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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.



Dinner choices
Name(s) of attendee(s)





***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

1st Annual Pokesapolooza Golf Outing

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Pokes Golf Outing Attire 

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

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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Interview: Don Reinbold

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Many of you may know Don Reinbold from your years in school or as the Vice President of the Alumni Association. But let’s find out some things you may not know about Don!

For those that don’t know you, Don, tell us when you were an undergraduate at Whitewater and what did you study?
From 1987 – 1992 attained a BBA in Marketing and MSE in Business Education.

What are you doing now, professionally?
I am a local consultant who assists over 450 schools in 5 countries in building their library collections and purchasing materials for student circulation.
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Composite: 1988-1989

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

I have some of the mini-composites and began scanning them several years ago. I am going to post some of them from time to time. If you have some of these composites from your undergrad years, please scan them and send them to: eChopper to get them posted on the website.

1988-1989 Composit

Salute to our Brothers

Monday, May 28th, 2007

SaluteToday, we celebrate Memorial Day. This post is a tribute to our Whitewater Brothers who have served our Country with Pride and Honor.

This is the list we have, but it is incomplete (I also apologize if your info/order is listed incorrectly, please send corrections!). Please comment to this post with the names, Iota numbers, services, and branches of our Brothers (CDR, DK, and LCA) who have served America with bravery and honor.

From Chi Delta Rho, Delta Kappa, and Lambda Chi Alpha Brothers, we recognize:

Joseph Adamson: Wisconsin Army National Guard/Iraq
Peter Agerholm: United States Marine Corps
Mike Fitzsimmons: United States Navy
Jerry Perez: United States Army
Garrett Kucifer
Michael Ramig: Wisconsin Army National Guard/Iraq
Darren Hafford: Wisconsin Army National Guard/Bosnia
Pat Sykes: Wisconsin Army National Guard/Iraq
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Gary Garber: Wisconsin Army National Guard/Iraq
Matthew Nelson: United States Marine Corps
Michael Terpstra: United States Marine Corps
Tim Bein: Iraq
Jonathan Nathan: United States Army, Fort Carson, CO (LI-905)

House Cleanup: Photos

Friday, May 11th, 2007

Here are pictures of some of the people who helped with the House Cleanup on May 5. Click on a thumbnail to view the full size pictures. Thanks to Brother Mark “Lurch” Litscher for the photos, and thank you to everyone who was able to attend and help with the cleanup! Your work is appreciated by all of us!

Robert HazodBrother Bob Hazod diligently cleans the hardwood floors.

Deb & Don ReinboldBrother Don Reinbold and his wife Deb lay out tile in the kitchen. It looks great!

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Alumni Interview: Marty Hoke

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

Jeff Reisdorfer(Note from Jeff) Every month we are going to feature a new Alumni Interview on the site. If you would like to recommend one of our Brothers to be interviewed, email me at: pics@creatingmore.com and we will get them on the site. This month we feature Marty Hoke (LI-Z 522) who is the President of the UW-W Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Association.

For Brothers who don’t know who you are, can you give us a brief background about yourself and what you do for a living?

I graduated from Whitewater in 1988 and was actively involved with Lambda Chi from 1984-1988. I am married and have three children-one girl and two boys. I work as the Corporate Treasurer for Uline Shipping Supplies in Waukegan, Ill, where I have worked since 2000.

Marty, you are the President of the Alumni Association. Now that Housing Corps and the Alumni Association are seperate entities, what roles do you see the Alumni Association taking?

The Alumni Association is charged with keeping alumni involved and active as we prepare for Lambda Chi to recolonize in Whitewater (hopefully, Fall 2008). Once Lambda Chi recolonizes, members of the Alumni Association will act as mentors to each elected officer of Lambda Iota-Zeta. The Alumni Association will also be informed of issues that could warrant disciplinary action against the chapter by the University and be given the chance to rectify the situation before disciplinary action is taken by the University.

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