Queen of Hearts Raffle is Back!

The Queen of Hearts raffle is returning!

By popular demand, we are bringing back the Queen of Hearts raffle.

We have reviewed the feedback from the past games played. After a careful review, we have edited the rules so it will be easier to enjoy playing the Queen of Hearts raffle.

Our biggest change is:

You do not need to be present to win the Queen of Hearts raffle 50/50 Jackpot!

Raffle tickets are $5.00 apiece, or 5 tickets for $20.00.  A limit of 50 raffle tickets maximum, may be purchased, per week, per drawing, per person.

Here are the 2017 Queen of Hearts rules.

We hope you will come to the American Legion post, and have some fun!

Let’s build up the pot and start the game again!

Good Luck to all!   American Legion Post #690

Join the Legion Riders

Help Post 690 create it’s own Legion Rider’s Group!  Support the Legion by welcoming home our soldiers and bring awareness to the Legion and it’s actions.

Eligibility requirements

  • Members must hold membership in and be in good standing with The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion.
  • Members must be legally registered motorcycle owners or be the legally registered owner’s spouse within the state of registration.
  • All operators must be properly licensed and insured per state laws.
  • All members must obey motor-vehicle laws in the state in which they are operating a motorcycle or riding as a passenger.

The Legion Rider’s is an organization used to raise funds and support veterans.  Ride’s and events are conducted through the American Legion to help our soldiers in their times of need.  This group IS NOT only about riding, but about helping those who truly need our support.

Registration for the group can occur at the Legion Post 690 at:

122 West Palatine Road
Palatine, IL 60067

10 Rider’s needed to officially form a charter for our Post.  If you’re interested, please contact Greg Norwich at gtnorwich@gmail.com

Memorial Day 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For Further Information
Contact: Bill Pohlman
847-942-4436

American Legion Holds
Memorial Day Parade

The American Legion Post 690 is sponsoring a Memorial Day Parade and other related activities on Monday, May 29th beginning at 10:00 AM with a service at Hillside Cemetery on Smith Street in Palatine immediately followed by a parade.

The parade will start at 10:15 AM at Cornell Avenue and Smith Street.  The route will be north on Smith Street, east on Robertson Street, south on Brockway Street and then east on Wood Street to the Veterans Memorial in Community Park.

Following the parade at 11:00 AM there will be a short program at the Veterans Memorial and then another ceremony at the Legion Memorial in Towne Square at 150 W. Palatine Road beginning at 12:15 PM.  Community members are invited to the American Legion across the street from Towne Square following the ceremonies.

The parade will include color guards of the Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion.  Contingents from the Palatine Police and Fire Departments as well as community leaders and a number of youth groups will also participate.  The Palatine High School Marching Band will be performing the National Anthem and other patriotic music during the parade and throughout the rest of the program.

Groups who would like to participate in the parade are asked to call the American Legion at 847-359-1606 after noon on any day and leave their name and phone number.  A member of the parade committee will return their call and fill them in on the arrangements.

“To help the community honor our veterans, we will be selling American flags from our clubroom in the American Legion at 122 West Palatine Road in Palatine,” said Adam Anderson, Commander of the Sons of the American Legion.  “Flags are $20.00.  The bartender will be more than happy to help you with a flag.”

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.  It is the nation’s largest veteran’s service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

The Palatine Chapter holds their monthly general meeting on the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM at the American Legion Hall on Palatine Road in Palatine.  For further information on the American Legion, any of their sponsored events or for membership write to the American Legion, 122 West Palatine Road, Palatine, IL 60067, call them at 847-359-1606, email them at palatinesal@gmail.com or visit www.alpost690.us.

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American Legion holds Memorial
Day parade on May 29 at 10 AM.
Details at www.alpost690.us.

Veteran’s Run

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For Further Information
Contact: Bill Pohlman
847-942-4436

Fremd Students Hold
Fundraiser for Legion

Students from William Fremd High School and the Palatine American Legion Post 690 are holding a 5K Run/Walk starting at 9:00 AM on Saturday, May 13th at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School at 3805 Winston Drive in Hoffman Estates to raise money for the American Legion Post 690 in Palatine and Legion Family Charities.

