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Chi Delta Rho Spring Break – 1963

Monday, August 4th, 2008

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Thanks to Brother Ron Franzen for this great video! Shown are some of our Chi Delta Rho Brothers on Spring Break in Ft. Lauderdale in 1963.

Here is a portion of Ron’s email in which he mentions who is in the movie

Because I’m working with a 66 year old brain, I don’t remember everybody in the movie. However the following brothers make at least brief appearance: Wes Anson, Mitch Covic, Ron Franzen, Terry Harris, Paul Korth, Pat McKeever, Red Moeller, Bill Pfisterer, Ken Westphal and Don Zielke.

We will be posting some higher-resolution screen captures to view, soon! (Brother Bill Hamilton mentioned that he saw Tom Hinz in the movie).

***Note, to view this video, you need Adobe Flash Player installed. It is a free plug-in which can be downloaded here: CLICK TO DOWNLOAD ADOBE FLASH PLAYER

Chi Delta Rho (2nd Gen) Badge & Pledge Pin

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Chi Delta Rho Badge & Pledge Pin

Thanks to Brother Jono Hren for this photo, which is one of our Chi Delta Rho Badges (2nd Generation, circa 1965) and a Chi Delta Rho Pledge Pin (in the center). These pins are in the official collection at Lambda Chi Alpha Headquarters, in Indianapolis, IN.

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.

Jeff

*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.

Fraternally,
Mike Skogstad 61

Directions to Great Wolf Lodge can be found by using this link (CLICK HERE) and then put in your address.

or

DIRECTIONS

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)
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Delta Kappa original badge

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Tri-Kappa BadgeOur Delta Kappa Brothers may be interested in this post. I have recently acquired what I believe to be an original Delta Kappa member badge, from when the fraternity was known as Tri-Kappa, or Kappa Kappa Kappa (Founded in 1920). Remember, Tri-Kappa changed their name to Delta Kappa because of the inaccurate and unwarranted association with the Ku Klux Klan.

As you can see from the image, the triangular badge is surrounded by 9 seed pearls…3 on each side. Each set flanked by a red stone (ruby?) and one red stone in the center (7 total). There are three 5-pointed stars in the form of a delta surrounding the badge.

The badge comes from an original owner in the North-east, where Tri-Kappa was founded and there is still one surviving Chapter at Ithaca.

Composites: 1961

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Many thanks to Brother Paul Korth for sending us this 1962 Delta Kappa composite.

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

Alumni Updates: Larry Roberts

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Larry Roberts 1960Delta Kappa Brother Larry Roberts sent a quick email & photo to let everyone know he is in Patagonia, Argentina.

Brother Roberts sent an email to Brother Red Moeller to let everyone know that he is enjoying himself and included this photo of himself dangling his feet over a cliff in the Andes while enjoying a bottle of wine.
Larry Roberts 2008 - Argentina

UW-W Lambda Chi Alpha Day

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Today is the day that Lambda Chi Alpha was installed at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. In 1965, Chi Delta Rho Social Fraternity was given a Charter by Lambda Chi Alpha International Fraternity.

Our Fraternity has been on the campus of UW-Whitewater since 1929, before it was even known as UW-W. We have the largest population of Fraternity Alumni on campus! That is something to be commended. Cheers to you all!

Many thanks to all of our Beta Kappa Nu, Delta Kappa, Chi Delta Rho, and Lambda Chi Alpha Brothers for staying strong and providing a solid future for us at the University! (And also for representing at our meeting with the University Expansion Committee last week).

To honor this day, enjoy this selection, Hymn to Lambda Chi, from the Year of The Brother CD that was originally distributed at General Assembly, 1996. (You can download the entire cd from LambdaChi.org)


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Homecoming 1961-1962

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Many thanks to our Chi Delta Rho Brother Hugh Foy for sending these great color photos from Whitewater Homecoming 1961-1962.

Chi Delta Rho House Grilling Float 1 Float 2 Float 3 Hugh and Don

Composite: 1962

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Chi Delta Rho 1962

Many thanks to Brother Paul Korth for sending us this 1962 Chi Delta Rho composite.

Click on the image to view/download the full-size composite.Check back for other composites submitted by Brother Korth.

(***Note: The photo of Brother Korth has been PhotoShopped in from a 1961 composite, as his photo had been cut out of the submitted composite.)

Composite: 1963

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Chi Delta Rho 1963

Many thanks to Brother Paul Korth for sending us this 1963 Chi Delta Rho composite.

Click on the image to view/download the full-size composite. Check back for other composites submitted by Brother Korth.

