Records travel a lot faster than some leaders. I’ve been in two different YM presidencies in two different wards separated by 3000 miles at the same time.]]>
I’m intersted in how others feel about that one.]]>
Just as a calling shouldn’t be extended on the fly in the hallway, neither should a release.]]>
I didn’t feel bad about not being notified or by the delay in being released, nor did I take it as a personal insult. Truth be told, I was more frustrated in how long it took to get my replacement called. I felt the group leadership badly needed a complete overhaul and I was anxious to see my suggestion– “my boy”– get tapped. I’ve worked with stake presidencies enough to recognize the heavy weight they bear, and the whole Prop 8 thing (we’re in So. CA) really threw a wrench in the administrative works; a lot was put on the back burner.
I realize now that my question of whether there was a correlation between the release in the old ward and notification of an impending calling in the new ward was non-existent– it was just a coincidence. I suppose I believed that from the start, but I’ve been surprised before so I had to ask.]]>
I suppose it is justified to be frustrated by the lack of coordination and efficiency in releases and callings (and settings apart) but I think we always have realize this is still a part-time job for those called into leadership and, in most cases, they are doing the best they can. Considering that, I think the process works quite well under the circumstances.]]>
is it possible for a ward to refuse to release the records of a departing member?