Spring and Fall Events


KSMD Spring Meeting on

April 28, 2018

The Spring meeting of KSMD will be held at the Idle Hour Country Club in Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday, April 28, 2018 beginning at 11:45 a.m. Following the usual preceding events, a delicious luncheon beginning with chilled strawberry soup and continuing with chicken and wild mushroom crepes served with a sherry cream sauce, and asparagus and wild rice pilaf, including soft rolls and butter, along with your choices of coffee, iced tea, lemonade and water, followed by a panna cotta desert made of vanilla with strawberry coulis and fresh strawberries will be served. After said lunch Stephen M. Vest will give an enlightening and very entertaining talk on the topic of Six Degrees of Separation Kentucky Style. You will love this talk.

Stephen M. Vest

Guest Speaker

Stephen M. Vest is the editor, publisher and founder of Kentucky Monthly magazine, which won the Governor Award (Media) in 2005. Vest, along with long-time journalist Michael Embry, founded Kentucky Monthly in 1998 and today it has a circulation of more than 35,000 with readers in every state. He’s also the author of Unexpected Inheritance (Butler Books 2014), two collections of his columns, and the publisher of the 2012 anthology Kentucky’s Twelve Days of Christmas.

A native Kentuckian, Vest holds degrees from the University of Louisville (1986) and Murray State University (MFA in Creative Nonfiction. 2011). His work has appeared in The Journal of Kentucky.

Studies, Still (and others). He has been anthologized in Of Woods and Waters: An Outdoor Reader and is a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky. He is also the editor of SAR Magazine, the National Society Sons of the American Revolution’s quarterly magazine.

Vest and his wife, Kay, reside in Frankfort with the youngest of their four delightful children.

Near the end of proceeding there will be a drawing for a special gift for which every KSMD member or guest will be eligible to win. The luncheon cost for each person attending is only $37.50, so you are encouraged to get your orders in as soon as possible. Anyone having a food allergy with reference to any item on the menu must refer to such a problem in their acceptance of the KMSD invitation in order for an acceptable food replacement to be made available.

The Spring meeting is almost always a gorgeous time of the year to come to Lexington to view the newly blossoming dogwood trees and flowers, and to see the beautiful horses grazing on the many horse farms in the area. With Derby Day barely around the corner and everyone already in an excited and celebratory mood, it’s a great time to join your fellow Mayflower descendants, at least some of whom are sure to be your cousins. Both before and after the meeting’s formalities, members and guests are encouraged to mingle and talk and get to know one another.  

 Stay tuned for further details. Members and guests, be sure to sign up for this event ASAP!