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Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. is an organization dedicated to enrich the lives of senior women, while offering opportunities for them to share their experiences, wisdom, and interests with others. We promote confidence and strive to build self-esteem through encouragement of peers. The women form friendships and network all over the state of Alabama. Our goal is to inspire women to pursue interests and dreams through our message that it is never too late, and you always have a purpose. Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. has been in existence since 1987. The organization is made up of a Board of Directors who volunteer their time to ensure that Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. has the necessary resources to carry out its purpose of funding the Ms. Senior Alabama State Pageant. Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. functions exclusively for charitable, educational, and entertainment purposes to keep older adults informed on matters of interest to them and their welfare. The mission of Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. is to provide advocacy for senior women via a statewide organization. This organization will administer its program in an efficient and effective manner. The Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. The Board of Directors will direct the guidelines for this program. Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. is an organization designed to honor and celebrate senior women (60 and older) in Alabama. It is a search for the woman who best exemplifies the dignity, maturity, talent, and inner beauty of all seniors throughout the State of Alabama. 

 

Ms. Senior  Alabama, Inc., promotes community outreach, volunteerism, and that it is never too late to follow your dreams, try something new, and that every person has a purpose at all ages. We are women supporting women across the State of Alabama! Our titleholders and delegates form a sisterhood and serve in communities together. You may find them singing at a retirement center, supporting veterans at a horse ranch, serving ice cream to children, uplifting the crowds in a parade or at an event, or speaking about the amazing philosophies of life and platforms they are passionate about. They each have a message for senior women and a recipe for success to share.

Our Ms. Senior Alabama (ages 60-78) titleholder, competes in Ms. Senior World 60s or 70s, based on her age at the time of registration for the Ms. Senior World Pageant. Our Ms. Super Senior Alabama (ages 79 and above) titleholder is not sent to compete in a national pageant.

Almost all of the Ms. Senior Alabama winners were in the top ten and some in the top five in Ms. Senior America. We had one Ms. Senior Alabama Gilda Wear Campbell, to win Ms. Senior America in 1988, and she is now deceased. We won three titles in Ms. Senior USA/Universe Pageants Group the first year we participated: Ms. Senior USA 2017, Ms. Super Senior USA 2017, Ms. Senior Universe 2017, and Ms. Super Senior Universe 2019.

 

Donna McGuffie, Ms. Senior Alabama 2013, went to Ms. Senior USA in Las Vegas in May 2017 and won the title of Ms. Sr. USA 2017. In the fall, she competed and won the title of Ms. Senior Universe 2017.

 

Sally Beth Vick, won the title of Ms. Super Senior USA 2017 at the Ms. Senior USA Pageant in Las Vegas and Ms. Super Senior Universe 2019.

 

Sara Jo Burks won Ms. Senior Alabama 2017, and then went on to win the title of Ms. Senior Alabama USA 2017, but she didn’t compete until the summer of 2018 and won the title of Ms. Sr. USA 2018. In 2017, we had two Ms. Senior Alabamas.

Ms. Senior Alabama 2021 Tammy Little Haynes, was Miss Alabama 1984 and won Ms. Senior World 60s 2022.

The pageant is an exciting experience where women bond and make lifelong friends, have opportunities to share their hearts, and get to shine and celebrate their unique qualities. The contestants and winners represent their communities, the State of Alabama, and pave the way for other women for years to come.

 

 

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Ms. Senior Alabama Board of Directors
(Diane Johnson - not pictured above.)

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Kim Crawford-Meeks, Chair/Public Relations

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Marilyn Sills,

Treasurer/Program Book Designer

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Lorraine Bole,

Secretary/Dressing Room Director

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Tammy Jones

Backstage Director/Pageant Coach

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Diane Johnson

Decorating & Stage Design Director

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Dr. Cindy Dixon

Backstage Director/Interview Coach

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Dr. Penny Njoroge

Interfaith Chaplain/Dressing Room Director

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Susan Simoneau

Fundraising Director/Finance Assistant