Archive for the ‘1950-1959’ Category


Thursday, January 13th, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS are in order for the newest initiated brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha Lambda Iota Zeta.  Fall 2010 grades are in and the men posted an impressive 3.15 cumulative GPA.  Way to go men.  The 932 brothers before you are impressed by your hard work and dedication.  Keep up the good work men. You make us proud.  A special thanks goes out also to Nick “Pokes” Weisensel on his dedication and hard work with these men.  Ever since their return, Nick has driven home the importance of grades and education.  Nick deserves just as much recognition as the undergrads. Way to go guys.


Thursday, October 7th, 2010

UPDATE: AM Ceremony will take place this Sunday 10/10/10 at 2pm in Whitewater. The event will be held in the University Center Rooms UC 68A&B. We will be meeting at the House around 1pm and heading over for those of you who don’t know where these rooms are located. This is it Gentlemen, all the hard work is about to pay off.


Monday, June 14th, 2010

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Dear Brother,
Remember back to that time when you first associated with Lambda Chi Alpha. Remember that feeling the first time you set foot in the house as an associate member; a feeling of complete and unconditional acceptance.  Some even said they felt as if they were home for the first time.

As you progressed through your associate semester, you were guided by brothers, taught the ways of Lambda Chi Alpha.  Taught what it meant to be a man.  When you finally made it to the end of that semester, the brothers gave you their ritual and you became one of them.  Can you remember how that felt?  I’m sure words can’t begin to fully describe the emotions that overwhelmed you that day. One thing is certain though, your brothers were with you every step of the way. 

Brothers were there for you every step of the way, guiding you, educating you and lifting you up, helping you become the man you are today.  There was always someone willing to lend you an ear or a helping hand.  There was always someone willing to go that extra mile to help you when you needed it.  The bond of brotherhood that grew from all of this exists to this day and is the backbone of Lambda Chi Alpha.

Today, the men of Lambda Chi Alpha –UW Whitewater need your helping hand. Lambda Iota Zeta has returned and is in the process of becoming a colony. These new initiates need you, their brother, so they can have the same experiences you and I were lucky to have.  They want to share their experiences with you as they learn from you what it means to be a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha. To that end, the Alumni Association and Housing Corp have created ADOPT AN INITIATE.

ADOPT AN INITIATE was modeled after several other successful programs such as Adopt A Soldier, Sponsor a Child and who could ever forget Adopt a Highway.  For a one time donation of $75 you will receive a picture of your initiate and a personalized letter introducing themselves and sharing with you their passion for Lambda Chi Alpha. Then each month, you will receive a letter updating you on the events of Lambda Chi Alpha as well as that of your initiate.  Your donation, along with the sharing of your memories and experiences in Lambda Chi Alpha, will help guide our new brothers in much the same way as your older brothers guided you when you were an associate member.

We understand that in this time of economic uncertainty, not everyone has the ability to donate $75 to Lambda Chi Alpha-UW Whitewater.  To that end, we would like you to consider donating whatever amount you can reasonably afford.  No one can truly put a price on all that Lambda Chi Alpha has given to its members in the past, but if they could, I’m sure $75 wouldn’t begin to cover it.  There are several options open to you should you care to donate.   You can pay by credit card by using the paypal option at, or you can send a check or money order to:

Bob Hazod, Treasurer
13525 W. Crawford Drive
New Berlin, WI 53151-5307

 Remember the old saying: LAMBDA CHI ALPHA.  NOT FOUR YEARS… FOR LIFE!


Rick Lyon LI 719

VP Alumni Association

1st Annual Pokesapolooza Golf Outing

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Pokes Golf Outing Attire 


Come join the men of the Lambda Chi Alpha interest group as they honor their High Pi Nick “Pokes” Weisensel with his very own golf outing.

In recognition of the hard work, sacrifice and dedication of High Pi Nick “Pokes” Weisensel, the men of the Lambda Chi Alpha Interest Group-Whitewater are proud to sponsor the 1st Annual Pokesapalooza Golf Outing”

This event is open to all brothers of Delta Kappa, Chi Delta Rho and Lambda Chi Alpha who attended Whitewater between the years 1929 and Present.




The 1st Annual Pokesapalooza will be held at the scenic Tumbledown Trails Golf Course in Verona Wisconsin on Saturday, July 10, 2010. (Which just happens to coincide with Nick’s 30th Birthday).  Tee times will start at 12 noon and are on a first come, first serve basis.  Cost will be $43 per golfer for 18 holes and $26 for 9 holes. Both prices include golf cart. (It appears they don’t offer a discount for walking).

