The Happily Single Inspo Box
Reka, today Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho honor you, and tomorrow and the next day and so on. The way you lead your life, your leadership and your courage is what we hope all of our 3,500 Girls grow up to be. You are a trailblazer.
I am so sorry we could not elevate you to 270 strong tonight, with some Girl Scouts in attendance too. My greatest joy was going to have Girl Scouts introduce you.
While we did not publicly recognize you tonight, you are and always will be a Women of Distinction in our Council. Expect me to show up in your life at some point, hopefully with a Girl Scout by my side, to present you a nice memento for you to remember we uplift you. For the Spokane, CDA leaders, I hope it is sooner. For the outer areas, it may take me a bit to get out as this crisis and cookie sales are dominating my time.
As we press ahead into uncertain times (COVID-19), I will take a dose of courage from each of you. We follow you and we celebrate you. Our founder Juliette Gordon Low said 108 years ago: “The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers.”
You are a maker of history for us, and always will be—thank you for saying yes to letting us honor you—it meant a lot and really meant a lot for those from afar willing to travel here.
May you be well and stay strong and healthy this spring,
*The sweets over supper awards gala was supposed to happen on March 14, 2020. It was canceled due to COVID-19
On January 25, 2020 I won influencer of the year for my work in 2019 at the 2nd annual TCC awards gala.
The award was voted on and given out be the Tri-Cities creatives community.
The above video is my acceptance speech!
It’s been six years since Reka Robinson sat in a classroom in an east Pasco school named after her grandmother and was motivated to make a difference.
“I saw a little girl and she did not fit in her clothes,” the Power 99.1 FM radio host said. “The teacher told me that her parents were having a hard time keeping up with her growth ... I said, ‘What size is she? I’ll go buy her clothes.’”
That is how the "Power Kids Clothing Drive" started, and Friday she brought in more than enough clothes for 30 children. It’s only one of the ways Virgie Robinson’s legacy continues at the elementary school that bears her name.
Below: Reka Robinson delivers clothes to students at Virgie Robinson Elementary School in Pasco on Friday after doing her annual clothing drive with HAPO Community Credit Union. Reka, a Power 99.1’s radio personality, is Virgie Robinson’s granddaughter. Noelle Haro-Gomez TRI-CITY HERALD
Justin Honore of NBC-TV Right Now Tri-Cities (KNDU) did a 'Black History moment' on me because well I'm black and the 'Robinson' name has A LOT of history here on this side of WA State!