Handling future members status¶
Over time, the status of a member varies. Indeed, a member may resign, be transferred to another club or die, changing her status within the club. A future status of a member can be entered in LionsBase. In this case, the synchronization of the member status will take place when the new status becomes active, not when at the point of time it has been entered in LionsBase.
In the case of committee membership (known as “officers” by Lions Clubs International), the start and end dates of a status have to be within the current Lions year. This causes an issue with officer handling their function for more that one year. Therefore, at synchronization time, start and end dates outside the current Lions year range are silently modified to the start and end dates of the current Lions Year, so as to keep the dates within the authorized range.
Let us take an example and consider Lions year “2012-2013”, and an officer with a status of club president from 15.01.2010 to 31.12.2014. When synchronizing the officer for the current Lions year (i.e., 2012-2013), LionsBase will modify the start and end dates of the club president with the following dates: start date will be 01.07.2012 and the end date will be 30.06.2013 as a Lions year starts on the 1st of July and ends on the 30th of June according to Lions Clubs International.