American Legion Post 690
March 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
As you all must know by now, we are celebrating our 100th year! The American Legion was founded in 1919. Post 690 was founded in 1924. As a reminder, Veterans of any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to become a Legionnaire. Relatives of a Veteran are eligible to join the Sons of the American Legion or the American Legion Auxiliary. All Veterans and the public are invited to visit and use our Club Room or Club Hall.
Planning is underway for events celebrating this milestone. Ed Behrens has “point” and many others are involved, A special thank you to David Hammer from the Palatine Historical Society who has written a brief history here à History of American Legion Post 690.

Thank you David for allowing Post 690 to provide their patriotic efforts to the Palatine community and for 100 years of your support!
Mark your calendar!!!

Post 690 Vietnam Veterans are invited to attend a joint meeting between Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR and Veterans of Lake Barrington Shores 10 A.M. Tuesday, 19 March 2024 “Honoring Our Vietnam Veterans”. The goal of our meeting is present all Vietnam Veterans serving 1955-1975 with a lapel pin, certificate, and flag. The meeting will be at Lake Barrington Shores. Barrington, IL. You enter at the main gate on Route 59, just north of Miller Road. You will tell the attendant that you will be attending a Veterans event at the lodge.

Also, later in the month, Post 690 Vietnam Veterans are invited to take part in National Vietnam War Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, 29 March 2024 at 11 a.m. This year NSDAR will be honoring 47 Vietnam War Veterans at the Evergreen Cemetery, 610 S. Dundee Ave, Barrington, Illinois.

Please let me know if you have any questions and let me know ASAP if you will be able to attend either or both events. Let me know though if you are interested in attending at my post email:

Thank YOU, … Auxiliary… Sons of the American Legion… Legionnaires… and Volunteers for ALL you do.

Mark Cramer - Commander Post 690

Veteran's Movie Night

Monday, March 25th

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.
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.

March Specials
Shots of Jameson and Tullamore

$1 Jello Shots -
$1 Pudding Shots -

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.

March Madness Selection Day is Sunday, March 17th
 Merle Guild Post 208, 121 North Dou Merle Guild Post 208, 121 North DoT
Tournament starts on Thursday, March 21st. The Post will show as many games as they can over the tournament. Stop in and watch a few games this year.
Celebrating Women of Service: Empowering Voices, Inspiring Change

As we approach International Women's Day on March 8, we reflect on the profound impact women have had on shaping a better world throughout history. From fighting for voting rights to contributing to advancements in various fields, women continue to play essential roles in creating positive change. The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Foundation is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that values and empowers women, so we are Celebrating Women of Service for the second year.  We want to thank all of the current and past Women Legionnaires at Post 690 for their service.

Bingo is on March 9th and 23rd, let us know if you would like to volunteer.
We are still looking for more volunteers to lead committees, please contact one of us if you are interested.

"Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer."
— Anita Krizzan

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

 Congratulations to the Payday winners in January.
January 5th - 369
January 12th - 368
January 19th - 70
January 26th - 71
February 2nd - 715
February 9th - 130
February 16th - 673
February 23rd - 249

March 2024 winners will be posted after the March Auxiliary Meeting.
Winners will be posted in the April Newsletter and on the board in the Club Room.
Come out for a night of fun. March 9th and March 23rd.
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.
Palatine St. Pat's Celebration!

Annual Palatine St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday, March 16!
The Parade begins at 11 a.m. Post 690 Color Guard will be in the parade.

After the parade, come to the Post to continue the Party!
Corn Beef Sandwiches and Chips will be available for Purchase.
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.

Join the American Legion Family in our efforts to end veteran suicide

American Legion National Commander Daniel Seehafer, American Legion Auxiliary President Lisa Williams, and Sons of The American Legion National Commander J.R. Hall want members of the American Legion family to join in the Be The One mission to prevent veteran suicide Learn more about how you can help at BETHEONE.ORG

If you are a Veteran in need of assistance, dial 988 and press #1.

Mike Rocha, SAL Commander
Downtown Palatine Business Association

From now until March 17th, stop into a DPBA Business and pick up your BINGO card. Then make sure to stop by the DPBA businesses and get it stamped. No purchase necessary. Once you get a BINGO, fill out the back of the card and drop off at a DPBA business by March 17th and you will be entered to win a $50 gift card.

Participating Businesses:
  • Cook, Cork, and Fork
  • Foxglove Cottage
  • Peak Yoga and Wellness
  • Craft Collective
  • Taphouse Grill
  • Palatine Bank and Trust
  • Monson Jewelers
  • Sweet C's
  • The Music Room
  • JL's Pizza & Sports Bar 
  • The Music Room
  • Palatine Vision Center
  • Pan American Bank and Trust
  • American Legion Post 690
  • Brush Salon
  • CCA Boutique
  • Garfield's Beverage
  • Arete Salon & Spa
  • MI Pilates
  • Gianni's Cafe
More Upcoming Events

March 31st - Easter (club room hours may vary)
TBD - 100 Year Celebration

See for more details.
American Legion Post 690
122 West Palatine Road
Palatine, IL 60067