2018 Annual Meeting Results

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi held its annual meeting on Thursday June 21. This year’s annual meeting had good attendance, a fun atmosphere, and excellent conversation about future ideas and current planning.

The chapter had reserved the meeting room at the Ingersoll Palmer’s location, which provided a good space for taking care of official business as well as enjoying the social.
Many brothers enjoyed the keynote presentation by one brother who recently returned from Europe after about 1 year away, having backpacked and volunteered along the way.
The annual report was presented. Find the PDF version on the “Docs” page of this weblog.
Officer elections were held. Find the new officers on the “Officers” page of this weblog.
Events in-the-works were discussed along with ideas for new events. Many ideas were brought up for socials, community service, and professional development. Be sure to check out the “Calendar” page of this weblog for all the latest.

After the June 21 meeting all the online forms were completed and the franchising and insurance fees paid so that the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter is officially franchised through June 30, 2019. Here’s to another good year!

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2018 Annual Meeting Notice: Thurs. June 21

The annual meeting of the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi is coming up in June.
Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 21. See all the details on the calendar page of this weblog.
6/21 we will be meeting at Palmer’s (2843 Ingersoll) in the small meeting room that we have reserved. Find the link to the FB event here.
The meeting portion will begin at 6 pm, but there will be social/networking/mingling starting at 5:30 pm. Palmer’s has beer and wine for purchase. Besides the beverages and food for purchase, brothers can snack off a dessert tray, courtesy of the chapter.

At the annual meeting, officers will be elected, $10 annual dues payments will be accepted, and there will be brainstorming for events and work on event planning. This will be a great opportunity for the regulars to enjoy a social and help with planning. And it will be an excellent opportunity for new alumni, brothers new to Des Moines, or people wanting to get more active in the chapter to see what it’s about and learn how to get more involved.

May 17 was the last monthly happy hour at Exile. It was a hot and sunny day and several alumni and 3 collegiates enjoyed the patio, the brews and food from Exile, and a good social to kick off the summer.

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.