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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.

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

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.

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.

Our Veterans, Our Brothers

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Iwo JimaToday we honor all of Veterans who have given so much of themselves for our country, our liberties and our way of life. We are honored to acknowledge our Brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha, Chi Delta Rho, Delta Kappa and Beta Kappa Nu who have sacrificed for us all.

(the list below is incomplete, only what we have from research and personal accounts, please let us know of others who deserve recognition)

– The entire Fraternity of Chi Delta Rho during World War II, as they were all called to serve, but specifically we know the names of:

Phil Gnatzig: Chi Delta Rho (WWII)
John Bumbalek: CDR (WWII)
Vic Matousek: CDR (WWII)
Stan Hittesdorf: CDR (WWII)
Harvey Schener: CDR (WWII)
Bob Chaffee: CDR (WWII)
Philip Tarpley: CDR (WWII)
Wayland Norell: CDR (WWII)
Clyde Morris: CDR (WWII)
John Austin: CDR (WWII)
Dick Olsen: CDR (WWII European Theater)
Kenneth Clark: CDR (WWII Pacific Theater)
Don Peterson: Delta Kappa (France)
Roger Buelow
Dave Engen
Fred Malcolmson
Joe Monday
Mike Skogstad
Bill Teuting
Ken Westphal
Joseph Adamson: Lambda Chi Alpha (Iraq)
Peter Agerholm: LCA
Mike Fitzsimmons: LCA
Jerry Perez: LCA
Darren Hafford: LCA (Bosnia)
Garrett Kucifer: LCA
Michael Ramig: LCA (Iraq)
Pat Sykes: LCA (Iraq)
Leo Cross: LCA
Gary Garber: LCA (Iraq)
Matthew Nelson: LCA
Michael Terpstra: LCA
Tim Bein: LCA (Iraq)
Jonathan Nathan: LCA

We would like to recognize:
Lt. Eldon Broman: Chi Delta Rho (1942)

We recognize Brother Broman’s courage and perseverance as a World War II pilot and Prisoner of War.

B-17s Over BerlinI first learned of Brother Broman and his experience while reading the 1944 Whitewater Minneiska Yearbook. Further research yielded a publication titled “B-17s Over Berlin: Personal Stories from the 95th Bomb Group (H) “by Ian Hawkins which includes a full account of Brother Broman’s story, in his own words. (Click here to read a preview from Google Book Search)

The recount tells of Brother Broman piloting a B-17F Bomber over Germany which was shot down, his undercover travels through Holland under an assumed identity, his capture by Nazi SS troops and finally his release as a Prisoner of War. (I will print a better account when my copy arrives).
(*Note: Brother Broman attended the Homecoming Banquet in 1946, as reported by the 1946 Minneiska)

Thank you to all of our Brothers who have given so much without thought of their own sacrifices.

If your deserving name was not listed, we apologize. Please comment on this post, or email Jeff eChopper and it will be added immediately.

Our local history

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Chi Delta Rho 1939 HouseDid you know that Lambda Chi Alpha is the 2nd oldest Fraternal organization in Whitewater? Only surpassed by Phi Chi Epsilon, Lambda Chi Alpha has roots as a Fraternal organization that goes back to 1929!

I have begun to compile our local history of an organization in Whitewater. Currently, I have all entries from Whitewater’s Official Yearbook, The Minneiska, from 1932-1990. This details the history of our organization, begining with a Fraternity known as Beta Kappa Nu, to Chi Delta Rho, to Delta Kappa, back to Chi Delta Rho and finally becoming Lambda Chi Alpha.

As I put together a complete history and map out all of the houses our Fraternity(s) have used throughout the years, I ask all of you to contribute any information you have to this effort. I am specifically looking for documents, photographs and other items that would prove useful in this documentation.

If you have materials or stories you would like to share and add to our local history, email me eChopper…remove the parens from the email address. If you do not have means to scan these documents to email, let me know and I will make arrangements to get the from/to you in an orderly fashion.