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Post 690 Events, Announcements & News
Here are the upcoming events at Post 690...
Paint & Sip returns on November 29th at 7:00 pm. Make your reservations early.
BINGO on December 9th and 23rd. The early bird game is at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm.
Chili Cook-Off will be on December 10th, during the Bears Game in the Club Room.
Breakfast with Santa will be on December 16th from 8:30 to 11:30 am. More to follow.
News Year Eve at Post 690 is being planned for December 31st. Plan to come out and celebrate.
Fish Frys will start on February 16th, 2024. We are planning for 7 Fridays of fish and more.
Thank You for Adopt-A-Sailor Success
The Adopt-A-Sailor program returned to Post 690 on Thanksgiving Day. The program has been in existence since World War II. It offers the opportunity for Post 690 to host up to 50 recruits from Great Lakes Naval Training Center for Thanksgiving dinner. During a Navy recruit's first months, he/she experiences rigorous training with strict discipline. Their access to the outside world is extremely limited. This includes access to cell phones, social media, television and other means of relaxation and communication. For many of these recruits, this is their first time away home during a holiday. With the Navy's permission, members of Post 690 transported 50 recruits from North Chicago to Palatine. The recruits were provided with a full Thanksgiving dinner, a late afternoon meal, billiards, cell phones to call home, tablets for communicating with others, a warm and comfortable place to relax, the ability to send out personalized holiday greeting cards and a visit to the Legion Memorial in Towne Square.
We would like to thank everyone who donated, gave time in preparing the food and the Club Hall, donated phones, tablets and transportation. We also thank the cooks who prepared the wonderful food and goodies for the recruits. Without your help, time and donations we wouldn't have been able to make these recruit's first Thanksgiving away from home a memorable one for them and their families.
Important Membership Information
Legionnaires, did you know you can find all your membership information in your account at mylegion.org ? The American Legion uses your contact information in mylegion.org to keep you up to date regarding important announcements and programs offered to members. It is very important for you to ensure your account information is correct. Please go to mylegion.org, login to your account and update your contact information.
5 year Gold Card Membership Plan
Did you know the American Legion Department of Illinois offers a 5 year membership plan? By enrolling in the 5 year membership, you only pay for 4 years ($160) and Palatine Post 690 will pay for your 5th year. We believe this is a great deal for our members! Just send in your $160 with your renewal paperwork and we will sign you up. If you have already paid for your 2024 membership, you can still take advantage of the plan by sending an additional $120 to us and we will sign you up.
New Legion Member Sign Up
Hey Legionaries! Sign up a new member and you will receive a 2024 Membership Pin. Sign up two new members and receive a special edition National Commander Dog Tag. Membership forms are available here or at the Post. Please include a DD-214 with the new member's application.
Questions about any of the above membership programs, contact Jim Kott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Custom Apparel Store
Mission-Minded Marketing Solutions To Nurture Your Cause is offering American Legion, Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary apparel with the appropriate family logo and customized for Post 690. To see what they have to offer and to place an order for delivery to your home, office or as a gift, go to the Custom Apparel Store.
The Chicago Warriors Hockey Program is the military veteran team of the Chicago Blackhawks and was founded in 2015 in conjunction with the USA Disabled Hockey Program to give veterans who have been injured or disabled in the course of their service the opportunity to play hockey in an environment suited to their needs. The program trains them in skills needed to use hockey as a rehabilitation tool to overcome physical and mental disabilities sustained in their service to the nation. For more information and to see the Warriors schedule visit Chicago Warriors.
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 Built
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.