LTC 2009 - Our 54th annual

This page is dedicated to all those who attended our 54th annual Leadership Training Conference in July 2009. We hope you enjoy our look back...

Session 1 - July 15-18, 2009

LTC Ledger July 16 | July 17 | July 18

Session 2 - July 19-22, 2009

LTC Ledger July 20 | July 21 | July 22

LTC 2009 - A Day In The Life

Click on the links below to see a photo essay of our time at the 2009 NJASC Leadership Training Conference...

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10:16 a.m.

Delegates arrive at The College of New Jersey from all over the Garden State for our 54th annual LTC...

10:51 a.m.

But watch out for "LTC 1", our six seater golf cart...

10:58 a.m.

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

11:04 a.m.

Senior Counselors Liz Rairigh and Victoria Conte enjoy making nametags for our delegates...

11:10 a.m.

NJASC Vice President Deanna Cafone has a hard time choosing among them...

11:17 a.m.

A future delegate gets his nametag a little early - see you at LTC 2019, little guy...

11:26 a.m.

Two of our LTC 2 delegates check out a new NJASC promotional brochure...

11:35 a.m.

LTC is something to shout about; just ask NJASC President Alex Gallego...

11:42 a.m.

"Wah!" is always a great way for delegates to loosen up and get to know each other...

12:01 p.m.

Junior Counselors grab lunches for their delegates as they head to their Townhouse Meetings...

12:58 p.m.

At their color group meetings, LTC delegates begin to bond..

1:17 p.m.

And start to make new friendships that could last a lifetime...

1:52 p.m.

At the Opening Assembly, our NJASC Executive Directors argue over which is truly better - North or South Jersey...

2:00 p.m.

Fas lays down the law in his role as LTC Conference Director...

2:16 p.m.

The State Officers take us to the "Land of Oz" to promote the LTC Store....

2:23 p.m.

Social Director Mike Press makes his grand entrance...

2:43 p.m.

And he's already giving out unique prizes to some very lucky delegates...

3:26 p.m.

The LTC handbook is essential to a great leadership experience - and it provides shade...

4:17 p.m.

In their first class, LTC delegates learn all about "Speaking With Ease"...

5:28 p.m.

Senior Counselor Alex Mirabella enjoys the many food choices at LTC (but not all the condiments)...

5:48 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Junior Counselors provide a West Side Story redux, this time about the North and South...

6:36 p.m.

In their second class, delegates learn "Effective Communication" - something perhaps these JCs could use a little more of...

8:26 p.m.

Through the Get Acquainted Games, delegates quickly get to know one another and begin to bond...

8:43 p.m.

The "Green Team" experiencing our new LTC 2 pilot program is already bonding...

9:28 p.m.

Your State Officers warm up the delegates by showing them some new cheers...

9:56 p.m.

Then they demonstrate in their keynote why New Jersey is "H.E.R.E."...

10:17 p.m.

Afterwards, AA Jen and State Officer Maddie get the
sit-upons out and ready for...

10:32 p.m.

Songfest! LTC Musical Director Yanal Kazan shows everyone how it's done...

10:46 p.m.

And everyone gets into it, since at each LTC Songfest everyone becomes part of the show...

10:55 p.m.

Our 54th delegate shares her expectations for the next few days at LTC...

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

 

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8:23 A.m.

At breakfast we recognize student leaders that embody our state theme H.E.R.E.... .

9:18 a.m.

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

 

10:46 A.m.

At the second General Session, State Officer Chris Salemme introduces the 2009-2010 State Charity...

11:31 A.m.

As our JCs "R.O.C.K.", there seems to be an "alligator" on the loose...

11:33 a.m.

Wonder why anyone would
think that...

12:09 p.m.

At lunch, we welcome Advisors who learn about LTC and NJASC, and have fun too...

1:25 p.m.

In their fourth class, delegates study how to conduct "Meetings For Success"...

2:23 p.m.

In their fifth class, SC Steve Welsh remindes delegates that they are "Elected To Lead Everyone"...

2:46 p.m.

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

5:06 p.m.

Dinner with new friends made at LTC is always special...

5:48 p.m.

