Remembering Delta Kappa Brother: Robert G. Bosman (1962)

May 17th, 2010

RG_BosmanRobert G. Bosman, 70, of Woodstock, Illinois, died Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Centegra Hospital – Woodstock.

He was born May 29, 1939, in Kenosha, Wis., to Robert L. and Frances (Haymes) Bosman. He married Janice Hasselman on March 25, 1961, in Footville, Wis.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, in 1962. He received his Master of Arts degree from Winona State University in 1965 and earned a Ph.D. in education from Northern Illinois University in 1979.

He began his career in education in Walworth, Wis. He and his family then moved to Woodstock where he held principalships at Clay and Dean elementary schools. After retiring from District 200, he supervised student teachers for Northern Illinois University for 10 years.

During the early years of his life, he was an athlete, excelling in tennis, and he loved to swim, play football and golf. In more recent years, he focused on his family, his wife, his children, his grandchildren, and his cottage near Rhinelander, Wis. He also enjoyed painting and drawing.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Hasselman Bosman; his daughter, Robin (Charley) Grover; his son, Joel (Julia) Bosman; four grandchildren, Trey Grover, Veronica Grover, Joe Grover and Bruno Bosman; three nephews, Marc Killingstad, Michael and Ryan Shackelford; and his niece, Natalie Killingstad.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Patricia Shackelford.

The visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 17, with a memorial service at 7 p.m. at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin and Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock.

Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association of Greater Chicago, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604.

For information, call the funeral home at 815-338-1710.

Published in the Northwest Herald (McHenry County, Illinois) on May 15, 2010.

Summer Alumni Luncheon in the Wisconsin Dells

May 14th, 2010

Greetings Brothers

This is a 2 month ALERT 2 Months from today (Wed July 14, 2010) we will be having our annual lunch at the Great Wolf in the Wis Dells
The plan is the same as in the past meet greet eat no meeting or dues

I will send out a more informative Email shortly but would appreciate hearing from you if you if you know if you will attend or not. Have heard from a couple of Bros that they can’t make it this year,,,but hope to hear from most of you that you will attend..

Check the address list and pass this on to anyone missed that you have contact with…. Thanks

Please pass it on and encourage a large attendance…

More later

Fraternally,
Mike Skogstad

1st Annual Pokesapolooza Golf Outing

May 6th, 2010

Pokes Golf Outing Attire 

1st ANNUAL POKESAPALOOZA

Come join the men of the Lambda Chi Alpha interest group as they honor their High Pi Nick “Pokes” Weisensel with his very own golf outing.

In recognition of the hard work, sacrifice and dedication of High Pi Nick “Pokes” Weisensel, the men of the Lambda Chi Alpha Interest Group-Whitewater are proud to sponsor the 1st Annual Pokesapalooza Golf Outing”

This event is open to all brothers of Delta Kappa, Chi Delta Rho and Lambda Chi Alpha who attended Whitewater between the years 1929 and Present.

COME FOR THE FUN

COME FOR THE GOLF

STAY FOR THE BROTHERHOOD!

The 1st Annual Pokesapalooza will be held at the scenic Tumbledown Trails Golf Course in Verona Wisconsin on Saturday, July 10, 2010. (Which just happens to coincide with Nick’s 30th Birthday).  Tee times will start at 12 noon and are on a first come, first serve basis.  Cost will be $43 per golfer for 18 holes and $26 for 9 holes. Both prices include golf cart. (It appears they don’t offer a discount for walking).

For those who feel like extending the celebration, we will be having dinner after the outing at the Tilted Kilt. (not included in the price of the outing)

Contact Rick Lyon at rjl719@yahoo.com to sign up.  Make sure to get your foursomes in before JUNE 21, 2010. Remember, tee times are on a first come first serve basis.  If you don’t have a foursome, don’t worry, we will accommodate you.  Make sure you put Golf Outing in the subject line of the email.

1st Annual Pokesapolooza

WHEN:                       SATURDAY JULY 10, 2010

WHERE:                     TUMBLEDOWN TRAILS GOLF COURSE

                                    7701 W. MINERAL POINT ROAD

                                    VERONA, WI

 

COST:                         $43 FOR 18 HOLES AND CART

                                    $26 FOR 9 HOLES AND CART

 

CONTACT:                RICK LYON   TO SIGN UP.

