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
August 2017
Volume 17       Issue 08

Commander:   Ronald Puckett

Chaplain:   Ken Herkey 897-4578


Service Officer:   Tony Drzyzga 697-9084

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Commander's Message:

Commander Puckett reports:
    I trust you are enjoying the summer so far. It is fleeting fast. Stay informed on what is going on at and around the Post. The next event will be Veterans Day at the Hamburg Fair on Sunday, August 13th. Our Color Guard is planning to march in the parade that day. I hope to see you there and also hope to see you at our next Membership Meeting on the 8th. Please plan to attend the meeting and share some quality time with your fellow members. Stay safe and enjoy the rest of the summer! Remember to keep our young men and women serving our beloved country throughout the globe in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.

    FYI: The Post Baseball Team finished first in the South Division of the regular season, but fell short in the District Payoffs. Good job boys. We look forward to another great season in the spring.

Sick Call & Relief:

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

1st. Vice Commander PC:

Ed Tyczka reports:
    We are now at 211 paid memberships, great work keep'em coming. The boat ride is sold out as usual, should be a lot of fun, hope that we have good weather. Remember the chicken BQ Sept.17th and the cook-outs on Thursdays. Come out and support the Post. Say a prayer for the Troops.

2nd Vice-Commander:

Katie McCarthy reports:
    Hello all, we have no events planned for the months of July and August. If you get a chance, please support the Thursday night BBQs at the Post. The food is good and also inexpensive! Have a great summer!!


Commander Mike McCarthy Reports:

    No report this Month.

Auxilary President

Mary Ann Kessler Reports:

    Our Membership cards for 2017- 2018 are here! Dues are $20. and $6. for junior members. You will be eligible for a free membership for the following year 2018-2019 if you are paid by October 1st, this is our Early Bird special. You can also pay for dues that have not been paid from last year along with the new year. Sunday August 27 is the Batavia VA Nursing Home Luncheon BBQ for the Veteran residents, time 11 am 2 pm. We are looking for Volunteers to help out. Its a great afternoon spent with our Veterans! Keep saving the box tops for the West Seneca schools, bring them to any of our meetings. If any of our Unit members do any volunteer service for the Veterans or the Community please let me know your hours spent along with description of the activity and mileage if applicable. If you know of a member who has taken ill please call or text Chaplain Laura Little 716-949-9815. Marching Unit update from Captain Sue Solly: Next Parade is the Erie County Fair Sunday August 13, Step off is 1 pm on the race track. Contact Sue with any questions 716-361-6984. Wednesday Sept 6, at 7:00PM is our 1st regular meeting for the new year. God Bless Our Active and Returning Troops.

Board of Directors:

Chairman Dennis Kessler reports:

    No report this Month.

Color Guard Captain

Mark McMahon reports:

    No report this Month.

Legion Riders:

Ron Kelly Reports:

    Our annual weekend motorcycle run is the weekend of August 26th. Anyone interested in going please contact Kevin Galligan or Ron Kelly ASAP for information on the ride and room information. In July, we disbursed some of the proceeds from our annual Veterans fundraiser held Memorial Day weekend for the past eleven years. We presented a check to Paul Rudnicki of the organization VALOR, which provides food to veterans in need, in the amount of $4500.00. Please check the bulletin board and read the thank you letter from VALOR for our donation.

    We also presented a check to Kevin Lange in the amount of $500.00 which is used to buy small toolkits for veterans in a program through Hectors Hardware on Clinton Street that teaches veterans small engine repair on lawnmowers and snowblowers. This program is approved by WNY Heroes, Inc., and Kevin donates his time to teach this class.

    Please be safe riding and watch your emails for upcoming rides in August.


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