Happy Hour Held, Magazine Read, Hockey to be Watched, Register for Halsey

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi held its monthly happy hour on Tuesday 11/19 at the Yankee Clipper in Ankeny, Iowa. Attendance was lower than average, but the tacos were much larger than average.

taco at yankee clipper

The tacos were tasty and extra special when you used the taco sauce to draw a smiley face. Good conversation was had about a few of the exciting events coming up yet in 2012 as well as getting a game plan together to kick off 2013. One thing that was discussed and will most likely happen is a year-end survey, so stay tuned for that.

Friday, November 22 is the alumni chapter excursion to Wells Fargo Arena for an Iowa Wild Hockey game. Check Facebook and the calendar section of the weblog for details when they get posted.

The Halsey section of the weblog has all the important Halsey information. We are going to accommodate everyone who registers and wants to play either volley ball or basketball. Contact (alumni chapter president) Laura after you’ve registered so we can keep everybody in the loop. One deadline fast approaching is that for the cheapest registration. After 11/30 prices go up, so be sure to register before the month of November comes to a close!

The Deltasig Magazine
The November 2013 edition of The Deltasig has been published. It features a great recap of GCC, Board notes, information on the Leadership Foundation, and some news from around the country. One thing to look for is the picture on page 22 from the June 2013 TCAC Pig Roast (3 Des Moines brothers travelled to the Twin Cities for the event).

11/17 Tornado

tornado 2


Happy Hour Next Week, Initiations Now

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi has its regularly scheduled monthly happy hour next week, Tuesday, November 19 from roughly 5:30 to 7:00 pm. We will be meeting this month at the Yankee Clipper (312 SW Maple St, Ankeny, IA 50023). According to the Ankeny Patch.com website, “The Yankee Clipper has been an Ankeny favorite ever since opening its doors in 1943. The establishment features a full bar and some of the best burgers around. The Yankee Clipper is especially known for Taco Tuesday, when patrons can order a taco big enough to fill them up for just a bit more than $3.” We’ll be there on a Tuesday, so bring your taco appetite.

The format of our monthly happy hours is very casual. Brothers and guests shuffle in at out at their convenience over the course of a couple hours. We’ll probably talk about some of the things we have coming up in December and January, but most of the conversation will be catching up with regulars and getting to know our newer members. Always a few laughs, rarely a dull moment. Look for some people sitting at a table that has some Delta Sigma Pi T-Shirts on it, and you’ll know that’s us.

Both Iowa State and Drake have their fall initiations this week. Area alumni have been invited to attend initiation ceremonies and dinners after the ceremonies. If you plan on attending one of the dinners please RSVP to Alumni Chapter President Laura so she can provide a head count to the chapters.

Alpha Iota – Drake University
Thursday November 14
Initiation location is Aliber 101 at 7:00 pm
Initiation Dinner is at Court Ave Brewing Co at 9:30 pm

Mu Psi – Iowa State
Friday November 15
Initiation location is Gerdin 1148 at 6:00 pm
Intiation Dinner is at La Fuente Restaurant following Initiation

Final Note: DSM Magazine has published its Nov/Dec issue, announcing the magazine will now be published every other month instead of quarterly. The most recent issue notes some interesting facts about Drake University President, David Maxwell, the story behind the transformation of Cowles Commons, and holiday gift ideas among its many features.

November Things & Oct. Indy LEAD

It’s November 7 and this Founders’ Day we celebrate 106 years of brotherhood. Be sure to check out the calendar page of the Weblog for all the latest information on the many collegiate and alumni events that are happening around Central Iowa in the month of November.

The Indianapolis LEAD School was Saturday, October 26. RVP Kirstie said it was another successful LEAD event with 460 attendees. Most of those in attendance wore red for the North Central Provincial community service initiative supporting the American Heart Association. Over 60 pounds of pop tabs were donated to the Ronald McDonald House, a new national fraternity initiative.

pop tabs at Indy Lead

Adam Carroll gave the keynote and wrapped up the end of the day as well as led multiple sessions during the day.

Adam Carroll Indy lead

A new activity was playing “Alumni Bingo.” This is similar to the networking bingo done at LEADs in the past but specific to the alumni in attendance. Attendees had bingo sheets listing random facts about alumni and had to meet them and get a bingo or multiple bingos or fill the card in order to be entered in a drawing for a prize. Kirstie thought the alumni really enjoyed having the collegiates trying to meet them throughout the day to ask about their random fact. Kirstie noted the Indy LEAD was a good time and is looking forward to the Las Vegas LEAD School November 9.

VPCO Adam also attended the Indy LEAD 10/26, receiving his CDL Tier II certificate, but was sick all day that Saturday and was not actively involved at the event.