March 30, 2004
PO Box 69
We received your new fan club profile, Official Fan Club/EPE Agreement and membership list. Gracelarid would like to WELCOME you into the Elvis World! Your club has been registered and is now on the active files at Graceland. We know that you will enjoy being associated with the exciting happenings with Elvis' home, career, and with other Elvis fans from around the world. We will keep you posted on activities at Graceland through our Fan Club mailings, web site, e-mails, and faxes.
Please be sure to read the enclosed information regarding President's Forum for exciting information on corresponding with other fan clubs online. If you have provided us with an email address, you should be receiving Fan Club E-newsletters each week with updates on things going on in the Elvis world.
I have enclosed ideas and suggestions that may help you in this new endeavor and a copy of the EPE/Fan Club Agreement that you signed. Also, you will find a listing of fan clubs in Tennessee and your area for your information.
If we can be of any assistance, please don't hesitate to call, write, fax, or e-mail. We thank you so much for your continued support of Elvis Aaron Presley. We are very happy to welcome you aboard and look forward to working more closely with you.
Fan Relations Manager
GRACELAND DIVISION OF
ELVIS PRESLEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
From the singer and the author of songs Paul Evans:
How nice to hear from a member of the Russian Elvis Presley Fan Club. Please send my best wishes to your fellow and sister members.
I'm glad that you enjoyed my site and am happy to answer your questions.
Thanks again for writing. My best wishes to you….
Songwriter from USA
From the american actress Jennifer Holden, who starred with Elvis in the movie "Jailhouse Rock" in 1957:
I would love to be a honorary member of your official Elvis Presley fan club. I am thrilled to know that with the change of times, people in Russia now have excess to western world music and artists openly, and no need to hide their interests. I think that not many people in the western world, especially in the USA, know how hard it was for the russian people to enjoy great artists from the west. I would like to let them all know about this freedom of choice is not highly appreciated here, it is taken for granted. I am soooo happy for all of you!
Hugs, blessings and greetings to Russia and all it's fans, especially to your fan club. Keep up the good work.>
From Elvis' friend and a member of The Memphis Mafia Marty Lacker:
I do appreciate the fact that you and your members are helping to keep Elvis' memory alive. I am aware that Elvis was once banned in Russia and that there was an underground Elvis movement in those years. I know he would be happy to know what you and your club are doing.
Please say hello to your members for me and the guys.
Hello, Moscow was beautiful! I loved it. I loved the history, we had someone take us around and show us everything. It was great, And the people in Russia were very nice to us!
Thank you for all of your kind words.
(Russ Howe, the famous Elvis' collector from USA)
We are thrilled to have you join our Elvis Presley Family. You mentioned that you would like to correspond with other fans around the world and we have a way for you to do that. Anytime you would like to contact us about things written/produced about Elvis, please feel free to do so . We will be happy to share with you our knowledge of the different projects about Elvis.
Thanks again and we are thrilled to have you in our Elvis Family. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance to you and your club's efforts.
Fan Relations Manager
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
I am the new Editor of the Elvis Mafia Newsletter, working with Linda Lee, and am very excited about including news from your fan club in our newsletter.
Please send anything about you two and your club and club members that you would like to share with us. And any pictures you might have to share.
I have been an Elvis Fan since 1954, when my father took me to see him. I was only 6 years old at the time but I fell in love and have loved Elvis ever since. Was lucky enough to see him several time during his life.
You cannot imagine how thrilled I am to know of the work you are doing for Elvis in your country! It's so exciting and I want to know much more about your club.
State of Texas, USA
I hope that you do not mind me writing to you.
I was wondering if you would like to become friends with me through the love of Elvis.
I am 57 years old and have loved Elvis dearly since I was 14.
I am married with three children and six grandchildren.
I have many Elvis friends whom I writ to around the world and love being a member of the Elvis family of friends.
If you write to back to me I will tell you more about myself and my love for Elvis.
Hope to hear from you soon
I am so glad that your club is doing so well. We are blessed to have people like you and your husband to help keep Elvis' memory alive. Keep up the good work. If I can ever be of any help please let me know. Hope to hear from you again very soon.
Always For Elvis,
President of Elvis Mafia Fan Club, USA
I'm like you regarding Elvis and I've been following Elvis' career day by day since I first heard him on the radio in 1955. I didn't know his name nor what he looked like so from that day forward I searched for anything I could find about Elvis. I love anything Elvis but I don't buying everything especially the caricature souvenirs. Most of all I must have the music, DVDs & videos. I listen to Elvis every day and like you I can listen to him every moment. I love to watch Elvis' movies and I do watch them plenty of times. I am so glad to have them all so I can watch them anytime.
I feel so fortunate to have seen Elvis in concert 4 times.
(1) In the Houston Astrodome in 1970,
(2) International Hotel in Las Vegas 1971,
(3) San Antonio, TX April 18, 1972 (was filmed for "Elvis On Tour";
(4) I saw Elvis the last time in San Antonio, TX in August 1976.
I've been lucky to have traveled to Memphis in January for the birthday celebration and in August for Elvis Week for the past several years. I was there last in January 2004 and plan on going to Elvis Week in Memphis in August. I am so looking forward to it. I Love it there and I know you would too. I hope you and Denis can travel to Memphis one of these days.
I belong to quite a few Elvis fan clubs. I belong to our local Elvis Club of Albuquerque here in town and I am Vice-President of "Rockin' With Elvis In The 50's" fan club. Our president Ann is from Arizona. We just started the fan club last year. It's an online fan club.
Will talk more as time goes along.
My regards to Denis.
Margaret , USA