LTC 2015 - Our 60th annual

This page is dedicated to all those who attended our 60th annual Leadership Training Conference in July 2015. We hope you enjoy our look back...

Session 1 - July 15-18, 2015
LTC Ledger July 16 | July 17 | July 18

Session 2 - July 19-22, 2015
LTC Ledger July 20 | July 21 | July 22

LTC 2015 - A Day In The Life

Click on the links below to see a photo essay of our time at the 2015 NJASC Leadership Training Conference...

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10:09 a.m.

Senior Counselor Matt Purdue (from the Real OC) points the way for our delegates to get their leadership on at LTC...

10:15 a.m.

Senior Counselor Nolan Aspell takes the preferred mode of LTC transportation to help our delegates get their luggage moved in...

10:19 a.m.

Administrative Assistant Nicky Parekh makes sure the ballons and our LTC 60th anniversary banner are in place to...

10:20 a.m.

Welcome Delegates!
When they do arrive, our enthusiastic Junior Counselors are ready and waiting...

10:35 a.m.

New Senior Counselor Deanna Cafone (D-Caf) is hard at work making sure each delegate has a unique colorful name tag...

10:37 a.m.

As always, our Senior Counselors make each delegate feel welcome and ready for the full LTC experience...

10:56 a.m.

A little rain is NOT going to dampen the spirits of our LTC Senior Staff as they help get our delegates moved and settled into Townhouses East...

11:07 a.m.

Settled? No Way!
Last Year JC Rajhon White helps get our delegates into the LTC spirit by demonstrating some Moo-Moo-Milking...

11:13 a.m.

Our delegates quickly enter their LTC comfort zone and re eager to show off their moves!

11:42 A.m.

Meanwhile, State Officer Katerina Robles sports the latest trend in LTC fashion - bucket hats - to welcome her brother Javier to LTC!

11:46 A.m.

State President Nina Trach is ready to go with everything she needs for leadership - including her own NJASC bucket hat...

1:02 p.m.

Conference Director and past NJASC Executive Director
Joe Fasanella (FAS!) is ready to get our 60th annual LTC started...so LET'S GO!

1:57 p.m.

At the Opening Assembly, State Officer Alexei Sepe clarifies what we already know - when it comes to what is the best part of Jersey you must pick a side...

1:59 p.m.

State Officer Alexis Bailey puts to rest the identity controversy that is swirling around "The Real HC", Holy Cross _________

2:12 p.m.

The Dynamic Dining Duo of Kathy Sharp and Andrea Malmud are ready to make sure our delegates are well fed throughout LTC...

2:25 p.m.

With a little help, State Officer Erin Contiliano magically reveals many LTC shirts as the State Officers promote "Abracadabra", our LTC Conference Store...

2:37 p.m.

We've only been here a couple hours, and our delegates are already getting prizes - and special attention from our Department of LTC Security...

3:55 p.m.

In our first class session, our delegates learn all about "Speaking With Ease". After getting valuable practice with supportive feedback - they do!

6:26 p.m.

Meals at LTC are not just about food - they feature wonderful entertainment, too! Social Director Mike Fletcher shows off his musical skills on the recorder...

6:34 p.m.

Not to be outdone, JCs Dana Foedisch and Jake Davies take each other on in our first Lip Sync Battle...

6:39 p.m.

As we get to know and meet our delegates, sometimes they end up being funnier than Fletch... which makes for great meal time entertainment!

7:14 p.m.

In their second class, our delegates compare notes as they learn the secrets of "Effective Communication"...

7:18 p.m.

While our LTC Advanced delegates soon discover
"What Have You Got To Say"...

8:42 p.m.

At the Get Acquainted Games, our delegates do all kinds of things designed for them to get to know each other a little better...

9:49 p.m.

In their keynote, your 2015 State Officers explain how "Jersey is M.A.G.I.C.A.L. - Making All Goals Ignite Change Among Leaders"

9:56 p.m.

Our 60th delegate shares with everyone the thoughts racing through her mind as she arrived at LTC...

9:59 p.m.

Then her emotions decide to share themselves - it seems that eveyrthing at LTC has just turned "Inside Out"...

10:19 p.m.

The JCs get everyone to be part of the "JC Jukebox" as the energy level in the room reaches new heights!

10:24 p.m.

The energy is contagious! It doesn't take long for everyone to be actively involved as our Junior Counselors set the tone for a great four days at LTC!

10:45 p.m.

After a great JC Jukebox, we close with the introspection of "Peace". Yes, it's definitely been an awesome first day at our 60th annual LTC!

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

 

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8:12 A.m.

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

8:18 a.m.

Educational Director Pam Freund recognizes student leaders who are proving that New Jersey is M.A.G.I.C.A.L. by what they do in their schools...

 

8:25 A.m.

JCs Meghan Clements and Emmy Graves compete with SC Joan Preztunik to see who can eat their breakfast like a dog the quickest...

9:49 A.m.

In their third class, delegates learn the importance of
"Goals for Planning S.M.A.R.T."

