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How do I become a member of the Metro-Atlanta Chapter?
Becoming a member of the Alumni Chapter is easy.
You can sign up here online.
You may also mail your membership dues to P.O. Box 311991, Atlanta, GA, 31131 or pay them in person at one of our monthly meetings or signature events.
Who can become a member of the Metro-Atlanta Chapter?
All alumni of Florida A&M University are eligible to become a member of the Metro-Atlanta Chapter. Additionally, persons attending FAMU for at least one semester and parents or family members of Rattlers/Rattler alumni are able to become associate members.
Why should I choose Metro-Atlanta Chapter vs. another Chapter in my area?
What's most important is to become a member! Each chapter of the FAMU NAA has specific goals to continue to support the University through various mechanisms and to be a source for Rattler alumni to continue their support of one another. However, the Metro-Atlanta Chapter may offer some programs, committees, and events that are specific to our chapter. As a member of the Metro-Atlanta Chapter, you also become a part of one of the largest chapters in the nation and can leverage this to network with other alumni.
What are the benefits of membership?
Some of the benefits of memberships include discounts to signature Metro-Atlanta Chapter events, discounts on products offered by the Chapter (T-shirts, FAMUopoly games, etc.), discounts provided local business partners in the Membership network, ability to advertise your business at no cost online, camaraderie with other Rattler alumni, an organized avenue to support the University, membership dues are tax deductible, and much, much more!
How much are membership dues?
Membership dues are total of $90.
• $50 National
• $35 Local
• $5 Southern Region
Also, you can become a Life Member ($790.00) which can be paid in 3 installments. (See
page for detail information)
What is required of me if I become a member?
While we'd love for every member to become active and participate in as many events as possible, we understand the demands that each individual has. Therefore, at the most granular level, membership only requires payment of dues. However, we encourage each member to participate in our meetings, support the Chapter by attending events and spreading the word, and more importantly, get involved with a committee to help make a difference.
Are membership dues tax deductable?
Yes. Please retain receipts for your records.
How can I become more involved as a member?
There are several different opportunities to participate in activities that the Chapter has. Committees include Fundraising, Scholarship, 1887, Membership, and Publicity. Each of these committees is always seeking additional support from our membership body and we can use you! Please contact the respective chairs if you are interested in joining a committee.
What is the annual term for financial Chapter membership?
January thru December
I just graduated, how much are my dues?
The National portion of dues is waived during the first year. Therefore only the local and regional portion is required to become active in the local chapter ($40).
How are membership dues utilized by the Chapter?
Membership dues are used in many different ways. These include fundraising activities to generate scholarship dollars, support high school band students attending the Marching 100 summer camp, support the Marching 100 and some athletic teams, answer request from Metro-Atlanta students facing a financial crisis, put on membership events for the Chapter, and much, much, more.
When and where are general body meeting usually held?
Our monthly General Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month (excluding July, a vacation month). The meetings are held at the Mechanicsville Library (adjacent to the brand new Juvenile Justice building) at 400 Formwalt St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30312. The Library is convenient to both I-20 and I-75/85 downtown, across the interstate from turner Field. Sometimes, we have 'off-site' meetings but we try to give ample communication before doing so.