MEETING INFORMATION
April 2, 2020

AS OF THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020 ALL FUTURE MEETINGS OF THE CROCHET CLUB ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK THIS WEBSITE REGARDING YARN SUPPLIES AND AVAILABILITY.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING ARRANGEMENTS APPLIED TO THE MONTH OF MARCH ONLY.

Marion and Fran will now be in the parking lot at the top of the entrance to the underground parking (not the underground parking itself). Marion drives a bright gold Ford Escape so they should be easy to spot. Enter at the lights on Viscount across from Saunders Secondary School and you should easily spot them.

Thursday, March 26th 10:00 – 10:30 A.M.

Eastern Star Temple parking lot – vehicles to watch for – bright gold Ford Escape and a dark blue Dodge Caravan van.

This is how we will manage Social Distancing – 6 feet, 2 meters between members:

Members are asked to remain in their vehicle until Marion or Fran indicate it is their turn to pick up projects

Members who have traveled together can pick up projects together

Members will be limited to up three (3) projects each

Projects will not be signed out

If you have empty mesh bags, please return them if you come to pick up projects.

Do not bring blankets, they will not be received.

MARCH 2020 MEETINGS:

An Important Message – March meetings are cancelled.

Due to the uncertainty, concerns and recommendations from health officials regarding COVID-19, the Board has cancelled the March meetings of the Crochet Club. Thank you to the members who emailed their thoughts, insights and suggestions; it’s clear there is support for cancelling.

Projects

Many members indicated they need projects to work on. Although the meetings are cancelled, projects will be made available as follows:

Wednesday, March 25 - Time: 7:00 – 7:15 P.M.

Location: Underground parking – near the west end elevator at Westmount Shopping Centre

Thursday, March 26 – Time: 10:00 – 10:30 A.M.

Location: Parking lot Eastern Star Temple

Please note: times are very limited

projects will not be signed out

contact between members should be kept to a minimum

there is no need to “stock-pile” projects

we do not need blankets at this time. Do not bring blankets, they will not be received

if you have empty mesh bags, please return them if you come to pick up projects.

Thank you to everyone for their cooperation. Refer to local media for updates on COVID – 19 and continue to follow recommendations to safeguard your health and well being.

THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING WAS HELD ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24TH. AND WAS FOLLOWED BY THE VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON.

In September we distributed our completed blankets to agencies in London and the surrounding area. Over 900 blankets were given away this month - 6 agencies attended the night meeting and 12 agencies attended the day meeting.

Thanks to all the representatives from the agencies for sharing the histories of the agencies and providing insight into the effect our blankets have on the recipients.

The Crochet Club of London won the Pillar Community Impact Award!
MARCH 29, 2019

We were honoured to have been among the three finalists for this prestigious Award, and are thrilled to have won!

The Award was presented at Museum London on November 12th, 2008, and it included a financial gift of $2,500.

(We shall use the money over the course of the year for the purchase of yarn with which to make even lovelier blankets!)

The mission of the Crochet Club of London is to provide crocheted blankets/afghans to organizations that assist people in need, and to individuals such as fire victims, in and around London, Ontario. The Crochet Club also makes blankets/afghans for local organizations that help animals in need. Crochet Club blankets are never sold, they are donated to local charitable organizations in our community.