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
October 2015
Volume 15       Issue 10

Commander:   Ronald Puckett

Chaplain:   Ken Herkey 897-4578


Service Officer:   Tony Drzyzga 674-3224

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Commander's Message:

Commander Puckett reports:
    Commander's Message: October begins to usher in our fall weather, as well as pausing to reflect on Columbus Day. Hats off to Ed Tyczka and his membership team on a great start to the new year in recruiting. A second renewal notice from National Headquarters should be arriving soon. If you have already paid your 2016 dues and receive a second notice, please disregard it! Your new dues card is your receipt. Please try to renew your membership in a timely manner, and not wait until the last minute to do so. Also, please remember to drive with care at Halloween time and watch out for our little “Trick or Treaters”. Above all, please keep our service men and women in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.

    FYI: Chili will be starting up too this month. Look for the signs in the bar room.

Sick Call & Relief:

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

1st. Vice Commander PC:

Ed Tyczka reports:
    We now have 358 paid up members, great work thanks to all. On Sun. Oct 11th we will hold our "EARLY BIRD" party starting at 1:00PM. There is a Bills game that date. We will have pulled pork sandwiches, draft beer and pop. There will be bottled beer available for $1.00. The party will include paid up members of the Legion, Sons and Aux. Hope we get a good turnout. Say a prayer for the Troops.

2nd Vice-Commander:

Katie McCarthy reports:
    Hi everyone! The Bills season is underway and already exciting! Stop up to the Post on game day and share some cheers and snacks with your fellow Legion family members and guests. We’re going to change things up a little this year, instead of having a turkey roll off for Thanksgiving, we're going to have roll offs for Chocolate Cornucopias made by Park Edge Candy. Stop in and try your luck! On November 22nd we’re having our annual Legion Thanksgiving Dinner; turkey will be provided - all that is asked is that you bring a side dish or dessert to share. On December 13th there is going to be a Macaroni and Cheese Cook Off, it will coincide with the Ladies Auxiliary drawing for the Basket of Cheer. Sign up at the bar, entry fee is $5.00 (for prizes). Hope to see you all soon, go Bills and Sabres!!


Commander Mike McCarthy Reports:

    We have 65 paid members including 3 new. Drop off any Address changes to the Post. There is an early bird party October 11th for members paid by Oct 1st. Join us for a Spaghetti dinner to benefit Variety on Oct 25th. A Steak roast November 7th, we can always use some help at either event. We feature a variety of live music every Saturday night and we have Specials for Football Sundays at the Post. God Bless Our Active and Returning Troops.

    October 19th, 2015 is our next meeting at 7:35 pm.

Color Guard Major

Pat Curtin Reports:

    On Saturday, September 12th we marched at the Brant Indian Fall Festival Parade winning $100.00. The day sure looked like a rain-out when we met at the Post but we rode out to the reservation and had our parade and Memorial Ceremony without getting one drop of rain on us! I have resigned my leadership position in the Color Guard due to changes in my personal life. Please support whoever replaces me as you have supported me. It was really an honor for me to lead the best Color Guard in the county for the last eleven years!

Board of Directors:

Pat Curtin Reports:

    The Board increased beer prices effective September first. All liquor prices are under review and will be adjusted as needed. Work is starting on the sewer line replacement. I have resigned all my positions in the Post and Corporation as of October 1st due to changes in my personal life. Thank you for your support all these years and please continue to help and support your Board of Directors. They are all volunteers that work tirelessly so that we may have a viable Post business.

Legion Riders:

Pat Curtin Reports:

    We are finishing what proved to be a great motorcycle riding season! I’m hoping it is not quite done yet as the riding in Western New York in the fall can be absolutely beautiful. We took our donation of over $4,000.00 from our Motorcycle Dice Run to the homeless Veterans in transition at the Altamont House in Buffalo. I have resigned my position as secretary with the Rider’s Chapter due to personal changes in my life. Please continue to support our officers in all they do for our Chapter and our Post.

Auxilary President

Mary Ann Kessler Reports:

    YEA!! Over 50% of our members are paid!! THANK YOU! Ladies pay your Auxiliary dues for 2015-2016 by Saturday October 10, 2015 and enjoy an Early Bird party at our Post Home Sunday October 11, 2015. During the Buffalo Bills game in our back hall, 1:00pm – 4:00pm. The next Auxiliary meeting is Wednesday Oct 7, at 7:00pm. Our annual “Basket of Cheer” fund raiser tickets will go on sale this day. This is our Unit’s largest fundraiser, please do your best to selling tickets only $1.00 per chance. Donation liquor bottles can be brought to the Auxiliary meeting. The drawing will be held Sunday December 13, 2015 just in time for the holidays. Our October meeting we will also have 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 Unit did receive a female Veteran and her three children to help for this coming year. We have already started shopping for winter coats for the children. Plan on attending our meeting for more details. Our Auxiliary will have a Chinese auction during the SAL Steak Roast on Saturday, November 7th. We are looking for donations of gift cards, theme baskets, gift certificates or other items for the auction. Stop by the Post, help support our Legion. Remember all of our Veterans in your prayers.

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


6th  -  Color Guard Meeting

13th  -  General Meeting

19th  -  S.A.L. Meeting

20th  -  Board of Directors Meeting

27th  -  Executive Board Meeting

Next Auxiliary Meeting

October 7th at  7:00 PM

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