Jewel City Knitters

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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
(Scroll to bottom for Prior Meeting Archives)


JCK General Meeting
Wednesday, July 1, 7:00-9:00pm

Crescenta Valley Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave., Room 25, Montrose 91020
    6:30pm: Set up, 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]
    NICU Field Trip [Kimberly Smith]
L.A. County Fair [Members]

Show and Share
    9:00pm: Adjourn
7:10pm: Meeting Called to Order   Evelyn Van Orden, President    16 members were present, we had a new member join, and Michelle Tang’s young daughter Rebecca came with her.
    A. Minutes    Marsha Stoddard
        Minutes of the June meeting were posted on the website and a hardcopy provided at the meeting. They were approved.

    B. Treasurer's Report    J
erri Nicol
        1. Evelyn reported for Jerri that the balance in our treasury is $908.73 (no change since last month).
    C. Announcements    Members

        1. Cathy Wacker thanked Judy Valenzuela and Jerri Thomson for the yummy treats.

        2. Lynne Emery is still not feeling well but hopes to be back soon. She signed up to go on our field trip in August.
        3. Evelyn announced that the L.A. County Fair runs from September 5 until October 4. We can buy tickets online for less money. Those who wish to submit something for the Needle Arts competition need to fill out an entry form by July 9. The entries need to be shipped or hand delivered by July 14 and picked up by October 6. There are classes available. The website contains entry, admission, and parking fees, class information, entry forms, and lots more information:
        4. Evelyn and Judy will deliver our entry of the baby blanket designed and knitted by some of our members several years ago. Those who participated were Jerri Nicol, Diane Larsen, Evelyn Van Orden, Barbara Bell (no longer a member), and Marsha Stoddard.
        5. Kimberly Smith has arranged Saturday, August 22, at
10:00 for us to go and visit her Neonatal Unit at L.A. County USC Medical Center Children’s Hospital. Evelyn passed around a sign-up sheet. Carpools will be arranged, due to limited parking. Judy suggested that we concentrate on making items this month that can be taken and donated to the unit during the visit. They need booties, tube socks, hats, and blankets, all in preemie or newborn size. The items should be acrylic.
        6. Evelyn announced that in 2010 the Knit for the Cure will be held at Dodger Stadium instead of at the Rose Bowl, as it has been in previous years. Michelle Bernal may not even be involved in organizing it this year. Judy G. says that there are others in the area, and that we will still be able to contribute our pink things.
         7. Marsha brought a partially-completed adult sweater, donated by someone who no longer wished to finish it. Olga Martinez will take it and make something with it.
         8. Jerri Thomson showed us a blanket she made using Tunisian Crochet. A special hook is required. It makes a very dense weave.

    D. Philanthropy    Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy 
        1. Judy informed us that Kraemer Yarn Company, one of her employers, offers on their website free patterns to download:
        2. Cathy Wacker took some more of her beautiful knitted things to Learning Works, a center in
Pasadena where young unwed mothers can go to complete their schooling. Her church, the Crescenta Valley Methodist Church (where we have our meetings) has taken the Learning Works on as a project and sends them various supplies and gifts throughout the year. We can contribute by giving our things to Cathy.
        3. Michelle Tang is teaching 7-year-old Rebecca to knit. Rebecca had done her first 2 rows of “maybe a scarf”. She informed us that she is “knitting it for charity.” Good luck, Rebecca!
    E. Show and Share   Members
    8:45pm: Meeting Adjourned


• 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