11:04 A.m.

At the Second General Assembly, delegates learn more about State Office and our new 2015-2016 State Charity, "Hope Loves Company"...

12:19 p.m.

In their last year as Junior Counselors, Kelsey Bradley and Michaela Brown finally get the most sought after prize at LTC, the New Jersey license plate!

1:26 p.m.

Senior Counselors Erin Lauer and Christina Blanco are just two of our many professionals from all walks of life who teach our delegates in their fourth class how to conduct "Meetings For Success"...

2:28 p.m.

Senior Counselor Steve Welsh teaches in our fifth class that our delegates are "Elected To Lead Everyone"...

2:36 p.m.

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

2:38 p.m.

Or which "headbands" they REALLY don't want to wear...

5:27 p.m.

At Dinner, Junior Counselor Alex (or is that Alexa) Mirabella shows off his (or is that her) lip sync talents...

5:46 p.m.

To prepare for the field of battle, it appears that JC Coordinator Alex Conte is the target of delegate archery practice...

5:48 p.m.

All is well that ends well! Translation - the arrows missed...

5:53 p.m.

Our "Scouts" are excited for the LTC Games and get all the delegates ready...

6:16 p.m.

The boys of Oriental Avenue arrive at the games proudly carrying their Townhouse Banners and dressed to compete for the Aqua team...

6:28 p.m.

So let the games begin! The Red Team gets off to a good start in the Frisbee throw...

6:37 p.m.

The Orange team shows off their dexterity as they compete for LTC Games glory...

6:54 p.m.

The Yellow Team takes an unorthodox approach to the Frisbee throw...

7:12 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Blue Team competes for valuable points by sharing their rendition of "Peace"...

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!

7:31 p.m.

While the delegates compete for LTC Games glory, our Senior Staff takes a moment to demonstrate the classic LTC game of "Penny Can"...

7:34 p.m.

The fun you have and the bonding that takes place within your color group during the LTC games is simply awesome!

8:43 p.m.

Being prepared for Skit Night is really important...sometimes it even happens DURING the skit!

9:34 p.m.

Wait! There seems to be a wedding taking place on Skit Night...or is there?

9:43 p.m.

The results are in - and where are the Last Year Junior Counselors? Perhaps the scoring was fair after all...

9:58 p.m.

In the State Officer skit, Mama Wendy and Papa Lou square off in the LTC Family Feud.
Guess who wins...

10:05 p.m.

In the Junior Counselor skit, we get a little insight on how a Mirabella Family road trip might play out...

10:26 p.m.

In our Staff Talent Show, Nurse Emily Sitzler takes time out from her busy (?) schedule to show off her singing talent...

10:33 p.m.

Last Year Junior Counselor Kelsey Bradley takes the stage one last time (as a JC) to belt out a tune for our delegates...

10:48 p.m.

Senior Counselor Phil "Fish" Stewart caps the Staff Talent Show with a Lion Hunt like nothing you've heard before...

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

 

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8:09 a.m.

The Trach sisters, JC Tessa and current State President Nina, join together to give direction to student leaders here at LTC...

8:16 a.m.

Your friend, my friend...Pam Freund recognizes two more student leaders who exemplify that New Jersey is M.A.G.I.C.A.L.

9:28 a.m.

In their sixth class, Senior Counselors Matt Purdue and Captain Craig Zdaniewicz show our delegates how "You Make The Call" when it comes to "Strategies For Success"!

11:03 a.m.

In their seventh class delegates learn how to "Deal With I.T.!" from Senior Counselors new (Rebecca Cangiano) and old (Alex Mirabella)...

11:50 a.m.

Junior Counslor Erica Maira gets the delegates ready for lunch as JCs R.O.C.K.!

12:29 p.m.

At lunch, this scene can be explained in just one word - "Ewwwwww!"

12:36 p.m.

After many rejections, it appears that Junior Counselor Maddie Brown has finally found her dream date...

12:41 p.m.

The boys of St. James Place celebrate winning the "Program Director's Award" for the best Townhouse Banner!

1:37 p.m.

In their eighth class, our delegates learn the important life skill of how to
"Make Your Time Count"...

2:41 p.m.

Then they put to work everything that they have learned so far during LTC in their ninth class, our Communication Workshop...

3:42 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!

4:17 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 a perfect 60-0...

4:25 p.m.

While others use their frisbee in a less competitive but equally fun way...

4:36 p.m.

Yoga is a popular choice for those who want to relax a little after three days of LTC...

4:40 p.m.

Administrative Assistants Johnny Kay and Gio Gravano take in a friendly game of cornhole...

5:18 p.m.

After the Block Party, it's time get dressed up and celebrate the 60th birthday of LTC! Part of what makes it special is when LTC past meets LTC present...

5:31 p.m.

It's the Full Mirabella! One of our most dedicated LTC families (SC parents and JC kids) is ready to celebrate...

5:40 p.m.

Smiles are contagious as our delegates prepare to celebrate LTC's 60th birthday!

6:26 p.m.

