Sure, it’s great to be a Kentucky Colonel. Our friends are impressed with your certificate on the wall no matter where you live.
Your Kentucky Colonel commission is a lifetime appointment. Your membership in the Kentucky Colonels is voluntary and simply requires a regular donation to our Good Works Program annually. 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:
Good Works Program
1717 Alliant Avenue
Louisville, KY 40299
Active Duty 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. Those nominations are appropriately vetted and forwarded on to the Governor’s Office for processing and commissioning.
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, 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 2015, 1,300 Colonels from 30 states and 2 countries flocked to Louisville on the first weekend in November.