Do Not Contact on Membership Records

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mdmccool
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Do Not Contact on Membership Records

Postby mdmccool » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:44 am

I am wondering what the best way to indicate on a membership that the person has asked to not be contacted.
These are the people that do not want visits but, have not decided to have their membership records removed from the church.

Currently in my ward they tend to put "DO NOT CONTACT" in the second address line though when we run NCOA or other address change services it tends to flag these records with errors and may not pick up a move that is on file.

Also on some reports the 2nd address line is dropped so in some cases we don't know this information has been entered.

Is there a recommended method to record "do no contact" preferences on a membership record?

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Re: Do Not Contact on Membership Records

Postby russellhltn » Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:19 pm

mdmccool wrote:Is there a recommended method to record "do no contact" preferences on a membership record?

The last word on this was a prohibition on a DNC notation on the membership record.

See: This weekend's tip: No "DNC" on membership records

Personally, speaking for myself - the way I read it members are not free to dictate the terms of their membership. If they want to sever all contact, that's covered in Handbook 1:6.14 (Name removal). I think you'll find this true of most organizations.

That said, I do think it reasonable to try to accommodate the request without removing all contact. Certainly the appropriate quorums and auxiliaries can be informed, and their contact information in the directory can be set to "leadership only" to prevent other ward members from contacting them. But a complete DNC is not appropriate.
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Re: Do Not Contact on Membership Records

Postby rjamesh77 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:15 pm

Russell,

Thanks for this info. Is the "leadership only" setting available working at home via lds.org or only working in MLS? Thanks.

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Re: Do Not Contact on Membership Records

Postby lajackson » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:17 pm

rjamesh77 wrote:Is the "leadership only" setting available working at home via lds.org or only working in MLS?

If you are a clerk it is available to you at LDS.org in the Directory program. Call up the individual or family and look for the Edit pencil.


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