The purpose of this organization is to increase the popularity of our common interests. We hope to add new members so we will
be able to grow and expand. We also want to have fun while when we are together and working on projects. By developing relationships
and friendships, the organization will become even stronger.
Our mission is to further promote the interests of our organization and our members to the community. We strive to make
a difference by donating to Charity, HAVING FUN IN A POSITIVE WAY, and expanding our reach.
Turtles Inc. is a fun charitable organization, established
in 1960. The Turtles have 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.
About the Turtles
The Turtle Creed
Turtles are bright eyed, bushy tailed, fearless
and unafraid folk with a fighter pilot attitude. They think clean, have fun a lot, and recognize the fact that you never
get any place worthwhile in life unless you stick your neck out.
The "Turtles" are indeed an illustrious group
and include in their membership ranks some of the country's foremost leaders in the fields of government, finance, entertainment,
aerospace and all other areas where aggressiveness, a feeling for fair play, clean thoughts and a sense of humor are keys
Dreamed up by test pilots
during World War II, the International Association of Turtles was an exclusive organization that became quite popular in the
1960's while the Apollo team was trying to 'maintain an even strain' and beat the Russians to the moon. Membership
was diligently sought after and highly esteemed by those lucky enough to be initiated. Adherence to the creed and always
giving the password when asked "Are you a turtle?" are the only responsibilities placed on the membership. Life was
much more fun and took on a new meaning if you were a Turtle where aggressiveness, a feeling for fair play, clean thoughts
and a sense of humor were keys to success. The Association believes that you never get anywhere in life without
sticking your neck out.
Having no dues and a very
small initiation fee, the Turtles simply ask members to go out and recruit new candidates. After their initiation, new
members are presented with a lifetime membership card and a turtle lapel pin, the emblem of the organization.
Candidate - Someone wishing
to become a member of the Order.
Turtle - Any Brother or
Sister Turtle initiated into the Order through the initiation and interrogation ceremony.
Snapping Turtle - A Brother
or Sister who has initiated at least 25 new Turtles into the Order.
Grand Snapping Turtle -
A Brother or Sister who has initiated at least 50 new Turtles into the Order.
Imperial Turtle - A Brother
or Sister who has initiated at least 100 new Turtles into the Order.
Past Imperial Turtle - A
Brother or Sister who has initiated at least 150 new Turtles into the Order.
Master Imperial Turtle -
A Brother or Sister who has initiated at least 500 new Turtles into the Order.