Sushi, DSMUSA, Drake’s impact on central Iowa

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi held its monthly happy Hour Wednesday May 17 at Sakari on Ingersoll.

Attendance was slightly higher than average with 9 alumni brothers from around central Iowa attending the social event. There was much discussion about what is the best sushi, how to order sushi, how to eat sushi, and ‘what is dynamite shrimp?’ The answer may still be unknown but it is really good! It was a fun time with discussion of summer travel plans, recent injuries, future alumni chapter event ideas, and company re-branding.

3 alumni chapter members, who all happen to be women, and their names each start with the letter “J” have birthdays within a week of each other. So we were lucky enough to have some great cake at the happy hour. An excellent time was had by all in attendance.

Stay tuned for info on the June annual meeting.

Drake University made news last week, releasing information on the school’s economic impact on central Iowa. Many of the stats were impressive including:
Drake’s status as a “brain gain” institution—a net importer of students and skilled employees—boosts the regional economy by more than $2 billion.
Drake supports 3,369 jobs and $187.5 million in workers’ earnings annually through its day-to-day operations, construction projects, and spending by students and visitors.
The University’s broad range of academic, recruitment, and athletic programming attracts thousands of out-of-town visitors who spend $14.9 million and directly or indirectly contribute to $26.7 million in economic output for the region.

Replacing the seizedesmoines.com website and the CarpeDM slogan, The Greater Des Moines Partnership is pleased to share a new regional identifier: DSM USA. DSM USA is a bold statement to the world: This is a welcoming, diverse and vibrant community with affordable and accessible amenities for residents and businesses. This regional identifier is the result of significant quantitative and qualitative research, and its launch coincides with the launch a new website to market the Greater Des Moines (DSM): DSMpartnership.com.

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The Deltasig Magazine & Des Moines Growth

The March 2017 edition of “The Deltasig” has been published.
Read the 2017 GCC preview and other stories online here.

Make sure to check out the calendar page for the latest info on The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter happy hour April 20
The Drake chapter’s alumni picnic Saturday, April 29
and more.

The Mu Psi Chapter at Iowa State celebrated its birthday Monday night by hosting an alumni panel. 6 Brothers from the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter participated in the panel, interacted with the Cyclone students, and enjoyed 3 different varieties of birthday cake as part of the celebration.

The Census Bureau released data for June 2016 and Des Moines has the highest growth in the Midwest and the 34th highest nationwide.

3 Big Events in February

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi held its January happy hour last Thursday (1/19) at Gilroy’s Pub + Kitchen in West Des Moines.

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There was a great turnout of 9 brothers including 1 student participating in a co-op with Principal Financial Group this semester. This happy hour could only be described as TTRT! There were 2 pieces of business conducted. The first was a motion to make a donation of part of our fundraising proceeds from last year to the Delta Sigma Pi Leadership Foundation. This motion passed. The second was to elect Jody as the next president of the alumni chapter. This passed as well. So congrats Jody on becoming the new president of the alumni chapter!

Mark your calendars for 3 big, February events (more info on calendar page of weblog).
2/11 Halsey in Lincoln, NE
2/16 Feb. Happy Hour in Ankeny
2/25 Spring LEAD Provincial Conference in Schaumburg, IL

There is lots of reading to catch up on.
Published annually are the Book of Lists (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.)
2017 Book of Lists
and ia Magazine (Business Publications Corp. introduces readers to surprising discoveries through profiles architecture, food, galleries, gardens and our great outdoors).
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And published 6 times per year is dsm Magazine
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Registration for Great Plains Regional Conference Open

The details of the 4th annual Great Plains Regional Conference have been announced. Find the latest info online here. Alumni can attend this event Saturday, November 5 (held right here in Des Moines) for $10 (registration includes lunch). This event will be a great opportunity to network with collegiate brothers from around the region and learn about upcoming fraternal opportunities.

Immediately following the November 5 conference, the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi will be hosting a social/networking event… more details TBA. Stay tuned.

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http://www.deltasigmapi.org/strategic-priorities
Delta Sigma Pi’s Grand President emailed out a message 9/26 about the new strategic priorities of the fraternity.

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Also there was a recent notice about the Bucks for Brotherhood Program.

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Volunteer as Part of ‘Make a Difference Day’

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi will be lending a helping hand on “Make a Difference Day”. Although the day technically falls on Sat. 10/22, central Iowa brothers are invited to band together Sunday, October 23 for the cleanup shift from the Reggie’s Sleepout event held at the Drake Stadium on the Drake University Campus.

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http://www.reggiessleepout.org/sleepout-information/volunteer/

https://www.facebook.com/reggiessleepout/

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”.
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Locally, the DSM-CIA newsletter was released July 6.
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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 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.
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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.