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 3, 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    15 members were present.
    A. Minutes    Marsha Stoddard
        1. Minutes of the September 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. The balance in our treasury is $953.81
    C. Announcements     Members
        1. Evelyn announced that our meeting on December 5 will be our Holiday Potluck Dinner and White Elephant Exchange. She asked for volunteers to be in charge of that event. A discussion followed regarding the organization of the party in the past.
Becky Goodman will make a sign-up sheet for the food and pass it around at the November meeting. Jerri Thomson will help out, and Lynne Emery will be in charge of the White Elephant Exchange. We will need volunteers to set up and clean up. We voted to allow $50 for any expenses incurred. This is a fun evening for our group, and guests are welcome.
        2. Evelyn reminded us that each year we hold a Cookie Party in December for
Sparr Heights Community Center, to thank them for the use of their facility for our meetings all year. Evelyn and Judy will be in charge of organizing it. During the lunch that is served daily by the center, some of us stand at a table with plates and baggies of cookies. Those who are there for the lunch take cookies to eat there or bags to take home. There will be a sign-up sheet in November for the cookie party.
        3. Betty told us about the book Knitter’s Book of Finishing Techniques by Nancie Wiseman. She and several other members commented that it is an excellent resource.
        4. There is a great website for how-tos in knitting. It has very clear, narrated videos on different techniques, such as seaming, casting on, fixing mistakes, knitting in the round, etc. There are also free patterns. The site is Within that site, under basics/and more, are various short demos, including ones on finishing/seaming.
        5. Marsha thanked Sue Dietel and Janice Ogata for the delicious treats and added that a sign-up sheet is available for the remainder of the year.
    D. Philanthropy   
Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy
Judy Gregory sent off a box of donations to Afghans for Afghanistan. It included 11 baby socks, 9 hats, 2 afghans for the caregivers, 3 sweaters, and 7 larger-size socks. To CIC she sent 3 caregiver shawls, 5 vests, 7 preemie socks, and a “mess” of small toys.
Lynne Emery collected all the wash cloths for Nicaragua. She will collect them again in November, but that will be the end of the project. We turned in 8 more wash cloths plus the 64 we had already done, for a total of 72, so far! Lynne has already sent several boxes totaling 134 wash cloths. She has made many herself and has collected from other friends. The Self-Help International newsletter that she shared with us indicates that they have so far collected over 350 wash cloths. However, they are aiming to collect 2500! It was suggested that the wash cloths are good small projects on which to practice new stitches.
    E. New Business
1. None.
    F. Baby Hat Project
        1. Cathy Wacker continued her instruction on 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.
        2. We compared the different sizes of hats, even though we all used the same yarn and same-sized needles.
        3. A total of 15 hats were turned in to go to Stitches from the Heart and Christ Child Society.
    F. Show and Share    Members
    8:50pm: Meeting Adjourned