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Legion meeting is Wednesday

Dunkirk Memorial American Legion Post 62 monthly meeting will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Chicken Wing night at the Post is every Thursday from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

To be a member in good standing, 2021 dues can be paid either at the Post, mailed to 211 Central Avenue, or online at mylegion.org. Call John Miga at 680-2377 with any questions or concerns. Post 62 continues to follow New York state COVID-19 guidelines to keep employees and members safe.

Sons of American Legion meets

The Squadron 59 Sons of the American Legion committee met recently.

Attending were Rod Dziduch, commander, Larry Fiorella, adjutant and finance officer, Rick Holly, Rick MacDonald, Legion Advisor to the SAL, Dave “Duper” Winchell, second vice commander, and Doug McPherson, first vice commander. Excused were David Dengler and Tom Muldowney.

The minutes from December were read to the committee. A motion was made by McPherson to accept; seconded by Holly and passed unanimously. Dziduch spoke with Kirk Tyler, SAL county and district finance and he requested that Squadron 59 SAL re-issue last year’s dues checks. Tyler was unable to locate the one from last year.

Cassadaga’s SAL held a chicken barbecue fundraiser and it did very well. Fiorella said the bank reconciliation was passed out. Fiscal 2021 profit and loss statement was passed out. A motion was made by McPherson to accept reports, seconded by Winchell and passed unanimously. McPherson on membership noted 15 more dues were collected to send in. There are 62 members paid year to date. Holly motioned to accept, MacDonald seconded and it was passed unanimously.

A letter including a donation request from Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels was deferred until a later date. Fiorella will address a letter from district and county for dues remittance.

The next meeting will be held Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at post 59, 156 E. Main St., Fredonia.

Blood drive in Silver Creek on Friday

SILVER CREEK — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church, 60 Buffalo St., Silver Creek. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. To make an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767.

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