American Legion Post 735

35 Legion Parkway
West Seneca
New York 14224
U.S.A.

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


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American Legion Post 735

Newsletter


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Post 735 Newsletter
August 2014
Volume 14       Issue 8



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





Commander's Message:

Commander Puckett reports:

I hope you are enjoying the summer so far. At our July meeting we listened to a presentation on counterfeiting given by secret service agent John Torres. It was very informative any many questions were asked by the audience. Our attendance continues to be around 30 to 35 members and I thank you for that. Believe it or not that is considered a very good average for a Post with 548 members. Our Second Vice Commander Katie McCarthy has some upcoming events so be sure to stay informed by reading her message. We will vote to terminate the mailing of our monthly newsletter at the August meeting on the 12th. This cost saving measure will save us a lot of money. No members of the Post are compensated in any way, only the bartenders, cleaners and those who extensively volunteer for everything from cutting the lawns to administrative support. This is a unique situation among similar organizations. This is all due to the DECREASED REVENUE at the BAR and the BELL JAR MACHINES while not raising prices. If this passes, August will be the last mailing. The newsletter will then appear only on our Post website, www.americanlegionpost735.org . A few copies will be available at the bar for those who don’t have access to a computer. If you have any thoughts or comments on this matter, the meeting is the place to express them. There will be Stink and Drink on September 20th from 1PM till ???. Thank you. Stay safe and enjoy the rest of the summer!



Sick Call & Relief:

Chaplain Ken Herkey reports:

God Bless Our Troops!



1st. Vice Commander PC:

Ed Tyczka reports:

The 2015 membership cards are in. Members should start receiving notices from National to pay dues. Dues are $40.00 per year. Please pay your dues to our Post or pay on line, as soon as possible. Also please remember we are having a chicken BBQ on Sunday September 7, 2014, 1:00PM to 4:00PM, tickets are just $10.00 per dinner, the money goes to support the building fund, so let's have a good turn out. Our last chicken BBQ was a great success, we sold out, served 121 dinners and made approximately $700.00 for the building fund. Lets do better in September! Summer is flying by, pretty soon we will be crying about the cold weather and snow, so enjoy all the summer activities while you can. Say a prayer for the Troops.



2nd Vice-Commander:

Katie McCarthy reports:

Hi everyone, there are a lot of fun events coming up at the Post. We have signs and signup sheets for near term happenings, and we also post listings of things to come in the next few months. We’re doing all we can to have fun while we can, hope you can join us for something soon!



S.A.L.

Commander Dennis Kessler Reports:

We start our new legion year July 1st. Dues cards for new year are in. Stop in to Post home to pay your dues or mail them attention 1st Vice Frank. Your new card will be mailed to you. We have a lot planned for the new year. Support your Post. See you at the next meeting with more information.



Color Guard Major

Pat Curtin Reports:

On the Fourth of July, we marched in the Cheektowaga Independence Day Parade and we also marched at the Strykersville Parade on Saturday, July 12th taking prize money in both events. On Sunday, August 10th, we will be marching at the Veteran's Day at the Erie County Fair Parade.



Board of Directors:

Pat Curtin Reports:

We have to thank PC Bud Wohlfeil for arranging to have the parking lot sealed and striped. And, as every summer, we have to thank Janice and Ed Tyczka for all their hard work that keeps our outside grounds looking so well!



Legion Riders:

Pat Curtin Reports:

We continue to purchase “wish list” items for Altamont House from the proceeds of our Motorcycle Dice Run. We have had some good riding weather this season and we have been making the best of it by cruising beautiful Western New York! Thanks to Ride Captain Ron Kelly.



Walt Sez: Hope you are enjoying the summer. Stop by out next meeting and see what is happing at out Post.



Auxilary President

Mary Ann Kessler Reports:

The Veterans hospital in Buffalo is looking for donations of hotel size or trial size toiletries for ladies gift bags. We will collect items at our next summer social meeting August 6, 7:00PM. I hope everyone will join us for cold cuts, cheeses, limburger and onion sandwiches. Our ice cream social will also be on this night. Thank you ladies for all your peanut butter & jelly donations to the WS food bank. The Color Guard & Marching Unit will parade at the Erie County Fair on August Sunday 10, 1:00PM. Our regular meetings will resume in September, the first Wednesday of the month. Remember our service men & women in your prayers.





IMPORTANT AUGUST 2014 DATES:


5th  -  Color Guard. Meeting

12th  -  General Meeting






Next Auxiliary Meeting

NO MEETING IN JULY and AUGUST



August 10th - Veterans Day at the Fair

Enjoy Your Summer!

Stop by the Post For a Cool Summer Beverage



Support BBQ Thursdays !!



Visit www.wsvets.org for more veteran's news










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