The final photo of Alpha-Beta Zeta at UW-Madison

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Here’s a photo I dug up from “The Badger”, the official University of Wisconsin (Madison) yearbook. It’s a 1969 entry for Lambda Chi Alpha’s Alpha-Beta Chapter. The Chapter was removed from campus in 1968…yet they managed to gain entry to the college yearbook the following year.

Alpha-Beta 1969

Alpha-Beta 1969 legendThe entry that goes with the photo reads:

National expose’s have drive the Mafia underground, only to reemerge by infiltration of such a fine, upstanding, high-principled, God-fearing group as the Lambda Chi Alpha’s. Whether wearing sunglasses or standing symbolocally behind a barred window, these fellows fit right in at the annual Casino party. In order to keep up a good front, they’ve even taken to playing football, basketball, softball, badmitton, and organizing entertainment for inmates of Central Colony in the spring. Still, it does look a little odd when they all stay indoors ever St. Valentine’s Day.

Chi Delta Rho photos (pt. 5)

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Bill Hamilton 1963The final installment of Chi Delta Rho photos from Brother Bill Hamilton. Again, many thanks to Brother Hamilton for these photos. (Click the thumbnails to the left…and see the full-size image!)

CDR25 Mitch Covic and Dottie at the Whitewater Lake Home, October 1964.
CDR26 Bill Hamilton and girlfriend Pam at the Whitewater Lake Home, October 1964.
CDR27 Howie Krueger and date at the Whitewater Lake Home
CDR28 Mitch Covic and John Siivonen at the Whitewater Lake Home
CDR30 Bill Hamilton (left), Howie Krueger and roommate Tom. Christmas picture, 1968.
CDR31 Howie Krueger (top), Bill Hamilton (center) and roommate Tom – alternate Christmas picture, 1968.

In Memorial: Douglas Marquardt

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

DouglasMarquardt1960DouglasMarquardt2008Our Delta Kappa Brother Douglas Marquardt passed away on Friday evening (February 29, 2008) at 10:20 and went to his eternal home peacefully.

If you would like to leave a memorial or comment about Doug, please do so by clicking the COMMENTS link below this posting.

**An added note : All UW-Whitewater Delta Kappa Btothers were noted as Honorary Pall Bearers at Doug’s funeral.
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Chi Delta Rho: Wikipedia

Friday, February 15th, 2008

WikipediaI have begun the process of adding Chi Delta Rho as an official entry in Wikipedia.

If anyone can offer any important information about Chi Delta Rho, please comment here or use the Contact Us page to send me a message with the relevant information.

Things I am looking for:
– A list of all Chapters (schools)
– Official Colors, Mottos, Slogans, Values, etc
– Was there a headquarters?

…I am planning to add a Delta Kappa entry to Wikipedia as well, once the Chi Delta Rho page is underway and has some “guts” to it.

Lambda Chi Alpha desktop wallpaper

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

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I created this desktop wallpaper a couple years ago and am now posting it because of recent requests. It features the Lambda Chi Alpha Badge on a field of black, surrounded by the names of our Lambda-Iota Zeta Brothers.

Click on the appropriate size below and download/set it as your desktop image.

( 800×600 ) ( 1024×768 ) ( 1152×864 ) ( 1280×1024 ) ( 1600×1200 )

If you have questions about the wallpaper or are unsure how to set it as your desktop, feel free to email me, Jeff, at
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Chi Delta Rho photos (pt. 4)

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Bill Hamilton 1963Another installment of Chi Delta Rho photos from Brother Bill Hamilton. Again, many thanks to Brother Hamilton for these photos. (Click the thumbnails to the left…and see the full-size image!)

cdr19 Jim Liska (facing camera) at the Fraternity Christmas Party, December 1964.
cdr20 Tom Hinz (standing center) and his wife, Marilyn. Sitting at his left is Bob Frisch. Staring at Tom is Tom Bell. Right background is Bob Knudsen…at the Fraternity Christmas Party, December 1964.
cdr21 Ron Freeman (left) and Steve Zantow (right) at the Fraternity Christmas Party, December 1964.
cdr22 Ted Haasch (left) and … Schaetten at the Homecoming Parade, October 1965.
cdr23 The “Gorillas”, top intramural bowling team in 1964-1965 academic year. Tom Hinz and Bob Knudsen to right. Non-fraternity members from left to right at Roy Schmidt, Mike Obendorfer and Brian Bohaty. Hawk Bowl, early 1965.
cdr24 Mitch Covic and girlfriend Dottie. Jefferson V.F.W. costume party. October 1964.

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Chi Delta Rho photos (pt. 3)

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Bill Hamilton 1963Another installment of Chi Delta Rho photos from Brother Bill Hamilton. Again, many thanks to Brother Hamilton for these photos. (Click the thumbnails to the left…and see the full-size image!)

