Who can set apart a Ward Clerk?

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Who can set apart a Ward Clerk?

Postby hooson » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:57 pm

Book 1 of the CHI, current edition, states that a Ward Clerk is set apart by a member of the Stake Presidency.

One of the counsellors in our Stake Presidency - recently called - has inherited a CHI which has a handwritten note in the margin stating that an official letter dated 23 May 2009 stated that Ward Clerks may now be set apart by a member of the High Council if assigned by a member of the Stake Presidency.

We haven't been able to verify this anywhere - can anyone confirm? Better yet, is there a way of viewing the letter itself?

Thanks in advance.
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Postby jonesrk » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:23 pm

hooson wrote: Better yet, is there a way of viewing the letter itself?

Thanks in advance.


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Postby aebrown » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:42 pm

hooson wrote:One of the counsellors in our Stake Presidency - recently called - has inherited a CHI which has a handwritten note in the margin stating that an official letter dated 23 May 2009 stated that Ward Clerks may now be set apart by a member of the High Council if assigned by a member of the Stake Presidency.


I don't want to get into a discussion of the particular policy. But I would note that I don't think that handwritten note gets the policy quite right -- and that the letter is dated 23 May 2007 (not 2009). Your stake president can access the OCL as Ryan noted, and get the correct details.
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Postby crislapi » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:32 pm

I know in my stake ward clerks change so often that the presidency has instructed the bishopric to set the ward clerk apart. I cannot provide a policy reference for that, however.

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Postby dannykos » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:14 pm

crislapi wrote:I know in my stake ward clerks change so often that the presidency has instructed the bishopric to set the ward clerk apart. I cannot provide a policy reference for that, however.


hmmm… not sure about that one!?

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Assistant Ward Clerks

Postby greenwoodkl » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:31 pm

I won't go into specifics, but the policy letter in question relates to Assistant Ward Clerks, NOT Ward Clerks.

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Postby crislapi » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:07 pm

dannykos wrote:hmmm… not sure about that one!?


Perhaps a clarification. Names for all clerks are cleared through the stake. As for who sets them apart, the Stake President has delegated that to the bishopric. If that is incorrect, however, someone please provide a reference I can share with the stake presidency to correct this.

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Postby lajackson » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:30 pm

crislapi wrote:Perhaps a clarification. Names for all clerks are cleared through the stake. As for who sets them apart, the Stake President has delegated that to the bishopric. If that is incorrect, however, someone please provide a reference I can share with the stake presidency to correct this.


You may wish to refer them to page 53 of the CHI. Although the letter makes a minor update to the Handbook, it does not change the fact that the stake calls and sets apart a ward clerk or assistant ward clerk.

If the stake president feels a need to delegate this function to the bishopric, he may wish to visit with his Area Authority first.

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I Smell Smoke

Postby Eric Werny-p40 » Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:02 pm

I Smell Smoke coming out of your Stake Presidents office.

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Postby lajackson » Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:42 pm

Eric Werny wrote:I Smell Smoke coming out of your Stake Presidents office.


Doubt it. Section 89. [grin]

Seriously, if the stake president asked me to do something, and I did not think I had the authority to do it, I would ask him and tell him my concerns. Then, if he still wanted me to do it, I would.

But, I would do all of my asking and counseling in private.


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