LTC 2014 - Our 59th annual

This page is dedicated to all those who attended our 59th annual Leadership Training Conference in July 2014. We hope you enjoy our look back...

Session 1 - July 9-12, 2014
LTC Ledger July 10 | July 11 | July 12

Session 2 - July 13-16, 2014
LTC Ledger July 14 | July 15 | July 16

LTC 2014 - A Day In The Life

Click on the links below to see a photo essay of our time at the 2014 NJASC Leadership Training Conference...

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10:11 a.m.

SC Alex Mirabella points the way to leadership, at LTC...

10:18 a.m.

Wendy uses proper hand signaling techniques to get the State Officers back so...

10:20 a.m.

They can be ready to welcome our delegates to LTC 2014...

10:35 a.m.

And when they do arrive, our enthusiastic Junior Counselors are ready to greet them!

 

10:46 a.m.

At registration, the Name Tag Committee is hard at work to make sure each delegate has a unique name tag...

10:48 a.m.

And it looks like we have they've done a great job once again...

11:09 a.m.

Senior Counselor Karl Riehl takes a moment to ponder his 25 years of service to LTC...

11:27 a.m.

Meanwhile, our Junior Counselors jack up the energy level to get our delegates immersed in LTC...

11:28 a.m.

And it doesn't take long for our delegates to enter the comfort zone and show off their moves!

12:02 p.m.

Our Senior Counselors juggle many things at LTC, in this case Sam Rozycki makes sure her delegates are fed...

1:16 p.m.

In our color group meetings, the Junior Counselors show everyone how to play "Wa!"...

1:18 p.m.

It doesn't take long for our delegates to make new friends and bond with their townhouse and color groups!

1:48 p.m.

At the Opening Assembly, it is proclaimed "Karl Riehl and Jonathan Peck Day" in Union County to honor 25 outstanding years of service to LTC and the student leaders of New Jersey!

1:57 p.m.

If you agree, say "That's Me!" Well, there seems to be some debate on this one...

1:52 p.m.

However, there's no argument from anyone attending the Opening Assembly on this one..."That's Me!"

2:26 p.m.

Needing sunglasses since they know Jersey S.H.I.N.E.S., our State Officers promote "Shades", the LTC store...

2:41 p.m.

We have delegates with all kinds of skills and talents - hopefully archery is one of them...

4:18 p.m.

In our first class session, SC Dr. Ken Shulack teaches delegates all about "Speaking With Ease", where they get valuable practice with supportive feedback.

5:46 p.m.

Meals at LTC are not just about food (sorry, Al Mirabella) - they are all about entertainment, too! JC Jake Davies shows everyone his Lip Sync skills...

5:56 p.m.

They're about sharing talents in a non-judgemental place and winning prizes, too! So, what did this delegate share with everyone to win a prize? You had to be there...

6:04 p.m.

For your 25 years of leadership and service at LTC, we do love you Karl and Peck!

6:55 p.m.

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

7:47 p.m.

At the Get Acquainted Games, there are a variety of activities designed to help our delegates get to know one another a little better...

7:51 p.m.

And it doesn't take long for them to do just that - two socks at a time!

9:57 p.m.

In their keynote, your 2014 State Officers explain how "Jersey S.H.I.N.E.S. - Students Help Initiate New Experiences Statewide"!

10:15 p.m.

It seems we have someone "Frozen" in her decision as to whether she should stay at LTC to become a better leader...

10:20 p.m.

So, will Elsa take her gloves off and get her hands a little dirty while learning how to be a leader over the next four days at LTC? Stay tuned...

10:28 p.m.

Now that we know Elsa is staying here at LTC, our Junior Counselors get our first songfest going...

10:35 p.m.

And it doesn't take very long before everyone in the room becomes a part of the fun...

10:51 p.m.

And we do mean everyone! For Fas, Wendy and everyone else here at LTC it's been a long first day - time to get some sleep...

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

 

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8:09 A.m.

At breakfast, the Junior Counselors renew the everlasting Jersey debate... North or South?

(NOTE: Remember that Central Jersey does not exist.)

8:17 a.m.

Educational Director Pam (your friend, my) Freund recognizes our delegates who exemplify that "Jersey S.H.I.N.E.S."

 

9:35 A.m.

Senior Counselor Christine McGuire knows the LTC Handbook is a valuable resource when it comes to "Goals for Planning S.M.A.R.T", the third leadership class at LTC.

11:13 A.m.

At the second general session, our delegates learn more about the 2014-2015 State Charity, "Christine's Hope For Kids"!

12:17 P.m.

The lunchtime entertainment is second to none at LTC! JC Griffin Muli and JC Sergio Ingato pledge their Scout's honor on that...

12:42 p.m.

JC Alex Mirabella adds his (Girl) Scout's honor to the list; meals at LTC are entertainment like you won't find anywhere else!

1:20 p.m.

Senior Counselor Christina Blanco is one of many professionals from all walks of life who teach our delegates in their fourth class how to conduct "Meetings For Success"...

2:07 p.m.

