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Big Ten Beach Party this Saturday!

Join the Big Ten Club, Big Ten Alumni, and Friends for some Beach and Bar fun Saturday August 18th. With football season just around the corner, this event is a great way to reinvigorate the Big Ten spirit and rivalry. The day starts at the beach with games, music, and great tanning weather. Afterwards, we will be walking to a local bar for some fun! Make sure to register for free here! More information about the Beach Party can be found here.

Make sure to check out our Events Calendar frequently for upcoming Iowa Club events and we hope to see some Los Angeles Hawkeyes next weekend!

12:30-3:30 – Beach Fun
4-6 – Bar Fun at Finn McCools

Drinking on the Beach: Drinking alcohol in public is not allowed in Santa Monica.

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Los Angeles Iowa Club Meets Matt Gatens

Los Angeles Iowa Club Event with Matt Gatens

LA Iowa Club Members pose with Iowa Star Matt Gatens

The Los Angeles Iowa Club held a successful networking event anchored by former Iowa Basketball star Matt Gatens. This event, at Westwood Brewing Company in Westwood, allowed ~20 members of the Los Angeles Iowa Club to meet and greet Matt Gatens and congratulate him on his fantastic career as a Hawkeye. We want to thank both Matt Gatens and members of the LA Iowa Club for making this event a great success! We have more pictures from the event here.

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Special Networking Event with Iowa Basketball Star Matt Gatens!

If you missed Ronnie Lester Happy Hour, you won’t want to miss our second Social Event! Come join the Los Angeles Iowa Club for another evening of great fun, food, drinks, and networking! Also, say hi and meet this year’s Hawkeye Basketball co-captain and star Matt Gatens* as he visits LA. So come on out, show your support, and meet other local Hawkeyes! Here are the details:

What: Networking Evening with Matt Gatens*
Where: Westwood Brewing Company – 1097 Glendon Ave. Westwood, Los Angeles, CA – back room
When: Wednesday, May 30th – 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Special Guest: Come meet one of Iowa Men’s Basketball’s finest, MATT GATENS! Matt was a member of the Freshman All-Big Ten  Team, 2nd Team All Big Ten, Iowa’s #6 all time leading scorer, and only the 2nd player in the history of Iowa Basketball to accumulate 1,600 points, 400 rebounds, 250 assists, and 125 steals.

Please RSVP via Facebook (search Los Angeles Iowa Alumni Club) or by reply email ( by May 26th so we can provide an accurate count to the restaurant.

*Matt is scheduled to attend but may be called to NBA tryouts at any given time. Please check back for any updates.

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Ronnie Lester a Big Hit at Latest Iowa Club Event

Board Members with Ronnie Lester

On Tuesday May 8th, the Los Angeles Iowa Club hosted a Happy Hour at Barney’s Beanery in Westwood. Special guest Ronnie Lester mingled and with about 30-40 current and former Hawkeyes throughout the evening – signing autographs, taking photos, and reminiscing about the times on campus. He was excited to meet fellow Hawks and remind him of the good ‘ol days on campus when the basketball team was the talk of the town and throughout college basketball. It was a great opportunity to see Hawkeyes from all different classes and current walks of life with the common denominator of bleeding black and gold! Check out our photo gallery of this event!

The Los Angeles Iowa Club wants to thank everyone who attended and stay tuned for additional LA Iowa Club Happy Hours and events! Go Hawks!

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Los Angeles Iowa Alumni Club Kickoff Event with Ronnie Lester – May 8!

Due to the overwhelming response from our survey to provide a platform for connecting with other local Iowa alumni, we will be hosting the first of many Networking Happy Hours. As a special treat for our first official event, legendary basketball star Ronnie Lester has accepted the invitation to help us kicks things off! Here are the details:

What: Networking Happy Hour – special food and drink specials available exclusive to Iowa alumni
Where: Westwood’s Barney’s Beanery – 1037 Broxton Ave. Westwood, CA – upstairs room
When: Tuesday, May 8th – 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Special Guest: Come meet one of Iowa Men’s Basketball’s finest, RONNIE LESTER! Ronnie was an 1979 All-American, All Big-10 member, 1980 Iowa Final Four Participant, 1985 NBA world champion, and Iowa’s #5 all time leading scorer.

Please RSVP via Facebook (search Los Angeles Iowa Alumni Club) or by reply email ( by May 4th so we can provide an accurate count to the restaurant.

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