We’re often asked, “How can I become more involved with the Kentucky Colonels?”
Your Kentucky Colonel commission is a lifetime appointment. Your membership in the Kentucky Colonels is voluntary and simply requires an annual donation to our Good Works Program. There are “Donate Now” buttons on every page of this website. If you prefer a good old-fashioned check, we can accommodate that. Just mail it to:
943 South First Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Active members of the Kentucky Colonels are defined as those who have make a donation to the Good Works Program. As a member, you can help grow the ranks of our organization by nominating someone you believe is deserving of becoming a Kentucky Colonel.
Don’t forget to show your Colonel Pride! Kentucky Colonel merchandise let’s our membership proclaim — beyond the certificate on their wall – “I am proud to be a Kentucky Colonel!” Browse our online boutique of assorted Kentucky Colonels merchandise (pssst…check back often, we’re constantly introducing new and personalized items for our Colonels.)
Then there are the social activities in which our history is indeed rich! From the Derby Eve galas of the 1930s to our trackside participation and post Derby Barbeques, and fall race days at historic Churchill Downs, the member colonels have historically found many ways to celebrate the Kentucky Colonels.
The most recent evolution of the Kentucky Colonels’ social activities was inaugurated in 2015 with a weekend celebration entitled simply, The Romp. In 2019, over 600 Colonels from 25 states, Canada, and Italy will flock to Louisville on the first weekend in November for what is now known as Colonels Homecoming Weekend (formerly known as The Romp).
If you’re a consumer of social media, please select from your preferred platform and engage with us on everything from Facebook and Twitter to Instagram and YouTube. We use those channels to keep members informed, share Colonels’ history and facts, as well as stage an occasional contest.