November 16th, 2021


Dear Members of The Arc of Bismarck:


The Arc of North Dakota is again collaborating with local chapters to present annual meeting information to members.  In accordance with the bylaws of the individual chapters, each organization must conduct an annual meeting before year-end.  As the pandemic continues to create health and safety issues for our members, The Arc of Bismarck has decided to send out annual meeting materials for our chapter and The Arc of North Dakota by mail.


Enclosed in this mailing, you will find reports from The Arc of North Dakota and The Arc of Bismarck.  You are encouraged to review these documents so that you are well-informed when you complete the enclosed voting ballot.  All members of The Arc are asked to vote using the enclosed ballot that must be returned by mail.  Alternatively, you can complete the ballot online.  You will need information from the paper ballot to complete the online ballot.  All ballots must be postmarked or completed online by December 3rd 2021.


Votes are allotted to members who are in good standing with the organization, meaning current on membership dues and maintaining voting privileges, as specified in the bylaws.  For the purposes of determining vote allotment, a self-advocate, individual membership, honorary membership and lifetime membership is counted as (1) vote.  A family membership and a corporate membership are counted as (2) votes.


If you have any questions regarding the enclosed materials or need help with any of the voting process, please contact our office at (701) 222-1854, ext. 5 or by sending an email to


2020 Annual Report-The Arc of Bismarck

Annual Meeting 2020 Summary

2021 Voting Ballot

The Arc of ND 2020 Annual Report for 2021 Annual meeting




Kirsten Dvorak

Executive Director