Archive for October, 2008

Homecoming 2008 re-cap

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

It was a great weekend for football and for seeing friends in Whitewater this past weekend.

The event at the house put on by the Alumni Association and the Housing Corporation were outstanding! Many thanks to Don Reinbold and his wife Deb for the extra efforts they put into Homecoming. It was great to meet up with all of our Brothers, old and new, and look to the future in meeting the men who are now form the Lambda Chi interest group on campus.

Here is a batch of photos that I took, expect more in the coming weeks as they roll in from the guys who were there. Images include: Photos of the House, Alumni, the Football Game (yes, they play football on Homecoming!), the former TKE House and some shots of campus.

Homecoming 2008 at the House

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

The Alumni Association and the Housing Corporation cordially invite all of our Brothers to attending Homecoming 2008 in Whitewater. All Lambda Chi Alpha, Chi Delta Rho, Delta Kappa (and Beta Kappa Nu) Brothers are encouraged to come and tour the renovated Lambda Chi Alpha House, meet up with your Brothers and share stories from the “good ole’ days”.

-The House will be open the House at 9am (416 West North Street – Whitewater, WI).

-The Homecoming Parade starts at 10am with free water, soda and light food provided by the Alumni Association and Housing Corporation.

-We will leave the House at 12:30 for the football game, kickoff at 1pm.

Everyone is on there own after the game.

*NOTE: There is a Class of 1958 Reunion Scenic Tour which will be held on Friday the 24th. Visit for more details.

We also encourage all of our Brothers to donate to the Alumni Association/House Corps. to keep our Fraternity going on the campus of UW-W. Click the button below to make a donation with a credit card or check via PayPal (a PayPal account is not required to use this donation method).

Brothers wishing to donate with a check can make the check out to:

Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Association (UW-Whitewater)
and mailed to:
Bob Hazod, Treasurer
13525 W. Crawford Drive
New Berlin, WI 53151-5307

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.
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!

Delta Kappa Pledge Manual : Dressing Guide

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Here is a great selection from the 1958 Delta Kappa Pledge Manual on proper dress attire. It includes color combinations of garments as well as the proper attire for specific events and times of day.

Many thanks to the family of Brother Doug Marquardt for this donation to our Archives! I will be adding more selections for the Delta Kappa Pledge Manual, keep an eye out.

The Paedagogus – Cenetennial Edition

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

The 51st Edition of the Paedagogus just came out…and highlighting the Centennial of our Fraternity.

The cover of the Paed is a deep green and embossed in gold leafing with the title and the Centennial logo.

The first thing you will notice about this Centennial Edition is that it is printed completely in color! A beautiful surprise, to say the least. Also, this education manual has been updated with all of the latest Lambda Chi Alpha information, logos, officer descriptions, Chapter Histories and other Lambda Chi national information. And while Lambda-Iota Zeta was not an active Chapter while this book was published, there are quite a few obvious (and 1 or 2 subtle) Lambda-Iota references.

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.


Alumni Association News

Monday, October 6th, 2008

– Important Alumni Association Meeting: Tuesday, October 7th at the House in Whitewater, 7pm. Anyone who can make this meeting is encouraged to do so.
– Homecoming Events will take place at the House on October 25th. Gather at the House for the parade (10am) and a cookout before the game.

The House is currently getting a much needed exterior makeover in the form of new siding.. Check out this picture taken by Housing Corporation President, Don Reinbold, today Oct. 6th as he was mowing the lawn. (What can we say, our Brothers are multi-taskers!) Brother Nick Weisensel’s company is heading up the project.

– Also, a big thank you to Brothers Jeff Kenner and Joe Palmer who have made sizable donations to the Alumni Association. We appreciate your continued support of our Bond. If you would like to make a donation, you can click the DONATE button the right side of the screen or send a check to Alumni Association Treasurer Robert Hazod. His information is noted below the donation button. Click here for an updated list of donors.

A letter from our Alumni Association President

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

What follows is a letter from our new Alumni Association President, Michael Easton. Mike attended the University of Wisconsin Whitewater from 1994-1998, rushing Lambda Chi Alpha in the fall of 1994. As an undergraduate, he served as the Fraternity Secretary and Vice President, along with participating in the diving team and stunt squad. Many of you may remember Mike being the school mascot, Willy the Warhawk, during his time at Whitewater. After graduation, Mike attended the University of Miami (FL) Law School, where he graduated from in 2001, his focus on elder law and estate planning. He has served as a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Alumni Association and now has been elected as our new Alumni Association President.


I would have preferred to introduce myself earlier, but these first 2 weeks of my term as President have seen significant developments that the Alumni Association is now proud to share with you. Due to the tremendous efforts put forth by the Alumni Association and Housing Corporation over the past three years, the International Fraternity sent representatives to campus recently to begin the recruitment process. Although recruitment hasn’t resulted in tremendous numbers, Internationals has preached and successfully implemented a quality over quantity approach to recruitment. Currently an ‘interest group’ made up of a small core group of motivated student leaders is being formed. This interest group will function somewhat like a typical chapter until its members have identified and recruited enough similarly motivated and quality men to properly function as a small chapter. At that time, we will petition the International Fraternity to return to campus and initiate the members of our revitalized chapter.

Our return to campus would not have been possible without the hard work of many people, too numerous to point out. However, I do wish to recognize our leaders over the past 3 years, without whom, we would not be reopening our chapter. First, I would like to recognize my predecessor as President of the Alumni Association, Marty Hoke. Marty held us together through some very tough times and deserves the gratitude of all our alumni for his efforts.

I also hope the alumni will recognize all members of the Housing Corporation, as it is largely made up of the same members today as it was fifteen years ago. In particular, I would like to identify the new President of the Housing Corporation, Don Reinbold. He served as Vice President of the Alumni Association for the past three years and we look forward to working with him as the new President of the Housing Corporation in the future.

Finally and most importantly, we must all recognize the efforts of Tom Boelk, who recently announced that he would be stepping down as High Pi of our chapter. Tom has seen us through good times and bad, and never once wavered in his devotion to the survival of this chapter. Without Tom, most of us would never have had the opportunity to join this fraternity. Now that he has seen us through one final period of adversity, he has stepped down and deserves our gratitude.

The Alumni Association is looking forward to a successful expansion of our chapter. Please try to get involved. We have a very bright future and I can assure you all that the more involved you become the more pride you will take in our success.

Michael (Willy) Easton
LI 715

Alumni Association Meeting: October 7th – 7pm

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Alumni Association Meeting
Tuesday, October 7, 7:00 pm

Topics to be addressed:
– Sept 29 Conference Call with International Fraternity and ELC’s
– Recruitment
– Interest Group Members
– Homecoming