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, November 7, 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]
    Holiday Potluck Planning [Becky Goodman, Lynne Emery]
    Show and Share [Members]
    9:00pm: Adjourn
    7:05 pm: Meeting Called to Order    Evelyn Van Orden, President    16 members were present plus 2 new members.
    A. Minutes    Marsha Stoddard
        1. Minutes of the October 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 Gift Exchange. This is a fun and delicious evening for our group. Becky Goodman and Lynne Emery are in charge of the evening.
Evelyn reminded us that 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. Judy will coordinate this event, and it will occur some day the week of December 10. 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 at the Holiday Potluck for the cookie party.
Deborah Kac told us about the book Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Bud. It has charts to aid in sizing mittens and other patterns.
        4. Marsha thanked
Lee McIntyre and Betty Molinaro for the delicious treats and asked if members were still interested in having goodies at each meeting. After we voted to continue with refreshments, Cathy Wacker volunteered to be in charge of it for next year, and a sign-up sheet was passed around.

    D. Philanthropy   
Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy
        1. Judy Gregory put together kits of wool and acrylic for making into afghans to be sent to Afghans for Afghanistan. She brought 6 kits, and all were taken by members. She even received requests for more kits! She also brought bags of other wool and miscellaneous yarns for mittens and other charity projects. 
Lynne Emery collected all the washcloths for Nicaragua through Self-Help International. She will mail them off this week in a final shipment. We turned in 21 more washcloths this month plus the 72 we had already done, for a total of 93! Lynne has made many herself and has collected from other friends. One friend made 100 wash cloths! In 4 shipments, Lynne has sent off to Self-Help International a total of 397 wash cloths!! How amazing!!
Michelle Tang has a friend in Buffalo who started a mitten drive last year to collect mittens for 4 churches in the area who donate to homeless shelters at the holiday time. This year the friend is doing it again and hoping there will be 2 more churches involved. The mittens can be any size, from toddler to adult, and made of wool, wool blend, or acrylic. They should be mittens, not gloves. Michelle will collect any that we have made at the December meeting.
Evelyn found out about a project for victims of the fires. A church in San Diego is collecting handmade decorations for the holidays for fire victims. If you are interested, we have the email address of the woman in charge. The address is:
        5. Donna Hovartos told us that Project Linus is also collecting blankets for fire victims. Their website is
        6. Sera Stammer announced that the
Glendale Parks and Recreation, at La Crescenta Park, is collecting a number of things to assist people who have lost their homes, both locally and in the fire areas. She gave us 2 numbers to call, if we are interested in helping. They need blankets, sleeping bags, shoes, clothes, etc The numbers are: 818-249-5940 or 818-541-9805.

    E. New Business
1. None.
    F. Holiday Potluck and White Elephant     Becky Goodman & Lynne Emery  
        1. Becky Goodman is in charge of the potluck food. She made a sign-up sheet for the food and passed it around. We also need volunteers to help set up. The dinner will start at 6:30 to give us added time for the event. Guests are welcome. We should bring the necessary serving utensils for our dish.
Lynne Emery is in charge of the White Elephant Gift Exchange and announced some different rules this year. We should each bring something from home, NOT newly-purchased for the event, that we no longer want. Each gift should be wrapped nicely. Numbers will be drawn indicating the order of picking gifts. Each member will pick a gift but NOT OPEN it. When all the turns are taken, each member will be given the chance to trade her gift for a different one. We will have 2 round of stealing, then the gifts are opened, and no further stealing will occur.
    F. Show and Share    Members
    8:50pm: Meeting Adjourned