Registration is $30.00 for adults and children under 12 years old are $20.00.  Registration is online at VeteransRun.org.  Check-in starts at 8:00 AM on the day of the race and the race begins at 9:00 AM.  The race starts at the school, proceeds through the neighborhood and ends back at the school.  Once the race begins, runners will be sent off first followed by the walkers.

“The goal of the American Legion is to strengthen the nation one community at a time and our goal is to improve the lives of veterans within our own neighborhood,” said Joshua Chan, Fremd project coordinator.  “The Veteran’s Run was founded and organized by students from William Fremd High School.  The run has been entirely student run with the backing of the Palatine American Legion Post 690.”

“We are always looking for new members for the American Legion,” said Daphne Matthews, Legion Commander.  “If you are interested in supporting those individuals who have defended our country then the Legion is the organization for you.  If you have any questions on the American Legion, Legion Auxiliary, the Sons of the American Legion or any of our activities call us at 847-359-1606.”

The American Legion Family consists of the American Legion, the Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L.) and Legion Auxiliary.  The American Legion and Legion Auxiliary began in 1919 while the S.A.L. was created in 1932 as patriotic veterans organizations devoted to mutual helpfulness.  These organizations are committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

For further information on the American Legion, Legion Auxiliary, the Sons of the American Legion, any of their sponsored events or for membership write to the American Legion, 122 West Palatine Road, Palatine, IL 60067, call them at 847-359-1606, email them at clubadmin@alpost690.us or visit www.alpost690.us.

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Memorial Day 2015

American Legion Holds

Memorial Day Parade

The American Legion Post 690 is sponsoring a Memorial Day Parade and other related activities on Monday, May 25th beginning at 10:00 AM with a service at Hillside Cemetery on Smith Street in Palatine.

The parade will start at 10:15 AM at Cornell Avenue and Smith Street. The route will be north on Smith Street, east on Robertson Street, south on Brockway Street and then east on Wood Street to the Veterans Memorial in Community Park.

Following the parade at 11:00 AM there will be a short program at the Veterans Memorial and then another ceremony at the Legion Memorial in Towne Square at 150 W. Palatine Road beginning at 12:15 PM. Community members are invited to the American Legion across the street from Towne Square following the ceremonies.

The parade will include color guards of the Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion. Contingents from the Palatine Police and Fire Departments as well as community leaders and a number of youth groups will also participate. The Palatine High School Marching Band will be performing the National Anthem and other patriotic music during the parade and throughout the rest of the program.

Groups who would like to participate in the parade are asked to call the American Legion at 847-359-1606 after noon on any day and leave their name and phone number. A member of the parade committee will return their call and fill them in on the arrangements.

“To help the community honor our veterans, we will be selling American flags from our clubroom in the American Legion at 122 West Palatine Road in Palatine,” said Jim Steiner, Commander of the Sons of the American Legion. “Flags are $20.00. The bartender will be more than happy to help you with a flag.”

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

The Palatine Chapter holds their monthly general meeting on the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM at the American Legion Hall on Palatine Road in Palatine. For further information on the American Legion, any of their sponsored events or for membership write to the American Legion, 122 West Palatine Road, Palatine, IL 60067, call them at 847-359-1606, email them at palatinesal@gmail.com or visit www.alpost690.us.

American Legion Riders Motorcycle Association

The American Legion Riders are members of the Legion family who are also motorcycle enthusiasts. They support their communities, veterans and also the pillars of the American Legion. They are a family-oriented group and not an M/C club.

Members of American Legion Post 690 are actively pursuing opening an ALR chapter in Palatine. The first goal is to establish a 5 person officer’s board and begin the recruitment of members. Once established the chapter will pursue activities related to the betterment of the community, veterans and the core values and principles of the American Legion – while enjoying our enthusiasm for riding.

Membership requirements:

  • Member in good standing of the American Legion, the Sons of the American Legion, or the Auxiliary
  • 350 cc or greater motorcycle
  • Valid Motorcycle class license
  • Proof of insurance

If you’re interested in either an officer’s post or membership in general please contact Ken Richardson (SAL) or Scott Geib (SAL). They can be reached via email at: ALRiders@alpost690.us

There is also a signup sheet in the club room.

122 West Palatine Road-Palatine, Illinois 60067

www.alpost690.us   e-mail: ALRiders@alpost690.us

847.359.1606

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