March’s magazine and April’s happy hour

Mark your calendars for the April happy hour with the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. The casual, social gathering will be held Thursday, April 19 at Wellman’s Pub & Rooftop (AKA Wellman’s West) in West Des Moines. Brothers and alumni will begin to gather around 5:30 pm (most likely on the ground floor) of this local favorite at 597 Market St, West Des Moines, IA 50266.

Only a few days after the April happy hour will be National Alumni Day (April 25). Link to website here.

National Alumni Day was just one of many interesting features in the March 2018 issue of “The Deltasig”.
Read it online here.

One article features an alumni who has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in every state in the nation. The article even mentions the biggest popcorn ball from right here in Iowa (page 14). Volunteering was a prominent theme in the March magazine.
There are a couple pictures of TCAC in the March issue (page 35 and 36) and a picture from Lincoln/Greater Nebraska (page 36).

And showcasing past LEAD Schools, the above picture was seen on page 8.

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Thankful for tacos and magazine

Last week the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi held its monthly happy hour. For many brothers it was their first time visiting the Urbandale location of Taco Hangover.

Many of the 7 alumni and 5 collegiate brothers in attendance ate tacos, but no one received a hangover from this evening social held November 16. There was some discussion about a community service initiative the chapter will be participating in. But mostly it was a fun time exchanging laughs and stories of working life (a life the collegiates are anxious to enter and the alumni are wishing they could transport out of…and go back to their college days).

Look for more details soon about the December holiday party.

“The Deltasig” magazine has been published. Look online for the November 2017 issue featuring photos and a summary of the 2017 NOLA GCC, awards, foundation giving, and more.

Is this website breaking the rules?

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 Deltasig Magazine & Des Moines Growth

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
and more.

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.

Summer ’16 Newsletters and Magazines

Remember that Thursday, July 21 is the next monthly happy hour of the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. See the “Calendar” page and FB for more details.

The July 2016 issue of “The Deltasig” magazine has been published.
Check it out online here.
Several points of interest include GP Ibe’s encouragement to share the brotherhood between collegians and alumni (a good read) on page 3, a picture of brothers from the Iowa State chapter at LEAD on page 11, and the Water Cooler on page 39.

More National News came out with the July 5 “Deltasig Update”.
2016-07-05 Deltasig Update

Locally, the DSM-CIA newsletter was released July 6.
2016-07 Newsletter

Finally, in Des Moines news, the July/August issue of dsm Magazine was released.
Find it online here.
Interesting features abound, including some info about Drake University’s new President, Marty Martin on page 52.

2015 Holiday Party, year-end Dates and Deadlines

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi has scheduled its annual Ugly Sweater – themed Holiday Party for the night of Saturday, December 12. Keeping with tradition, this fun, holiday gathering will be held at the High Life Lounge in Downtown Des Moines. Look for more info on the exact start-time of the party. Wear your ugly Christmas sweater (or not) and join the local alumni for socialization and year-end merriment. A pre-party dinner / Hors d’oeuvres mixer is in the planning process, so stayed tuned for info on that part of the evening as well.

Other dates to remember besides 12/12:

12/8. December 8 is the date of the price increase for individual registration to the Halsey Volley Ball Basketball Tournament.

12/16. December 16 is the date of the price increase for registration to the North Central LEAD Provincial Conference.

Get registered for these events before the price goes up!

The November 2015 issue of The Deltasig has been published. It features a full Congress recap, a list of all 2014-2015 award winners, the Fraternity and Foundation annual reports, and an article by Adam Carroll.

The DSP.org website also features a news item about the Great Plains Regional Conference held last month.

Des Moines
Iowa’s capitol city was recently ranked 4th as The Best Cities In America For Young Adults To Get Rich by moneyunder30.com.
And Des Moines’ East Village was featured in the New York Times article simply titled “Where to Go in the East Village of Des Moines

Wine Time, Summer Reading

Coming up Sunday is the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi’s Wine and Music Night at Summerset Winery. Find more info about this event on Facebook.

For some excellent Summer reading, check out the July issue of “The Deltasig” magazine.

2015-07 mag pic 1

Several highlights include a picture of some members of the Drake Chapter at the Iowa City Provincial Lead (page 8),
information about the 50th GCC (pages 10-11 among others),
and National COY, Chad, of the North Central Region (pages 30 & 33).

Other reading selections include the first annual report of the new Cultivation Corridor organization.

And Des Moines was highlighted by the Miami Herald! Read about 5 free things to do in Des Moines.

Finally, the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter applauds those chapters earning honors as part of the Alumni Chapter Recognition Program. Special shout out goes to neighbors in Nebraska and Minnesota!

2015-07 chapter recognition

The 2015-2016 officers of this alumni chapter are working to put together a strategic plan so Des Moines can one day be added to these ranks.