Archive for December, 2007

Christmas Cards 2007

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Christmas Cards OnlineLost addresses, time and distance have seperated us from many of the great friends we had in college. In an effort to reach all of our Brothers throughout the land, we will be hosting your Christmas Cards online, free of charge.

Click on a thumbnail to see the full-size version of each card!

Reisdorfer2007 TrainStation Whitewater Food Pantry Christmas Card Lambda Chi Alpha HQ UW-Whitewater Christmas Christmas Card from Paula Mohan

Scan your card and email it to me (Chopper@creatingmore.com). Be sure to remove the parens in the email address. If you do not have access to a scanner, email me at the above address and we will make other arrangements to get your card online.

Happy New Year, 2008!

Monday, December 31st, 2007

20082007 was an eventful year for the Alumni Association. Here is a quick re-cap:

March: We re-launched this website in a new, easy to use format.

April: We started receiving pictures from Delta Kappa and Chi Delta Rho Brothers to be shared on the website!

May: There was a great House Cleanup and remodeling session…
We started acception Donations for the Alumni Association online, via our secure PayPal connection…
Our first Interview with Alumni Association President, Martin Hoke.

June: We ran our first-ever online donation campaign, Recolonize in 5, yielding almost $1,000 for the recolonizing of Lambda Chi Alpha at Whitewater! Thank you to all donors!

July: We posted our first of many Composites for all to enjoy

August: We received images of the Chi Delta Rho / Delta Kappa Reunion Luncheon from the Wisconsin Dells…
We won the 2007 Website Development Award at The Leadership Seminar!

October: The Alumni Association ran the first-ever (anywhere!) Online North American Food Drive, collection $1,150 which was donated to the Whitewater Food Pantry. The conversion was 8,050 lbs. making our total #38 out of all 80 reporting Lambda Chi Alpha Chapters!

November: The news of Brother Tom Boelk stepping down as Chapter Advisor…
The first Now & Then photos of our Fraternity Houses that have been occupied in Whitewater. Many thanks to Brothers Mingo Nicks and Chris Zimbrick for taking the Now photos.
We started a Facebook group, which now has over 71 of our Brothers linked together!

December: The Alumni Association hosted Christmas Cards online for all Brothers to see…
Brother Bill Hamilton sent us a stack of Chi Delta Rho photos from the 60s!

It’s been a great year and we look forward to an even better 2008 (with the Recolonizing of Lambda Chi Alpha in Whitewater!)

Thanks to everyone who continues to support the Alumni Association and this website with funding and content!

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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Merry Christmas to All!

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

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The Whitewater Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Association would like to wish the Merriest Christmas (or your seasonal Holiday of choice) to all of our Brothers (Beta Kappa Nu, Chi Delta Rho, Delta Kappa and Lambda Chi Alpha), their families and friends!

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).
Chi Delta Rho
Thanks again to Brother Bill Hamilton for these great images!

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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Christmas Cards: Paula Mohan

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Christmas Card from Paula Mohan

An e-Christmas Card from our Academic Advisor, Paula Mohan. Click the image above to see the e-Card. Many thanks to Paula for her continued support of our Fraternity!

Christmas Cards: UW-Whitewater Chancellor

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

UW-Whitewater Christmas

I received this e-Card from UW-Whitewater the other day and thought to include it with the Christmas Cards on our site, in case some of you are not on the University’s e-mailing list. Click the image to open the e-Card in a new window. From there, just click “Play Card”.

Interview: Richard “Red” Moeller

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Moeller63I am pleased to present my interview with Richard “Red” Moeller, a continuing contributor to the Alumni Association website and recolonizing efforts at Whitewater. I would personally like to thank him for all of the stories and information he has shared…and for this interview.

Red, you are the first Chi Delta Rho / Delta Kappa Brother I have interviewed for the website. Tell us, when were you an Undergrad at Whitewater and what did you major in?
From 1960 to 1964 and I studied Business Education.

What are you doing now, professionally? 
I retired in 2004. I taught business subjects from 1964-1970, then headed a program for At-Risk Students at Franklin High School until 1973.  In 1974, I purchased Remy Battery until 2004 when I sold the company to two of my sons in 2004.

MudRedWhat are you doing now, for fun? 
My family has a home in northern Wisconsin that we use year around.  I downhill ski in the winter, fish, bike and trail ride with an ATV in the summer. (*NOTE: the image to the left is Red at his family’s annual mud wrestling championship).

