from your Editor Don and Prez Rick
On June 27th at the GH Yacht Club, outgoing President Dan Wilson honored Midday Rotarians who have served notably during his tenure, then turned over the "wheel" of Gig Harbor Midday Rotary to our incoming President, Rick Offner.
Rick and his wife Julie retired and moved to Gig Harbor in 2013, from the Washington DC area. This move was to be close to their son, Jared and his wife Erin, and the expectation of grand-kids. They now are proud grandparents to Hudson, age 5, and Jordan, age 3. Rick also has a daughter, Megan, who lives in Upstate New York. He joined Rotary and our Gig Harbor Midday Club in 2016. 
Rick has a Masters degree in school psychology and a Ph.D. in rehabilitation psychology from the University of Wisconsin. He has over 40 years’ experience as a clinician, researcher, manager, and consultant. 
Professionally, he has managed complex organizations, working extensively with local, state, national, and international government agencies, universities, and nonprofit organizations. He has been a board member and officer of numerous local, state and national non-profit organizations and professional associations. 
Rick served as a school psychologist in rural south-central Wisconsin. He was a research professor on the faculty of the University of Montana, where he directed the Rural Institute on Disability and established a public policy research center for government studies. He was a senior executive managing a diverse consulting practice in Washington DC, where he worked with Federal agencies in public health, mental health, substance abuse, education and housing to strategically plan, manage and evaluate Federal programs.
Since moving to Gig Harbor, Rick has been elected President of his HOA. He served two terms as a Gig Harbor Parks Commissioner, and a member of the GH Transportation Planning Steering Committee. Rick and Julie also have a boat and are members of the GH Yacht Club. In his spare time, Rick enjoys playing his guitar, and walking in the Harbor. 
Midday Rotary is excited to have a Rotarian of Rick's education and experience at the helm of our Club, and very much look forward to his tenure as our President. 
Welcome aboard, President Rick!