sasgrw wrote:If the "potential" numbers change after I've recorded the attendance, that's fine. it doesn't affect what I recorded.
That's not necessarily true. You only report numbers for members who are actually members of your ward as of the last day of the quarter.
I meant to comment on this part. That's a good point.
In theory, I should not include numbers for those who moved out of the ward, even if it happened on the last day of the month. In practice, I've never done that. If the John Doe family was active the whole month and then moved out on the last day, the secretaries of each organization should, in theory, subtract from their total attendance if there was a member of the Doe family in that organization. The attendance of the Doe family that month would essentially be for naught. Their number would be subtracted from our ward but the new ward, whose "potential" numbers just increased, would not get credit for their attendance.
As a good ward clerk, if I notice the records got moved out, I should contact all the secretaries to let them know to reduce their numbers. If I'm really good, I'll contact the Doe's new ward clerk and let them know to increase their attendance numbers. That way the Doe's attendance isn't for naught.
But I'm not a good ward clerk(*)
. Actually, I shouldn't have to notify the secretaries because recently LCR was changed so that presidencies can view the move in / move out report. So they could review that report before putting their numbers together. What would be nice is if we could set up an "alert notification" (push notification) so that we could get an email when new records arrive or leave. Then it would a proactive thing instead of a reactive thing.
(*) Ok, I'm not that bad. When I move records out, I do look up the bishopric of the new ward and send them an email giving them a heads up of a new family in their ward and give them any history I have.
Well, this has been a nice discussion. I don't expect anything to change. But it did spark the idea of push notifications. I'm going to send feedback from the LCR page to suggest that.