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11 May, 2016
5:30 pm
The Beekman Pub, 15 Beekman Street, NYC

The Allied Forces Foundation is the Official Charity of the Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles. 

We are convening a grand mass meeting of all Brother and Sister Turtles at 17:30 hours on Wednesday evening, May 11, 2016, in the back room in the rear of the The Beekman Pub, located at 15 Beekman Street between Nassau and William Streets (one block south of the Brooklyn Bridge and Pace University). All others who wish to join this month’s event will be welcomed.

Owner Eddie Robinson advises that The Beekman Pub will be offering some light refreshments gratis to the Chapter. Their pub grub is excellent, especially their famous Beekman Burger.

“We shall be going to pass the hat for the Allied Forces Foundation, the official charity of the Order, we will conduct The Ritual of Initiation in the True and Ancient Form for all Candidates seeking and desirous of entry into the Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles, and of course, drink heavily. Would you please add this to your calendar? Can you please spread the word to join us in keeping Turtledom alive, and aiding the good works of the Order and the Allied Forces Foundation?

Special Visitor

Bro. Guy E. Bennett, a retired British Army officer and fellow Turtle and member of the Allied Forces Foundation Board Advisor, is scheduled to cross the pond and visit the Big Apple next month for a conference with his good Memsahib. Bro. Bennett has extensive military experience, having served in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Balkans and Africa, and we look forward to our reunion with our Brother Turtle. He aims to attend this meeting! Huzza!

Fond Farewells

Bro. Simon Andrews and his lovely wife, Sr. Ann, are heading back home to the great Commonwealth of Australia soon. Let’s all send them off with all our very best wishes and warmest regards. We wish Bro. Andrews continued success and good fortune, smooth sailing and calm seas, as he returns to serve in the Royal Australian Navy back in Oz. 

New Member!

Welcome, welcome, thrice welcome to our newest Turtle, Bro. Mirian “Miro” Popkhadze, Defense Adviser, Permanent Mission of Georgia to the United Nations. He was duly initiated in the short form last evening by yours truly! Welcome to our fellow warrior and Brother Turtle from the great Republic of Georgia, birthplace of wine!

Fraternally yours eternally in Turtledom,

Bro. Denis P. McGowan
Supreme Imperial Turtle
Grand High Potentate
New York Chapter
Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles”

Learn more about Operation Turtledom here.