May 2013 Meeting
Formal Meeting: Friend of the Arts Ceremony, Founder's Day and Officer Installation
Our May meeting is always exciting. We enjoy a wonderful brunch and have many ceremonies. This year, we enjoyed tunes from Pan's Pipes, and affiliated a new Friend of the Arts member, Jason Danielson, who also is the husband of former Des Moines President Sara Danielson. We remembered SAI's founders and recognized next year's executive board with installation.
Province Day 2012
Sigma Lambda Chapter Hosting
Iowa State University; Ames, Iowa
6 Alumnae Members attended this year's Province Day at Iowa State University, hosted by our sisters with the Sigma Lambda Chapter.
April 2013 Meeting
Joan Jamison's Home
Emeritus member Arlene DeVries gave a wonderful program about the Des Moines Alumnae Chapter's first president, Kathleen Davison. Kathleen was also a long time SAI National President. We are VERY proud to have Kathleen's memory live on. Singing Grannies performed one of their tunes.
March 2013 Meeting
Grace United Methodist Church
We always have goodies at each of our meetings. This time, we enjoyed an ice cream buffet. Xi B Province officer Jennifer Norton performed with her group, "Midnight Madness," at our March meeting. Marti Puff give a book review on "Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain"
Volunteering at Iowa Public Television
5 Des Moines Alumnae Members, along with a member's husband, helped answer phone during the Iowa Public Television's FESTIVAL Fundraising Drive. The shift went by quickly and our members are already hoping to help again next year.
February 2013 Meeting
Joint Meeting with Pi Chapter and New Member Affiliation
December 2012 Meeting
JoLee Scarborough's home
Each December the Des Moines Alumane Chapter enjoys time at the home of JoLee Scarbourough. We are blessed to recognize 2 of our members who were recognized for over 50 years of service with SAI.
November 2012 Meeting
Formal Meeting and Affiliation
The November meeting brought 12 new members to our chapter. We are pretty sure that is a record for one affiliation for the Des Moines Alums. We are thankful to enjoy the evening at Sara's home and listen to the Oboe Trio perform.
The Des Moines SAI Alumnae Chapter, along with the West Des Moines United Methodist Church's "Music on Grand" presented a FREE recital to the public. Many amazing acts performed to a very well attended events.
October 2012 Meeting
Our Alumnae Chapter continues to grow leaps and bounds. Coming into the meeting, we had 10 people commit to affiliating with the Des Moines Alumnae. We were blessed to have 3 more people join our meeting wanting to affiliate as well. Melissa McGrannahan led tonight's program with an appropriate theme: "Getting to know our affiliates"