Mary Hansen awarded Senior of the Year 2018

Mary Hansen awarded Senior of the Year 2018

Arcadia Rotary Club’s Salute to Seniors Luncheon

The annual Salute to Seniors Luncheon sponsored by the Arcadia Rotary Club will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive. At this special event, the Arcadia Rotary Club along with the City Council, Senior Commissioners, and other guests will honor Mary Hansen, the City of Arcadia 2018 Senior of the Year! Tickets will be distributed beginning Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7:30am, limit two (2) tickets per person.


Congratulations to the 2018 Senior of The Year, Mary Hansen. Mary is the 2018 Senior of the Year because of her 46 plus years of volunteer work and dedication throughout the City of Arcadia. Over the past 46 years, Mary has volunteered in many capacities ranging from board member to President for the following organizations: Arcadia Beautiful Commission, Methodist Hospital, American Heart Association, Centennial Celebration, Lutheran Church of the Cross, Meals on Wheels at the Red Cross, Women’s Club, American Cancer Society, Breeder’s Cup, Arcadia Tournament of Roses, ALTRUSA, Arcadia Republican Women, Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Arcadia Historical Society, and Arcadia Coordinating Council. Mary has not only volunteered countless hours to the Arcadia Community but she has also made generous contributions to the Arcadia Rotary Veterans Memorial and also to the Arcadia Police foundation to purchase K-9 Officer Zoli. The City would like to congratulate Mary for her service, dedication, and contributions to the community.

About the City of Arcadia

Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Arcadia is an 11.38 square mile community with a population of just over 56,000. Located approximately 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Arcadia is known for combining small-town charm with the conveniences and amenities of a mid-size city. Arcadia is a full-service charter city governed by a five-member City Council, elected at large. Recognized for exceptional education and recreation opportunities and beautiful neighborhoods, Arcadia is also defined as the “Community of Homes” and has twice been designated the “Best City in California in which to Raise Kids” by Business Week Magazine.


  • Posted March 13, 2018 Bob Harbicht 4:05 pm

    Absolutely deserved.

  • Posted March 13, 2018 Beverly J. pittman. (Niece) 4:28 pm

    She not only has given years of her time to all of these committees but she has absolutely loved living her life in the City of Arcadia. Yes, she is very generous and has donated when there is a need. I can’t say enough nice things about ny Aunt Mary. Love her.

  • Posted March 13, 2018 Tom and Mitzi Moore 4:49 pm

    Mary is an amazing lady!! It is our privilege to know her!!Tom and Mitzi Moore

  • Posted March 13, 2018 Gail 6:07 pm

    My California Aunt Mary has loved her beloved Arcadia community since the day she and my Uncle Albert moved there from Ohio many, many yeaars ago. I congratulate her in all she has done for the city. Love her bunches, her Florida niece Gail

  • Posted March 13, 2018 Don & Paula Lofftus 6:07 pm

    Arcadia truly has been blessed these 46 years with Mary’s willingness, generosity, and delightful sense of humor! It is a joy to know her and to sit behind her in worship each Sunday at Our Savior Lutheran Church, where she is also a wonderful blessing to the congregation!
    We do praise God for Mary!

  • Posted March 13, 2018 Ron & Beverly Street 6:19 pm

    This honor is long over due! Mary is a wonderful, generous lady who has chosen to make a difference. We are so pleased she is receiving this honor. Ron & Bev Street

  • Posted March 13, 2018 Dianne Chapman 7:34 pm

    Can’t think of a better person to honor as Senior of the year! As noted, she has dedicated her life to the City of Arcadia with uncountable hours of service! Great choice!!!

  • Posted March 13, 2018 Jeff and Debbie Hayden 7:52 pm

    Yay! So proud of our Aunt Mary! You could not have chosen a more selfless, generous, and deserving individual! She has donated so much of her time, because she loves her City of Arcadia! So loyal to her City, Friends, and family. We love ❤️ her so much! Congratulations!

  • Posted March 13, 2018 Don n Dollie n Miss Molly xo 8:06 pm

    Dearest Mary is a giver who does so much expecting nothing in return. A lady who lives by the “Golden Rule”
    Loved by many!! We love her so!!! Don n Dollie

  • Posted March 13, 2018 Wendy Schieldge 8:55 pm

    Congratulations Mary! You are an amazing lady and give so much of yourself to the causes that better our city. I am proud to know you. We are so honored to have you as a member of our organization, Arcadia RWC. We all love you.
    Jim and Wendy Schieldge

  • Posted March 14, 2018 June Shafer, RDH 12:01 am

    Mary has been an avid volunteer for many years. I haven’t heard any no’s while living in Arcadia. She should receive this honor each year!! What a lady!!!

  • Posted March 14, 2018 June Shafer, RDH 12:07 am

    As long as I’ve known Mary (46 years), she has been volunteering for every organization in which she’s been involved. She is a welcoming sight for any event because she’s always lent her talents and skills. She should get this award each year.

  • Posted March 14, 2018 Robbi and Jim Nagashima 8:19 am

    This amazing, beautiful lady adds Zest and Joy to every life she touches! Mary, you are an inspiration !

  • Posted March 14, 2018 Tammy Dahlstrom 9:04 pm

    Mary is certainly deserving of this honor! Not only for her tireless volunteerism over the years, but also for her generous donations gifting the city a police dog and the Veterans memorial. She has proven to be a valuable member of the community and truly a treasure. I’m so happy to call her a friend…Congrats, Mary!

  • Posted March 14, 2018 Ron and Janie Terzino 10:42 pm

    Congratulations Ms Mary, your dedication and love for your community has been a blessing to so many!

  • Posted March 15, 2018 Tom Beck 8:26 am

    Mary is an Arcadian Treasure. What a wonderful person.

  • Posted March 16, 2018 Sandra Caldero/Arcadia Rotary 9:27 am

    She is a total sweetheart and very much deserved for her involvement in this community! Congratulations Mary!

  • Posted March 18, 2018 Carol Libby 3:16 pm

    Congratulations to Mary, a gem of a friend to me and the City of Arcadia.

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