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A Special Homecoming for the Governor’s Home Club Visit

PARSIPPANY — Forty-seven clubs to visit, but she actually made forty-six visits before Rotary District Governor Peggy Mader returned to her home club on December 6. She traveled from Hackettstown to Belleville with towns in between starting in July.

The celebration was held at Il Villaggio Restaurant located on Gibraltar Drive, at the Wednesday 12:15 meeting of the Parsippany Club. Peggy’s message with “Rotary: Making A Difference” will continue to be her theme for the balance of the Rotary 2017-2018 year.

Rotary District 7470 is 47 local Rotary Clubs serving, Essex, Morris, Sussex, Warren Counties and Bernardsville.

Rotary Theme “Rotary: Making A Difference”
A Special Homecoming for the Governor’s Home Club Visit at Il Villagio on Wednesday, December 6

While the Governor’s Visit to his or her home club is always a celebratory event, this meeting had special significance, since Peggy and her husband Maurie, who she met at Rotary, were Governors of District 7470.

The purpose of the visits is:

  • To allow the District Governor to communicate directly with all Rotarians in our District.
  • To listen to the Club Leadership and gain better understanding of their club. To provide helpful and friendly advice to club officers as requested and to answer questions about Rotary International and the District.
  • To serve as a catalyst to help strengthen the programs of Rotary.
  • To meet the requirements that Rotary International sets for serving in the office of District Governor.

Peggy’s Visitation Schedule:

July 18 Tuesday Denville Sunrise 7:47
July  19 Wednesday Mendham 6:30
July  25 Tuesday Belvidere 6:30
July  28 Friday West Orange 12:15
Aug 1 Tuesday Caldwell 12:00
Aug 9 Wednesday Montville 7:30
Aug 10 Thursday Wharton 12:15
Aug 14 Monday Washington 6:15
Aug 15 Tuesday Fairfield 7:47
Aug 16 Wednesday Pequannock 12:15
Aug 17 Thursday Belleville 12:15
Aug 18 Friday Morris Plains 7:47
Aug 22 Tuesday Hackettstown 12:15
Aug 22 Tuesday Irvington 6:00
Aug 23 Wednesday Phillipsburg 12:15
Aug 24 Thursday Lake Hopatcong 12:15
Aug 29 Tuesday Randolph 7:47
Aug 29 Tuesday Vernon 7:00
Aug 30 Wednesday Rockaway 12:15
Aug 31 Thursday Bloomfield / Glen Ridge 12:00
Sept 6 Wednesday Newton 12:15
Sept 7 Thursday Roxbury 12:15
Sept 8 Friday Branchville 12:15
Sept 11 Monday Dover 12:15
Sept 12 Tuesday Bernardsville 7:47
Sept 13 Wednesday Jefferson 12:15
Sept 14 Thursday Denville 12:15
Sept 15 Friday Hanover 7:30
Sept 19 Tuesday Chatham 6:30
Sept 20 Wednesday Morristown 12:15
Sept 21 Thursday South Orange 12:30
Sept 26 Tuesday Livingston 12:15
Sept 27 Wednesday Cedar Grove 6:15
Sept 28 Thursday Chester/Long Valley 11:45
Sept 29 Friday Florham Park 7:47
Oct  3 Tuesday Mountain Lakes/Boonton 12:15
Oct  5 Thursday Madison 12:15
Oct  12 Thursday Nutley 12:15
Oct  12 Tuesday Blairstown 7:00
Oct  16 Monday East Orange 6:00
Oct  17 Tuesday Newark 12:15
Oct  24 Tuesday Livingston Sunrise 7:47
Oct  24 Tuesday Maplewood 6:30
Oct  26 Thursday Wallkill Valley 12:15
Oct  31 Tuesday Montclair 12:00
Nov 2 Thursday Netcong Stanhope 12:15


Peggy Mader has been a member of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Rotary since 1988, joining while she was a banker. Peggy admits she probably joined for the wrong reasons but she quickly went from Member of a Rotary Club to a true Rotarian. Since the first Peggy has been involved including serving in all offices in her home club, Governor’s Rep, District Secretary twice, Conference Chair twice, and Assistant Governor. She has also served on or chaired several committees including running the District Golf Outing several times, and hosted a long term exchange from France. Her husband Maurie, who she met a Rotary, served as Governor of District 7470 in 2010-11, so Peggy was very busy in a support role for him.  A graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute Peggy now facilitates several times per year. She has also served as a facilitator at PETS for years.

Professionally Peggy has been a banker, worked with Maurie in his Advertising Specialties business and most recently as the Planning Board Secretary for Parsippany. All of these positions included management, working with the public and setting up meetings and communicating with board members.

In Parsippany, Peggy has served on the Knoll Country Club Advisory Committee and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Parsippany Child Day Care Center where two thirds of the children are there on stipends from various agencies.

Peggy and Maurie have enjoyed the opportunities of making-up at meetings when they traveled. She was the first female Rotarian to make up at the new Budapest Rotary in 1990, and they have made up frequently in Bermuda where she is lucky enough to have family.

They have been married for 24 years and Maurie has three children spread out across the country, in Boston, Jackson Hole and California, and four grandchildren. One highlight was taking their exchange student to both Jackson Hole and Bermuda for visits.

At the International Institute for Maurie’s year Peggy was able to really appreciate the Internationality of Rotary and is overjoyed at being able to continue her Rotary career.

The current President of the Par-Troy Rotary is Maurie Mader. To reach Maurie you can send an email by clicking here.

Frank L. Cahill
Frank L. Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town and Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.
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