Who Procured You?

Over the years I have met some great people through the Turtle Club.

Most can recall what I like to call an “origin” story.

For me, it was hanging around with my dad and his friends during the mid 70’s.

He worked in the aviation industry and those characters loved to tell stories and jokes!

Do you recall who introduced you to the Ancient and Honorable Turtle Club?

Share your origin story with us, as long as you give us permission to share with the world:

Dave working up a thirst by playing ice hockey.

Turtle Club Origin Story

I was working at a fair in Shasta county when zip asked me if I was a turtle imagine my reaction when I found out he was serious. That was in 2011. I have not seen zip since but have been carrying this card and wanted to see what it was about so I could do some recruiting myself. I had no idea the club was so big. Thank you for letting me join. I will be recruiting more now already recruited 1 member.
Nathan
08/12/1977

Turtle Club Origin Story

When I was about 10 I remember hearing someone ask my very proper mother if she was a Turtle, to which she answered, “You bet your sweet ass I am” with a smile.
I was very surprised, but my mother explained that no matter where she was, she had to answer that.
After that, when I saw items with turtles on them I picked them up for her.
She passed away about 8 years later, and I am still drawn to turtles.
Today I was feeling nostalgic and thinking about her. I was wondering if the Turtles were still around. I found this group and decided to join in memory of my mother.
Loretta
29/11/2019

Turtle Club Origin Story

I was getting married the 3rd week of Sept. 2019 and my best man had flown out from Bahrain. While we were catching up after his arrival he asked me if I was a turtle.
Having zero idea what he meant, he chuckled and explained. Afterwards I decided to do some research and pursue joining so when I see him next I can say “you bet your sweet ass I am!”
Robert
26/11/2019

Turtle Club Origin Story

My father made me a turtle when I was about 9 or 10 years old, I’m 58 now. He asked me the same four questions so we’re on your questionnaire but he said that in order to become a turtle I had to get at least one wrong. He never showed me the secret handshake but he did tell me that if anyone were to ever ask me if I was a turtle I must reply you bet your sweet ass I am or I owed them a drink. Over the years before he passed every so often he would ask me if I was a turtle in fact it was many years before he asked me the first time. Nevertheless I never forgot and I answered him correctly. Recently I saw someone with a jacket that had the turtle club on the back of it and it brought up many memories. My father passed approximately 32 years ago but the memories that came up are good ones. I wouldn’t mind getting one of those jackets if I knew where and how. Any information would be most appreciated.
Shawn
13/03/1971

Turtle Club Origin Story

Staying at an AirBNB, talking with the 80 year old host in the common room. He asked me, “Are you a turtle?” I said, “No, but I’d like to be a sea turtle because they’re my favorite.” He says, “Well, this is a better type of turtle and I’ll induct you if you can answer correctly three questions.” We’ll, I’m a 39 year old lady and he is an 80 year old man, but he proceeded to ask me three questions that made me blush 5 colors of red! So, now, I am a member.
Erin
22/11/2019

Turtle Club Origin Story

Introduced and passed the test in 1966 (the start of my illustrious college career) with the questions asked by a friend just back from Southeast Asia, was really excited that there were several folks that were members. Did not know about a “handshake” but the response stays the same. When I became a “Turtle” the rule was if you did not respond with the correct answer and someone knew you were a Turtle, you were required to buy ALL Turtles a beverage.
Jerry
24/10/1966

Turtle Club Origin Story

Hi I’m Shawn by rightful known as the “Wop’n Anch” So I heard about Turtles through some peers from my school and last week I was on retreat for my org and some old turtles happen to be there. We all was drinking and becoming a turtle was brought up, so I instantly wanted to see what the hype was about because I knew it was Very known drinking Frat. I crossed November 10th 2019 @ 1:23am ! It was a gear time to be alive !
My Dean is Shaun & Co-dean Is Alexis
Rashaan Young
11/10/2019

Turtle Club Origin Story

I was in ALC with my buddy Daniel Laing JR. We were chosen to go over a brief to sell something on his person. As a way to get an idea of what was to come. With that Daniel Laing pulled out the Turtle Club Card and told us about it and I was baffled. It sounded to good to be true. I asked him how to join in regards to the club and he said to come to this site and fill out the info. I look forward to being a turtle.
Nickolas
07/11/2019

Turtle Club Origin Story

I went to a store that sold decanters and also had history of alcohol decanters in Sugarcreek Ohio. After the tour of the history of decanters, the gentlemen that ran the tour, showed us some memorabilia of the group and said if we could figure out the four questions my friend and I should see about joining. So far I’m the only one of us that has.
James
08/11/2019

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