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
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Wednesday, March 3, 7:00-9:00pm

Crescenta Valley Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave., Room 25, Montrose 91020
    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]
    Thanks for Treats [Cathy Wacker, Hospitality]
    Treasurer's Report [Jerri Nicol, Treasurer]
    Philanthropy Report [Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy]

    Announcements [Members]
    Show and Share
    9:00pm: Adjourn
7:10pm: Meeting Called to Order    Evelyn Van Orden, President    17 members were present.
    A. Approval of Minutes    Marsha Stoddard
        1. The minutes of the February General Meeting were posted on the website and a hardcopy provided at the meeting. They were approved.
    B. Thanks for Treats    Cathy Wacker
        1. Cathy thanked Carol Parker and Marsha Stoddard for the yummy treats.
   C. Treasurer's Report    Jerri Nicol
        1. Jerri reported that the balance in our treasury is $908.73 (no change since last month).
    D. Announcements    Members 
        1. A few members recapped the NICU tour given in January by Kimberly Smith. Judy Gregory and others said how interesting and inspiring it was and how nice it was to get the personal and direct connection with an organization to which we are giving so many donations. Kimberly has been a NICU nurse for 19 years, and our members were so impressed by her information and by the dedication and hard work of Kimberly and all the nurses there. Thank you so much again to Kimberly for the tour! She will schedule another tour in a few months.
        2. Deborah Kac told us that KnitPics has on their website a series of knitting podcasts. Each one is 10-15 minutes long and can be listened to in one’s car or at home or wherever...
        3. Needle in a Haystack is collecting homemade items for Knit for the Cure through March 7. Race for the Cure and Knit for the Cure will be held on Sunday, March 15, at Dodger Stadium. Knit for the Cure benefits the L.A. County Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research.
        4. Judy Gregory reported that Kraemer Yarn Co., which supplies much of our charity yarn, now has ads in many of the knitting magazines.

        5. Heather Martin told us that she found a great book called Book of Wool by Clara Parks, which describes felting and gives many tips.

        6. Evelyn asked anyone who would like to give a short program or demonstration of a knitting/crocheting skill or technique or has information to pass on please let her know.
        7. For our meeting for April 7, please bring one or more books or magazines to share and tell whether you like it or hate it and why. We will make a list and post it on the website.

    E. Philanthropy    Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy 
        1. Judy sent a box of things to Afghans for Afghanistan containing items for older kids, ages 6 – 14. She was able to include some small socks and afghans as well. She sent 13 socks and 3 afghans. She is storing smaller items to send in future boxes. If you are continuing to make wool things, they should be at least 75% wool, worsted weight.
        2. Cathy Wacker took our hats and scarves donations to a homeless shelter for women. She and her church fed 150 one day at the shelter. The women were very happy for the knitted items.
        3. Betty reminded us that on March 24, we are invited by the Christ Child Society to come and knit with them, at
St. Andrews church in Pasadena from 9:30 – 11:30.
        4. Some of our charities for which we collect donations regularly year round are: Christ Child Society (baby hats, booties, sweaters, blankets); Brothers Helpers (any items of clothing or blankets); Afghans for Afghanistan (wool sweaters and socks for kids and various-sized afghans); Knots of Love (chemo caps using specified yarn); Operation Gratitude (scarves and hats for our troops – specified scarf lengths).
Jerri Thomson announced that Knots of Love (KOL) has 12 patterns, both knit and crochet, on their website. They also have acceptable yarn lists. Jerri will take any donations to them in the third week of March, but she will continue to collect all year. She showed us some of the hats she has made from their different patterns. You can find the website at

    G. Show and Share    Members 
pm: Meeting Adjourne


• February 3, 2010 General Meeting
• January 6, 2010 General Meeting

• December 2, 2009 7th Annual Holiday Potluck
• November 4, 2009 General Meeting
• October 7, 2009 General Meeting
• September 2, 2009 General Meeting   Meeting Cancelled Due To Wildfires!
• August 5, 2009 General Meeting
• July 1, 2009 General Meeting
• June 3, 2009 General Meeting
• May 6, 2009 General Meeting
• April 1, 2009 General Meeting
• March 4, 2009 General Meeting
• February 4, 2009 General Meeting   Includes JCK Favorite Books
• January 7, 2009 General Meeting

• December 3, 2008 6th Annual Holiday Potluck
• November 5, 2008 General Meeting
• October 1, 2008 General Meeting
• September 3, 2008 General Meeting
• August 6, 2008 General Meeting
• July 2, 2008 General Meeting
• June 4, 2008 General Meeting
• May 7, 2008 General Meeting
• April 2, 2008 General Meeting
• March 5,2008 General Meeting
• February 6, 2008 General Meeting
• January 9, 2008 General Meeting

• December 5, 2007 5th Annual Holiday Potluck
• November 7, 2007 General Meeting
• October 3, 2007 General Meeting
• September 5, 2007 General Meeting

• August 1, 2007 General Meeting   Includes JCK Favorite Books
• July 11, 2007 General Meeting
• June 6, 2007 General Meeting

• May 2, 2007 General Meeting

• April 4, 2007 General Meeting

• March 7, 2007 General Meeting

• February 7, 2007 General Meeting
• January 3, 2007 General Meeting

• December 6, 2006 4th Annual Holiday Potluck

• November 1, 2006 General Meeting

• October 4, 2006 General Meeting
• September 6, 2006 General Meeting
August 2, 2006 General Meeting
• July 5, 2006 General Meeting

• June 7, 2006 General Meeting
May 3, 2006 General Meeting
• April 7, 2006 General Meeting

• March 20, 2006 Round Table Meeting
• March 1, 2006 General Meeting