Cold Temps at 2017 TCAC Pig Roast

Several brothers from the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, made the annual pilgrimage to Lakeville, Minnesota (just south of the Twin Cities) for the TCAC pig roast.

The Twin Cities Alumni Chapter has hosted an annual summer pig roast going back many years in history. Recently the chapter has hosted this picnic for 6 years running.
Last week’s pig roast was a cold one. Temperatures were in the 50s and 60s with sprinkles on and off. Brothers kept warm with blankets and socialization under the shelter.
Excellent as usual, the pork hit the spot with the approximately 50-60 alumni and collegiate brothers in attendance.

Of special note was the attendance of Past Grand President, Mark Chiacchiari (of Ohio). Travel worked out that Mark and his family could stop by the picnic on their way home from a family vacation in California.

Thank you, TCAC for inviting Des Moines brothers to another great event!


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.

2016-06-25 TCAC Pig Roast - LD photo 2

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

2016-06-25 TCAC Pig Roast 2

2016-06-25 TCAC Pig Roast 3

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.

2016-06-25 TCAC Pig Roast 1

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

2016-06-25 TCAC Pig Roast - LD photo 1

Summer Fun 2016!

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi has been having a fun Summer. Last week, the July Happy Hour was a great success.


Several members of the chapter got together at the new Daught House 50 on Mills Civic in West Des Moines. While the parking lot was crowded, there were still some empty tables inside, including the gigantic one brothers gathered around. The garage doors that opened up the restaurant to the patio seating around it were sealed up due to the day’s high temperatures, and very few people were taking advantage of the outdoor seating. Discussion was fun, and the food was good quality.

Last weekend a few Des Moines alumni took a weekend trip to Minneapolis, MN to attend the annual Summer Pig Roast hosted by the Twin Cities Alumni Chapter.

DSM-CIA dues paying members

DSM-CIA dues paying members

Deliciously catered by Divine Swine, and held in a shelter at Antlers Park in Lakeville, MN, this event was excellent as usual. There were about 50 alumni, collegiate, family, and friends in attendance… and at least one dog! Brothers played some yard games, enjoyed the park grounds, socialized, and ate some great food. Many in attendance at the pig roast talked about their plans to attend Grand Chapter (less than 4 weeks away). Earlier forecasts had called for chances of thunderstorms, but the weather stayed sunny for the entire event. Thank you TCAC for executing another great pig roast and inviting Des Moines brothers to join in the fun.

Members and Founders of the DSM-CIA 2011 Refranchising

Members and Founders of the DSM-CIA 2011 Refranchising

Legendary Happy Hour, 2 News Sources, Pig Roast Dates Announced

Last week the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi caught a little March Madness basketball while enjoying a happy hour at Legends in downtown Des Moines.

in front of the fire place

in front of the fire place

There were some good drinks, good NCAA b-ball games, a cozy fireplace right next to our table, and plenty of brotherhood to go around.
The chapter now has a social chair. Jenny has volunteered to coordinate several future social events, so stay tuned.

The March 2015 issue of “The Deltasig” is out.
Several items of note include GCC information starting on page 4 (including a nice photo featuring President Tom in the lower left on page 4),
A great story from Des Moines’ own Mitch Mathews on page 24,
A photo of South Dakota winning a national award on page 35.

There is an area on the new website for news (including a story about the 2015 Halsey published March 18). Find it at

Pig Roast
Des Moines brothers have been invited by the Twin Cities Alumni Chapter to join in at the 4th Annual Summer Pig Roast. This fun and tasty tradition will be
Saturday, July 18, 2015
at Antler’s Park in Lakeville, MN.
For more information visit the TCAC website here and click on the pig!
$20 registration through 4/30 before price increase

May Happy Hour & June Meeting

Spring into Summer with these events and the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi

5/20 Happy Hour
The May Happy Hour will be at Saints in Beaverdale. (4041 Urbandale Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310) From 5:30 – 7:00 enjoy casual cocktails and merriment with alumni from around the metro. Look for some DSP letters on T-Shirts. Hopefully there will be some nice weather to allow for the first patio happy hour of the year. But if not, the group will be inside once again.

Microsoft Word Clip Art

Microsoft Word Clip Art

6/17 Business Meeting
The annual meeting during which the alumni chapter conducts most of its business and elections is coming up June 17. By popular demand, the meeting will take place at Raccoon River Brewing Company (200 10th St, Des Moines, IA 50309). From 5:30 – 7:00 enjoy an evening with the Des Moines bros. The actual meeting is to start at 6 pm. Attend this event to get elected to a leadership position, share ideas for chapter events, and craft the annual budget. More information on this event and meeting to come.

6/28 TCAC Pig Roast
A few Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter members will be attending the annual Pig Roast hosted by the Twin Cities Alumni Chapter. Get registered and head up north June 28 and enjoy this event.