Jewel City Knitters

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First Wednesday of Every Month from 7:00-9:00pm
1551 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale (view map)
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JCK Meeting Agendas and Minutes
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 7:00-9:00pm    

Scholl Canyon Estates Retirement Community

1551 East Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale, CA 91206
Bob & Ellen Grant:


6:30pm: Meet and Greet, Sign In, Get Organized, etc.
7:00pm: Call to Order [Evelyn Van Orden, President]
    Hospitality Report [Sue Dietel, Hospitality]
    Secretary’s Report [Evelyn Van Orden, Acting Secretary]
    Treasurer's Report [Cindy Vogel, Treasurer]
    Philanthropy Report [Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy]
  PR Report [Evelyn Van Orden, PR Coordinator]
    New Officers [Evelyn Van Orden, President]
    Guild Planning [Judy Gregory, VP]
    10th Annual JCK Holiday Party [Sue Dietel, Hospitality & Judy Gregory, VP]
    Show and Share

9:00pm: Adjourn

7:05pm: Call to Order    Evelyn Van Orden, President
    • 14 members were present.

Secretary's Report
    Evelyn Van Orden
    • Evelyn announced that Karin Igoyan volunteered to be our new Secretary.    
The minutes for the September 5 General Meeting were posted on the website, and a hardcopy was available for review at the meeting. They were approved.
    • The October 3 General Meeting was cancelled due to the Presidential Debate, so no minutes were posted.

Treasurer's Report    Evelyn Van Orden for Cindy Vogel, Treasurer
    • The balance in our treasury is $748.53 (includes $0.18 interest).
    • Jerri Thomson was reimbursed $18 and Evelyn Van Orden was reimbursed $25, both for expenses related to the August Ice Cream Social.
    • Evelyn's husband is no longer able to pay the $250 annual maintenance fee for the JCK website. Members voted at the September 5 meeting to reimburse him with funds to be raised by holding a Gift Basket Raffle at our December Holiday Party.

Hospitality Report    Sue Dietel, Hospitality
    • Sue Dietel reported that she and Pat Schnurbush brought the delicious treats.
    • Please contact Sue ( if you wish to bring treats to a future meeting.

Philanthropy Report    Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy
    • Marsha reported that Operation Gratitude’s final collection date is before our December meeting, so she collected hats and scarves at this meeting. If anyone still has items to donate, you can bring them to Marsha.
    • Judy announced another campaign for Afghans for Afghanistan. She will be collecting through mid-January. Bring items to the our meeting on January 2. Items needed are wool hats, scarves, mittens and socks for teens to adults.
Olga Martinez is collecting hats and scarves for her church to be given to the homeless. Olga needs them by Thursday before Christmas, and she will not be at our December meeting, so you can drop off your items at Needle in a Haystack, or give them to Judy at the December Holiday Party.
    • Sue Dietel will collect for Knots of Love. She is also collecting for Christ Child Society.
    • Sandra Ogden will deliver knit caps to the merchant marines.
    • Evelyn reported that Needle in a Haystack is asking for hats and scarves which will be sold for $5-$10 each. The proceeds will be sent to the Red Cross for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Evelyn sent a letter to her student Nancy Ellyson thanking her for her generous donation of yarn and blankets.
    • Evelyn attended the Glendale American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) October meeting. Their Tech Trek group is sponsoring week-long summer immersion classes in math and computer science for students at Toll and Wilson Junior High schools. The group is asking for luxury scarves and cowls to be auctioned at their January breakfast meeting to raise money for these classes. Please bring your donations to the December Holiday Party.
    • Evelyn reported that there is a group collecting hats for St. Anna’s Hospital in Vienna, Austria, and that this is a cause that is near and dear to her heart.

Public Relations Report    Evelyn Van Orden, President
    • Evelyn reported that Judy Gregory and Maritza Sasaki (JCK member and owner of Itza Knitterie) joined her during her 3-minute presentation at the Glendale City Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 30. She spoke about our guild, announced our new meeting location, introduced Itza Knitterie as our new sponsor, and invited the public to join our guild. Judy and Maritza showed Olga’s afghan as an example of what we do. This meeting was televised on Charter Communications Channel 6 (GTV6). You can view the video at:
JCK’s presentation starts at 21:35 (21 minutes, 35 seconds into the video) and lasts for about 3 minutes.
    • Evelyn started submitting JCK's monthly meeting schedule to the Glendale News-Press for publication in the Calendar section.

    • The two main goals for these PR efforts are to inform the public about our charity work and to increase our membership.

    • Evelyn is celebrating 10 years of teaching knit and crochet classes at Needle in a Haystack on Saturday, November 10. Her last class at the shop will be Saturday, November 24 from 10am-12noon. Stop by to say farewell and enjoy refreshments.
    • Evelyn reported that Itza Knitterie is a new sponsor of our guild. The shop is located at 1413 W. Kenneth Road in Glendale. Evelyn is encouraging JCK members to stop by and say hi. She will start teaching classes there in soon.

