LTC 2008 - Our 53RD annual

This page is dedicated to all those who attended our 53rd annual Leadership Training Conference in July 2008. We hope you enjoy our look back...

Session 1 - July 9-12, 2008

Session 2 - July 13-16, 2008

LTC 2008 - A Day In The Life

Click on the links below to see a photo essay of our time at the 2008 NJASC Leadership Training Conference...

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10:38 a.m.

Delegates arrive at The College of New Jersey to become part of something special...

10:51 a.m.

Got my nametag. got my delegate ID, got my pillow, now I'm ready to lead!

11:03 a.m.

Delegates bring their bags and pillows to move into their TCNJ townhouses...

11:11 a.m.

Senior Counselor Liz Burling always has fun making nametags for our delegates...

11:17 a.m.

Junior Counselor Jon Gregory gets our delegates excited for a great LTC experience...

11:25 a.m.

Delegate Dan gets a LTC welcome from Junior Counselor Christine McGuire and State Officer Jen Luck...

11:39 a.m.

LTC is really something to shout about - just ask State Officer Nicole Escudero!

12:34 p.m.

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

1:44 p.m.

At the Opening Assembly, State President Jeff Desilets introduces your 2008 NJASC State Officers...

1:57 p.m.

Executive Directors Lou Miller and Wendy Booth Sitzler renew the annual debate about which is better, North or South Jersey...

2:26 p.m.

Social Director Mike Press works really hard to get a laugh from the delegates any way her can!

2:34 p.m.

And some of the delegates get prizes, too...

3:47 p.m.

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

5:26 p.m.

At LTC, dinner is just the beginning for SC Alex Mirabella...

6:22 p.m.

In their second class, delegates learn the secrets about "Effective Communication"...

7:51 p.m.

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

8:13 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 "New Jersey is IDEAL"...

10:17 p.m.

Big Al, Gant, and Fish stand ready to clear the stage...

10:16 p.m.

Musical Director Yanal Kazan gets everyone in tune for the first Songfest...

10:48 p.m.

Not yet, Fas!!! Being LTC Conference Director is not easy, and requires several meetings of the "N.A.P. Committee"!

10:54 p.m.

Our first day at LTC comes to an end. Now you can get some shut eye, Fas!

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

 

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7:45 A.m.

There are many choices for breakfast at (what we call) the Mason Dining Hall...

9:12 a.m.

In their third class, delegates learn all about Project Planning and the true meaning of "G.P.S."...

 

10:34 A.m.

The townhouse banners, created last night, are hanging in the Student Center...

11:19 A.m.

At Flagpole Frolicking there seems to be an "alligator" on the loose...

11:50 a.m.

Fletch and Big Alex make sure that everyone is ready for lunch...

12:07 p.m.

"Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Banana Phone!"

State Officer Alicia answers the call...

1:03 p.m.

In their fourth class, delegates study how to conduct Meetings That Work...

2:17 p.m.

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

2:27 p.m.

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

5:18 p.m.

The Junior Counselors serenade Lou at dinner, because when something's wrong they know "who you're gonna call"...

5:52 p.m.

JC Jon Gregory gets everyone stretched out for the LTC Games...

6:12 p.m.

Junior Counselors Andi Cocozza, Michelle Riker, and Ibiayi Briggs get their color group fired up for teamwork and competition, LTC style...

6:15 p.m.

The Aqua team is ready for the LTC Games, too...

6:18 p.m.

Yanal plays our national anthem, Jimi Hendrix style...

6:19 p.m.

As we honor our country and the LTC family members proudly serving it home and abroad...

6:35 p.m.

Apparently Mike Press was too busy making us laugh and did not have time to eat at dinner...

6:57 p.m.

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

7:14 p.m.

Each color group gets their chance to shine in front of the camera...

7:27 p.m.

Once again, he is more than a man - he is an event! Check out this version of the "Mona-Bella"...

8:32 p.m.

Is that Brad and Angelina - at LTC? Must be Show Night...

8:51 p.m.

At Show Night our Middle Level delegates get into the act, too...

9:09 p.m.

State Officer Tyler Krenek does his impression of Lou, chicken pox and all...

9:30 p.m.

The Junior Counselors have a skit of their own, Prerna Bhatia must be really hot in that Pooh Bear suit...

9:55 p.m.

At Songfest, music is the vehicle for creating our LTC community and Yanal Kazan makes sure every one gets into it...

10:19 p.m.

After the music gets into you, you get into the music. Last year Junior Counselors Christine McGuire and Stephanie Asymkos add their own verse to "Mr. Rabbit"...

10:47 p.m.

Rich and Yanal belt out a tune together to end a great second day at LTC...

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

 

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8:19 a.m.

At breakfast there are even more prizes for our delegates....

8:43 a.m.

Our delegates are on their way to the sixth class, where they will learn about Handling Conflict...

10:19 a.m.

