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 6, 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 Minutes [Marsha Stoddard, Secretary]
    Treasurer's Report [Jerri Nicol, Treasurer]
    Philanthropy Report [Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy]
Announcements [Members]
    Knit for the Cure [Evelyn Van Orden, Jennifer Minzey]
    Show and Share [Members]
    Fingerless Gloves/Mitts [Jerri Nicol, Members]
    9:00pm: Adjourn
    7:05 pm: Meeting Called to Order    Evelyn Van Orden, President    20 members were present plus 2 new members.
    A. Minutes    Marsha Stoddard
        1. Minutes of the January meeting were posted on the website and were approved.
    B. Treasurer's Report   
Jerri Nicol
        1. The balance in our treasury is still $932.57
    C. Announcements     Members
        1. Jerri Thomsen brought a copy of the Foothills newspaper in which there is a nice article about Evelyn, Needle in a Haystack, and JCK. This article was written by one of our new members, Marion Green, who is taking a class from Evelyn. This article also appears online at
        2. Jerri Nicol announced that she brought a number of bags of yarn from her stash. It is free to those who will use it to make something for one of our charities.
        3. Cathy Wacker thanked Mary Kay Busalachi and Kimberly Smith for the delicious treats
    D. Philanthropy    Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy
        1. Judy brought some copies of guidelines for some of the charities that we support. She also suggested that anyone who would like us to contribute to a new group make sure that it is a legitimate organization and bring to the meeting all the information about the group, what they need, and specifics, like type of yarn, sizes, etc.
        2. Jerri N. brought the list of all our charities that she compiled a year ago. Anyone wanting to add a charity to the list should contact Jerri at
        3. Jerri brought various patterns for fingerless gloves that can be found online. These could be used for making gloves for the Knit for the Cure project. She also brought the large book of free patterns in case some members prefer to make other items besides gloves.
        3. Lynne Emery said that she is taking a bag of our baby items to Stitches from the Heart. They have a collection site and nice store in
Santa Monica.
        4. Our member Kimberly Smith is a nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital. They always need baby items for the preemies there. She will bring measurements and a list of the items needed. Judy suggested that after the Knit for the Cure, our next project could be making things as a group for Kimberly’s organization.
        5. Jerri N. has a big bag of our baby items for the Christ Child Society. This organization makes layettes for young needy mothers, to be given to them when their baby arrives. Each layette includes a handmade item for the baby
    E. Knit for the Cure    Evelyn Van Orden and Jennifer Minzey
        1. Evelyn announced that our member Jennifer Minzey is the new Chairperson for the Pasadena Knit for the Cure event for 2008. This event was started 4 years ago by our member Michelle Bernal, and since then they have raised over $20,000.
        2. This year it will be held on Saturday, March 15 at the Race for the Cure at the Rose Bowl.
        3. They are requesting donations of handmade knit and crochet items such as hats, scarves, mittens, purses, blankets, baby things, etc that preferably have some pink in them. All proceeds from the sales will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to support breast cancer prevention, treatment, and research.
        4. Donated items should be submitted at the March meeting or at Needle in a Haystack (or one of the other donation sites) on or before March 10. Jennifer is willing to come and pick up items that can’t be taken to the meeting or the shop. For questions, contact Jennifer at
        5. The past 3 years our guild has also volunteered to staff the table where the handmade items are sold. Usually some of us carpool from Needle in a Haystack, leaving around
7:00 a.m. and returning around 12:00. Marsha and Evelyn passed around a sign-up sheet for those interested in volunteering at the event. She reminded the volunteers to bring some knitting or crochet to work on during the morning
    G. Show and Share    Members
    8:50pm: Meeting Adjourned