Cold Temps at 2017 TCAC Pig Roast

Several brothers from the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, made the annual pilgrimage to Lakeville, Minnesota (just south of the Twin Cities) for the TCAC pig roast.

The Twin Cities Alumni Chapter has hosted an annual summer pig roast going back many years in history. Recently the chapter has hosted this picnic for 6 years running.
Last week’s pig roast was a cold one. Temperatures were in the 50s and 60s with sprinkles on and off. Brothers kept warm with blankets and socialization under the shelter.
Excellent as usual, the pork hit the spot with the approximately 50-60 alumni and collegiate brothers in attendance.

Of special note was the attendance of Past Grand President, Mark Chiacchiari (of Ohio). Travel worked out that Mark and his family could stop by the picnic on their way home from a family vacation in California.

Thank you, TCAC for inviting Des Moines brothers to another great event!


Brother walking Camino de Santiago

Sarah, a member of the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter is currently in Spain, walking the Camino de Santiago.

Follow her blog here:

Writing June 9, Sarah blogged she has wanted to…
“walk the Camino for years now as well as backpack around Europe. One of my biggest regrets in college was not studying abroad, so in some way this trip is making up for it.
People walk the Camino for many reasons: health, soul searching, to prove something, adventure, and many more. I’m sure a little bit of all of those reasons helped to lead to me going but the best way that I can put it for my reason is that I felt called.”

Sarah graduated from Iowa State University where she was a brother in the Mu Psi chapter and has been teaching business in Mason City, Iowa after earning a Masters in secondary education from Drake University.

Franchised to 2018

This week, the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi completed its franchising forms and will again be recognized as an official alumni chapter for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. For a summary of what the alumni chapter accomplished in the past year and where it currently stands, please find the PDF of the 2016-2017 Annual Report uploaded the “Docs” tab of this weblog.

Check out the “Officers” tab of the weblog to connect with the newly elected leadership of the chapter. Many of the officers were reelected to their positions at the annual meeting June 15, and 1 of the officers is new to her post.

Check out the “Calendar” tab of the weblog to see what is coming up. On the FB Group there are 3 new events that have been created for a few of the chapter’s summer events.

Summer Events Planned at Annual Meeting

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi held its annual meeting June 15. Much business was conducted at the Legends American Grill downtown. But much socializing and enjoyment also occured over beers and food. Officers for the coming fiscal year were elected, chapter operations and goals were discussed, and much debate was had regarding legislation to be voted on at the upcoming Grand Chapter Congress.

Several Summer events were planned around central Iowa. Be sure to check the calendar page of this weblog for info on these events as well as links to Facebook events.

Annual Meeting Announced: Thursday, June 15

Just announced: The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi will hold its annual meeting
Thursday, June 15 at the Legends American Grill in Downtown Des Moines (216 Court Ave. 50309)
See FB event
Brothers are welcome to be social between 5:30 and 6 pm. Then at 6 pm the business portion of the evening will commence.
Business will include: collecting dues ($10 for the year earns each brother the privilege to vote on all chapter business), electing officers, electing delegates to August’s Grand Chapter Congress, approving reimbursements from our chapter funds, organizing for the next fiscal year (including franchising details), brainstorming ideas for future events, and more.
This event won’t be all business, there will be fun and socialization too. It’s a great opportunity for brothers who have not been active with the chapter recently to see what’s been going on and learn about getting involved in the future.

Also note there is a community service opportunity Wednesday, June 14. Brothers from the alumni chapter are getting together to volunteer at Zoo Brew.
If interested: go to this website, make a profile, search for the event, sign up.
More info on the FB group