Archive for July, 2008

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.

All-Alumni Meeting

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

A letter from Alumni Association Vice-President, Don Reinbold.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone [on Wednesday July 23rd]. Below is a link to where we will be meeting on Wednesday. I did try to accommodate the driving people have to do. We will meet at 6:00PM in Germantown, WI. And please watch your email on Wednesday for last minute changes if necessary. Please shoot me another email to confirm your attendance. []

Points of Discussion:

1) *Alumni Mentors for Undergraduate Officers* – the Goal is to establish a relationship between the alumni and the undergraduate members, to keep stronger control and oversight, and to spread the responsibility of oversight across several members rather than a single Hi Pi. The assignments may change as we move forward – but we need a starting point and National has asked that this be settled by August so they are in place as we move forward.
If you want to review these positions you can go to – then choose the “undergraduate tab” and the “Officer Resources tab.” There you will find a list of officer positions and their individual responsibilities along with support materials.

2) *Discuss the house and the improvements coming for this fall*. I am pursuing the Home equity line of credit and looking for additional input and to formulate a plan for moving forward.

3) *Housing Corp Meeting / Alumni Association meeting*. There are a few business type discussions that have to take place as we reorganize for moving forward in regards to officer and operating plans for these two organizations. We have generally pushed thee two together into one pot – but as we move forward these two groups will have distinctly different rolls. I will appreciate your input.

Don Reinbold

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.

Brother Harry S. Truman on leadership

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Brother Harry S. Truman

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

Brother Harry S. Truman

Gamma-Kappa 213
33rd President of the United States

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.


*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.

Mike Skogstad 61

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



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)

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!

Happy 4th of July!

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Uncle Sam

Have a great 4th everyone!

The Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Association

Update your information

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Directory PostcardLambda Chi Alpha Directory PostcardMany of you have already received this postcard which asks you to call a 1-800 number to update your information with Lambda Chi Alpha Headquarters. This is a legitimate request, on behalf of our Fraternity. There will be a Centennial Edition of the Alumni Directory published in 2009. When you call the 800 number, you will be asked to give as much or as little information you would like to have printed. From your name, graduation year, profession, marital status, email, etc. Afterward, the customer service representative will ask you if you want to purchase a Lambda Chi Alpha directory (which will arrive in February of 2009). The cost for a hardcover edition is $90, softcover is $70 and a cd-rom version is $40 (? I think). You are not obligated to purchase any of the items to have your information included.

If you do purchase a bound directory, you will be pleased to find a (40 page?) History of Lambda Chi Alpha included inside the book. Lambda Chi Alpha does receive a portion of the money generated from the sale of the directory.

Please make the quick phone call today and update your information.

Poll results: Homecoming 2008

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Here are the results of our first poll, which asked the question: Would you attend Homecoming 2008 if there is a Lambda Chi Alpha event planned?

Thanks to everyone who took the time to answer. I will bring this up to the Alumni Association Officers and see what might happen. If anyone is interested in helping organize a get-together, please email or comment to this post.

Poll results: Homecoming 2008

Click the link below to see the complete break-out of the voting.

New Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity website

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

A big hats off to the Brothers at Lambda Chi Alpha International Headquarters on the new website.

Lambda Chi Alpha website design 2008

The new design is incredibly easy to use! Tabbed browsing makes finding materials on the Lambda Chi site is a snap. Congrats to Brothers Chris Barrick and Tad Lichtenauer on their efforts to complete the site.

Cross & Crescent: July 2008

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Be sure to check out the Cross & Crescent this month. The entire issue is a tribute to our Brothers who serve & have served in the armed forces.

Cross & Crescent July 2008

Also, I had the privilege of illustrating the July 2008 cover, shown above.