The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi participated in 2 separate Founders’ Day events last week (November 7).
6 alumni brothers traveled to Ames for cake (pictured above) and to enjoy a social and ‘Family Feud’ game against 15 or so Mu Psi brothers at Iowa State University. It was a close game, but the alumni team came out the big winner (also winning the fast money round at the game’s end).
Thanks to the Mu Psi chapter for the invite and for organizing and hosting the event.
There was also an event in Des Moines that same evening hosted by the Alpha Iota Chapter of Drake University. The evening’s social was held at a local brew pub.
Grand President, Tricia sent a message for Founders’ Day via email:
Check the calendar page of this weblog for info on the upcoming happy hour November 16 and the December holiday social event.
The July 2017 issue of “The Deltasig” magazine has been published.
Read it online here.
Be sure to check out page 34 for a picture from Iowa State. Other highlights included a couple entrepreneurial articles, and a preview of Grand Chapter Congress in New Orleans next month.
Very concerning to this weblog was the letter from the Fraternity’s Executive Director on page 38 regarding the protection of Delta Sigma Pi trademarks.
“The Board of Directors, in consideration of protecting our trademarks, recently updated policy so that only vendors officially licensed by the Fraternity (or through its agents) have the right to produce merchandise using the the Delta Sigma Pi name, letters, or insignia.” writes Bill Schilling.
There are new rules relating to products including apparel, glassware, publications, and web pages.
More research will be done to ensure this web page complies with all new rules relating to the fraternity’s trademarked material.
Don’t forget the next happy hour with the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi is Thursday 7/20 at Jasper Winery. More info on FB.
The March 2017 edition of “The Deltasig” has been published.
Read the 2017 GCC preview and other stories online here.
Make sure to check out the calendar page for the latest info on The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter happy hour April 20
The Drake chapter’s alumni picnic Saturday, April 29
The Mu Psi Chapter at Iowa State celebrated its birthday Monday night by hosting an alumni panel. 6 Brothers from the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter participated in the panel, interacted with the Cyclone students, and enjoyed 3 different varieties of birthday cake as part of the celebration.
The Census Bureau released data for June 2016 and Des Moines has the highest growth in the Midwest and the 34th highest nationwide.
The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi held it’s monthly happy hour on November 18. Six brothers were in attendance including some new faces to the alumni chapter scene.
Most everyone was in agreement that the Flying Moose was a pretty sweet bar. There were good deals and frozen pizza that was tasty (but make sure the cheese doesn’t fall off your slice). Members in attendance discussed holiday gift ideas, and proved it’s a small world since multiple people realized they had mutual friends or some other connection.
Coming up in December is the annual holiday party (ugly Christmas sweater theme as usual) so mark your calendars for 12/13.
5 Members of the alumni chapter traveled to Ames on November 20 to participate on an alumni panel at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Mu Psi Chapter at Iowa State. The panelists had fun and the collegiates seemed pleased with the panel discussion. Of course, panel members had a celebratory dinner afterwards at La Fuente.
Des Moines had made big news recently because it was chosen to host NCAA Men’s Tournament Basketball Games in 2016. Des Moines has previously hosted NCAA Women’s Basketball, NCAA Men’s Wrestling, and NCAA Track & Field.
Interesting tidbits from the Des Moines City Source Newsletter below:
It’s all about the games for the rest of the month. Join the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi for its monthly happy happy hour Tuesday, March 18. Starting around 5:30 pm we will be at Up-Down (Des Moines’s original arcade bar). Play some games and have a few beverages and laughs with the Deltasig alums around the metro. Up-Down is located at 500 E. Locust in the East Village neighborhood of Des Moines. It is in the basement of the building in the space formerly occupied by “The Underground”. This will be an excellent event to get “up” out of your cubicle and get “down” with some brothers.
Then get ready for our Des Moines Buccaneers Hockey night that the Drake Chapter invited us to. It is taking place Saturday, March 29. Look for details on Facebook and contact Jillian for details.
The 3rd annual alumni chapter professional evening was a great success! Earlier this week we had our speaker and dinner at Dos Rios restaurant downtown.
Those present heard about the jewelry business as well as what is now trending. Many useful tips were picked up and sure to be used next time the brothers in attendance are shopping for jewelry.
There were 5 members of the alumni chapter in attendance as well as 20 students from Drake and 5 students from Iowa State.