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 2015
Volume 15       Issue 8

Commander:   Ronald Puckett

Chaplain:   Ken Herkey 897-4578


Service Officer:   Tony Drzyzga 674-3224

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Commander's Message:

Commander Puckett reports:
    I hope you are enjoying the summer so far. It is fleeting fast. Stay informed on what is going on at and around the Post. Be sure to read our Second Vice-Commanderís message for upcoming events that might interest you. The next event will be Veterans Day at the Hamburg Fair on Sunday 16th. Our Color Guard is planning to march in the annual parade that day. I hope to see you there! I also hope to see you at our Membership Meeting on Tuesday, August 11th. Please attend the meeting and share some quality time with your fellow members. Stay safe and enjoy the rest of the summer! Thank you.

    FYI: The Post Baseball Team won the District Championship and is heading to Utica for the State Tournament on Monday, July 27th. Good Luck Boys!!

Sick Call & Relief:

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

1st. Vice Commander PC:

Ed Tyczka reports:
    KEEP'EM COMING! We are at 277 paid up members to date, great job. Enjoy the hot weather, it will be snowing before we know it. Say a prayer for the Troops.

2nd Vice-Commander:

Katie McCarthy reports:
    Hi everyone! Hope youíve been enjoying your summer! Barbeque Thursdays have been well attended, if you get a chance, stop by and enjoy some good food and a cold drink with your fellow Legion family members. Our last Euchre tournament for the summer is August 19th, if youíre interested stop in and sign up with the bartender. Fall will be filled with Bills events, including a tailgate party for the opening home game. Hope you can join us and make it even bigger and better than past years!


Commander Mike McCarthy Reports:

    Happy summer, stop in and support the post and check out whatís upcoming, We feature a variety of live music every Saturday night. Our New Year for dues is starting and we are implementing an early bird sign up period that will include a party for members, we have 41 paid members to date. Euchre nights have been well attended the last for the summer is on August 19th sign up at the bar. The Catamaran is August 16th. God Bless Our Active and Returning Troops.

    September 21st, 2015 is our next meeting at 7:35 pm.

Color Guard Major

Pat Curtin Reports:

    We won 1st place in our division at the Marilla Parade! On Saturday, the 4th of July we marched in the Cheektowaga Independence Day Parade. On Saturday, July 11th we marched in the Strykersville Firemenís Parade where we were admirably led by Ed Pfeiffer!. On Sunday, August 16th we will be marching in the Veteranís Day Parade at the Erie County Fair. Check the Post web site for more detailed Color Guard information.

Board of Directors:

Pat Curtin Reports:

    The two Runs our Post hosted this summer went very well and demonstrated to the public our core value of community service. We apologize to any members that experienced inconvenience because of these runs. The repair work has started on the Post Home roof which was damaged by the November snow storm. And, as every summer for the last number of years, we have to thank Janice and Ed Tyczka for all their hard work that keeps our outside grounds looking so well! Ed says the new mower is working out well and even got his picture in the Buffalo News!

Legion Riders:

Pat Curtin Reports:

    We have about 10 rooms reserved for our ride to the 1000 Islands. We will be riding up on Saturday, August 22 taking the scenic route along Lake Ontario. We will spend Saturday night and Sunday night at Captain Thompsonís Resort in Alexandria Bay and then ride back on Monday. If you would like more information or would like to accompany us on a bike, trike or cage, call me at 675-2241.

Auxilary President

Mary Ann Kessler Reports:

    Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM, our Unit will have a luncheon and Ice cream social for our Auxiliary members and ladies who are eligible to join our Unit. If you are a mother, wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, or grandmother of a member of the American Legion or a deceased veteran who served in the United States Armed Forces during war eras you are eligible to join our Auxiliary Unit 735. Stop in that evening and meet our officers and members. We will be accepting new membership applications as well as dues payments for this year and the new 2015-2016 year. I hope to see all of our members and some new smiling faces! Sunday August 16, is the Veterans Parade at the Fair, step-off is 1:00 PM. Come out to the Erie County fair and cheer on our Legion 735 Color Guard and Marching Unit. Your membership card will get you into the fair for free on this day. Our regular meetings will resume on the 1st Wednesday of the month starting September 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Stop in to our Post help support our Legion. Remember all of our Veterans in your prayers.


4th  -  Color Guard Meeting

11th  -  General Meeting

18th  -  Board of Directors Meeting

No S.A.L. Meeting in August

No Executive Board Meeting in August

Next Auxiliary Meeting

NO Auxiliary Meeting in August

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