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Valerie Taylor-Crow

Bachelor & Masters Degree in Criminal Justice; Paralegal Certificate; Paralegal: Family Law, Estate Planning; Jackson County Citizen's Review Board #2 Advocate for Children in Foster Care; Eagle Point Senior Center Board; Former Food for Friends Volunteer; Former Neighborhood Coordinator Eagle Point Food Project; Neighborhood Watch Captain; Co-Chair Eagle Point Women's Club Book Group

Christmas Gathering-December 2019

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | December 20, 2019

The Book Club held an annual Christmas gathering on December 18th at the home of Jan Griffin. We had a short discussion regarding the November book choice "The Silver Star" by Jeannette Walls. The group shared some delightful finger foods and conversation. The members had previously decided to contribute to the Smart Reading Program as […]

December 2019 Book Club Gathering

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | November 20, 2019

Due to the annual Christmas luncheon at the RVCC, the December meeting of the book club will be held on Wednesday, December 18th. We will meet at the home of Jan Griffin and jointly share refreshments along with a discussion of our November book choice, 'The Silver Star' by Jeanette Walls. The group has decided […]

Book Club September 2019

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | September 11, 2019

Ten ladies met at the home of Valerie Taylor-Crow to discuss the non-fiction crime genre in the book "The Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson. The book depicts the onerous task of the building of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the people who played an intricate role in the creation of […]

August Book Club Change

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | July 12, 2019

The Book Club will be going 'dark' for the month of August. Kristine Frey is unable to host, and at this late juncture we have decided to skip a month and regroup due to smaller attendance this summer. We will meet again in September. Please check the calendar for updates.

June 2019 Book Club

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | June 19, 2019

Members of the Book Group met at the home of Betty Kennedy to discuss "The Tattooist of Auschwitz", a novel by Australian author Heather Morris. The novel is based on a true story as told to the author by a Slovakian Jew of his experiences as a prisoner of Auschwitz-Birkenau during the Holocaust. He related […]

Book Club Change for December

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | November 15, 2018

The December holiday party for the Book Club has been changed to Wednesday, December 19th. This is due to the annual 2nd Wednesday EPWC holiday luncheon at the Rogue Valley Country Club. We will still plan on meeting at the home of Jan Griffin.

September 2018 Book Club Gathering

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | September 13, 2018

Eight ladies gathered at the home of Valerie Taylor-Crow to discuss the September book choice, “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” by author, Lisa See. In rendering the complex joy of the mother-daughter bond, Lisa See dedicated this novel to her own mother, author Carolyn See, who died in 2016. Li-yan and her family align […]

June Book Club Change

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | May 21, 2018

The June Book Club meeting will be held at the home of Sheris Fine. We will discuss the original book choice selected by Virginia Felker, "A Piece of the World" by Christina Baker Kline. See you all next month for another interesting discussion. Valerie Taylor-Crow Co-Chair

April Book Club Gathering

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | April 28, 2018

Author Clive Rosengren shared stories about the writing life at the April book club meeting at Jenn Ashton’s Home. Clive has written a series of mystery books featuring private eye and actor Eddie Collins. Just recently, Clive’s series was listed in “Ten of the Best Hollywood Crime Novels.” "Murder Unscripted" was the selected book choice […]

May Book Club – Changes

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | April 20, 2018

The May Book Club gathering will be held at Susan Watson's home instead of Phyllis Earls. We will discuss the original book choice "The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry" written by Gabrielle Zevin. This will be a joint group effort to facilitate the discussion. Please bring finger foods to share with the attendees. Susan […]

Change for September, 2017 Book Club Gathering

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | August 3, 2017

The September book club meeting will now be held at the home of Kristine Frey. She has chosen “The Walk” by Richard Paul Evans as the monthly book discussion. Jenn Ashton, who originally planned on hosting for September will now switch to the month of November. We will be reading the same original book choice, […]

September/November Book Club Hostess Swap

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | June 11, 2016

Due to a change in travel plans, the September Book Club meeting will be held at the home of Lynn Leissler. The November meeting will be held at the home of Valerie Taylor-Crow. The book choices will remain the same as previously announced. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact either Lynn […]

July 2016 Book Choice

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | March 22, 2016

The July 2016 book choice hosted by Phyllis Earls will be “The Burgess Boys” by Elizabeth Strout. Our list is now completed for the year! Because our group has continued to grow by leaps and bounds with 21 members, we have determined that it is necessary to start a wait-list. This will ensure that all […]

2016 Book Club Items/Changes/Additions

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | March 12, 2016

The June 2016 Book Club choice hosted by Carolyn Stieber will be: “H is for Hawk” by Helen Macdonald. The November 2016 Book club choice hosted by Lynn Leissler has been changed to “Lisette’s List” by Susan Vreeland.

Book Club Updates for 2016

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | February 13, 2016

The November 2016 Book Club choice will be “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks. The gathering will be hosted by Lynn Leissler. The December 2016 holiday/favourite book gathering will be held at the home of Charmaine Lewis with co-host, Virginia Felker. We will meet on the third Wednesday of the month instead of the […]

December Book Club Gathering

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | November 13, 2015

The December Book Club group will be held on the third Wednesday of the month, December 16th due to the ladies luncheon held at the Rogue Valley Country Club on December 9th. There will also be a change in location. Our original hostess, Jan Griffin is still recovering from a recent injury and we all […]

September 2015 Book Club Group Discussion

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | September 9, 2015

Thirteen ladies gathered at the home of Valerie Taylor-Crow to discuss “The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty. This book illustrates the rich history of the 1920’s, 30’s and beyond touching on issues like the orphan trains to equal rights for women. Only a few years becoming a silent film star, fifteen-year old Louise Brooks leaves Wichita, […]

October 2015 Book Club Changes

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | September 9, 2015

The upcoming October 14, 2015 book club gathering will be at the home of Sheris Fine. The book choice has been changed from the original posting and will now be “The Girl On The Train” by Paula Hawkins. Regards, Valerie and Lynn Co-Chair(s)

Upcoming Changes for August 2015 Book Club

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | July 11, 2015

The upcoming August 2015 Book Club choice will be “Daughter of Fortune” by Isabel Allende. The group will be meeting at the Eagle Point Library venue in lieu of the residence of the original hostess who is unable to attend. We hope to see you all there! Best, Valerie and Lynn

Congratulations to Carolyn Stieber – Volunteer Extraordinaire!!!

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | November 27, 2013

I just wanted to take a moment to congratulate Carolyn Stieber who attended/completed her CRB training in Klamath Falls in November 2013. She has now been sworn in as an appointee to the Jackson County Citizens Review Board 2. She will be joining the same board that I currently serve on that is an independent […]

October 2013 Book Club – “Small Sacrifices”

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | October 12, 2013

Nine (9) ladies met at the home of Carolyn Stieber to discuss Valerie Taylor-Crow’s choice of “Small Sacrifices” written by true crime author Ann Rule. This is the actual story of Diane Downs, the mother of three children who subsequently shot her three children, thereby killing one and seriously wounding the other surviving two. Diane […]

Thank-You to Ashpole Center Volunteers-Candidate Forum-May 13, 2013

By Valerie Taylor-Crow | June 18, 2013

I am the current Secretary on the Board of the Eagle Point Senior Center. President Jerry Zieman asked me to contact the EPWC to ensure that the following ladies were personally thanked through the next Email Blast for providing cookies/refreshments at the recent School Board Candidate Forum. This was held at the Ashpole Center on […]