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Get Your Post 690 Mask
American Legion Post 690 is now offering our own Post 690 COVID -19 masks. There are a limited number of these custom masks available in our Club Room. Masks are $10.00 each and all proceeds go towards our veteran and building repair programs. To get your mask, stop by the Club Room and pick one (or two) up today. Hurry while supplies last.
Legion Act Membership Drive
"the LEGION Act — Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service Act — filled in the gaps of membership eligibility. What that means for us is that any veteran with an honorable discharge who served since the day Pearl Harbor was attacked is now eligible to join The American Legion.
For these newly eligible members — roughly 4.2 million — it means they can now join the nation’s largest and most influential veterans service organization, and enjoy the rewards of membership.
But many of these now-eligible members don’t yet realize they can join. They have tried to sign up in the past, only to learn they were not eligible due to the previous definitions of war periods." Read more...
Club Room Hours Expanded
The Post 690 Club Room hours have been expanded to open Sunday through Saturday at 11:00 pm. Now you can come a little earlier to check out our drink specials and new menu items.
Golf Outing (SOLD OUT)
Come join us for the 2020 Post 690 Golf Outing on Saturday, October 3rd at Palatine Hills Golf Course. A steak dinner will be served in the 690 Club Hall following the outing. See 2020 Golf Outing for more.
Note: Thanks to all who have signed up for the 2020 Post 690 Golf Outing. The event is sold out so no more foursomes can be added. We hope to have another outing in Spring 2021.
Legion Family Hosts Progressive Baggo Tournament
The American Legion Family will be hosting a progressive baggo tournament starting on August 25th. Go to Baggo Tournament for more information.
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.
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.
Post Building Opened
Upcoming Post 690 Events...
The Progressive Baggo Tournament starts Tuesday, August 25th and runs through September 22nd. There will be 16 teams maximum. $15.00 per week per player. 3 games per week. 2 members per team. Teams must register by August 21st. All COVID-19 rules will be adhered to. For more information, go to Baggo Tournament.
The 2020 Post 690 Golf Outing (SOLD OUT) will be held on Saturday, October 3rd at Palatine Hills. It all kicks off at 12 pm with 18 holes of golf and a steak dinner. Only 8 foursomes can be accomodated, so sign up today. For more information go to 2020 Golf Outing.
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.