July 25, 2019- Scott Davis- Fallacies and Rhetoric in Writing
Scott Francis Davis hails from Neptune Township, NJ. Scott attended Brookdale College, majoring in Political Science. After his first year, Scott enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served in a myriad of capacities; Security Forces, recruiting, and as a liaison to the State Department, HQ USCENTCOM, the Royal Air Force, the Royal Australian Air Force, the Air Attaches office and several joint service commands. Scott is a veteran of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, to name just a few. He also served as a Technical Communications Instructor at the Professional Military Education Center at Dyess Air Force Base. Scott retired from active military service in December of 2011.
During his military career, Scott received thirty-seven national and command-level awards, including the coveted Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Award, which recognized him as one of the top twenty-four enlisted personnel in the United States Air Force. He was also selected as the Air Combat Command Security Forces Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year in 2005 for his leading combat patrols throughout Baghdad, Iraq, the incident-free escorting of over 650 distinguished visitors and 6,500 insurgent detainees throughout Iraq and the capture of 82 rocket propelled grenades and seven insurgents while performing duties as the Security Forces Patrol Master.
Scott has earned several undergraduate degrees; in history, criminal justice and human relations. He later added a Master of Arts degree in Teaching and Learning with Technology. Scott completed his postgraduate studies in history at the prestigious University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he was a Daniella Sciama Scholar. He is currently completing his doctoral research in the areas of intelligence and espionage.
Scott has been recognized as a Harry S. Truman National Scholar and has been inducted into the Golden Key International, the Alpha Sigma Lambda and the Delta Alpha Pi Honors Societies, to name a few. He is also a lifetime member of the National Forensics League and an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Robert D. Molay Chapter of the Free and Accepted Masons.
Scott and his wife Rebecca own a small ranch in Sweetwater, Texas. They have three children and six grandchildren. Scott is a devout Christian and cancer survivor. He has often been called upon to speak to Christian organizations regarding his faith and resolve.
Chad Mitchell is a gifted communicator. His unique, straight forward speaking style has given him the privilege to speak all over Texas and much of the U.S. Chad has a B.B.S from Hardin Simmons University and a M.Ed in Counseling and Human Development. Chad, has co-authored the internationally published book The Superman Syndrome and Brother's Keeper. Brother's Keeper is currently being turned into a movie, in which Mel Gibson's son, Milo Gibson portrays Chad Mitchell.
The Abilene Writers Guild celebrated it's 50th birthday at our May 2019 meeting. If you would like to recommend someone as a speaker, let us hear from you. Contact Program Chair Kay Talley at email@example.com, with suggestions.
Remember, we work on a limited budget! Our speakers receive a small honorarium and a one-year membership. We also have a specific meeting date and time for which speakers must be available.
Kay would also like to hear from you if you would be interested in presenting a program, or if you have a writing-related subject or question that might turn into a good program!
August 22, 2019- Glen Rogers
September 26, 2019- Chad Mitchell
Objectives: To study methods of writing and research,
To develop our talents as writers,
To promote interest in writing, and
To encourage our fellow writers at all times
Dr. Glenn Rogers is retired professor of philosophy and cultural studies. He holds three master’s degrees and two doctorates. His first book was published in 1986. Since then he has authored fifty-eight books—thirty-three non-fiction titles in such diverse fields as biblical studies, cultural studies, philosophy, sociopolitical concerns, and writing, as well as twenty-five mysteries and thrillers. Several of his non-fiction titles are college-level textbooks that continue to be used in colleges and seminaries. While many of Dr. Rogers’ books have been traditionally published, he is also an experienced indie publisher. Dr. Rogers offers seminars on novel writing as well as self-publishing.
Upcoming Meetings in 2019
Every 4th Thursday at 7:00 P.M.
Except-- 3rd Thursday in November
No meeting in December
Rose Park Senior Center
2625 South 7th
Abilene, Texas 79605