Membership Records - Contact update process

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cchang
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Membership Records - Contact update process

Postby cchang » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:17 am

I've been seeing more member records that do not have current contact information such as email or cell phone numbers, etc. What have others done annually or audit process to make sure all member records have their current contact information updated? Do you update on an as needed basis as members contact you to update their information or do you have a process to print out each household member records and have them review and give back to you if there are any changes. I'm trying to see what is the best way to do a "mass" audit update of all member contact information and record information is kept up to date.

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Re: Membership Records - Contact update process

Postby russellhltn » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:41 am

It is encouraged to have members review their membership records during Tithing Settlement. It would seem to me that would be the ideal time to have them review contact information.
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Re: Membership Records - Contact update process

Postby davesudweeks » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:45 am

russellhltn wrote:It is encouraged to have members review their membership records during Tithing Settlement. It would seem to me that would be the ideal time to have them review contact information.

This is what I did when I was clerk. In addition, I printed the Ordinance Summary for new move-in families and asked them to verify everything was correct.

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Re: Membership Records - Contact update process

Postby cchang » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:30 pm

russellhltn wrote:It is encouraged to have members review their membership records during Tithing Settlement. It would seem to me that would be the ideal time to have them review contact information.

Not all members do their tithing settlements so it’s difficult to during this time. We encourage them but still get low sign ups.

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Re: Membership Records - Contact update process

Postby russellhltn » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:50 pm

cchang wrote:Not all members do their tithing settlements so it’s difficult to during this time. We encourage them but still get low sign ups.

True.

But short of doing a special effort, I don't think there's an easy way to do it.

People may not be comfortable with a sheet that's passed around in class. Especially if they've set their privacy to "leadership only". Unless you can get the Misters involved, I'd think you'd have to hunt them down one by one.
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Re: Membership Records - Contact update process

Postby jo.leach » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:46 pm

I hope this topic isn't too old for someone to look at. I've got the same issue with a twist. It's probably been an issue since the Individual Phone Number field was added but I guess I've ignored it all these years? Anyway, I and others are getting frustrated by having to look up phone numbers every time a new Ministering Assignment list is printed for us.

On the Ministering Assignments reports, it only lists a phone number IF the person has entered their Individual Phone Number.

So, even if they have a Household Phone Number in the Directory, it is NOT listed on the report. Many people have a Household Phone Number in the Directory but they didn't updated their Individual Phone Number when that field was added. Some of our older folks don't have a cell phone. So why would they put their Household number in their Individual field?

It seems much more user-friendly to modify the report to display the Individual number WHEN it contains data OR the Household number when the Individual number is empty. ...just my thought - thanks for any input

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Re: Membership Records - Contact update process

Postby davesudweeks » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:49 pm

jo.leach wrote:I hope this topic isn't too old for someone to look at. I've got the same issue with a twist. It's probably been an issue since the Individual Phone Number field was added but I guess I've ignored it all these years? Anyway, I and others are getting frustrated by having to look up phone numbers every time a new Ministering Assignment list is printed for us.

On the Ministering Assignments reports, it only lists a phone number IF the person has entered their Individual Phone Number.

So, even if they have a Household Phone Number in the Directory, it is NOT listed on the report. Many people have a Household Phone Number in the Directory but they didn't updated their Individual Phone Number when that field was added. Some of our older folks don't have a cell phone. So why would they put their Household number in their Individual field?

It seems much more user-friendly to modify the report to display the Individual number WHEN it contains data OR the Household number when the Individual number is empty. ...just my thought - thanks for any input

Those who direct the programmer's priorities do not visit this user-to-user mutual help forum. This isn't a bad suggestion, but in order to get it submitted for consideration you should post it as feedback from the ministering page.

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Re: Membership Records - Contact update process

Postby jo.leach » Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:39 am

Thank you for responding! I will provide feedback on that page.

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Re: Membership Records - Contact update process

Postby davesudweeks » Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:51 pm

jo.leach wrote:I hope this topic isn't too old for someone to look at. I've got the same issue with a twist. It's probably been an issue since the Individual Phone Number field was added but I guess I've ignored it all these years? Anyway, I and others are getting frustrated by having to look up phone numbers every time a new Ministering Assignment list is printed for us.

On the Ministering Assignments reports, it only lists a phone number IF the person has entered their Individual Phone Number.

So, even if they have a Household Phone Number in the Directory, it is NOT listed on the report. Many people have a Household Phone Number in the Directory but they didn't updated their Individual Phone Number when that field was added. Some of our older folks don't have a cell phone. So why would they put their Household number in their Individual field?

It seems much more user-friendly to modify the report to display the Individual number WHEN it contains data OR the Household number when the Individual number is empty. ...just my thought - thanks for any input

It would take a little work for the clerk, but he could enter the household phone number in the individual phone number field for each adult in the household who doesn't have an individual phone number listed. This would fix your problem without anyone having to make coding changes to the report. I think members can update their individual phone number on their account so they can change it later if they want to. In our ward, it is not uncommon for one spouse to have their phone number listed in the household number field AND their individual phone number field since there is no land line to the home.


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