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.
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.
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!
Membership dues are total of $95.
• $50 National
• $35 Local
• $10 Southern Region
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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.
Yes. Please retain receipts for your records.
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.
July thru June of the following year
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 ($45).
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.
Our monthly General Meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of each month (excluding July, a vacation month). The meetings are held virtually on Zoom. Sometimes, we have 'off-site' meetings but we try to give ample communication before doing so.