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.

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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 https://signup.com/, make a profile, search for the event, sign up.
More info on the FB group

“A” Great March Happy Hour

The Des Moines – Central Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi held its monthly happy hour March 9 at Eatery A in Des Moines. Brothers enjoyed 1/2 price pizzas and other selections before 6 pm.

The hot topics of discussion were the upcoming Iowa State Men’s Basketball team wins at the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, the new downtown Hy-Vee store, Cheddar, pub trivia, pets (and pet care) among other topics. There was also some business conducted. There had been a vacancy for one of the elected leadership positions. At the happy hour Coleby was overwhelmingly elected to be the next VP-Collegiate Relations. He will help coordinate our chapter’s outreach to the colleges around Iowa and the region and serve as a liaison for jointly-hosted events. Everyone was excited to welcome Coleby (though not pictured above) to the leadership team.

Mark your calendars for the next happy hour April 20.
Also note that the TCAC pig roast has a discounted registration price until April 30.
And April 25 is National Alumni Day!


Summer ’16 Newsletters and Magazines

Remember that Thursday, July 21 is the next monthly happy hour of the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. See the “Calendar” page and FB for more details.

The July 2016 issue of “The Deltasig” magazine has been published.
Check it out online here.
Several points of interest include GP Ibe’s encouragement to share the brotherhood between collegians and alumni (a good read) on page 3, a picture of brothers from the Iowa State chapter at LEAD on page 11, and the Water Cooler on page 39.

More National News came out with the July 5 “Deltasig Update”.
2016-07-05 Deltasig Update

Locally, the DSM-CIA newsletter was released July 6.
2016-07 Newsletter

Finally, in Des Moines news, the July/August issue of dsm Magazine was released.
Find it online here.
Interesting features abound, including some info about Drake University’s new President, Marty Martin on page 52.

2016 Annual Meeting Results

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi was held Tuesday June 21. There was a brief social at Legends American Grill in Downtown Des Moines followed by the actual business meeting. A quorum was met for the business of the chapter to be conducted.

2016-06 Ann Meeting, Legends

Meeting highlights include:
Electing officers for the July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 term
President = Tom
VPCO = David
VPCR = Jody
VPF = Phil
Community Service Chair = Jenny
Social Chair = Nate
The alumni chapter dues structure was discussed. There were ideas to increase the annual dues and/or offer lifetime memberships (similar to the Chicago Alumni Chapter). Good discussion was had on these items, but no changes were made to the current dues level or structure. In general annual dues remain $10.
Ideas for events were discussed. This included deciding that there will be a happy hour July 21 at Taco Hangover in West Des Moines.

After the business meeting was adjourned, brothers walked over to Principal park where the Iowa Cubs were scheduled to play a baseball game. But it was rainy.

2016-06 Iowa Cubs, ann meeting

Since the annual meeting, the Franchise Form has been submitted to the Central Office and the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter is ready to begin another great (fiscal) year!

2016 Annual Meeting Announced

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi will hold its annual meeting
Tuesday, June 21. The social and meeting will be held at the downtown location of Legends American Grill (216 Court Ave. 50309).
Brothers are welcome to socialize around 5:30 or so with the meeting starting at 6 pm.
Look for more details about following up the meeting with a fun excursion to the Iowa Cubs.

Several local alumni attended the annual alumni picnic hosted by the Drake Chapter. This year’s picnic was Sunday May 1 (the Sunday after the Drake Relays) at MacRae Park in Des Moines.
2016-05 alumni picnic

The May/June issue of dsm magazine has been released. Find it online here.
Look for interesting stories on food trucks, places to visit (including Okoboji), Roxanne Conlin, people who have slash (/) careers (example: musician/photographer), and Sherman Hill.