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.

2016 TCAC Pig Roast

Once again, the Twin Cities Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi hosted a summer pig roast (an annual tradition). The 2016 event was Saturday, June 25 at Antlers Park in Lakeville, Minnesota. Of the 48 people registered, 3 traveled from Des Moines. Also of note was 1 brother from Colorado and another from Nebraska. Several former central Iowa residents who now live in the twin cities attended the pig roast.

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The food was excellent. Divine Swine was the caterer (same as in recent years).

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There were many yard games played and much fun was had that afternoon. And there were even brothers who went swimming at the beach! The weather was very hot for the picnic and there had been some storms in the area the night before.

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A great time was had by everyone in attendance. Including those brothers from Des Moines! Thank you, TCAC.

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Deltasig and Government

One of the attendees of the June 2014 TCAC Pig Roast was brother Doug Daggett, the Republican endorsed candidate for Congress in Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District, which includes Minneapolis, Richfield, St. Louis Park, Golden Valley, Hopkins, New Hope, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Brooklyn Center, Fridley, Columbia Heights, Hilltop, and parts of Edina, Spring Lake Park, and St. Anthony. He is challenging incumbent U.S. Representative Keith Ellison (DFL).

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We would expect a Representative Daggett to (among other things) further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community. It will be a difficult race as Minnesota’s 5th is one of the most left-leaning districts in the state. The incumbent, Keith Ellison (DFL), won 55.56% of the vote in 2006, 70.88% in 2008, 67.69% in 2010, and most recently 74.47% in 2012. Barack Obama won 73.23% of the vote in MN-5 in 2012.

Another elected office-holder is Grand President Onuka Ibe. His recent alumni message is below:

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