Sept. HH & Fall LEAD

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.

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Picnics galore

This Saturday August 5 is the Summer Picnic with the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. Find more information and the latest updates on Facebook.

As pictured above, central Iowa brothers attended an evening of wine and music Thursday July 20 at Jasper Winery. It was a very hot day and the crowds at Jasper were below average, but a good time was had. The winery’s sangria hit the spot to many in attendance and several purchased food from a food truck or snacked on things brought from home. It was Jillian’s last official event with chapter while living in Des Moines.

Many neighborhoods hosted picnics Tuesday, August 1 as part of National Night Out. One local alumni submitted an op-ed to the Des Moines Register’s Better Iowa series encouraging YPs to attend this annual event.

Final bit of news: Adam, the first president of this alumni chapter after it was refranchised in 2011 has gotten married. The wedding was July 29 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Adam moved away from central Iowa to Minnesota in 2013. Adam is currently the President of the Twin Cities Alumni Chapter.

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.

New Taproom, ARL Community Service

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi held its second community service event of the fiscal year on Saturday, February 4.

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Three alumni brothers took part in a 4-hour shift preparing gourmet apples for the Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Iowa to sell as a fundraiser. According to their website, “The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is Iowa’s largest nonprofit animal shelter, caring for many thousands of pets each year. The ARL serves people and pets from across the state of Iowa through its programs, which include pet adoption, humane education, pet behavior training, spay/neuter, animal cruelty intervention and much more.”

Brothers didn’t get to interact with any of the animals that Saturday, but they did make a difference in helping a quality organization raise money to fund its charitable mission.

The next Wednesday, February 8, the chapter got together for its February, monthly happy hour.

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Several local alumni brothers visited one of the newest taprooms in the metro at New American brewing Co. in Ankeny, Iowa. There was much socialization and some planning for the Halsey Volley Ball and Basketball tournament that weekend. New American had several of their own beers on tap while also featuring many other beers from different local breweries. One brother noted that their pale ale rated pretty well. New American’s Ankeny taproom is located in the new-ish Prairie Trail district in the neighborhood of Jethro’s Lakehouse and Fong’s Pizza.

Oct HH Takeover at Iowa Tap Room

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi held its October Happy Hour at the Iowa Tap Room 10/20.

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Conversation included ideas for the rest of the calendar year and recent happenings. Making the happy hour very exciting was the Firetrucker Brewery was holding a Tap Takeover at the same time as the happy hour. So brothers could hear live music and receive some free swag from the local brewery.

300 Fall Ideas Brainstormed

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi held its September happy hour last week at 300 Craft & Rooftop near downtown Des Moines.

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The rooftop was nice, offering great views of the skyline and baseball park, but brothers parked up inside for conversation, craft brews & cocktails, and to brainstorm some ideas for the coming months. Be sure to check out the calendar page of this weblog to see the latest info on what’s being planned.

There was some discussion about the community service opportunity in October. Planned to coincide with the annual “Make a Difference Day”, brothers have been invited to volunteer for the clean-up shift for the annual Reggie’s Sleepout event Sunday 10/23.
Another great idea was getting together to attend a Drake University athletic event.