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 before I answered in the negative. Norm then enlightened me about the AHTC. I still possess the handwritten note paper “membership card” he gave me the next day. In the 50 plus years that have transpired, the only time I forfeited a beverage of choice upon being asked the password was that day. On a whim I googled Turtle Club today and low and behold it is still a viable and growing Order.

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