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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Clark returns to Indianapolis—His Hoosier Home State

October 19th brought a wonderful opportunity for Clark to speak to an Indiana Y Leadership conference.  Indianapolis CEO, Eric Ellsworth, was a splendid host who made us feel “at home”.  The crowd was attentive and friendly.  The books I brought to sell at the conference sold out!  Thanks to Eric and his staff for such a superb visit.

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Clark to Present in New Orleans NAYDO 2018 Conference–

Clark was selected to present at the NAYDO Conference (North American YMCA Development Organization) in New Orleans.  On April 24th at 5:15 pm, Clark will speak at a Pre-Conference session titled: Fifty Years of Fundraising Wisdom.  On Wednesday, April 25, he will participate in the Young Professionals Mentoring Session of Round B Hot Topics.  Hope to see many of you in New Orleans.http://conference.naydo.org

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“Your Book Now Joins Several Other Great Authors on My Bookshelf”

Thanks to Mark Pyle for the following review of my book: “I finished the book last night. It was a great read and brought back so many great YMCA memories. It also made me cry. Like Jimmy V (Valvano) said, ‘If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day.  That’s a heck of a day.’  It also applies to great books. Your book now joins several other great authors on my bookshelf. You are now in the ranks of Tom Peters,…

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From Paula Shelton- Josten’s Printing

I was so moved by this email from Paula Shelton, my printing rep, when my books arrived: “A very touching story from our shipping manager:  apparently the whole plant fell in love with the book while it was being produced.  There are make-ready sheets, that are necessary for the press to get up to ink density to start printing good sheets.  These are normally thrown away. But the folks who worked on the book, started cutting out certain quotes, and…

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Quotation from Philanthropy Media’s 2016 America’s Top Fundraising Professional

“The is a book about one of the most amazing men I have ever worked with.  But it’s far more than that.  It’s all about leadership and being a gifted motivator.  If you know Clark Baker, you will want to have this book.  If you don’t know him, you will find a lesson on every page.  You need to have this book.” Jerold Panas, executive Partner, Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners

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