LTC 2017 - Our 62nd annual

This page is dedicated to all of the 352 DELEGATES who attended our 62nd annual Leadership Training Conference in July 2017. We hope you enjoy our look back...

Session 1 - July 12-15, 2017
LTC Ledger July 13 | July 14 | July 15

Session 2 - July 16-19, 2017
LTC Ledger July 17 | July 18 | July 19

LTC 2017 - A Day In The Life

Click on the links below to see a photo essay of our time at the 2017 NJASC Leadership Training Conference...

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9:46 a.m.

LTC Conference Director Joe Fas(anella) and Senior Counselor Liz Rairigh are ready to welcome our delegates...

9:58 a.m.

And here they come...

10:12 a.m.

Senior Counselor Mike Press helps to direct traffic since we have OVER 300 delegates coming to LTC this year...

10:21 a.m.

Meanwhile Fas and a few of our State Officers ride over to the newly renovated Brower Student Center to make sure everything is ready...

10:24 a.m.

Each delegate gets a special welcome from our Junior Counselors to set the tone for the four days and three nights to come...

10:26 a.m.

The JCs don't have a "Monopoly" on welcoming delegates, as our State Officers also get into the act...

10:31 a.m.

Meanwhile, our Name Tag Committee is hard at work to ensure every delegate has a special indiviudally designed name tag...

10:34 a.m.

And sometimes Moms get them too...

11:38 a.m.

JC Grace Manno gets things going in our initial circle games...

12:10 P.m.

Back for a second time, our LTC Advanced delegates bond quickly to form "The Green Team"...

12:19 P.m.

In the initial townhouse meeting, it does not take long for our first time delegates to do the same...

12:56 p.m.

After the safety drill, it's time for the Color Group Meetings and a little "Wa"...

1:36 p.m.

On the way to our Opening Assembly, Capt. Craig Zdaniewicz (USMA '06) finds a delegate shirt to his liking...

1:48 p.m.

State President Cole Mitchell gets things going with the roll call at our Opening Assembly...

1:56 p.m.

NJASC Executive Directors Lou Miller and Wendy Booth Sitzler open up the annual debate about North Jersey and South Jersey...

1:59 p.m.

Here's one thing North and South can BOTH agree on...

2:27 p.m.

We've only been here a few hours, and our delegates are already getting prizes...

3:38 p.m.

In our first workshop, delegates learn all about Speaking With Ease. After getting valuable practice with supportive feedback, they do...

5:43 p.m.

The LTC Dining Divas are ready to make sure our delegates are well nourished...

6:14 p.m.

Meals at LTC are not just about food! Last year JC Griffin Muli shows off his lip-sync talents...

6:19 p.m.

Educational DIrector Pam Freund recognizes student leaders who are already making an IMPACT...

7:21 p.m.

In our second workshop, our delegates learn and share the secrets of Effective Communication...

8:26 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...

8:48 p.m.

It does not take long for delegates from throughout New Jersey to make new and lasting friendships...

9:14 p.m.

The Junior Counselors show them how to work together and have fun at the same time...

9:52 p.m.

Our State Officers share their theme "NJ has IMPACT", setting the stage for...

10:06 p.m.

Moana? Yes, with the help of a few friends Moana is on a journey to seek answers about leadership...

10:26 p.m.

JCs Leah and Sophie help everyone become part of the "JC Jukebox" as the energy level in the room reaches new heights...

10:36 p.m.

And it does not take long for everyone to get into it...

10:47 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 62nd annual LTC!

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

 

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8:10 A.m.

Our delegates fuel up with a good breakfast for a big day of leadership and fun...

8:37 a.m.

SO (and Dining Hall Diva) Morgan Perry has a new friend for meals...

 

9:15 A.m.

In their third workshop, delegates learn Goals For Planning S.M.A.R.T. and apply their learning to make an impact...

10:12 A.m.

Meanwhile, business is "Ka-Booming" at the LTC Conference Store...

11:04 A.m.

After the morning workshop, it is time for delegates to get up and get energized by JCs Rock...

11:52 A.m.

At the second assembly, our new State Charity "America's Grow-a-Row" shares what they are all about...

12:31 p.m.

Social Director Mike Fletcher demonstrates the proper use of a bow and arrow...

12:32 p.m.

