Happy Holidays

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi held its annual holiday tradition Saturday December 9. Several alumni brothers got together for the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.

Thanks to Jody for hosting an excellent social event featuring a ‘Yankee Swap’ gift exchange, games, food, and drinks. Many brothers had never played the ‘meme’ card/party game ‘What Do You Meme?”. It was fun to play and lots of laughs were had.

For more things holiday, head to YouTube to watch Grand President, Tricia’s 32-second video (link here)

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter plans to field a volley ball team at the Feb. 9-11, 2018 Halsey Tournament. See the “Halsey” tab and “Calendar” tab of this weblog for more info and get registered before prices increase December 20.

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2017 Founders Recap, holiday events approaching

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi participated in 2 separate Founders’ Day events last week (November 7).

6 alumni brothers traveled to Ames for cake (pictured above) and to enjoy a social and ‘Family Feud’ game against 15 or so Mu Psi brothers at Iowa State University. It was a close game, but the alumni team came out the big winner (also winning the fast money round at the game’s end).

Thanks to the Mu Psi chapter for the invite and for organizing and hosting the event.
There was also an event in Des Moines that same evening hosted by the Alpha Iota Chapter of Drake University. The evening’s social was held at a local brew pub.

Grand President, Tricia sent a message for Founders’ Day via email:

Check the calendar page of this weblog for info on the upcoming happy hour November 16 and the December holiday social event.

October & November 2017 Events

Several events are coming up that brothers in the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi can participate in.

Saturday, October 28 is the Fall LEAD School in Omaha, Nebraska.
Tuesday, November 7 is a Founders Day Event with Mu Psi in Ames.
Thursday, November 16 is the monthly happy hour (Taco Hangover Urbandale is the Nov. HH location).

ICYMI: Delta Sigma Pi’s Grand President published a letter earlier this month clarifying some details related to the fraternity’s new merchandise policy.

Sept. HH & Fall LEAD

The September Happy Hour of the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi is next week. Check Facebook for the latest details on the after-work social at the University Library Cafe (3506 University Ave. 50311) Thursday September 21.

The previous happy hour was August 31 at the relatively new Barn Town Brewing in West Des Moines. Alumni brothers enjoyed spicy popcorn, craft beers (including some mead), and a selection of dinner treats. There was even some ice cream eaten at the after-party at Rita’s down the street.

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The October 28 Omaha LEAD School registration price goes up from $50 to $70 after Tuesday, September 12. Register today to save on the registration fee.

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.