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, February 7, 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, December, and January Minutes [Marsha Stoddard, Secretary]
    Treasurer's Report [Jerri Nicol, Treasurer]
    Philanthropy Report [Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy]

    Announcements [Members]
    Knit for the Cure [Michelle Bernal]
    Becoming a Master Knitter -- A Presentation by Judy Gregory

    Show and Share 

    9:00pm: Adjourn
    7:05pm: Meeting Called to Order    Evelyn Van Orden, President    17 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 
        1. Evelyn brought 4 bags of items left from past boutiques, such as potholders, dish clothes, scarves, handbags, etc. A discussion was held regarding what should happen to these items. Judy felt we should give them to charities rather than try to sell them somewhere. It was decided to donate them to the Glendale YWCA, for their Shelter for Battered Women and Children. Marsha will deliver them.
        2. Tricia Burd brought a container of yarn to donate, since she is moving to
North Carolina. We are happy for her but sorry to see her leave and will miss her!
        3. Deborah Kac brought the video she made of an episode of Knitty Gritty, a knitting show on cable TV. This episode featured our member Michelle Bernal. The subject was charity knitting, and several other women were there, representing various charities such as Stitches from the Heart. Evelyn will arrange for us to see the show at a future meeting.
        4. Marsha thanked Jerri Nicol and Michelle Tang for the treats and reminded people about signing up to bring treats to future meetings.
        5. Sue Dietel brought and shared an article from the Sunday L.A. Times about knitting as an art form, using other mediums besides yarn.
        6. Cindy Vogel announced that there will be a book signing by Kate Jacobs at La  Knitterie Parisienne shop in
Studio City. Anyone interested could call the shop for date and time.
    D. Philanthropy    Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy
        1. 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.
        2. Cindy brought 2 bags of cotton yarn for our use in charity knitting.
        3. Judy received from Kraemer yarns a box of wool yarn weighing 38 lbs! She brought some for us to use in making items for CIC or Afghans for Afghans. She had also put together some kits for making wool shawls for the caregivers in the orphanages donated to by CIC and Afghans. She would like to take pictures of the finished products to share with the Kraemer company.
    E. New Business

        1. 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 to support research. This will be the third year we have participated, and it is a fun time. In the past years they have collected around $3000 from the sales. We will be needed from 7:00 a.m. until noon, to set up, sell, and clean up. A sign-up sheet was passed around for those interested in helping, and a carpool will leave from Needle in a Haystack parking lot. Last year so many hats and scarves were donated that we don’t need to make any more for this year.
        2. Michelle Tang announced that one of her friends is collecting 580 small items to take to children in orphanages in
China. These children are primarily girls and are from infant through age 12. They can use small knitted/crocheted blankets(12” X 18”), small knitted/crocheted dolls or animals, hair scrunchies or barrettes(not white), etc., but no clothes, please. A favorite color is red. Michelle will collect these at the March meeting.
    F. Program
         1. Judy Gregory recently completed Level 2 of the TKGA Master Knitter program. Congratulations, Judy!! She brought her books to show us and provided information about the program. It is a home study course that each person does at her own pace. The judges are very strict, but the program provides excellent practice and experience and is a great learning situation. 

    G. Show and Share    Members

8:50pm: Meeting Adjourned