FAMU Los Angeles Rattlers

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Welcome Southern California Rattlers!

We are the Florida A&M University National Alumni Association-Southern California Chapter, based in beautiful Los Angeles!

Meet. The chapter hosts monthly meetings every second Saturday. Please join us to find out what your FAMUly in Los Angeles is up to!

Connect. Follow our Facebook Group "Los Angeles FAMU Rattlers" and check back with this website to stay connected and learn about events Rattlers are hosting in Los Angeles, Hollywood and the Valley. Upcoming events are also listed below on the homepage.

Support. You may not be able to attend the meetings and events, but you can still show your support by paying annual dues or making a donation. Click on the "Dues/Events/Donations" tab above for more info.

We look forward to seeing you soon! 

- Striking West Coast Style

FAMU SoCal Day of Service
Monday, January 20, 2020

Meetup: La Cienega and Century 

On the MLK Jr. National Day of Service, SoCal Rattlers met up to distribute Blessing Bags and water to the unsheltered encampments along Irvin Street, which runs behind busy La Cienega Blvd. 

The SoCal chapter will continue its tradition of providing service to our community in the future!

Florida A&M University v. Howard University Football Watch Party
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Doors Open: 12:30pm
Game starts at 1:00pm

Come on out and cheer on our beloved FAMU Rattlers! We will have appetizers available but the kitchen, as well as the bar, will be open for purchase off the menu too!

Event is open to all Rattlers and supporters in the SoCal area! Put on your orange and green and  cheer for our team: Let's goooooo Rattlers!!!

**LA (Howard) Bison are welcome to join us!!

The New Townhouse
6835 LaTijera Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
6835 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Florida A&M vs. USC Basketball
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Our Beloved FAMU Men's Basketball team will be in town on November 5th to take on the Trojans of USC! 
Doors open: 7:00pm
Game starts: 8:00pm

USC has a “$10 Tuesday” promotion happening; but please know that if you buy at the door, tickets are $15.

Come out and support our RATTLERS!!!

Galen Center

3400 S Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, California 90089

Click here for : Tickets

Galen Center

Come meet the FAMU Basketball Team at BJ's Restaurant Fox Hills
Monday, November 4, 2019

Come out to the meet and greet with the basketball team and coaches the day before our beloved Rattlers take on USC at the Galen Center!!

Location: You know they call it Westfield Mall Culver City now, but it will always be FOX HILLS MALL!

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
6000 Sepulveda Blvd Ste 1111, 
Culver City, CA 90230
6000 Sepulveda Blvd Ste 1111, Culver City, California 90230

Time for the Annual Wine Tasting Trip!

Saturday, August 17, 2019 @ Los Olivos Village

The FAMUly is at it again with our Annual Wine Tasting Trip! This year we'll be tasting in Los Olivos Village, followed by Chumash Casino and/or Downtown Solvang.

The cost is $45 per person and covers the bus and wine tasting. You can pay here or mail payments to: FAMU Alumni Association at 6013 Broken Arrow Street, Simi Valley, CA 93063.

There are two pickup locations in Los Angeles (Park & Ride on 120th and Crenshaw) and Thousand Oaks (Transportation Center at 265 S. Rancho Road). The bus will leave at 8am sharp from Los Angeles and pickup in Thousand Oaks around 9am, returning at approx. 7pm and 8pm.

To RSVP or for more info, please contact Audrey Gilchrist at (818) 590-2428 or audreyjacq@aol.com.

We hope you will join us this year!


Saturday, February 23, 2019

It's Black History Month... lets get togehter! CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.


2018 Bandfest Perfomance in Los Angeles


Requesting Donations for Student Scholarships

As alumni of Florida A&M University, and members of the SoCal Alumni Chapter, we like to keep you informed about what’s going on with the current group, and we’d also ask that you help support our chapter. California students who are presently enrolled at FAMU and who will be enrolling in the fall greatly benefit from our support and your financial support is integral to the continued success of our organization and students. We urgently need your help and support.


Over the past 26 years, the SoCal alumni chapter has given many scholarships to deserving California high school seniors who were accepted and enrolled in FAMU, and also California students who were already enrolled. We normally raise funds by having our annual luncheons in February, including Black History events at the Ebony Repertory Theatre with the Kinsey’s and donations from members and friends of FAMU. 


Unfortunately, we were not able to have the luncheon again this year (2018) and regrettable did not make enough funding during the Kinsey event to adequately support our scholarship program.   


This is where you can help. Our major goal is to continue giving scholarships to deserving students. We would greatly appreciate a financial donation of $100.00, $50.00, $25.00 or any amount that you can afford to help fund scholarships for our students.  You can write a check payable to FAMU Alumni Association, mailed to Arthur Davis, Treasurer at 6013 Broken Arrow Street, Simi Valley, CA 93063, or pay online at www.LARattlers.org if that is more convenient for you.


If you have any question, please contact Audrey Gilchrist-Roach at Audreyjacq@aol.com or Arthur Davis at Adavis3584@aol.com.


Again, checks can be mailed to:

Arthur Davis

6013 Broken Arrow Road

Simi Valley, CA 93063

Dues and Donations

Monthly Chapter Meeting

Join us every 2nd Saturday via Zoom from 1pm-3pm and find out what's going on with your FAMUly in Los Angeles!

Please email Arthur Davis at adavis3584@aol.com to get added to the Zoom invite.

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