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, August 6, 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]
    Treasurer's Report [Jerri Nicol, Treasurer]
    Philanthropy Report [Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy]
Announcements [Members]
    Show and Share [Members]
    Discussion of Meeting Location [Evelyn Van Orden, Marsha Stoddard]
    9:00pm: Adjourn
    7:10pm: Meeting Called to Order    Evelyn Van Orden, President    19 members were present.
    A. Minutes    Marsha Stoddard
        1. Minutes of the July meeting were posted on the website and a hardcopy was available for review. They were approved.
    B. Treasurer's Report    Marsha Stoddard for J
erri Nicol
        1. Jerri reported that the balance in our treasury is still $932.57
    C. Announcements    Members
        1. Evelyn announced that Janice Ogata is on jury duty so was unable to attend.
        2. Cathy Wacker thanked Carol Parker and Marsha Stoddard for the yummy treats.
        3. Several members brought lots of yarn for us to take.
        4. Marsha reported that Jerri Thomson suggests making our own re-usable shopping bags from cotton, either knit or crochet. Donna Hovartos showed a huge bag that she got at JoAnns for $1.00.
    D. Philanthropy    Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy
        1. Judy announced that Children in Common has a winter project of wool mittens for toddler through teens. Infant/toddler mittens up to age 2 don’t need thumbs. The mittens will be collected by Judy at the September meeting. They should be made from at least 75% wool. Patterns for mittens can be found at:
        2. Afghans for
Afghanistan is now requesting wool sweaters for kids age 7–14. They should be made for warmth, with full-length sleeves and long bodies. The children like bright colors. The sweaters should not be felted. Right now, no baby things are needed. Judy will collect them at the next meeting in September.
        3. Marion Green reminded us about 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:
       4. Betty Molinaro said that she and Jerri Nicol are still collecting baby things for the Christ Child Society. She thinks it would be nice, since we now meet for free at the Methodist Church, if we donate some things to Arcadia Methodist Hospital. Lynne Emery delivers baby things to Stitches from the Heart, Huntington Hospital NICU and Arcadia Methodist Hospital. Jerri collects items for all ages for Brothers’ Helpers. Cathy Wacker brought an article about a group called Operation Helmet Liner, which collects and distributes hats and scarves for the troops. Their website is:
        5. Kimberly Smith, who is a NICU nurse at Children’s Hospital, brought a small photo album of pictures she has taken of some of our donations being used by the tiny babies.

    E. Show and Share    Members
pm: Meeting Adjourned