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2nd Annual Pokesapolooza

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

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Brothers,

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.

COME FOR THE FUN

COME FOR THE GOLF

STAY FOR THE BROTHERHOOD!

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 rjl719@yahoo.com 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

WHEN:

SATURDAY JULY 16, 2011 @ 10:30am

WHERE:

BRIDGES GOLF COURSE AND RESTAURANT

2702  Shopko Drive,

Madison WI 53704

COST: $60 FOR 18 HOLES AND CART

$40 FOR 9 HOLES AND CART

CONTACT: RICK LYON AT rjl719@yahoo.com TO SIGN UP.

REUNION FORMAL 2011

Monday, January 31st, 2011

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Brothers,

It’s that time of year again.  Soon, spring will arrive and the days will  get longer.  The temperatures, warmer.  Spring is the season of Rebirth and Renewal. It’s the time of the year when flowers burst forth from the ground and leaves return to our trees. It’s the time of year when younglings emerge from their hibernation sleep and take their first steps out into the world.  What better time then, for us to celebrate the Rebirth and Renewal of Lambda Chi Alpha- Lambda Iota Zeta.  To that end, we will be holding the 2nd Annual Alumni Reunion Formal this spring.

This year, we have so much to celebrate and be thankful for. We have finally achieved Colony Status after 3 long, hard years of work by High Pi Nick Wiesensel and the men of the interest group. It is because of their hard work and dedication that we are able to say proudly… We’re Back!  In addition to this phenomenal feat, we have also finally become able to reconnect with over 1/3 of our alumni base, and that number grows daily.  As we move forward in life, it’s important that we take a moment and look back at where we came from, to remember those moments in our life that made us the men we are today.  We should take the time to reflect on those bonds of brotherhood that were forged in Whitewater and designed to last a life time.

Join us as we prepare to initiate our newest brothers into the bond of Zeta Alpha Chi, and share with those who came after you and in doing so, relive your youth.  Reconnect with your brothers, old and new as Lambda Chi Alpha Lambda Iota Zeta moves toward the future.  Help us show the newest brothers in the bond the meaning of True Brotherhood.  LAMBDA CHI ALPHA……. NOT 4 YEARS, 4 LIFE.

Formal will be held in one of Geneva National Golf Resort’s beautiful and spacious Banquet halls. Dinner will be catered, and those in attendance will have their choice of Chicken or Pork Rack. Start time for the event is set for 5pm. More information on the night’s activities can be found below.
See below for details on this year’s Reunion Formal:
DATE: Saturday April 9th, 2011

TIME: 5:00pm to Midnight

Evening’s Schedule of Events:

5:00pm- 7:00pm     Cocktails, Photo Op Social Hours

7:00pm-8:30pm      Dinner

8:30pm-10:00pm    Award and Recognition Ceremony

10:00pm- 12:00am Dancing

LODGING: We currently have 36 rooms booked for this event in the condo sections.  Make sure you tell them you are with Lambda Chi Alpha so we are all together.  Rooms start at $109 per night. Brothers will be responsible for setting up their own lodging.

LOCATION: Inns of Geneva National
1091 Hidden Cottage Circle
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
262-249-3842

DINNER CHOICES:

Chicken or Pork Rack

COST: $60.00 per plate
The cost includes Food, Banquet Hall Charge, Formal Memento and donation to the Alumni Association.



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***When you get to the PayPal page, be sure to click Don’t Have A PayPal Account? in the lower right column if you do not have a PayPal account. YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER FOR PAYPAL TO PAY WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THIS EVENT IS 11:59PM ON FRIDAY 3/18/11 ….SO DON’T DELAY.   CHECK YOUR CALENDAR AND SIGN UP TODAY!

OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!

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.

AM CEREMONY

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
8-14-2010

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!
11)
  For those living in the house SIGN YOUR LEASES, PAY YOUR SECURITY DEPOSIT, PAY YOUR RENT.
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…

In ZAX,

C.J. Kactro
LI – 892
AAB Secretary

ADOPT AN INITIATE

Monday, June 14th, 2010

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Dear Brother,
Remember back to that time when you first associated with Lambda Chi Alpha. Remember that feeling the first time you set foot in the house as an associate member; a feeling of complete and unconditional acceptance.  Some even said they felt as if they were home for the first time.

As you progressed through your associate semester, you were guided by brothers, taught the ways of Lambda Chi Alpha.  Taught what it meant to be a man.  When you finally made it to the end of that semester, the brothers gave you their ritual and you became one of them.  Can you remember how that felt?  I’m sure words can’t begin to fully describe the emotions that overwhelmed you that day. One thing is certain though, your brothers were with you every step of the way. 

Brothers were there for you every step of the way, guiding you, educating you and lifting you up, helping you become the man you are today.  There was always someone willing to lend you an ear or a helping hand.  There was always someone willing to go that extra mile to help you when you needed it.  The bond of brotherhood that grew from all of this exists to this day and is the backbone of Lambda Chi Alpha.

