About The Club

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.

The Propeller Club Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach


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 $8,000 and $10,000 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 2021 Scholarship application will open in March. 

The Propeller Club Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Monthly Membership Meetings

Activities include monthly membership meetings with featured 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 500 plus 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.

Legislative Activities

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 commerce or transportation. The Club encourages its members to support or oppose issues which affect their businesses or interests. The Club participates in a joint Southern California trade associations’ annual trip to Sacramento to meet with legislators and regulatory agencies.