Picnics galore

This Saturday August 5 is the Summer Picnic with the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. Find more information and the latest updates on Facebook.

As pictured above, central Iowa brothers attended an evening of wine and music Thursday July 20 at Jasper Winery. It was a very hot day and the crowds at Jasper were below average, but a good time was had. The winery’s sangria hit the spot to many in attendance and several purchased food from a food truck or snacked on things brought from home. It was Jillian’s last official event with chapter while living in Des Moines.

Many neighborhoods hosted picnics Tuesday, August 1 as part of National Night Out. One local alumni submitted an op-ed to the Des Moines Register’s Better Iowa series encouraging YPs to attend this annual event.

Final bit of news: Adam, the first president of this alumni chapter after it was refranchised in 2011 has gotten married. The wedding was July 29 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Adam moved away from central Iowa to Minnesota in 2013. Adam is currently the President of the Twin Cities Alumni Chapter.

Is this website breaking the rules?

The July 2017 issue of “The Deltasig” magazine has been published.
Read it online here.

Be sure to check out page 34 for a picture from Iowa State. Other highlights included a couple entrepreneurial articles, and a preview of Grand Chapter Congress in New Orleans next month.

Very concerning to this weblog was the letter from the Fraternity’s Executive Director on page 38 regarding the protection of Delta Sigma Pi trademarks.
“The Board of Directors, in consideration of protecting our trademarks, recently updated policy so that only vendors officially licensed by the Fraternity (or through its agents) have the right to produce merchandise using the the Delta Sigma Pi name, letters, or insignia.” writes Bill Schilling.
There are new rules relating to products including apparel, glassware, publications, and web pages.
More research will be done to ensure this web page complies with all new rules relating to the fraternity’s trademarked material.

Don’t forget the next happy hour with the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi is Thursday 7/20 at Jasper Winery. More info on FB.

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

Multiple Alumni Opportunities

Save the date for Tuesday April 25.

National alumni day is a great time to participate in the 4.25 drive.

Also check out the calendar page of this weblog to find updates on the events coming up Friday April 28 and Saturday April 29.

Last week was the April happy hour hosted by the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi.

The event was held at the newly-opened 2nd location of Peace Tree Brewing. This taproom in the East Village was fun and had good brews available for sale. Sour beers are brewed here, but none of the alumni brothers in attendance went for the sour beers. A fun time was had by all in attendance.

Drake University Chapter to host Alumni Picnic

As part of the Drake Relays events on campus, the Alpha Iota Chapter at Drake University will be hosting its annual Alumni Picnic. All area alumni are welcome to attend this event.
It will be held Saturday, April 29 from 2 – 4 pm in the courtyard of the Drake West Village apartments (student housing).

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.