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Examples of appropriate uses of other

Postby wrigjef » Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:52 am

I know there are certain policies about asking for members to help contribute to an activity. What is a legitimate use that I can use as an example in talking to clerks?

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Postby aebrown » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:59 am

wrigjef wrote:I know there are certain policies about asking for members to help contribute to an activity. What is a legitimate use that I can use as an example in talking to clerks?


The policy is detailed in Handbook 2, Section 13.2.8. In general, activities are funded from the Budget Allowance, but there are a small number of possible exceptions listed there, such as an annual Scout or YW camp.
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Postby crislapi » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:53 am

I think a great example for Other is bus trips to the temple. Each member going pays for a seat on the bus. If a member cannot go, they are refunded their payment. The donation is tied to a specific expense.

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Postby jdlessley » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:01 am

wrigjef wrote:I know there are certain policies about asking for members to help contribute to an activity. What is a legitimate use that I can use as an example in talking to clerks?
The on-line training for the Other category dicusses two examples. While the on-line training is out of date and does not reflect the update to CUBS, the principles are still valid. The first example was a temple trip in which the members who wanted to go were asked to contribute to a fund for the travel expenses. The second was a Church magazine campaign in which money was received for a magazine subscription.
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Postby russellhltn » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:23 am

Perhaps you were thinking of what is acceptable Fund-raising activities? Section 13.6.8
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Postby jdlessley » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:29 pm

RussellHltn wrote:Perhaps you were thinking of what is acceptable Fund-raising activities? Section 13.6.8
If you are referring to my post, my answer is no. Review the on-line training Understanding and Using the “Other” Category (U.S. and Canada only). The examples were not fund-raising activities. If your response was to someone else then ignore my comment.
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