Archive for the ‘Lambda Chi Alpha’ Category

Lambda Chi Alpha Brother Phil Dalhausser wins Olympic Gold Medal in Beach Volleyball

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Congratulations to Brother Phil Dalhausser and his Olympic Beach Volleyball partner Todd Rogers on winning gold medals at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Below are some photos of their final match with Brazil (from

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)

Lambda Chi Alpha (Lambda Iota) Founder’s Badge

Monday, August 18th, 2008

I am very pleased to say that I have rescued a Founder’s Badge from an online auction site. This Lambda Chi Alpha Badge originally belonged to Martin Krygiel, Lambda-Iota 46.

Brother Krygiel was a member of Chi Delta Rho when they transitioned to Lambda Chi Alpha in 1965. Martin was Lambda-Iota’s first Social Chairman (High Epsilon) and that is denoted by the winged torch hanging between the badge and the badge guard.

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.

Lambda Chi Alpha Olympian: Phil Dalhausser

Monday, August 11th, 2008

When you tune into the Olympics this year, be sure to set your DVR for Men’s Beach Volleyball. Brother Phil Danhausser, originally from Switzerland, attended the University of Central Florida where he joined the Beta-Eta Chapter. While in school, Phil played volleyball and earned the “Most Valuable Player” award before graduating with a Business Degree.

The 6’9″ Olympian is partnered with beach volleyball veteran Todd Rogers and has a very good shot at bringing home a Gold Medal for the US Olympic Team.

Keep up to date with U.S.A. Beach Volleyball and Phil Dalhausser by checking this site.

Lambda Chi Alpha General Assembly 2008

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

2008 Lambda Chi Alpha General Assembly
Here is a great group shot from General Assembly 2008.

Keep an eye out for the August issue of the Cross & Crescent for a complete re-cap of all GA happenings!

Boys Night Out: Milwaukee

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Milwaukee, July 2008

(Left to Right) Eric Manke, Jeff Reisdorfer, Jay Matusin, Bob Hazod (back), Brad Scheuerell (front), Fuzz Martin, Darren Hafford, and Michael Easton. (Not pictured: Matt Fredrick & Aaron Lauzon).

Thanks to all my boys who who were able to make it to the Milwaukee Ale House for dinner, whilest I was in town for the evening. It was great to catch up with all my guys…picking up like we are still living down the hall from one another.

Alumni Event: Dave Matthews at Alpine Valley

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Dave Matthews Band Summer 08Lots of us are going to be at the Dave Matthews show(s) at Alpine Valley this year.

Are you going to the show? Do you want to go to see Dave?
Comment to this post or email the site and we will get your name added to the list.

We will make plans to meet up before the show and tailgate…and perhaps meet in the pavilion during the show.

Click the link below to see the running list of Brothers who will be at the Saturday (August 9) show.

Brother Harry S. Truman on leadership

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Brother Harry S. Truman

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

Brother Harry S. Truman

Gamma-Kappa 213
33rd President of the United States

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)

Brother Juan Paz Jr. given Kohl’s Corporate Award

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Juan Paz, Jr.Brother Juan Paz, Jr. was named Associate of the Quarter by the Kohl’s Corporation.

Each quarter the company selects one employee as Associate of the Quarter based on superior performance, positive recognition among fellow associates, and most importantly, the ability to act with the utmost integrity on a daily basis. Juan will have a spotlight feature in Kohl’s upcoming quarterly magazine, “The Associate.”

The Kohl’s Corporation is a department store chain headquartered in Menonmonee Falls, WI. They are a Fortune 500 Company and the 23rd largest retailer in the US.

Congratulations, Juan!

Update your information

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Directory PostcardLambda Chi Alpha Directory PostcardMany of you have already received this postcard which asks you to call a 1-800 number to update your information with Lambda Chi Alpha Headquarters. This is a legitimate request, on behalf of our Fraternity. There will be a Centennial Edition of the Alumni Directory published in 2009. When you call the 800 number, you will be asked to give as much or as little information you would like to have printed. From your name, graduation year, profession, marital status, email, etc. Afterward, the customer service representative will ask you if you want to purchase a Lambda Chi Alpha directory (which will arrive in February of 2009). The cost for a hardcover edition is $90, softcover is $70 and a cd-rom version is $40 (? I think). You are not obligated to purchase any of the items to have your information included.

If you do purchase a bound directory, you will be pleased to find a (40 page?) History of Lambda Chi Alpha included inside the book. Lambda Chi Alpha does receive a portion of the money generated from the sale of the directory.

Please make the quick phone call today and update your information.

New Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity website

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

A big hats off to the Brothers at Lambda Chi Alpha International Headquarters on the new website.

Lambda Chi Alpha website design 2008

The new design is incredibly easy to use! Tabbed browsing makes finding materials on the Lambda Chi site is a snap. Congrats to Brothers Chris Barrick and Tad Lichtenauer on their efforts to complete the site.

Cross & Crescent: July 2008

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Be sure to check out the Cross & Crescent this month. The entire issue is a tribute to our Brothers who serve & have served in the armed forces.

Cross & Crescent July 2008

Also, I had the privilege of illustrating the July 2008 cover, shown above.


Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Congratulations to our Brothers who tied the knot in June.

Brother Michael Terpstra (his wife Sandi)
Brother Nick Schreck (his wife Nicole)
Brother Tommy Kempher (his wife Theresa Jean)

Best wishes from all of us, to each of you and your wives.

Lambda Chi Alpha Centennial Logo

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Check out the official Lambda Chi Alpha Centennial Logo.

Lambda Chi Alpha centennial logo

A complete description of the logo continues below.

Where it all began – 22 Joy Street, Boston, MA

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

22 Joy Street

Through the magic of technology (Google Maps Streetview & PhotoShop) I have pieced together this panorama of 22 Joy Street in Boston, MA.

Lambda Chi Alpha was founded on November 2, 1909 when Warren A. Cole, Percival C. Morse, and Clyde K. Nichols met at 22 Joy St., Boston, and swore allegiance to the new fraternity.

Lambda Chi Alpha website crashed?

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Lambda Chi Alpha Headquarters website crash?Anyone seen the Lambda Chi Alpha headquarters website? It’s faded to black with just a Coat of Arms on the site…what’s up with that?

Keep checking the site what they are up to!

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!