Robin Lynn Young
Spirit Award Criteria
Prior to each Cluster II Conference, Nu Iota Omega sends notification to each chapter to submit an eligible candidate for the Robin Lynn Young Spirit Award. The criteria is as follows:
- Have outstanding leadership qualities
- Be reliable and dependable
- Have real vision and a sense of value
- Promote and demonstrate sisterly relations
- Exemplify and cultivate a spiritual sight
- Be involved in and committed to other civic organizations
- Be creative and talented
- Display a winning attitude
- Be an effective communicator
- Go above and beyond the call of duty
Robin Lynn Young Spirit Award
November 17, 1965 - July 3, 1999
The Robin Lynn Young Spirit Award is dedicated in remembrance of Robin Lynn Young. Robin was a dedicated and loyal member of Nu Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® She exemplified all the characteristics of a true Alpha Kappa Alpha woman. She had an enormous spirit. Her spirit was so illuminating and real; she inspired everyone she touched. She was a tremendous leader with vision and a sense of value. Robin modeled and promoted sisterly relations with vigor. She was creative, talented, committed to community service and possessed a win-win attitude.
Nu Iota Omega has vowed to continue the legacy that Robin left behind. We will spread her love and model her dedication to be of service to all mankind. We will take her drive and demeanor to fulfill our dreams, while making this world a better place one butterfly at a time.
Every chapter in Cluster II has someone who exudes these very special qualities and Nu Iota Omega acknowledges that special "Soror" each year during the Cluster II Conference.
Robin Lynn Young Year 2008 Recipient
Soror Daya I. Bates
November 15, 2008. This year's recipient hails from Psi Theta Omega of Metro Orlando, Florida.
Soror Daya was initiated into Beta Alpha Chapter at Florida A&M University in 1994. She became Basileus of her undergraduate chapter. Soror Daya has worked continuously, consistently and enthusiastically for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is humble and approachable. She has a knack for involving everyone and celebrating the fact that everyone has something to give.
Soror Daya loves to share her knowledge and expertise with others. She has presented numerous Sisterly Relations Workshops to various chapters. She was invited to present two Sisterly Relations Workshops at the Leadership Conference in New Orleans. Evidence of her leadership can be seen by her chapter's support for her to run for the South Atlantic Regional Representative of the Nominating Committee. She was elected to serve as Philacter and Tamiouchos of her previous chapter and appointed as the Boule 2002 Steering Committee Souvenir Journal Chairman. She also served as the Anti-Grammateus of the 2008 South Atlantic Regional Conference held in Tampa, FL.
It is because of her dynamic personality, innovative leadership and her constant desire to be of service to others that Nu Iota Omega selected her as the 2008 Recipient of the Robin Lynn Young Award.