Dear Propeller Club of Northern California, and Los Angeles/Long Beach,

I am writing you to thank both clubs, in conjunction with the Propeller Club of Tacoma, Washington for generously sponsoring a cadet from The California Maritime Academy to attend the International Propeller Club Annual Convention in Port Canaveral, Florida.  I was nominated by Cal Maritime’s Director of Career Services and the faculty adviser of our local Propeller Club Chapter on Campus to attend this fantastic event.

The ability to attend working groups, learn from established maritime professionals, network, and meet my fellow cadets at the other represented maritime academies was an exceptional way to spend 4 days.  Having the ability to meet other cadets was especially beneficial, not only to have an understanding of the similarities and differences between our respective programs and campus’, but also to begin to cultivate the professional relationships that will surely continue well into the future.

It was an honor to be able to represent Cal Maritime, especially on the East Coast… Cal Maritime cadets are uniquely perceived throughout the industry as a whole and especially among the other academies. I am both honored and proud to continue that legacy.

Thank you again,
Nathan Griffin

P.S.  On a personal note, the ability to visit Kennedy Space Center was absolutely exceptional.  As a 4th generation Southern Californian much of my family worked in aerospace over the previous 50 years.  My grandfather began working for North American Aviation in 1962 and ended his career 38 years later after working on many of the projects listed on the monument which I am next to.  The ability to show him this picture could not have made either of us happier.