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, October 7, 7:00-9:00pm

Crescenta Valley Methodist Church, 2700 Montrose Ave., Room 25, Montrose 91020
    6:30pm: Set up, Meet and Greet, Sign In, Get Organized, etc.
    7:00pm: Call to Order [Evelyn Van Orden, President]
    Approval of Minutes [Marsha Stoddard, Secretary]
    Thanks for Treats [Cathy Wacker, Hospitality]
    Treasurer's Report [Jerri Nicol, Treasurer]
    Philanthropy Report [Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy]

    Announcements [Members]
    L.A. County Fair [Evelyn Van Orden]
    NICU Field Trip [Kimberley Smith]
Show and Share
    9:00pm: Adjourn
7:10pm: Meeting Called to Order   Evelyn Van Orden, President    12 members were present, plus 1 new member.
    A. Minutes    Marsha Stoddard
        Minutes of the July meeting were posted on the website and a hardcopy provided at the meeting. They were approved.

    B. Treasurer's Report    J
erri Nicol
        1. Evelyn reported for Jerri that the balance in our treasury is $908.73 (no change since last month).
    C. Announcements    Members
        1. Cathy Wacker and Betty Molinaro brought the yummy treats.

        2. Evelyn had problems with her email and the JCK membership list. Yahoo rejected 30 out of the 100 members on the list and then removed them from Evelyn’s list. So those members didn’t receive the email for Sept. Evelyn has since fixed the problem and corrected the deletions. Please let her or Marsha know if you don’t receive the email meeting reminders.

       3. Cathy brought a new member: Liliana Horjea, who has been a knitter for many years.
    D. Philanthropy    Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy 
        1. Judy announced that Afghans for Afghanistan is still having difficulties shipping things, so they only send occasionally. Now they need large wool afghans and sweaters and socks for kids age 7-14. They will always have room for various size socks or hats. Everything for them always needs to be at least 75% wool.
        2. Jerri Thomson. will collect any chemo caps for Knots of Love at our November meeting. These hats are required to be made of the specific yarns listed on the website:
        3. We will collect any hats and scarves for Operation Gratitude at the November and December meetings. Items should be made from washable, dark neutral-colored (not pink) yarn. Scarves should be NO LONGER than 50”.

    E. L.A. County Fair   Evelyn Van Orden, President 
        1. Evelyn showed us the baby afghan that was knitted by some of our members a few years ago. She entered it for JCK in the Knitted Baby Afghan Original Design category of the L.A. County Fair this year. It won a blue ribbon. She will hold on to it for a future fund raising event.
        2. Judy Gregory entered 2 items and Cindy Vogel entered 4 items and they won ribbons for all of them. Congratulations to all of you!
    F. NICU Field Trip    Kimberley Smith, JCK Member & NICU Nurse 
        1. The field trip to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at L.A. County USC Medical Center Children’s Hospital that was arranged for Saturday, August 22, at 10:00 was cancelled because Kimberley Smith was not available.
        2. Kimberley will arrange a date in January for our field trip. We have donated many items to them in the past and will take many more when we go for the visit.
        3. Items needed are booties, tube socks, hats, and blankets, all in preemie or newborn size. The items should be soft acrylic.
     F. Show and Share   Members

        1. Betty Molinaro brought 3 circular needles kits to show us. One was a small set of Clover wooden needles, another was an Addi set of metal needles, and the third was a Denise set of plastic needles. A discussion ensued regarding the various kits. The Addis include only 3 cords, and they are difficult for anything lacey, due to their slipperiness. The join is very stable, whereas the Denise ones do come apart on occasion. One member had some of the join pieces break. We also discussed a KnitPicks version, which has a 60” cable. The Clover version costs $100, the Addis are $150, and the Denise set is $65-70. Several members use Denise most of the time for all types of knitting. Addis and Denise sell individual needles and cords separately.

        2. Jerri Thomson asked about blocking. Evelyn said she lays her pieces out, pinned down if needed, sprays them with water, and lets them dry. Judy has used blocking boards or blocking wires, which hold the item in place while drying. Judy uses a spare bed with plastic laid underneath to dry the pieces flat.
    8:30pm: Meeting Adjourned


• September 2, 2009 General Meeting   Meeting Cancelled Due To Wildfires!
• August 5, 2009 General Meeting
• July 1, 2009 General Meeting
• June 3, 2009 General Meeting
• May 6, 2009 General Meeting
• April 1, 2009 General Meeting
• March 4, 2009 General Meeting
• February 4, 2009 General Meeting   Includes JCK Favorite Books
• January 7, 2009 General Meeting

• December 3, 2008 6th Annual Holiday Potluck
• November 5, 2008 General Meeting
• October 1, 2008 General Meeting
• September 3, 2008 General Meeting
• August 6, 2008 General Meeting
• July 2, 2008 General Meeting
• June 4, 2008 General Meeting
• May 7, 2008 General Meeting
• April 2, 2008 General Meeting
• March 5,2008 General Meeting
• February 6, 2008 General Meeting
• January 9, 2008 General Meeting

• December 5, 2007 5th Annual Holiday Potluck
• November 7, 2007 General Meeting
• October 3, 2007 General Meeting
• September 5, 2007 General Meeting

• August 1, 2007 General Meeting   Includes JCK Favorite Books
• July 11, 2007 General Meeting
• June 6, 2007 General Meeting

• May 2, 2007 General Meeting

• April 4, 2007 General Meeting

• March 7, 2007 General Meeting

• February 7, 2007 General Meeting
• January 3, 2007 General Meeting

• December 6, 2006 4th Annual Holiday Potluck

• November 1, 2006 General Meeting

• October 4, 2006 General Meeting
• September 6, 2006 General Meeting
August 2, 2006 General Meeting
• July 5, 2006 General Meeting

• June 7, 2006 General Meeting
May 3, 2006 General Meeting
• April 7, 2006 General Meeting

• March 20, 2006 Round Table Meeting
• March 1, 2006 General Meeting