 

DINNER:                   TILTED KILT  420 GAMMON PLACE

                                  MADISON, WI 53717

2010 Formal at Geneva National

March 4th, 2010

Brothers,
The Alumni Association is proud to announce that plans for a Reunion Formal are under way. The first formal in over 6 years will be held Saturday April 17th, 2010 at the Inns of Geneva National in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. We currently have a block of rooms reserved through March 17th under Lambda Chi Alpha. Once again, we will be staying in the Condo’s that are located on the Golf greens, and rates are set at $109 per room plus tax. Check in is at 4pm, unless otherwise negotiated.
Formal will be held in one of Geneva National Golf Resort’s beautiful and spacious Banquet halls. Dinner will be catered, and those in attendance will have their choice of Chicken or Pork Rack. Start time for the event is tentatively set for 5pm. More information on the night’s activities will be forth coming as the event draws closer.
See below for details on this year’s Reunion Formal:
DATE: Saturday April 17th, 2010
TIME: 5:00pm to 10pm (Tentative)

LODGING:

LOCATION: Inns of Geneva National
1091 Hidden Cottage Circle
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
262-249-3842
Ask for Jeri Simandl, she will be assisting us in setting up rooms.
We have rooms set aside under Lambda Chi Alpha through 03/17/10. If you call after the 17th, still let them know you are a part of the Formal.
Rooms start at $109 plus tax
Note: Brothers will be responsible for setting up their own lodging for formal.

DINNER:

CHOICES: Chicken
Pork Rack

COST: $50.00 per plate
The cost includes Food, Banquet Hall Charge, Formal Memento and donation to the Alumni Association.

***When you get to the PayPal page, be sure to click CONTINUE in the lower left column if you do not have a PayPal account. YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER FOR PAYPAL TO PAY WITH YOUR CREDIT CARD.


Dinner choices
Name(s) of attendee(s)




PAYMENT: Brothers can pay via credit card using the Pay Pal account set up on the website at UWWLCA.com. Please make sure to mark you choice of dinner(s) when submitting your payment. Please include the names of those attending as well.

The Cutoff date for RSVP’s will be Wednesday March 31st 2010.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Nick “Pokes” Weisensel or Rick Lyon via facebook.

UW-Whitewater Homecoming!

October 20th, 2009

A Letter from our High Pi, Brother Nick Weisensel

High Pi: Nick WeisenselHey brothers!

The recolonization effort is in full force. We are now up to 15 dedicated men. The house has been newly landscaped and the front porch has been painted. Everything is going great. Now it is time to celebrate! Come join us and help the cause during homecomeing. The homecoming event will be at the house starting at 9 am. The parade starts at 10 am. Lots of food, snacks and N/A beverages will be provided. There are a lot of new things this year that will be going on. We will be having a cookout after the parade. We also are trying to tie in our recolonization efforts by having a dunk tank, and yes, I will be one of the individuals in the tank. I am not too worried though. If I learned anything from all those years watching Galle, Schreck and Harold play IFC softball, it is that they throw like girls, and they were our best. haha. All money raised by the dunk tank will be given to the food drive for this semester. We will also have empty barrels there for food drop
off. We also will be raffling off two bean bag toss games decorated in Lambda Chi Alpha art with the proceeds going to the housing corporation. One of our main goals this semester, besides continuing our recolonization efforts, is to raise money for the house. We are running low on cash and face losing it next semester without raising about 3 leases worth of income. I am also working on getting some sumo suits. The guys and myself are looking forward to seeing everyone this year! Lets have a blast!

Dedication of Brother Andy Ullrich’s Tree

October 20th, 2009

Andrew UllrichAndy Ullrich’s Memorial Tree
Friday Oct 16th
2pm

The tree is between Hyer hall and Main st. His family will be in attendance for this informal dedication.

Sorry for lack of post

August 7th, 2009

My apologies for the lack of posts in the past few months. Of course we all have been busy doing our own things and I won’t attempt to make excuses.

