Elvis Presley Continentals Fan Club began in Memphis Tenn. in the year 1955, 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? Hence we are Elvis Presley Continentals Fan Club. We are the only club he ever named.  Consequently our motto "The Only Club Elvis Ever Named" was chosen. Our 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. 
Our club has contributed to many charities over the years but our main beneficiary is the Russell Home, Orlando, Florida.  The Russell Home, a home for atypical children, is non-profit, existing primarily on donations from individuals and organizations such as ours.  We feel that supporting a charity close to home base is important to those of us who do most of the work involved in managing the club.  Elvis contributed to many charities in his hometown and Elvis Presley Continentals Fan Club,  follows his lead.  We also make donations to The Elvis Presley Trauma Center, Presley Place and The Wounded Worriers. Since 2008 Our Club has gone to our Charity to have a party in their home for "The kids" to enjoy !!
We do lots of events over the course of a year. Our main event each year is our annual Elvis Presley Continentals Ultimate Contest and Festival. This is held in Kissimmee in July. The festival, which is open to the public, gives everyone the opportunity to purchase Elvis memorabilia as well as the chance to meet those closest to Elvis. We also have a Concert Show,  an Ultimate Contest and an Elvis Gospel Brunch Show for Elvis Fans to enjoy a Great "Elvis" evening. 
FIRST AND FOREMOST, the members of the Elvis Presley Continentals Fan Club, strive to keep the memory of Elvis alive and in good repair.  We will try to conduct ourselves and the club in a way that Elvis would approve.  It is HIS memory we preserve and we promise to do so with the dignity he so richly deserves.  Elvis Presley was and always will be the most influential person in the world of popular music.  The world must never forget him!
Club History
A Tribute to Patsy Crossman a Past Officer of our club "Elvis Presley Continentals Fan Club" (Secretary) She was one of the four girls who started our club with the help and approval of Elvis Presley
 PATSY T. (NICE) ((CLAPHAM)) CROSSMAN Obituary - COLCHESTER - Patsy Tear (Clapham) (Nice) Crossman, 77, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester. Patsy is survived by daughter, Flora Stevens/Cochran of Shelburne. During her high school years she was friends with Dixie Locke who at the time was dating Elvis Presley. Patsy became close friends with Elvis during this time and started his very first fan club. Read more about this fan club and Patsy at http://www.epcontinentals.com/. The family extends thanks to the staff at Fletcher Allen Hospital and special thanks to the staff at Green Mountain Nursing Home for the loving care and friendship they provided Patsy during her stay. A service was held for Patsy at Green Mountain Nursing Home, Memorial contributions in Patsy's name was made to Green Mountain Nursing Home, 475 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester, VT 05446. 
 Vermont Woman Behind Elvis Fan Club
 Video on Patsy telling about Elvis and the Club (link below)

 The Green Mountain Nursing Home is full of history-- in the lives its residents have led. And Patsy Crossman loves telling her stories.
 "This is me, and this is the great one!" she exclaims.
 She was born in Mississippi but moved to Memphis, where a young heartthrob was burning up the radio with his edgy rock. Crossman was hooked and in the mid-1950s she helped start the official Elvis fan club.
 "Elvis was always such a considerate man," she says.
 The club was called the "Elvis Presley Continentals Fan Club" for Elvis Presley... Continentals at Elvis's own suggestion. He drove a Continental at the time.
 "It cost a dollar a year to join the fan club back then," Crossman explains.
 That dollar got fans a Membership card, a newsletter, photos, Elvis's concert schedule and more. Crossman was the club's secretary and worked near where the King lived-- Graceland-- connecting fans with their favorite performer.
 "My work was to get the letters out, answer the letters, and mail them," she explains.
 There are now hundreds if not thousands of Elvis fan clubs out there but Crossman says hers was the original. When she moved from Tennessee to Florida, she started another chapter there. And now that she's in Vermont near her daughter, she still gets the club newsletter. The 72 year old keeps Elvis close to her heart-- literally-- with a pendant, and sports Elvis earrings around the nursing home, too. But her prized possession is a snapshot-- it shows Patsy Nice Crossman, Elvis Presley, Jean Drew and Pam Drew 
 "I was in my 20s," she says.
 Crossman says Presley was a gentleman every time she saw him and regrets that some people remember the legend for his health problems or stories of drug use as much as they do for his impact on music. So she focuses on the performer she knew. The young Elvis -- the handsome Elvis who made her swoon with his songs.
 "I'll never forget him," she says.
 And she'll never hold another celebrity in such high esteem.
Below is the picture of three of the four ladies who started our club, Our first Officers. The fourth Officer is taking the picture. Joan West (Treasurer) A picture of our fourth Officer ( later then at the time) 
Back two - Patsy Nice- Our first Secratary, and Elvis Preslsy
Front two  Jean Drew our first President and Pam Drew our first Vice-President 

Tthe lady taken the picture. Our first Treasurer Joan West