Archive for the ‘General’ Category

UW-Whitewater Lambda Chis LinkedIn

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

LinkedInSocial-networking websites are all the rage, nowadays. The two front-runners on the social-networking scene, MySpace and Facebook, feature an open, fun, and rather sophomoric approach to networking. Emerging through the online networking ranks, however, is a website called “LinkedIn” — and it’s strictly business.

LinkedIn allows you to post your career profile, network with other players in your field, keep tabs on colleagues and former employees, find jobs, find employees, and catch up with those whom you used to go to school with and/or work with.

As business in America becomes more and more of a who-you-know-not-what-you-know venture, utilizing all of the networking tools at your disposal is vital to your success. If you’re already LinkedIn, I urge you to post your LinkedIn profile link in the comment section, below. If you’re not linked in, I highly recommend that you set up your completely free profile today and link with as many brothers and former college acquaintances as you can.

My LinkedIn profile: Michael “Fuzz” Martin (LI-819)

2006-2008 Constitution and Statutory Code

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

2006-2008 ConstatsHave you seen the Lambda Chi Alpha Constitution in recent years? Click the image at the left to view the 2006-2008 version of the Constitution & Statutory Code.

You can also follow the link below, as well.

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.


Lambda Chi Alpha change of address form

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Moving DayI moved 7 times between my graduation in May of 2000 through July 2006.

If you are like me, you know that updating people on your address can be a real chore. But now, updating Lambda Chi Alpha on your current whereabouts has never been easier.

Click this link to be taken to Lambda Chi Alpha’s Change of Address Form on the Official Lambda Chi Alpha website and update your profile.

Website additions

Monday, February 11th, 2008

Just a quick update on additions to the website.

We just added a Contact Us page. Now you can email us with Alumni Updates, Births, Marriages, and general Alumni communication. Just click into the Contact Us page (see the navigation in the right column), choose a recipient and then fire off the message. It’s that simple.

Also, a lot of you have been emailing me asking when events are happening, etc. I realize that not everyone uses Facebook (where we are posting all Alumni Association meetings, etc) and not everyone has time to browse the website for updates…that is why we have added a new Events Calendar page (also in the right navigation). At this time, we are adding in all Alumni Association meetings and other important events relating to Recolonizing. You will also see some Birthdays listed. At this time, this is a short list. We hope to have it automated and include EVERYONE that we have listed on the roster, shortly. If you have events you would like added to the calendar, use the Contact Us page to make the suggestion.

Thanks for making the website great and continuing to give ideas and suggestions to make it better!

Jeff “Claude” Reisdorfe

Don’t forget Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 11th, 2008


Valentine’s Day is approaching…and while some may dread attempting to pick out a gift for that special someone on Valentine’s Day, at least remember to send a card. Yahoo has teamed up with American Greetings to provide some free e-cards that you can send for Valentine’s Day (or any other day *hint*). Plug in your email address, your special someone’s email address and away you go.

It’s easy, it’s fast and it will make your loved ones smile.

Click the link or picture above to be taken to Hallmark to send your e-card for Valentine’s Day.

Lambda Chi Alpha snow sculpture

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

Ice Lambda Chi Alpha
(L-R) Brothers Dustin Scholz, Mark Volz, Derek Blaszak and Aaron Lauzon posing with their Lambda Chi Alpha snow sculpture. They mixed water, Coke, chocolate syrup, and charcol to darken the background.

Great work guys!

Free Superbowl drawings

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

Congratulations to Brothers Joe Pajerski and Dustin Scholz who won Lambda Chi Alpha t-shirts in this year’s Superbowl Grid drawings. Be sure to check the website often as we schedule more contests to win prizes! (no purchases necessary).

Here is the grid for all of you who contacted me to get on the Superbowl Drawing for free t-shirts. 2 winners will be selected at half-time and at the end of the game (using those scores).
If a UG is a winner, a random undergrad will be selected as a winner. If a Lambda Chi Alpha block is the winner, a random Brother from our complete roster will be chosen as a winner. Good Luck!

