Seeing Members in Overlay Units

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Seeing Members in Overlay Units

Postby mevans » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:30 pm

Where we live, there are at least 7 units in 4 different stakes that someone could legitimately belong to (probably more) while living within our "conventional English-speaking family ward" boundaries. We sometimes run into these members who belong to other units. It would be great to know they are there. We know about a few of them, but I'm sure there are more. I wish maps would show this information. It would be nice to know this...especially when preparing for emergencies, etc.

I'm sure there are some kind of privacy issues to deal with. Maybe give members a choice to share their locations with overlay units or something like that.

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Re: Seeing Members in Overlay Units

Postby sbradshaw » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:09 pm

This information is very handy for missionaries to have, too.

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Re: Seeing Members in Overlay Units

Postby mevans » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:13 pm

sbradshaw wrote:This information is very handy for missionaries to have, too.


Yes, it would be good for missionaries, too. As you mention it, I'm thinking also that some of these overlay units have boundaries that cross mission boundaries, so you might have missionaries from an overlay unit going outside of mission boundaries to teach people who are in their unit. We've seen missionaries at the same place who are serving in different missions...kind of strange, but I suppose the mission presidents must have that figured out.

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Directory and Map views

Postby FMeese » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:06 am

As a Senior Missionary Couple my wife and I are Out of Unit members of two wards. However when we look at those directories and maps we only see a handful of members. In the 5% range. A member of the stake presidency has shown me his lists and maps and all are there. Do you know what I can do to see all members on maps and directory? I am also listed as the Ward Mission Leader in one ward but it doesn't make any difference.
Thanks for your assistance.
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Re: Directory and Map views

Postby eblood66 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:14 am

FMeese wrote:As a Senior Missionary Couple my wife and I are Out of Unit members of two wards. However when we look at those directories and maps we only see a handful of members. In the 5% range. A member of the stake presidency has shown me his lists and maps and all are there. Do you know what I can do to see all members on maps and directory? I am also listed as the Ward Mission Leader in one ward but it doesn't make any difference.
Thanks for your assistance.
Fred Meese

You didn't say where you are serving. In certain areas of the world (for example, in most of Europe) the default setting is to only allow leaders to see member information unless a member explicitly changes the setting to allow other members to see their information. This is due to privacy laws in those areas. The leaders who can see additional information is limited to the stake presidency (including clerks and exec. sec) and bishoprics (including clerks and exec sec.) or equivalent leaders in districts and branches.

If you are in such an area the only way to see more information is to get members to change their settings or to get called as a clerk.


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