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, October 4, 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 September 6 Minutes [Evelyn Van Orden]
    Treasurer's Report [Jerri Nicol]
    Announcements [Members]
    Membership Applications [Marsha Stoddard]
    Philanthropy Report [Judy Gregory]
    Break [Tent Cards]
    Show and Share
    9:00pm: Adjourn

Minutes:    Marsha Stoddard, Secretary
    7:05pm    Meeting Called to Order    Evelyn Van Orden, President
        17 members and 2 guests were present.
    A. Minutes    Evelyn Van Orden
        1. Minutes of the September 6 meeting were posted on the website and approved.
    B. Treasurer's Report    Jerri Nicol
        1. There was no activity in September.
        2. The balance remains at $[private data].
        3. Jerri is looking into possibilities for a new account. For a business account, banks want a taxpayer ID. We would probably need to hire a tax person, at significant expense. We can set up a DBA (Doing Business As) account, but that requires a personal SSN and a fictitious business name. Discussion followed, with a number of options given by members, including leaving the money as it is in Evelyn’s account, with Jerri monitoring it and reporting the activity; keeping the money in a coffee can or mayonnaise jar under the bed; etc. Several members requested a written report each month, listing income and expenses. In addition, it was requested that we pre-approve any expenses and receive credit for any monetary donations made by our guild. The only dues we have ever had was the request that each member donate at least one item for a charity each year.
    C. Announcements     Members
        1. Marsha thanked Cathy Wacker and Betty Molinaro for the treats for the October meeting and reminded people about signing up to bring treats to future meetings.  

        2. Evelyn said that TKGA has sent us member application forms. As JCK members, we are encouraged but not required to join TKGA. Evelyn presented the various merits of being a member. If we join or renew before October 16, there is a $2.00 discount.

        3. We need a new program chairperson. There was discussion about various possible programs, including looking into ones available to local chapters from TKGA. Deborah Kac volunteered to investigate TKGA possibilities.

        4. The December meeting is our Holiday Potluck and White Elephant exchange. Janice Ogata volunteered to organize it and have a sign-up sheet for the November meeting. Linda Derderian and Lynne Emery offered to come early to set up.

        5. For 2 years we have held a Holiday Cookie Party for Sparr Heights Community Center, as a way of thanking the staff and those who attend the lunches there for the use of their room. We provide goodies and holiday music. This time we need to start setting up earlier, around 10:30. Judy suggested “to-go” packs, for those who can’t stay after the lunch. In the past, we also provided little trinkets as gifts. Someone is needed to organize this event.
        6. Betty announced that she has yarn for anyone who would like to knit something for the Christ Child Society, a charity that donates layettes to young mothers. They would like handmade washable blankets, hats, sweaters, booties, etc.
        7. Jerri Thomson and her guest Mary Wynton asked for help in learning to knit and finding patterns for hats.
        8. Michelle Tang asked if there were any more Charity Knit-Ins on Saturdays before the end of the year. Evelyn asked for a show of hands of those able to come around the end of October or early November. A possible meeting location would be at Hissy Knits, a knit shop in
        9. Barbara asked if members know about the need for volunteers at Michaels to help with those making afghan squares for Warm Up America or putting together squares and strips.
        10. Diane suggested that we have a pattern exchange in November. Everyone should bring a favorite pattern, with enough copies for everyone. Evelyn mentioned the concern about copyright laws.
        11. During Show and Share, Janice shared her crocheted cupcakes. It was suggested that she teach us how to make the cupcakes at the November meeting.

    D. Philanthropy    Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy
        1. Judy announced that Afghans for Afghans currently are looking for items to fit larger school children, age 9-18. These are due near the end of October. They are looking for things made of 75% or more wool, no scarves, and nothing made of acrylic. They are looking for warmth, not necessarily beauty. Judy said that she recently sent 5 sweaters and vests from our group. Afghans’ goal is to receive 900 sweaters!

        2. Stitches from the Heart now has a bigger need for baby blankets rather than baby hats/booties. They like to have soft things that are washable, made from acrylic or cotton.
        3. Lynne Emery brought many hats of various sizes from a knitting friend.
        4. Judy suggested taking a picture of everything we donate and keeping the receipts for the yarn used, as a way to document donations for tax purposes.
    E. New Business
        1. Marsha asked us to fill out the membership application forms. It was requested that the membership list be distributed to each member. Marsha asked those who did NOT wish their information to be given out to so note on their membership application form. Marsha also passed out a guest sign-in sheet for our 2 guests.
        2. Evelyn brought up the Knit for the Cure, which will be
February 27, 2007. The Komen Foundation has so many donations left from this past year that they will just sell those and, at the moment, don’t need any more donations. Evelyn will find out if Michelle Bernal, who organizes Knit for the Cure, will need our help again on the day. Judy said that Thea and That Yarn Shop are collecting for the Love Scarf Project, which donates handmade scarves and hats to City of Hope patients during the holidays.
        3. We looked at the 3 afghans made this year by members and voted to donate them to the Glendale YWCA for their Shelters for Women and Children of Domestic Violence.

    F. Show and Share    Members
    8:50pm    Meeting Adjourned