This year’s Robin Lynn Young Spirit Award Recipient is a member of Iota Pi Omega in Brevard County, Florida.
Soror Johnnie Mae Riley taught in the Brevard county school system for more than 30 years and continues to work as a substitute teacher when needed. As a dedicated member of her church, she teaches adult Sunday School Class, sings in the choir and works with the Esther Circle Missionary Ministry, helping those within and outside her church. Each year during Black History Month she coaches and challenges the youth of her church with black history trivia.
Soror Riley has held numerous positions within the sorority: Basileus, Anti-Basileus, Epistoleus, Philacter, Historian, Hodegos and Parliamentarian. She was recently voted Soror of the Year for her untiring service to Iota Pi Omega Chapter. Her hard work, fundraising skills and willingness to always go far beyond the call of duty are greatly appreciated by her chapter members.
Soror Riley is very involved in her community. She currently holds membership in the Brevard County of The Links, Inc. and the American Cancer Society. Soror Riley was recently awarded the The Earl Gordon Award for outstanding service to the community by the Summit of Seven, a program that focuses on boys to enrich their lives. Soror Riley received this award for her superlative work, raising over $10,000.00 for the American Cancer Society and for working diligently with all Brevard County Youth.