What should be used for "Conference location" for officers sustained form (ward conference)?

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What should be used for "Conference location" for officers sustained form (ward conference)?

Postby sasgrw » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:23 am

In preparing for ward conference, I'm printing the "officers sustained" report (from LCR) for the stake clerk. The first field is "Conference location". It's not clear what that should be. I can think of three things:

1. ward name
2. building name
3. city name

Perhaps that's a stake preference and I should ask the stake clerk? The resulting report will say "The annual conference of the [ward name] of the [stake name] of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, held at [location], on [date]."

The "held at [location]" is what I'm asking about. Since the ward name is mentioned earlier in the sentence, I think #1 can be eliminated. Both #2 and #3 make grammatical sense so I wasn't sure which one to choose.

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Re: What should be used for "Conference location" for officers sustained form (ward conference)?

Postby aebrown » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:42 am

sasgrw wrote:In preparing for ward conference, I'm printing the "officers sustained" report (from LCR) for the stake clerk. The first field is "Conference location". It's not clear what that should be. I can think of three things:

1. ward name
2. building name
3. city name

Perhaps that's a stake preference and I should ask the stake clerk? The resulting report will say "The annual conference of the [ward name] of the [stake name] of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, held at [location], on [date]."

The "held at [location]" is what I'm asking about. Since the ward name is mentioned earlier in the sentence, I think #1 can be eliminated. Both #2 and #3 make grammatical sense so I wasn't sure which one to choose.

I don't think it matters all that much whether you choose #2 or #3. But in our stake we have simply used the "City, State" approach, e.g., "held at Salt Lake City, Utah...."

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Re: What should be used for "Conference location" for officers sustained form (ward conference)?

Postby sbradshaw » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:22 pm

The city/state seems more useful to me, from a historical perspective, because it means something outside the stake. In most cases, a building name is only known within the stake. You could actually put the building name, city name, and state in the field.
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Re: What should be used for "Conference location" for officers sustained form (ward conference)?

Postby russellhltn » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:53 pm

What, no GPS coordinates? :mrgreen:

(OK, I'm up past my bedtime....)

I guess you could use the building name and include city/state. That would identify a location while still having meaning outside of the stake. The downside is that it does get kinda long. On the upside, it's nice to have a record of where that ward was meeting.
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Re: What should be used for "Conference location" for officers sustained form (ward conference)?

Postby nikk3hi3tala » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:05 am

Now when the form is filled in LCR, the instructions for the location says "The conference location is the address of the building where the conference is being held. "

I also noticed that the new Finnish translation of the form makes the first paragraph (which mentions the location and time) unreadable. In MLS it was better.


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