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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Congratulations to the Voice of the LA Kings, Bob Miller, for Winning the Stanley Cup!

Bob Miller Hoists the Stanley Cup
Photo Credit: Rich Hammond/LA Kings Insider

The Los Angeles Iowa Club would like to congratulate Hall of Fame hockey announcer and former Iowa Alumnus Bob Miller for his 39 years of service to our local NHL hockey team, the Los Angeles Kings, and finally getting his chance to hoist the Stanley Cup – one of sports most coveted and prestigious awards! Bob started his storied broadcasting career with Iowa Hawkeye football and basketball games. To read more about Bob’s thoughts on this historic run (LA Times article on Bob Miller) or hear his call from the game (Bob Miller’s Stanley Cup Winning Call).

Congratulations Bob! Go Kings Go!

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Distinguished Young Iowa Alumni Award goes to Santa Monica Resident

Credit: The University of Iowa Alumni Association

The Los Angeles Iowa Club would like to recognize Tanna M. Frederick as one of the recipients of the 2012 Distinguished Young Iowa Alumni Award! Details of her accomplishments can be found on the University of Iowa Alumni Page. Congratulations from the Los Angeles Iowa Club!

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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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