In their seventh class, delegates learn about Ethical Problem Solving...

11:25 a.m.

There are all kinds of great shirts to be had at "Ideal or No Deal", our conference store...

12:02 p.m.

At lunch, delegate sock puppet theatre gets the laughs...

12:37 p.m.

Then the tables are turned as Social Director Mike Press receives some attention from the Junior Counselors...

12:15 p.m.

Wendy...Lou!
Hoagies...Subs!
Eagles...Giants!
WaWa...QuickChek!

1:49 p.m.

Delegates share ideas to bring back to their schools in "Project Swap Shop"...

2:56 p.m.

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

3:35 p.m.

DJ Brandon Solarana cues up a song at the LTC Block Party...

3:39 p.m.

At the LTC Block Party, our delegates have a ball - some quite literally...

3:58 p.m.

Others join Junior Counselor Jon Gregory for some Ultimate Frisbee...

4:14 p.m.

For JC Stephanie, it is a chance to relax and get some Q.S.T. (Quality Sun Time)...

5:11 p.m.

LTC is a special place, where you'll make friendships that last a lifetime...

5:16 p.m.

The guys dress up and have gifts ready for their sister townhouse...

5:22 p.m.

NASC Region 2 Representative Stephen DeSalvo knows how to hang out with the Jersey Girls...

5:35 p.m.

Now that the ladies are here, let the 53rd annual LTC Birthday Dinner begin...

6:10 p.m.

What would the Birthday Dinner be without cake, candles, and our State Officers?

6:20 p.m.

The Palmyra crew poses in the atrium with their leader, Executive Director Wendy Booth Sitzler...

6:15 p.m.

At the Birthday Dinner, it's family style and the Junior Counselors take care of their delegates...

7:03 p.m.

At the Talent Show, our delegates show everyone what they can do...

7:15 p.m.

They show everyone what instruments they can play...

7:23 p.m.

They have a great time doing it - and so does their LTC audience...

9:17 p.m.

Last year Junior Counselor Jim Gant gets down and gets funky at the LTC Dance...

9:37 p.m.

"Will you love me forever? Let me sleep on it, baby, baby, let me sleep on it..."

8:50 p.m.

The Junior Counselors get together for a last dance as "Jersey Girl" blares in the background...

10:30 p.m.

Yanal is joined by Junior Counselors Dave Miller and Justin Halpern who share their musical talents with our delegates...

10:39 p.m.

Senior Counselor Shannon Williams shows that the Senior Staff has loads of talent, too...

10:37 p.m.

Senior Counselor Rich Rozycki isn't just talented in producing video, he can belt out Springsteen too..

10:51 p.m.

And yes, Senior Counselor Al Juliano still has "it" after 37 years at LTC...

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

 

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8:14 a.m.

What would breakfast at LTC
be without a plate of Tater Tots...

8:41 a.m.

The Junior Counselors serenade the one and only Liz Burling, queen of the dining hall...

8:59 a.m.

Face it Fas, Wendy was right. Those darned sit-upons have become an important part of LTC at The College of New Jersey...

9:10 a.m.

The 2008 State Officers ponder their ife after LTC...

9:32 a.m.

Senior Counselors Kim Lyko and Brandon Solarana are ready to teach delegates that Together Everyone Achieves More...

10:58 a.m.

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

12:02 p.m.

JC Coordinator Ryan Cummings poses with five of our last year Junior Counselors as their clock is ticking...

12:04 p.m.

He won't need their nametags anymore, but (just maybe) the Senior Staff will use them next year...

12:15 p.m.

Senior Counselor Phil "Fish" Stewart gets our closing ceremony underway...

12:19 p.m.

Delegate Kellen Burke reflects on her personal LTC experience...

12:25 p.m.

Senior Counselor Michael Pierce reflects on his experiences as a Senior Counselor and LTC shirt designer...

12:29 p.m.

Yanal Kazan provides the music for another special LTC closing...

12:36 p.m.

Senior Counselor Rob Varga reflects on how good it is to be back at LTC after missing a year...

12:42 p.m.

Here come the Junior Counselors, which can only mean one thing - "Bedlam"...

12:45 p.m.

Junior Counselor Alexandra Conte joins in the "Bedlam", but it was actually a lot rougher on the "bacon" this year...

12:50 p.m.

But wait...

There's more!

12:54 p.m.

The alligator is my friend - and he can be yours, he can be yours, he can be yours, too...

12:59 p.m.

The State Officers share their "Wish" with the rest of the LTC Community...

1:05 p.m.

Peace, Peace, Peace. Now it really is time to "Take LTC Home"...

1:07 p.m.

Friendships made at LTC are powerful, saying goodbye is not easy...

1:10 p.m.

Last chance to get your LTC shirts, pictures, and souvenirs...

1:16 p.m.

This delegate has her picture to take home along with memories of a great LTC...

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