Jewel City Knitters

Message Board

First Wednesday of Every Month from 7:00-9:00pm
1613 Glencoe Way, Glendale 91208 (view map)

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


JCK General Meeting
Wednesday, May 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]
    Show and Share [Members]
    9:00pm: Adjourn
    7:05 pm: Meeting Called to Order    Evelyn Van Orden, President    22 members were present.
    A. Minutes    Marsha Stoddard
        1. Minutes of the April meeting were posted on the website and a hardcopy was available for review. They were approved.
    B. Treasurer's Report   
Jerri Nicol
        1. The balance in our treasury is $932.57
    C. Announcements     Members
        1. Evelyn announced that TKGA (The Knitting Guild Association) will have a Knit and Crochet Show in Portland, Oregon September 12 14, 2008.  For anyone interested, the website is
        2. Judy Gregory was approached by former JCK member Barbara Bell to go and speak to the Foothill Knitters Guild about her JudyKits line of puppets and animals. Judy attended the meeting on Tuesday, the day before our meeting. She told us about that group and about some of their charities, including making hats and other items for Santa Anita Racetrack grooms and their families who live there at the racetrack. Some discussion was held at our meeting about establishing a connection between our two groups. Barbara Bell and another member may visit our group in the summer. Foothill Knitters Guild meets in
Monrovia the first Tuesday of the month, and the traffic on the 210 freeway is terrible getting there by their meeting time.
Evelyn told about the start of Jewel City Knitters. She and Judy happened to meet each other (for the first time) one day at Needle in a Haystack and lamented the lack of any guilds in this area. Other guilds, like Foothill Knitters Guild, are too far to attend. So on February 14, 2003, they had the first meeting of JCK. What a lucky day for the rest of us!
        4. Cathy Wacker thanked Sue Dietel and Marsha Stoddard for the delicious treats
    D. Philanthropy    Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy
        1. Judy mailed boxes to Children in Common and Afghans for Afghanistan. As usual, both organizations exceeded their goals. Judy also said that Afghans for Afghanistan has a short project ending in May to send midwives to Afghanistan to train local women there. They also requested wool baby things and shawls for the midwives. Judy made a beautiful shawl, and there were several baby hats donated. Several members expressed interest in making shawls, and Judy suggested making triangular caretaker shawls for the helpers in the orphanages. They also need baby things and afghans.
        2. Judy reported the amazing numbers of items collected by Afghans in February, including our things:
            2,475 hats for newborns
            480 hats for toddlers (larger babies and smaller children)
            1,200 newborn socks

            544 baby blankets
3. Marion Green suggested a charity that we might consider called Operation Gratitude, which collects and distributes care packages for our troops to lift their morale. They request dark-colored handmade scarves and hats. Acrylic is fine for making them. We can include a personal note, if desired. The next collection deadline for these items is November. Their website is:

    E. Show and Share    Members
8:50pm: Meeting Adjourned