American Legion Post 735
Post 735 Newsletter
Volume 15 Issue 7
Commander: Ronald Puckett
Chaplain: Ken Herkey 897-4578
Service Officer: Tony Drzyzga 674-3224
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Commander Puckett reports:
July begins the star of the new Legion Membership Year and the First Dues Renewal Notices will be arriving soon. You will have approximately a full six months to renew your membership, so please make every effort to pay your dues before the end of the calendar year 2015.
July also signals the beginning of the summer and plenty of outside activities. Don’t forget to fly “Old Glory” on the fourth and say a prayer for all our service men and women stationed throughout the globe. I hope to see you at our meeting on the 14th and I thank you for your continued support at our monthly membership meetings and enjoy the summer!
Officers remember we have suspended our Executive Meetings until Tuesday, September 22nd.
Sick Call & Relief:
Chaplain Ken Herkey reports:
Say a prayer for our troops!
1st. Vice Commander PC:
Ed Tyczka reports:
Once again not too much to report, our final count is 533 paid up members, many thanks to all. The new cards should be coming out in the next couple of weeks. so we can start all over again. Enjoy the rest of the Summer and say a prayer for the Troops.
Katie McCarthy reports:
Hi everyone, I hope you’re enjoying your summer! Upcoming events at the Post are the July 6th Golf Tournament, as well as a Euchre Tournament in July and August. We’ll also be having our Moonlight Catamaran ride again in August.
Be sure to stop in and sign up for any of these events, we’d love to have you participate! The sign-up for all events is with the bartender on duty.
In the Fall we’re going to have another Chicken BBQ to support our Post home, and a Bills tailgate party to go along with all Bills games on TV at the Post. Tentatively, we are planning another mystery bus tour.
We’re always looking for other ideas/input from our members to ensure we consider all fun things to do for everyone, so please stop in and provide suggestions on how we can make this a place for everyone to enjoy!
Don’t forget that throughout the summer there’s a BBQ being served every Thursday from 5 to 8. Hope to see you there!
Commander Mike McCarthy Reports:
Happy summer, stop in and support the post and check out what’s upcoming, Chicken BB’Q’s, a variety of live music every Saturday night.
The first Euchre night was fun and we had 28 players; the next is July 15th and the 19th in August, sign up at the bar. Golf Tournament July 6th.
The Catamaran is in August. Our New Year for dues is starting and we will be implementing an early bird sign up Period that will have benefits, more info to follow.
God Bless Our Active and Returning Troops.
September 21st, 2015 is our next meeting at 7:35 pm.
Color Guard Major
Pat Curtin Reports:
Thanks to Major Joe Kretz for running the June Color Guard meeting for me while I was out of town. On Saturday, June 13th we marched in the Marilla Firemen’s Parade. For the first time in my memory, the town canceled the Community Days Parade that we were to march in on Saturday, June 27th.
It turned out to be a good call as it rained all day. On Saturday, the 4th of July we will be marching in the Cheektowaga parade. For the first time that parade will be stepping off at 11:00AM instead of the traditional noon step-off. Saturday, July 11th we will be marching in the Strykersville parade. Check the Post web site for more Color Guard information.
Board of Directors:
Pat Curtin Reports:
We have been dealing with sewer problems at the Post Home for the past month or so. I am not sure yet what the final outcome will be but we are looking at all options to repair/replace the line that has served us since 1960. I must give a special thank you to Mike Kandefer who has been working on our sewer problems and advising us along the way.
Work will begin in July on repairing the roof that sustained damage during the November storm. There will be limited access to the Post Home on Wednesday, July 22 when we will host the West Seneca PBA Run. There are no Board meetings scheduled for July and August. Let's all enjoy the summer!
Pat Curtin Reports:
Because of all the Volunteers from the Legion, Auxiliary, Sons and Riders, our Dice Run to benefit Homeless Vets was a huge success again this year. Our entire Legion Family was involved! We had 93 motorcycles and raised over $4,000 for this worthy cause.
A very special thanks to Ron Kelly and his wife Gail for taking charge and organizing this year’s event.
Mary Ann Kessler Reports:
Thank you to all of our Auxiliary volunteers who distributed Poppies at area banks and the Memorial Day Parade. We had our best year ever with all donations collected going to our VA&R fund. It’s not too late to pay your dues for 2015. Send or drop off your dues attention 1st Vice Toni Kruger.
Our unit won two awards this year for reaching our membership goals throughout the year. Let’s make our year end goal of 100%. Change of address or phone numbers can also be given to Toni. Unit officers for 2015-2016 are 1st Vice Toni Kruger, 2nd Vice Gayle Liggett, Treasurer Rosemary Ebert,
Secretary Sue Solly, Chaplain Kim Williams, Sergeant at Arms Marian Dascomb and Historian Diana Kniazuk. Our next meeting is Wednesday June 3, 2015 at 7:00pm. This will be our last regular meeting before the summer break. (Peanut Butter & Jelly collection night for the West Seneca food pantry
summer vacation). Please bring your suggestions for Veterans holiday donations for the upcoming year. We also need ideas for a summertime Auxiliary meeting night gathering Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 7:00pm. Marching Unit season is upon us. Join us as we follow our Post 735 Color Guard in local community parades. Look for posting on parade dates through the summer, and messages from Captain Sue Solly. Remember to contact Chaplain Kim if you know of a member who has taken ill. Stop in to our Post, take a rest and enjoy a refreshing beverage. We are always looking for smiling faces who are eligible to join our Auxiliary! Remember all of our Veterans in your prayers. h at 10:00AM. Our Unit will be collecting jars of peanut butter & jelly for the West Seneca Food Pantry kids summer vacation, so please bring them to the June 3rd meeting.
Happy Mother’s day Ladies! Remember our Veterans in your prayers.
IMPORTANT July 2015 DATES:
7th - Color Guard Meeting
14th - General Meeting
21st - Board of Directors Meeting
No S.A.L. Meeting in July
No Executive Board Meeting in July
Next Auxiliary Meeting
NO Auxiliary Meeting in July
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