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, August 2, 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
        Approval of June 7 and July 5 Minutes [Evelyn Van Orden]
        Treasurer's Report [Evelyn Van Orden]
        Announcements [Members]
        L.A. County Fair Participation [Members]
Philanthropy Report [Judy Gregory]
        7:40pm Nomination of Officers [Nominating Committee]
Break [Tent Cards]

        8:00pm: 1st Annual Ice Cream Social!

        9:00pm: Adjourn
Minutes:     Marsha Stoddard, Scribe
    7:05pm    Meeting Called to Order    Evelyn Van Orden, President
    A. Minutes of Last Meeting
    Evelyn Van Orden
        1. Minutes of the June 7 & July 5 meeting were posted on the website and approved.
    B. Treasurer's Report    Evelyn Van Orden
        1. The balance in July was $[private data].
        2. Judy Gregory was reimbursed $50 for Citibank Community Room rental for the JCK Charity Knit-Outs on July 15 and August 19.
        3. Balance is $[private data].
    C. Announcements     Members
        1. Marsha thanked Deborah Kac and Carol Parker for the treats for the August meeting and reminded people about signing up to bring treats to future meetings.  
        2. Evelyn introduced Ann Tyron, the owner of Hissy Knits, a new knitting shop at 210 S. Verdugo Blvd. (across from Glendale High School).
        3. Kate Nateel announced her knitting group, “Knitting with Kate” which meets each Friday at 12:15 at the Sparr Heights Community Center. She would like other shops to have groups come to these sessions. Anyone is welcome.
        4. Evelyn asked if anyone besides her had entered items at the Los Angeles County Fair and also about the possibility of arranging a field trip to the Fair which runs from Friday, Sep 8 thru Sunday, Oct 1. After discussion, it was decided to have a group trip to the Fair on Wednesday morning, Sep 13. Evelyn will send out an email later on as a reminder.
        5. Evelyn announced "Stitch 'N' Pitch" at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Aug. 4. There is a free socks pattern on their website Many local are organizing trips.
        6. Free patterns, especially for charity knitting, are offered at many sites online.  Lion Brand and Berocco were 2 mentioned.
        7. Analee Perica announced that the Fabulous Fiberfest will be Aug. 18-20 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
    D. Philanthropy    Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy
        1. Judy announced that the next Charity Knitting Day will be Saturday August 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Yarn will be provided, or participants can bring their own projects to work on.  Bring your ideas and patterns to share.  This is a casual, fun day.  We will get some lunch locally.  Come and stay for part or all of the time.
        2. Children in Common had a goal for July to collect 300 pairs of wool children’s socks.  Their final total was 650 pairs! JCK members sent 7 pairs, and Judy’s sister herself sent 44 pairs!!!
        3. Evelyn announced a new charity called CATS, which collects toys (preferably handmade) for children at Northridge Hospital. This charity is similar to the Center for Grief and Loss for Children, which Jerri spoke of.
        4. Jerri Nicol compiled a list of all our charities, each of which is equally deserving and needy. The list gives the requirements for the items for each group. Evelyn pointed out that our members can designate their handmade items to go to the charity of their choice, and those wishes will be adhered to. New charities can be introduced, but there needs to be a contact person who will arrange to transport the items and find out the requirements.
        5. Lynne Emery mentioned that Project Linus requires that the donated items be first washed in Dreft and then packed in ziplock bags.
        6. Danial Streeter said that City of Hope is looking for small blankets (bath towel size for patients donating platelets, who get very cold) and lap blankets for wheelchair patients, as well as toys and animals and adult items.
    E. Nominating Committee    Michelle Bernal, Nominating Committee Chair
        1. Michelle announced the slate of officers. Requests were taken for nominations from the floor. Lynne Emery nominated Thea Orozco as Secretary, and she accepted. The slate of nominees is as follows:
            President:           Evelyn Van Orden
            Vice President:    Judy Gregory
            Secretary:          Thea Orozco*
            Treasurer:          Jerri Nicol
        2. Elections will be held at the September General Meeting. Anyone else wishing to nominate someone for any of these offices can contact Michelle, Marsha, or Barbara Bell.
        *NOTE: Since the meeting, Thea has withdrawn and the new candidate for Secretary is Marsha Stoddard.
    F. Ice Cream Social    Members
    G. Show and Share    Members
8:50pm  Meeting Adjourned