doing some painting, staining, power-washing etc. We will be done by noon. Please come down and give us a hand!

Legion Riders:

Pat Curtin Reports:

Planning for the Homeless Vets M/C Run on May 24th is continuing along nicely. We will have another meeting on Tuesday, April 1st at 7:30 PM at the Post Home to finalize some of the more important issues. Everyone is welcome to attend. Most of us can’t wait to get our bikes out! Please pray for some spring riding weather!

Walt Sez: No Report Given.

Auxilary President

Marianne Szaras Reports:

Our guest speaker, Mark Andal from the Made in America stores was very informative. He now has 6,500 items for sale , all made in America. We also held our nominations and election. Due to business ventures I cannot serve another year as President. Mary Ann Kessler was elected as President. This was the only change in officers. I hope everyone will support our officers in the coming year as you have in the past years. Mary Ann Kessler reports, Auxiliary and new member Marching Unit Order Time! Saturday, April 12, 2-3pm, or Thursday, April 24, 7-8 pm. Please see me on these dates to place an order. Payment due with order. I hope everyone has a safe and joyous Easter. Please keep our troops and veterans in your prayers.


8th  -  General Meeting

15th  -  Board of Directors Meeting

22nd  -  Executive Board Meeting

24th  -  S.A.L. Meeting

Next Auxiliary Meeting

April 2th at  7:00 PM




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