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2nd Annual Pokesapolooza

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011



Come join the undergraduates of  Lambda Chi Alpha Whitewater 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-Whitewater are proud to sponsor the 2nd Annual Pokesapalooza Golf Outing”

Last year’s event was so successful; we’re hoping to outdo ourselves this year. In order to do that, we need your participation.

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.




This year, the 2nd Annual Pokesapalooza is moving to the scenic and beautiful Bridges Golf Course and Restaurant in Madison WI. Tee times start at 10:54am and are on a first come, first serve basis. Cost will be $60 per golfer for 18 holes and $40 for 9 holes. Both prices include cart rental

Contact Rick Lyon at to sign up. Make sure to get your foursomes in before July 2, 2011. 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.

2nd Annual Pokesapolooza


SATURDAY JULY 16, 2011 @ 10:30am



2702  Shopko Drive,

Madison WI 53704





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.

Remembering Delta Kappa Brother: Robert G. Bosman (1962)

Monday, May 17th, 2010

RG_BosmanRobert G. Bosman, 70, of Woodstock, Illinois, died Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Centegra Hospital – Woodstock.

He was born May 29, 1939, in Kenosha, Wis., to Robert L. and Frances (Haymes) Bosman. He married Janice Hasselman on March 25, 1961, in Footville, Wis.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, in 1962. He received his Master of Arts degree from Winona State University in 1965 and earned a Ph.D. in education from Northern Illinois University in 1979.

He began his career in education in Walworth, Wis. He and his family then moved to Woodstock where he held principalships at Clay and Dean elementary schools. After retiring from District 200, he supervised student teachers for Northern Illinois University for 10 years.

During the early years of his life, he was an athlete, excelling in tennis, and he loved to swim, play football and golf. In more recent years, he focused on his family, his wife, his children, his grandchildren, and his cottage near Rhinelander, Wis. He also enjoyed painting and drawing.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Hasselman Bosman; his daughter, Robin (Charley) Grover; his son, Joel (Julia) Bosman; four grandchildren, Trey Grover, Veronica Grover, Joe Grover and Bruno Bosman; three nephews, Marc Killingstad, Michael and Ryan Shackelford; and his niece, Natalie Killingstad.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Patricia Shackelford.

The visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 17, with a memorial service at 7 p.m. at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin and Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock.

Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association of Greater Chicago, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604.

For information, call the funeral home at 815-338-1710.

Published in the Northwest Herald (McHenry County, Illinois) on May 15, 2010.

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 Christmas 1960

Thursday, December 11th, 2008


Here’s a great Delta Kappa Cartoon cartoon which graced the cover of the Chi Delta Chapter’s 1960 Christmas newsletter. I couldn’t make out the artist’s signature in the lower right corner. If you know, please post a comment so I can give proper credit.

(Click on the image to view/download it at full size)

Thanks to the Delta Kappa Alumni who donated so many items to the Fraternity Archive during their Summer 2008 luncheon, this is one of the many items we will continue to showcase on our website.

Homecoming 2008 at the House

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

The Alumni Association and the Housing Corporation cordially invite all of our Brothers to attending Homecoming 2008 in Whitewater. All Lambda Chi Alpha, Chi Delta Rho, Delta Kappa (and Beta Kappa Nu) Brothers are encouraged to come and tour the renovated Lambda Chi Alpha House, meet up with your Brothers and share stories from the “good ole’ days”.

-The House will be open the House at 9am (416 West North Street – Whitewater, WI).

-The Homecoming Parade starts at 10am with free water, soda and light food provided by the Alumni Association and Housing Corporation.

-We will leave the House at 12:30 for the football game, kickoff at 1pm.

Everyone is on there own after the game.

*NOTE: There is a Class of 1958 Reunion Scenic Tour which will be held on Friday the 24th. Visit for more details.

We also encourage all of our Brothers to donate to the Alumni Association/House Corps. to keep our Fraternity going on the campus of UW-W. Click the button below to make a donation with a credit card or check via PayPal (a PayPal account is not required to use this donation method).

