Archive for the ‘Chi Delta Rho’ Category

Return to Whitewater

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

So, what happens next?

First the Dean of Students needs to approve our return.

Pending that approval, a visit from our International Headquarters Recruiting Team to put together an interest group on campus. The goal is to get a group of 20 men who would be the new base of Lambda Chi Alpha in Whitewater. From there, the Colony Process begins.

When can all of this start?

The Recruitment Team will be on campus starting Sept. 20th, 2008. There are more specific details about the timeline, which will be presented in a future post.

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Homecoming 1961-1962

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Many thanks to our Chi Delta Rho Brother Hugh Foy for sending these great color photos from Whitewater Homecoming 1961-1962.

Chi Delta Rho House Grilling Float 1 Float 2 Float 3 Hugh and Don

NCAA Tournament Challenge: Winners!

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Tourney Pickem 08

Congratulations to the following Brothers who were the Top 3 finishers in the NCAA March Madness Tournament Challenge:

1) Trent Olsen (AKA: one of my Little Bro’s!) with 132 points (42 of 63 picks correct)

2) CJ Kactro with 122 points (42 of 63 picks correct)

3) Jeff Reisdorfer (me) with 105 points (43 of 63 picks correct)

Trent and CJ will both be awarded a Lambda Chi Alpha t-shirt of their choice from The Chop Shop (www.ChopShopping.com), my Lambda Chi Alpha Apparel shop-site.

The Chop Shop
Had it not been for that final 3-pointer by Kansas at the end of regulation, the standings would have been much different! Thanks to all of the Brothers who participated in this free contest. Be sure to visit the site regularly to learn of other contests where you can win prizes for free!

Composite: 1962

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Chi Delta Rho 1962

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

Click on the image to view/download the full-size composite.Check back for other composites submitted by Brother Korth.

(***Note: The photo of Brother Korth has been PhotoShopped in from a 1961 composite, as his photo had been cut out of the submitted composite.)

Composite: 1963

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Chi Delta Rho 1963

Many thanks to Brother Paul Korth for sending us this 1963 Chi Delta Rho composite.

Click on the image to view/download the full-size composite. Check back for other composites submitted by Brother Korth.

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.

Chi Delta Rho photos (pt. 5)

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Bill Hamilton 1963The final installment of Chi Delta Rho photos from Brother Bill Hamilton. Again, many thanks to Brother Hamilton for these photos. (Click the thumbnails to the left…and see the full-size image!)

CDR25 Mitch Covic and Dottie at the Whitewater Lake Home, October 1964.
CDR26 Bill Hamilton and girlfriend Pam at the Whitewater Lake Home, October 1964.
CDR27 Howie Krueger and date at the Whitewater Lake Home
CDR28 Mitch Covic and John Siivonen at the Whitewater Lake Home
CDR30 Bill Hamilton (left), Howie Krueger and roommate Tom. Christmas picture, 1968.
CDR31 Howie Krueger (top), Bill Hamilton (center) and roommate Tom – alternate Christmas picture, 1968.

Chi Delta Rho Membership Certificate

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

A little piece of history that many of your may be interested in, a Chi Delta Rho Membership Certificate. Click the certificate to see the larger version.

Chi Delta Rho Membership Certificate

This one is from the Gamma Chapter at Milton College, courtesy of the Milton College Preservation Society. (*Note: Image color enhanced from a photocopy for effect).

Chi Delta Rho Song

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Chi Delta Rho Song

Here is the first archival piece of Chi Delta Rho I want to share, which I received from the Milton College Preservation Society. It is the Chi Delta Rho Song. I am not sure if this was local to Milton College, or our Chi Delta Rho Brothers may know it as well. (image was color enhanced from a photocopy for effect.)
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Chi Delta Rho: Gamma Chapter

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

I have been in communications with the Milton College Preservation Society about the Gamma Chapter of Chi Delta Rho which existed there while Milton College was still in operation. The MCPS has been very accomodating and has taken the time to send us copies of Chi Delta Rho materials and photographs.

These items will help us in putting together a complete history of our Fraternity, as well as the history of Chi Delta Rho as a Fraternity.

Many thanks to the Milton College Preservation Society for these photos and other materials. Some of our Chi Delta Rho Brothers may recognize some people/places in these pictures.

Chi Delta Rho-Gamma Chapter Chi Delta Rho-Gamma Chapter Chi Delta Rho-Gamma Chapter

Visit the Milton College Preservation Society online at: www.miltoncollege.org

Birthdays all around

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

BirthdayCakeWith over 950 Lambda Chi Alpha Brothers, it’s often hard for many of us to keep up with one another’s birthdays.