New Senior Counselor (and past JC, State President, Middle Level Rep) Alex Gallego teaches in our fifth class that our delegates are "Elected To Lead Everyone"...

2:29 p.m.

Which makes each of them start thinking about the "headband" they REALLY want to wear...

2:32 p.m.

Or which "headbands" they REALLY do not want to wear...

5:17 p.m.

At Dinner, last year Junior Counselor Deanna Cafone shows off her lip sync talents...

5:56 p.m.

And in his last session as our Social Director, Senior Counselor Steve Welsh gets into the lip sync action, too!

6:05 p.m.

Junior Counselors Nina and Tessa Trach take a moment for sisterly bonding before they lead their delegate groups into battle at the LTC Games...

6:17 p.m.

Our LTC Advanced "Green Team" delegates know from past experience that en route to the LTC Games is not a bad time for a quick selfie...

6:20 p.m.

Each Color Group proudly marches behind their Townhouse Banners to compete in the LTC Games...

6:36 p.m.

Let the games begin! They are a test of dexteriy and patience as well as leadership! JC Maddie Brown watches Orange get off to a good start against her Blue team...

6:45 p.m.

The Orange team keeps it going strong as they move from event to event...

6:54 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Red team shows everyone how well they have mastered singing "Peace"...

7:14 p.m.

Meanwhile, things get intense for the Purple Team as they are challenged by our 25 year LTC Staff honorees (and attorneys) Karl and Peck on their mastery of legal knowledge...

7:23 p.m.

It is up to each of our Junior Counselors to inspire and lead their color groups throughout the games - and they do!

7:27 p.m.

State President Grace Manno does her part to help the LTC Advanced Green Team in the classic game of "Penny Can"...

7:40 p.m.

To win the LTC Games you need teamwork. The fun you have and the bonding that takes place within your color group is simply awesome!

8:58 p.m.

After the games, it's time for Show Night! The LTC Advanced Green Team takes this opportunity to show some of their leadership muscle...

9:34 p.m.

Sometimes it gets a little hard to keep from cracking up during your own skit! Just ask these guys from Aqua...

9:54 p.m.

Wait a minute! A Last Year Junior Counselor did not win the LTC Games! Fas is already calling for a recount...

10:08 p.m.

In the State Officer skit, Peter Pan (AA Johnny Kay) and Wendy (AA Leeann Perrottet) share a special moment...

10:17 p.m.

In the Junior Counselor skit, the Campbell sisters give us a glimpse of what life may be like when they (and we all) get just a little bit older...

10:33 p.m.

In our Staff Talent Show, Nurse Emily Sitzler shows that her talents go beyond dealing with the health needs of our delegates...

10:56 p.m.

Last Year Junior Counselor Audrey Green shares her talent on the harp to sooth everyone with beautiful music!

11:07 p.m.

Finally, a great second day at LTC 2014 ends with "Peace"...

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

 

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8:06 a.m.

Junior Counselors Patrick Bell and Nick Nahrwold take time to demonstrate proper grooming techniques to our delegates...

8:23 a.m.

A "Frozen" leadership update - Elsa is still at LTC and decides to take one glove off and get a hand a little dirty. That's progress!

9:28 a.m.

In the sixth clas, Senior Counselors Danielle Centi and Tyler Barto share with our delegates how "You Make The Call" when it comes to success!

11:03 a.m.

In their seventh class delegates learn how to "Deal With I.T.!" from Senior Counselors old (Fish) and new (Sarita)...

11:48 a.m.

Junior Counselor Rajhon White helps the "JCs R.O.C.K" our delegates right before lunch...

12:35 p.m.

At lunch, our 25 year honorees Karl Riehl and Jonathan Peck get serenaded by some of the female Junior Counselors!

12:42 p.m.

JC Nick Nahrwold demonstrates proper push-up technique to our delegates, with fellow JC Shobhit Jain along for the ride...

12:47 p.m.

But the highlight of lunch is Wendy Booth Sitzler giving her lip sync rendition of "My Girl"!

1:46 p.m.

Our delegates learn how to "Make Your Time Count" in their eighth class...

2:54 p.m.

Then they put to work what has been learned so far in their ninth class, Communication Workshop...

3:35 p.m.

By the third day our delegates have all bonded to renew old friendships and create new ones, some that will last a lifetime!

3:46 p.m.

At the LTC Block Party, the "Trenton Teapots" take on all comers in ultimate frisbee, and emerge victorious (again) to increase their record to 59-0...

3:58 p.m.

Some delegates decide to play a little beach volleyball instead - a new LTC Block Party hit!

4:03 p.m.

Yoga is a popular choice for those who want to relax a little...

5:18 p.m.

After the Block Party, it's time for everyone to get dressed up and celebrate the 59th birthday of LTC!

5:21 p.m.

With two 25 year honorees, many faces in LTC history return to celebrate - Walt & Beth Angilly make a surprise appearance to celebrate!

5:26 p.m.

A pair of Kens - Malmud and Shulack - are ready to celebrate his 25 years of service to the student leaders of New Jersey!

