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The most recent announcements, website additions and links about American Legion Post 690.
The 690 CLUB ROOM is now open!!! We have reopened the 690 Club Room for all to enjoy. We still have a few final touches to make, but we are open starting on Friday, November 8th.
Now that the Club Room is open, we would like to extend a special thank you to H2O Plumbing. They guided us through an extensive sewer repair project. They did all that they could to help us keep our costs down without sacrificing a bit of quality. H2O Plumbing completed our much needed and overdue repairs as quickly as possible. The entire Post 690 Family really appreciates their assistance, support and extra effort throughout the project. From beginning to end, H2O Plumbing was there and made a difficult job look almost easy. H2O Plumbing, Post 690 salutes you and appreciates everything you did for us. Thank You.
We are preparing for our annual Adopt-A-Sailor Thanksgiving Dinner. We need your help to make sure we provide a bounty of food and entertainment for these Navy recruits from the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. Go to EVENTS for more information about how you can help.
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.
Adopt-A-Sailor Thanksgiving - Thursday, November 28
We are once again planning to host a Thanksgiving Dinner for a group of US Navy recruits from Great Lakes Naval Training Center. If you would like to volunteer to be a part of this tradition, please contact us. If you would like to donate to this terrific cause, see our letter to all Post 690 members and friends. If you would like to sign up and volunteer on Thanksgiving Day, the link is Adopt-A-Sailor 2019 Volunteer.
- Saturday, December 14
Come join us for an all you can eat Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 14th, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, at the Post 690 Legion Club Hall. Adults are $9.00, children 5-12 yrs. are $5.00 and 4 yrs and under are free. There will be plenty of pancakes, scrambled eggs, French toast, sausage, fruit, orange juice, milk and coffee. Oh yeah, Santa will be there too. Photos with Santa will be available for $5.00 per family.
- Saturday, December 14
Our next BINGO event will be on Saturday, December 14th. 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.
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 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.
First Vice Commander Paul Clausell accepts a donation from the Palatine Rotary Club.