Archive for August, 2007

History of Delta Kappa Fraternity

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Delta Kappa COADelta Kappa was a big part of our Fraternity and how it came to be. Delta Kappa is a big part of our Fraternity on a local level. The following history is taken and adapted from the Fall 1961 issue of The Deltan, the official Delta Kappa National Newsletter. -Special thanks to Brother Red Moeller for sharing these materials with us all.

The First Incorporation

Delta Kappa National Fraternity was originally founded under the name of Kappa Kappa Kappa at State Teachers College, Buffalo, New York, in 1920 by five men who constituted almost the entire male registration at that time. The purpose of the Fraternity was to foster the development of fellowship, scholarship, and leadership through the socializing influence of fraternal life.

The success of the venture was so pronounced that other schools soon became aware of the benfits to be derived and petitioned for installation of chapters.

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Business Meeting Minutes: August 21, 2007

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

laptop.jpgBrothers, here are the minutes from the Alumni Association Business Meeting which took place in Whitewater on August 21, 2007. You will find the names and contact information of our new officers as well as information on the upcoming meeting with Lambda Chi Alpha HQ Associate Director of Chapter Services, Jared Holt, which is scheduled for Tuesday August 28, 2007.

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The first picture of Chopper

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Chopper 1967

Here is the first picture of Chopper that was officially recorded.
Check out the great Lambda Chi Alpha sweater Chopper is wearing!
It appears that our mascot is being held by David Rumage Don Roden (Thanks to Brother Terry Lawler for the correction!).

(Photo from the 1967 Minneiska Yearbook).

Fraternity History in Whitewater

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

I have been doing some research, tapping into the archives department at Anderson Library at the University in Whitewater. I have received scans of Whitewater yearbooks (formerly known as the Minneiska) from years in the early 30’s-60’s. The remaining years from the 70’s-early 90’s (when the publication ceased printing) will be in my possession shortly. I will be putting together a complete history of Lambda Chi Alpha, Chi Delta Rho, Delta Kappa, and Beta Kappa Nu lineage throughout our existance in Whitewater. Check out a sample of the great photos, such as this one of Chi Delta Rho from 1937 (click thumbnail to enlarge).

Chi Delta Rho 1937

Besides all of the great photos, we can trace the movement of the Fraternity houses throughout the city as Chi Delta Rho and Delta Kappa moved several times.

Moeller63Keep your eyes out for the history to be posted soon, as well as photos to be posted for enjoyment of everyone. Speaking of which, here is a photo of a major contributor to the site: Brother Red Moeller from 1963.

These materials are fantastic and I would like to thank the Archive Department at the Anderson Library and their zeal in finding materials related to our Fraternity.

Update: Delta Kappa/Chi Delta Rho Summer Luncheon

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Here are a few pictures from the Delta Kappa/Chi Delta Rho summer Luncheon which took place on July 18th in the Wisconsin Dells.

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More photos and info about the event are forthcoming.

If you have photos from the luncheon you would like to share, please email them to me eChopper

Alumni Association Meeting

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

think.jpgThe next Alumni Association Business Meeting has been scheduled.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007
7:00pm

Winther Hall, Room 2010
UW-W campus
(Click here to view the campus map for more information)

The agenda of the meeting will include:

1) Electing of Officers for the Alumni Association (If you want more information on being an Officer, contact Marty…see below)
2) Planning an agenda for discussion of the upcoming meeting with HQ representatives
3) Report on this year’s Leadership Seminar, as well as other updates
4) Any new business

If you have any questions/concerns, please contact either Alumni Association President, Marty Hoke(mhoke@uline.com) or Faculty Advisor, Paula Mohan (mohanp@uww.edu)

Website Award: update

Monday, August 6th, 2007

This is a follow up to my previous post about our Alumni Association winning the Lambda Chi Alpha – Alumni Website Award at this year’s Leadership Seminar.

The Lambda Chi Alpha – Alumni Website Award was judged on the following attributes:
-Use of computer technology
-Layout
-Content management
-Computer graphics
-Website design
(Content and usability were stressed to the judges)

Specific content that was mentioned included:
Ability to donate online (live donations)
-Graphics used in posts
-Quality posts about history and current events
Salute to our Brothers
Vir Quisque Vir
Business Meeting re-caps

Alumni Association Award

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

I bring great news to all of our Alumni! Lambda Iota won the Alumni Association Website Award at the 2007 Lambda Chi Alpha Leadership Seminar for efforts of work on this website!

We would like to thank all of you who have made comments on stories and posts to this site. Also, thank you to all of you who read this site on a regular basis, suggest topics, stories and make donations to the Alumni Association. All of these things give us energy and reason to keep this site going and thus keep Lambda Iota going through this period of re-grouping.

Chalk one up for Lambda Iota and Whitewater, we’re on our way gentlemen!

I will be posting more information on Leadership Seminar, soon. In the mean time, snack on these few select pictures that are posted on the Lambda Chi Alpha Flickr stream.