For those who feel like extending the celebration, we will be having dinner after the outing at the Tilted Kilt. (not included in the price of the outing)

Contact Rick Lyon at to sign up.  Make sure to get your foursomes in before JUNE 21, 2010. Remember, tee times are on a first come first serve basis.  If you don’t have a foursome, don’t worry, we will accommodate you.  Make sure you put Golf Outing in the subject line of the email.

1st Annual Pokesapolooza

WHEN:                       SATURDAY JULY 10, 2010


                                    7701 W. MINERAL POINT ROAD

                                    VERONA, WI


COST:                         $43 FOR 18 HOLES AND CART

                                    $26 FOR 9 HOLES AND CART


CONTACT:                RICK LYON   TO SIGN UP.


DINNER:                   TILTED KILT  420 GAMMON PLACE

                                  MADISON, WI 53717

Photos: Delta Kappa Homecoming 1957

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009


Many thanks to Delta Kappa Brother Charles Wilde for sending us this great photo of the Delta Kappa House at 219 Whiton Street.

Here’s a note from Brother Charles Wilde:

“The photos is of [our] Homecoming house display at our [219] Whiton Street home. It was taken in the late 50s in a year that we played the Eau Claire State College Blue Devils. It was probably 1957 or 1958. I’m not sure if the display was a winner!”

Click the photo to see/download a large version.

The Deltan: Vol. 1

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Here are the first 2 issues of The Deltan, the official Delta Kappa National Newsletter.

The Deltan Vol. 1 Issue 1 May 1958

The Deltan Vol. 1 Issue 1 May 1958

Deltan Vol1 Num2 Dec 1958

Deltan Vol1 Num2 Dec 1958

Issue 1 has an explanation of the origins of Delta Kappa Fraternity (at Buffalo Normal School in NY). The Fraternity Motto listed: “True leadership is only possible through honorable and upright living.”

Issue 2 includes a recap of the Milton College Convention and expansion ideas. Chapter news for Chi Delta (Whitewater) mentions President Curt Klade’s efforts which led to Chi Delta’s First Place in Homecoming House Decoration & Tom Hamilton’s election as Homecoming Chair. The Chapter won the IFC scholarship placque for the 2nd year in a row and DK’s were the Presidents of the Senior, Junior and Sophomore classes! The Chapter was at a membership of 52!

Many thanks to Brother Don Vande Sand and his family for sharing these with us.

The files are saved in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.

Merry Christmas from Santa Pufahl in Pardeeville

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Delta Kappa Brother Barry Pufahl (Pardeeville, WI Village President) dressed as Santa Claus.

Delta Kappa Pledge Manual : Dressing Guide

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Here is a great selection from the 1958 Delta Kappa Pledge Manual on proper dress attire. It includes color combinations of garments as well as the proper attire for specific events and times of day.

Many thanks to the family of Brother Doug Marquardt for this donation to our Archives! I will be adding more selections for the Delta Kappa Pledge Manual, keep an eye out.

Chi Delta Rho badge

Friday, September 19th, 2008

What a great day! I have acquired a Chi Delta Rho badge from a private collector in Florida (many thanks to Mr. Banter for his generous trade! and to Brother Jono Hren for finding the collector & facilitating the trade).

This badge is an un-jeweled Chi Delta Rho badge from the Gamma Chapter at Milton College.

It’s shaping up to be a great weekend!

All-Fraternity Reunion Photos

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

A great time was had by everyone in attendance at the 2008 Fraternity Reunion at the Great Wolf Lodge in the Wisconsin Dells on July 16, 2008.

From my count there were nearly 30 Chi Delta Rho, Delta Kappa and Lambda Chi Alpha Brothers from pre-1970 who attended the luncheon. The guys are looking forward to next year’s reunion and hope for an even bigger crowd and newer members to attend, as well!

Thanks to Brother Mike Skogstad who sent us these photos to share with everyone.

Delta Kappa Badge & Recognition Pin

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Delta Kappa badge I have recently acquired 2 Delta Kappa relics! Thanks to the good people at, I have added a Delta Kappa Badge with an Alpha Chapter designation badge guard.

The Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa was installed at Buffalo State Teachers College, NY in 1920. The Initials inscribed upon the back are B.S.

This pin is exactly like the UW-Whitewater Delta Kappa Badges, except for the UW-W Badges had Chi Delta Chapter designation badge guards.

Secondly, I have found not one, but two Delta Kappa recognition pins. Both are identical, but purchased from two different vendors. The pin is a miniature replica of the Delta Kappa Coat of Arms. Great finds, for sure!

Chi Delta Rho (2nd Gen) Badge & Pledge Pin

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Chi Delta Rho Badge & Pledge Pin

Thanks to Brother Jono Hren for this photo, which is one of our Chi Delta Rho Badges (2nd Generation, circa 1965) and a Chi Delta Rho Pledge Pin (in the center). These pins are in the official collection at Lambda Chi Alpha Headquarters, in Indianapolis, IN.

