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Turtle Club Origin Story

Masonic family member laughed when he saw a are you are turtle sticker on a car. The rest is history! What an interesting and fun journey finding out the meaning, history and just fellowship of fellow turtles.
Will
12/06/2019

Turtle Club Origin Story

I am proud to say I am a legacy member. My father was a proud Turtle.; he was a Staff Sergeant in WWII. When I was a teenager he told me about the International Association of Turtles, I still have his membership card. Fifty years later I am now a card-carrying Turtle.
Susan
6/13/2019

Turtle Club Origin Story

I first became a member of the Turtle Club in 1973 at a party held by a group of airline pilots, stewardesses and just about anybody else who chose to attend near Sea-Tac airport in 1973. I had forgotten about it until 2004 when I was out to dinner with friends in Fox, Alaska (just north of Fairbanks) at the Turtle Club restaurant. I remembered all of the answers and gave the correct reply when asked if I was a Turtle and when the staff learned I had been a member for so many years the treated me as a Grand Poobah!! After finding this site I re-upped and actually found my old membership card put away in the closet! I will continue to recruit and need to order more cards!!
Mike
04/07/1973

Turtle Club Origin Story

A fellow brother in the Masonic fraternity made me a member back in 2000. Since then I have made many members of my Freemason fraternity turtles.

Al
1/27/2000

Turtle Club Origin Story

I have been a member of several different Turtle organizations, but they fell apart. However, I would greatly appreciate becoming a member of your club.

THANKS!

Stephen
11/10/1948

Turtle Club Origin Story

I first heard of the Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles when doing a research project for my high school astronomy class on Wally Schirra. Naturally, the fact that he was a member made its way into my presentation and the entire class had a laugh over it. Afterward, it turned out that my friend’s grandmother was also a card-holding member. I forgot about it for a few years until I was in college one evening and suddenly remembered. I went online and took the test myself and the rest is history.

Emily
10/05/2019

Turtle Club Origin Story

I was web surfing and came across the website after doing some research. Answer the questions (in which gave me a few marks from all the head scratching) and now I am a turtle ready to build or add unto a pond.

Dominique
5/15/13

Turtle Club Origin Story

Hello, as a MM I was looking for a pin and suddenly I saw a turtle pin with a square and compass and star to investigate about , and applied online because I don’t know bars near me, I hope someday I can share a drink with some brothers.

Miguel
21/27/18

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