Archive for August, 2008

Facebook group at 100 members

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Sources tell me that our Lambda Chi Alpha: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Facebook group have hit 100 members! That’s pretty awesome, considering we have almost 1,000 Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni…that’s over 10%.

Be sure to keep an eye out for our new UW-Whitewater Lambda Chi Alpha (Delta Kappa, Chi Delta Rho) -only Social Networking Site. Fuzzy and I are working diligently to implement The Lodge.

The Lodge will be a place for our Brothers to share stories/photos and get back in contact with one another. It will be for our Brothers only, much like the way The Basement was on the previous incarnation of this website. Stay tuned!

Lambda Chi Alpha Brother Phil Dalhausser wins Olympic Gold Medal in Beach Volleyball

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Congratulations to Brother Phil Dalhausser and his Olympic Beach Volleyball partner Todd Rogers on winning gold medals at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Below are some photos of their final match with Brazil (from

Chi Delta Rho cartoon

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Here’s a great historical fraternity cartoon of a Chi Delta Rho Pledge from “yester-year”. Taken from the 1949 UW-Stevens Point (Central State Teacher’s College) Yearbook-The Iris.

In the cartoon, you can see a couple staples of Chi Delta Rho pledges (from UW-SP, at least):
-A (red) lantern
-A Chi Delta Rho Pledge paddle painted blue & white (CDR colors)
-Pledge book (back pocket)
-The standard freshman “beanie”
…and I believe the mis-matched socks were also a required part of the ensemble.

Fall Recruitment Schedule

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Below is our schedule for Fall Recruitment (some of this is subject to change):

Sunday, September 21 – Recruitment Team arrives on UW-W campus
Monday, September 22 (4:30-6:15pm) – Reception with school
Tuesday, September 30 (TENTATIVE) – 1st Associate Member Ceremony
Wednesday, Oct 1 – Mon, Oct 6 – Recruitment Team on staff retreat in West Virginia, return to campus on the 6th
Friday, Oct 17 – Recruitment Team leaves UW-W campus. Colony will operate on its own for several weeks
December 1 – 7 – Recruitment Team returns to campus for Pre-Initiation week. Initiation is that Saturday.

All events are coordinated and run by Lambda Chi Alpha Headquarters Recruitment Team Members. If you have any questions about these events or how you can help out, please email Brother Matthew Roy (with LCA HQ)

Lambda Chi Alpha (Lambda Iota) Founder’s Badge

Monday, August 18th, 2008

I am very pleased to say that I have rescued a Founder’s Badge from an online auction site. This Lambda Chi Alpha Badge originally belonged to Martin Krygiel, Lambda-Iota 46.

Brother Krygiel was a member of Chi Delta Rho when they transitioned to Lambda Chi Alpha in 1965. Martin was Lambda-Iota’s first Social Chairman (High Epsilon) and that is denoted by the winged torch hanging between the badge and the badge guard.

Chi Delta Rho Founders – 1930

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Chi Delta Rho BadgeAfter much extension research, I have found the names of the 9 Founders of the Chi Delta Rho Fraternity.

These men were students at Central State Teacher’s College, which is now known as the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. In 1930 they founded the original Chi Delta Rho Fraternity, which became the Alpha Chapter after they installed the Beta Chapter at UW-Whitewater. Chi Delta Rho went on to install Chapters at Milton College, the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and UW-Eau Claire.

Chi Delta Rho’s Founders are:
Raymond Boyer (First Vice President & Wrote the Chi Delta Rho Song)
C. Brooks
Fred Cochrane
Wendel Crosby
Jack Frost (First Secretary)
Elmer Larsen
Weldon Leahy (First Treasurer)
Douglas Robertson (First President)
James Turrish

Hundreds, if not thousands of men throughout Wisconsin owe their Fraternal experiences to these 9 men.

All-Fraternity Reunion Photos

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

A great time was had by everyone in attendance at the 2008 Fraternity Reunion at the Great Wolf Lodge in the Wisconsin Dells on July 16, 2008.

From my count there were nearly 30 Chi Delta Rho, Delta Kappa and Lambda Chi Alpha Brothers from pre-1970 who attended the luncheon. The guys are looking forward to next year’s reunion and hope for an even bigger crowd and newer members to attend, as well!

Thanks to Brother Mike Skogstad who sent us these photos to share with everyone.

Lambda Chi Alpha Olympian: Phil Dalhausser

Monday, August 11th, 2008

When you tune into the Olympics this year, be sure to set your DVR for Men’s Beach Volleyball. Brother Phil Danhausser, originally from Switzerland, attended the University of Central Florida where he joined the Beta-Eta Chapter. While in school, Phil played volleyball and earned the “Most Valuable Player” award before graduating with a Business Degree.

The 6’9″ Olympian is partnered with beach volleyball veteran Todd Rogers and has a very good shot at bringing home a Gold Medal for the US Olympic Team.

Keep up to date with U.S.A. Beach Volleyball and Phil Dalhausser by checking this site.

Delta Kappa Badge & Recognition Pin

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Delta Kappa badge I have recently acquired 2 Delta Kappa relics! Thanks to the good people at, I have added a Delta Kappa Badge with an Alpha Chapter designation badge guard.

The Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa was installed at Buffalo State Teachers College, NY in 1920. The Initials inscribed upon the back are B.S.

This pin is exactly like the UW-Whitewater Delta Kappa Badges, except for the UW-W Badges had Chi Delta Chapter designation badge guards.

Secondly, I have found not one, but two Delta Kappa recognition pins. Both are identical, but purchased from two different vendors. The pin is a miniature replica of the Delta Kappa Coat of Arms. Great finds, for sure!

Chi Delta Rho Spring Break – 1963

Monday, August 4th, 2008

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Thanks to Brother Ron Franzen for this great video! Shown are some of our Chi Delta Rho Brothers on Spring Break in Ft. Lauderdale in 1963.

Here is a portion of Ron’s email in which he mentions who is in the movie

Because I’m working with a 66 year old brain, I don’t remember everybody in the movie. However the following brothers make at least brief appearance: Wes Anson, Mitch Covic, Ron Franzen, Terry Harris, Paul Korth, Pat McKeever, Red Moeller, Bill Pfisterer, Ken Westphal and Don Zielke.

We will be posting some higher-resolution screen captures to view, soon! (Brother Bill Hamilton mentioned that he saw Tom Hinz in the movie).

***Note, to view this video, you need Adobe Flash Player installed. It is a free plug-in which can be downloaded here: CLICK TO DOWNLOAD ADOBE FLASH PLAYER

Chi Delta Rho (2nd Gen) Badge & Pledge Pin

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Chi Delta Rho Badge & Pledge Pin

Thanks to Brother Jono Hren for this photo, which is one of our Chi Delta Rho Badges (2nd Generation, circa 1965) and a Chi Delta Rho Pledge Pin (in the center). These pins are in the official collection at Lambda Chi Alpha Headquarters, in Indianapolis, IN.

Cross & Crescent: August 2008

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Cross & Crescent Magazine: July 2008

Be sure to visit for the full re-cap of General Assembly in the July 2008 issue of the Cross & Crescent. Also, read the great article about Lambda Chi Alpha’s Centennial Logo.

Lambda Chi Alpha centennial logo