Wine Time, Summer Reading

Coming up Sunday is the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi’s Wine and Music Night at Summerset Winery. Find more info about this event on Facebook.

For some excellent Summer reading, check out the July issue of “The Deltasig” magazine.

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Several highlights include a picture of some members of the Drake Chapter at the Iowa City Provincial Lead (page 8),
information about the 50th GCC (pages 10-11 among others),
and National COY, Chad, of the North Central Region (pages 30 & 33).

Other reading selections include the first annual report of the new Cultivation Corridor organization.

And Des Moines was highlighted by the Miami Herald! Read about 5 free things to do in Des Moines.

Finally, the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter applauds those chapters earning honors as part of the Alumni Chapter Recognition Program. Special shout out goes to neighbors in Nebraska and Minnesota!

2015-07 chapter recognition

The 2015-2016 officers of this alumni chapter are working to put together a strategic plan so Des Moines can one day be added to these ranks.

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Summer Fun 2016!

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi has been having a fun Summer. Last week, the July Happy Hour was a great success.

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Several members of the chapter got together at the new Daught House 50 on Mills Civic in West Des Moines. While the parking lot was crowded, there were still some empty tables inside, including the gigantic one brothers gathered around. The garage doors that opened up the restaurant to the patio seating around it were sealed up due to the day’s high temperatures, and very few people were taking advantage of the outdoor seating. Discussion was fun, and the food was good quality.

Last weekend a few Des Moines alumni took a weekend trip to Minneapolis, MN to attend the annual Summer Pig Roast hosted by the Twin Cities Alumni Chapter.

DSM-CIA dues paying members

DSM-CIA dues paying members

Deliciously catered by Divine Swine, and held in a shelter at Antlers Park in Lakeville, MN, this event was excellent as usual. There were about 50 alumni, collegiate, family, and friends in attendance… and at least one dog! Brothers played some yard games, enjoyed the park grounds, socialized, and ate some great food. Many in attendance at the pig roast talked about their plans to attend Grand Chapter (less than 4 weeks away). Earlier forecasts had called for chances of thunderstorms, but the weather stayed sunny for the entire event. Thank you TCAC for executing another great pig roast and inviting Des Moines brothers to join in the fun.

Members and Founders of the DSM-CIA 2011 Refranchising

Members and Founders of the DSM-CIA 2011 Refranchising

New Year Started, Happy Hour Next Week

Make sure the first happy hour / meeting of the 2015-2016 fiscal year for the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi is on your calendar for Thursday July 16. Brothers will be kicking off the year with some follow-ups from the annual meeting, fun, friends, and general happy-hour socialization. For brothers who just graduated in the Spring or who are new to the area, this will be a great event to meet other Deltasigs in Central Iowa.
The newest location of the Draught House 50 empire (6420 Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines) is where the event will take place from roughly 5:30 – 7 pm.
Early in July, Draught House 50 got a good review in the Des Moines Register saying it… “is a slick operation with good food and service.”

Also published in July was the monthly chapter newsletter
2015-07 newsletter 1
2015-07 newsletter 2

In National’s monthly update, it was noted that the number of franchised alumni chapters is the highest its been in recent years!
2015-07 DSP update