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
December 2023
Volume 23       Issue 12

Commander:   Ronald Puckett

Chaplain:   Ken Herkey 716-671-2797


Service Officer:   Tony Drzyzga 716-697-9084

    American Legion Post 735 will host its 35th Annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Service on Thursday, December 7, 2023. The service will commence at 12:00pm (noon) on the grounds in front of the Post. Our guest speaker this year will be Erie County Clerk Michael P. “Mickey” Kearns. Please join us for refreshments and chili following the ceremony.

    New Year’s Eve Dinner – Sunday, December 31st
    Seating will be pre-paid on a first-come, first-served basis. Dinner will be hosted by Tony’s Catering. Times and pricing will be announced later. Check back to this newsletter for more information when it becomes available.

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Fish Frys are back on Friday Night! Join your host, Tony’s Catering for a delicious dinner. 4:00pm - 7:30pm

Commander's Message

Commander Puckett reports:

    We got our first taste of winter and have lots more to look forward as we get ready for our long winter season. Join us at our Post Home on Thursday, December 7th for our annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Service at Noon. The service will take place on our front lawn. Chili and refreshments will follow. Join us for our month Membership Meeting on Tuesday, December 12th. It is a great opportunity to see what your Legion Post does. Carol and I would like to wish everyone and their families the Merriest of Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Looking forward to a great 2024!

Sick Call & Relief

Chaplain Ken Herkey reports:

    Say a prayer for our troops!

1st. Vice Commander PC

Dan Lagoda reports:

    Membership is currently at 254 paid members. Membership renewals from National are still being mailed to your home, so disregard these mailings if you have already paid your 2024 dues.

    Stay safe.

2nd Vice-Commander

Jerry Johnson reports:

    Diamond Sound with Linda Dee will be performing Tuesday, November 21st from 2:00pm-5:00pm and Tuesday, December 19th from 2:00pm-5:00pm. Join us for a good time and good music!

    Annual Kid’s Christmas Party on December 3, 2023. Party runs from 11:30am – 12:30pm


Commander Bob Saar reports:

    The Son's have 166 PD members to date with 93 outstanding please get your dues in by the 2nd week of December as the per capital is going up Jan 1st. Don't forget our annual dance at Vigilant Fire Hall February 3rd, 2024. Hope to see you there.

Auxiliary President

Liz Kuciel reports:

    No Report This Month

Board of Directors

Chairman Dennis Kessler reports:

    The Kitchen is open on Fridays for Fish Fry's. Stop in to see and say Hi to our new Caterer, Tony, and his staff and have a dinner.

    We took delivery of our new commercial freezer for the kitchen. We will be replacing all the kitchen cabinets with custom commercial cabinets. Thanks to Shell Feb; they measured, will fabricate and then install the new cabinets along with a new countertop in the next few weeks.

    Roy & Jim will be removing the old cabinets and counter top and preparing for the install. The Kitchen will remain open during this work. It should take 1 long day to install everything.

    We also installed a new water filtration system for the ice machine.

    Please check the board for upcoming events, the work detail dates and times.

    The Board of Directors Wish Everyone a Safe and Joyful Christmas Holiday & a Great New Years.

    God Bless Our Troop's and God Bless America!

Veterans Activities Chairman

Jerry Johnson reports:

    No Report This Month

Color Guard Captain

Mark McMahon reports:

    Color Guard Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 5th at 7:35pm.

    Pearl Harbor Remembrance Service in front of our Post on December 7th at 12:00pm (noon).

Legion Riders

Ron Kelly reports:

    No Report This Month

IMPORTANT December 2023 DATES:

5th  -  Color Guard Christmas Party

6th  -  Auxiliary Meeting

12th  -  General Meeting

18th  -  S.A.L. Meeting

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