The Abilene Writers Guild is an organization of writers, both professional and beginning, who meet monthly for education, sharing, and encouragement. Membership opportunities include contests, critique groups, and sharing of information.
Every 4th Thursday at 7:00 P.M.
November - 3rd Thursday
December - no meeting
Senior Citizens Ctr
2625 South 7th
Abilene, Texas 79605
Thursday, February 27 2014
Witness to History
Speaker, Gene Boone
Here's an artcle about Gene Boone and what he "witnessed" on a November day in 1962 that was published in the Report News.
Here is his bio:
My wife Charmaine and I have been married for 54 years – have 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. We have been in and out of Abilene for several years — we returned recently in 2010 from a 7 year “full-time RVing” experience.
I graduated from ACU with a BS in psychology and some post graduate work.
Presently I am retired after serving as president of Foster’s Home Foundation and president/CEO of Foster’s Home for Children in Stephenville, TX for 20 years. I was the executive director at the Abilene Boys Ranch (Ben Richey’s boy’s ranch), with the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, and Medina Children’s Home. I served as chief probation officer of the 259th judicial district for Jones & Shackelford counties and spent 10 years serving as a deputy sheriff for Dallas County from 1962-1972. I hold professional licenses as a Master Social Worker — Advanced Practioner and Child Care Administrator.
My life goals have been working with people, adults and children, to help make them successful in life outside the criminal and social welfare system.