The Section Leadership is made up of three youth arrowmen from within the Eleven Lodges of the Section. They serve as either Section Chief, Section Vice-Chief, or Section Secretary. They work very hard all year at various jobs, from preparing conclave, to assisting the lodges within the section put on a quality program.
Section Chief: Alex Witek
Alex hails from Mount Prospect, Illinois in the Blackhawk Chapter of Lakota Lodge. An Eagle Scout from Troop 155 and Vigil Honor member, Alex previously served as the Section C-7 secretary and currently works on the National OA Social Media Team. Alex is a sophomore at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying mechanical engineering for the 2016-2017 school year, but in his free time he works as the drivetrain junior leader for the Illini Formula Electric racing team.
“Being a leader means having to get your hands dirty.” ~ Dan Dick
Section Vice-Chief: Will Coots
Will is an Eagle Scout from Troop 705 in Winnebago, IL and a Vigil Honor member of Wulapeju Lodge #140. Will has previously served as chapter vice chief, lodge treasurer, and lodge chief, but currently works as the Central Region Operation Arrow Ambassadors lead and as a member of the National OA Twitter team. Will is a freshman at Oklahoma State University, where he also marches in the Cowboy Marching Band.
“The feeling you get when you help others is greater than the help that you give.” -Anonymous
Section Secretary: Sean Mellin
Sean lives in Mt. Prospect, Illinois and is a vigil honor member of Lakota Lodge’s Blackhawk Chapter. He is also an Eagle Scout and Assistant Scoutmaster from Troop 155 of the Northwest Community of Pathway to Adventure Council. He has previously served as Lodge Chief and Chapter Chief, among other lodge and chapter offices. Sean is a first year student at Harper College, where he is studying business administration and finance. He will later continue his studies at a four year university. If he’s not doing anything related to school or scouts, he’s probably either at Medieval Times’ Schaumburg castle playing a trumpet and wearing tights, or prowling the local Goodwills for a good find at a low price.
“Always be nice to secretaries. They are the real gatekeepers in the world” -Anthony D’Angelo