Entering member birthdates into the Member Roster is important in a number of ways:

  1. Entering birthdates will help LWVUS eliminate duplicate records in the database. Duplicate records can cause your League to be billed PMP twice for one person. Duplicate records are a problem because members will appear as two separate entries. Birthdates help determine which records are duplicates.
  2. LWVUS can do a lot for the League as a whole by reporting out accurate and up-to-date member demographics. It can especially help with fundraising and coalition building, both of which help local and state Leagues meet their advocacy goals.
  3. Knowing member birthdates means that your League (and LWVUS) could send birthday communications to members!