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Turtle Club Origin Story

During Freshman Orientation at SUNY Oswego on or about 9 SEP 1968 after the Deep Purple Concert. A group from our dorm were downtown at Buchlands (sp) quaffing a pint or two and Norm Michaels (Veteran US Navy Corpsman) ask me "Are you a turtle?". Never been asked that...

Turtle Club Origin Story

I became a turtle in 1974 thru Turtle Club in Sheridan, WY I was working as a bar tender when a girl came in with turtle rings on all ten fingers. I ask if she was a turtle and she replied YBYSAIA. I said sorry I didn' mean to insult her and she explained it to me and...

Turtle Club Origin Story

I met a lady who is an Eastern Star, she asked me if I was a turtle? I didn't know what she was talking about, when I asked her what did she mean by that she just smiled and said that I would be one day, pinched me on my jaw and walked away. It bothered me, and this...

Turtle Club Origin Story

Way back while in high school during the 1960s a friend introduced me to The Turtle Club. His first question was, "Are you a turtle?" Of course I replied, "No," but with an inquisitive sounding voice. He then introduced me to The club with the following spiel. "We...

Turtle Club Origin Story

My dad (we call him imperial turtle in our family) has been a turtle since the early 70’s and still has his original card! He had made mention of it during my teenage years and I was super jealous when my older brother and sister were initiated before me but I had to...

Turtle Club Origin Story

A couple of buddies and myself were sitting at the bar in my good friend's Jeff's rec. room. Jeff's dad said since we were all of drinking age he wanted to initiate us into the turtle club. The initiation took place in 1972 and I was 22 at the time. After each...

Turtle Club Origin Story

My grandmother, Dianne, was a member of the turtle club. She passed away last October, but we are just now having an estate sale at her house. One of the things we’ve been having people come and ask about are all of her turtles, and today my dad told someone she was a...

Turtle Club Origin Story

Hi there fellow Turtles! I heard about the Turtle club from my grandfather, Orland G. Elliott, aka Lucky, aka OG, who was the president of his local Turtle club in Massachusetts. This year marks the 10 year anniversary of his passing and I thought it appropriate to...

Turtle Club Origin Story

I couldn't get out of it LOL Lisa

Turtle Club Origin Story

I went to my brother's to go swimming. As soon as I walked in the gate, he said, "Are you a turtle"? I had no idea what he was talking about til much later with another gentleman ready the membership card and about 12 of us were initiated. Tina

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