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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.

Alumni Association Meeting Minutes from 08/15/10

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Alumni Association Meeting Minutes
416 W North St.
Whitewater WI, 53190

Meeting Called to order 5:25

1)Letter from Patrick Vaughn of Internationals circulated regarding re-colonization expansion dates Sept 24-29 and Oct 4-18.
2). Alumni Association Board Officer status discussed
3) There will be a Brother from Racine to help with recoloniztion. More info to come.
4) The University is happy with our performance thus far, keep up with standards
5) Grades Discussed
 a. Chapter GPA 2.94, good enough for 4th (AS – 3.04, AKA – 3.00. DZ – 2.96)
 b. AM GPA 2.96
 c. This our #1 priority, look to the general chapter and AAB if you need help!
 d. Ritual 2.25 or above.
 e. Get your class schedule to Brad at the first meeting!
6) City is displeased with the letters on the house.  Don assured the AAB this is a non-issue.
7) Rush Dates
 a. Sept 15 (Capture the Flag) Sept 21 (Deal or No-Deal) Sept 21 (Dinner at the house)
 b. Advertising – Business cards, Table tents (pending approval) posters (pending  approval) and fliers are to be utilized.
 c. Dorm Storming – Limited use pending approval from Rick.  You may not solicit,  however you may speak to people you already are acquainted with.
 d. Rush Boards (pending approval from Resident Life)
 e. Side walk chalking will take place the 12-14th Sept
 f .Get dudes! “Make the sale” -Greg
8 ) Remodel of small bathroom to take place before homecoming.
a.If you have materials, money or time you wish to donate,  please contact Pokes at  608-577-3086.  Also stay tuned to this website for more information.

9) Rick will be blocking off rooms at the Super 8 for Homecoming weekend (both Friday and Saturday the 29-30th of October so Alumni can stay the weekend.
      a. Tentative gathering at the house Friday evening, cook out if the weather holds, cocktail hour 9-230am, unprovoked harassment of the float builders to follow. Contact Rick if interested 262-993-2256.
10) Tentative Plans for Homecoming day
      a. Charge for entry (price to be set) brother will receive a T-Shirt, food and drink, access to the bouncy house for the kids, dunk tank, possibly sumo suits as well.
          Come one come all, we have lots to celebrate this year!
a. If you’re on the payment plan 1st half of rent is due upon occupancy! 2nd half due on Oct 15 (not at the end of the semester).
12) Feasibility of using Alpine Valley as an income stream discussed, and will be looked into.
13) Pokes, Bear, and Milton will be looking into different auctions to obtain furniture for the house
a. Pokes and Bear will be attending the on campus auction held the 3rd weekend of each month.
b. Pokes and Milton to visit UW Swap Shop in Madison.
14) Joe is looking into the cost/benefit of running an ad in the Royal Purple.  If you would like to donate to this cause please contact him at 262-327-2167.
15) Eric to Remain as Chapter Advisor.  Thank you and congratulations, we appreciate  your service!

Housing Corps (abbrv.)
1)  A fine of $250.00 will be applied to the account of anyone who breaks the door jamb of a room by kicking it open.

Motion to Adjourn, seconded, 7:35

Humbly Prepared by…


C.J. Kactro
LI – 892
AAB Secretary


Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Marty Hoke 2007Many thanks to all of you who continue to donate to the Alumni Association!

Special thanks to Brother Martin Hoke for his generous donation at the beginning of this month.

Many Thanks on Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

The Alumni Association would like to thank all of you for your continued support. We have worked hard for the last few years to bring Lambda-Iota back to Whitewater and are still committed to that end. With our newly renovated house and the constantly growing interest group, we look forward to the imminent return of Lambda Chi Alpha at U-Dub-Dub.

Many thanks for all of you who donated to the Alumni Association and Housing Corps. at Homecoming. Specifically, we would like to recognize Brothers Nick Schreck, Matt Grace and Tom Boelk for their significant monetary donations to our Brotherhood.

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Facebook group at 100 members

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Sources tell me that our Lambda Chi Alpha: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Facebook group have hit 100 members! That’s pretty awesome, considering we have almost 1,000 Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni…that’s over 10%.

Be sure to keep an eye out for our new UW-Whitewater Lambda Chi Alpha (Delta Kappa, Chi Delta Rho) -only Social Networking Site. Fuzzy and I are working diligently to implement The Lodge.

The Lodge will be a place for our Brothers to share stories/photos and get back in contact with one another. It will be for our Brothers only, much like the way The Basement was on the previous incarnation of this website. Stay tuned!

Happy 4th of July!

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Uncle Sam

Have a great 4th everyone!

The Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Association

Happy Father’s Day

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Happy Father\'s Day 2008A big Happy Father’s Day to all of our Fathers and all of our Brothers who are Fathers! The time and care you put into the lives of your children have shaped the future of our world.

Warrior of the Light: Courage

Monday, June 9th, 2008

The Breviary of Medieval Knights says:

“The spiritual energy of the Path uses justice and patience to prepare your spirit.

Coat of Arms: Lambda Chi Alpha“This is the Path of the Knight: A path that is at once easy and difficult, because it forces one to set aside trivial things and chance friendships. That is why, at first, many hesitate to follow it.

“This is the first teaching of the Knights: You will erase everything you had written in the book of your life up until now: restlessness, uncertainty, lies. And in the place of all this you will write the word courage. By beginning the journey with that word and continuing with faith in God, you will arrive wherever you need to arrive.”

– From Warrior of the Light, by Paulo Coelho.

Words of wisdom

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

From The History of The Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, written by Charles S. Peyser.

