Jewel City Knitters

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

JCK Meeting Agendas and Minutes
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JCK General Meeting
Wednesday, July 11, 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]
    Discussion of Future Programs
9:00pm: Adjourn

7:05 pm: Meeting Called to Order    Evelyn Van Orden, President    15 members were present.
    A. Minutes    Marsha Stoddard
        1. Minutes of the June meeting were posted on the website. It was moved, seconded, and passed to approve the minutes as written.
    B. Treasurer's Report   
Jerri Nicol
        1. The balance in our treasury is $1053.81.
    C. Announcements     Members
        1. Evelyn asked how much yarn is left in our stash. There are some skeins of novelty yarn, but the remaining yarn is acrylic. Discussion followed regarding what to do with the stash.
Jerri Thompson suggested the possibility of giving some of it to public libraries that host knitting clubs. Marsha will bring some of it in August for members to consider.
        2. Thea told us about her upcoming move to
England, where she and Jessamy will live for at least 2 years while Jessamy attends school there. We will miss them!
Jerri Nicol and Betty Molinaro have been working on a book of patterns to be used for charity knitting. Jerri has set up a master of each pattern and copies available for us to take. Thank you both for all your work on this wonderful resource!!
Jerri Nicol announced that is having a book sale this month, giving 40% off all their books. In particular, members were interested in the Vogue Knitting Book, available for about $24. Michelle pointed out that they give free shipping if you have over $45 in purchases.
        5. Evelyn showed us a book she received for the guild called When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters. She has it available for members to borrow. Sue Dietel mentioned that she recently finished a book called Friday Night Knitting Group, by Kate Jacobs. She enjoyed it, and
Diane Larsen also recommends it.
        6. Janice Ogata reported that our member Michelle Bernal appeared on another Knitty Gritty show. Congratulations, Michelle!
        7. Marsha thanked Carol Parker, Lynne Emery, Jerri Nicol and Diane Larsen for the ice cream treats and added that a new sign-up sheet is available for the remainder of the year.
    D. Philanthropy   
Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy
        1. Last year
Lynne Emery went to Nicaragua on a work trip. Self-Help International, website, is now setting up feeding centers in Nicaragua and other countries for kids age 6 months to 5 years. At these centers they also hope to teach the children personal hygiene. In Iowa, a women named Karen Thalacker decided that young girls need to do something for others. So she wrote a book entitled Knitting with Gigi, which teaches kids from 8-12 years of age how to knit. Proceeds from her book go to Self-Help International. She has teamed up with that organization to request knit or crocheted cotton washcloths 8-9 square to give each child at the feeding centers for washing themselves. Lynne read us portions of an article that said how attached these little ones become to their own special washcloth, as it may be their only possession.
        2. Lynne distributed a sheet of very easy washcloth patterns.
        3. Members can bring finished washcloths to the next few meetings, and Lynne will collect them and send them off. She gave us a website:, which lists many patterns for plain and fancy dishrags and washcloths.       
    E. New Business
1. At the June meeting, we discussed possibilities for future programs for our meetings. We filled out a form indicating our interests in programs. The program committee compiled a list of the programs and passed them out this month. Our first program will be in September, when Cathy Wacker will help us knit a baby hat. She distributed an easy pattern. We will all make the same pattern using the same yarn and needles, in order to see the differences.
        2. It was decided that for the August meeting it would be fun for each member to bring her favorite knitting/crocheting technique book/books to share.
    F. Show and Share    Members
    8:50pm: Meeting Adjourned