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The most recent announcements, website additions and links about American Legion Post 690.
On Sunday, January 19th, the 690 Club Room will be closing at 3:00 pm.
The Queen of Hearts is back and getting richer everyday. Tickets are $2.00 each. Drawings are held on Wednesday's at 7:00 pm in the 690 Club Room. Stop by during Club Room hours and get your tickets. Go to EVENTS for more information.
Special thanks to all who helped make this year's Adopt-A-Sailor Thanksgiving Dinner a success. Post 690 hosted 25 sailors from Great Lakes Naval Training Center in the Post 690 Club Hall for a full Thanksgiving feast. Lots of 690 members came out to help and visit with the recruits. A special thank you goes to all the Post 690 Auxiliary members who organized, purchased food, cooked, decorated and cleaned up. The recruits even provided a little entertainment and a big thank you to all.
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 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...
Our next BINGO event will be on Saturday, February 8th. 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 Queen of Hearts Raffle is back!!! This is your chance to win. The current pot is over $3435.00 and growing everyday. Tickets are $2.00 each. Drawings are every Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the Post 690 Club Room. Tickets may be purchased at the American Legion. You must be 21 years of age to purchase tickets or win.
Additionally, the Red/White/Blue single shake game is at $500.00. Stop by and give it a shake. You must be 21 years of age to play.
On Saturday, February 15th, join us for a spectacular Spaghetti Dinner hosted by the American Legion Post 690 Junior Auxiliary. The fun begins at 6:30 pm with a cash/soda bar. Dinner is served at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10.00 per person and are available in advance at the Club Room bar.
Upcoming 690 Club Events...
On Friday, January 24th, come show us how to sing because it's Karaoke Night at the 690 Club. The fun begins at 9:00 pm.
On Saturday, January 25th we will be hosting our first Movie Night of 2020 with Animal House. It all starts at 8:00 pm.
Craft Night with Andrea, Monday, January 27th at 7:30 pm. This month we're going to paint beer steins.
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.