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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.

Congratulations to our Graduates!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
Brother Aaron Lauzon graduates, representing with his Lambda Chi Alpha sash

Brother Aaron Lauzon graduates, representing with his Lambda Chi Alpha sash

Many congratulations go out to our Graduating Brothers!

Lambda-Iota Brothers who graduated the spring of 2009 were Aaron Lauzon, James Harrison, James Gill, Dustin Scholz, and Mark Volz.

Best of luck guys! Let us know if you are looking for jobs and where!

Photos from Brother Jim Liska

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

So MANY thanks to Brother Jim Liska for sharing these slides with us! Who knew that scanning slides would be so time consuming! Here are some great photos taken by Brothers Jim Liska, Terry Esrael and others.

You can watch the slideshow here, or click on the images to be taken to where you can read the descriptions as they were penned on each slide. My apologies for butchering names, some of them were hard to read. Be sure to keep an eye out for pictures of our mascot Chopper!

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.

Invite from UW-Whitewater

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

I have been asked to share this info with all of you:

We (along with all other UW-Whitewater Greek Alumni) have been invited by Jan Bilgen to join a conference call using

(*NOTE from Jeff: This is not a conference call directed at Lambda Chi Alpha, but the Greek System as a whole at UW-W).

Please review the conference details and information on how to accept or decline this invitation.

Conference Details
Subject: UW-W Greek Alumni Benchmark Review
Comments/Agenda: We will be reviewing the 2008 Greek Life Benchmarks and discussing the state of our Greek Community. We will also set up other opportunities to gather on campus and via conference calls.
Date: Sunday, December 07, 2008
Start Time: 03:00 PM Central Std Time
End Time: 03:55 PM Central Std Time
Dial-in Number: 1-518-825-1300
Access Code: 42765

(*NOTE from Jeff: The forwarded email requested an RSVP, but the email was tied directly to my specific email account. Be sure to just announce yourself properly when entering the conference call.)

Lambda Chi Alpha Alum welcomes new Chancellor

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

(L-R) Brother Martin Dunbar, Chancellor Telfer, and Mrs. Bobbi Dunbar (Alpha Sigma Alum)

Brother Martin Dunbar (Lambda-Iota 2) and his wife, Bobbi, greeted new UW-Whitewater Chancellor Richard Telfer at an Alumni get-together in Dallas, TX. The event took place on November 11, 2008. Warhawk football was a big topic of conversation. Brother Dunbar was pleased to find that Chancellor Telfer taught at the high school in Elkhorn (Wisconsin), where Martin grew up.

Homecoming 2008 re-cap

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

It was a great weekend for football and for seeing friends in Whitewater this past weekend.

The event at the house put on by the Alumni Association and the Housing Corporation were outstanding! Many thanks to Don Reinbold and his wife Deb for the extra efforts they put into Homecoming. It was great to meet up with all of our Brothers, old and new, and look to the future in meeting the men who are now form the Lambda Chi interest group on campus.

Here is a batch of photos that I took, expect more in the coming weeks as they roll in from the guys who were there. Images include: Photos of the House, Alumni, the Football Game (yes, they play football on Homecoming!), the former TKE House and some shots of campus.

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

Alumni Association News

Monday, October 6th, 2008

– Important Alumni Association Meeting: Tuesday, October 7th at the House in Whitewater, 7pm. Anyone who can make this meeting is encouraged to do so.
– Homecoming Events will take place at the House on October 25th. Gather at the House for the parade (10am) and a cookout before the game.

The House is currently getting a much needed exterior makeover in the form of new siding.. Check out this picture taken by Housing Corporation President, Don Reinbold, today Oct. 6th as he was mowing the lawn. (What can we say, our Brothers are multi-taskers!) Brother Nick Weisensel’s company is heading up the project.

– Also, a big thank you to Brothers Jeff Kenner and Joe Palmer who have made sizable donations to the Alumni Association. We appreciate your continued support of our Bond. If you would like to make a donation, you can click the DONATE button the right side of the screen or send a check to Alumni Association Treasurer Robert Hazod. His information is noted below the donation button. Click here for an updated list of donors.

A letter from our Alumni Association President

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

What follows is a letter from our new Alumni Association President, Michael Easton. Mike attended the University of Wisconsin Whitewater from 1994-1998, rushing Lambda Chi Alpha in the fall of 1994. As an undergraduate, he served as the Fraternity Secretary and Vice President, along with participating in the diving team and stunt squad. Many of you may remember Mike being the school mascot, Willy the Warhawk, during his time at Whitewater. After graduation, Mike attended the University of Miami (FL) Law School, where he graduated from in 2001, his focus on elder law and estate planning. He has served as a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Association and now has been elected as our new Alumni Association President.


