We have received many emails asking when the next MD to KY reunion will be held.
June 13-15, 2014
Please see 2014 MD to KY Reunion for more information.
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UPDATE September 24, 2012:
A small group of people are meeting in Kentucky the weekend of September 29-30, 2012, to have a preliminary discussion about a reunion to possibly be held in 2013 or 2014.
If you are in or near Kentucky and interested in helping to organize the next reunion, please leave your name and contact information in a comment to this post or send an email to the email address listed in the right hand column.
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What is needed is one or two people who are willing to coordinate and get and keep the ball rolling for the next physical reunion.
Please note that this is not a task for the half-hearted or disorganized. Anyone who has been involved in event planning can tell you that to put together a 2 or 3 day reunion with between 200 and 500 attendees is a daunting task.
The long answer is this: in June 2010, at the last MD to KY Reunion, it was announced that the 2010 Reunion would be the last unless others stepped forward. The core group of volunteers – in KY and in MD – who had organized and administered the Reunion for many years felt they had done their fair share and they no longer had the time or energy to continue, and, as importantly, felt that it was time for others to come forward and take on the responsibilities for future Reunions.
Several people did come forward. One of them, Chug Roberts, volunteered to set up and maintain a “virtual Reunion”, i.e., this web site. However, Chug was clear at the outset that his business and professional responsibilities did not allow time for him to take on the large task of organizing a physical Reunion.
The bottom line is that organizing and running a physical MD to KY Reunion is a LOT of work, and although there seems to be a lot of interest in continuing them, no one nor any group of people has stepped forward to continue doing the serious work necessary to make a physical Reunion happen.
If YOU are interested in working on a physical Reunion, please leave your name and contact information in a comment to this post. Then those of you who are interested should contact each other to get the ball rolling.
Based on previous Reunions, the main organizer(s) should live in the community where the physical Reunion is held.
Previous Reunions have been held in Kentucky and in Maryland. Past Reunions have attracted between 250 and 600 people, and that is a serious-sized event to design, organize, and administer.
The bottom line is that if YOU want a physical MD to KY Reunion to happen, then YOU or someone like you must volunteer to organize and coordinate the work of a large and serious undertaking. (Chug will help with Internet, database, and web matters if needed.)
So, if you are interested in helping with the next MD to KY Reunion, leave your information (name, phone or email, city where you live, what you are willing to do, and family names) in the comments to this post and then ya’ll contact each other. Self organizing works, but only if there are enough interested people.
Please do not leave comments suggesting how to go about this – only leave your information if YOU are willing to get involved and do some work. (Comments to this post that do not contain this information will be deleted.)