To shoot at...his wife and sister-in law?

12:34 p.m.

Last year JC Leah Watson takes her best shot - and luckily for Fletch, she misses...

12:40 p.m.

Our scouts are excited for the LTC Games - and Nurse Emily...

1:27 p.m.

After lunch, SC Mairin Priestley shows delegates how to Make Your Time Count in the fourth workshop...

1:31 p.m.

Meanwhile, Wendy and Fas show the Green Team lessons about leadership from children's books...

2:57 p.m.

In the fifth workshop, delegates realize that they are Elected to Lead Everyone...

3:11 p.m.

And after LTC, they will be ready to do just that...

4:35 p.m.

It looks like Park Place is ready to head over for dinner and the LTC Games...

4:48 p.m.

Oh no, it's raining again! No worries, a little weather cannot get in the way of LTC or student leadership...

5:21 p.m.

Fletch checks the mailbox for funny jokes and other things...

5:47 p.m.

The Junior Counselors make sure everyone is strecthed out for the LTC Games...

5:52 p.m.

And also that they are pumped up for the friendly and fierce competition...

5:58 p.m.

But before the games begin, our Last Year JCs finally get the most sought after prize at LTC - the New Jersey License Plate name tag...

6:04 p.m.

And there's an update on the Moana situation. Someone appears to be a little crabby at the moment...

6:48 p.m.

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

7:13 p.m.

This year's new game is simply known as "The Tarp". Don't let that tennis ball fall into the hole...

7:30 p.m.

The LTC Advanced Green Team displays their expertise in the traditional game of "Over-Under"...

7:42 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Pink Team tests their stamina and patience in the game of Spoons...

8:35 p.m.

After the LTC Games, it's on to Skit Night!

9:17 p.m.

In the State Officer skit, just one word sums it all up: "BRO-tein"...

9:39 p.m.

The Red Team gets it going in their skit...

9:56 p.m.

The Junior Counselors don't hold back in their skit, both in costumes and energy...

10:33 p.m.

After Skit Night, JC Noah Manno shows what he's got in our Staff Talent Show...

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

 

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8:29 a.m.

Our Junior Counselors give the delegates demonstration of proper hygiene to prepare for the LTC Dance...

8:42 a.m.

It's time to meet all of the hardest working people at LTC during the JC introductions...

8:57 a.m.

Pam Freund recognizes more student leaders here at LTC who are already making an IMPACT...

9:32 a.m.

In their sixth workshop, You Make The Call, Senior Counselor Holly Lione advises delegates on the finer points of decision making...

10:43 a.m.

In their seventh workshop, delegates how to Deal With I.T. when it comes to managing conflict...

12:16 p.m.

Fletch finds a lot more stuff in the LTC mailbox...

12:24 p.m.

JCs Emily Graves and Ally Schlosser keep the lunchtime entertainment going...

12:30 p.m.

And their fellow JCs join in on the act...

12:36 p.m.

Our JCs do a great job, even if their Townhouse doesn't win the coveted Program Director's Award...

1:20 p.m.

In their eighth workshop, Make Your Time Count, delegates learn and experience the critical skill of effective time management...

1:35 p.m.

Our LTC Green Team takes time out from their advanced leadership exploration to pose for a group picture...

3:17 p.m.

Rain? No rain? Delegates make their way to the Communications Workshop, led by the Junior Counselors...

4:55 p.m.

With workshops over for the day, it is time to get ready for the Birthday Dinner - and, of course, take a selfie...

5:01 p.m.

The boys of Pink are ready with gifts in hand for their fellow Pink ladies...

5:17 p.m.

For the Middle Level delegates, it is an experience fit for a king...

5:36 p.m.

The ladies just cannot resist JC Johnny Kay...

5:45 p.m.

There is a special guest at our 62nd Birthday Dinner! Senior Counselor and 2009 State President Alex Gallego returns to LTC...

6:03 p.m.

For the Mirabellas - Alex Sr., Micayla, Phyllis, and Alex Jr.- LTC is truly a family affair...

6:27 p.m.

Our LTC Family also includes a number of staff members who have been with us for 25 or more years...

6:56 p.m.

Look at all that leadership! Alex Gallego poses for a photo with this year's NJASC State Officers...

7:00 p.m.

