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
July 2018
Volume 18       Issue 7

Commander:   Ronald Puckett

Chaplain:   Ken Herkey 897-4578


Service Officer:   Tony Drzyzga 697-9084

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Commander's Message:

Commander Puckett reports:
    July begins the start of the new Legion Membership Year and the first renewal notices will be arriving soon. You have approximately a full six months to renew your membership, please make every effort to pay your dues before the end of the calendar year 2018. 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 world. I hope to see you at our meeting on the 10th and I thank you for your continued support at our monthly meetings. Enjoy the summer! Officers, remember we have suspended our Executive Meetings until September. Please keep informed on what is going on at and around the Post. Katie McCarthy has some things you may be interested in. See you on the 10th. Thank you.

Sick Call & Relief:

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

1st. Vice Commander PC:

Ed Tyczka reports:
    Well, here we go again. I received the 2019 Membership cards. Everyone will probable receive a dues notice from National any time now. I will start sending the new cards out next week, after receiving payment, which will be the same as last year, $40.00. Please remember entertainment the third Saturday of July and August, GD ROSE performs, also the Thursday night cookout at the Post Say a prayer for the Troops.

2nd Vice-Commander:

Katie McCarthy reports:
    No report this Month.


Commander Mike McCarthy Reports:

    No report this Month.

Auxilary President

Mary Ann Kessler Reports:

    August 1st at 7:00pm we will have a social night with tacos and ice cream. Please contact 2nd Vice Sandi White if you plan on attending by July 23, 2018 (716-491-0930). We are looking for an attendance count to assure enough food. Membership cards for the 2018-2019 new year will be available at the social. Dues are now $25.00 for members and $8.00 for Juniors. Get your membership paid by October 1st and get a chance to win a paid membership for the following year 2019-2020. Your card will be stamped for this early bird special. Members are welcome to bring a guest who qualifies to join our Auxiliary Unit. See the notice in our Post bar room.

    Thank you to everyone who donated PB & Jelly to the WS food pantry. 25 jars were collected! The WS food pantry is looking for cans of Tuna, if you can donate please bring to our September 5th meeting night. Our Unit will also hold our annual Holiday Gift Card raffle with a Buffalo Bills cooler and other items. Auxiliary members may make a donation to the purchase of gift cards or donate a gift certificate or items for the raffle. The Raffle date will be December 9, 2018.

    We are still looking for volunteers for the VA in Batavia Nursing Home BBQ luncheon. It’s a fun and rewarding event to serve our Veterans, from 11 am – 2:30 pm. Sign up at the social.

    Stop out and Cheer on our Legion 735 Color Guard and Auxiliary Marching Unit! Upcoming parades are July 4th, Cheektowaga Town Park, step off noon; July 7th, Strykersville, step off 7:00 pm; Marilla Town Parade, July 14, step off 6:00 pm. Save the date for Marching at Erie County Fair Sunday, August 12, step off 1:00 pm. See Marching Unit Captain Sue Solly for more details (716-361-6984).

    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.

    God Bless Our Active and Returning Troops.

Board of Directors:

Chairman Dennis Kessler reports:

    The B.O.D. would like to thank the following:

    Mike Kanderfer for cutting out and installing a floor drain in the walk in cooler. This drain will make it easier to clean out the cooler from spills and tapping of the kegs.

    D & G Welding for measuring, cutting the steel, installing the floor, welding it into place along with a new ramp to make it easier for beer deliveries.

    Brandon and Benton Kessler for emptying and refilling the walk in cooler with all the beer cases, kegs and food stored in the cooler.

    Thank you to post membership for their patience during this work with the refrigerated trailer in the parking and no draft beer for a few days.

    The bumpers in the parking lot will be painted soon. Do to the weather and so many events at the post it's has been hard to get it done.

    We are still in the process of replacing chairs and tables in the main hall.

    After the summer we would like to have a work detail 1 day a month for a few hours both inside and outside to fix and update were we can. If you would be interested in helping out please leave your name and phone number so we can pick a day that would be good for everyone. We would meet for coffee in the morning and then start on projects.

    If anyone has any suggestions or comments please put it in writing and place it into an envelope addressed to the B.O.D. and it will be addressed at the next meeting.

    Thank you to everyone for helping and supporting the Post!!!!!! We are a very active Post thanks too you .......

    God bless are Troops and return them home safely to their loved ones. 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, July 3, 2018.

Legion Riders:

Ron Kelly Reports:

    Happy 4th of July to all! If anyone has suggestions for any rides this season, please contact Ron Kelly or Kevin Galligan so they can be scheduled. Check your emails for any information about rides, meetings, etc. concerning the Legion Riders. Say a prayer for all our troops!


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10th  -  General Meeting

24th  -  Board of Directors Meeting

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