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, March 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 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 

    Screening of Knitty Gritty Episode on Charity Knitting
    9:00pm Adjourn
    7:05pm: Meeting Called to Order    Evelyn Van Orden, President    14 members were present plus 3 new members.
    A. Minutes   
Marsha Stoddard
        1. Minutes of the February meeting was 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 February.
        2. The balance remains at $1153.81.
    C. Announcements     Members 
        1. More donated yarn was available for charity knitting. In addition Judy brought more wool for making items for CIC or Afghans.
        2. At the February meeting, Michelle Tang announced that one of her friends is collecting 580 small items to take to children in orphanages in
China. Many of our members brought various small stuffed toys and blankets. Jerri Nicol’s sister made 30 little beaded bracelets. Michelle will mail them off by Friday.
        3. Michelle Bernal thanked all those that helped out at the Knit for the Cure on February 25. The sales of scarves and hats resulted in a donation of $2,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, to support breast cancer research. This was the third year we had participated. Michelle added that she had sent a box of items to be sold at another event in
Orange County, and her friend Jennifer will take a box to be sold at the offices where her mother works.  All the proceeds go to the Komen Foundation. Judy was in San Diego and talked to organizers of the Knit for the Cure that occurs in that area in November and was able to give them good suggestions for future success.
         4. Marsha thanked Carol Parker and Jerri Nicol for the treats and added that the months through June are all signed up for treats. She also read a letter from City of
Hope, thanking our group for donating the hats for cancer patients.
         5. Evelyn announced that Judy Gregory, who recently passed Level 2 of the TKGA Master Knitter program, is listed in the recent issue of “Cast On”, the publication of TKGA. Members can receive “Cast On” by becoming a member of TGKA.
    D. Philanthropy    Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy
        1. Judy reported that she mailed a box each to Children in Common (CIC) and Afghans for
Afghans. She brought and shared pictures she took of the items. CIC is focusing on larger children, so for socks the foot length needs to be 6”-10”, and sweaters/vests need to be size 10-12. 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. Jerri said that My Brothers’ Helper needs anything warm. She is getting ready to take a bag of our stuffed toys to the Center for Grief and Loss in Children and also many baby items to the Christ Child Society.
        3. FLASH!! Michelle Tang reports that our members made and donated a total of 81 items to send to
China!! That total includes 25 blankets, 20 softies, 4 barrettes, 2 hair scrunchies, and 30 bracelets.

    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

    F. Show and Share    Members

    G. Program    Knitty Gritty Episode         
1. Deborah Kac previously recorded a segment of the DIY cable network show, Knitty Gritty devoted to Charity Knitting. Our member Michelle Bernal was a participant, demonstrating the bag she designed for selling at the Knit for the Cure and discussing that event and other charity knitting. Michelle reported on her experience and told us that anyone can be on the show and that there are guidelines for any that are interested. Thanks to Evelyn’s arrangements, we were able to view the show.

8:50pm: Meeting Adjourned