Fuzzy has written a great application for the website which displays the names of Alumni who have a Birthday in the current month. Be sure to scroll down the page and see the list of Alumni Birthdays in the right column.

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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.

Business Meeting: February 5

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

think.jpgThere is an Alumni Association Business Meeting scheduled for:

Tuesday, February 5, 2008
7:00 pm, 213 Hyer Hall

 

 

AGENDA:

***NOTICE: The meeting has been cancelled due to an approaching snowstorm. The meeting will be rescheduled. The current agenda will be covered at the rescheduled meeting.

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Chi Delta Rho photos (pt. 4)

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Bill Hamilton 1963Another installment of Chi Delta Rho photos from Brother Bill Hamilton. Again, many thanks to Brother Hamilton for these photos. (Click the thumbnails to the left…and see the full-size image!)

cdr19 Jim Liska (facing camera) at the Fraternity Christmas Party, December 1964.
cdr20 Tom Hinz (standing center) and his wife, Marilyn. Sitting at his left is Bob Frisch. Staring at Tom is Tom Bell. Right background is Bob Knudsen…at the Fraternity Christmas Party, December 1964.
cdr21 Ron Freeman (left) and Steve Zantow (right) at the Fraternity Christmas Party, December 1964.
cdr22 Ted Haasch (left) and … Schaetten at the Homecoming Parade, October 1965.
cdr23 The “Gorillas”, top intramural bowling team in 1964-1965 academic year. Tom Hinz and Bob Knudsen to right. Non-fraternity members from left to right at Roy Schmidt, Mike Obendorfer and Brian Bohaty. Hawk Bowl, early 1965.
cdr24 Mitch Covic and girlfriend Dottie. Jefferson V.F.W. costume party. October 1964.

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Chi Delta Rho photos (pt. 3)

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Bill Hamilton 1963Another installment of Chi Delta Rho photos from Brother Bill Hamilton. Again, many thanks to Brother Hamilton for these photos. (Click the thumbnails to the left…and see the full-size image!)

CDR13 Steve Zielke (right) at the Whitewater Lake home, September 1964.
CDR14 Ron Franzen, Dennis Kelley and Bob Frisch. Check out the Chi Delta Rho shirt on Bob! Fall 1964
CDR15 Ron Franzen and one of his girlfriends in October 1964.
CDR16 Ron Franzen having a bottle for breakfast at home. October 1964.
CDR17 Dennis Kelley preparing something to eat at the Whitewater Lake Home in September 1964.
CDR18 Bill Hamilton (back) and Dennis Kelly (facing camera and wearing Chi Delta Rho shirt) fixing breakfast at the Lake Home in October 1964.

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Chi Delta Rho Photos (pt. 2)

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Bill Hamilton 1963Another installment of Chi Delta Rho photos from Brother Bill Hamilton. Again, many thanks to Brother Hamilton for these photos. (Click the thumbnails to the left…and see the full-size image!)

To make the most of Bill’s photos, I will be releasing them in groups. Be sure to check back often to see “new” photos of Bill’s!

Bill & Misc. Date Bill Hamilton and someone else’s date at a Fraternity party at Peg’s Supper Club, September 1964 (AFTER the police raided for underage partygoers).
Faculty chaperones: Mr. Zenz & Mr. Cox (and spouses) Faculty chaperones: Mr. Zenz & Mr. Cox with their spouses at a Fraternity party at Peg’s Supper Club, September 1964.
Joe Palmer Joe Palmer at a home on Whitewater Lake, in unapproved housing. In those days, the Dean of Students had to approve all off-campus housing. (September 1964)
Franzen’s Dad & Bob Brandt Ron Franzen’s Dad and Bob Brandt at a Whitewater Lake party, October 1964. At the unapproved home of Joe Palmer, Bill Hamilton, Ron Franzen, Bob Frisch, and Dennis Kelley.
Steve Dennis & Bob Brandt Steve Dennis, Bob Brandt & several Dads at the Whitewater Lake home, October 1964.
Ron Franzen & Steve Zantow Ron Franzen, Steve Zantow and dates at the Whitewater Lake home, October 1964.

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Happy New Year, 2008!

Monday, December 31st, 2007

20082007 was an eventful year for the Alumni Association. Here is a quick re-cap:

March: We re-launched this website in a new, easy to use format.

April: We started receiving pictures from Delta Kappa and Chi Delta Rho Brothers to be shared on the website!

May: There was a great House Cleanup and remodeling session…
We started acception Donations for the Alumni Association online, via our secure PayPal connection…
Our first Interview with Alumni Association President, Martin Hoke.

June: We ran our first-ever online donation campaign, Recolonize in 5, yielding almost $1,000 for the recolonizing of Lambda Chi Alpha at Whitewater! Thank you to all donors!