At dinner, last year Junior Counselor Jon Gregory gets our delegates stretched out for the LTC Games...

6:10 p.m.

The Green Team from LTC 2 shows everyone that the second time around is just as good (or maybe better)...

6:18 p.m.

State President Alex Gallego shows that he is with the Green Team, too...

6:23 p.m.

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

6:24 p.m.

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

6:30 p.m.

Easy there, Karl! That siren is louder than you think...

6:53 p.m.

State Officer Maddie is head over heels for the LTC Games...

7:09 p.m.

Apparently someone has to hold onto all those nametags during the LTC Games...

7:16 p.m.

Senior Counselor Brando n Solarana checks in with fellow SC Alex Mirabella to see how the "Mona-Bella" is going...

7:25 p.m.

Competition during the LTC Games can be fierce, but...

7:30 p.m.

The teamwork, group identity,
and bonding is incredible...

8:37 p.m.

Solid planning is getting a brief power nap during your skit at Show Night...

8:59 p.m.

In the State Officer skit, Maddie has Christian right where she wants him...

9:20 p.m.

The legend of State President Alex Gallego is growing, two antlers at a time...

9:34 p.m.

It seems that last year Junior Counselor Danielle Centi is also growing her leadership antlers...

9:10 p.m.

In their skit, LTC 2 delegate Angelica Suarez grows her leadership antlers as well...

9:34 p.m.

In the Junior Counselor skit, Justin Halpern takes time out from "selling fish to tourists in
t-shirts"...

10:02 p.m.

At Songfest, music is the vehicle for creating our LTC community - and it always works...

10:37 p.m.

After the music gets into you, you get into the music. Our delegates add their own verses
to "Mr. Rabbit"...

10:48 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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8:06 a.m.

Junior Counselor Caitlyn Ziobro and Stat Officer Deanna Cafone begin the day by loading up the mailbox at the "Press Room"...

8:35 a.m.

Townhouse group banners welcome everyone to the Student Center. Judging them all will be tough...

9:58 a.m.

In their sixth class, Senior Counselor Phil Stewart shows delegates that "You Make The Call" in seeking "Strategies For Success...

11:18 a.m.

In their seventh class, delegates learn how to "Deal With I.T.!"...

11:42 a.m.

Meanwhile, our LTC 2 delegates get great advice from a "Panel of Experts"...

12:37 p.m.

At lunch, Executive Director Wendy Booth Stizler gets a lovely serenade from the Junior Counselors that she will not soon forget...

12:38 p.m.

At lunch, the tables are turned as Social Director Mike Press loses a "Five Questions" challenge - and half his beard...

12:50 p.m.

Along with LTC 2 delegate Andy Kakkaramadam, who also shaves half of his facial hair...

1:46 p.m.

In their eighth class, delegates learn how to "Make Your Time Count"...

3:33 p.m.

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

3:49 p.m.

By day three of LTC, our delegates have bonded and new friendships abound...

3:58 p.m.

At the LTC Block Party, a few rain showers won't stop our delegates from getting a little crazy and having
a lot of fun...

4:07 p.m.

Some delegates decide to brave the threat of rain showers and play a friendly game of LTC wiffle ball...

4:13 p.m.

Meanwhile, some visit "You Are H.E.R.E.", our LTC Conference Store, to get a photograph...

4:17 p.m.

Or maybe a shirt to remember their special LTC experience...

5:04 p.m.

The guys dress up and prepare to meet the ladies from their sister townhouses...

5:12 p.m.

Senior Counselors Brandon Solarana and Dr. Ken Shulack dictate that all should enjoy the LTC Birthday Dinner. It's good to wear the sash...

5:17 p.m.

Now that the ladies are here, the 54th annual LTC Birthday Dinner can get underway...

6:04 p.m.

Student leaders from the "Real HC" take advantage of a photo-op with their advisor, former NJASC Executive Director Jim Nolan...

6:15 p.m.

What would the Birthday Dinner be without cake and candles, fifty-four of them...

6:26 p.m.

State Officers past and present lead everyone in wishing LTC a happy 54th birthday...

7:21 p.m.

At the Talent Show, delegates get the chance to show everyone what they can do...