Lambda Chi Alpha is a cooperative. We produce a way of life, for ourselves and for those whose lives we touch. Yet, we must never lose sight of the fact that despite our “product” being different, we operate like other organizations. That means budgets, committees, squabbles, and hopefully, successes.

The danger of a cooperative is that they are human organizations and human organizations are subject to human frailties and there are always going to be people in cooperatives who will want to be the “co” part while they let others do the “operating.” Another danger in the cooperative is that its members, when they become successful, are apt to forget the original purposes for which they were organized.

-Murray Lincoln (Massachusetts)

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.


Trip to Oklahoma City & OKCU

Monday, April 7th, 2008

I was in Oklahoma City last week for a conference and was able to visit our Brothers at Theta-Delta at Oklahoma City University. Their house reminded me very much of our house, except that it was made of brick and was only 1 story (and a basement). Other than that, it was pretty much like being back in Whitewater. Many thanks to Chapter President Matt Schultz for taking the time to give me tour of the house.

(*Note: My apologies for blurry photos…my flash wasn’t working as well as I had hoped. I was told that the house had not been cleaned since Sunday evening, which explains the disarray of the living room/hallway).

Front of the house The front of the Oklahoma City University House
Entrance Tiling A mosaic tiled Lambda Chi Alpha greets all those who enter the house


Chopper Apps Tutorial

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Chopper Apps

If you have not signed up for Chopper Apps, email me via the Contact Us page on this website for a free account. We only have a limited number to share with everyone, so contact me ASAP to secure your account!

For those of you have taken advantage of the new Chopper Apps we are using (though Google), I am sure you can speak of the great email and other services it provides (free email and more!)

For everyone else, here is are a few tutorials about what services are available and how to use them.

Tutorial: Using the Start Page

Tutorial: Using Gmail (eMail)

Tutorial: Using Google Docs (Microsoft Office, but online and FREE!)

Tutorial: Using Chat

Tutorial: Using the Calendar App

You can always get to Chopper Apps by clicking the button in the right navigation.

March Madness

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Tourney Pickem 08

Hey Choppers! Here’s a quick update on the UW-W Lambda Chi Alpha Tourney Pick’Em ’08 standings.
After the first week (and 2 rounds of games) the standings are as follows:

1. Jeff Reisdorfer (me!) with 45 points
1. Mike Easton with 45 points
3. Fuzz Martin with 44 points
3. Garrett O’Reilly with 44points
5. CJ Kactro with 42 points
6. Chris Zimbrick with 41 points
6. Rich Anderson with 41 points
8. Trent Olsen with 40 points
8. Tom Filak with 40 points
10. Ryan Trezek with 39 points
11. Rick Lyons with 38 points
11. Matt Lahl with 38 points

I’ll post updates after every break in the action. Click the image above to be taken to the group and follow along.

Happy Founders Day (#2) or Lambda Chi Alpha Day

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

Founder's Day March 22, 2008I believe a good deal of stress should be put upon Lambda Chi Alpha Day. Morale is greatly stimulated by wholesome sentiment. Such sentiment is stimulated by anniversary speeches. We stand for something. Let us unite and say so.

Lambda Chi Alpha Day is a day upon which articulate expression is to be given as to what the Fraternity stands for, and recognition is to be given to all those who have made it what it is, and any time in its history, before, at, or after that particular anniversary.

John E. Mason – September 26, 1931

(Source: The Cross & Crescent-March, 2007)

NCAA Tournament Challenge: 1 week left to join!

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Tourney Pickem 08

There is only 1 week left to get in on our NCAA Tournament Challenge before the tournament starts.

Click the Tournament Banner above to be taken to Yahoo! Sports and create your own bracket. Free to enter and prizes for the Top 3 finishers who are Lambda Chi Alpha, Chi Delta Rho or Delta Kappa Brothers from Whitewater.

Website Anniversary

Monday, March 10th, 2008

The 4th Anniversary of our website came and went as January faded into February…and 1 year (March 7, 2007) since we changed the format of the site to the version you see today.

We look forward to a prosperous year of growth as our Brotherhood returns to the campus of UW-Whitewater, continuing the tradition that has been active since 1929!

A continued thanks to all of our Brothers throughout every incarnation of our Fraternity in Whitewater. Our Brotherhood transcends names and members, and it is our commitment to one another and the Bonds we share that remain true.

Chi Delta Rho Delta Kappa Lambda Chi Alpha

NCAA Basketball Fantasy Tournament

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Tourney Pickem 08

I have everything set up at Yahoo! for our 2008 NCAA Basketball Fantasy Tournament.

Our group is called UW-W Lambda Chi Alpha (how original!). To join, click the banner image above or follow this link.

Prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 finishers. To get in on the bracket, you need to have a Yahoo! account (which is free). No fees or purchases are required to play. Good luck!

**Addendum to the Top 3 finishers receiving prizes. The Top 3 finishers who are UW-W Lambda Chi Alpha / Chi Delta Rho / Delta Kappa Brothers will receive prizes. In the off-chance that someone who is not affiliated signs up in our group, they cannot/will not receive a prize for finishing in the Top 3.

NCAA Tournament Challenge

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

NCAA Basketball

Just as we did with the Superbowl, we are setting up a NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket Challenge. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers. And everyone along the way can enjoy the rabble-rousing on the league message board!

I will post complete instructions on how to join our “League” of tournament play when Yahoo! opens their NCAA Tournament section. Everyone is encouraged to enter. There is no cost. Because we will be using Yahoo! Sports as the League Home… you need to create a Yahoo account to participate.

Many thanks to Brother Garrett O’Reilly who suggested Yahoo!, as it is the best to “view everyone in our group’s picks and to talk trash on a group-specific message board.”