July: We posted our first of many Composites for all to enjoy

August: We received images of the Chi Delta Rho / Delta Kappa Reunion Luncheon from the Wisconsin Dells…
We won the 2007 Website Development Award at The Leadership Seminar!

October: The Alumni Association ran the first-ever (anywhere!) Online North American Food Drive, collection $1,150 which was donated to the Whitewater Food Pantry. The conversion was 8,050 lbs. making our total #38 out of all 80 reporting Lambda Chi Alpha Chapters!

November: The news of Brother Tom Boelk stepping down as Chapter Advisor…
The first Now & Then photos of our Fraternity Houses that have been occupied in Whitewater. Many thanks to Brothers Mingo Nicks and Chris Zimbrick for taking the Now photos.
We started a Facebook group, which now has over 71 of our Brothers linked together!

December: The Alumni Association hosted Christmas Cards online for all Brothers to see…
Brother Bill Hamilton sent us a stack of Chi Delta Rho photos from the 60s!

It’s been a great year and we look forward to an even better 2008 (with the Recolonizing of Lambda Chi Alpha in Whitewater!)

Thanks to everyone who continues to support the Alumni Association and this website with funding and content!

Interview: Terry Lawler

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Our featured Interview this week is with Brother Terry Lawler (Lambda-Iota 151). Terry joined in the era right after Chi Delta Rho transitioned into Lambda Chi Alpha. Terry has answered the call to assist in Recolonizing Lambda Chi Alpha in Whitewater. He has been an active participant in University / Fraternity relations for many years.

Terry LawlerTerry, when were you in school in Whitewater?
I attended Whitewater from 1964-68 and again from 1973-77.

Two times! What degrees did you attain from your times in Whitewater?
I hold a Bachelor of Education and an Master of Science in Teaching.

I know that you are now retired, but while you were out in the business world, what did you do for a living?
I taught English at Tremper High School in Kenosha for over 33 years. I was English Department Chairman for fourteen of those years. In the last five years, a fellow retiree and I have been operating a small private tutoring business, E&L Educational Enterprises.

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Chi Delta Rho Photos

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Bill Hamilton 1964Christmas came early for me! I opened my mailbox today to find a package FULL of Chi Delta Rho photos. So many thanks to Brother Bill Hamilton for these photos. (Click the thumbnails to the left…and see the full-size image!)

To make the most of Bill’s photos, I will be releasing them in groups. Be sure to check back often to see “new” photos of Bill’s!

October 1964 Costume Party 1 Ken Laun (right forward) at a costume party at the Jefferson County V.F.W. Hall, October 1964.
October 1964 Costume Party 2 John Siivonen at a costume party at the Jefferson County V.F.W. Hall, October 1964.
Peg’s Supper Club Party Tom Bell (left) and Mitch Covic (center) at a Fraternity party at Peg’s Supper Club, September 1964 (before the police raided for underage partygoers).
Peg’s before raid Gary Johnson (who is 6’7″) dances with his date who is standing on a chair…at a Fraternity party at Peg’s Supper Club, September 1964 (before the police raided for underage partygoers).
Before raid 2 Ron Fish (hoisting a mug) at a Fraternity party at Peg’s Supper Club, September 1964 (before the police raided for underage partygoers).
Before raid 3 Frank Rahne (left, holding the limbo stick), Arden Kuhn (right, holding the limbo stick), and Steve Zielke (doing the limbo under the stick). Dennis Kelley can be seen on the left wearing a white shirt. In the center is Stephen Dennis wearing a dark shirt. To the right is Gene Schaetten who is wearing glasses and light sweater. Fraternity party at Peg’s Supper Club, September 1964 (before the police raided for underage partygoers).
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Thanks again to Brother Bill Hamilton for these great images!

Interview: Richard “Red” Moeller

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Moeller63I am pleased to present my interview with Richard “Red” Moeller, a continuing contributor to the Alumni Association website and recolonizing efforts at Whitewater. I would personally like to thank him for all of the stories and information he has shared…and for this interview.

Red, you are the first Chi Delta Rho / Delta Kappa Brother I have interviewed for the website. Tell us, when were you an Undergrad at Whitewater and what did you major in?
From 1960 to 1964 and I studied Business Education.

What are you doing now, professionally? 
I retired in 2004. I taught business subjects from 1964-1970, then headed a program for At-Risk Students at Franklin High School until 1973.  In 1974, I purchased Remy Battery until 2004 when I sold the company to two of my sons in 2004.

MudRedWhat are you doing now, for fun? 
My family has a home in northern Wisconsin that we use year around.  I downhill ski in the winter, fish, bike and trail ride with an ATV in the summer. (*NOTE: the image to the left is Red at his family’s annual mud wrestling championship).

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