I would have preferred to introduce myself earlier, but these first 2 weeks of my term as President have seen significant developments that the Alumni Association is now proud to share with you. Due to the tremendous efforts put forth by the Alumni Association and Housing Corporation over the past three years, the International Fraternity sent representatives to campus recently to begin the recruitment process. Although recruitment hasn’t resulted in tremendous numbers, Internationals has preached and successfully implemented a quality over quantity approach to recruitment. Currently an ‘interest group’ made up of a small core group of motivated student leaders is being formed. This interest group will function somewhat like a typical chapter until its members have identified and recruited enough similarly motivated and quality men to properly function as a small chapter. At that time, we will petition the International Fraternity to return to campus and initiate the members of our revitalized chapter.

Our return to campus would not have been possible without the hard work of many people, too numerous to point out. However, I do wish to recognize our leaders over the past 3 years, without whom, we would not be reopening our chapter. First, I would like to recognize my predecessor as President of the Alumni Association, Marty Hoke. Marty held us together through some very tough times and deserves the gratitude of all our alumni for his efforts.

I also hope the alumni will recognize all members of the Housing Corporation, as it is largely made up of the same members today as it was fifteen years ago. In particular, I would like to identify the new President of the Housing Corporation, Don Reinbold. He served as Vice President of the Alumni Association for the past three years and we look forward to working with him as the new President of the Housing Corporation in the future.

Finally and most importantly, we must all recognize the efforts of Tom Boelk, who recently announced that he would be stepping down as High Pi of our chapter. Tom has seen us through good times and bad, and never once wavered in his devotion to the survival of this chapter. Without Tom, most of us would never have had the opportunity to join this fraternity. Now that he has seen us through one final period of adversity, he has stepped down and deserves our gratitude.

The Alumni Association is looking forward to a successful expansion of our chapter. Please try to get involved. We have a very bright future and I can assure you all that the more involved you become the more pride you will take in our success.

Michael (Willy) Easton
LI 715

Alumni Association Meeting: October 7th – 7pm

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Alumni Association Meeting
Tuesday, October 7, 7:00 pm

Topics to be addressed:
– Sept 29 Conference Call with International Fraternity and ELC’s
– Recruitment
– Interest Group Members
– Homecoming

Colonization Dates & Updates

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

What follows is an Email from Aiden Mette, Lambda Chi Alpha-Educational Learning Consultant…
I know this is late notice but it looks like the Associate Member ceremony on Sunday and the tentative Brotherhood event on Friday are going to have to be postponed.
Due to a lot of different factors we just dont have the numbers to make this work so early on. Also I know we have received several names from the alumni base and I encourage anyone that has names to get them to us immediately. Thanks again for all the work you’ve done and if you have any questions please contact me.

Aiden Mette, ELC

This information just came to us from the Lambda Chi Alpha recruiters in Whitewater. What follows is an email from the recruiters on campus.
Tonight (Sunday9/21) we gave out our first bid to Corey Hart, a 21 year old freshman who is a US Marine. Very excited to have him on board as he is a very mature and stable student. [We] have several other prospects on the list that we hope to lock in within the first two days.

Tomorrow (Monday 9/22) we have an activities fair from 4:30 to 6:15 on campus. If anyone is in the area (again, sorry for the extremely late notice), we would more than love to have them, otherwise Matt [Roy] and I can handle it. But we’ll have a table and be distributing information.

Friday (9/26) I hope to have a good group of guys and do a quick Brotherhood event for them. I was thinking early evening so they can get on and do what they want during the night. I would love to have alumni at this because I want to get them introduced right away. It would be a sort of welcome activity, go over the Coat of Arms and Creed, a little Ritualistic. But I was thinking we could do this out the house, so they also get an introduction to where they could live!

Sunday (9/28), I just put in the room request, we plan on hosting our first Associate Member Ceremony. And Alumni support would be more than appreciated. We are hoping to have our recent colony at Lake Forest perform it for them to create some great interaction. But that would be 12 pm [noon] hopefully in the Old Main Ballroom of the University Center.

Those are the primary dates so far, with more to come. Something else on the radar is October 11th we are hosting a True Leader Summit at Elmhurst College during the day. Free leadership training will be available to the undergrads and we plan on inviting Whitewater and Lake Forest, and if Alumni would be willing to go in support we would love to have you.

Alumni Association Meeting: Tuesday Sept. 16

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Brother Martin HokeGood Afternoon!

