On Sunday, September 16, 2018 a charitable group of alumni brothers form the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, volunteered cooking dinner at the Ronald McDonald House.
The Ronald McDonald House in Des Moines is a brand new (2017 construction) 18-bedroom facility near Iowa Methodist Hospital where families can stay while their children are receiving medical treatment.
Deltasigs took over the kitchen for an afternoon of baking a pasta casserole dish and brownies. Even organizer and alumni chapter Community Service Chair, Jenny, researched the recipe and did the shopping for ingredients. Brothers pitched in for the cooking and cleaning on site at the RMH. All went well and many families were fed. The event was an enjoyable volunteering experience for everyone involved.
And don’t forget that Thursday 9/20 is the next happy hour at Eatery A.
The national fraternity has posted some news you can use:
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including: creation of a task force for reviewing risk management, and clarification of the merchandise policy including: to no allow use of the confederate flag on fraternity-branded merchandise, and selection of College Football Hall of Fame for the 2019 GCC Friday night group outing
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.
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.
Sarah, a member of the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter is currently in Spain, walking the Camino de Santiago.
Follow her blog here: https://sarahsheerin.wordpress.com/
Writing June 9, Sarah blogged she has wanted to…
“walk the Camino for years now as well as backpack around Europe. One of my biggest regrets in college was not studying abroad, so in some way this trip is making up for it.
People walk the Camino for many reasons: health, soul searching, to prove something, adventure, and many more. I’m sure a little bit of all of those reasons helped to lead to me going but the best way that I can put it for my reason is that I felt called.”
Sarah graduated from Iowa State University where she was a brother in the Mu Psi chapter and has been teaching business in Mason City, Iowa after earning a Masters in secondary education from Drake University.
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.
Deltasigs partied like it was 1999 and the other years of the 1990s during the February 11, 2017 weekend for the 59th annual Halsey Invitational Volley Ball – Basketball Tournament. This year’s tournament was hosted by the Alpha Delta Chapter at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. The theme was Flashback to the 90s. There were approximately 260 registered in attendance.
The weekend started with a 90s-themed dance. Brothers were encouraged to wear their best 90s throwback outfits and could dance and play various games while listening to DJ Jillian (RVP) spin the 90s greatest hits. Many brothers stayed at the Embassy Suites downtown which featured a great breakfast and evening happy hour.
The hotel was only a 14 minute walk to Rec Center on campus where the tournament was held. The weather was unseasonably warm, making the walk quite enjoyable. But the walk wasn’t the only warm-up the Des Moines – Central Alumni Chapter volley ball team got. They also worked out on some of the rec center equipment!
In the end, DSM-CIA did not make the final, bracketed tournament, but of the 6, 11-point, rallied scored games they played (against 2 formidable oppenents) they won 3. Everyone on the team was very satisfied with its performance overall.
The Saturday night banquet was assigned seating, so Des Moines brothers sat among several tables, but the program was short and sweet and included comments from several notable alumni, awards (including the best t-shirt going to Theta Tau for their Space Jam-inspired design), and the anouncement of the 2018 tournament (the 60th) to be hosted by Alpha Epsilon in Minneapolis, MN.
Check out the calendar page of this weblog for more information and links to several events coming up that Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi members might be interested in.
The October Happy Hour will be Thursday 10/20 at the Iowa Tap Room.
Find a link to register and get more information about the Saturday 11/5 Regional Conference.
Halsey registration is open. Sign up before 12/1 to lock in a $70 price. Increases to $80 in December.