who can update membership records

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suziesmith
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who can update membership records

Postby suziesmith » Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:02 pm

Is there anyway that a sister can be called to update the directory? I had permission from my past bishop to update addresses, contact info and move individuals out that no longer lived in the ward. That was all I could do, but our directory was up to date! Our ward is a transient ward where we have more inactive members then active and people move in and out of the ward boundaries all the time. I had a format letter I sent out to anyone that moved out and I contacted everyone that moved in to make sure they were really there. I always did all 10 steps before moving anyone out of the ward and researched them thoroughly.
I am no longer able to do that with the new website changes and our directory is slowly deteriorating. I had the time to do all this because I do stay at home. None of the men will or want to do the 10 steps so the records just sit there.
Advice please.

Thank you,
Suzie

eblood66
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Re: who can update membership records

Postby eblood66 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:24 pm

No, I'm afraid that the only positions with rights to edit that information are bishopric members, clerks and the executive secretary all of which under current policy must be priesthood holders.

However, there is no reason why you can't do the research and the 10 steps. When I was ward clerk I definitely relied on all members of the ward council including the sisters to gather and verify information. Hopefully if you provide the information to the clerk they will enter it in a timely manner. They certainly should since that is one of the primary duties of a clerk.

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Re: who can update membership records

Postby russellhltn » Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:49 pm

At one time the Ward Website Administrator could do that. But I don't know as they can do that now.
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eblood66
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Re: who can update membership records

Postby eblood66 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:37 pm

russellhltn wrote:At one time the Ward Website Administrator could do that. But I don't know as they can do that now.

It's possible that the website administrator could once edit contact information (although if so it was quite some time ago) but that position never had the rights to edit addresses or move records.

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Re: who can update membership records

Postby kellymab » Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:00 pm

The only thing I can change as a website admin is a profile picture. All other things I have to give to the ward clerk to update. Our WC usually has me make a list of all the updates he needs to make for the week since most Ward members tell me and not him.


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