The meeting is definitely on for Tuesday, 9/16 at 7:00 PM. I have had several requests to have the meeting in Whitewater, so that is where we will meet. We will meet at the old Huddle (the place a couple doors west of the Brass Rail). I know they have tables in the back that we could sit around.

As a reminder, we will be discussing the following topics:

* Need to have elections for Alumni Association – The election will be for all positions – President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
* Need to discuss Internationals coming to Whitewater to recruit. They are arriving on 9/21 and plan to have the Associate Member Ceremony on 9/30. They also plan to stay in the house.
* Need to discuss ideas for Homecoming. Homecoming is October 25th.
* Need to discuss a fund-raising event or at least an organized effort to solicit donations.
* Need to make sure everyone understands the need for mentors and the fact that we need to share the responsibility of helping the colony in it’s early stages and beyond. It looks like Don has done a good job in filling some mentor spots,but we still need a few more.

We need as many people to attend this meeting as possible. This will be one of the most important meetings we have had to date as we prepare for Lambda Chi’s return to Whitewater, so please make every effort to be at the meeting.

See you on Tuesday,

Marty Hoke
Alumni Association President

Fall Recruitment Schedule

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Below is our schedule for Fall Recruitment (some of this is subject to change):

Sunday, September 21 – Recruitment Team arrives on UW-W campus
Monday, September 22 (4:30-6:15pm) – Reception with school
Tuesday, September 30 (TENTATIVE) – 1st Associate Member Ceremony
Wednesday, Oct 1 – Mon, Oct 6 – Recruitment Team on staff retreat in West Virginia, return to campus on the 6th
Friday, Oct 17 – Recruitment Team leaves UW-W campus. Colony will operate on its own for several weeks
December 1 – 7 – Recruitment Team returns to campus for Pre-Initiation week. Initiation is that Saturday.

All events are coordinated and run by Lambda Chi Alpha Headquarters Recruitment Team Members. If you have any questions about these events or how you can help out, please email Brother Matthew Roy (with LCA HQ)

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.

Wanted: Great Men to join Lambda Chi Alpha

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Lambda Chi Alpha: Lambda-Iota Zeta

Dedicated Alumni,
Recruitment for the Chapter will start this fall and we are looking for names of men that you, our Alumni, feel would be great additions to our Brotherhood!

Do you have a son, nephew, grandson, or brother that is attending UW-Whitewater? Please email with the names of men we should contact.

Perhaps you have a friend or a neighbor who has a relative who is attending Whitewater and would be interested in joining Lambda Chi Alpha…again, please contact and we will help facilitate a meeting with Lambda Chi Alpha recruiters.

As an Alumni of Lambda Chi Alpha you know that Lambda Chi Alpha outlawed the archaic practice of pledging in the 70’s and has since led the way in Membership Programs and Philanthropic initiatives. When a man joins Lambda Chi Alpha, he joins a Brotherhood that is almost 100 Years old and has over 250,000 members world-wide! Our Brothers have found the advantages of Business and Social Networking through Lambda Chi, as well as a life-long committment to Justice, Patriotism, Education and Charity. Help us bring more good men into our Bond of Lambda Chi Alpha. Email today!

Jeff “Claude” Reisdorfer
Class of 2000

North American Food Drive 2008

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

We are actively seeking individuals to help with the 2008 North American Food Drive.

Please email us if you:

  • Have good ideas
  • Like to share your ideas
  • We need: ideas for businesses to approach about corporate sponsorship of our local Food Drive, ideas on how to make Food Drive a bigger success than last year, and ways to involve more Brothers in Food Drive.

    We have already secured one corporate sponsor for 2008…now is the time to encourage more to donate to the North American Food Drive.

    Will you help our Fraternity continue this great tradition? Email us today to help!

    Whitewater Athletics News

    Monday, June 2nd, 2008

    Here are some highlights from the website. Click each title to read the full story.

    Whitewater 2007 Football Season Book* Book Celebrating 2007 Football Season Available

    * Raebel, Beaver Get Vikings and Packers Tryout

    * UW-Whitewater Earns WIAC All-Sports Trophy

    * Warhawks Finish Second in NCAA Division III Tournament

    *Warhawks Finish Third in NCAA Division III World Series

    * Kachel Family Donates $1.5 Million for Multi-Sport Athletic Complex

    Re-colonizing FAQ updated

    Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

    Thanks to a many inquiries about our Re-colonizing in Whitewater, we have updated the Re-Colonizing FAQ page.

    If you have a question that you would like answered, please use the Contact Us page to send me, Jeff, your question.