Delta Sigma Pi takes the Iowa State Fair

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi welcomed brothers from across the country to the nationally recognized Iowa State Fair. Over 116,000 people attended the fair Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. And a handful of them wore their Deltasig letters with pride.

One of the event’s main organizers posted this message on Facebook after the event: “Deltasig Day at the Iowa State Fair was a success! The Delta Sigma Pi – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter hosted 20+ people from 8 alumni chapters across 6 states to brave the heat, see the sites, and spend the day with great friends. Thank you to everyone who came from near and far to make for a fun and memorable day!”

Highlights included the Iowa Craft Beer Tent, the Iowa Wine Experience, great food on a stick (especially the brown sugar pork belly), and seeing large things (like pumpkins and animals).

Be sure to check the calendar page of this weblog for info on upcoming events including the August 23 happy hour.

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2018 TCAC pig roast more than a little laugh

Two brothers from Des Moines traveled to the Twin Cities over the June 23, 2018 weekend to attend the annual Twin Cities Alumni Chapter (TCAC) Pig Roast.
Their annual tradition usually draws a good crowd, including roughly 6 dues-paying members of the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter.

There were some changes for the 2018 event. The first was location. Instead of the Lakeville location, the event was held at Minnehaha Regional Park near the heart of Minneapolis, MN. And contrary to what some brothers (with a sense of humor) tell you, Minnehaha does not translate to “little laugh”.

The park featured many shelters (one of which was reserved for the event), trails, splash park, historic sites, food, bike rentals, and of course the picturesque Minnehaha Falls.

(The above photo is at the top of the falls. The photo below is below the falls.)

There was also a new caterer this year, and they did not disappoint. Pulled pork was fall-off-the-bone-tender. The BBQ sauces hit the spot. And there were several positive comments about the sides of mac & cheese, baked beans, and potato salad.

The weather this year was nearly perfect for the pig roast. Temps were in the upper 70s and mid 80s. Sky was clear. Brothers playing the fun yard games could have broke a sweat, but those socializing under the shelter stayed cool. All had a good time. Thank you, TCAC, for hosting another great event!

2018 Annual Meeting Results

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi held its annual meeting on Thursday June 21. This year’s annual meeting had good attendance, a fun atmosphere, and excellent conversation about future ideas and current planning.

The chapter had reserved the meeting room at the Ingersoll Palmer’s location, which provided a good space for taking care of official business as well as enjoying the social.
Many brothers enjoyed the keynote presentation by one brother who recently returned from Europe after about 1 year away, having backpacked and volunteered along the way.
The annual report was presented. Find the PDF version on the “Docs” page of this weblog.
Officer elections were held. Find the new officers on the “Officers” page of this weblog.
Events in-the-works were discussed along with ideas for new events. Many ideas were brought up for socials, community service, and professional development. Be sure to check out the “Calendar” page of this weblog for all the latest.

After the June 21 meeting all the online forms were completed and the franchising and insurance fees paid so that the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter is officially franchised through June 30, 2019. Here’s to another good year!

2018 Annual Meeting Notice: Thurs. June 21

The annual meeting of the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi is coming up in June.
Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 21. See all the details on the calendar page of this weblog.
6/21 we will be meeting at Palmer’s (2843 Ingersoll) in the small meeting room that we have reserved. Find the link to the FB event here.
The meeting portion will begin at 6 pm, but there will be social/networking/mingling starting at 5:30 pm. Palmer’s has beer and wine for purchase. Besides the beverages and food for purchase, brothers can snack off a dessert tray, courtesy of the chapter.

At the annual meeting, officers will be elected, $10 annual dues payments will be accepted, and there will be brainstorming for events and work on event planning. This will be a great opportunity for the regulars to enjoy a social and help with planning. And it will be an excellent opportunity for new alumni, brothers new to Des Moines, or people wanting to get more active in the chapter to see what it’s about and learn how to get more involved.

May 17 was the last monthly happy hour at Exile. It was a hot and sunny day and several alumni and 3 collegiates enjoyed the patio, the brews and food from Exile, and a good social to kick off the summer.

April 2018 was fun, more to come

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi enjoyed April with 2 events last month.
Brothers gathered for the April monthly happy hour April 19 at Wellman’s West.

Then on April 29, as part of the Drake Relays festivities, alumni were celebrated at the annual Alumni Picnic hosted by the Alpha Iota Chapter at Drake University.

Good times were enjoyed by all in attendance.
Be sure to check out the calendar page of the weblog for info on the May happy hour and June annual meeting.

March’s magazine and April’s happy hour

Mark your calendars for the April happy hour with the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. The casual, social gathering will be held Thursday, April 19 at Wellman’s Pub & Rooftop (AKA Wellman’s West) in West Des Moines. Brothers and alumni will begin to gather around 5:30 pm (most likely on the ground floor) of this local favorite at 597 Market St, West Des Moines, IA 50266.

Only a few days after the April happy hour will be National Alumni Day (April 25). Link to website here.

National Alumni Day was just one of many interesting features in the March 2018 issue of “The Deltasig”.
Read it online here.

One article features an alumni who has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in every state in the nation. The article even mentions the biggest popcorn ball from right here in Iowa (page 14). Volunteering was a prominent theme in the March magazine.
There are a couple pictures of TCAC in the March issue (page 35 and 36) and a picture from Lincoln/Greater Nebraska (page 36).

And showcasing past LEAD Schools, the above picture was seen on page 8.