Website beautification and functionality

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Now that this format of our website seems to be working well (for almost 1 full year!), I have decided to make it a little more pleasing to the eye…adding in some elements along the way.

Check out the buttons below, which will be living in the right column from now on. Descriptions have been included if you are unfamiliar with certain web applications. Thanks to Fuzzy for getting the ShareThis function running smoothly!

Report from the Sundance Film Festival 2008

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Brother Darren Hafford is reporting, shmoozing and trying to get a production deal at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. He sent us some prelim pictures from his camera phone. Be sure to check back for more photos and details.

Jodie Foster Sundance 08
Jodie Foster (Silence of the Lambs, Taxi Driver, Contact)

Felicity Huffman Sundance 08
Felicity Huffman (Georgia Rule, Magnolia, Desperate Housewives)

Bill Pullman Sundance 08
Bill Pullman (Spaceballs, Independence Day, The Grudge)

Note the change

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Just a quick note. I changed the contact email for the site to eChopper.

The Witches of Whitewater

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

*NOTE: I just fixed the link to the movie preview. Our YouTube link was bad for an undetermined period of time. It is now working.

I just found this movie preview on YouTube thanks to an outside commenter, Kileen, who is a Whitewater native and former resident of Wells East. It appears the movie’s writers combined several items of Whitewater folklore (which were mentioned in our Halloween 2007 post) and fact and smashed them together to make a movie script.


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!

Merry Christmas to All!

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

Santa Clause
The Whitewater Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Association would like to wish the Merriest Christmas (or your seasonal Holiday of choice) to all of our Brothers (Beta Kappa Nu, Chi Delta Rho, Delta Kappa and Lambda Chi Alpha), their families and friends!

Christmas Cards: Paula Mohan

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Christmas Card from Paula Mohan

An e-Christmas Card from our Academic Advisor, Paula Mohan. Click the image above to see the e-Card. Many thanks to Paula for her continued support of our Fraternity!

Christmas Cards: Whitewater Food Pantry

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Whitewater Food Pantry Christmas Card
We received this very nice Christmas Card and Thank You Note from Marilyn Keinbaum, Director of the Whitewater Food Pantry. She has been very appreciative of the $1,150 donation we made to the WWFP from our North American Food Drive.

Marty Hoke 2007She also enlclosed this photo of Alumni Association President, Marty Hoke.

Whitewater Warhawks play for the National Championship

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

The Whitewater Warhawks will be playing for the Division 3 National Championship, this Saturday. The XXXV Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl features The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater vs. Mount Union College (Ohio). It marks the first ever back-to-back-to-back meeting in Stagg Bowl history.

2007StaggBowlThe Stagg Bowl is set for Saturday, December 15, at Salem Stadium in Salem, Virginia. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m. CDT) and will be televised live on ESPN.

Best of luck to our Warhawks!

Christmas Cards: The Train Station

Saturday, December 8th, 2007


Merry Christmas from Whitewater!

(L-R Back Row) Aaron Lauzon, Derek Blaszak and Dustin Scholz
(L-R Front Row) Mark Volz, Frosty the Snowman and Peter Reynolds

Click here to see all of the Christmas Cards.

Christmas Cards: The Reisdorfers

Saturday, December 8th, 2007


Merry Christmas to all of our friends!

Click here to see all of the Christmas Cards.

Our Facebook Group

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Facebook LogoOur Facebook group has hit 50 members. In just a couple months, we have already accumulated 50 of our Brothers. If you haven’t joined Facebook, I highly recommend it. While the average users of Facebook are under 30, the largest growth in Facebook members is 30+

Remember, our Facebook group is a “Members Only” group and you must be invited or request to gain access.

Feel free to comment to this post or contact me directly with questions on how to join our group or Facebook, itself.