LTC 2007 - Our 52nD annual

This page is dedicated to all those who attended our 52nd annual Leadership Training Conference in July 2007. We hope you enjoy our look back...

Session 1 - July 11-14, 2007

LTC Ledger July 12 | July 13 | July 14

Session 2 - July 15-18, 2007

LTC Ledger July 16 | July 17 | July 18

LTC 2007 - A Day In The Life

Click on the links below to see a photo essay of our time at the 2007 NJASC Leadership Training Conference...

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12:20 p.m.

Delegates arrive at LTC from all over New Jersey by bus, car, and...

12:48 p.m.

Taxicab? Luckily, Maryanne Preztunik has parking and registration covered, opening the door to a great LTC experience...

1:11 p.m.

Delegates bring their bags and pillows to move into Townhouses East at The College of New Jersey, our new LTC Home...

1:19 p.m.

Senior Counselors Liz Burling and Mike Pierce are quite busy making nametags for nearly 150 delegates each session...

1:28 p.m.

Junior Counselor Brittany Petrella gets the delegates excited for a great LTC experience...

1:38 p.m.

State Officer Prerna Bhatia points out that this delegate has got the right idea about what it takes for a great LTC experience...

1:49 p.m.

It didn't take long for middle level delegate Tony to get settled in his new LTC home and start snacking...

2:54 p.m.

Delegates get to know their Junior Counselor and each other in their townhouse and color group meetings...

3:21 p.m.

And learn to work together as a group to solve challenging problems...

4:10 p.m.

At the Opening Assembly, State President Sara Plotkin introduces the lineup for your 2007 NJASC Executive Board...

4:23 p.m.

No, Lou - everyone knows that the true best part of the state is South Jersey...

4:24 p.m.

JERSEY??? AAAAAHHHHH!

4:37 p.m.

Social Director Mike Press makes sure all the delegates have a great time, and some of them even get prizes...

5:26 p.m.

Senior Counselor Al Mirabella just can't wait to test out the food at Mason Dining Hall...

6:43 p.m.

The delegates are off their first class, in which they will learn the secrets to "Speaking With Ease"...

8:05 p.m.

Delegates enjoy the Get Acquainted Games and quickly get to know one another...

8:36 p.m.

And then it doesn't take long for them to start building friendships and sharing ideas...

10:03 p.m.

The State Officers explain in their keynote how "NJ's HOME" means that Harmony Offers Motivational Experiences...

10:35 p.m.

The "Lollipop Guild" lays down the law at LTC, union style...

10:45 p.m.

A special night in our new community square brings closure to the first day of LTC...

But wait, there's more!
Check out DAY TWO...

 

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7:48 A.m.

It's "Beef" and bagels for breakfast this morning at Mason Dining Hall...

9:12 a.m.

In their second class delegates learn what it takes for Effective Communication, while a visiting student council advisor observes...

 

10:13 A.m.

In their third class, delegates tackle the finer points of Project Planning...

11:47 A.m.

Our Executive Directors renew the debate about which is really better, North or South Jersey...

11:49 a.m.

Lou is so happy that his alma mater (Hamilton HS West) sent delegates to LTC, he admitted Wawa beats Quick Chek...

12:38 p.m.

Wendy shows off her singing talents at lunch, but the Mason Dining Hall staff wants their spatula back...

1:40 p.m.

In their fourth class, delegates discuss how to conduct Meetings That Work. Here comes a motion right now...

3:14 p.m.

In their fifth class, delegates are reminded that they are Elected To Lead Everyone...

3:28 p.m.

And start thinking about what headband they really want (or don't want) to wear...

5:16 p.m.

Alex Mirabella makes sure every delegate is prepared to enjoy the LTC dining experience as much as he does...

6:08 p.m.

Junior Counselor Jim Gant gets the yellow color group fired up for teamwork and competition, LTC style...

6:12 p.m.

We don't call them Olympics anymore, so Junior Counselor Danielle Centi decides to ditch the Greek and go Roman!

6:21 p.m.

Executive Directors Wendy and Lou arrive on LTC 1, just in time for the 52nd annual LTC Games to begin...

6:58 p.m.

Through friendly teamwork and cooperation, the LTC Games bond each color group and set the stage for great things to come...

7:18 p.m.

The Sitzlers, Junior Counselor Emily and Mother Wendy, enjoy the spirit of the LTC Games together...

8:18 p.m.

At Show Night, the "ladies" of the view make a special appearance at LTC...

8:50 p.m.

Delegates often poke fun at the LTC Staff, Social Director Mike Press being the easiest and most frequent target. Wait, this delegate might actually be funny...

9:04 p.m.

Executive Directors are another easy target, NJASC Vice President Jonathan Weisbrod does his impression of Lou...

9:31 p.m.

The Junior Counselors have a skit of their own, this time Steve Welsh leads the way...