CDR13 Steve Zielke (right) at the Whitewater Lake home, September 1964.
CDR14 Ron Franzen, Dennis Kelley and Bob Frisch. Check out the Chi Delta Rho shirt on Bob! Fall 1964
CDR15 Ron Franzen and one of his girlfriends in October 1964.
CDR16 Ron Franzen having a bottle for breakfast at home. October 1964.
CDR17 Dennis Kelley preparing something to eat at the Whitewater Lake Home in September 1964.
CDR18 Bill Hamilton (back) and Dennis Kelly (facing camera and wearing Chi Delta Rho shirt) fixing breakfast at the Lake Home in October 1964.

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Chi Delta Rho Photos (pt. 2)

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Bill Hamilton 1963Another installment of Chi Delta Rho photos from Brother Bill Hamilton. Again, many thanks to Brother Hamilton for these photos. (Click the thumbnails to the left…and see the full-size image!)

To make the most of Bill’s photos, I will be releasing them in groups. Be sure to check back often to see “new” photos of Bill’s!

Bill & Misc. Date Bill Hamilton and someone else’s date at a Fraternity party at Peg’s Supper Club, September 1964 (AFTER the police raided for underage partygoers).
Faculty chaperones: Mr. Zenz & Mr. Cox (and spouses) Faculty chaperones: Mr. Zenz & Mr. Cox with their spouses at a Fraternity party at Peg’s Supper Club, September 1964.
Joe Palmer Joe Palmer at a home on Whitewater Lake, in unapproved housing. In those days, the Dean of Students had to approve all off-campus housing. (September 1964)
Franzen’s Dad & Bob Brandt Ron Franzen’s Dad and Bob Brandt at a Whitewater Lake party, October 1964. At the unapproved home of Joe Palmer, Bill Hamilton, Ron Franzen, Bob Frisch, and Dennis Kelley.
Steve Dennis & Bob Brandt Steve Dennis, Bob Brandt & several Dads at the Whitewater Lake home, October 1964.
Ron Franzen & Steve Zantow Ron Franzen, Steve Zantow and dates at the Whitewater Lake home, October 1964.

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Interview: Terry Lawler

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Our featured Interview this week is with Brother Terry Lawler (Lambda-Iota 151). Terry joined in the era right after Chi Delta Rho transitioned into Lambda Chi Alpha. Terry has answered the call to assist in Recolonizing Lambda Chi Alpha in Whitewater. He has been an active participant in University / Fraternity relations for many years.

Terry LawlerTerry, when were you in school in Whitewater?
I attended Whitewater from 1964-68 and again from 1973-77.

Two times! What degrees did you attain from your times in Whitewater?
I hold a Bachelor of Education and an Master of Science in Teaching.

I know that you are now retired, but while you were out in the business world, what did you do for a living?
I taught English at Tremper High School in Kenosha for over 33 years. I was English Department Chairman for fourteen of those years. In the last five years, a fellow retiree and I have been operating a small private tutoring business, E&L Educational Enterprises.

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Chi Delta Rho Photos

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Bill Hamilton 1964Christmas came early for me! I opened my mailbox today to find a package FULL of Chi Delta Rho photos. So many thanks to Brother Bill Hamilton for these photos. (Click the thumbnails to the left…and see the full-size image!)

To make the most of Bill’s photos, I will be releasing them in groups. Be sure to check back often to see “new” photos of Bill’s!

October 1964 Costume Party 1 Ken Laun (right forward) at a costume party at the Jefferson County V.F.W. Hall, October 1964.
October 1964 Costume Party 2 John Siivonen at a costume party at the Jefferson County V.F.W. Hall, October 1964.
Peg’s Supper Club Party Tom Bell (left) and Mitch Covic (center) at a Fraternity party at Peg’s Supper Club, September 1964 (before the police raided for underage partygoers).
Peg’s before raid Gary Johnson (who is 6’7″) dances with his date who is standing on a chair…at a Fraternity party at Peg’s Supper Club, September 1964 (before the police raided for underage partygoers).
Before raid 2 Ron Fish (hoisting a mug) at a Fraternity party at Peg’s Supper Club, September 1964 (before the police raided for underage partygoers).
Before raid 3 Frank Rahne (left, holding the limbo stick), Arden Kuhn (right, holding the limbo stick), and Steve Zielke (doing the limbo under the stick). Dennis Kelley can be seen on the left wearing a white shirt. In the center is Stephen Dennis wearing a dark shirt. To the right is Gene Schaetten who is wearing glasses and light sweater. Fraternity party at Peg’s Supper Club, September 1964 (before the police raided for underage partygoers).
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Thanks again to Brother Bill Hamilton for these great images!