Today, the men of Lambda Chi Alpha –UW Whitewater need your helping hand. Lambda Iota Zeta has returned and is in the process of becoming a colony. These new initiates need you, their brother, so they can have the same experiences you and I were lucky to have.  They want to share their experiences with you as they learn from you what it means to be a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha. To that end, the Alumni Association and Housing Corp have created ADOPT AN INITIATE.

ADOPT AN INITIATE was modeled after several other successful programs such as Adopt A Soldier, Sponsor a Child and who could ever forget Adopt a Highway.  For a one time donation of $75 you will receive a picture of your initiate and a personalized letter introducing themselves and sharing with you their passion for Lambda Chi Alpha. Then each month, you will receive a letter updating you on the events of Lambda Chi Alpha as well as that of your initiate.  Your donation, along with the sharing of your memories and experiences in Lambda Chi Alpha, will help guide our new brothers in much the same way as your older brothers guided you when you were an associate member.

We understand that in this time of economic uncertainty, not everyone has the ability to donate $75 to Lambda Chi Alpha-UW Whitewater.  To that end, we would like you to consider donating whatever amount you can reasonably afford.  No one can truly put a price on all that Lambda Chi Alpha has given to its members in the past, but if they could, I’m sure $75 wouldn’t begin to cover it.  There are several options open to you should you care to donate.   You can pay by credit card by using the paypal option at www.uwwlca.com, or you can send a check or money order to:

Bob Hazod, Treasurer
13525 W. Crawford Drive
New Berlin, WI 53151-5307

 Remember the old saying: LAMBDA CHI ALPHA.  NOT FOUR YEARS… FOR LIFE!

 YOURS IN ZAX

Rick Lyon LI 719

VP Alumni Association

Remembering Delta Kappa Brother: Robert G. Bosman (1962)

Monday, May 17th, 2010

RG_BosmanRobert G. Bosman, 70, of Woodstock, Illinois, died Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Centegra Hospital – Woodstock.

He was born May 29, 1939, in Kenosha, Wis., to Robert L. and Frances (Haymes) Bosman. He married Janice Hasselman on March 25, 1961, in Footville, Wis.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, in 1962. He received his Master of Arts degree from Winona State University in 1965 and earned a Ph.D. in education from Northern Illinois University in 1979.

He began his career in education in Walworth, Wis. He and his family then moved to Woodstock where he held principalships at Clay and Dean elementary schools. After retiring from District 200, he supervised student teachers for Northern Illinois University for 10 years.

During the early years of his life, he was an athlete, excelling in tennis, and he loved to swim, play football and golf. In more recent years, he focused on his family, his wife, his children, his grandchildren, and his cottage near Rhinelander, Wis. He also enjoyed painting and drawing.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Hasselman Bosman; his daughter, Robin (Charley) Grover; his son, Joel (Julia) Bosman; four grandchildren, Trey Grover, Veronica Grover, Joe Grover and Bruno Bosman; three nephews, Marc Killingstad, Michael and Ryan Shackelford; and his niece, Natalie Killingstad.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Patricia Shackelford.

The visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 17, with a memorial service at 7 p.m. at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin and Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock.

Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association of Greater Chicago, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604.

For information, call the funeral home at 815-338-1710.

Published in the Northwest Herald (McHenry County, Illinois) on May 15, 2010.

1st Annual Pokesapolooza Golf Outing

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

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1st ANNUAL POKESAPALOOZA

Come join the men of the Lambda Chi Alpha interest group 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 Interest Group-Whitewater are proud to sponsor the 1st Annual Pokesapalooza Golf Outing”

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.

COME FOR THE FUN

COME FOR THE GOLF

STAY FOR THE BROTHERHOOD!

The 1st Annual Pokesapalooza will be held at the scenic Tumbledown Trails Golf Course in Verona Wisconsin on Saturday, July 10, 2010. (Which just happens to coincide with Nick’s 30th Birthday).  Tee times will start at 12 noon and are on a first come, first serve basis.  Cost will be $43 per golfer for 18 holes and $26 for 9 holes. Both prices include golf cart. (It appears they don’t offer a discount for walking).

For those who feel like extending the celebration, we will be having dinner after the outing at the Tilted Kilt. (not included in the price of the outing)

Contact Rick Lyon at rjl719@yahoo.com to sign up.  Make sure to get your foursomes in before JUNE 21, 2010. 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.

1st Annual Pokesapolooza

WHEN:                       SATURDAY JULY 10, 2010

WHERE:                     TUMBLEDOWN TRAILS GOLF COURSE

                                    7701 W. MINERAL POINT ROAD

                                    VERONA, WI

 

COST:                         $43 FOR 18 HOLES AND CART

                                    $26 FOR 9 HOLES AND CART

 

CONTACT:                RICK LYON   TO SIGN UP.

