|About Ms. Senior California of America, Inc.
The Senior America Pageant Program was started by Dr. Al Mott in the State of New Jersey in 1972. In 1986, the California Chapter was created. Under the leadership of Marilyn Kohler, the California program has grown to become the largest senior pageant program in the Country and a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Upon Marilyn's retirement in 2012, Pamela Wheeler accepted the role of State Pageant Director and became CEO of the Ms. Senior California of America, Inc. a 501(c)3 organization. Pamela and the Ms. Senior California Board of Directors are enhancing the expansion of the California Pageant Program. For 2013, there will be eight California Preliminary Pageants, culminating with a State Pageant where sixteen women will compete for the coveted title and crown of Ms. Senior California 2013.
Our Pageants allow any woman who has reached the "Age of Elegance" (60+) to step into the spotlight and be an inspiration to those around her. In 2012, over eighty women participated in our Preliminary Pageants. Why are the California Pageants growing so quickly? Because we believe in increasing the visibility of Baby Boomer women as well as senior women by providing them an opportunity to share their "joie de vivre" ("joy of living") with thousands of people, demonstrating how to "stay vital and connected with life." These women are role models for their peer groups as well as for younger generations.
About Ms. Senior America
The Ms. Senior America Pageant is the world's first and foremost pageant to emphasize and give honor to women who have reached the "Age of Elegance." It is a search for the gracious lady who best exemplifies the dignity, maturity and inner beauty of all senior Americans. The Ms. Senior America philosophy is based upon the belief that seniors are the foundation of America, and one of our most valuable treasures. It is upon their knowledge, experience and resources that the younger generations have the opportunity to build a better society.