How can I e-mail the entire Ward Council?

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How can I e-mail the entire Ward Council?

Postby roskelleycj » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:54 pm

The Bishop asked me the other day to send an e-mail to the entire Ward Council. I was surpised that I could find no such feature. I basically, had to goto each person's profile in the Directory and look-up their e-mail and build my own e-mail list. What a pain!

I found this post: viewtopic.php?f=111&t=4962&p=43388&hilit=email+ward+council#p43388

Which suggests that such a feature exists. However, I've been in the feature and this is what I see:

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I.e. you can see that you can e-mail the leadership of a particular organization. In this example is the Bishopric:
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What I would like is a feature where I would select 'Email Ward Council'

Help me? What have I missed? Or how do I request such a feature?

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Re: How can I e-mail the entire Ward Council?

Postby russellhltn » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:14 pm

There is no one-button feature like that. But all that link does is create a list of email addresses that can then be copied to your email client or Notepad. I was able to go to each section, create a list, and the paste the result to build a combined list.
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Re: How can I e-mail the entire Ward Council?

Postby roskelleycj » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:24 pm

Yes, that is what I did too. Just seems like it would be pretty simple feature to allow getting JUST the Ward Council. I.e. I had to cherry-pick off each president etc. And I know it is just a DB query, so I believe it would be pretty simple to add such a feature.

Also, if it was that simple, I believe that more communciation would occur via the right set of people, rather than through a clerk. I.e. a middle man.

Thanks for the info. If it really isn't a feature, I can return and report that it is not.

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Re: How can I e-mail the entire Ward Council?

Postby jonesrk » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:17 pm

Have you tried the Send Message feature from Clerk Resources? I believe it has a ward council option in it. You have to make sure all the leaders have their email set to stake visibility.
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Re: How can I e-mail the entire Ward Council?

Postby eblood66 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:20 pm

roskelleycj wrote:Yes, that is what I did too. Just seems like it would be pretty simple feature to allow getting JUST the Ward Council. I.e. I had to cherry-pick off each president etc. And I know it is just a DB query, so I believe it would be pretty simple to add such a feature.

Also, if it was that simple, I believe that more communciation would occur via the right set of people, rather than through a clerk. I.e. a middle man.

Thanks for the info. If it really isn't a feature, I can return and report that it is not.

Emailing the Ward Council (and other leadership groups) is available from the messaging feature of Clerk Resources (https://clerk.lds.org). The messaging feature isn't exactly obvious. It's a envelope icon on the right side of the toolbar:

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Note that not all groups are available to all clerks. I'm not sure which groups are visible to assistant clerks but a ward clerk should see them all. And unfortunately this feature is not currently available to anyone outside the bishopric and clerks. So it doesn't facilitate communication between leaders without clerk or bishopric involvement.

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Re: How can I e-mail the entire Ward Council?

Postby russellhltn » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:36 am

eblood66 wrote:It's a envelope icon on the right side of the toolbar

Ugh. I wish it didn't have the sheet of paper coming out of it. It looks too much like a printer icon.
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Re: How can I e-mail the entire Ward Council?

Postby roskelleycj » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:26 am

Sweet! Thank you.

It is interesting, that in the thread on topic they mentioned the little icon. But without your picture of that icon it did NOT make sense.

Thanks!

Now to get everyone to fill out their e-mail addresses. ;-)

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Re: How can I e-mail the entire Ward Council?

Postby aebrown » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:37 am

russellhltn wrote:
eblood66 wrote:It's a envelope icon on the right side of the toolbar

Ugh. I wish it didn't have the sheet of paper coming out of it. It looks too much like a printer icon.

Note that for Leader Resources the text "Send a Message" appears next to the icon. And for the Clerk Resources beta, the entire menu has been restructured, so that the Send a Message feature is on a menu, with the text spelled out. So it appears that there will be no reliance on a naked icon in the future, which is a good thing.


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