JCK General Meeting
Wednesday, November 1, 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 October 4 Minutes [Marsha Stoddard, Secretary]
Membership Application Forms [Marsha Stoddard]
Treasurer's Report [Jerri Nicol, Treasurer]
Philanthropy Report [Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy] Bylaws [JCK Officers]
Holiday Potluck Planning [Janice Ogata]
Pattern Exchange [Members] Crochet Cupcakes [Janice Ogata]
7:05pm Meeting Called to Order Evelyn Van Orden, President 22 members were present.
A. Minutes Marsha Stoddard
1. Minutes of the October 4 meeting were posted on the website and approved.
B. Treasurer's Report Jerri Nicol
1. There was no activity in October.
2. The balance remains at $[private data].
3. Jerri announced that for now JCK funds will remain in Evelyn’s savings account; however, the administrative oversight and record-keeping of all JCK funds will be the responsibility of the JCK Treasurer.
4. Jerri drafted a set of guidelines and policies for the guild’s financial activities. These guidelines include procedures for members to follow to receive reimbursement for any JCK expenses. The reimbursement procedures require that members submit a completed Reimbursement Request form to the Treasurer and that the general membership’s approval for disbursement be requested as part of the monthly Treasurer’s Report. Reimbursement Request forms are available from Jerri.
C. Announcements Members
1. Marsha thanked Lee McIntyre for the treats for the November meeting and reminded people about signing up to bring treats to future meetings, beginning in January. She also requested that a few people sign up to be substitutes, in case a member has a change of plans. Further, Marsha will email to all members with email addresses a copy of the latest membership list. That way, each time we have changes/additions to the list, they can be emailed instead of printed. Hard copies will be available if desired.
2. Evelyn announced that she has been teaching for 4 years at Needle in a Haystack. There will be a celebration during the Open House and Sale at the shop on Saturday, November 4.
3. Thea spoke about some upcoming events at her shop, That Yarn Store in Eagle Rock. There will be a Fiber Arts Exhibit from November 11 through the 18. Also, the shop is a drop-off point for the Love Scarf Project. They collect hats and scarves for patients at City of Hope over the holidays. More information on these events can be found on their website. firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Cathy Wacker told us about an article in the publication “Not Born Yesterday,” available at the Sparr Heights Community Center. This article, on page 5, tells about people who are knitting scarves for World War II veterans.
5. Michelle Bernal was asked about the Knit in the City event that some of our members attended and helped at in 2005. Michelle said that the Knit in the City will be held every other year, so not until 2007. She announced that the Race for the Cure will be held on Sunday, February 25. There are so many handmade items left from last year that they do not need any more donations for this year.
6. Evelyn mentioned that Michelle Bernal was on an episode of Knitty Gritty on the DIY cable network recently. The show was about charity knitting, and Michelle showed the tote bag she designed for Knit for the Cure. Kathy Silverton, of Stitches from the Heart, was also a guest in that show. Deborah offered to record the show the next time it is on, so that we can watch it at a future meeting.
7. Janice announced that Barbara’s dog passed away. It was decided to send a card from our group.
D. Philanthropy Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy
1. Judy sent a large box of items to Afghans for Afghanistan. She also took a bag of our donations to Stitches from the Heart.
2. Jerri reported that she took a large bag of things to the Christ Child Society.
3. Not mentioned: Marsha took to the Glendale YWCA a bag of 3 afghans, made by various members, and some hats, to be donated to their Shelter for Women and Children of Violence.
E. New Business
1. The By-Laws were reviewed, altered slightly by the Board members, and presented to the group. Discussion followed, and it was decided to postpone the vote until later in the evening to give everyone a chance to review the By-Laws. Before we adjourned, it was moved, seconded, and voted that the By-Laws be approved as written.
2. Janice reminded us that the December meeting is our Holiday Potluck and White Elephant exchange. She provided a sign-up sheet for us to indicate what we would like to bring for the food. The White Elephant Gifts are to be new items that you already have (not purchased for the event) and no longer want. We bring them wrapped and then draw numbers to pick our gift. At each turn, the member can opt to choose a new gift from the table or take a previously-opened one from another member.
3. Janice showed her crocheted cupcakes and demonstrated how to make them. Several members tried making one.
F. Show and Share Members