Meet The President
Jordan And Bill Burk From "Elvis World" Magazine. Receiving "Elvis World Fan Of The Year" Award. (Aug 2003)
For all those that don't know me, My name is Jordan Ritchie and I am the President of Universally Elvis Fan Club - Memphis.
Alot of people ask me how did you become an Elvis fan?
Was it my parent's influence?? Nope!
I was four years old -- the year 1986 -- I had just heard "Jailhouse Rock" on the Jukebox at a local restaurant down in my old hangout -Florida... I then begged my parents to
give me some change so I could play some more songs from this "Elvis Guy".. My parents were not fans at the time, but they gave in and I must have repeated "Jailhouse Rock" over and over.. Until we had to leave.
Back In The Day, My father and I listening to that first Elvis Tape??? (1985)
That Christmas my parents bought me an Elvis tape of my own "Elvis Gold Records Volume 1".. Since then I've collected everything I could get my hands on. Thus, in turn my
mother became a BIG Elvis fan.. My father on the other hand just barely tolerates, in his terms, the "Elvis Disease".
My Mother, also vice president of the club, and Jordan (Dec 1996)
We (my parents and I) had visited Memphis numerous times starting in 1995, and we fell in love with the city, the people, and their southern hospitality which is non-existent
in Florida (at least where I was from). In June of 1999 we made the decision to move from Florida to Memphis.
This is when I came up with the idea to Run a Memphis based Elvis Fan Club.. After all it's the epicenter of all things Elvis! That's when "Universally Elvis Fan Club -
Memphis" was born.
I also devote some (well most) of my spare time with my other websites "Jordan's Elvis World", and "Elvis News Network (ENN)". (http://www.jordans-elvis-world.com) -
One of our main charities we support is the Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center here in Memphis. This facility is the only Level I Trauma center in the Memphis area and it
relies heavily on donations.
I hope this page gave you a better insight about me and I hope you enjoy all the websites, and this Fan Club :) ....