From Our President

I have referred to 2020 as the “year that wasn’t.” As we near the end of the year, we are still looking, at least to the first part of 2021, with apprehension as to how many activities wil need to be cancelled or changed to meet COVID pandemic protocol. Canceling both the Rose Sale and the Noon Luncheon/Bake Sale has affected Arc Stevens County’s bottom line. Hopefully things will rebound. We hope memberships will continue and activities for our clients will begin soon.

Our legal counsel has indicated that a new name is needed for our organization to avoid conflict with the Statewide Arc. We have all been trying to come up with a name that defines our organization and is easy to remember. It has been over 60 years since the original Arc chapters were formed. When the national organization changed its name about 25 years ago, we all had difficulty remembering what The Arc stood for.

Now we (our local chapter) need to come up with a name that we can all identify as supporting and advocating for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their families. Please let one of our board members know if you have a suggestion.

Our Board is listed below:

  • President: Elizabeth Harris 589.3096
  • Vice President: Deb Walters 320.748.7719
  • Secretary: John Luetmer 589.3020 (daytime)
  • Treasurer: Michelle RAths 589.2146 (evenings)
  • Membership: Verna Zeiher 589.4002