Know that I will be back trying to post up at least 1 item a week.

Upcoming posts include:
1) A re-cap of the Chi Delta Rho, Delta Kappa, Lambda Chi Alpha summer reunion in the Dells.
2) KIDS! Seems like it’s the summer of love, lots of Brothers welcomed new little ones to their lives.
3) A re-cap of the Lambda Chi Alpha Centennial Celebration in Indianapolis (100 years!)
4) Other interesting developments.

Feel free to post your comments here with any questions/suggestions or gripes you have.

Forever in ZAX,
Claude
LI-744

House Corporation Meeting – June 9th – Barley Pop Pub – Germantown, WI

June 4th, 2009

(*Please note, the meeting has been changed from the 16th to June 9th. We at uwwlca.com received the email this morning and want to let everyone know about the meeting change ASAP).

This is an OFFCIAL notice for a HC meeting to be Held on Tuesday June 9th June 16th at the Barley Pop Pub in Germantown, WI.

6:30PM

Actions Items:
Chapter Update
House Corp Update
Vote on By-Laws Amendment

Submitted: Don Reinbold – Housing Corporation President


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Lambda Chi Alpha INK (tattoos)

June 1st, 2009

Check out this video I put together for the June 2009 issue of the Cross & Crescent. It is a compilation of Lambda Chi Alpha tattoos from Brothers across the US. The last tattoo in the video is from our own Brother Brian Rutkowski.

FRATERNITY LUNCH AT THE DELLS WED JULY 15, 2009

June 1st, 2009

TIME AGAIN TO MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND OUR ANNUAL LUNCHEON

THE FORMAT WILL BE THE SAME AS BEFORE, MEET AT THE GREAT WOLF BEFORE NOON TO VISIT , HAVE LUNCH, VISIT INTO THE AFTERNOON . NO MEETINGS, JOBS, DUES ECT JUST A GREAT TIME WITH OUR BROTHERS.

EVERY ONE IS WELCOME, LADIES INCLUDED.
(*Note from Jeff: This includes Chi Delta Rho, Delta Kappa, and Lambda Chi Alpha Brothers & wives).

PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO ANY AND ALL YOU ARE IN CONTACT WITH.

PLEASE REPLY TO ME SO WE CAN HAVE SOME IDEA AS TO THE NUMBER IN ATTENDANCE, ALSO WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED AS TO WHO IS COMING, IN HOPE IT WILL ENCOURAGE MANY TO ATTEND
.
UP DATES WILL FOLLOW ANY QUESTIONS JUST ASK

(submitted)
MIKE SKOGSTAD 61
215 PHIPPS AVE
RICE LAKE, WI 54868

(Leave a comment below with questions or comments)

ATTENDANCE
2004- 7 BROS / 3 WIVES
2005- 25 BROS / 12 WIVES
2006- 23 BROS / 7 WIVES
2007- 29 BROS / 17 WIVES
2008- 27 BROS / 13 WIVES

Congratulations to our Graduates!

May 27th, 2009
Brother Aaron Lauzon graduates, representing with his Lambda Chi Alpha sash

Brother Aaron Lauzon graduates, representing with his Lambda Chi Alpha sash

Many congratulations go out to our Graduating Brothers!

Lambda-Iota Brothers who graduated the spring of 2009 were Aaron Lauzon, James Harrison, James Gill, Dustin Scholz, and Mark Volz.

Best of luck guys! Let us know if you are looking for jobs and where!

Alumni Association / Housing Corporation Meeting this week

May 4th, 2009

An update on the time and place of the Alumni Association / Housing Corporation Meeting this week, as scheduled by HC President Don Reinbold:

Meeting will be at Brass Rail Saloon.
Dinner 5:00
Meeting 6:30
Tuesday – May 5th

Housing Corporation & Alumni Association Meeting

April 30th, 2009

The following is a letter from Housing Corporation President, Don Reinbold regarding a proposed meeting. Please contact Don in regards to your ability to attend the meeting.

Well brothers – I have not heard from more than a single person in regards to the House Corporation and Alumni Assoication Meeting I am trying to scheudle in regards to the future of Lambda Chi Alpha.. That result in and of itself speaks Volumes regarding the chapter rebuilding initiative we began three years ago.