5:32 p.m.

Our delegates are ready to celebrate LTC's 59th birthday as well, dressed in their finest clothes and smiles!

5:46 p.m.

State President Grace Manno and her younger brother, who is a delegate, are sharing this celebration tonight...

6:17 p.m.

A truly special moment - every living 25 year LTC Staff member (past and present) is together in one room to celebrate!

6:58 p.m.

The 2014 State Officers lead everyone in wishing LTC a happy 59th birthday...

7:03 p.m.

Our Junior Counselors take time out for a group photo. Sadly, for a number of them, their time as a JC is almost up...

7:28 p.m.

After dinner comes the delegate Talent Show. It appears that this year's 59th delegate has musical talent, too!

7:42 p.m.

There's a lot of talent among our delegates, and they take the opportunity to share it with everyone in a supportive and non-threatening environment!

7:48 p.m.

Our delegates sing with a lot of passion...

7:54 p.m.

And they can dance with all that passion, too!

8:56 p.m.

Everyone enjoys the LTC Dance, especially our younger Senior Staff members!

9:43 p.m.

At the dance, and throughout LTC for 35 years, everyone knows that "Fas is Da Man"...

10:40 p.m.

Our last year Junior Counselors get special seating for the video now that their time as a JC is down to a handful of hours...

11:24 p.m.

With time running out on LTC 2014, each townhouse has bonded into a family, which does not want to start packing up for home!

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

 

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8:56 a.m.

We don't just celebrate LTC's birthday - we recognize and celebrate the birthdays of our delegates...LTC style!

9:04 a.m.

Captain (U.S. Army) Craig Zdaniewicz is given the most sought after prize at LTC, the New Jersey license plate nametag, for his service to LTC and our country.

9:12 a.m.

JC Coordinator Jon Gregory is serenaded by the female Junior Counselors on this, his final day as their leader...

9:15 a.m.

Then SC Victoria Fletcher is serenaded by the male Junior Counselors, while her husband and new Social Director (not pictured) Mike Fletcher stands by helplessly...

9:21 a.m.

It's their last morning as a Junior Counselor - time for a breakfast skit to remind our Last Year JCs...

9:47 a.m.

In our tenth class, T.E.A.M. Time, delegates discover that "Together Everyone Achieves More" as they learn about and experience different leadership styles...

9:58 a.m.

And in T.E.A.M. Time they truly have a BALL while learning this important fact of life...

10:18 a.m.

After T.E.A.M. Time is over, our delegates take part in Focus Groups with each other...

10:22 a.m.

And several members of our Senior Staff to think about where we all go from here...

10:32 a.m.

Meanwhile, our Junior Counselors take a moment to think about where they all go from here...

10:40 a.m.

And retiring Social Director Steve Welsh prepares himself for the transition to a more leisurely schedule as a regular Senior Counselor!

11:26 A.m.

After the Focus Groups are completed, everyone heads over to Decker Hall one last time for our Closing Session.

11:27 A.m.

Meanwhile, our 2014 State Officers and both sets of student Administrative Assistants pose for a group photo...

11:45 A.m.

Oh, no! What happened to Olaf? Did the hot and muggy Jersey summer take it's toll?

11:48 A.m.

Good news - Olaf is alive and well! He just needs some nose adjustment before we continue...

11:50 A.m.

Even better news...Elsa stayed for all of LTC, now she has both gloves off and is ready to lead!

11:57 A.m.

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

12:02 p.m.

BEDLAM! Outgoing JC Coordinator Jon Gregory keeps them in pace for the final time...

12:05 p.m.

Junior Counselors Steph Gates, Danielle Sperry, and Leah Watson get in their digs - I think Brazil just got scored on again...

12:07 p.m.

Then Junior Counselor Michaela Brown joins in the fun with her part...

12:08 p.m.

Junior Counselor Rajhon White makes his point loud and clear!

12:09 p.m.

By now, just about all the Junior Counselors are involved in the fun that is Bedlam...

12:10 p.m.

Would Harry S. Truman really be rolling in his grave with all the attention he got at LTC? Not at all, because he was a great leader too!

12:21 p.m.

After Bedlam, the Junior Counselors have one last chance to show that "JCs R.O.C.K."!

12:25 p.m.

The Angillys are back, to pick up their granddaughter who attended as a delegate and join us in the closing circle...

12:26 p.m.

Past Executive Director Jim Nolan joins Wendy as together we join hands and sing for one last time...

"Peace, Peace, Peace."

12:30 p.m.

The 2014 State Officers share a final group hug for a job well done and memories that will last a lifetime!

12:35 p.m.

Delegates take advantage of their last chance to get souvenir photos, the LTC Video, and other mementos at "Shades"...

12:38 p.m.

As LTC 2014 comes to an end, past staff members Beth Angilly and Maryanne Preztunik relive some of their fond LTC memories...

1:00 p.m.

With photos in hand and memories in mind, the question becomes...

When will YOU join us to create YOUR LTC memories?