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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

Lambda Chi Alpha Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Click on the following link to view a calendar of upcoming events for the men and alumni of Lambda Chi Alpha Iota Zeta.

http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=rjl719%40gmail.com&ctz=America/Chicago

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

Congratulations to our Graduates!

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
Brother Aaron Lauzon graduates, representing with his Lambda Chi Alpha sash

Brother Aaron Lauzon graduates, representing with his Lambda Chi Alpha sash

Many congratulations go out to our Graduating Brothers!

Lambda-Iota Brothers who graduated the spring of 2009 were Aaron Lauzon, James Harrison, James Gill, Dustin Scholz, and Mark Volz.

Best of luck guys! Let us know if you are looking for jobs and where!

Update: Tom Kempfer is ‘Stuck in a Truck’

Monday, October 20th, 2008

UPDATE: Tommy is still stuck in the truck.
It’s down to 3 contestants, Tommy being one of them! I flipped on the site last night and saw “Mel” get out of the truck around 9:10pm (Oct 23…21 days after entering the truck!)

Tommy won the six hour break this past thursday and wanted to send thanks to any and all of our Brothers who voted for him- it meant a lot to him. He and the other three contestants are now settling in for the long haul and Tommy is determined to win. The organizers told them that these contests typically run as long as 45-75 days and Tommy, since he works on commissions, has arranged so that he can stay as long as he needs to in order to win. He welcomes visitors any time anyone can stop by at the Kayser Ford office on the beltline off the Todd Drive exit in Madison. He’s doing fine and has read more books in the last two weeks than he has read in the past four years. On election day, each of the remaining contestants will get a six hour break to vote and each of them plans to still be there then.
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Brother Tom Kempfer is ‘Stuck in a Truck’. He is participating in a contest with 96.3 Star Country WMAD , where he is trying to outlast other contestants by spending his days and nights inside of a truck! The winner takes home Ford F-150. I believe the contest began on October 5th and will go on as long as it takes. Tommy can be seen on camera (warning: camera contains audio and video, parental discretion is advised).
Thanks to Brother Mark Volz for this story!

Tributes to Brother Andy Ullrich

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

We have received some great photos of tributes to Brother Andy “Quarters” Ullrich from his parents, Tom and Luci, and sister Anna. They have sent along photos of tattoos that they have gotten in remembrance of Andy.

Click the link below to read a letter from Andy’s sister, Anna, explaining the tattoos.

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Cross & Crescent: September 2008

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Be sure to check out this month’s Cross & Crescent which features many stories about Lambda Chi Alpha Football Stars. Also, be sure to visit the Chapter News Section to read the inclusion of Brother Juan Paz, Jr.

And, download the .pdf version and print out the sweet Lambda Chi Football Helmet cover I designed!

Lambda Chi Alpha General Assembly 2008

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

2008 Lambda Chi Alpha General Assembly
Here is a great group shot from General Assembly 2008.

Keep an eye out for the August issue of the Cross & Crescent for a complete re-cap of all GA happenings!

Boys Night Out: Milwaukee

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Milwaukee, July 2008

(Left to Right) Eric Manke, Jeff Reisdorfer, Jay Matusin, Bob Hazod (back), Brad Scheuerell (front), Fuzz Martin, Darren Hafford, and Michael Easton. (Not pictured: Matt Fredrick & Aaron Lauzon).

Thanks to all my boys who who were able to make it to the Milwaukee Ale House for dinner, whilest I was in town for the evening. It was great to catch up with all my guys…picking up like we are still living down the hall from one another.

Alumni Event: Dave Matthews at Alpine Valley

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Dave Matthews Band Summer 08Lots of us are going to be at the Dave Matthews show(s) at Alpine Valley this year.

Are you going to the show? Do you want to go to see Dave?
Comment to this post or email the site and we will get your name added to the list.

We will make plans to meet up before the show and tailgate…and perhaps meet in the pavilion during the show.

Click the link below to see the running list of Brothers who will be at the Saturday (August 9) show.
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Brother Juan Paz Jr. given Kohl’s Corporate Award

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Juan Paz, Jr.Brother Juan Paz, Jr. was named Associate of the Quarter by the Kohl’s Corporation.

Each quarter the company selects one employee as Associate of the Quarter based on superior performance, positive recognition among fellow associates, and most importantly, the ability to act with the utmost integrity on a daily basis. Juan will have a spotlight feature in Kohl’s upcoming quarterly magazine, “The Associate.”

The Kohl’s Corporation is a department store chain headquartered in Menonmonee Falls, WI. They are a Fortune 500 Company and the 23rd largest retailer in the US.

Congratulations, Juan!

Congratulations!

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Congratulations to our Brothers who tied the knot in June.

Brother Michael Terpstra (his wife Sandi)
Brother Nick Schreck (his wife Nicole)
Brother Tommy Kempher (his wife Theresa Jean)

Best wishes from all of us, to each of you and your wives.

Hats off to the Graduates!

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

2008 GraduationCongratulations to all new Alumni Members who have just graduated from college!

Brothers Darren Hafford, Michael “Fuzz” Martin, Derek Blaszak, Peter Reynolds, Chris Zimbrick, Andy LaSusa, Kirby Fitch, Mingo Nicks, Anthony Nigbur are now Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni. (Although Darren and Fuzz had been Alumni for a few years).

***ADDITIONS: Matt Marver is also graduationg. My apologies. And extra congrats to Matt, who was in school for a year or 2 when I was in Whitewater (for one reason or another! haha).

 

Also, Brother Andrew Ullrich is being awarded his degree by the University in a ceremony separate from that of all other graduates. His parents will be accepting the diploma on his behalf. It will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2008 from 11:00am – 2:00pm in the Old Main Ballroom at the UC. Everyone is invited, light refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

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Cross & Crescent: May 2008

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

739750536_9fb17cdb07_oOur Chapter at UW-Whitewater is well-represented in the May 2008 issue of the Cross & Crescent.

Lambda-Iota is noted in the article Expansion Plan Update, focusing on Lambda Chi Alpha’s expansion plans for the coming years. (See our info listed in the box on the right).

In the Chapter News Section, Brother Nick Schreck and I are highlighted. Nick, for his winning of the 2008 Assistant Division Manager Award from Physicians Mutual; and I am mentioned for my trip to Oklahoma City where I traveled on business and was able to visit the Lambda Chi Chapter at Oklahoma City University.

If you have accomplishments or happenings in your life you would like listed in the Cross & Crescent and/or on our website, please visit the Contact Us page and let us know what you are up to!

Brother Nick Schreck wins corporate award

Monday, April 7th, 2008

SpeechBrother Nick Schreck (2001) won the 2008 Assistant Division Manager Award, one of the “Big 5” awards given out, for his company, Physicians Mutual.

Nick received his award during a ceremony which included being honored with a video documentary of his work accomplishments. The award was presented to Nick at the company’s 2008 convention held in Hawaii on the island of Kauai.

Brother Dave Baumgartner, also a member of the Physicians Mutual family, was on hand for the presentation of Nick’s award.

Portrait PoseCongratulations Nick! Be sure to give us all a great quote on insurance when we call on you!