Archive for December, 2008

The Deltan: Vol. 1

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Here are the first 2 issues of The Deltan, the official Delta Kappa National Newsletter.

The Deltan Vol. 1 Issue 1 May 1958

The Deltan Vol. 1 Issue 1 May 1958

Deltan Vol1 Num2 Dec 1958

Deltan Vol1 Num2 Dec 1958

Issue 1 has an explanation of the origins of Delta Kappa Fraternity (at Buffalo Normal School in NY). The Fraternity Motto listed: “True leadership is only possible through honorable and upright living.”

Issue 2 includes a recap of the Milton College Convention and expansion ideas. Chapter news for Chi Delta (Whitewater) mentions President Curt Klade’s efforts which led to Chi Delta’s First Place in Homecoming House Decoration & Tom Hamilton’s election as Homecoming Chair. The Chapter won the IFC scholarship placque for the 2nd year in a row and DK’s were the Presidents of the Senior, Junior and Sophomore classes! The Chapter was at a membership of 52!

Many thanks to Brother Don Vande Sand and his family for sharing these with us.

The files are saved in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.

Merry Christmas from Santa Pufahl in Pardeeville

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Delta Kappa Brother Barry Pufahl (Pardeeville, WI Village President) dressed as Santa Claus.

Congratulations to our Graduates!

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Many congrats to our Brothers who graduated from UW-Whitewater this semester! They are Kirby Fitch, Jimmy Harrison. Mingo Nicks and Chris Sattler.

Guys, post a comment here with your post-education aims!

Composites: 1966

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Many thanks to Brother Terry Esrael for sending us this 1966 Lambda Chi Alpha composite. This is the 2nd ever composite of Lambda Chi Alpha at UW-Whitewater. Keep an eye out for the 1965 composites from Brother Esrael, as well!

Click on the image to view/download the full-size composite.

Delta Kappa Christmas 1960

Thursday, December 11th, 2008


Here’s a great Delta Kappa Cartoon cartoon which graced the cover of the Chi Delta Chapter’s 1960 Christmas newsletter. I couldn’t make out the artist’s signature in the lower right corner. If you know, please post a comment so I can give proper credit.

(Click on the image to view/download it at full size)

Thanks to the Delta Kappa Alumni who donated so many items to the Fraternity Archive during their Summer 2008 luncheon, this is one of the many items we will continue to showcase on our website.

Winter Candle Pass

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

From the Alumni Association:
We will be having Candle Pass on Saturday night, December 13th, at 8pm at the House. All Brothers are encouraged to attend. Post RSVPs and public comments here.

Cross & Crescent: December 2008

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Be sure to check the December 2008 Cross & Crescent, which focuses on our Brothers Helping Others.

  • Lambda Chi Alpha Brother Dr. John Seffrin who is the American Cancer Society’s CEO
  • Brother Todd Graves, Co-Founder of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Restaurants who participated in the FOX show Secret Millionaire
  • 2008 North American Food Drive Results
  • A Centennial Celebration of Cyril F. “Duke” Flad
  • Chapter News section which has news about Brother Tommy Kempfer who is no longer stuck in a truck and Brother Michael Easton!
  • Composites: 1964

    Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

    Many thanks to Brother Terry Esrael for sending us this 1964 Chi Delta Rho composite.

    Click on the image to view/download the full-size composite.

    Chi Delta Rho (2nd Generation) Badge

    Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

    Many thanks to Brother Terry Esrael for these two pins.
    First, this great Chi Delta Rho Badge.

    This is (what I call) a 2nd Generation Chi Delta Rho Badge, from the years of Chi Delta Rho at UW-W between the Delta Kappa generation and the beginning of Lambda Chi Alpha in 1965. It depicts the 2nd Gen. Chi Delta Rho Coat of Arms/Crest, which was very similar to the original Chi Delta Rho Crest, but was adapted to have 2 elements from the Delta Kappa Crest.

    Secondly, Brother Esrael sent a Lambda Chi Alpha letters recognition pin.

    Also, Terry sent 3 composites which I will be sharing with all of you, shortly! Thanks again to Brother Terry Esrael for these great submissions to the archives. If you have items you would like included in the archives, please comment here or email me at:

    Be sure to check out Brother Esrael’s business website: