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Post 690 Events, Announcements & News
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The Post 690 Family Thank You
American Legion Post 690 hosted a group of Navy recruits from Great Lakes Naval Training Center on Thanksgiving Day. This annual tradition at Post 690 was suspended for 2 years during the COVID pandemic. We were proud and happy to be able to once again welcome these recruits by providing a warm Thanksgiving celebration with all the fixings. Thank you one and all for the donations of food, money, transportation, cell phones, laptops, entertainment and volunteer efforts.
American Legion Post 690 would also like to thank the many individuals, schools, participants and American Legion Post 690 members who contributed to our Veterans Day activities and programs. We celebrated the Marine Corps birthday, presented a program at Cutting Hall, spoke at Gavin South Junior High and St. Theresa Schools, attended breakfasts at The Grand and Palatine High School, hosted an open house at the post, received cards from Sanborn School and collected for Veterans Exiting Homelessness. To all who contributed, Thank You!!
More photographs, of some of these events, have been added to Photos.
Guess Who Turned 103 Years Old?
On Sunday, November 27th, Ed Berthold celebrated his 103rd birthday. Happy Birthday Ed! Ed is a veteran of the Army Air Corps and served in World War II. In 1944, Ed was part of the D-Day landing in Normandy, France and the Battle of the Bulge. Ed now resides in Fox River Grove. On Tuesdays he bowls with an Over 50 group. Yes, he still bowls at the age of 103. Last Tuesday he scored a 156! Post 690's Honor Guard caught up with Ed at the bowling alley and surprised him with a couple of birthday gifts and a sincere salute to honor a World War II veteran. Thank you for being a part of the greatest generation with your service in World War II!
Free Veteran's Movie Night
The Veteran's Movie Night just keeps growing. The next movie will be on Monday, November 28, 2022. Even though the post is normally closed on Mondays, it will be open the evening of November 28th for a free military movie selected just for veterans. This month's movie is No Time For Sergeants. Doors open at 5:00 pm and the movie will start at 6:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to meet some old friends and maybe make a few new ones. The event will be held in the Post 690 Club Room at 122 W. Palatine Road, Palatine. Please come and join us for this veteran only event. All veterans are invited--members and non-members.
Paint & Sip Is Back
Chili Cook Off
It's time for the Post 690 Annual Chili Cook Off. The event will take place on Sunday, December 4, 2022, starting at 12:00 Noon in the Post 690 Club Room. Chefs are wanted to provide their special blend of herbs and spices and enter the contest with their own famous chili. The judges will decide who does it best during the Bear's halftime. If you're ready, there's a sign up sheet in the Club Room or text Sue at 224-578-1241 to sign up.
The next BINGO of the season will be on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at the American Legion Post 690 Club Hall. Resuming in January, 2023, the American Legion Auxiliary will be hosting two BINGO nights per month on the second and fourth Saturdays through May, 2023. In December there will be only one game on December 10th. Come early and come often!
Breakfast With Santa
The Post 690 Sons of the American Legion will once again be holding its annual Breakfast with Santa. Mark your calendars for an all you can eat breakfast with Santa himself. It all happens on Saturday, December 17, 2022, from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. The all you can eat pancake breakfast includes free photos with Santa. Children 5 years and up are $5.00. Adults are $10.00 and Veterans $5.00.
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Wally Degner Plaza Phase II
On September 24th, the American Legion Post 690 proudly dedicated the Wally Degner Plaza. The Plaza is located in front of the Post 690 building, along Palatine Road. There are a number of photographs of the Plaza and the dedication in Photos. Post 690 is planning a second phase of bricks for the Plaza. To be included in Phase II, please download and complete a Brick Order Form and mail or drop it off at the American Legion Post 690, 122 W. Palatine Road, Palatine, IL, 60067.
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 fraternal 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 (SAL) 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.
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.
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 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 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.
Post Building Opened
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 PayPal. Please click below and contribute.
Commander Paul Clausell accepts a donation from the Palatine Rotary Club.