I am calling for a meeting on Tuesday – May 5th in Whitewater or Milwaukee. Besides a change in the By-Laws to protect parties who have secured liability for the Faternity during this rebuilding we will also be discussing new communications from Lambda Chi National that will directly impact our rebuilding efforts and the future existence of Lambda Chi Alpha (And the House) at UW-Whitewater.

I will email a location to all who respond and those that do will control the future and fate of Lamda Chi.

Regards,

Don Reinbold
President Lambda Chi Alpha House Corporation.
414-322-9249

In Memory of Brother Bill Peck

March 19th, 2009

williampeck1961Delta Kappa Brother William C. “Bill” Peck.

Born Dec. 27, 1937, in Burlington, Wis., he passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009. Bill graduated with a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, an M.F.A. in art from the University of Wyoming and an M.F.A. in drawing from Northern Illinois University. He taught art at Forest View and Wheeling High Schools from 1974 to 1994. As a professional artist, his works were exhibited in more than 140 shows nationwide. Bill is survived by his cherished wife, Carol; and loving sons, Kurt, Scott (Antje) and Chadd (Christy). He was also the cherished grandfather of Liam. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Kidney Fund, www.kidneyfund.org.

Please comment on this post with your tributes and thoughts.

Website down for maintenance

March 12th, 2009

Our apologies as the Alumni Association website was down for the last 2 days.

We were in the process of moving the website from one hosting company to another. We had hoped the transition would have been seamless. It wasn’t.

Fuzzy and I continue to enjoy providing this site for all of our Brothers from across the decades. We look forward to sharing stories and information about our organization & Brothers for years to come.

Photos from Brother Jim Liska

February 5th, 2009

So MANY thanks to Brother Jim Liska for sharing these slides with us! Who knew that scanning slides would be so time consuming! Here are some great photos taken by Brothers Jim Liska, Terry Esrael and others.

You can watch the slideshow here, or click on the images to be taken to flickr.com where you can read the descriptions as they were penned on each slide. My apologies for butchering names, some of them were hard to read. Be sure to keep an eye out for pictures of our mascot Chopper!

Donations

February 5th, 2009

Marty Hoke 2007Many thanks to all of you who continue to donate to the Alumni Association!

Special thanks to Brother Martin Hoke for his generous donation at the beginning of this month.

Don’t let them get you down…

February 2nd, 2009

“Well, you can do whatever you want to us, but we’re not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America. Gentlemen!”

Chi Delta Rho pheasant hunt 1963

January 23rd, 2009

cdrpheasanthunt1963
Participants left to right: Rob Pfisterer (Bill’s brother), Brother Joe Palmer, Brother Martin Dunbar, Brother Ken Laun, Brother Bill Pfisterer, Dave Morgan (owner of the hunting preserve).

This picture is from Brother Bill Pfisterer. He organized the hunt.

The pheasants were so fat, farm raised, that they could hardly fly. We could have probably caught them by hand. We were much slimmer and faster in those days, but much more hung over!

A big black Pheasant flew over Joe Palmer’s head, he shot at it, and put a hole right through the bird. The hole was the size of a fist, and you could see right through the hole.

(Click the image to see a larger version. Many thanks to Brother Martin Dunbar who sent in this photo & the above comments.)

Free Chopper-Bowl Prize Contest

January 8th, 2009

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Contest canceled due to lack of interest.

This is a completely FREE contest to all UW-Whitewater Lambda Chi Alpha, Chi Delta Rho and Delta Kappa Brothers!

How to play: Everyone who contacts me via email at eChopper before Wednesday January 21 will be entered in the contest to win prizes! I will distribute the grid spaces evenly and I will put them in random positions. If there are left over spaces, they will be X-ed out. The grid will be posted here for everyone to see. 2 winners will be selected at half-time and at the end of the game (using those scores). Prizes are each valued at $25+ each. Contest open to Lambda Chi Alpha, Chi Delta Rho, Delta Kappa and Lambda Chi (undergrad) Brothers from UW-Whitewater.