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Letter From the President

Welcome to the Propeller Club of LA/Long Beach! We hope you take the time to navigate our website to learn about our Club and its offerings, sign up to become a member or sponsor, register for our events, and learn about the high school seniors we support each year through our Scholarship Program.

Founded in 1939, The Propeller Club of LA/Long Beach is the oldest maritime organization in the region, and we continue to serve our members with networking opportunities, educational programs, opportunities for advocacy, and the ability to keep abreast of the most important issues facing our ever-changing industry. 

Our club leadership is proud to have fared well over the past few challenging years. A special thanks to our dedicated Board of Governors for ensuring exceptional programming and financial diligence so we could continue to serve our members and provide the ongoing support that is so important to the local maritime community, and our student scholarship winners.

Our Board has also committed to “giving back” to the maritime community. As such we have more actively supported the International Seafarer’s Center since 2020 when we became aware of critical supply needs. Through our membership, we have been providing ongoing supply donations that help the Center provide valuable services to the seafarers who call LA/Long Beach 24/7, 365. A special thank you to the companies and individuals who have graciously and generously supported this effort. The need is substantial and your part in this makes a huge difference to the seafarers visiting our gateway. Let us know if you wish to participate.

We are excited to have a strong slate of monthly events planned for you in 2024 and look forward to having you join us for our webinars, luncheons and receptions, small group breakfast meetings, and of course our annual signature events, the Propeller Club/ILWU Seafood Feast and Harbor Cruise.

Thank you for supporting the Propeller Club. We look forward to your participation this year.

Kind regards,

Susan Shey Dvonch

President, Board of Governors

Propeller Club of LA/Long Beach

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