9:55 p.m.

At our first songfest music is the vehicle for creating our LTC Community, and everyone takes an active role...

10:19 p.m.

After the music gets into you, you get into the music. Your State Officers add their own verse to "Mr. Rabbit"...

10:48 p.m.

MJ wraps up another fantastic songfest and it is time for a good night's sleep back at the townhouses...

But wait, there's more!
Check out DAY THREE...

 

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8:19 a.m.

At breakfast it is Mike Press's turn to be serenaded by the Junior Staff...

9:32 a.m.

In their sixth class delegates learn about Handling Conflict...

11:08 a.m.

In their seventh and eighth classes, delegates learn and practice Positive Problem Solving...

11:19 a.m.

Meanwhile State Officers Kayla and Beef keep an eye on "Home Plate", our conference store...

12:44 p.m.

At lunch, Chris "Don Salami" Salemme serenades his JC Coordinator Samantha Wilkinson...

12:57 p.m.

The guys of the "Real HC" pose with their longtime leader at Holy Cross High School and with the NJASC, Joe Fas...

1:05 p.m.

Soon to be JC Coordinator Ryan Cummings relives his JC days doing the YMCA dance - with no help again...

1:56 p.m.

Delegates exchange great ideas in their ninth class, Project Swap Shop...

3:02 p.m.

Delegates put to work what they learned yesterday in their tenth class, Communication Workshop...

3:44 p.m.

Meanwhile, State Officers Kayla Stoll and Jonathan Weisbrod tally up class evaluations from each delegate...

5:17 p.m.

The guys get dressed up for a special evening, our last together at LTC...

5:22 p.m.

We proudly welcomed back 2nd Lt. Joseph Zdaniewicz, former State Officer, JC, and recent West Point graduate - ready to use his LTC skills to serve our country...

5:34 p.m.

Now that the ladies are here, let the 52nd annual LTC Birthday Dinner begin...

6:12 p.m.

What would a Birthday Dinner be without cake and candles? State Officers past and present wish LTC a happy 52nd birthday...

6:23 p.m.

It's a special dinner to be shared with special friends, who will last long after LTC has ended...

6:55 p.m.

Delegate Brian is a ladies man, with or without the crutches...

7:20 p.m.

The Talent Show provides a chance for each delegate to share their special gifts with the LTC Community...

7:25 p.m.

And there is no shortage of talented delegates at LTC 2007...

7:43 p.m.

The Flaming Oranges show that middle level delegates can rock on with their high school counterparts...

8:46 p.m.

Junior Counselors Alex Gallego and Michelle Riker celebrate with over 200 delegates and staff at our LTC Dance...

10:21 p.m.

Our last year Junior Counselors - Steve, Rebecca, Courtney, and Jim - join for their last "Jersey Girl" together...

10:55 p.m.

The second Songfest includes a screening of the 2007 LTC Video as well as more fantastic music with MJ. Another jam-packed day comes to an end...

But wait, there's more!
Check out DAY FOUR...

 

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8:19 a.m.

Ryan loads up at breakfast, where there are enough food choices to please everybody...

8:22 a.m.

Even SC Alex Mirabella, State Officer Beef, and delegate Sirloin Tip...

8:35 a.m.

Fas and our Administrative Assistants take a break from their many trips off campus to get everything needed for LTC...

8:57 a.m.

Your 2007 State Officers pause for a picture onboard LTC 1 after breakfast...

9:43 a.m.

In their eleventh class, delegates learn that Together Everyone Achieves More...

10:46 a.m.

The twelfth and final class prepares delegates to L.E.A.D. in their schools after they return home...

11:08 a.m.

Sam goes over a final few things before handing the keys to the Junior Counselor kingdom over to Ryan Cummings...

12:15 p.m.

The LTC Community returns to where it all began, our new home at Townhouses East...

12:27 p.m.

Delegate Brielle talks about het LTC experience at the closing ceremony...

12:28 p.m.

Sam reflects on how she now has the courage to leave somewhere comfortable and start her new job as Vice Principal...

12:40 p.m.

My heart going BOOM-BOOM-BOOM. Hey, I said you can keep my thing 'cause I am already home...

12:45 p.m.

When the Junior Counselors take over closing, it quickly turns into "bedlam"...

12:47 p.m.

Although last year Junior Counselor Courtney Lippincott seems to have everything under control...

12:54 p.m.

The alligator is your friend...

12:55 p.m.

and you can be his friend, too...

12:58 p.m.

Is LTC 2007 really about to be over? Some of us may be a little tired, but we have all been greatly inspired...

1:00 p.m.

Peace, Peace, Peace. Now it's time to "Take LTC Home"...

12:59 p.m.

It's never easy to say goodbye after LTC, but we'll see you at the Fall Business Meeting in October!

That's it for now! So when will YOU be joining us at LTC?