Jewel City Knitters

Message Board

First Wednesday of Every Month from 7:00-9:00pm
2700 Montrose Avenue, Montrose (view map)
Room 25        818-249-6173

JCK Meeting Agendas and Minutes
(Scroll to bottom for Prior Meeting Archives)


JCK General Meeting
Wednesday, March 4, 7:00-9:00pm

Crescenta Valley Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave., Room 25, Montrose 91020
    6:30pm: Set up, Meet and Greet, Sign In, Get Organized, etc.
    7:00pm: Call to Order [Evelyn Van Orden, President]
    Approval of Minutes [Marsha Stoddard, Secretary]
    Thanks for Treats [Cathy Wacker, Hospitality]
    Treasurer's Report [Jerri Nicol, Treasurer]
    Philanthropy Report [Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy]

    Announcements [Members]
    Knit for the Cure [Michelle Bernal & Jennifer Minzey]
    Show and Share
    9:00pm: Adjourn
7:10pm: Meeting Called to Order   Evelyn Van Orden, President    21 members were present.
    A. Minutes    Marsha Stoddard
        Minutes of the February meeting were posted on the website and a hardcopy provided at the meeting. They were approved.

    B. Treasurer's Report    J
erri Nicol
        1. Jerri reported that the balance in our treasury is $908.73.
    C. Announcements    Members
1. Cathy Wacker thanked Lee McIntyre and Karlene Cunningham for the yummy treats.
        2. Evelyn read an email from Jerri Thomson, who recently had foot surgery and has to miss the meeting and the Knit for the Cure.
. Evelyn also had a hit at the JCK website from a family who inherited a large number of already-made granny squares. This family is looking for someone who might be interested in stitching them together into an afghan that the family would then keep. It might be a paying job. If you are interested, contact Evelyn.
        4. Evelyn got a letter from DRG Publishing Co. with some samples promoting their books and magazines. There was talk of storing them in our JCK library, but Evelyn said that we haven’t established a library, as there is no central place for housing it. Instead, we raffled off the pamphlet, the book and the Creative Knitting Magazine. Carol Parker won the pamphlet, Betty Molinaro won the magazine, and Martha Thompson won the book. Evelyn will send the company a thank you email.
        5. Judy Gregory announced that her friend Lori Goldman, who came to our meetings several times, has moved to
    D. Philanthropy    Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy 
        1. Judy reminded us that Afghans for Afghans and Children in Common are experiencing difficulties in shipping, due to political and violence issues. So they have temporarily stopped promoting and gathering children’s projects. However, they always take wool socks. Their current push through April is socks for babies and children. The socks should be at least 75% wool, worsted weight; they are looking for a minimum of 2.5” in length through 8 years old. Judy will take our donations again in April and then mail them.
        2. Jerri Nicol announced that she and Betty Molinaro will be taking a bag of our items to Christ Child Society this month.

    E. Knit for the Cure    Michelle Bernal & Jennifer Minzey
        1. Michelle and Jennifer talked about the Knit for the Cure, which is part of the Pasadena annual Race for the Cure. This year it will be held March 15, from 8:00 – 12:00, at the Rose Bowl.
        2. We have supported the event for five years by volunteering at the Knit for the Cure tables in the Susan G. Komen Foundation tent and by making items, such as scarves, hats, fingerless mittens, stuffed toys, purses, etc, to be sold there.
        3. This year a number of our members have signed up to work at the event, and many of our members have donated hand-made items to be sold. The proceeds will go to the Komen Foundation to support breast cancer research.
        4. Over the past 5 years, more than $22,000 has been raised!
        5. Michelle mentioned that she and Jennifer are prepared for the possibility that, due to the economy, not as many people will buy things as in past years, and thus the proceeds may not be as much this year.
        6. The deadline to submit donations is Saturday, March 7, and Needle in a Haystack is still giving 20% off discount cards for donations. Any items not sold get donated to the Komen Foundation to give as gifts to survivors.
        7. We can see pictures of past events by looking at

    F. Show and Share   Members
    8:45pm: Meeting Adjourned