Wally Schirra Imperial Potentate and Ed Buckbee High Potentate of the Real Space Cowboys Division of the Turtle Club.
"Are you a Turtle?"
Dreamed up by test pilots during WWII, the Turtle Club 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.
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 to success.
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