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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.

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.

Good times & goodbyes at Spring 2017 LEAD

10 members (approx.) of the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi attended the North Central LEAD Provincial Conference & Council Meeting the weekend of February 25, 2017 in Schaumburg, Illinois. The conference overall had good attendance from chapters all over the province and a great time was had by all.

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Several highlights include: (1.) the council meeting where proposed ritual changes were discussed (generally favorably), (2.) a hypnotist was the Friday night entertainment. Many brothers found the show very funny and quite impressive. (3.) good sessions throughout Saturday including a good presentation on generational diversity by Adam Carroll and Tim Augustine. (4.) a great banquet featuring awards, and thanks for volunteer leaders not running for reelection. Especially awesome was a video recognizing Jodi Schoh for her service as Provincial Vice President. To kick off the program portion of the banquet was a Mardi Gras style parade and giving away of beads followed by a mic-drop by the volunteer leaders. (see pic below) (5.) The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi made a donation to the Leadership Foundation. (see pic above)

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News:
COY Link
Lifetime achievement honoree Link
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2016 Year-end Buzz

Members of the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi are buzzing about several things as the calendar year comes to a close.

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The annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Holiday Party was a great success this year. A dozen or so turned out on Saturday, December 10 for great merriment and awful attire. A few brothers traveled from out of town to attend the social. Highlights included some great appetizers and wine at Jillian’s followed by good times at the High Life Lounge in downtown Des Moines.

There is news buzz: The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter’s participation as part of ‘make-a-difference-day’ made national news on the fraternity’s website.

Also buzzworthy was the latest (November) issue of the Detasig magazine.
Featured stories include: “Deltasig Legacies: Fraternal Brothers within Families” and lists of Award Winners and Foundation Donors.

December 10 Holiday Party and other News

Check out Facebook and the calendar page of this weblog for the latest info on the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi’s Annual Holiday Party
(an Ugly Christmas Sweater – themed gathering).
Saturday, December 10 brothers are invited to gather at Jillian’s residence at 7 pm. Then at 8:30 pm the plan is to move the party to The High Life Lounge (200 SW 2nd St, Des Moines, IA 50309). See FB or contact Jillian for more information.

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There seem to be many new news posts happening at the Delta Sigma Pi Website. Bookmark this page: https://www.deltasigmapi.org/news

Newsworthy for the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi is that the search has begun for a new Chapter President. The previous president respectfully resigned the post earlier this month. Contact other officers if you are interested in stepping up and leading our chapter.

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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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.