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
June 2016
Volume 16       Issue 6

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 had a pleasant Memorial Day and a very busy weekend. Now it is time we begin to prepare for the upcoming Membership Year in Post 735. Also, June 14th is Flag Day. Due to the increasing manufacture of nylon all weather flags, we will once again not hold our Flag Disposal Service at our Post Home. All the flags we collected over the year have been taken to Forest Lawn Cemetery for proper disposal on Flag Day. This service will at 10:00 AM at the cemetery. All are welcome to attend. Look forward to seeing you at our Membership Meeting on the 14th. Enjoy the summer and stay tuned to the activities planned for the future at the Post Home and there about. Thank you and donít forget to fly ďOld GloryĒ on the 14th. Say a prayer for our troops serving throughout the globe!

    FYI: Stink and Drink will be held on Saturday, June 18th, from 1:00 PM – ? Come on out and fraternize will your fellow members and friends.

Sick Call & Relief:

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

1st. Vice Commander PC:

Ed Tyczka reports:
    Not too much to report this month, we are at 504 members, including six new members. The new membership cards should be coming out sometime this month or early July, and we will start all over again. Our GI party didn't get all the things done that we wanted to. We will re-set a date in the near future. The reason we couldn't get everything done was because the Post water we turned off, for the sewer work. Hopefully the outside work will be completed within the next month. PLEASE lets have more then fifteen members show up for the next GI party, there are over 800 members, counting all the groups that use the Post, pretty sad when only 15 show up for a work party.

2nd Vice-Commander:

Katie McCarthy reports:
    Hi all, hope to see you June 26th for the Post Chicken BBQ. Food is good and prices are very reasonable! Also, the golf outing is July 11th, sign your foursome up for a day of good fun!!


Commander Mike McCarthy Reports:

    We have 196 members. Still have 12 outstanding for 2016 New Legion year starts in July, Early bird is back July 1st to Oct 1st. Our golf Tournament is July 11th at Quiet Times, sign up at the bar. Roy Carpenter can answer your questions. Catamaran is August 21st look for details. We feature a variety of live music every Saturday night thru the end of June God Bless Our Active and Returning Troops.

    September 19th, 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:

Ron Kelly Reports:

    Thank you to our Post 735 Family for all your help with making our 10th Annual Homeless Veterans Motorcycle Awareness Run a success. Without the help of the Legion members, Sons of the Legion, and the Womenís Auxiliary it would not be possible to sponsor this event every year.

    Please make sure that you have made reservations at the Seneca Lodge, for our Legion Riders weekend set for August 12th. Contact Kevin Galligan at 570-0354 for information on this run.

    Riding season is upon us, we will be supporting the following fundraisers in June.

    First, the Orchard Park Legion Riders of Post 567 Motorcycle Blessing and Dice Run which will be held on June 4th. Meet at the post at 10:15am for ride to Post 567.

    Second, Wheatfield Legion Riders of Post 1451 Spring Dice which will be held on June 11th. Meet at Post at 10:45, KSU at 11:00 to Post 1451.

    Both of these Legion Rider Posts always support our Veteranís Run, and the last few years we have supported their fundraisers.

    Make sure Kevin Galligan has updated email for all Legion Rider members so you can be aware of runs that we schedule. Stay safe and be aware on the road!

Auxilary President

Mary Ann Kessler Reports:

    I would like to welcome my officers for 2016-2017. 1st Vice- Toni Kruger, 2nd Vice- Ann Connolly, Secretary- Sue Solly, Treasurer- Geri Courteau, Chaplain- Kim Williams, Historian- Diana Kniazuk and Sgt-At-Arms- Marian Dascomb. June 1st 7pm meeting night we will open up to the floor for fund raising ideas for the upcoming new Auxiliary year. I would like to thank all the ladies who volunteered at the area banks and Memorial day distributing poppies to our community. All the funds collected from Poppies will go to area Veterans. (our Unit VA & R fund) Awesome job Ladies!! We will also discuss at our June meeting how we will apply our funds to the veterans in the area. Please bring your ideas to the meeting. Stop out to cheer on Marching Unit 735 lead by our American Legion Color Guard. The Memorial Day Parade in West Seneca 10:00am step off. Saturday June 25, 1:00pm for West Seneca Community Days Parade. No meeting in the month of July. We will resume with a Social on Wed. August 3, 2016, 7:00PM pm. Enjoy the summer weather! God Bless our Veterans!


7th  -  Color Guard Meeting

14th  -  General Meeting

20th  -  Board of Directors Meeting

No Executive Board Meeting until September

Next Auxiliary Meeting

No June Meeting

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

West Seneca Community Days
June 24th and 25th

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