7:24 p.m.

And what a talented group of delegates we have at LTC again this year...

7:35 p.m.

The talent is not limited to just singing - at LTC, our delegates can dance, too...

7:49 p.m.

Yanal investigates to see whether he's got any musical competition...

8:50 p.m.

Our delegates thoroughly enjoy themselves at the LTC Dance...

9:17 p.m.

While State Officer Chris Salemme shows off some of his Westfield dance club moves. Is she smiling or laughing???

9:32 p.m.

Junior Counselors Christina Blanco and Tyler Barto show everyone that they've got their own moves...

10:37 p.m.

At our final Songfest, State Officer Samantha Berk shows everyone she can belt out a tune...

10:51 p.m.

Junior Counselor Audrey Green soothes all with the beautiful sounds of her harp - what a way to end a great day at LTC...

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

 

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8:51 a.m.

Senior Counselor Alex Mirabella shares his well-informed review of the culinary selections for this, our final meal together...

8:57 a.m.

Senior Counselor Ken Malmud takes us all on an early morning "Lion Hunt" - he's not afraid...

9:08 a.m.

Delegate Robin shares with her fellow delegates how LTC was a truly special experience for her...

9:12 a.m.

It only took ten years, but on his last morning as a Junior Counselor, Jon Gregory finally gets the most coveted prize at LTC...

9:10 a.m.

Senior Counselors Mike Fletcher, Victoria Conte, and Jonathan Pck work hard to prepare for their next class...

9:25 a.m.

In our tenth class, T.E.A.M. Time, delegates discover for themselves that "Together Everyone Achieves More"...

9:48 a.m.

By now our delegates are taking notes any way they can to bring what they learned home...

10:26 a.m.

At the eleventh and final class, delegates prepare to "L.E.A.D." in their school and community when they go home...

11:09 a.m.

At "L.E.A.D.", delegate groups are challenged and must work together to come up with solutions...

11:40 a.m.

But as with everything else at LTC, our delegates still manage to have a lot of fun doing it...

11:46 a.m.

A clean-shaven Mike Press takes a break from getting the sit-upons ready, while...

12:01 p.m.

Senior Counselors Al Juliano and Alex Mirabella lead the delegates back to Townhouses East for one last time...

12:24 p.m.

(July 18 - Session 1)
Our 54th delegate shares his LTC experience with everyone....

12:24 p.m.

(July 22 - Session 2)
Our 54th delegate receives the sash as she shares her LTC experience...

12:36 p.m.

State President (and Junior Counselor) Alex Gallego reflects on his LTC experience as a State Officer...

12:42 p.m.

LTC 2 Delegate Sergio reflects on his experience as part of the "Green Team" in our pilot program...

12:48 p.m.

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

12:49 p.m.

Bedlam! An early target is the fear of clowns exhibited by Social Director Mike Press...

12:50 p.m.

Senior Counselor Alex Mirabella shows solidarity with "Brother Press" in this
non-food based review...

12:51 p.m.

Junior Counselor Zack Mazouat takes on the "Green Team" of LTC 2, who may have bonded just a little too much...

12:52 p.m.

Junior Counselor Annie Valentine reminds Brandon Solarana that there is more to leadership in a free country than wearing a sash...

12:54 p.m.

While Junior Counselors Michaela Brown and Danielle Centi remind everyone that LTC is about to end, with reality to return...

12:55 p.m.

JC Coordinator Ryan Cummings enjoys the product of the hard work he and the JCs put in...

12:55 p.m.

And it sure looks like the delegates are enjoying it, too...

12:58 p.m.

After a truly unforgettable performance, the Junior Counselors are off to Trenton...
Aaaaaaaaaaaaa!

1:01 p.m.

But Wait...

There's More!

1:06 p.m.

Last year Junior Counselor Ibiayi Briggs gets one last chance to show everyone that the "JCs R.O.C.K.", but then...

1:10 p.m.

Together we join hands and sing for one last time...

"Peace, Peace, Peace."

1:16 p.m.

One last chance to share contact information so delegates can keep in touch long after LTC...

1:10 p.m.

These delegates have souvenirs to take home along with their memories of a great LTC experience...

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