Alex Gallego (Middle Level Rep in 2005) also takes time for a photo with Brooklawn Middle School past and present - delegates, Junior and Senior staff...

7:08 p.m.

What would a birthday celebration be without cake? It's time to light the candles, all 62 of them...

7:10 p.m.

All past State Officers in attendance are called up for the lighting of the candles. When Alex gets on his feet, so does everyone in the room...

7:13 p.m.

The State Officers blow out (what's left of) the candles as they lead our celebration. Happy 62nd birthday LTC!

7:52 p.m.

After dinner, our Delegate Talent Show provides a supportive environment to sing...

8:02 p.m.

Or show your karate moves...

8:18 p.m.

In many cases, our delegates discover talents they never thought they had...

9:26 p.m.

At the LTC Dance, new Senior Counselor Shobhit Jain impresses the ladies of LTC...

10:27 p.m.

The dance ends with "Jersey Girl", and our 25+ year staff members are invited to dance inside the circle...

11:01 p.m.

Another great day of LTC ends just like the two before - with Peace, Peace, Peace...

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

 

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8:35 a.m.

At our final meal, Last Year JC Leah Watson begins with a "Thought of the Day"...

9:04 a.m.

It looks like Senior Counselors Kellen Burke, Michaela Brown and Deanna Cafone decided to do some last minute planning...

9:14 a.m.

Our Junior Counselors give one last serenade to Last Year JCs Leah Watson and Jake Davies...

9:19 a.m.

Here we go again! Fletch demonstrates proper archery technique...

9:20 a.m.

So, should Victoria (a.k.a. Mrs. Fletch) be worried...

9:21 a.m.

Uhh, not really...

9:28 A.m.

At the end of our last LTC meal, the Dining Hall Divas lead a tribute to the TCNJ Sodexo Dining Staff - who were wonderful as always...

9:32 A.m.

And there's a little time left for some last minute prizes...

10:16 A.m.

In our tenth workshop, T.E.A.M. Time, delegates learn about transactional and transformational leadership while having a ball...

11:12 A.m.

In our eleventh and final workshop, delegates participate in Focus Groups where they can provide and gain valuable feedback...

11:41 A.m.

With the workshops all over, it is time to head over to Brower for Closing...

11:45 A.m.

SC Shobhit practices his leadership battle skills while waiting for them to arrive...

11:52 A.m.

Well, our friends from "Moana" have found that things at LTC are not so "crabby" after all...

11:56 A.m.

And our sixty-second delegate shares her thoughts on the LTC experience she will never forget...

12:02 p.m.

There is a special arrival for our Closing Assembly; SC and Past President Alex Gallego is back...

12:05 p.m.

Junior Counselors Shane Vyskocil and Madison Brown get Alex settled in...

12:08 p.m.

And JC Coordinator Alex Conte is ready, which can only mean one thing...

12:09 p.m.

BEDLAM!
If we were not at LTC...

12:12 p.m.

Last Year JC Emily Cassidy gets her shot in...

12:13 p.m.

Johnny Kay is poking fun at the Dining Hall Divas...

12:16 p.m.

And what's this? Executive Directors are not off limits when it comes to BEDLAM. Nice bucket hat...

12:18 p.m.

This year's BEDLAM gets thumbs up from Senior Counselors Jim Gant and Alex Mirabella...

12:30 p.m.

At closing circle, 2009 President Alex Gallego is escorted by all past NJASC Presidents in attendance...

12:34 p.m.

And is joined by them and our Executive Directors for one final singing of Peace...

12:35 p.m.

Our current State Officers join them to sing Peace one last time - the peak of their year in office is about to end...

12:40 p.m.

Look at all that leadership! Eight past Presidents since 2004 are on hand to join Alex...

12:43 p.m.

LTC is over, but the new friendships made over just four days and three nights will last a lifetime...

12:50 p.m.

Alex and his sisters enjoyed their visit to LTC; we all look forward to the day when Alex rejoins our staff as a Senior Counselor...

12:51 p.m.

There's one final chance to get LTC souvenirs, like this Delegation Group Photo, from "Kaboom"...

12:55 p.m.

After 4444 minutes at LTC, our delegates depart ready to go home and make an IMPACT!

So, will YOU be joining us
at LTC next summer?