American Legion Post 690
April 2024 Newsletter

Post 690 Club Room
Is Open 6 Days a Week
Monday - Closed
Tuesday to Thursday - 1pm to 11pm
Friday & Saturday - 11am to 1am
Sunday - 11am to 11pm
Welcome Spring!!!

As our Post 690 families look ahead to Summer, we should all take some time to recognize the success of the Fish Fry, Bingo, a noticeable uptick in Hall rentals, and an increase in patronage of the Club Room. All of this is a result of our Family members and dedicated volunteer’s hard work and Committee planning.
Additionally, we should also recognize the incredible staff of our professional bartenders and cleaners who do so much to make Post 690 the welcoming place it is. 
THANK YOU!!!

Mark Cramer - Commander Post 690

Veteran's Movie Night

Monday, April 22nd

This month we will show two segments of the Apple Tv+ series Masters of the Air which is based on aircrews of WW-2.
 
Food, drinks and fellowship starting at 5pm.
The movie begins at 6:30pm.

It's All Free!

All Veterans are invited.
Legion member or not.
Bring a guest veteran with you.
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Click for a preview of this month's movie.
Club Room

We have drink specials, video gaming, free popcorn and lots of friendly people. Open to the public.

April Specials


$1 Jello Shots - Strawberry Champagne
$1 Pudding Shots - Drunken Mocha and Raspberry Cream
Video Gaming at Post 690

Come out to the post and try your luck.

The Club Room is a great place to meet up with friends and family.
We are open to the Public, members and non-members.

Click on the link to find out about upcoming events.

April 23rd to April 30th, 2024

Post 690 will be taking donations for Veterans Exiting Homelessness.
All items must be new.
All donations help Veterans get settled into an apartment or house.
Let's fill the pod this year!
Post 690 had some Veterans attend the 2024 NSDAR Joint Meeting in Lake Barrington Shores on March 19th. This event Honored Our Vietnam Veterans. Thank you for your service!
Mark Cramer
Bill Borndahl
Bill Leap 
Cliff Hall

Show your support for our military children this April

Military children are strong, resilient, and supportive individuals who face many challenges and unique experiences due to their parents’ military service. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, there are more than 1.6 million military children in the United States. These kids encounter trials and tribulations that are often invisible and unacknowledged. 

To show military children our gratitude and recognize their bravery, April is dedicated as Military Child Appreciation Month, officially known as the Month of the Military Child (MOMC). Created in the mid-1980s, military support organizations use the month to honor the sacrifice and commitment our military children make every day. 

In addition to April focusing on military children, there is also a specific day to honor them — Purple Up! Day — April 15, 2024. On this special day, people are encouraged to wear purple as a symbol of support for military kids. Purple symbolizes the combined colors of the branches of the military — Army green, Marine Corps red, Navy blue, Air Force blue, and Coast Guard blue. Purple Up! Day raises awareness of the unique challenges faced by military children, including frequent moves, deployments, and separations from loved ones. This day also serves as a reminder that these young heroes face obstacles not experienced by their civilian peers.


"In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.."
— Mark Twain

Erica Bartnicki and Jill Robertson
Co-Presidents, Post 690 Auxiliary
Payday Raffle Winners

 Congratulations to the Payday winners in March
March 1st #493-$50
March 8th #360-$50
March 17th #331-$200
March 16th #416-$50
March 22rd #475-$50
Mach 29 #275-$50

April 2024 winners will be posted after the April Auxiliary Meeting.
Winners will be posted in the May Newsletter and on the board in the Club Room.
BINGO NIGHT
Come out for a night of fun. Saturday, April 13th and 27th..
Doors open at 6 pm with the Early Bird Game at 6:30 pm.
Bring your adult family and friends. Win cash prizes.
Full cash bar. Video gaming and strip cards available in the Club Room.
Must be 21 years or older.
DPBA hosts Swing into Spring

:Friday May 3, 2024 5-9pm


The DBPA is excited for the 2nd annual spring event! No major changes from last year, except that the event is back on FRIDAY night 
Purchase a "passport" for $10. The purchase of a passport automatically gets you entered into winning a grand prize basket of Gift Cards from participating businesses. 

You can also win individual store prizes if you get their passport stamped at that business. 

You need to turn in your passport at the last store you visit, so that you can be entered to win the grand prize and/or a prize from that store. 


SINGO DE MAYO
Saturday, May 4th at Post 690

Need A Great Spot For A Party or Event?
The Post 690 Club Hall just might be the spot for you.
Take a look at what we have to offer at a really attractive price.


Sons of The American Legion celebrated in new online exhibit
The American Legion Library

The Sons of The American Legion’s history is featured in a new online exhibit from the Emil A. Blackmore Museum, published this month. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sons’ first national convention in 1972, the exhibit explores the formation and early history of the program, as well as more recent events.
The online exhibit offers visitors a glimpse into the history of the organization through photos, artifacts and documents, including historical newsletters and brochures. Throughout the exhibit links can also be found to various resources housed in the Legion’s digital archive.


Mike Rocha, SAL Commander
More Upcoming Events


June 22 - 100 Year Celebration
May 23- May 27th Memorial Day Weekend - Poppies
May 27th - Memorial Day Parade

See alpost690.us for more details.
American Legion Post 690
122 West Palatine Road
Palatine, IL 60067
847-359-1606