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Our Mission Statement

To promote the interests of international commerce, shipping, transportation and supporting industries, including governments and communities.

To provide a forum for discussion and to promote public education regarding critical issues which concern these industries.

Chartered in 1939

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 an Executive Director who handles the day-to-day administration of the Club.


Scholarship Program

The International Longshore & Warehouse Union/Propeller Club (ILWU/PC) Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships annually to high school students in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area. Between $3,000 and $5,000 is raised annually and since 1987, we have raised over $120,000. The Club regularly supports the California Maritime Academy. In the early 1970’s, the Club donated in excess of $30,000 to create a Revolving Student Loan fund.

The 2022 Scholarship application will open in March. 

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