Brothers wishing to donate with a check can make the check out to:

Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Association (UW-Whitewater)
and mailed to:
Bob Hazod, Treasurer
13525 W. Crawford Drive
New Berlin, WI 53151-5307

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.

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!

Summer Luncheon: July 16, 2008

Friday, July 11th, 2008

I will be in attendance and looking forward to seeing everyone who can make it!
My apologies to everyone, I am unable to attend due to personal reasons that will keep me close to home, tomorrow. I look forward to sharing photos and stories from the luncheon which I hope to have forwarded to the website.


*BUMP* Originally Posted: April 21, 2008.

The following is an open invitation to the summer get together, organized by the Class of 1961.

Chi Delta Rho / Delta Kappa Lunceon 2007Greetings Brothers,

The date is set and we hope that you will all mark you calendars to attend. The date and location are:

Wednesday July 16
Great Wolf Lodge
Wisconsin Dells

This notice is just to make everyone aware of the date ect. The event will be the same, meet before noon, visit, have lunch, visit and then be on our way.

Every one is invited and last year we had 29 Bros and 17 ladies attend. As of now I have heard from Dave Engen that he will be attending. All of you other non Wis[consin] guys make your return trip to be here for the Lunch.

Please reply with your plans to me and I will keep everyone posted, the more attending will encourage others.

All Brothers are welcome at this luncheon. This includes Delta Kappa, Chi Delta Rho and Lambda Chi Alpha members, everyone. Ladies are welcome as well!

The reply is not a reservation so no cost is incurred, and we do not need reservations so you can come by just showing up.

If your name is not on the list below please reply if you are planning on attending. If not send a note for us to read at the lunch. Also Dave Engen is interested in anyone who will be spending the night at the Dells. He is planning on staying. I will see he gets the info if you reply to this msg. Thanks.

Mike Skogstad 61

Directions to Great Wolf Lodge can be found by using this link (CLICK HERE) and then put in your address.



From I90-94 take Exit 92, Hwy 12.
Go West on Hwy 12 to first stoplight, Gasser Road.
Turn left onto Gasser Road, go one block.
Turn left onto Great Wolf Drive.

1400 Great Wolf Drive
PO Box 50
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965


Planning to attend list (Click link below to see the list)

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 Memory of our Brothers

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Unknown SoldiersOn this Memorial Day, we would like to remember all of our Brothers who have served our Country with Honor, Pride and Bravery.

This year, we would like to honor all of our Brothers, names unknown, who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the name of the United States.

Composites: 1961

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Many thanks to Brother Paul Korth for sending us this 1962 Delta Kappa composite.

Click on the image to view/download the full-size composite.

Alumni Updates: Larry Roberts

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Larry Roberts 1960Delta Kappa Brother Larry Roberts sent a quick email & photo to let everyone know he is in Patagonia, Argentina.

Brother Roberts sent an email to Brother Red Moeller to let everyone know that he is enjoying himself and included this photo of himself dangling his feet over a cliff in the Andes while enjoying a bottle of wine.
Larry Roberts 2008 - Argentina

Additions to the Fraternity Archive

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Fraternity Archives

If you have items you would like to have archived, be it Yearbooks, Fraternal antiquities, Membership Badges, please use the Contact Us page to send me, Jeff, an email about your item(s) and I will provide you the address to send them to.

Our goal is to keep items for a running history of our organization throughout it’s tenure at UW-Whitewater. From the creation of Beta Kappa Nu in 1929, to Chi Delta Rho, Delta Kappa, back to Chi Delta Rho and finally Lambda Chi Alpha…we feel it is important to preserve our history and share it with all of our Brothers, friends and the University. The men of our organization have contributed so much to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and to one another. We do this to recognize our combined effotrs and contributions.

Many thanks to Delta Kappa Brother Dwane Kamla of Janesville, WI.

Dwane has recently supplied the Fraternity Archive with color copies of the Whitewater Minneiska Yearbooks from 1953-1959, specifically the covers and all pages mentioning Delta Kappa.