 

DINNER:                   TILTED KILT  420 GAMMON PLACE

                                  MADISON, WI 53717

Photos from Brother Jim Liska

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

So MANY thanks to Brother Jim Liska for sharing these slides with us! Who knew that scanning slides would be so time consuming! Here are some great photos taken by Brothers Jim Liska, Terry Esrael and others.

You can watch the slideshow here, or click on the images to be taken to flickr.com where you can read the descriptions as they were penned on each slide. My apologies for butchering names, some of them were hard to read. Be sure to keep an eye out for pictures of our mascot Chopper!

Chi Delta Rho pheasant hunt 1963

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

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Participants left to right: Rob Pfisterer (Bill’s brother), Brother Joe Palmer, Brother Martin Dunbar, Brother Ken Laun, Brother Bill Pfisterer, Dave Morgan (owner of the hunting preserve).

This picture is from Brother Bill Pfisterer. He organized the hunt.

The pheasants were so fat, farm raised, that they could hardly fly. We could have probably caught them by hand. We were much slimmer and faster in those days, but much more hung over!

A big black Pheasant flew over Joe Palmer’s head, he shot at it, and put a hole right through the bird. The hole was the size of a fist, and you could see right through the hole.

(Click the image to see a larger version. Many thanks to Brother Martin Dunbar who sent in this photo & the above comments.)

Composites: 1967

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

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Many thanks to Brother Terry Esrael for sending us this 1967 Lambda Chi Alpha composite. This is the 2nd ever composite of Lambda Chi Alpha at UW-Whitewater.

Check out the first composite appearance of Chopper (in the lower left corner)!

Click on the image to view/download the full-size composite.

Merry Christmas from Santa Pufahl in Pardeeville

Monday, December 29th, 2008

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Delta Kappa Brother Barry Pufahl (Pardeeville, WI Village President) dressed as Santa Claus.

Composites: 1966

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Many thanks to Brother Terry Esrael for sending us this 1966 Lambda Chi Alpha composite. This is the 2nd ever composite of Lambda Chi Alpha at UW-Whitewater. Keep an eye out for the 1965 composites from Brother Esrael, as well!

Click on the image to view/download the full-size composite.

Delta Kappa Christmas 1960

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

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Here’s a great Delta Kappa Cartoon cartoon which graced the cover of the Chi Delta Chapter’s 1960 Christmas newsletter. I couldn’t make out the artist’s signature in the lower right corner. If you know, please post a comment so I can give proper credit.

(Click on the image to view/download it at full size)

Thanks to the Delta Kappa Alumni who donated so many items to the Fraternity Archive during their Summer 2008 luncheon, this is one of the many items we will continue to showcase on our website.

Composites: 1964

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008


Many thanks to Brother Terry Esrael for sending us this 1964 Chi Delta Rho composite.

Click on the image to view/download the full-size composite.

Chi Delta Rho (2nd Generation) Badge

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Many thanks to Brother Terry Esrael for these two pins.
First, this great Chi Delta Rho Badge.

This is (what I call) a 2nd Generation Chi Delta Rho Badge, from the years of Chi Delta Rho at UW-W between the Delta Kappa generation and the beginning of Lambda Chi Alpha in 1965. It depicts the 2nd Gen. Chi Delta Rho Coat of Arms/Crest, which was very similar to the original Chi Delta Rho Crest, but was adapted to have 2 elements from the Delta Kappa Crest.

Secondly, Brother Esrael sent a Lambda Chi Alpha letters recognition pin.

Also, Terry sent 3 composites which I will be sharing with all of you, shortly! Thanks again to Brother Terry Esrael for these great submissions to the archives. If you have items you would like included in the archives, please comment here or email me at:

Be sure to check out Brother Esrael’s business website: www.visualsports.photoreflect.com

Lambda Chi Alpha Alum welcomes new Chancellor

Thursday, November 13th, 2008


(L-R) Brother Martin Dunbar, Chancellor Telfer, and Mrs. Bobbi Dunbar (Alpha Sigma Alum)

Brother Martin Dunbar (Lambda-Iota 2) and his wife, Bobbi, greeted new UW-Whitewater Chancellor Richard Telfer at an Alumni get-together in Dallas, TX. The event took place on November 11, 2008. Warhawk football was a big topic of conversation. Brother Dunbar was pleased to find that Chancellor Telfer taught at the high school in Elkhorn (Wisconsin), where Martin grew up.

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.

Delta Kappa Badge & Recognition Pin

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Delta Kappa badge I have recently acquired 2 Delta Kappa relics! Thanks to the good people at eBay.com, I have added a Delta Kappa Badge with an Alpha Chapter designation badge guard.

The Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa was installed at Buffalo State Teachers College, NY in 1920. The Initials inscribed upon the back are B.S.

This pin is exactly like the UW-Whitewater Delta Kappa Badges, except for the UW-W Badges had Chi Delta Chapter designation badge guards.

Secondly, I have found not one, but two Delta Kappa recognition pins. Both are identical, but purchased from two different vendors. The pin is a miniature replica of the Delta Kappa Coat of Arms. Great finds, for sure!