cougs wrote:Does your ward distribute Tithing Settlement Statements when a member arrives for tithing settlement?
Yes. Then the member takes it in for the bishop's interview and declaration. The Tithing Settlement Statement is not returned to the member after the interview.
cougs wrote:I'm a new clerk and don't remember ever receiving one of these at tithing settlement in my previous wards. We did just barely distribute the YTD Donation Summaries, so it may seem a little redundant to give the member yet another document listing their donations so soon after we gave them a YTD Donation Summary.
The Tithing and Other Offerings Donation Statement (what you call the YTD Donation Summaries) should be given to (or sent to) the member before tithing settlement (at least a week or more in our ward). It gives the member an opportunity to compare their records to what is in MLS. If there are any discrepancies they have time to compare with their own records and then work with the clerk to resolve them before tithing settlement. Then at tithing settlement the Tithing Settlement Statement is used to complete tithing settlement. There may be donations made between the time the member receives the Tithing and Other Offerings Donation Statement. If so, those donations should appear on the Tithing Settlement Statement but may not have been on the Tithing and Other Offerings Donation Statement given to them weeks before.
cougs wrote:Do the rest of you print the Settlement Statement upon request only, or for each member attending Tithing Settlement?
No, the statement is required for the bishop's interview. It is on this form that any last minute donations can be recorded and then entered into MLS. The bishop then records the tithing status on the form.
For more information about the three donor statements available in MLS see the wiki article Donor statements