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, May 5, 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]
    Judy's Surprise [Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy]
    Show and Share [Members]
    9:00pm: Adjourn
7:10pm: Meeting Called to Order   Evelyn Van Orden, President    14 members were present.
    A. Approval of Minutes    Marsha Stoddard, Secretary
        1. Minutes of the April 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 Jerri Thomson and Jerri Nicol for the yummy treats.
   C. Treasurer's Report    Jerri Nicol, Treasurer
        1. Jerri reported that the balance in our treasury is $908.73 (no change since last month).
    D. Announcements    Members 
        1. Evelyn and all of us welcomed Lynne Emery back – we have missed you, Lynne!
        2. Evelyn reported that Needle in a Haystack is having a customer appreciation month. Customers can take their handmade items to the shop by Friday, May 7, and they will be on display all month. Those who display things will get a coupon for 20% off a purchase at the shop. Evelyn encouraged us all to go to the shop and look at the beautiful items.
        3. During Show and Share, Michelle Tang announced that she had written up her pattern for a ripple baby blanket and submitted it to Congratulations, Michelle! We can go to and register to be a member. After that we will be able to look at many patterns. Michelle’s pattern is called Neopolitan Ripple.
        4. Marsha emailed to our members a list of the JCK yarn stash at her house. If any members want items from the stash, please contact Marsha: or 818-249-4892. Judy also has a stash of yarn for charity knitting: or 818-353-5840.

    E. Philanthropy    Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy 
        1. Judy said that Afghans for Afghans is sending fewer shipments now, as these shipments are expensive and dangerous. Judy recently sent them more things, and she continues to store up our donations in case they make a request for items. If you plan to make wool things, they should be at least 75% wool, worsted weight.
Jerri Thomson brought patterns and beads for the beaded chemo cap she referred to last month. Also available from her are business-card-sized lists of acceptable yarns for KOL.  She announced that, with the coming summer heat, Knots of Love (KOL) would like more chemo caps made from cotton (but not Kitchen Cotton or Sugar ‘n Cream, as these are too rough). These hats should be 7” high, for medium heads, and 8”-10” high for large. The circumference should be 22”-24”. The lists of recommended yarns as well as patterns are listed on the KOL website: We can use whatever patterns we like but should stay away from anything lacy. They prefer hats done without seams, using circular needles. Jerri will continue to collect and periodically deliver our hats to KOL. For more information or questions, contact Jerri Thomson, 818-790-8440 or
        3. Jerri Nicol, Betty Molinaro, and Lili Horjea went to the Christ Child Society gathering at
St. Andrews church in Pasadena and showed 2 of their members how to knit.
        4. Cathy Wacker has taken many of her beautiful items, plus the ones other members have donated, to
Olive View UCLA Medical Center. They recently held an appreciation dinner for those who have helped out, and Cathy attended. She told us that the group is very grateful for the many donations.
       5. Some of our charities for which we collect donations regularly all year 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).
        6. Marsha will continue to collect adult hats and scarves to be donated to Operation Gratitude. The deadline for these items is in early December. The website gives specifics on scarf lengths. They are looking for washable dark colors, usable for either men or women. For questions, contact Marsha 818-249-4892 or

    F. Scavenger Hunt    Judy Gregory, Members
         1. Judy directed us in a scavenger hunt of odd and unusual things in our bags and gave us all prizes of various yarns from her stash and from Cindy Vogel. Thank you Judy and Cindy!
    G. Show and Share    Members 
pm: Meeting Adjourne


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• 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

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• June 7, 2006 General Meeting
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• March 20, 2006 Round Table Meeting
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