Jewel City Knitters

Message Board

First Wednesday of Every Month from 7:00-9:00pm
2700 Montrose Avenue, Montrose (view map)
Room 24        818-249-6173

JCK Meeting Agendas and Minutes
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Wednesday, April 6, 7:00-9:00pm

Crescenta Valley Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave., Room 24, 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]
    La Caρada Library Display [Sue Dietel]
    Show and Share [Members]

    9:00pm: Adjourn
7:10 pm: Meeting Called to Order   Evelyn Van Orden, President    12 members and 2 visitors were present.
    A. Approval of Minutes    Marsha Stoddard, Secretary
        1. Minutes of the March 2 General Meeting were posted on the website and a hardcopy provided at the meeting. They were approved.
    B. Thanks for Treats    Cathy Wacker, Hospitality
        1. Cathy thanked Lili Horjea and Sue Dietel for the yummy treats.
    C. Treasurer's Report    Jerri Nicol, Treasurer
        1. Evelyn reported that the balance in our treasury is still $914.24 (plus interest).
    D. Announcements    Members 
        1. We heard from Michelle Tang, who was unable to come due to a family trip for Spring Break. We also had messages from Kim Smith and Mary Kate Busalacchi, as well as Cindy Vogel, who weren’t feeling well. We missed you  and the other members who weren’t able to be there. 
        2. Evelyn introduced our 2 visitors, Bertha Enriquez, who found our group from the website when she needed help with her knitting project, and Irene Rezaie, who read about us on the display in the La Canada Library display case.
        3. Evelyn reminded us of the memorial celebration for Lynne Emery, who passed away in March. The event will be held Saturday, April 9, at noon. We shared some of our memories of Lynne. Some of our members felt we should make a monetary donation from our group. Hopefully, those who attend the celebration will find out what organizations are possibilities for our donation
    E. Philanthropy    Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy 
        1. Judy sent 2 huge boxes of items, including a beautiful sweater that was a sample for Cindy Vogel’s yarn sales, to Afghans for Afghanistan. This group continues to need items for children aged 7–16, such as vests, hats, sweaters, socks, and blankets, and the items should be wool only. They mainly need socks and sweaters. We can also make wool afghan blocks of any size, using worsted weight wool yarn in a firm (not lacey) pattern. Judy prefers garter stitch. She collects them and then puts them together to make afghans. Thank you, Judy, for your dedication to this organization and for sending all our things. Children in Common, a group that we used to support, is now encouraging us to support domestic charities, as their previous source for overseas adoptions has ended.
. Marsha Stoddard collected from Janice Ogata 3 large trash bags full of knitted items from one of Janice’s contacts. Many women had knit adult and baby hats and scarves to be given to our various charities. Marsha has a friend who took 53 hats and 20 scarves to homeless women’s shelters in Pasadena. Several more hats and scarves were held for Operation Gratitude in December. Betty Molinaro took 30 baby hats for Christ Child Society, and she delivered 5 dog blankets to the humane society.

        3. Betty Molinaro reminded us that Christ Child Society always takes our baby things: blankets, hats, booties, sweaters. She will collect them each month. This group makes layettes for needy mothers, and they like to include a handmade item.
        4. Jerri Thomson collects chemo caps for Knots of Love, an organization that sends the caps to cancer centers, now even in England. This time she delivered 28 caps from our group plus another group. They also want to send caps to veteran’s hospitals and will collect for that until September. They have a website which lists the specific yarns they require us to use for the caps. Since the weather is turning warmer, they now suggest Cotton-Ease, which will be cooler for the patients.
        5. Irene, our new member, is collecting 2 or 4-holed buttons to send to women in Africa. They make things to sell using these buttons, and it gives them a livelihood.

        6. Marsha collects dark-colored hats and scarves all year for Operation Gratitude, a group that sends boxes to our troops in December. There are limits to the scarf size.
    F. La Caρada Library Display
        1. Sue Dietel arranged a display of items made for our various charities in a case at the La Canada Library for the month of February. The library wanted to keep the display up through March, as they have had so much good response from it.
        2. Sue returned the display items to the members who made them.
        3. Evelyn brought a picture she took of the display for us to see.
        4. Recent guild publicity included: (a) 2 newspaper articles in the Glendale News-Press and La Canada Valley Sun in November and December arranged by Sue, written by Evelyn Van Orden and photo by Mark Van Orden of the Charity Challenge Project participants and handmade donations; (b) a display of charity items made by guild members at the Eagle Rock Library in December arranged by Jerri Thomson; and (c) a similar display at the La Canada Library in February-March. All of these events procided excellent publicity for our guild and the charities we support, and prompted several people to join our guild.
        5. Thanks to Sue, Jerri, Evelyn, Mark, and to everyone who made items for the Charity Challenge Project and submitted items for the library displays. We should all be proud of how we have represented our guild to local communities.
    G. Kimberly Smith Baby Shower
        1. Member Kimberly Smith is pregnant with twins, a boy and a girl! The babies are due in late June or early July.
        2. Evelyn announced that we will have a shower for her at the May meeting.
        3. Judy Gregory is planning several games and prizes. Evelyn received $100 in yarn from Kraemer yarns for her patterns, and she is donating it for prizes and raffle items.
        4. A raffle will be held for some of the Kraemer yarn. For every item we bring to donate to a charity we will get a raffle ticket.
        5. Cathy Wacker will bring tablecloths and decorations. Diane Larsen will bring a festive cake. Deborah Kac will bring plates/cups, utensils/etc. Sandra Canfield will bring bottles of water, and Jerri Thomson will bring iced tea. We should bring any gifts tied up with bows. Cathy and Evelyn will arrive early to decorate and set up, and they could use help from other members.

*** NOTE: Kim is now on bed rest, so her baby shower has been postponed until after the babies are born ***

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


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