News Staff Report
Charlotte Boyle was selected as a Permanent Member of the Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. She was honored at a ceremony in Montgomery on August 5.
The Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame was created by the Alabama Legislature in 1983. In 2008, the Hall of Fame became part of the Alabama Department of Senior Services.
The purpose of the department is to “bestow honor and recognition upon Alabamians for their outstanding accomplishments, service and contributions to the lives of older Americans.”
During the ceremony, Ms. Boyle was presented with a certificate, an award and a medal by Todd Cotton, Acting Commissioner, Alabama Department of Senior Services.
The following is from the printed program from the induction ceremony.
Mrs. Charlotte Boyle’s life is characterized by her service to others. She retired as a schoolteacher and then focused her passion on senior adults. She lends her talents, skills, and abilities to organizations that make life better for senior citizens. As a board member of several organizations, she has not only been a part of decisions that benefit seniors, but she ministers to seniors directly.
She served on the original board of directors of the Atmore Area Christian Care Ministry, a vital community organization that still provides assistance for needy families. Also, she is actively involved in First Baptist Church of Atmore, serving on various committees and ministries as well as a senior adult Bible teacher for over 16 years.
Mrs. Boyle has served as a member of the advisory board for RSVP and as an executive committee member. She has been a part of ESGR since 1997, serving as an ombudsman for three years. She was chairman of the American Red Cross of West Escambia for ten years where she opened and supervised shelters and assisted with lodging and food for those in need during hurricanes. She has been a board member of the 911 Emergency Management System of Escambia County and a leader in the Retired Teachers Association of Escambia County for over 29 years.
Mrs. Boyle continues to be a representative for Alabama District 66 in the Alabama Silver Haired Legislature. She often writes and presents resolutions that benefit senior citizens and regularly visits and speaks to seniors at various senior centers in her district.
She is a former Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.