American Legion Post 690
December 2023 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

Thank you all for a great 2023. This past year was incredible because of the members, volunteers and community.
You all impact the Post and the Veterans. Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2024.

Mark Cramer - Commander Post 690

Paint and Sip
On January 10th at 790, American Legion Post 690
will host a Paint and Sip.
Veteran's Movie Night

Monday, January 22nd

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.
Click for a preview of this month's movie.

Club Room

Open New Year's Eve at 11am
Closed New Year's Day

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

$1 Jello Shots - Cinnamon Apple and Mimosa
$1 Pudding Shots - Vanilla and Chocolate

Video Gaming at Post 690

Come out to the post and try your luck.

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.

Wally Degner Plaza

We are taking donations for bricks to be installed in Phase III. Lets fill the plaza.
This will make a great Christmas gift for a Veteran or someone who is currently serving in the military or a First Responder.

Click on the link below to get an order form.

Phase III bricks will be installed in the Spring.
Bricks will be sold only through January 31st, 2024.

The 2023 auxiliary year started with some new ideas. Erica and I have enjoyed being
Co-Presidents and look forward to all that is ahead. Come out at the end of January for a great bowling event.
Soon after that, Fish Fry will start since Easter is early this year.
We are still looking for more volunteers to lead committees.
Please contact one of us if you are interested.

"Know matter how hard the past, you can always begin again."

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

Payday Raffle Winners

 Congratulations to the Payday winners in December.
12/1 # 425
12/08 # 004
12/15 # 366
12/22 # 482
12/25 # 249
12/29 #283
12/31 #176
January winners will be posted in the February Newsletter and the Club Room.

2024 Payday Raffle Tickets are available for purchase.
$10 each.
Please see an Auxiliary member to make a purchase.

Come out for a night of fun. (January dates TBD)
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.

We had a great time at Breakfast with Santa. The SAL looks forward to seeing you at many more events in 2024.
Happy New Year!

Mike Rocha, SAL Commander

All American Legion Post 690 (Legion, Sons and Auxiliary) members and guests are invited to come out and bowl. Or come out and watch.

Saturday, January 27th at 11am registration
Bowling starts at 12pm

The 1st Division Auxiliary Bowling Tournament will be held at Stardust Bowl in Addison, 37 East Lorraine Ave.

The Post 690 Auxiliary is putting together a team or two. Any member of Post 690 may put together a team.
$20 per person/$100 per team (5 people per team)

Deadline to register is January 17th.

For more information and to sign up,
contact Marie Klanang at 847-772-4522.

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.

Saturday, February 3rd starting at 9am
More information to come on how to register. Check the Post Facebook or Web Page for more details.
"Because of you, life doesn't stop."

St. Jude’s Recycled Card Program

Send your used cards (Christmas, birthday, any type!) to the children at St. Jude’s Ranch. The kids there will cut the fronts off of the old cards and affix new backs, creating new cards! The recycled card program helps to provide teens at the ranch with life and work skills.

St. Jude’s Ranch is accepting used, all-occasion cards. YEAR ROUND!

You can mail your donations to:

St. Jude’s Ranch for Children
Recycled Card Program
100 St. Jude’s Street – Boulder City, NV 89005
877-977-SJRC (7572)

Some card donating tips:
  • All types of greeting cards, including Christmas are used.
  • Brand new cards (with or without envelopes) are also accepted.
  • Only the card front can be used (please check to be sure the back side is clear of any writing, etc.).
  • They can not accept Hallmark, Disney or American Greeting cards due to copyright laws.
  • Cards promoting other charitable organizations are not accepted.
  • 5″ x 7″ size or smaller is preferred.
Save the Dates!

Fish Fry will begin on Friday, February 16th.
More Upcoming Events

See for more details.
New Legion Member Sign Up Bling!

Hey Legionnaires. 

Did you know when you encourage a new member to join our Post, you will receive some nice presents. Sign up one new member and receive a 2024 membership pin. Sign two new members up and receive a special edition National Commander dog tag. 

Membership sign up forms are available at the post. Please keep in mind that new members need to provide a copy of their DD-214 with their membership form.

Any questions, please contact our Senior Vice Commander, Jim Kott, at

American Legion Post 690
122 West Palatine Road
Palatine, IL 60067