The 2014 Salute to Congress will be held on May 8.  Contact for details.

News from the International Propeller Club

April 23, 2014
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Rep. Duncan Hunter
to Receive 30th Annual
Salute to Congress Award

We are pleased to announce that the Honorable Duncan Hunter of California's 50th District will be the honoree at this year's Salute to Congress.  The International Propeller Club’s annual Salute to Congress—our signature Washington, D.C., event—will take place on Thursday, May 8. 

Rep. Hunter has been a long-time supporter of the maritime industry, and currently serves as Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.  As a Marine, he served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, and was the first Marine combat veteran of those conflicts elected to Congress.  In 2008, he was elected to succeed his father, Duncan L. Hunter, who retired after 14 terms in Congress.  Duncan L. Hunter was the recipient of the Club's Salute to Congress honor in 2003.

“The Propeller Club is pleased to honor to Representative Duncan Hunter,” stated Propeller Club International President Sonny Smith of Paducah, Ky.  “We look forward to the opportunity to thank him for his support for the maritime sector of the U.S. economy through his leadership of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation and his service on the House Armed Services Committee.”

Single dinner tickets can be purchased with a credit card on the merchandise page of our website for a cost of $235 and include a cocktail reception and three course dinner.  Tables of 10 can be reserved by calling 703-691-2777 or e-mailing  Sponsorship opportunities and information about advertising in the dinner program are also available. This year's Salute will be held at Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.


Related events:

Consider the following events as well when making travel plans for the Salute to Congress.
  • The Maritime Administration has scheduled a symposium on U.S. domestic maritime issues including U.S. ports, shipyards, domestic shipping and the maritime workforce, to be held on Tuesday, May 6. Details have been published in the Federal Register.  The deadline for submitting proposals or agenda topics is April 25, and you must register to attend in person or by phone no later than May 2.
  • Maritime industry groups have scheduled a “Sail-in” on Capitol Hill the previous day, May 7.  Representatives from the maritime community will visit Congressional offices to discuss the important role that maritime transportation plays in the nation’s economy and security.  Visit for more information. 

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