Roster field showing members Branch
Many trips and outings are joined by members from all Branches. Once a trip is created, and the time comes for communicating final information, a field showing the participant's Branch world be most helpful to assist with arranging carpooling.
When we were chatting with many of our leaders and members during the creation of the current carpool system there was a strong consensus that people have the flexibility to share more detailed information about where they are coming from rather than grouping by Branch. We also were not able to share city with the group because of member privacy.
What we came up with instead is the carpool preference field which has 2 parts. One that allows you to pick Drive, Ride, Drive or Ride, Drive- Full Car, Drive- Have Space.
And then part two where you can say. I’m coming from Ravenna and prefer to meet at 65th St Park and Ride.
Anyone signed up for the same trip can then see this detailed information when they go to the roster and click Email Roster.
Leaders are able to see which city people are coming from and occasionally use that information to help facilitate carpools.
You can learn more here https://www.mountaineers.org/explore/good-carpooling-practices
Member Services is working to periodically email membership encouraging them to update carpool preferences because right now this functionality is new enough that not everyone knows about it.
Hope this helps facilitate carpools in the future!