ACA, Wisconsin Local Council of Leaders

LCOL Meeting Minutes from March 28, 2013, click here to read

LCOL Meeting Minutes from December 4, 2012, click here to read

LCOL Meeting Minutes from April 23, 2013, click here to read


Current Local Council of Leaders, Wisconsin

Andrea Yenter- Chair

Andrea Yenter has a long history with the Wisconsin Lions Camp, a camp for children and adults in the state of Wisconsin with disabilities.  The camp is provided free-of-charge thanks to the generosity of the Lions, Lioness and Leo Clubs of Wisconsin and many other private donors who are a part of the Lions Camp Family.  The camp serves approximately 150 campers a week with 55-65 staff each week.   She was originally introduced to Camp in 1987 at the age of nine. She has a moderate to severe hearing loss and wears two hearing aids.  After just one time, she was hooked and attended every year through 1993 as a youth camper. She volunteered the summer of 1994 for a few weeks, and then took on the cabin counselor role for two summers.  In the summer of 1997, Andrea moved into the role of Unit Director, a summer administrative position.  After the summer of 1999, a full time position for Program Coordinator opened up – and she was hired!  2001 saw Andrea take over as the Assistant Camp Operations Manager after the previous one “retired” from camping.  In 2003, she stepped into the role of Camp Operations Manager and has been in that role ever since.  

Andrea is currently a member and Treasurer of the Rosholt Lions Club, and is the secretary and member of the Rosholt Area First Responders.  Andrea is also active in the national organization, the Conference of Lions Camps as the secretary/treasurer and also serves on the Wisconsin board of the American Camp Association (ACA). 

Andrea Yanacheck – PR Chair

Andrea has worked in camping for over eleven years. Most of her professional career has been as the Camp Director for Alice Chester Resident Camp with Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast. Currently she oversees the council’s Volunteer-Led Day Camps which welcomes nearly 4000 girls and 1000 adult volunteers each summer. She has been on the Local Council of Leaders since 2008 overseeing the mini fairs and awards for Wisconsin. Being a Standards Visitor is one of her favorite parts of summer because it’s a smart way to find brilliant ideas from other camps. Most campers call her by her camp nickname Velma. So when you find her on Facebook, look for Velma Yanacheck.

Annie Hernandez- Standards Chair

Annie has been a member of ACA, Wisconsin since 2005.  She has served on the Local Council of Leaders since 2008 as a Member-At-Large and Chair of the Professional Development Commitee. Annie has volunteered as a commitee member for the Wisconsin Camps Student Workshop, Student Camp Leadership Academy (SCLA) and the Mid America Camping Conference (MACC).  She has been a Standards Visitor since 2009 and will take over as Chair of the Standards Committee for the 2013 summer camp season.