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
October 2018
Volume 18       Issue 10

Commander:   Ronald Puckett

Chaplain:   Ken Herkey 897-4578


Service Officer:   Tony Drzyzga 697-9084

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Commander's Message:

Commander Puckett reports:

    October begins to usher in our fall season, as well as pausing to reflect on Columbus Day. Hats off to Ed Tyczka and his membership team on a great start to the new year in recruiting. A second notice from National Headquarters should be arriving soon. If you have already paid your 2019 dues and receive a second notice, please disregard it! Your new dues card is your receipt. Please try to renew your membership in a timely manner, and not wait until the last minute to do so. Also, please remember to drive with care at Halloween time and watch out for our little “Trick or Treaters”. Please keep our young service men and women in your thoughts and prayers. I hope to see you at our next regular Membership Meeting on Tuesday, October 9th. Thank you.

Sick Call & Relief:

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

1st. Vice Commander PC:

Ed Tyczka reports:

    We are at 330 paid up members. The Early Bird Party will be Sunday, 11-18-18 from 1PM to 4:00pm. The party is open to all Legion Family members who pay their dues by 15 October 2018. We will have pulled pork sandwiches by Al Szaras, free draft beer, Coors and Labatts, free soda, $1.00 bottle beer and well drinks. The chicken BBQ was a success as was the tail gate party, too bad the Bills spoiled the day. Say a prayer for the Troops.

2nd Vice-Commander:

Katie McCarthy reports:

    Hi all, thank you to everyone who supported the Chicken BBQ and the Summer BBQ Thursdays, both events were a great success!! The Sons steak roast is coming up in November, hope to see you there. Also, the Bills are coming around and the games at the Post are proving to be a lot of fun to watch together. Yoga classes will be taking place on Thursday evenings in October if you’re able to make it. More events are being planned, if you have any ideas you’d like to see happen, please let a note for me with the bartender on duty.


Commander Mike McCarthy Reports:

    New Legion year has started, we have 97 paid to date. Let’s get your dues in Early Bird party will be November 18th. Variety Spaghetti dinner is October 14th; see Mark McMahon if you can help. Steak roast is November 3rd; Bob Saar is the event chair, we serve 3:00pm-6:00pm, there are a few guys out of town and we could use some help serving and cleaning tables. Sixteen guys at our last meeting keep up the great work and thanks. Music has returned on Saturday’s at 8 pm.

    God Bless Our Active and Returning Troops.

    October 15th, 2018 is our next meeting at 7:35 pm

Auxilary President

Mary Ann Kessler Reports:

    Please get your membership dues into 1st Vice Toni Kruger for the new year 2018-2019. To date we have 94 members paid. Our Unit membership goal is 227. Thank you to everyone who has already paid and qualifies for our early bird drawing taking place at our October 3rd meeting night. Tickets are now available for our Auxiliary Holiday Basket Raffle. This is our Auxiliary Unit’s main fund raiser. It would be wonderful if every member would sell at least 20 tickets. They are only one dollar per chance to win some awesome gift certificates and gifts. The drawing will be Sunday, December 9, 2018 at our Post home. Our Unit is collecting box tops for the West Seneca Schools. We are also collecting toiletry size soaps, shampoos, lotions, toothpaste etc. for the female Veterans health care bags. Please bring these items to the Unit meetings. Please do not leave items at the Post as this will clutter up under the shuffle board table.

    November 7th meeting night our Unit will collect cans of stew or soup for the West Seneca food pantry.

    Ladies if you are going to continue marching with our Unit or if you would like to join next year. Please contact Sue Solly at 716-361-6984. We will take orders for uniform items in the Spring of 2019.

    Please contact Chaplain Laura Little at 716-949-9815 if you know of a member who has taken ill.

    God Bless Our Active and Returning Troops.

Board of Directors:

Chairman Dennis Kessler reports:

    We will be installing rubber feet on the legs of the chairs in the bar area. This will make it easy to slide the chairs on the new floor without doing any damage too it. We have ordered 30 more new chairs for the back hall to replace the last of the older chairs. This will complete the switch to all new chairs upstairs.

    We are trying to have a mini G I party once a month at 9:00 am (coffee & plan are attack of day). Open to our legion family to do lite work around and inside the post. We will work from 9:30am – 11:30 am and then have an adult beverage after we’re done. 1st mini G I party will be Wednesday October 17th at 9:00 am. The coffee will be on and ready for everyone. All are welcome to help and your ideas and input are always welcome.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone at our post family Early Bird party in November.

    Pray for our Troops and God bless America.

Veterans Activities Chairman :

Jerry Johnson reports:
    No report this Month.

Color Guard Captain

Mark McMahon reports:

    The next meeting of American Legion Post 735 Color Guard will be on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Meeting starts at 7:35PM with refreshments following the meeting.

Legion Riders:

Ron Kelly Reports:

    No Report This Month

The American Legion will welcome Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and his staff to American Legion Post 735 on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 to issue “Thank a Vet” ID Cards to honorably discharged veterans. ID Cards will be processed from 1:00PM – 3:00PM at our Post. The Erie County Clerk’s Office “Thank a Vet” Discount Card carries with it significant benefits, with over 1,400 Erie County businesses signed up to voluntarily give discounts on purchases and services when card is presented to merchants. Veterans must bring their original discharge papers (ie: DD-214, DD256, NGb-22) to have documents recorded with the Erie County Clerk. Applications and pictures will be taken at the Post and then all paperwork will be taken and processed downtown. The original discharge papers and ID Discount Card will be mailed to the veteran.


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3rd  -  Auxiliary Meeting

9th  -  General Meeting

15th  -  S.A.L. Meeting

16th  -  Board of Directors Meeting

23rd  -  Executive Board Meeting

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