Drake to Celebrate 90 years

Register online by 4/11 for this Saturday 4/26 event. This is during the weekend of Drake Relays and should prove to be an excellent time.
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The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi had a very fun March happy hour on 3/18.

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6 chapter members (including 1 who was visiting Des Moines on her Spring Break) sunk many tokens into the games at Up-Down, the arcade bar in the East Village. Local brews were popular buys with chapter members (as these came with 3 free game tokens). In between the intense gaming there was plenty of brotherhood, great conversation, and laughs. For the majority of members who receive no Spring Breaks from their work, it was a welcome reprieve from the old grind.

Hopefully everyone is already registered and excited for the Buccaneers Hockey game on Saturday 3/29.

The Alpha Iota chapter (Drake) celebrates it’s 90th anniversary this year. Instead of their usual annual alumni picnic, look for a bigger celebration Saturday, April 26. Held near the Drake campus in Des Moines, this event will go from 10 am to 4 pm and features 11 am lunch and a short presentation and awards at noon.
Look for more info at http://www.drakedsp.org
Registration will be $25 and will close after April 11 (so get registered quick). Food, at t-shirt, a memento, and a priceless amount of fun/brotherhood is included with a paid registration.

The March edition of “The Deltasig” has been published. Read it online here.

The Road to a CDL

This post is intended to be an informative overview of the “Certified Deltasig Leader” certification.

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What is a Certified Deltasig Leader certification?
A CDL recognizes an individual for his or her demonstrated leadership training and experience and commitment to Delta Sigma Pi.

Who can become a CDL?
Any Deltasig alumni who fulfill the requirements and complete the online application can become a CDL.

How long does a CDL last for?
Certifications expire at the end of odd numbered years. So earning the designation early in an even numbered year (like right now) ensures you the longest amount of time as a CDL before needing to renew.

Is a CDL required to become an important big wig in the fraternity?
No. Certification is suggested (and certainly helpful), but not required to hold any leadership role, elected or appointed.

Why become a CDL?
CDL designees are instantly recognizable for their commitment to the fraternity, knowledge of the fraternity, and leadership capability. Recognition includes being named as a CDL in the Deltasig Magazine, named at a Provincial event or GCC, and given a “Certified Leader” ribbon for your name badge at GCC. Maintaining a CDL improves your marketability and readiness for fraternity leadership roles. CDL designees benefit alumni chapters by making them eligible for the Silver and Gold recognitions under the new Alumni Chapter Recognition Program.
Criteria for Silver Recognition: At least two of the required chapter officers must become a Tier 1 Certified Deltasig Leader.
Criteria for Gold Recognition: All four of the required chapter officers must become Tier 1 Certified Deltasig Leaders and at least two of the required chapter officers must become a Tier 2 Certified Deltasig Leader.

What are the requirements for earning the Tier 1 Certified Deltasig Leader certification?
Fraternity event participation: attend or administer sessions at two different fraternity events in the past five years (examples include fall and spring LEADs and GCC).
Webinar sessions: watch and answer quiz questions on 11 different prerecorded webinars (about 10 minutes each).
Support the Leadership Foundation: donate to the Leadership Foundation within the past year.

What are the requirements for earning the Tier 2 Certified Deltasig Leader certification?
First complete the Tier 1 certification.
Serve the fraternity for at least one year (examples include Grand Officer; Provincial Vice President; Regional Vice President; District Director; Chapter Advisor; Receiver; Alumni Chapter Officer; Regional, Provincial or National Committee or Task Force (Chair or Member); or other similar roles approved by a Provincial Vice President or the Grand President).
Webinar sessions: watch and answer quiz questions on 4 different prerecorded webinars.

Where is more information available?
Find more information online
Read more on page 36 of the Awards & Recognition Guide
Start today at the Deltasig E-Learning page

Happy Hour & Hockey

It’s all about the games for the rest of the month. Join the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi for its monthly happy happy hour Tuesday, March 18. Starting around 5:30 pm we will be at Up-Down (Des Moines’s original arcade bar). Play some games and have a few beverages and laughs with the Deltasig alums around the metro. Up-Down is located at 500 E. Locust in the East Village neighborhood of Des Moines. It is in the basement of the building in the space formerly occupied by “The Underground”. This will be an excellent event to get “up” out of your cubicle and get “down” with some brothers.

Then get ready for our Des Moines Buccaneers Hockey night that the Drake Chapter invited us to. It is taking place Saturday, March 29. Look for details on Facebook and contact Jillian for details.

The 3rd annual alumni chapter professional evening was a great success! Earlier this week we had our speaker and dinner at Dos Rios restaurant downtown.
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Those present heard about the jewelry business as well as what is now trending. Many useful tips were picked up and sure to be used next time the brothers in attendance are shopping for jewelry.
There were 5 members of the alumni chapter in attendance as well as 20 students from Drake and 5 students from Iowa State.
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Central Iowa Accolades

March is a great time for the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. See the calendar page and Facebook for more information about our 3/11 professional evening, 3/18 monthly happy hour, and 3/29 DSM Buccaneers hockey night.

March is also a great time for Des Moines and Central Iowa. The new spring/summer edition of “Catch Des Moines” was released the same day as the March/April edition of “DSM Magazine”.

But first, back to January. The annual Book of lists was published. “Published annually in January, The Des Moines Business Record’s Book of Lists is the definitive resource guide for business professionals in the Central Iowa area. The book includes over 70 lists from a variety of industries, profiles of local leaders, Central Iowa Market Facts and a community calendar.”
Read it here

Then, the “Today” show came to town and recognized Des Moines as the wealthiest city in their healthy, wealthy, wise series.

Recently, the Greater Des Moines Partnership launched it’s CarpeDM website at http://www.seizedesmoines.com
Use the site as a great resource guide for the Central Iowa metro.

March 4 was the unveiling of the latest edition of “Catch Des Moines”
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This guide, emphasizing this year’s theme of culture, is an excellent source for entartainment and what to do around the metro. The calendar function is probably the most useful tool on the site.
Read the guide here

Also released March 4 was the latest edition of “DSM Magazine”
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Read it here

Encompassing the whole state, including Central Iowa is the Travel Iowa publication. The most recent edition was released in February.
Read it here