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JCK MEETINGS
First Wednesday Each Month from 7:00-9:00pm
SCHOLL CANYON ESTATES
1551 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale (map)

JCK Meeting Agendas and Minutes
(Scroll to bottom for Prior Meeting Archives)

JCK Granny Squares Lap Blanket Project
 
Tina, Manager of JoAnn's La Canada with Jerri Thomson showing blanket made from donated yarn
Jerri Thomson with Carol at Scholl Canyon Estates Retirement Community holding blanket donated by JCK
 
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MAY 2013 GENERAL MEETING
 
JCK GENERAL MEETING
Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 7:00-9:00pm

Scholl Canyon Estates Retirement Community

1551 East Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale, CA 91206
Scott & Donna Randon (818-956-3830)

Agenda
6:30pm: Meet and Greet, Sign In, Get Organized, etc.
7:00pm: Call to Order [Sandra Canfield, Programs]
    Hospitality Report [Sue Dietel, Hospitality]
    Secretary’s Report [Karin Igoyan, Secretary]
    Treasurer's Report [Cindy Vogel, Treasurer]
    Philanthropy Report [Judy Gregory, Philanthropy]
    Programs Report [Sandra Canfield, Programs]
   
JCK Charity Knit & Crochet Day [Judy Gregory, Event Coordinator]
    Announcements
    Break
    Granny Squares Charity Project [Jerri Thomson & Marie Benes]
   
Show and Share (didn't have time for this)
9:00pm: Adjourn


Minutes
7:10pm: Call to Order  Judy Gregory, VP
• 16 members were present.
• 1 new member: Nancy Pyne-Hapke -- attended JCK Knit and Crochet Day on April 27 and donated a large amount of worsted weight yarn for our Granny Squares Blankets Project.

Hospitality Sue Dietel, Hospitality
• Thanks to Sue Dietel and Marie Benes for bringing delicious snacks.

Secretary Karin Igoyan, Outgoing Secretary
• Minutes for the April 3 General Meeting were posted emailed to members May 5 and were posted on the website May 28. They were approved.
• Due to personal reasons, Karin Igoyan resigned as JCK Secretary. She will continue to attend meetings and participated in guild activities when possible.
• JCK is seeking a new Secretary and Alternate. If you're interested, please contact Evelyn Van Orden, President (evelyn@evelynarts.com).

Treasury Evelyn Van Orden for Cindy Vogel, Treasurer
• The balance in our treasury is $577.21 (includes $0.05 interest).
• Expenses for the JCK Charity Knit & Crochet Day were $136.66.
    • St. Luke's Church was paid $100.00 for room rental.
    • Sue Dietel was reimbursed $11.66 for potluck supplies.
    • Evelyn Van Orden was reimbursed $25.00 for printing supplies.
• Donations of $2 were received at the event.

Philanthropy Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy
• Afghans for Afghanistan: Judy reported reported that Afghans for Afghanistan is accepting wool items for children size 7-16 (sweaters, hats, socks, mittens). Judy is also sending items to "Wool-Aid". Judy will host an event at her house to put together blanket squares for Afghans for Afghanistan.
• Christ Child Society: No news.
• Knots of Love: Jerri Thomson reported that she received 15 hats from Sandra Ogden! Jerri will give them to Janice Ogata for her Knots of Love Knit and Knot-a-thon project.
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Operation Gratitude: Marsha Stoddard reminded us that hats and scarves in dark neutral colors are needed. Items are delivered in the Fall, but of course we can knit all year long and either save them till then or give to Marsha for safekeeping.

• Caps for Seamen: Sandra Ogden informed us that any color hats are needed, and scarves are appreciated too.
• Pine Ridge Indian Reservation: Donna Hovartos informed us that they have a great need for baby blankets. She volunteered to be the coordinator for this charity.
• Other Charities: Marsha Stoddard suggested that we send items to the needy in the United States.

Announcements
• We will hold our 11th Annual Christmas Potluck Party at St. Luke's Church on Wednesday, December 4. Judy has already reserved the venue. In exchange for using the church for this event, JCK will make items for the church's Christmas Bazarre Fundraiser.

Charity Knit & Crochet Day Judy Gregory, VP Philanthropy
• Sue Dietel thanked everyone for bringing delicious food for the potluck lunch.
• Nancy Pyne-Hapke attended the event and donated 4 large bnags full of yarn! She said more yarn is coming. Nancy is a crocheter, so our Granny Square Blankets Project grabbed her interest. We all wish her a warm welcome and hope she will continue to attend our meetings!
• The building was lovely and it was a fun day with lots of good food, demonstrations and a chance to chat and get to know one another better.
• Suggestions were offered on how we could do it differently in the future. We learned a lot from the experience, for example how to do the food, projects to work on, etc.

Granny Squares Lap Blanket Project Jerri Thomson & Marie Benes
• Jerri reported that about 20 lap blankets have been collected so far. :-)
• The plan is to give them away in the Fall when the weather is cooler.
• There are 7 retirement homes on our list so far. Let Jerri know if you have more suggestions.
• Jerri has a binder with pictures of the blankets, who made them and other information. Great  job Jerri!
• Jerri thanked everyone or participating.
• Evelyn reported that Montrose Healthcare Center is interested in receiving up to 12 blankets. The group agreed to give her 8 blankets to deliver.
• Donna suggested we make shawls, too, in the Fall.


9:00pm: Meeting Adjourned

JCK Granny Squares Lap Blanket Project
February through June 2013
Blankets crocheted by JCK for local nursing homes
Montrose Healthcare Center: 8 blankets donated May 9 in time for Mother's Day

At JCK Charity Knit and Crochet Day, April 27, 2013, St. Luke's Church:
Karin Igoyan, Judy Gregory, Sera Stammer, Jerri Thomson, Sandra Canfield, Linda Merrill, Megan Kreiner "Crochet a Zoo", Gohar Prior, Sue Dietel, Donna Hovartos, Irene Rezaie, Carole Buss with Friend, Marie Benes

 
Donna Hovartos with one of her many granny squares lap blankets

 Monica Sottolani, Linda Merrill, Monica's Daughters

 Karin Igoyan and Marsha Stoddard

 Deb Kac and Marie Benes

Thanks to everyone for crocheting such colorful blankets!

Photography by Evelyn Van Orden

PRIOR MEETING ARCHIVES 

     2013
• May 1, 2013 General Meeting   Photos: Granny Squares Lap Blankets
• April 3, 2013 General Meeting   Photos: Charity Knit & Crochet Day
• March 6, 2013 General Meeting
• February 6, 2013 JCK 10th Anniversary Party   Photos!
• January 2, 2013 General Meeting   Photos: AAUW Tech Trek Donations

     2012
• December 5, 2012 10th Annual Holiday Party  Photos
• November 7, 2012 General Meeting   Sponsor Shops
• 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

     2011
• 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

     2010
• 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

     2009
• 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

     2008
• 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

     2007
• 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

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

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