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Re: Address Locator Form - Lost Members

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:34 am
by davesudweeks
iftvr wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:12 am Thanks for your input Brethren, I also distinctly remember the multi-part standard Church form, and I am only 70, but 30-40 years ago was not that long ago.

I just thought that with all the wonderful technology advances these days there perhaps was an online version of this form that could be accessed via Member Tools or LCR and completed online by assigned ministering visitors or Organisation leaders when they come across members who have gone missing.

But I guess we just have to print out the checklist/basic steps for them and once they have gathered the information, to capture this onto the system manually?
When I served as clerk, I made one in Excel that could be printed with space for handwritten notes. That way, it could be handed out in ward council for members to follow the steps and record their findings. Then they could return it to the clerk to process the move-out. I still have it so if you want a copy, send me your email address in a PM and I'll forward it to you. I have it as an Excel sheet that can be edited electronically and as a .pdf (that is not a form-fill document).

Re: Address Locator Form - Lost Members

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:32 am
by iftvr
Thank you so much, kind of you.
My email is: isaacvanreneburg@mweb.co.za

Regards
Isaac

Re: Address Locator Form - Lost Members

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:10 pm
by davesudweeks
iftvr wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:32 am Thank you so much, kind of you.
My email is: isaacvanreneburg@mweb.co.za

Regards
Isaac
I send you the files. Best of luck in your efforts.

Re: Address Locator Form - Lost Members

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:17 pm
by davesudweeks
davesudweeks wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:10 pm
iftvr wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:32 am Thank you so much, kind of you.
My email is: isaacvanreneburg@mweb.co.za

Regards
Isaac
I send you the files. Best of luck in your efforts.
I spoke too soon, I received a bounce-back message that your address is not accepting emails.

Re: Address Locator Form - Lost Members

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:15 am
by iftvr
Sincere apologies, I made a typo. My correct email address is: isaacvanrensburg@mweb.co.za

Re: Address Locator Form - Lost Members

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:47 am
by davesudweeks
I sent again and did not receive a bounce-back so hopefully this worked.

Re: Address Locator Form - Lost Members

Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:49 am
by lajackson
There is no harm in printing out the steps to use as a reference wnile you go through the process. As others have noted, when you actually move the record, you will need to check off the steps you have completed before you will be able to move out the record.

Many years ago there was an actual form with the steps listed on it, but the form was not sent anywhere.

We keep the checklist locked up in the clerks office for a while. The membership records seem to find their way back from time to time. We already have a record of what we did and usually can send the record back with little effort unless there has been a change.