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Turtle Club Origin Story

I was a student nurse in a dorm. The approximate date was May 10, 1970. The nurse who inducted me was a fellow student named Mary Patt. After I became a Turtle, I inducted my father (a former Marine), my mother, my brother and my sister. From that day on I have...

Turtle Club Origin Story

When I was 19 I began working in a physicians office and my co-worker and best friend Kaye introduced me to The Turtle Assoc and got me my card. I still have my original card but it has my maiden name on it, can I get a new card with my full name on it. My birthday...

Turtle Club Origin Story

In 1970 I enlisted into the US Army. I went to Germany and several of the soldiers I was stationed with were Turtles. On several occasions, when we had downtime, we would talk about the Turtles. They encouraged me to apply for membership. But, I was always so busy, I...

Turtle Club Origin Story

As a young man working in the Antarctic, I would go to the OFFICER's Club at McMurdo Station every night for movies (Mostly TV Shows via reel to reel projectors like movies). Beers were required and hanging around after the movie was almost mandatory. A traveling...

Turtle Club Origin Story

My memory of becoming a turtle involves The Pub in Mt. Pleasant, MI while I was a student at CMU. When I pulled out my card (in 2019) after a discussion with co-workers about the Turtle Club, I saw it was dated 1983, before I was at CMU - my memory was fun, I will...

Turtle Club Origin Story

The summer of 1969 during a Playboy party at the Reading Airshow, my father introduced me to the Turtle Club. Mike Origin Date: 04/07/1969  

Turtle Club Origin Story

I was at a Masonic event when a brother approached me with another brother and he asked "Are you a turtle" to which I answered "no, but I'd like to be". The man then pulled out his card and began asking me questions to which I answered (and not easily I might add)...

Turtle Club Origin Story

I was surfing the net looking for other Masonic groups being I'm a freemason as well. Came across something called ANCIENT AND HONORABLE ORDER OF TURTLES, I thought it was crazy when I first seen it, so I looked into it more found out it's history, and from there,...

Turtle Club Origin Story

My father.Chief Petty Edward Phillip DiGirolamo. Retired Navy WII. Was an Aviation Metal Smith. I lost his turtle pin and card. I have been a turtle forever Diana

Turtle Club Origin Story

In 1966 I moved from San Francisco to China Lake. I worked there for a year before going to CSULB to finish college. I worked for a government contractor and was assigned to the Weapon System Analysis Group at Michelson Lab. One of the members of the Group was a...

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