The Section Leadership is made up of three youth Arrowmen from within the eight Lodges of the Section. They serve as the section chief, the section vice chief, and the section secretary. They work all year at various jobs and roles from preparing conclave to assisting the lodges within the section to put on a quality program.
|2021-2022 Section C-7 Officers|
|Collin Welke||Tim Reiss||Spencer Pavletic|
|Wag-O-Shag Lodge||Takhone Lodge||Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Lodge|
Section Chief: Tim Reiss
Tim is an Eagle Scout from Troop 188 based in Palatine, IL. Tim is a Vigil Honor member of Takhone Lodge and has also received both the Founders and James E. West Awards from his lodge. Tim has served in many roles including Takhone’s Lodge Chief, Special Events CVC, and most recently as the Section C-7 Vice Chief.
Tim currently attends William Rainey Harper College where he studies Economics. When not doing Scouting related activities, which is rare, he can be found hanging out with friends and watching movies.
“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.” —Gaylord Nelson
Section Vice Chief: Spencer Pavletic
Spencer is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Lodge. He is an active Venturer in Crew 671 of Wildwood, IL working towards his Venturing Summit Award. In the Order of the Arrow, Spencer has served as a chapter officer, ACVC of Host Lodge for the 2019 Section Conclave, and most recently, Spencer has served as the Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Lodge Chief, twice for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 terms. He is now serving as the section vice chief.
Spencer is a college student and will be moving into Eastern Illinois University in the fall of 2021, studying Construction Management and working towards his Professional Land Surveying License. In his free time, you can catch Spencer building computers, teaching STEM with his Pinnacle staff at Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Scout Reservation, and playing video games with his friends.
“The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can’t are both right, which one are you?” – Henry Ford
Section Secretary: Collin Welke
Collin is an Eagle Scout and a Brotherhood member of Wag-O-Shag Lodge, where he currently serves as Lodge Chief and has served as Lodge Secretary and Communications Chairman. Most recently, Collin was elected to serve as the 2021-2022 Section C-7 Secretary. Within his lodge, Collin received the pinnacle of awards, the Fox Award, for his service to the lodge.
Collin is currently a senior in high school at Germantown High School and will be attending the University of Wisconsin – Madison in the fall where he will be double majoring in physics and mathematics. In his free time, Collin can be found at American Family Field (Miller Park) watching his hometown team, the Milwaukee Brewers.
“My course is set for an uncharted sea.” – Dante Alighieri
Past Section Officers
|Section C-7 Officers|
|2021-2022||Tim Reiss||Spencer Pavletic||Collin Welke|
|2020-2021||Tim Reiss||Peter Selfors||Robbie Dzierzanowski|
|2019-2020||Joey Snella||Tim Reiss||Robbie Dzierzanowski|
|Patrick McInerney***||Joey Snella||Robbie Dzierzanowski|
|2018-2019||Adam Peterson||Joey Snella||Patrick McInerney|
|2017-2018||Sean Mellin||Adam Peterson||Tim Witek|
|Will Coots**||Sean Mellin||Adam Peterson|
|2016-2017||Alex Witek||Will Coots||Sean Mellin|
|2015-2016||Tyler Harris||William Caldwell, Jr.||Alex Witek|
|2014-2015||Sam Gartzman||Tyler Harris||Matthew Koch|
|2013-2014||Marshal Savitski||Eamon Polanski||Ryan Prestil|
|2012-2013||Robert Gale||Sam Gartzman||Andrew Jensen|
|2011-2012||Pat Wilson||Robert Gale||Andrew Jensen|
|2010-2011||Mike Stanbary||Pat Wilson||Matt Jeslis|
|Dan Dick*||Mike Stanbary||Matt Jeslis|
|*Elected 2011 National Vice Chief|
|**Elected 2018 Central Region Chief|
|***Elected 2020 Central Region Chief|
Section C-7 Advisers
|Section C-7 Advisers|
|2021-2022||Eugene Woehrle||Sean Gertsch||John Message|
|2020-2021||Eugene Woehrle||Sean Gertsch||John Message|
|2019-2020||Eugene Woehrle||Sean Gertsch||John Message|
|2018-2019||Mike Tangen||Tim Tyler||Sean Gertsch||Eugene Woehrle|
|2017-2018||Mike Tangen||Tim Tyler||Sean Gertsch|
|2016-2017||Mike Tangen||Tim Tyler||Brian Schaeffer|
|2015-2016||Adam Enerson||Tim Tyler||Brian Schaeffer||Mike Tangen|
|2014-2015||Adam Enerson||Tim Tyler||Terry Dutton||Brian Schaeffer|
|2013-2014||Don Hough||Tim Tyler||Adam Enerson||Brian Schaeffer|
|2012-2013||Don Hough||Tim Tyler||Brian Schaeffer|
|2011-2012||Don Hough||Tim Tyler|
|2010-2011||Frank Fodero||Don Hough|