|Editor: Al Szaras 824-3054||E-Mail Address: email@example.com
|Chaplain: Ken Herkey 897-4578||Service Officer: Tony Drzyzga 674-3224
Commander Puckett reports:
March 15th-17th is the recognized anniversary period of the founding of The American Legion. It is also Community Service Month. At our March Membership Meeting, we will hold nominations of Post Officers for 2014-2015. If you are interested in running for an office, step up and be nominated.
We welcome new ideas and younger members to take over the leadership of our Post. Please give this some serious thought and I look forward to seeing you at our meeting on the 11th. Please remember our young men and women serving in harm’s way and say a prayer for their safe return home.
Sick Call & Relief:
Chaplain Ken Herkey reports:
Deceased Jim Cronin, Mike Hooley. God Bless Our Troops!
1st. Vice Commander PC:
Ed Tyczka reports:
We are at 526 paid up members for 2014. Still getting some members paying twice after getting the notice from national. Remember you 2014 membership card is your receipt for your dues. Remember the troops and say a prayer for them.
Kid's Day Chairman :
Jerry Johnson reports:
Kids Day is Tuesday April 29. We need all the help that we can get. The sign up sheet will be posted March 17 at the bar. We are still looking for a weekend cleaning person. If you are interested please contact me.
Katie McCarthy reports:
A big thank you to everyone who attended and donated to the NASCAR party. None of these parties could be a success without the help of so many wonderful people.
The proceeds will benefit local wounded warriors and our Post Home! We’re working on a smaller scale Easter party for the children and grandchildren of our Post. Information will be posted soon.
The Post will be home to the annual motorcycle and dice run that benefits homeless veterans on May 24th. Volunteers are needed for the many tasks that need to be done to make this another good year. Our next meeting is Thursday, March 6th at 7:30 PM.
Commander Frank Sandor Reports:
What a great time we all had at the 50/60’s dance!! We raised $2271.62 for Vigilant Fire Hall’s Scholarship Fund. Thank you to all the volunteers and guests for making this a successful night!! We will be selling Corned Beef Dinners (6.00), Corn beef and cabbage dinners ($8.00) and Rueben Sandwiches ($7.00) for St. Patrick’s Day at the post on Sunday March 16th from 2-5pm. Volunteers are needed to help serve.
Membership for 2013-2014: we have 27 past due members and we fell short 18 people from making our 100% goal. We have 129 paid members out of 162 and 15 new members. If you are past due, please get your dues in as your post benefits will be forfeited. Our monthly S.A.L. meetings are the third Monday of each month at 7:35pm. Attendance has been low due to the weather the last few months. Please attend upcoming meetings!
We are looking for more ideas as well as nomination of officers will begin in March. God Bless our Troops!
Color Guard Major
Pat Curtin Reports:
No Report Because There are no Winter meetings.
Board of Directors:
Pat Curtin Reports:
We have always kept our bar prices as low as possible for the benefit of all our members. We will continue to strive to keep our prices as low as possible. This means, of course, that we do not realize a lot of profit from bar sales. We do realize profit from the Queen of Hearts drawings and the Bell Jar tickets.
Please support your Post by buying these tickets!
Pat Curtin Reports:
We had our organizational meeting for the The Homeless Vets M/C Run on February 6th. It was very well attended and we made great progress. Our next meeting will be: Thursday, March 6th at 7:30 PM at the Post Home. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Walt Sez: Gee Officer I had to sneeze, sorry I changed lanes. How come youse guy’s pick on me huh? I always pay my bills & now I got a whopper of a ticket!!! Don’t you have anything better to do? I know the law. Well folks, why not practice what you preach.
Please join me on March 11th for an informative meeting. My guest is a very highly qualified man on things “albeit” Bring another member, please. Ciao.
Marianne Szaras Reports:
I would like to thank the members who braved the snow storm for our February meeting. Our March meeting is going to be a fulfilling one. We will be starting with nominations of officers. If you are interested in running for office please attend. We also will finally have our guest speaker from the Made in America store.
Dues are now delinquent. Please pay your dues at the post bar. If you know of anyone who has not paid yet, please give them a friendly reminder. Kids Day is coming up Tuesday April 29th and Jerry Johnson would like volunteers. I know from experience how rewarding this is. Please inform Kim Williams of any member who is ill. Please keep our Troops and Veterans in your prayers.
FYI: Don't have your Erie County "Thank-a-Vet" ID Card Yet. You will have an opportunity to apply for the Erie County ID Card on Thursday, March 13th. Apply between 1:00PM thru 3:30PM at American Legion Post 735. The Thank-a-Vet ID card will allow you discounts at hundreds of businesses and services in Erie County. Remember to bring your original DD-214 Discharge Papers!
IMPORTANT MARCH 2014 DATES:
11th - General Meeting
17th - S.A.L. Meeting
18st - Board of Directors Meeting
25th - Executive Board Meeting
Next Auxiliary Meeting
March 5th at 7:00 PM
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY
CORNED BEEF SANDWICHES AND DINNERS SUNDAY THE 16TH.