Ancient & Honorable Order of Turtles


Are you a Turtle?

“Turtles are bright eyed, bushy tailed, fearless and unafraid folk with a fighter pilot attitude. They think clean, have fun a lot, and recognize the fact that you never get anyplace in life worthwhile unless you stick your neck out.”

per Captain Hugh P. McGowan, U.S. Army Air Corps/U.S. Air Force Reserve (Ret.)

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You are Invited to Join the Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles

A Tradition Dating Back to WWII

What started out as a way for WWII pilots to blow off steam has blossomed into an ever growing community. Turtles can be found around the globe who will respond to the password when challenged.

It all starts with a simple question. Are you a Turtle?
From there the laughter and fun begins!
The riddle challenge is a great way to challenge your friends to open their minds and think a little differently! Each riddle is Dirty Sounding, but offers a very clean answer. You could draw a picture of the answer and hand to a child or your Grandmother! Don’t be fooled and think to prove that you are Pure Minded and qualify to join the Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles.

You can take the riddle test online and receive a virtual membership card or join us during a virtual meeting to be inducted. All are welcome to join. No judgement or entry fee. Simply be willing to step up to the challenge, laugh and have fun. 

Honorable Turtle Membership provides a few more benefits. As an Honorable Turtle you receive discounts on shop purchases, receive a listing in our map and your own pond can be listed on the map!

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As your Pond grows you can find ways to positively influence your community.

Membership Cards

A few styles of cards are available to order, or you can have a custom design created.

T-Shirts & More

A wide variety of shirts, sweatshirts, blankets, flags, coffee mugs and more can be found in our shop that are printed on demand and shipped directly to you!

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Bloop! Bloop! Calling all Turtles! Derby Time!!

Bloop! Bloop! Calling all Turtles! Derby Time!!

The Kentucky Derby will run this Saturday. We will replay the Turtle Derby at 6 pm EST sharp in time to catch the KD. Join us using Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 871 7316 1152 Passcode:...

Your in Good Company!

Here are a few famous Turtles

George Carlin

My grandfather was a member of the Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles and his last breath was “You Bet Your Sweet Ass I Am!” At 95 he still enjoyed a short cocktail with friends and his laugh was infectious. So thankful for the fellowship provided by the Turtle association and thankful for Turtle Club Us in keeping the tradition going!

- Dawn S. (You Bet Your Sweet Ass I Am!)

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Eclectic Sales & Creative Marketing, LLC was founded in 2009 by Dave Crabill to serve the marketing needs of small business locally. Since that time the resources and skills developed by Dave and his team have been leveraged to help out a variety of niches that are close to Dave’s heart, including the Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles Pond. He created, Turtle Club US.

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