October 21, 2012    

A few club  members got together for lunch at the "GOOD TIMES CAFE"  at Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis.. Company and the food was great!  This is a good place to have a club meeting sometime..  We will do it again and plan a club meeting.

                               
GOOD TIMES CAFE  www.goodtimesdowntown.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                         

        
        
CHRISTMAS FAN PROJECT


Christmas 2011 gifts donated to  a sponsored family
through the Highway City Assistance Program

2012 Basket of necessities donated to a sponsored family through the Highway City Assistance Program. Delivered by Sue Sloper, Director

 

Club Attended Events
       


January 9, 2013 Maggie & Kay arrived in Hawaii to attend the Elvis Aloha Hawaii 40th  anniversary event.
A thousand Elvis fans attended this event from all over the world.


Maggie & Kay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.  They had a Elvis store set up for us and lots of entertainment and was treated like Royalty.


January 10, 2013 Kay & Maggie toured the Island and stopped at the Hilo Hattie department store where they entertained us and had lots of Elvis merchandise


Conversations on Elvis.  Guests included Larry Keller who  started out as Elvis' hair dresser and then became a very close friend.  His stories of his friendship with Elvis are amazing.


Also at conversations were the Tui sisters.  Vicky was in It Happened at the Worlds Fair.  And both of them were in Girls Girls Girls.

Here Andy Childs entertained us at the Tapa Tapa Bar at the Hilton. 

Here we are at Pearl Harbor where they displayed a picture of Elvis when he was in Hawaii to do the concert to raise money for the building of Memorial.

Approaching the Memorial building by boat.

 

 

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Inside the Memorial at the wall where they list all the brave soldiers who lost their life.


Plaque commemorating Memorial and the history of Pearl Harbor.


 

 

 

 

 


Bill Baise, one of the original members of the Stamps Quartet.


The Stamps Quartet at the Sunday morning Gospel show.
 


Kay hanging on the the Elvis Statue in front of the Blaisdell Arena where the Aloha From Hawaii Concert was held 40 years ago.


In front of the stage where the enhanced video performance of the concert is going to take place.

During intermission the Stamps came on stage and told us how on the day of the performance Elvis was so nervous he had them sing Sweet Sweet Spirit to him 8 times in his dressing room bathroom.  Then they sang it for us.

Marion Cocke at the Blaisdell Arena.

We got to tour the backstage and in the dressing room were the outfits Elvis wore.

Here is the Governor of Hawaii, who happened to be in attendance at the concert 40 years ago,  presenting Jack Soden a proclamation declaring January 14, 2013 Elvis Presley Day. 

Mother Dolores Hart Book Signing, Fresno, CA


June 23, 2013 Mother Dolores Hart came to Fresno, CA. She co-stared with Elvis in "Loving You" and "King Creole"


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book signing for her book called "The Ear Of The Heart" and her video "God is the bigger Elvis"
 


We were able to ask Mother Dolores questions and she gracefully answered all our questions.
Elvis Fest 2013 Las Vegas, NV


LVH Hotel formerly the Hilton where Elvis preformed 831 sold out shows.


Elvis has been brought inside the LVH Hotel lobby


looking out from LVH Hotel room on the 19th floor

     


Joe telling stories of Elvis in the LVH Elvis dressing room reception area called the Green Room


Elvis' original dressing room listening to Joe Esposito tell stories.
Pictured: Sandi, Bev, Maggie


Joe telling some funny stories about Elvis


Jerry Schilling signing autographs after telling great stories about Elvis.


LVH show room. The Hilton show room where Elvis preformed 831 shows. Pictured: Kathy, Carol, Sandi, Barbara, Bev, Maggie
 

Elvis Fest 2014 Las Vegas, NV

Co-star Cynthia Pepper from Kissing Cousins

    

No Elvis Fest would be complete without Elvis' best friend Jerry Shilling sharing his wonderful memories

DJ Fontana Elvis' original drummer  and friend tells wonderful stories about their travels back in the 50's


Sweet Inspirations and the Stamps back together again in Las Vegas in a show recreating one of Elvis' 758 sold out shows

                  

Ed Enoch of the Stamps Estelle Brown of the Sweet Inspirations and Shirley Dieu who was Joe Esposito girlfriend and friend to Elvis
 

 

Marian Cocke, Elvis' friend and nurse, she called him BABE. Marian was a very special lady to Elvis and his fans

GRACELAND ELVIS WEEK 2014
Touring Graceland and the Museums


Maggie Ratliff


Maggie, Kay, Shelley, & Carrie

A few fans got together and made a Memphis, TN trip to tour Graceland.

Nothing better than a good trip with good friends and  visiting Elvis' home.
 


Carrie Phillips, Maggie Ratliff, Kay Chapman and Shelley Lafrance


Kay Chapman


Elvis' Hall of Fame

   
Former Racket Ball Court, now the Trophy Room, wall to wall floor to ceiling awards.

    
At the Peabody Hotel watching the famous Parade of the Ducks


Coming down from the Peabody DUCK Suite and heading to the fountain.

We love listening to Sirius Radio Elvis station which comes live from Graceland and plays only Elvis music 24/7.  But with much more than music, stories and interviews with those who knew and worked with Elvis.  It's like being at Graceland without being there.

FAN CLUB FUN NIGHTS

Dinner at Cattleman's for fan member, Ruth's Birthday celebration.

We have lots of fun celebrating our Birthdays

Carrie, Kay, Maggie & Bev.  Celebrating a Members Surprise Birthday party, 50's style, and Flat Elvis joined us.

Club member Kay Chapman having fun sitting on the saddle at Texas Roadhouse

Club get together to watch a  Elvis Concert

Enjoying The Sweet Inspirations when they came to Fresno

  

        

Maggie Ratliff, President

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