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
January 2019
Volume 19       Issue 01

Commander:   Ronald Puckett

Chaplain:   Ken Herkey 897-4578


Service Officer:   Tony Drzyzga 697-9084

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Commander's Message:

Commander Puckett reports:

    Happy New Year! I hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas. Now that 2019 is here, it is time to prepare our programs for the ensuing year. Any changes will be made at the annual Mid-Winter Conference in Albany at the end of the month and handed down to the Posts by Department. I would like to take this time to thank those who participated at our Pearl Harbor Day Program on December 7th. Everything went off fine. If any of the Post Officers or members of the Board of Directors ask for or need help please try to give them a hand. Thank you! Remember to keep our young men and women serving our beloved country throughout the Globe in your thoughts and prayers. I hope to see you at our next general membership meeting on the 8th.

Sick Call & Relief:

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

1st. Vice Commander PC:

Ed Tyczka reports:

    We are at 421 paid up members, hope to reach 500 for 2019. Planning to start working on the floor in the back room, the last week of January. Merry Christmas to all and hope 2019 will be a great year for everyone and a better year for our great Country. Say a prayer for the Troops.

2nd Vice-Commander:

Katie McCarthy reports:

    Happy New Year everyone! Our football Sunday events are being well attended. We have 4 televisions and show games all day! Were planning a Super Bowl party for the 3rd of February. Hope you can make it out to cheer on your favorite team and enjoy the company of our Legion family members!! Also hope many of you can make it to our annual NASCAR/Daytona 500 party. We have raffles and 50/50s. Proceeds will be split between supporting the Post home and a worthy Veteran cause.


Commander Mike McCarthy Reports:

    We have 225 members, 153 paid and 14 new. Our next events are the 50s dance on February 2nd, featuring Crash Cadillac, tickets are available at the bar. The NASCAR event is on the 17th of February. We could use some help at both events. Happy New Year!

Auxilary President

Mary Ann Kessler Reports:

    Our Unit has 184 paid members. Unit goal for 2018-2019 is 227 members. Members who have not paid are not eligible for participation in the American Legion. Send your dues into 1st Vice Toni Kruger and you will be eligible to participate.

    Our Basket raffle winners are 1st - Al Attea; 2nd - Bob Bapst; 3rd - Frank Sandor; and 4th - Jim Turner. Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you to everyone who sold and purchase tickets. This was a very successful raffle for our Auxiliary Unit. I would also like to thank Lakeside Funeral Home for their donation of the raffle tickets for this event. Thank you to Sandi White and Toni Kruger for chairing this raffle. Thank you Veteran family shoppers: Arlene Gajewski, Lisa Cudihy and Diana Kniazuk. Great job to all of the volunteers and the members who helped wrap all the gifts for the families. December was a very busy month for our Unit.

    ALA Department of NY scholarship applications and information is available on the Department website. Cover sheets must accompany each application. All applications must be turned into President Mary Ann Kessler by February 10, 2019 for our Unit review before submitting them to Erie County ALA.

    Saturday February 2, 2019 our Unit will have a basket raffle at the 50/60 Dance at Vigilant fire hall all proceeds going to West Seneca student scholarships. We are looking for gift card, basket or gift certificates donations for this raffle. The 735 SAL and the Vigilant Firemen are sponsoring this Dance, Crash Cadillac is the entertainment.

    Our unit will continue to collect Box Tops for West Seneca Schools and travel size toiletries for the VA throughout the year. These items can be brought to any of our meetings the 1st Wed. of each month.

    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.

    A Happy & Healthy 2019 New Year to all of our Post 735 families!

Board of Directors:

Chairman Dennis Kessler reports:

    We hope to have the new floor laid down by the end of January. The front and back hall will be tiled and also hope to have that done soon.

    We still meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month for the mini G I work detail. If you are free and would like to help out with small projects in and around the post, stop in. Coffee is on at 0830 hrs and detail starts at 0900 - 1100 hrs. Hope to see some new faces to help out on the mini G I detail.

    The B O D would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Safe New Year.

    God Bless Are Troops.

Veterans Activities Chairman :

Jerry Johnson reports:

    No Report This Month

Color Guard Captain

Mark McMahon reports:

    No Report This Month

Legion Riders:

Ron Kelly Reports:

    No Report This Month


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8th  -  General Meeting

15th  -  Board of Directors Meeting

21st  -  S.A.L. Meeting

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