Clark Begins SHOUTOUT SUNDAYS

Two weeks ago Clark began posting videos to his facebook page:  WORK, PLAY, PRAY HARD.  Check out his page and LIKE it and maybe even SHARE.  Clark’s first SHOUTOUT is to the CEO of the San Diego YMCA, Baron Herdelin-Doherty.    

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FREE CLARK BAR WITH EACH BOOK ORDERED TIL Valentine’s Day

Want a Valentine’s gift that will keep on giving?  Order “Work, Play, Pray Hard” for that special person who is a leader OR who is aspiring to be a leader.  Starting now until February 14, I will be sending you a Clark Bar for every book ordered.  If you want more than 5 books, email me for a special discount at carolynbakerauthor.com.  

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Franklin Y Older Adults Hosts the Bakers

As CEO in Nashville Clark when the  Franklin Y was built—he was so pleased to see the parking lot full and the Y busy—even at lunch.  Cheryl Stanfield, Active Older Adult Coordinator, welcomed us to the Potluck Luncheon.  These members know how to cook as everything was delicious.  I enjoyed speaking to the group encouraging them to “tell your own story.”  I was able to give suggestions and show concrete ways they could leave a legacy by writing.  Clark was…

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Thank You, Baltimore!

A special “shout out” to CEO John Hoey for ordering 190 books for his staff.  Clark spoke at their recent conference.  Two of his staff were so clever—they had CLARK bars on each table immediately after Clark’s speech.  This is an impressive team with the audience so engaged during my husband’s speech.  If your staff is interested in having Clark speak, please contact me at carolynbaker@bcglobal.net.  Thanks to John and the Maryland area YMCA.

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WORK, PLAY, PRAY HARD Goes North to Alaska

Sarah Riffer, Executive Director of the Armed Services YMCA OF Alaska, has a creative way to host a book club when distance is an issue—have a virtual book club meeting!  If you have trouble finding a way to meet and have a book club, here’s how Sarah does it:                                                                                                “We ‘meet’ virtually once a month to discuss the chosen book.  We are all Y professionals so the first half hour is usually catch up of what is going on at our Y’s. …

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The Alaska “Far Away Book Club” Loved My Book

Armed Services YMCA of Alaska, Executive Director Sarah Riffer, purchased WORK, PLAY, PRAY HARD for their book club.    Here’s what she wrote:  “I wanted to drop you a line to let you know the Far Away Book Club that I host is loving your book!  Thank you for autographing each one as well, we are all honored that you did that.  What an incredible talent that God called to share the Y movement in Clark, but that came with you…

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Keynote Address Presented to Campfire Conference

The morning of January 10, 2018, Clark presented the keynote speech to the Campfire Conference at Blue Ridge Assembly to almost 200 Y Camp leaders/directors An anonymous benefactor was kind enough to purchase a book for each person in attendance!  Thanks Campfire Conference for a great time AND thanks to daughter, Christin, and friends, Marjorie and David Snow for making the trip to be with us.

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CLARK IS PRESENTED WITH THE LEGENDS OF CAMPING AWARD

   On January 9, Clark was presented with the Legends of Camping Award for the work he’s done and the vision he’s had in the area of camping. As CEO of the Nashville Y, Clark began the Joe C. Davis Center that includes Camp Widjiwagan, and as CEO in Houston, Clark totally rebuilt Camp Cullen.  This award s rarely given—the last was in 2015 and the one before that in 2010.  Clark felt humbled to receive this honor.

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