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Ordering envelopes for new Bishop

#1Postby gingus » Tue May 01, 2012 8:33 am

We had a new bishop called on Sunday and I wanted to order new envelopes, but when we change the callings in the ward MLS, it said it was a temp solution.

So, do we need to wait until the stake has input the new bishops information before one can order new envelopes, or can we call down to the DC and order the envelopes that are needed?

Just curious.
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#2Postby aebrown » Tue May 01, 2012 8:44 am

gingus wrote:We had a new bishop called on Sunday and I wanted to order new envelopes, but when we change the callings in the ward MLS, it said it was a temp solution.

So, do we need to wait until the stake has input the new bishops information before one can order new envelopes, or can we call down to the DC and order the envelopes that are needed?


Until the stake enters the bishop in stake MLS (using a Ward LUCR), the bishop will not appear in CDOL. I don't know whether Distribution Services relies on CDOL to determine who the bishop is, or if they have some other source for verifying information about the new bishop.

But there are many good reasons why the stake should be updating this information for the new bishop immediately. Until they do that, he has no access to Leader Resources on LDS.org, or the Missionary Recommendation System, or many other online systems. There's a bit of a delay after they submit the request, since it has to be verified by a live person before it becomes effective in CDOL, which is all the more reason to get that submitted promptly.
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#3Postby gingus » Tue May 01, 2012 8:48 am

OK Thanks. I sent a note to the stake clerk to get it done, but I guess we will just wait until they have completed it.
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#4Postby jonesrk » Tue May 01, 2012 9:47 am

gingus wrote:OK Thanks. I sent a note to the stake clerk to get it done, but I guess we will just wait until they have completed it.

It looks like they are on top of it. Your new bishop is in CDOL and verified yesterday.
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#5Postby gingus » Tue May 01, 2012 9:58 am

Great. Just checked to CODL. He is there. So, I can start ordering what it needed. Thanks again for the help.
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#6Postby jdlessley » Tue May 01, 2012 10:21 am

gingus wrote:Great. Just checked to CODL. He is there. So, I can start ordering what it needed. Thanks again for the help.
The distribution center may not be up to date on the recent change. You may want to call to make sure who they have on record. You can also go online to the online store and see what address is being used to ship unit orders. If the new bishop's address is there then they have the change.
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#7Postby mprusse » Tue May 01, 2012 6:21 pm

I've discovered, at least for us, that it is a lot easier, quicker and the envelopes look a lot better if we print our own envelopes. We order blank donation envelopes and then with the help of a laser printer and envelope printing software we can put the bishop's name and address and a full zip+4 bar code and the print looks much nicer.
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#8Postby gingus » Wed May 02, 2012 8:07 am

I never thought of that. We have a laser printer. Can you just use the envelope software in Open Office, or is there another software that works better for this.
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#9Postby mprusse » Thu May 03, 2012 9:26 pm

I've not used Open Office. I have a couple of different programs I use on my Mac to print envelopes. The best one is a label printing application which I used last time. They look fantastic.
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