New Officers

    • Evelyn reported on some changes in roles and responsibilities. She suggested breaking out Membership from the Secretarial position. There are two email lists. T
he Bulk Email List (maintained by Evelyn) has about 100 addresses and is used to send out our monthly meeting announcements. The Active Members List (currently maintained by Secretary) is a subseet of the bulk list; has about 25 addresses; used by Secretary for emailing minutes and other info to Active Members.
Bonnie James had to resign as Program Coordinator. Sandra Canfield volunteered to fill the position. We need an alternate to fill in when needed. Marsha suggested another alternative could be to just get together to knit, talk, have a snack, as a social gathering, but still do the charities, and not even have programs or minutes.
    • These issues will be discussed at the January 2 General Meeting.

8:00pm: Break

Member Survey    Judy Gregory, VP
    • Judy passed out a survey for the purpose of getting ideas of what we want as a group. We are in a transition phase. It is our group, and we can make changes. The survey is anonymous. We will discuss the results of the survey and plan how to proceed with our guild at the January 2 General Meeting.

10th Annual JCK Holiday Party    Sue Dietel, Hospitality & Judy Gregory, VP
    • Sue and Judy are planning our Holiday Party which will be December 5. There will be a Cookie Exchange instead of a Potluck. Cookies can be homemade or purchased. Judy will let us know how many cookies should be in a batch.
    • There will be a raffle of gift baskets like last year, and we will have a White Elephant gift exchange.
    • Bring hats for premies and babies in holiday colors. The hats will be distributed to Hospital NICU’s. Look for an email with details.
    • This year's raffle proceeds will cover our website's hosting fees for this year which are $250. Any additional funds raised will be added to our Treasury.

8:20pm: Show and Share
8:40pm: Meeting Adjourned

New Sponsor: Itza Knitterie
Maritza Sasaki has been a guild member for 6 years since opening Itza Knitterie in Kenneth Village, a charming dining and shopping district near Brand Park. I’m pleased to announce that Itza Knitterie is a new sponsor of JCK. Maritza has offered to promote our guild at her shop and will donate items for our 2nd Annual Gift Basket Raffle Fundraiser.

Itza Knitterie
    Maritza Sasaki, Owner
    1413 W. Kenneth Rd., Glendale, CA 91207
    email:; web:
    Hours: Tue, Wed, Fri: 12-6pm; Thu 12-9pm (Sit ‘n’ Knit: 6-9pm); Sat 10am-5pm

Founding Sponsor: Needle in a Haystack
Needle in a Haystack has been in the beautiful, quaint Montrose Shopping Park for about 40 years, and has sponsored JCK since our guild was founded on Valentine’s Day 2003. Jody’s shop has advertised JCK’s meetings and fundraising events for almost 10 years, and has been a loyal supporter of our guild. Jody has offered to once again donate items for our 2nd Annual Gift Basket Raffle Fundraiser.

    Needle in a Haystack
    Jody Budman, Owner
    2262 Honolulu Blvd., Montrose, CA 91020
    email:; web:
    Hours: Mon 11am-5:30pm; Tue-Fri 10am-5:30pm; Sat 10am-4pm; Sun Varies


• October 3, 2012 General Meeting   Cancelled due to Presidential Debate
• September 5, 2012 General Meeting   Photo: Evelyn's Best of Show
• August 1, 2012 General Meeting
• July 11, 2012 General Meeting   Photo: Olga's Afghan
• June 6, 2012 General Meeting
• May 2, 2012 General Meeting   Photos
• April 4, 2012 General Meeting   JCK Favorite Patterns/Books 2012
• March 7, 2012 General Meeting
• February 1, 2012 General Meeting   Photos; 9th Birthday Party
• January 4, 2012 General Meeting

• December 7, 2011 9th Annual Holiday Potluck   Photos; 2011 Philanthropy Summary
• November 2, 2011 General Meeting
• October 5, 2011 General Meeting
• September 7, 2011 General Meeting
• August 3, 2011 General Meeting
• July 6, 2011 General Meeting
• June 1, 2011 General Meeting   Kimberly Smith Baby Shower
• May 4, 2011 General Meeting
• April 6, 2011 General Meeting
• March 2, 2011 General Meeting
• February 2, 2011 General Meeting
• January 5, 2011 General Meeting

• December 1, 2010 8th Annual Holiday Potluck
• November 3, 2010 General Meeting
• October 6, 2010 General Meeting
• September 1, 2010 General Meeting
• August 4, 2010 General Meeting
• July 7, 2010 General Meeting
• June 2, 2010 General Meeting
• May 5, 2010 General Meeting
• April 7, 2010 General Meeting   Includes JCK Favorite Books
• March 3, 2010 General Meeting
• February 3, 2010 General Meeting
• January 6, 2010 General Meeting

• December 2, 2009 7th Annual Holiday Potluck
• November 4, 2009 General Meeting
• October 7, 2009 General Meeting
• 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