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Christmas Cards: Lambda Chi Alpha Headquarters

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Lambda Chi Alpha HQ
The Christmas Cards are rolling in! Here is one we received from Lambda Chi Alpha Headquarters, featuring a photo of the Headquarters Staff.

Christmas Cards: Whitewater Food Pantry

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Whitewater Food Pantry Christmas Card
We received this very nice Christmas Card and Thank You Note from Marilyn Keinbaum, Director of the Whitewater Food Pantry. She has been very appreciative of the $1,150 donation we made to the WWFP from our North American Food Drive.

Marty Hoke 2007She also enlclosed this photo of Alumni Association President, Marty Hoke.

UW Whitewater Football National Champions

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

StaggTrophy#2 UW-Whitewater defeated #1 Mount Union (OH) 31-21 today in the Stagg Bowl. The Warhawks showed an outstanding display of athletics. The Warhawks went into halftime leading 10-0. The Warhawk defense shut down the Purple Raiders offense throughout the game, including a 4th and 1 goal line stance.

Congratulations to the entire Warhawk football team and staff on their outstanding win and Championship season, from the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity!

Our Houses, Then & Now (pt. 2)

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

This House is located at 965 West Main Street. In 1961, it was the home to 35 of our Delta Kappa Brothers and their House Mother, Mrs. Palm. It now has a new brick facade and is a DLK Apartment building.

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Click the picture to see the full-size image.

Many thanks to Brothers Mingo Nicks and Chris Zimbrick for taking these photos of our Fraternity Houses.

Whitewater Warhawks play for the National Championship

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

WarhawkFootball
The Whitewater Warhawks will be playing for the Division 3 National Championship, this Saturday. The XXXV Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl features The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater vs. Mount Union College (Ohio). It marks the first ever back-to-back-to-back meeting in Stagg Bowl history.

2007StaggBowlThe Stagg Bowl is set for Saturday, December 15, at Salem Stadium in Salem, Virginia. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m. CDT) and will be televised live on ESPN.

Best of luck to our Warhawks!

Composite: 2004-2005

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Many thanks to Brother Aaron Lauzon for sending us this Composite from 2004-2005.

I have to say, all of the guys look really sharp wearing the Official Lambda Chi Alpha tie! (They even got Tom to wear it!)

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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.

Business Meeting: December 18th

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

think.jpgThere is an Alumni Association Business Meeting scheduled for:

Tuesday, December 18, 2007
7:00 pm, 213 Hyer Hall

 

 

AGENDA:

1.) Expansion Committee preparation
2.) Update on University initiatives toward Greek reform
3.) Scheduled meeting w/ University officials to discuss Recolonization concerns
4.) Funding of “High Pi’ Conference travel
5.) Misc House business
6.) Any other new business

This will be the last meeting of the year and so, the last one before the Spring and active Colonization efforts. We hope that you can be present as there is a lot of business and issues to discuss. Please let Alumni Association President Marty Hoke know if you have any other issues to add to the agenda (mhoke@uline.com) and please RSVP, if you think you can make it.

Interview: Aaron Lauzon

Monday, December 10th, 2007

AaronLauzonLAX1This is our first interview with an Undergraduate Lambda Chi. Aaron Lauzon has been at Whitewater since 2004. In my conversations with him, I can tell you he is a bright young man with a lot of heart. I am truly proud to call him our Brother!

Aaron, you are the first Undergrad I have interviewed for the website…so, tell me, what are you majoring in?
I am majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Coaching.

Are you graduating this spring? What do you hope to do afterwards? Where would you like to work when you do graduate?
I will be graduating in the spring of 2009. Education is now a 5 year program. I would really like to end up somewhere around the Madison area.

We all know that school takes up almost all of the free time in the day…but when you find a few extra minutes, what do you do for fun?
I am a Big Brother for Big Brothers/Big Sisters…other than that I just try to balance my busy school schedule and an even busier social life.
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Composite: 1996-1997

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Finally, a composite from when I was an Active!
Sorry about the poor quality, I am not sure what happened on this one.

1996-1997 Composite
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.

Christmas Cards: The Train Station

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

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Merry Christmas from Whitewater!

(L-R Back Row) Aaron Lauzon, Derek Blaszak and Dustin Scholz
(L-R Front Row) Mark Volz, Frosty the Snowman and Peter Reynolds

Click here to see all of the Christmas Cards.

Christmas Cards: The Reisdorfers

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

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Merry Christmas to all of our friends!

Click here to see all of the Christmas Cards.