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 2018
Volume 18       Issue 8

Commander:   Ronald Puckett

Chaplain:   Ken Herkey 897-4578


Service Officer:   Tony Drzyzga 697-9084

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Commander's Message:

Commander Puckett reports:

    I trust you are enjoying the summer so far. It is fleeting fast. Stay informed on what is going on at and around the Post. The next event will be Veterans Day at the Hamburg Fair on Sunday, August 12th. Our Color Guard is planning to march in the parade that day. I hope to see you there and also hope to see you at our next Membership Meeting on the 14th. Please plan to attend the meeting and share some quality time with your fellow members. Stay safe and enjoy the rest of the summer! Remember to keep our young men and women serving our beloved country throughout the globe in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.

    FYI: The Post Baseball Team finished ninth in the standings, and fell short of making the District Playoffs. We are looking forward to another season in the spring.

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 218 paid up members, great job, thanks to all who paid their dues. Please remember that if you have a 2019 card you are paid up for the year. We will have an "Early Bird" party sometime in October, for all members who pay their dues by October 1st. The golf outing was a huge success, everyone had a good time, along with lots of laughs and kidding. Thanks to Mike, Katie and Brian McCarthy for setting the whole thing up. Keep enjoying the great summer weather that we are having, before you know it the "White Stuff" will be on the ground. Say a prayer for the Troops.

2nd Vice-Commander:

Katie McCarthy reports:

    BBQ Thursday is going strong! Hope you can make it out to support the Post and enjoy other membersí company. Fall is right around the corner and a lot of fun events are being planned at this time. Will keep you posted! Also, checkout our Facebook page put together by Kevin Galligan, itís got some interesting information and fun pictures on it!


Commander Mike McCarthy Reports:

    New Legion year has started, Early bird is back, pay by October. Early Bird party will be announced at a later date. Catamaran is August 19th and is sold out again. Tailgate party is on September 9th. Variety Spaghetti dinner is October 14th, see Mark McMahon if you can help. Steak roast is set for November 3rd; Bob Saar is the event chair. Music will return on Saturday September 8th at 8:00 pm.

    God Bless Our Active and Returning Troops.

    September 17th, 2018 is our next meeting at 7:35 pm.

Auxilary President

Mary Ann Kessler Reports:

    Our new 2018-2019 membership cards are here. Dues are $25. for members and $8. for Jr's. Paid members by October 1, 2018 qualifies you for our earlier bird special. A drawing for your membership dues paid for the following year. Our 1st new year meeting is September 5th, 7:00 pm. I'm looking forward to seeing all of our members at this meeting. Please bring canned tuna for the West Seneca food pantry, the pantry has requested this item. Our unit will also be accepting monetary and gift card donations for our Holiday Unit raffle. The raffle date will be December 9, 2018.

    We are looking for as many Marching Unit members as possible to parade at Erie County Fair Sunday Aug. 12, step off is 1:00 pm.

    Please contact Chaplain Laura Little 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:

    Things are running smooth this summer with a few minor problems. We installed a new hot water tank to replace our old one that was leaking. The new tank is energy efficient and will supply us with the needed hot water for the post.

    We also updated our pop system with new seals, cleaned and serviced it as well.

    The post is very busy with meetings, and post events. So please check out all the posted events at the post so you don't miss one.

    Please support these great events and your post membership.

    God bless 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, August 7, 2018. Meeting starts at 7:35PM with refreshments following the meeting.

Legion Riders:

Ron Kelly Reports:

    No Report This Month


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