Jewel City Knitters

Message Board

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, September 5, 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]
    Show and Share [Members]
    Hat Project [Cathy Wacker]
    9:00pm: Adjourn
    7:05 pm: Meeting Called to Order    Evelyn Van Orden, President    17 members were present and 1 guest, Cindy Vogel's mom.
    A. Minutes    Marsha Stoddard
        1. Minutes of the August 1 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. A $100 donation was made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for Diane Larsen’s 3-Day Walk in Atlanta in October. The website for Diane’s account is:
        2. The balance in our treasury is $953.81.
    C. Announcements     Members
        1. One of our members, Thea Orozco, is leaving next week to go to England for 2 years. She had hoped to be at this meeting, but her life got complicated. Evelyn read an email from her saying that she would be back for a visit at the holidays and hoped to see us then.
        2. Michelle Tang read a thank you from her friend who collected hundreds of small knit baby toys and tiny blankets to take to orphanages in
China. She was grateful to all who contributed. Marsha passed around a think you from Diane.
        3. Sue Dietel told us about an activity called the Las Vegas Game that she read about on a knitting calendar. It involves using 6 different colors/types/weights of yarn and then rolling a dice and flipping a coin to determine the color and stitch of the next row of the project. The end result is a scarf, knit lengthwise. No two scarves would end up the same!
        4. Marsha thanked Michelle Tang for the delicious treats and added that a new sign-up sheet is available for the remainder of the year.

    D. Philanthropy    Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy
        1. Judy Gregory announced that Afghans for Afghanistan finished a short challenge to make wool items for newborns. She will send off a box of our donations plus another box of things for Children in Common. Afghans always is looking for wool items for older kids.
        2. Jerri Nicol collected all the wash cloths for
Nicaragua, since Lynne Emery is out of town. Lynne will still be collecting them again in October. We turned in 19 more wash cloths plus the 45 we had already done, for a total of 64, so far!
        3. Jerri also took a bag of items to My Brothers’ Helpers.

    E. New Business
1. There was no new business, so we moved on to our program of making a baby hat. Cathy showed some members how to finish stitching the hat together. She also suggested that slipping a stitch at the beginning of each row gives a nice edge. Someone else mentioned that a convenient yarn bobble for the hanging yarn at the bottom of a project is a grocery bag fastener, especially one that has a cutout area on both sides.
    F. Show and Share    Members
    8:50pm: Meeting Adjourned