Happy Holidays

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi held its annual holiday tradition Saturday December 9. Several alumni brothers got together for the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.

Thanks to Jody for hosting an excellent social event featuring a ‘Yankee Swap’ gift exchange, games, food, and drinks. Many brothers had never played the ‘meme’ card/party game ‘What Do You Meme?”. It was fun to play and lots of laughs were had.

For more things holiday, head to YouTube to watch Grand President, Tricia’s 32-second video (link here)

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter plans to field a volley ball team at the Feb. 9-11, 2018 Halsey Tournament. See the “Halsey” tab and “Calendar” tab of this weblog for more info and get registered before prices increase December 20.

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2016 Year-end Buzz

Members of the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi are buzzing about several things as the calendar year comes to a close.

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The annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Holiday Party was a great success this year. A dozen or so turned out on Saturday, December 10 for great merriment and awful attire. A few brothers traveled from out of town to attend the social. Highlights included some great appetizers and wine at Jillian’s followed by good times at the High Life Lounge in downtown Des Moines.

There is news buzz: The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter’s participation as part of ‘make-a-difference-day’ made national news on the fraternity’s website.

Also buzzworthy was the latest (November) issue of the Detasig magazine.
Featured stories include: “Deltasig Legacies: Fraternal Brothers within Families” and lists of Award Winners and Foundation Donors.

December 10 Holiday Party and other News

Check out Facebook and the calendar page of this weblog for the latest info on the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi’s Annual Holiday Party
(an Ugly Christmas Sweater – themed gathering).
Saturday, December 10 brothers are invited to gather at Jillian’s residence at 7 pm. Then at 8:30 pm the plan is to move the party to The High Life Lounge (200 SW 2nd St, Des Moines, IA 50309). See FB or contact Jillian for more information.

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There seem to be many new news posts happening at the Delta Sigma Pi Website. Bookmark this page: https://www.deltasigmapi.org/news

Newsworthy for the Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi is that the search has begun for a new Chapter President. The previous president respectfully resigned the post earlier this month. Contact other officers if you are interested in stepping up and leading our chapter.

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

Year-End 2014

Happy Holidays from Delta Sigma Pi.
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The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter held it’s annual holiday tradition on Saturday, December 13. It was the Ugly Sweater Party at High Life Lounge in Downtown Des Moines.
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There was much merriment although this was possibly the most laid-back holiday party the chapter has seen. Much discussion was had about family holiday traditions, office holiday traditions and charitable giving. Good times, good food, and everyone went easy on the drinks this year!

Grand President, Onuka Ibe sent out his holiday greeting recently.
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Be sure to check out the Calendar page, and the Halsey page of the weblog. Coming up quick in the new year are the Iowa City LEAD and the annual volley ball and basketball tournament (this year in Lincoln, NE).

LEAD Register, Magazines

The North Central LEAD Provincial Conference is February 6 – February 8, 2015 in Iowa City, IA. The cheapest registration ($89) is good through December 9. After then the price increases to $105, then $130. So register soon for this conference that is really close to Des Moines.

The November edition of The DELTASIG has been published. You can read it online here. One item to note (page 9 and 12) is the the Twin Cities Alumni Chapter earned 2 national awards: Most Improved Alumni Chapter and Outstanding Professional Activities by an alumni chapter. “The chapter focused on increasing recruitment and more than doubled their membership.” One thing to note would be that the membership numbers of TCAC were partially increased by former Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter members moving the the Twin Cities and joining TCAC!

Another magazine recently published is “INclusion”. You can read it online here. Published by The Partnership, the Des Moines Business Record, and dsm Magazine, it “is a guide showcasing the diverse culture of Central Iowa. The magazine celebrates the rich cultural traditions of our region’s residents and reflects the value and importance of diversity in Greater Des Moines. It is used by the Partnership and area employers to help attract and retain a diverse workforce in the community.”

The Des Moines – Central Iowa Alumni Chapter’s annual holiday party is coming up. Check of FB and the calendar for info on this 12/13 get together.