Happy Holidays

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi held its annual holiday tradition Saturday December 9. Several alumni brothers got together for the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.

Thanks to Jody for hosting an excellent social event featuring a ‘Yankee Swap’ gift exchange, games, food, and drinks. Many brothers had never played the ‘meme’ card/party game ‘What Do You Meme?”. It was fun to play and lots of laughs were had.

For more things holiday, head to YouTube to watch Grand President, Tricia’s 32-second video (link here)

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter plans to field a volley ball team at the Feb. 9-11, 2018 Halsey Tournament. See the “Halsey” tab and “Calendar” tab of this weblog for more info and get registered before prices increase December 20.

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Thankful for tacos and magazine

Last week the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi held its monthly happy hour. For many brothers it was their first time visiting the Urbandale location of Taco Hangover.

Many of the 7 alumni and 5 collegiate brothers in attendance ate tacos, but no one received a hangover from this evening social held November 16. There was some discussion about a community service initiative the chapter will be participating in. But mostly it was a fun time exchanging laughs and stories of working life (a life the collegiates are anxious to enter and the alumni are wishing they could transport out of…and go back to their college days).

Look for more details soon about the December holiday party.

“The Deltasig” magazine has been published. Look online for the November 2017 issue featuring photos and a summary of the 2017 NOLA GCC, awards, foundation giving, and more.

2017 Founders Recap, holiday events approaching

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi participated in 2 separate Founders’ Day events last week (November 7).

6 alumni brothers traveled to Ames for cake (pictured above) and to enjoy a social and ‘Family Feud’ game against 15 or so Mu Psi brothers at Iowa State University. It was a close game, but the alumni team came out the big winner (also winning the fast money round at the game’s end).

Thanks to the Mu Psi chapter for the invite and for organizing and hosting the event.
There was also an event in Des Moines that same evening hosted by the Alpha Iota Chapter of Drake University. The evening’s social was held at a local brew pub.

Grand President, Tricia sent a message for Founders’ Day via email:

Check the calendar page of this weblog for info on the upcoming happy hour November 16 and the December holiday social event.

Omaha LEAD was a dream

approximately 8 or so members of the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi attended the Fall LEAD School in Omaha, Nebraska October 27-28.
Many started their weekend at the Thunderhead Brewing Taproom (opened with help of a small investment by a Deltasig brother). Around 20 or so various alumni sampled brews and brought in food for dinner. Later that night a magic show was enjoyed back at the hotel.

Saturday sessions were good and included presentations by several Des Moines alumni members. The keynote was “1 million dreams”. Lunch was chicken (no surprise there) but there were 3, brief panel discussions focused on the idea of getting to know your brother (elected leadership and others) and well as partly a town hall about the fraternity. This was a new concept and made the lunch time fly by.

After the conference concluded, many college football teams of import won their respective games, and many alumni enjoyed a social evening at PGP, Norm Kromberg’s home. During this social, many thousands of dollars were raised for the Leadership Foundation and the wine flowed.

There was also a handout about the new merchandise policy.

See the “Halsey” tab for the latest info on the February 2018 tournament (registration now open)
See the “Calendar” tab for the latest on all the events coming up in November and December

Grand Time at The Republic and Broke, Busted, & Disgusted

Many Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi members (as well as a few collegiates) enjoyed a social at the October Happy Hour 10/19. They met at the newly-opened and highly-acclaimed Republic on Grand (the bar on the top floor of the AC Marriott Hotel in Des Moines’ East Village).

Recently the Des Moines Business Record publication (story behind paywall) covered Adam Carroll‘s “Broke, Busted, & Disgusted” documentary about student loan debt.

October & November 2017 Events

Several events are coming up that brothers in the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi can participate in.

Saturday, October 28 is the Fall LEAD School in Omaha, Nebraska.
Tuesday, November 7 is a Founders Day Event with Mu Psi in Ames.
Thursday, November 16 is the monthly happy hour (Taco Hangover Urbandale is the Nov. HH location).

ICYMI: Delta Sigma Pi’s Grand President published a letter earlier this month clarifying some details related to the fraternity’s new merchandise policy.

Sept. HH & Fall LEAD

The September Happy Hour of the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi is next week. Check Facebook for the latest details on the after-work social at the University Library Cafe (3506 University Ave. 50311) Thursday September 21.

The previous happy hour was August 31 at the relatively new Barn Town Brewing in West Des Moines. Alumni brothers enjoyed spicy popcorn, craft beers (including some mead), and a selection of dinner treats. There was even some ice cream eaten at the after-party at Rita’s down the street.

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The October 28 Omaha LEAD School registration price goes up from $50 to $70 after Tuesday, September 12. Register today to save on the registration fee.