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
December 2014
Volume 14       Issue 12

Commander:   Ronald Puckett

Chaplain:   Ken Herkey 897-4578


Service Officer:   Tony Drzyzga 674-3224

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Commander's Message:

Commander Puckett reports:
    Once again we are at the final month of 2014. The very first function will be our Pearl Harbor Day Observance on Sunday, December 7th. We will start at noon out on the front lawn of our Post Home. I look forward to a good turnout being that it falls on Sunday this year. The weather forecast at this point is dry and 45 to 50 degrees. Let’s hope that comes true. Following our program we will have our traditional chili inside. Christmas is a very special time and Carol and I wish you and your Family a very Merry Christmas. Also, there will be no Executive Committee Meeting on the 23rd. We will resume in January. I hope to see you at our regular membership meeting on the 13th. Thank you. May God Bless our young men and women serving our beloved country throughout the world!

    FYI: Polo shirts and windbreakers are still available. See any of our bartenders for details. Also, chili is still being served at our Post Home on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons. Lou and Jackie would appreciate all positive suggestions or feedback. Thanks.

Sick Call & Relief:

Chaplain Ken Herkey reports:
    Keep our troops in your prayers this upcoming Christmas Season!

1st. Vice Commander PC:

Ed Tyczka reports:
    As of 11-18-14, we are at 435 paid-up members. Great Work! Hope everyone is ready for the cold and snow. I'm not! Christmas is right around the corner, best wishes to all. Say a prayer for the troops.

Veterans Activities Chairman :

Jerry Johnson reports:
    Thank you to all that came out for the Veterans Day ceremonies at West Seneca West and West Seneca East High Schools. Remember our troops!

2nd Vice-Commander:

Katie McCarthy reports:
    The Children's Christmas Party will be on December 14th at the Post. Come join Santa and Mrs. Claus! The event starts at 1:00PM and ends at 3:00PM. There will be crafts and activities for the children, and snacks will be served. If you are interested in bringing your relative(s), please sign up with the bartender by December 5th. All persons are asked to bring a wrapped gift for each child; the value should not exceed $20. Wishing all of the members of our Post family a very Merry Christmas!!


Commander Dennis Kessler Reports:

    We have 102 paid members for 2015, 19 of them are new members. Welcome new members! Dues must be paid by December 31, 2015 or you are delinquent. Next meeting date is Thursday, December 18 at 7:35 pm. Important dates: February 7, 2015, 50-60 dance at Vigilant Fire Hall doors open at 7:00 pm, Band Crash Cadillac from 8:00pm til midnight. Tickets $15. single, $25. per couple. For ticket information contact Frank Sandor at 863-0369. February 22, 2015 Daytona 500 Party at our Post Home, 50-50's, Chinese auction. Donations for the Daytona Party auction are greatly appricieted. Save the dates for 2015 SAL meetings: Monday, January 19; Monday, February 16 and Thursday, March 19. All meeting times are at 7:35 pm. Support your Post Home.

Color Guard Major

Pat Curtin Reports:

    We participated in the West Seneca Veteran’s Day ceremony at the Walkway of Freedom on Veteran's Day. Join us at the Post Home for the Pearl Harbor Day ceremonies at noon on Sunday, December 7. Happy Holidays to all our Legion Family!

Board of Directors:

Pat Curtin Reports:

    They are calling it “Snowvember”. The terrible storm forced us to close the Post Home from Tuesday, November 18 until Sunday, November 23. It was a very difficult time for our members and our entire community. Special thanks go out to Ed Tyczka, Ed Pfeiffer and Marijoan Williams for shoveling like they were young again to clean up our entrances to allow us to open. Our Post Home will be closed as usual on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The Board of Directors wishes our entire Legion Family a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!

Legion Riders:

Pat Curtin Reports:

    The Western New York weather has forced us to put our motorcycles to bed for another winter! Let’s hope for an early spring with good riding weather to enjoy with our brother and sister Riders!

Auxilary President

Mary Ann Kessler Reports:

    Our Unit paid dues are at 65%. Thank you ladies! Those of you who haven't paid please get your dues to 1st Vice Toni Kruger by December 31,2014. After this date you will risk losing your Auxiliary privileges. We are collecting hats, mittens and gloves for our Post Home bar room Christmas Tree. Items will be given to the West Seneca food pantry the second week of December. Also canned soups, stews, mac & cheese, PB & jelly are being collected. Items will be distributed to needy families in the West Seneca community.

    Our Auxiliary Unit along with Vigilant Fire Auxiliary will be looking for baskets, gift card & gift certificates for the 50-60's dance on February 7th at Vigilant Fire Hall. Proceeds will benefit Post 735 and Vigilant Fire scholarship funds. Ladies, join us for our 1st meeting for 2015 on Wednesday, January 7th at 7:00 pm. To all of our Post 735 families: have a Very Merry Christmas! Remember our Vets in your prayers.

IMPORTANT December 2014 DATES:

2nd  -  Color Guard Christmas Party

9th  -  General Meeting

15th  -  S.A.L. Meeting

16th  -  Board of Directors Meeting

NO Executive Board Meeting for December

Next Auxiliary Meeting

December 3rd at  7:00 PM

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