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

2016 Annual Meeting Results

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi was held Tuesday June 21. There was a brief social at Legends American Grill in Downtown Des Moines followed by the actual business meeting. A quorum was met for the business of the chapter to be conducted.

2016-06 Ann Meeting, Legends

Meeting highlights include:
Electing officers for the July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 term
President = Tom
VPCO = David
VPCR = Jody
VPF = Phil
Community Service Chair = Jenny
Social Chair = Nate
The alumni chapter dues structure was discussed. There were ideas to increase the annual dues and/or offer lifetime memberships (similar to the Chicago Alumni Chapter). Good discussion was had on these items, but no changes were made to the current dues level or structure. In general annual dues remain $10.
Ideas for events were discussed. This included deciding that there will be a happy hour July 21 at Taco Hangover in West Des Moines.

After the business meeting was adjourned, brothers walked over to Principal park where the Iowa Cubs were scheduled to play a baseball game. But it was rainy.

2016-06 Iowa Cubs, ann meeting

Since the annual meeting, the Franchise Form has been submitted to the Central Office and the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter is ready to begin another great (fiscal) year!

2016 Annual Meeting Announced

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi will hold its annual meeting
Tuesday, June 21. The social and meeting will be held at the downtown location of Legends American Grill (216 Court Ave. 50309).
Brothers are welcome to socialize around 5:30 or so with the meeting starting at 6 pm.
Look for more details about following up the meeting with a fun excursion to the Iowa Cubs.

Several local alumni attended the annual alumni picnic hosted by the Drake Chapter. This year’s picnic was Sunday May 1 (the Sunday after the Drake Relays) at MacRae Park in Des Moines.
2016-05 alumni picnic

The May/June issue of dsm magazine has been released. Find it online here.
Look for interesting stories on food trucks, places to visit (including Okoboji), Roxanne Conlin, people who have slash (/) careers (example: musician/photographer), and Sherman Hill.

Annual Meeting Next Week, Awards

Check out the calendar for the latest info on the 6/18 annual meeting (and happy hour), 6/13 Iowa Cubs baseball game, and August winery event (more info TBA).
On the “Docs” page of the weblog there is an updated “Policies and Procedures” that will be used at the annual meeting. No big changes, just added 2 leadership positions.
Bring your dues money to the annual meeting. It’s an excellent time to get paid up for the year.

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi applied for one chapter award by the 6/1 deadline: Outstanding Collegiate Relations Award for an Alumni Chapter

Recent Awards
Des Moines is the #2 Best City to Find a Job in 2015 according to a WalletHub study that was picked up by NBC News, and Bankrate.com ranked Des Moines as the #5 Best City for Retirement. Both of these rankings are great signs of Des Moines’ continued economic growth and status as a best in class community.

2015 Annual Meeting 6/18, and Des Moines Awards

Mark your calendar for June 18. The Annual Meeting of the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi will take place Thursday 6/18 at 5:30 pm. The location will be Wellman’s West at 597 Market St. West Des Moines, IA 50266. The meeting portion of this fun, social evening will begin at 6 pm. Several of the items on the agenda at the annual meeting include:
Electing chapter officers
Electing the GCC delegate and alternate delegate
Updating our chapter’s strategic plan
Discussing chapter operations including recruiting and the Alumni Chapter Recognition Program

Dues ($10) for the upcoming fiscal year will be collected, so it is recommended you bring your cash or checkbook.

Don’t forget to check the calendar page for info on the events coming up this summer.

Des Moines City Source recently published some rankings and recognitions earned by the city.
2015-05 des moines awards

May HH 5/21, RSVP for I-Cubs 5/22

Next week the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter holds it monthly happy hour. Join us at Legends downtown Thursday, May 21. There will also be a little business at this event as we prepare for and create the agenda for the Annual Meeting occurring in June. Brothers will also be able to get information on our upcoming summer events including an Iowa Cubs game (more info on that below) and winery tour.

Check out Facebook for more information on our summer family outing, an Iowa Cubs baseball game Saturday, June 13. Please contact (message) Jenny by May 22 to reserve your ticket (see FB).

The May/June issue of DSM Magazine has been released.