American Legion Post 735

35 Legion Parkway
West Seneca
New York 14224

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

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American Legion Post 735


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Post 735 Newsletter
January 2017
Volume 17       Issue 01

Commander:   Ronald Puckett

Chaplain:   Ken Herkey 897-4578


Service Officer:   Tony Drzyzga 674-3224

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Commander's Message:

Commander Puckett reports:
    Happy New Year! I hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas. The weather was great for this time of the year. Now that 2017 is here, it is time to prepare our programs for the ensuing year. Any changes will be made at the annual Mid-Winter Conference in Albany at the end of the month and handed down to the Post in the Department. I would like to take this time to thank everyone who volunteered in the kitchen on Pearl Harbor Day. Everything went off fine. If any of the Post Officers or members of the Board of Directors ask for or need help please try to give them a hand. Thank you! Remember to keep our young men and women serving our beloved country throughout the Globe in your thoughts and prayers. I hope to see you at our next general membership meeting on the 10th.

    FYI: If someone is interested in a stationary high end bicycle for working out call Ron Puckett at 716.675-0756 or 716.998-1634.The Bike is free and the owner will deliver it to your home free of charge. Thank you.

Sick Call & Relief:

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

1st. Vice Commander PC:

Ed Tyczka reports:
    Where did the time go, can't believe is here. Letís hope that this year will be better than last, now that most of the political BS is over. We are at 472 paid up members as of this date, thank you to all who paid up, great job. The Post is in dire need of a weekend cleaning person or persons. The job would be Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The hours would be up to the cleaner as long as the job is done before opening at 12:00 Noon. If anyone knows of someone interested please get in touch with a Post officer. I would like to wish all a very happy and healthy New Year, say a prayer for the troops.

2nd Vice-Commander:

Katie McCarthy reports:
    Hi all, happy new year!! I wish you all great happiness and good health. Our childrenís Christmas party was wonderful. Iíd like to thank the Rosnerís and the Lake Erie Fly Fishermen for their generous contributions toward the event. Iíd also like to thank Kevin and Pam Galligan for representing Santa so well!! At this time we have nothing planned beyond the football games, would love to get your ideas and weíll help make a party out of it!Ē


Commander Mike McCarthy Reports:

    We have 214 members with 157 paid. 57 have outstanding dues.Please pay your dues; your Post privileges ended Dec 31st.Thanks to the members who took the time to make 31 veterans at The Garden Gate home feel a little better at Christmas. And a huge Thank You Mr. & Mrs. Santa for joining us (Kevin & Pam Galligan).50/60ís Dance with Vigilant fire Feb 4th, Tickets behind the bar. Questions to Frank Sandor, our Dance chairman, we could use your help. God Bless Our Active and Returning Troops.

    January 16th, 2017 is our next meeting at 7:35 pm

Color Guard Major

    No Report This Month

Board of Directors:

Chairman Dennis Kessler reports:

    Still work in progress in the basement with more plumbing problems due to feminine products flushed down the toilets again. We have posted signs along with receptacles placed inside stalls for any unflushable items. This should rectify this and stop are back up problems. We are also installing a water alarm that will be hooked up and monitored in the event of a backup the alarm will sound so the appropriate action can be taken with minimal damage and cleaning. Our Boy Scout troop is putting a second coat of paint on the walls in the basement and then rehanging items back on the walls to finish that project.

    We are currently looking for cleaners and bartenders. Both are paid positions at the post home. Bartenders must be a Post member. If you is interested in one of these positions, please leave your name and number with the bartender on duty. You will contacted with all the information, job description, responsibilities, and pay scale. With the a new calendar year here were almost half way through the 2016-2017 Legion year, please check your membership cards it should read 2017. If it doesn't you are delinquent. Please get you dues paid. The board of directors would like to wish are post family a very happy and safe new year. Please remember are troops both home and away that they may also have a happy and safe new year.

Legion Riders:

    No Report This Month

Auxilary President

Mary Ann Kessler Reports:

    Wishing all of our Post 735 families a Happy and Healthy New Year! Our meeting night is Wednesday January 4th, 2017 at 7 pm. If your membership is not paid you are now delinquent and are not eligible to participate in American Legion / Auxiliary functions. Please get your dues to 1st Vice Toni Kruger as soon as possible. Please contact Chaplain Kim Williams 674-7162 if you know of a member who has taken ill. Inclement weather on a meeting night call the Post to check if our meeting is canceled or check local TV stations if the Post is closed. Our Auxiliary Unit 735 and the Vigilant Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor the basket raffle at the SAL 735 and Vigilant Fire Co. 50ís dance February 4th at Vigilant fire hall. All proceeds going to both organizations youth scholarship funds. Crash Cadillac band will be playing at the dance. Our Unit is looking for gift basket, gift card and certificate donations for the raffle. Donations may be brought to the Auxiliary meeting Feb 1st or dropped off at out Post Home the day of the dance by 4 pm. American Legion Auxiliary Dept. of NY scholarship applications are available on the Depart of NY ALA website. All completed forms with cover letters must be received by Auxiliary President Mary Ann Kessler, 35 Legion Parkway West Seneca, NY 14224 by Feb. 1, 2017. Saturday nights our Post 735 has entertainment at 8 pm. Stop in for an enjoyable evening. God Bless Our Active and Returning Troops.


10th  -  General Meeting

16th  -  S.A.L. Meeting

17th  -  Board of Directors Meeting

24th  -  Executive Board Meeting

Next Auxiliary Meeting
January 4th at  7:00 PM

The Annual Changing of Colors will take place on Monday, January 9, 2017
at the West Seneca Town Hall at 7:00PM.

Assembly will take place at 6:45PM to prepare for the transfer of colors.

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

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