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Green Snapping Turtle Club Association.

Indeed a fun & charitable organization, established in 2008 by the help of Mrs. Tammy Burr President & Imperial Turtle of the International Association Of Turtles, Sheridan Wyoming.  The Turtles distributed over three-quarters of a million dollars to various children's hospitals, youth ranches, orphan homes, children's programs, and other recognized and approved charitable institutes throughout the United States and Canada..

 
Welcome to our web site!

On this home page we'll introduce the organization and highlight important areas on our site.  
 
We are proud members of:
 
MICHAEL GREEN                             MELISSA GREEN              
                                                                                                                       
BENTONIA LODGE #539, WM      VESTA CHAPTER #23  OES
YORK RITE BODIES                       J.I. MARTIN COURT #701 HOJ
SCOTTISH RITE BODIES              RISSAH COURT #80 DOI
PLATTA TEMPLE #15                    INTERNATIONAL TURTLES
INTERNATIONAL TURTLES
WORLD ORDER OF TURTLES                   
I.B.P.O.E.O.W.
NFDA
MFD&MA
NFD&MA
         
 
          Nine Times Social & Pleasure Club - New Orleans, La 
                         " est.1998 Out the 9th Ward ''Desire''        
                                                          
                                                 &              
 
                                        
                 Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indian Tribe
 
 
                     "Mighty Cooty FiYo On A Mardi Gras Day"
                 Well, the prettiest thing that you ever seen, is a
                       Mardi Gras Indian down in New Orleans.    
                  They sewed all night, and they sewed all day,
                     Creole Wild West comin so get out the Way!!!"
 
         

Are you a Turtle?


There are thousands of organizations, each with a specific purpose or goal. There are so many reasons why one should consider becoming part of an organization he or she believes in.Once upon a time, many years ago there was a man who was of good and noble character, without a trace of impurity in his thoughts. Unfortunately all about him he saw persons with vulgar minds unable to think of anything, except in sexual terms. He bemoaned his inability to find others with a similar high mindness, to his own. Like a turtle, he retreated into his shell.

Then one day, while partaking of a pint of ale (for purely medicinal purposes of course), he realized that there must be others like him. Forced into bars, and saloons, imbibing alcohol as a balm for the ills inflicted by obscene and vulgar persons. He resolved to locate all the other pure minded individuals that he could, even if this meant spending his every waking hour crawling from one bar to the next. This was the beginning of the Turtles. He embarked upon this quest with vigor and determination, but since he was a man of limited means, quickly ran out of money.

Then one day, he got a tip on a horse running at long odds at the local track. The problem was that he had no money left with which to gamble. So, in desperation he wagered his last and most prized possession a donkey, which he had raised from birth. Now this donkey was a particularly gentle and temperate animal, with a loving disposition. To lose his donkey would have been devastating, and yet what choice was there if the quest was to continue? Fortunately, he won the wager, and with the money was able to continue in his search for many more years, and begin the Association of Turtles we know today. We have the International and National Association of Turtles.

And so, to commemorate this event, all members of this esteemed organization when asked, "Are You a Turtle?" must respond immediately without hesitation or fear of embarrassment, in a voice as loud and clear as the voice of the questioner: "Y-B-Y-S-A-I-A" Failure to do so at anytime, will be penalized by having to buy whatever beverage for the one who asked the question.

Now becoming a Turtle is not just for the Masonic Family, it was originally given among the teaching profession and has grown into the masonic family.  ANYONE can be initiated as a turtle.

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THE INITIATION

Mostly, but not all initiations take place at some Grand Session or Masonic Gathering whether it be Eastern Star, Shriners etc, and it is alot of fun!!!  In our Club, I cannot speak of others, the money $5.00 goes to the Green Snapping Turtle Club Association of Mississippi & $5.00 to the Shriners Hospital For Children in Tampa, Florida which is a (1) time "Charity/Initiation Fee".  
THEN,,,
You are to answer JUST "FIVE OR FOUR" questions with a CLEAN & CLEAR MIND IF ANSWERED IN AFFIRMATIVE YOU SHALL BECOME A TURTLE!!!
 
THEN FINALLY,,,
 
YOU SHALL RECEIVE THE PASSWORD!!!

We invite you to visit us or attend an event like "Turtle Nite" when all the turtles come together and hang out at some bar of choice. Our members are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the organization and how you can join our Club.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TURTLES

Our mission is simple: to provide fun turtle products, accept donations, and provide turtle memberships in an effort to help Children organizations. The international Association of Turtles of Sheridan, Wyoming & it's subordinate clubs are Non-Profit, organized for the fun and enjoyment of its members, but with a charitable purpose. It is tax-exempt and any contributions made to it are tax-deductible as determined by the Bureau of Internal Revenue, and as such, is listed in the current publication "Cumulative List, Organizations described in Sec. 170(d) of the Internal Revenue Code", a copy of which may be found in your local Revenue Office. Also, is has been thoroughly investigated by the Post Office department and officially determined that the activities of the "Turtle Clubs" of Sheridan, Wyoming, and other states where clubs are legally established violate no postal regulations. TAMMY BURR, IMPERIAL TURTLE- MICHAEL GREEN, DEPUTY IMPERIAL TURTLE (MS )

  

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GREEN SNAPPING TURTLE CLUB * P.O. BOX 4017 * MADISON, MISSISSIPPI * 39130 * USA