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.
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.
Since launching this Weblog with a single post on July 19, 2013, this one-stop-shop for all information about the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi has consistently published info relevant to local brothers. This is the weblogs’s 100th Post!
To celebrate, here is a listicle with 7 interesting or little-known facts about the alumni chapter and its weblog.
(1.) Since it’s launch, the weblog has had 2,256 views and 1,405 visitors.
(2.) The day with the highest views was May 3, 2016 (the date Jillian’s wine article was posted).
(3.) The weblog has 4 years worth of annual reports available for download at the “Docs” page.
(4.) This alumni chapter has been consistently franchised since the 2011-2012 year. Prior to 2011 it was franchised for 2 years (2006-2007 & 2007-2008). It was also briefly franchised late in the 1970s and again in the early 1980s. Its longest franchised stretch was from 1928-1940 (12 years).
(5.) All the most-active members are currently under the age of 35. But brothers of all ages are welcome to get more involved!
(6.) Several current and former members of the alumni chapter have become Regional Awards Committee Members, District Directors, RVPs, Officers of other Alumni Chapters, and Golden Council Members. A few brothers have joined the Twin Cities Alumni Chapter after moving from Des Moines to Minneapolis (suburbs).
(7.) The alumni chapter has welcomed many brothers to Central Iowa especially during the 2012 Fall LEAD in West Des Moines, The 2013 Halsey in Ames, the 2015 Spring LEAD in Iowa City, and the 2016 Halsey in Des Moines.
More details regarding the annual meeting have been announced.
Check out more info on Facebook.
Make sure your calendars are marked for the evening of June 21.
Social around 5:30 pm. Meeting begins at 6 pm at the downtown Legends.
There will be a recap of this past year, discussion of items for the coming year, and elections for leadership positions.
Following the meeting, we will head to Principal Park to cheer on the Iowa Cubs as they face off against the Nashville Sounds.
All dues-paying members for the 2016-17 fiscal year will receive one complimentary ticket to the game.
The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi is excited for several events coming up featuring local collegiate chapters.
The April happy hour (Thurs. 4/21) will be abbreviated so brothers can have time for bowling afterwards (at Merle Hay Lanes) with Epsilon members from the University of Iowa. Look for information about this event on the calendar page of the Weblog as well as FB. This is an event the chapter has never done before, so bring the family and partake in this unique event.
Also save the date for the Drake chapter’s alumni picnic Sunday, May 1. All central Iowa Deltasig alums can enjoy this annual tradition. The Drake VPAR asks that you email her (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are planning on attending.
Finally there is this from the Drake Chapter:
The “VP – Professional Activities, Erin Bruggeman, is creating a job bank. This is a google doc for our members and alumni to put in their information in regarding internships and jobs. It is a hope that students who are trying to decide what they want to do in the future will be able to use this document to find people to reach out to. We would appreciate if you all would take a few minutes to put in your name, company, and department so our brothers can potentially reach out to you. If you have any questions about this, you can email Erin at email@example.com. The link for the document is below.”