It was such a joy to visit the Y of the Chesapeake in Maryland. CEO, Robbie Gill, and his wife, Jennifer, were wonderful hosts. We visited their newest Y in St.Michaels. It was a vibrant Y with much activity even though it was midday. There were comfy seating areas for conversation and thoughtful quotations on walls throughout. Clark…
For the third year in a row, Clark will be speaking in Washington, Indiana, November 15. He will speak to the CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) young people about qualities necessary to become a successful leader. Clark and I enjoy meeting these young, bright, focused future leaders. We look forward to meeting the new class in November.
Thanks Kim Lagunas, Director of Donor Relations/Events, for purchasing 50 books to present to donors—what a wonderful way to honor those who give to the Y.
On April 5-7 Clark and Carolyn attended the Christian Leadership Conference in San Diego at YMCA Camp Marston. We thoroughly enjoyed being with CEO Baron Doherty and his staff. Clark was the keynote speaker at their lovely camp. Thanks Baron and staff for such terrific hospitality. ty. Hardworking leaders of the weekend made it such a success!
Clark spoke at NAYDO on April 3 in Indianapolis. His topic was 50 Years of Fundraising Wisdom 2.0. The session was well attended with Clark being greeted at the end of his session by CEO of the YMCA of the USA, Kevin Washington. Enjoy the photos.
On April 2, Clark spoke to the Chief Operating Officers of the Louisville, Indianapolis, and Nashville YMCA’s. He was impressed with the attentive audience as he shared tips to be a successful leader that he learned during his 50 year Y career. Thanks to Bob Knestrick for the invitation. Enjoy the photos from the speaking engagement at the Irsay YMCA in Indianapolis.
In Lynchburg, Virginia, on Monday, February 4, Clark was the keynote speaker for the bi-annual meeting for the Y of Central Virginia. He thoroughly enjoyed his visit, meeting many of the staff. Thanks to branch exec Sharon Stiteler for making arrangements and to CEO Jay Parker for the invitation.
Dot Holman is one special lady. Since 2011 she has been serving others. She started an outreach group (Ambassadors Club) at the Maddox Y in Nashville. They went to nursing homes, providing books, Bibles, food, etc. Clark says he believes Dot has donated thousands of Bibles to those in need. She would go to garage sales, estate sales, book store sales—hunting for Bibles. Most recently Dot has set up mini-libraries for the homeless at the East Nashville Co-op ministry, Matthew…
On Sunday,September 9, the Tower of Voices was dedicated honoring the 40 passengers and crew members of Flt. 93 on 9/11. There are 40 chimes in the 93 foot tower. See Clark’s video on my Facebook page WORK, PLAY, PRAY HARD.