Delta Kappa original badge

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Tri-Kappa BadgeOur Delta Kappa Brothers may be interested in this post. I have recently acquired what I believe to be an original Delta Kappa member badge, from when the fraternity was known as Tri-Kappa, or Kappa Kappa Kappa (Founded in 1920). Remember, Tri-Kappa changed their name to Delta Kappa because of the inaccurate and unwarranted association with the Ku Klux Klan.

As you can see from the image, the triangular badge is surrounded by 9 seed pearls…3 on each side. Each set flanked by a red stone (ruby?) and one red stone in the center (7 total). There are three 5-pointed stars in the form of a delta surrounding the badge.

The badge comes from an original owner in the North-east, where Tri-Kappa was founded and there is still one surviving Chapter at Ithaca.

Our Houses, Then & Now

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

50 years ago, our Delta Kappa Brothers lived in this house…

Delta Kappa House - 1959

But I am unable to find an address or discern its location in Whitewater. Anyone with knowledge of this location (generally or specifically) is encouraged to post a comment or email.

In Memorial: Douglas Marquardt

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

DouglasMarquardt1960DouglasMarquardt2008Our Delta Kappa Brother Douglas Marquardt passed away on Friday evening (February 29, 2008) at 10:20 and went to his eternal home peacefully.

If you would like to leave a memorial or comment about Doug, please do so by clicking the COMMENTS link below this posting.

**An added note : All UW-Whitewater Delta Kappa Btothers were noted as Honorary Pall Bearers at Doug’s funeral.

Chi Delta Rho: Wikipedia

Friday, February 15th, 2008

WikipediaI have begun the process of adding Chi Delta Rho as an official entry in Wikipedia.

If anyone can offer any important information about Chi Delta Rho, please comment here or use the Contact Us page to send me a message with the relevant information.

Things I am looking for:
– A list of all Chapters (schools)
– Official Colors, Mottos, Slogans, Values, etc
– Was there a headquarters?

…I am planning to add a Delta Kappa entry to Wikipedia as well, once the Chi Delta Rho page is underway and has some “guts” to it.

1957 Constitution and Statutory Code

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

1957 Lambda Chi Alpha Constitution and Statutory Code BookI have been collecting Lambda Chi Alpha items since I was an undergraduate (1996-2000).

Here is a copy of the 1957 Constitution and Statutory Code (14th Ed.) that I recently purchased on eBay. It is saved as a .pdf for your viewing pleasure. Click the thumbnail to see the cover. Click here to view the .pdf of the 1957 Lambda Chi Alpha Constitution and Statutory Code.

Remember, this was when new members were called Pledges, et al.

Our Houses, Then & Now

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Did you know that throughout the history of our organization, Chi Delta Rho, Delta Kappa and Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternities have lived in 9 houses in Whitewater?

We are in the process of documenting all of the houses with “Then & Now” pictures.

Here are the first two we have for you, click on the image to see larger, more detailed pictures.

219 South Whiton Street Thumb
Delta Kappa-1954 (219 South Whiton Street)

181 Fraternity Lane Thumb
Chi Delta Rho-1962 (181 Fraternity Lane)

Many thanks to Brother Domingo Nicks for taking the time to shoot these photos.

Fraternity History in Whitewater

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

I have been doing some research, tapping into the archives department at Anderson Library at the University in Whitewater. I have received scans of Whitewater yearbooks (formerly known as the Minneiska) from years in the early 30’s-60’s. The remaining years from the 70’s-early 90’s (when the publication ceased printing) will be in my possession shortly. I will be putting together a complete history of Lambda Chi Alpha, Chi Delta Rho, Delta Kappa, and Beta Kappa Nu lineage throughout our existance in Whitewater. Check out a sample of the great photos, such as this one of Chi Delta Rho from 1937 (click thumbnail to enlarge).

Chi Delta Rho 1937

Besides all of the great photos, we can trace the movement of the Fraternity houses throughout the city as Chi Delta Rho and Delta Kappa moved several times.

Moeller63Keep your eyes out for the history to be posted soon, as well as photos to be posted for enjoyment of everyone. Speaking of which, here is a photo of a major contributor to the site: Brother Red Moeller from 1963.

These materials are fantastic and I would like to thank the Archive Department at the Anderson Library and their zeal in finding materials related to our Fraternity.

Update: Delta Kappa/Chi Delta Rho Summer Luncheon

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Here are a few pictures from the Delta Kappa/Chi Delta Rho summer Luncheon which took place on July 18th in the Wisconsin Dells.

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More photos and info about the event are forthcoming.

If you have photos from the luncheon you would like to share, please email them to me eChopper