Jewel City Knitters

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First Wednesday of Every Month from 7:00-9:00pm
1613 Glencoe Way, Glendale 91208 (view map)

JCK Meeting Agendas and Minutes
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JCK General Meeting
Wednesday, January 3, 7:00-9:00pm

Sparr Heights Community Center, 1613 Glencoe Way, Glendale 91208
    6:30pm: Meet and Greet, Sign In, Get Organized, etc.
    7:00pm: Call to Order [Evelyn Van Orden, President]
    Approval of November 1 and December 6 Minutes [
Marsha Stoddard, Secretary]
    Treasurer's Report [Jerri Nicol, Treasurer]
    Philanthropy Report [
Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy]
    Announcements [Members]
    Knit for the Cure [Michelle Bernal]
    Show and Share
9:00pm: Adjourn

    7:05pm: Meeting Called to Order    Evelyn Van Orden, President    14 members were present plus 2 new members.
    A. Minutes   
Marsha Stoddard
        1. Minutes of the November and December meetings were posted on the website, and a hard copy was available at the meeting. It was moved, seconded, and passed to approve the minutes as written.
    B. Treasurer's Report    Jerri Nicol
        1. There was no activity in December.
        2. The balance remains at $1153.81.
    C. Announcements     Members 
Thea Orozco from That Yarn Shop announced an Abstract Fiber Art Show from January 13-21 at the shop that will include knit and woven items. She also reported that their shop is now a pick-up point for donations for Stitches from the Heart.
        2. New member
Michelle Feather talked about various sites that participate in the Linus Project, including ones in San Fernando, Van Nuys, Pasadena, Burbank, and Tujunga. The website for more information is They primarily are looking for machine-washable items for preemie babies. Blanket sizes are usually 40”X40”.
Michelle Bernal participated in an episode of Knitty Gritty, a knitting show on cable TV. The subject was charity knitting, and several other women were there, representing various charities such as Stitches from the Heart. Deborah Kac will bring a video she made of the show for us to see at a future meeting.
Marsha thanked Jerri Thomson and Michelle Bernal for the treats and reminded people about signing up to bring treats to future meetings.
        5. It was moved, seconded, and passed to reimburse Jerri Nicol for the expense of the ham for the Holiday Potluck.
        6. There were hard copies available of the list of members.
    D. Philanthropy   
Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy
Judy reported that Children in Common (CIC) is asking for socks for orphanages in Russia. This month the focus is on larger children, so the foot length needs to be 6”-10”. CIC also always takes smaller-sized socks, as well as children’s mittens. Items need to be made out of yarn that is at least 85% wool.
    E. New Business  
Michelle Bernal announced that the Knit for the Cure is scheduled for Sunday, February 25. It is held at the Rose Bowl during the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. JCK has been asked to help sell handmade scarves and hats, and the proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. We will be needed from around 8 until 11:30 a.m. to set up, sell, and clean up. This will be the third year we have participated, and it is a fun time. A sign-up sheet will be available at the February meeting. Last year so many hats and scarves were donated that we don’t need to make any more for this year.
    F. Show and Share    Members
    8:50pm: Meeting Adjourned