ABOUT THE CLUB
The Propeller Club of Los Angeles-Long Beach, was chartered July 28, 1939 and
has been the leading maritime organization in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area.
This chapter is part of the Pacific Coast Region of the Propeller Club of the United States
Together with the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach, this region includes the Port
of San Diego, Port of San Francisco, Port of Port the Columbia River, Port of
Tacoma, Port of Seattle and the Port of Honolulu.
The Club is governed by a President, First Vice President, Second Vice President,
Secretary-Treasurer and Board of Governors. Committee chairs and members
are responsible for planning the various activities of the club. The committees
include: Programs/Special Events, Seafood Feast, Education, Golf, Membership,
Legislative, Public Relations and Reception.
The Club has a permanent Executive Secretary who handles the day-to-day administration of the Club.
The International Longshore & Warehouse Union//Propeller Club (ILWU/PC)
Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships annually to high school
in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area. Between $8,000 and $10,000 is raised annually
and since 1987, we have raised over $120,000. The Club
the California Maritime Academy. In the early 1970's,Club
in excess of $30,000 to create a Revolving Student Loan fund.
Scholarship Application (pdf)
Martimer of the Year Award:
An award presented annually to a Propeller Club member who has made significant contributions over the years to the goals and objectives of the
Past recipients include: Elmar Baxter, Brian Harrison, Richard Jacobsen, Monika Wegener, Adam Birkenbach and Angie Birkenbach, Jerry Aspland, Rev. James
W. Brougher, Donald Hiniker, Deborah Harding, Barry Baldwin, Chris Minus and Don Wylie.
Click here for a "Maritimer of the Year Award" application
Rear Admiral Higbee Safety Award:
Presented to an individual, corporation, agency or other distinct organizational
that has significantly improved maritime safety while facilitating maritime commerce.
Click here for a "Rear Admiral Higbee Safety Award" application
Monthly Membership Meetings:
Activities include monthly membership meetings with feature speakers involved
in maritime transportation and international trade.
ILWU/Propeller Club Seafood Feast:
In an effort to work together to solve common problems for the betterment
of the maritime industry, the International Longshore & Warehouse Union and
the Propeller Club annually sponsor a Seafood Feast. Attendance runs close to
2,000 members of the maritime community. Proceeds from this event
go to the
ILWU / PC memorial Scholarship Fund. This event is usually held
on the second Wednesday in June.
The Propeller Club of Los Angeles-Long Beach keeps its members up to date
on current state and federal legislation and regulatory issues which affect
or transportation. The Club encourages its members to support or
these issues, which affect their businesses. The Club participates in a joint
Southern California trade associations'
annual trip to Sacramento to meet with legislators and regulatory agencies.