NOW HEAR THIS
Post 690 is Reopening
Post 690 is happy to announce the reopening of the Post 690 Club Room and Club Hall. It will all happen on July 4th. Since our COVID-19 closing in March, we have been working to make improvements to the Club Room including a new food menu and extensive remodeling. All Phase 4 reopening guidelines will be in place. Stop by starting July 4th and see for yourself. We missed everyone and look forward to seeing you.
Go Fund Me
Over the years the Post has done a great deal of remodeling and upgrading. The corona virus restrictions forced us to close our Club Room and Club Hall. We were already going to have some difficulty covering the costs of replacing a leaky roof, making other needed structural improvements and completing necessary code interior upgrades and changes. We need help from our community to complete these repairs and keep our Post and hall operating. We would appreciate your help.
Please go to Go Fund Me and contribute what you can. We are hoping to reopen soon with your support.
Memorial Day and Our Annual Poppy Days
Please view Honoring Our Fallen Memorial Day 2020 video. Your contributions will help us to continue providing veteran and community programs in the Palatine, Illinois area. Contributions may be made at Poppy Days.
Thank You Wally and Janet Degner!
Wally and Janet Degner, long time members of the Post 690 American Legion Family, recently made a donation to renovate Post 690's M5 Anti-Tank Gun. The gun has been located on the south side of the Legion Hall and easily seen by all as they pass on Palatine Rd. Due to the Chicago weather and length of time the gun has been at the Legion, it is due for a little TLC. Wally and Janet's donation now makes that possible. Thank you Wally and Janet!! It's people like you that help us accomplish the community programs we are dedicated too.
Please check out the photos of the gun being removed and restored on the Photos of Past Events page. We will keep updating the photos as they become available.
Wally and Janet Degner presenting their generous donation to Senior Vice Commander Paul Clausell.
We are the Palatine, Illinois Post 690 of the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary. Our family of chartered organizations work together in providing a faternal group of veterans, sons of veterans and those closely related to veterans.
The American Legion
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 wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
The Sons of the American Legion
Although Sons has its own membership, the organization is not a separate entity. Rather, the Sons of the American Legion is a program of The American Legion. Many Legionnaires hold dual membership in the Sons of the American Legion.
The American Legion Auxiliary
Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has nearly 1 million members from all walks of life. The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers.
We are veterans serving veterans.
Originally founded by the Palatine veterans of World War I, Post 690 is located in downtown Palatine, Illinois. American Legion Post 690 has been serving veterans, veteran families and the public since 1924 when it was granted its charter. The post provides support through the post's American Legion, Sons of the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Post 690 hosts and manages the Club Room, open to the public everyday. The Club Room is a great place to meet your friends or to just come in and enjoy some American Legion hospitality.
The post also has recently renovated The Club Hall which can be reserved for receptions, birthday parties and meetings. The Hall can be configured to meet your needs. Outside catering is available. Beverage and bartender service can be provided.
Proceeds from Post 690 hospitality, hall rentals and other events allows us to provide veteran related programs and services. Allowing us to serve you, allows us to serve the veteran community in need.
Stop in, find out more and and join the American Legion Post 690 Family. You can view our current and upcoming meetings and events here.
Upcoming Post 690 Events...
CANCELLED. The American Legion Auxiliary's annual Fish Fry is back!! It all starts on Friday, February 21st and continues every Friday through April 10th. Doors open at 5:45 pm and service runs until 8:00 pm. Adults are $12.00, children are $5.00. Oh yeah, did I mention it's all you can eat too.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Our next Bingo event will be on Saturday, March 21st. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the Early Bird Game will be at 6:30 pm. The 9 monthly games will start at 7:00 pm. $20.00 for 6 cards per game and $25.00 for 9 cards per game. In addition to Bingo, we will have raffle prizes too.
Bingo is one of our most popular events, so come early. All proceeds are used to support a variety of veteran's organizations. If you are affiliated with a veterans related organization and would like to sponsor a Bingo event, please contact us.
The membership of Palatine Post 690 of the American Legion is asking for donations to assist in its efforts to make improvements to the Legion Hall.
Donations to help with the improvements may be made payable to the American Legion Post 690.
A Donation Fund Form can be mailed to:
American Legion Post 690 Donations
122 West Palatine Road
Palatine, IL 60067
Donations may also be made through PayPal using the link below.
American Legion Post 690 is a 501(c)(19) designated organization under the Internal Revenue Code and your pledge payments may be deductible from personal income taxes to the maximum amount permitted by law.
Currently, we are collecting donations through Go Fund Me and PayPal. Please click below and contribute.
First Vice Commander Paul Clausell accepts a donation from the Palatine Rotary Club.