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.
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:
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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.