Sunday, December 20, 2009

Shopping bag fundraiser

We've been running a fundraiser, selling these excellent bags that one of our board members found that can take the place of all your reusable grocery bags that you might get at the local Hyvee or Dahls. Perhaps you've seen a commercial for these? What makes these bags excellent is that you only need 2 of them to fill your cart, they clip on to the side of the cart so they don't move, and they fold up into a small size for easy stowing in your car for your next trip to the store! One of our members tried them out, and they were the envy of the grocery store. These are of higher quality material than the typical reusable bag, therefore you should get more duration out them.

These feature a nice DMU SOS logo, and the proceeds go directly to the SOS organization to help us fund activities for the members. You might have seen us selling them on campus. Well because of the holiday, we have had to take this offline. But if you would still like a bag or 2, then please feel free to contact Sandy Kavanagh between December 18th - January 4th at or (515) 270-8377. The prices are $10 each, or $6.50 for DMU SOS paid members.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Adopt a Family Success!

For a service project this holiday season the SOS adopted a family in need through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program of Iowa. Members from the SOS were able to choose gifts to purchase from the family's wishlist to help them have a Merry Christmas!
Through all of the cash donations and gift donations...(as you can see in this picture) I believe this family will have an excellent Christmas!

Thanks to everyone for your generosity and help! It is amazing how a lot of working together can really make a big difference!

"The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas." ~ W. C. Jones

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

10 on the Tenth of November...

Just thought I would mention 10 (alright more than 10) subgroups you can join to further your experience here while your Significant Other is at DMU!
Also if you see this before the meeting tonight...we are meeting in the CPMS classroom right by the bookstore at 6:30pm!
So here are the subgroups along with the leaders...if you would like more info please leave a comment and we will get back to you.
1) Men's Club -- Michael Drnec
2) After 5 -- Michael Drnec
3) Tennis Club -- Michael Drnec
4) Book Club -- Natalie Palmer
5) Knitting Club -- Sandy Kavanagh
6) Day Trippers -- Sandy Kavanagh
7) Playgroup -- Stephanie Peterson
8) Intramurals -- Chelsea Swanson
9) Cooking Club -- Darcie Bubloz
10) Game Night -- Megan Simonson
11) Fantasy Sports -- Katrina Rapp
12) Photography Club -- Katrina Rapp
13 Craft Club -- Christia Palizzi

See I told you there were more than 10! You can easily join one today at the meeting! I believe that we are actually going to have some more talking about what our different sub-groups have to offer today.

Friday, October 30, 2009

DMU Kiddie Halloween Party!

Here are some pictures from the DMU Kiddie Halloween Party. We hope that you had a great time with other DMU families.
If your family member made one of the pictures...and would like to let us know who it was then please leave a comment.
Photo #1

Photo #2 (Stephanie & Her son the Lion)

Photo #3

Photo #4

Photo #5 Little Luigi --Christia's Son

Photo #6

Thanks Parents for all the great costumes and Thanks DMU for providing a place that is safe to have fun and out of the rain!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

September Outing

The SOS September outing was a trip to Geisler Farms.
It was a perfect fall evening and full of fun fall festivities!

We all explored the 10 acre corn maze dedicated to the 1969 Apollo mission.

Some of us got a little lost and were happy for the Emergency Exit!

We also enjoyed a hayride, the farm playground and delicious s'mores around the fire. Counting kids there were about 32 of us there! It was a fantastic night!

My camera batteries died early on so if anyone else took pictures, please add them!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Welcome to the new Blog!

Welcome to the new DMU SOS blog, which is being rolled out with the new website! This will be a place for recaps of special events, SOS meetings, outings, happenings in subclubs, and anything else that might be interesting to the SOS community. If you have suggestions for posts, then please just let us know!