Elvis Presley Continentals Fan Club began in 1956, when four ladies, who were Elvis Presley fans got together with the intention of starting a Fan Club for Elvis. It is said that when they mentioned that to Elvis he replied.."I don't need all that fuss". They replied we are going to start you a Fan Club, and asked what to name the club, Elvis replied, "How about Elvis Presley Continentals after one of my favorite cars? We are the only club he ever named. Consequently our motto "The Club Elvis Named" was chosen. The Fan Club relocated to Florida in 1978 to combat the negative publicity that emerged after Elvis died on August 16th, 1977. These people felt that the public was not remembering that this was a man who gave so much happiness to so many people all over the world through his music, films and his concerts; a man who generously supported many charities as well as gave to individuals in need or just to make someone happy.