Now in its 41st year, the newsletter was originally a paper-based publication written by members of Bill and Barbara Hutton's Club Elite North America (AKA Club Elite USA, Club Elite) between 1971 and 2004. Drafts were created using typewriters, photographs, tape and photocopiers; eventually evolving to early word processors and printers. Issues were hand-packaged into envelopes, postage stamps applied, then taken in large boxes to the post office for mailing to memebrs.
During the 1990's, Club Elite North America and Club Elite UK also colloborated on combined issues of the Club Elite International Newsletter. The quality of the content and printing had evolved significantly, but issues still had to be put in envelopes and mailed to a large number of members.