The 2015 State Officers celebrate 60 years of the longest continually operating State Leadership Conference in the nation by flashing everyone their "LTC Sign"

6:37 p.m.

We truly appreciate the TCNJ staff that works hard on our behalf. Some of our Ladies of LTC take time for a photo op with the one and only T.J.

6:58 p.m.

"...and what would a birthday celebration be without cake". Wait - this one is mispelled! Guess we'll use the other one to put the candles on...

7:03 p.m.

Now we're ready, and we even have special glasses for the occasion!
Happy 60th birthday LTC!

7:28 p.m.

After dinner, it's time to change back into comfortable clothes, sit back and enjoy our delegate Talent Show...

8:13 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!

8:19 p.m.

Some of our delegates bring their guitars and wow us with their musical talents...

8:26 p.m.

Others just need a Solo Cup, their voice, and the confidence gained at LTC to share their talent and bring the house down!

8:56 p.m.

After the Talent Show is over, everyone enjoys the dance.
This shirt says it all...

10:20 p.m.

Reality begins to hit home for our Last Year Junior Counselors during "Jersey Girl" as the Dance comes to an end...

10:36 p.m.

Our last year Junior Counselors get special seating for the LTC Video now that their time as a JC is down to mere hours...

11:24 p.m.

As the video ends and reality sinks in for our last year JCs, at least there's one final day of LTC still to go...

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

 

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8:28 a.m.

Before we head to breakfast, Fas points out that one of our LTC golf carts is called "The Big 6-0", just like the birthday we celebrated for LTC last night!

9:04 a.m.

Victory! Executive Director Lou Miller gets the last laugh as after four days of bashing the fashion trend of LTC 2015, Fletch finally dons our exclusive NJASC Bucket Hat...

9:09 a.m.

Nurse Emily Sitzler gets serenaded by some of our male Junior Counselors...

9:15 a.m.

Better late than never...a few of our delegates get some NJASC hardware to take home since their schools didn't pick it up at the Spring Awards Program...

9:17 a.m.

What better way to end our final meal together than with a Lip Sync of "My Girl" from the one and only Wendy Booth Sitzler!

9:45 a.m.

In our tenth class, "T.E.A.M. Time", Senior Counselor Sarita Patankar shows that "Together Everyone Achieves More" as our delegates experience different leadership styles...

9:56 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 Senior Staff members and delegates take part in Focus Groups and "Reach Out to Touch Someone"...

10:25 a.m.

Meanwhile, our Junior Counselors are out on the lawn practicing something...
what could it be?

10:52 a.m.

Last year JC Rajhon White takes time out to appreciate a token of appreciation from his fellow Junior Counselors...

11:17 a.m.

As their time slowly runs out, fellow Last Year JCs Kelsey Bradley and Michaela Brown seem to be preparing for life on the outside looking in...

11:45 A.m.

After our final LTC class is over, everyone heads back to the Cromwell Lounge one last time for our Closing Session...

11:48 A.m.

After nearly four days, great new friendships have been made and the infectious spirit of LTC has put a smile on everyone's face...

11:45 A.m.

Or has it? It looks like we are turning LTC "Inside Out" again, as at least one of our 60th delegate's emotions are back...

11:48 A.m.

Wait...they're all back now.
Has our 60th delegate conquered sadness?
It certainly appears so...

11:50 A.m.

The answer is yes!
The joy and exuberance of LTC has taken all of her emotions to a far better place...

11:56 A.m.

Now that this matter has been settled, here come our Junior Counselors, and that can mean only one thing...

11:58 A.m.

BEDLAM!
Our new JC Coordinator Alex Conte keeps them in pace...

12:03 p.m.

Junior Counselors Rachel Yee, Dana Foedisch and Meghan Clements get their digs in...

12:06 p.m.

Michaela and Kelsey give it all in their last time doing BEDLAM...

12:08 p.m.

While new JC Teresa Folan gives it her all in her first time doing BEDLAM...

(P.S. - Love the bucket hat, Cole)

12:11 p.m.

By now, all the Junior Counselors are involved in the fun that is BEDLAM...

12:15 p.m.

With BEDLAM in the books, our delegates head to the Grassy Knoll one last time for our closing circle...

12:18 p.m.

Our Junior Counselors take full advantage of their last chance to show that "JCs R.O.C.K."!

12:19 p.m.

Executive Directors Lou Miller and Wendy Booth Sitzler take a moment to appreciate the magic of LTC happening behind them...

12:22 p.m.

" But wait, there's more!"
Now it's time for YOU to spread the word so that we have even more delegates - and maybe you once again - join us next year at our 61st annual LTC!

12:24 p.m.

The 2015 State Officers have done a great job and lead us in one last singing of "Peace"...

12:28 p.m.

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

12:30 p.m.

As LTC comes to an end, State Officer (and world traveler) Francesca Rodrigo is all packed up and ready to head home...

12:45 p.m.

As our delegates depart LTC with memories that will last a lifetime, the question becomes...

When will YOU join us to create YOUR own LTC memories?