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
February 2016
Volume 16       Issue 2

Commander:   Ronald Puckett

Chaplain:   Ken Herkey 897-4578


Service Officer:   Tony Drzyzga 674-3224

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Commander's Message:

Commander Puckett reports:
    February is Americanism Month. It is also the month we remember “The Saga of the Four Chaplains”, who gave up their life jackets to the crewmen aboard the U.S.A.T. Dorchester and went down with the ship on that fateful morning, February 3, 1943 in World War II. Also be sure to remember the observances of Lincoln’s and Washington’s Birthdays. I hope to be back from my illness convalescence some time during the month. I look forward to seeing you then. Please continue to keep our young service men and women in your prayers. Thank you.

    FYI: We are going to send Ed Tyczka’s Grandson, Ben Sokolowski to Boys State this coming summer. More information to follow on this.

Sick Call & Relief:

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

1st. Vice Commander PC:

Ed Tyczka reports:
    Membership is at 477 paid up for 2016. Still getting members asking about notices from National. Remember if you have a 2016 membership card you are paid up, DISREGARD any notices from National. WE have the Super Bowl party coming up along with the NASCAR Daytona party, hope everyone can join us and support the Post. Say a prayer for the Troops.

2nd Vice-Commander:

Katie McCarthy reports:
    Pinochle is now being played on Wednesday from 1:00PM-5:00PM at the Post. Drop in and play! The Son’s sponsored 50/60’s dance is Feb. 6th. Tickets on sale at the post, or at the door, $15 for an individual and $25 for a couple. Our annual NASCAR party is the 21st of Feb., party starts at noon, race starts at 1:00PM. There will be prize baskets and 50/50s to try your luck at, and there will be drink specials throughout the afternoon. Proceeds are split evenly between a worthy veterans organization and the post home. Hope you can make it out, it’s a lot of fun!!


Commander Mike McCarthy Reports:

    We have 192 members including 16 new. Still have 32 not renewed. 50’s Dance is the 6th of Feb. $25 a couple $15 a single Available at the door. Our next event is the NASCAR Party on February 21st looking for donations. And some help. Join us for the Super Bowl. Bring a dish to pass. Pizza provided before the game, drink specials for the game. We feature a variety of live music every Saturday night. God Bless Our Active and Returning Troops.

    February 15th, 2016 is our next meeting at 7:35 pm.

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:

    Our next meeting night is Wednesday Feb. 3 at 7 pm. If you signed up to bring a basket or gift card for the 50/60 Dance Saturday 6,2016, please bring them to our meeting. Our Unit now has a junior student for the Girls state conference in June of this year. Auxiliary members when paying your dues online, please make a copy and email to 1st Vice Toni Kruger at Our Unit is not always receiving notifications of online payments. If you know of any members who have taken ill please call Chaplain Kim Williams ( 716- 867-2928 ) Sunday Feb. 21 is the Post 735 Daytona 500 Party. Stop in for an exciting afternoon filled with raffles, 50/50, food specials, drink specials and of course the Race! Donations for the raffles are welcome. Happy Valentine's Day! Remember our Veterans in your prayers.

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

IMPORTANT February 2016 DATES:

9th  -  General Meeting

15th  -  S.A.L. Meeting

16th  -  Board of Directors Meeting

23rd  -  Executive Board Meeting

Next Auxiliary Meeting

February 3rd at  7:00 PM

Check the Calendar of Events for the Saturday Night Entertainment Lineup for 2016

Daytonia 2016 races

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Please support our Donors that help defray the cost of this Web Page

LTs Subs and Pizza

Stets Metal Art

Szaras Family Catering

Evans Bank

Curtin Funeral Home

Century 21

Buchers Ceramics Unlimited

Rainbow Collison

Eileens Centerview Bakery

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Rockys Cleaners

Park Ridge Auto Care

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