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.


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.

“The Deltasig” publishes in 2016

“The Deltasig” is the journal of Delta Sigma Pi. The magazine publishes 3 issues per year in March, July, and November.
You can check out the March 2016 PDF version here.

Check out page 7 for a pic of the 2015 Great Plains Regional Conference
2016-03 mag pic

Also in this issue is some interesting history on the Delta Sigma Pi badge, stories about Tim Augustine, Julie Stackhouse (Drake grad and 2016 Deltasig Career Achievement Award winner), and PGP Bill Kinsella, among other features.

Earlier in the month of March was a great Happy Hour hosted by the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. The attendance was above average and there were several new faces. Several of the more recent grads of Iowa State, now living in the Des Moines metro came by to check out the chapter. And they were impressed with how we kicked back after a Thursday of working at the happy hour at the West Des Moines Chicken Coop. $.50 wing specials didn’t hurt much either!

Don’t forget to check out the calendar page for updates on upcoming events and Des Moines continues to be awesome, as noted below.

2016-03 dsm rankings

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 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
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

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