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JCK Meeting Agendas and Minutes
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MARCH 2013 GENERAL MEETING
JCK GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 7:00-9:00pm
Scholl Canyon Estates Retirement Community
1551 East Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale, CA 91206
Scott & Donna Randon (818-956-3830)
6:30pm: Meet and Greet, Sign In, Get Organized, etc.
7:00pm: Call to Order [Jerri Thomson]
Hospitality Report [Sue Dietel, Hospitality]
Secretarys Report [Karin Igoyan, Secretary]
Treasurer's Report [Cindy Vogel, Treasurer]
Philanthropy Report [Judy Gregory, Philanthropy]
Programs Report [Sandra Canfield, Programs Coordinator]
JCK Charity Knit & Crochet Day
[Judy Gregory, Event Coordinator]
Granny Squares Charity Project
[Jerri Thomson & Marie Benes]
Show and Share (didn't have time for this)
Call to Order
14 members were present.
1 new member: Marlene Warschilka, who came to the February 10th Anniversary Meeting and dove right in with her expertise and enthusiasm!
Sue Dietel, Hospitality
Sue Dietel was unable to attend the meeting and we missed her.
Irene Rezaie and ? brought snacks, cookes, and some really yummy pastries (apologies if we left someone out).
Karin Igoyan, Secretary
There were no formal minutes for the February meeting because it was our 10th Anniversary Party and no business items were discussed
Photos of the 10th Anniversary Party were posted for all to enjoy.
Evelyn Van Orden for Cindy Vogel, Treasurer
The balance in our treasury is $713.77 (includes $0.05 interest).
$25 was spent for the 10th Anniversary cake from Porto's Bakery by Evelyn Van Orden and she was reimbursed.
$10 was spent for ink and paper for guild flyers by Evelyn Van Orden and she was reimbursed.
Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy
Afghans for Afghanistan:
Judy reported that this charity has not posted any needs as of yet, so she sent a box with 49 items to Wool-Aid, which is an organization that sends hats, socks, mittens, sweaters, vests and blankets to Afghanistan, Nepal and Mongolia. Judy posted to the Forum on Ravelry
Christ Child Society:
Jerri Thomson collected items for Christ Child Society on behalf of Sue Dietel
Jerri brought some gloves to Union Station. This organization accept knitted items from October through February, when the homeless needs are the greatest.
Knots of Love:
Jerri took a box of hats recently. Janice Ogata is doing a challenge at her Toastmaster club to get hats.
Marsha reminded us that hats and scarves in dark neutral colors are needed. Items are delivered in the Fall, but of course we can knit all year long and either save them till then or give to Marsha for safekeeping.
Caps for Seamen:
Sandra Ogden informed us that any color hats are needed, and scarves are appreciated too
Granny Squares Lap Blanket Project
Jerri Thomson & Marie Benes
This was the theme and main focus of our meeting this month.
Jerri Thomson and Marie Benes are leading the charge, and at the February meeting they introduced us to the project and brought yarn and instructions for everyone, encouraged us to get started, demonstrated how to for those of us who are new to the world of crocheting and encouraged us to make some squares at home and
bring them to the March meeting.
And what happened? The table (BIG pool table) was covered with piles of granny squares!
Donna Hovartos alone brought 100 squares!
Jerri did a presentation of different granny square afghans she had put together, and also showed us a large granny square blanket she had bought for $2.99 at a thrift store(!), all really pretty.
Our intention and goal is to make lap blankets for nursing home patients. The sizes should be either 3' x 3' = 36 squares, or 3' x 4' = 42 squares. We could also make shawls.
You can crochet squares with 4 rows and turn them in to Jerri and she will complete the 5th row in a base color and put the squares together, or you can make squares with 5 rows and put them together yourself
erri insists this is all so easy and challenged everyone, saying "If I can do it, you can do it!"
Marie made a call to
in La Canada, with the result that the store will donate some yarn from their off-site storage "stash". This is really great, so thanks Marie!
Charity Knit & Crochet Day
Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy
Judy reported that t
he Charity Knit & Crochet Day will be Saturday, April 27th at St. Luke's of the Mountains Episcopal Church on Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.
This event will be promoted at Itza Knitterie during Yarn Crawl (described below).
At the event, there will be a potluck lunch and we will work on the Granny Squares Lap Blankets and other charity knitting projects to be discussed at the April meeting.
Since it will be two weeks after the Yarn Crawl, we are hoping to get the word out and leave fliers at the participating yarn shops, to get as many people as possible to come.
We will have tables set up for different activities, charities and demonstrations.
More information to come about this event when the committees have been formed, ideas discussed and decisions made, so keep an eye out for the April minutes!
The church has asked us to donate $100 to cover utilities, etc. Cindy Vogel will bring and donate a basket to raffle, with the proceeds going to the church. There may also be other baskets and other items to raffle.
The church has an annual Christmas Bazar and asked us to knit wash cloths to be part of their fundraising raffle. Marie offered to bring a book of patterns to the next meeting.
We need ideas for fundraising!
Evelyn Van Orden
is willing to teach people to knit and crochet jewelry.
Jerri asked if we can have business cards to give out. Evelyn has a master that we can use to print for ourselves.
We should bring fliers for our different projects and samples of knitted/crocheted items.
2nd Annual Yarn Crawl will be held Thursday-Sunday, April 11-14 at 32 shops in Los Angeles County.
It sounds like a fun opportunity to visit many Local Yarn Shops (LYS) and get to know the types of yarns the stores carry (among other things).
Sign up at our sponsor shops Itza Knitterie or Needle in a Haystack or online at
9:00pm: Meeting Adjourned
PRIOR MEETING ARCHIVES
February 6, 2013 JCK 10th Anniversary Party
January 2, 2013 General Meeting
Photos: AAUW Tech Trek Donations
December 5, 2012 10th Annual Holiday Party
November 7, 2012 General Meeting
October 3, 2012 General Meeting
Cancelled due to Presidential Debate
September 5, 2012 General Meeting
Photo: Evelyn's Best of Show
August 1, 2012 General Meeting
July 11, 2012 General Meeting
Photo: Olga's Afghan
June 6, 2012 General Meeting
May 2, 2012 General Meeting
April 4, 2012 General Meeting
JCK Favorite Patterns/Books 2012
March 7, 2012 General Meeting
February 1, 2012 General Meeting
Photos: 9th Birthday Party
January 4, 2012 General Meeting
December 7, 2011 9th Annual Holiday Potluck
Photos; 2011 Philanthropy Summary
November 2, 2011 General Meeting
October 5, 2011 General Meeting
September 7, 2011 General Meeting
August 3, 2011 General Meeting
July 6, 2011 General Meeting
June 1, 2011 General Meeting
Kimberly Smith Baby Shower
May 4, 2011 General Meeting
April 6, 2011 General Meeting
March 2, 2011 General Meeting
February 2, 2011 General Meeting
January 5, 2011 General Meeting
December 1, 2010 8th Annual Holiday Potluck
November 3, 2010 General Meeting
October 6, 2010 General Meeting
September 1, 2010 General Meeting
August 4, 2010 General Meeting
July 7, 2010 General Meeting
June 2, 2010 General Meeting
May 5, 2010 General Meeting
April 7, 2010 General Meeting
Includes JCK Favorite Books
March 3, 2010 General Meeting
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