Would you like to play Lightning? The Legion is open to the public to play Lightning on Thursdays during Family Burger & Steak Night. We play four games of Lightning starting shortly after 6 pm. The average winnings per game for last Thursday, May 10th, was $59 (nobody won the jackpot). We currently have 56 unopened tabs on the jackpot board for a $3,500 jackpot!
* May 17th, 18th and 19th, Poppy Donations
* May 20th, Country Line Dancing, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
* May 22nd, Post Everlasting Memorial, 7pm
* May 28th, Memorial Day Ceremonies
* June 12th, Post 57 Regular Post meeting, 7pm
* June 13th, Spaghetti Night, 5pm - 7pm
* June 14th, Flag Day Ceremony with Elks, 4pm
* June 17th, Father's Day Breakfast, 9am - Noon
Welcome to American Legion Post 57 in Elgin, Illinois. Elgin Post 57 was chartered in 1919. We are over 600 members strong with a keen sense of friendship and camaraderie. Members are from all branches of the military service and date back to World War II. We invite all veterans to visit our post during monthly meetings which are held every second Tuesday of the month at 1900 hours. If you have questions about the American Legion or joining, please see below or contact us here.
Take advantage of the services and events we offer. We are open for lunch and dinner most days, and offer Bingo, Lightning, and Private Party hall rentals.
So when you really want to help....help support those organizations that truly make a difference. Donate to the American Legion Elgin Post 57. This money helps us to continue to fund the American Legion Baseball team (Juniors and Seniors in High School), Boy State, Girl's State; Gifts to Hospitalized Veterans, Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) to help veterans with children secure housing and food and monetary assistance to local veterans and military families in need.
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Post Open to Members From
10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. MONDAY - THURSDAY
10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. SUNDAY
American Legion Post 57
820 N. Liberty Street
Elgin, IL 60120
Canteen Manager 847-741-1669
Canteen Phone 847-741-1684
Kitchen Phone 847-741-8143
Adjutant's office 847-741-2358
LUNCH: Tues - Fri, 11:30am - 1:00pm
FISH FRY: Fridays, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
BINGO: Fridays, Early Bird 7:00pm Bingo 7:30pm Sundays, Early Bird 1:30pm Bingo 2:00pm
Family Burger and Steak Night: Thursdays,
5:30pm - 7:30pm
ATTENTION VETERANS! WHY SHOULD I JOIN?
Together, we make a difference
The American Legion provides life-changing assistance and guidance for veterans, military personnel, their families and communities in thousands of ways every day around the world. Help comes in the form of personal assistance, cash grants, donated goods, disaster relief, labor, networking, volunteerism and advocacy.
More Reasons to Join The American Legion
Free Subscription to The American Legion Magazine
Our nation's leaders speak directly to citizens on the pages of The American Legion Magazine. The American Legion's organizational goals are promoted using the words of talented writers, professional journalists, and world leaders.
The American Legion offers expert advice, support and representation for veterans and families seeking government benefits they are eligible to receive at the federal, state and local levels.
Hundreds of job fairs and career events every year, all across the map, are coordinated, sponsored, promoted or produced by The American Legion. American Legion business workshops also help veterans and their families pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.
Comfort for the Recovering
Operation Comfort Warriors helps active-duty military personnel and newly discharged veterans recover and adjust to lifestyle changes.
The American Legion conducts student-veteran roundtables, networks with Student Veterans of America as well as college campuses, and works with agencies to better apply military experience toward professional and vocational licenses and certification credits.
Family and Community Support
Cash grants and volunteer aid are among the ways The American Legion reaches out to families of military servicemembers and veterans during times of financial difficulty, short-handedness at home or natural disaster.
The American Legion and USAA, two organizations driven by the same values for nearly a century, are allied through a “preferred provider” relationship that connects Legionnaires with the best advice and service in banking, insurance and personal finance.
Homeless Veteran Outreach
The American Legion offers hundreds of opportunities for homeless veterans across the country, including temporary housing, mentoring and job training.
Honor and Remembrance
American Legion honor guards provide official services at thousands of veteran funerals around the world each year. The Legion is also a leader at every level in the establishment and maintenance of memorials and monuments that honor military sacrifice.
The American Legion offers members and their families practical, money-saving discounts that can easily save many times the cost of annual membership dues.
Advocacy in Washington
The American Legion is the nation's most influential, effective and dependable advocate of veteran affairs fighting for better active-duty pay, improved housing for active-duty families and helping to ensure that the VA's medical system can properly care for veterans.
The American Legion offers volunteer opportunities that fulfill needs in local communities throughout the country and beyond. The Legion and the Sons of The American Legion provide millions of hours of free community service, assistance at VA medical facilities and help at military installations each year.
PLEASE CLICK THE LINK ABOVE FOR A MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Commander....................Craig A. Essick
Sr. Vice Commander.......Herbert Enerson
Jr. Vice Commander.......Open
Finance Officer...............Tricia L. Dieringer
Service Officer................Donald J. Sleeman
Adjutant......................... Roy E. Parker
Chaplain..........................Richard C. Hamilton
Executive Committee.....Robert Balsamo, Norman Bellows, Daniel Kaszuba,
Gordon Steinway, Daniel Symonds, Donald Sleeman,
ADJUTANT OFFICE: ROY PARKER
(847) 741-2358 FAX (847) 741-5273
For more information about the American Legion in Illinois, please visit the American Legion Department of Illinois here.
For more information about the American Legion, links to veteran's services and programs, please visit the American Legion website here.