Adding Names to Attendance Rolls

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Adding Names to Attendance Rolls

Postby kellenpetersen » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:59 am

Is there a way to add a name to the YW roll who is not a member? This YW attends regularly and if her name was printed on the roll her leaders think she would feel more included than when her name is handwritten in the roll.

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Re: Adding Names to Attendance Rolls

Postby jdlessley » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:31 am

kellenpetersen wrote:Is there a way to add a name to the YW roll who is not a member? This YW attends regularly and if her name was printed on the roll her leaders think she would feel more included than when her name is handwritten in the roll.

A nonmember name cannot be added to a roll through the system. This capability was removed several years ago.
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Re: Adding Names to Attendance Rolls

Postby drepouille » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:01 am

And there really is no reason to add a non-member to an attendance roll, since they would not be counted for the quarterly report. Only members of the young women in your ward should be counted as attending for the quarterly report. Visitors, regardless of membership, are not counted as attending classes -- only Sacrament meeting.
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Re: Adding Names to Attendance Rolls

Postby russellhltn » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:59 am

drepouille wrote:And there really is no reason to add a non-member to an attendance roll,

Not from a church record keeping viewpoint, but I understand the desire is to help the person feel included when the roll is passed around.

I think the real solution is to not to use printouts from MLS/LCR. As long as the papers use reflect any changes in MLS/LCR, that should work OK.
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Re: Adding Names to Attendance Rolls

Postby mark_h_dewey » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:21 pm

I just keep roll for EQ on my tablet (I just write everyone's name down in a new txt file each week, for everyone who is present). So, no one actually sees the roll except me. It makes it easier to do the quarterly report, too, since I don't have to type the names out first. I can just sort them into a big list, remove the duplicates, and find out who on the MLS roll isn't on the list for the weeks needed. They could automate the report, honestly. Make an attendance app, and just have the secretary check the boxes for each person every week; since the church would have the attendance data, the computer could automatically generate who wasn't present for the weeks desired.

It doesn't matter if you mark people present who are visiting or non-members. The MLS roll won't have them anyway when you go to compare the list of everyone with who was present; so, extra stuff on your weekly roll shouldn't interfere with the report.

Of course, not every secretary has or wants to use a tablet. But, it's one way to solve the problem.


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