The Worldwide Fraternity Of Turtles was started by the honorable Brother Samuel L. Thornton, a Prince Hall Affiliated, Master Mason, who believes in giving back to the community, socializing, networking and spreading the cement of brotherly love. It is not about what separates us, but what do we share in common? He also believes that We Are ALL Traveling that Level of Time. We that are in the Order are all Brothers & Sisters of the Light and must be respected as such. We meet as Turtles and do not talk Masonry. By Meeting the way we do, All Masonic and/or Eastern Star affiliations & jurisdictions can enjoy spreading the cement of brotherly/sisterly love which unites us as one Turtle family.
The WFOT is a sovereign and independent social organization that believes in community service and charity. It is not ran by any Masonic jurisdiction, as being a Turtle is not Masonry. Membership is composed of mostly Masons, Eastern Stars, Devine 9 (Greeks) and other professionals.
Nobody owns Turtledom, it was started by WW2 fighter pilots (not Masons). The WFOT is a sovereign and independent organization which membership is mostly Masons & Stars BUT anyone of good character can become a Turtle .....non-Masons too. In the WFOT we welcome Masons, Eastern Stars, Elks, Greeks and Other good people into our fellowship.