The Propeller Club’s Salute to Congress dinner is the maritime industry’s most prestigious and anticipated annual event in the Nation’s Capital. For more than a quarter century, the Club and its members have recognized Members of Congress who champion the mission and goals of our organization, our diverse industry and our nation. All Salute to Congress honorees have demonstrated consistent support for the United States-flag Merchant Marine and the maritime industry in the United States.
31st Annual Salute to Congress--April 23, 2015 Representative John Garamendi (Calif.--3rd District) will be honored at the Propeller Club’s annual Salute to Congress, to be held on April 23 at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va. “We are so pleased to be able to honor Representative John Garamendi with the Salute to Congress,” stated the Propeller Club’s International President, Captain San Juan Dunbar of Portland, Maine. “We look forward to the opportunity to thank him for his support for the maritime sector of the U.S. economy through his role as ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation and through his service on the House Armed Services and Transportation Committees.”
Tickets. Tables of 10 and individual tickets for the dinner are available for a cost of $235/attendee and include a cocktail reception and three-course dinner. Seats can be reserved by calling 703-691-2777 or purchased online with a credit card by visiting the merchandise page of our website.
Accommodations. A block of hotel rooms for the night of April 23 is available at the Hilton Garden Inn in the Shirlington neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, less than two miles from the dinner venue. King room rates are $149 and rooms with two queen beds are $169. Please call 703-820-0440 or 1-877-STAYHGI and mention the group name PROPELLER CLUB or group code PPC when making your reservation, or follow this link. Reservations must be made by March 23. As space is available, the hotel will honor those rates into the weekend following the Salute.
Show your support. Sponsorship opportunities and information about advertising in the dinner program are also available, and local Propeller Club Ports can receive a significant discount on program ads. Please call 703-691-2777 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Salute to Congress Award Past Recipients
1985 Speaker of the House Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, Jr. (D-MA) 1986 Senator Russell B. Long (D-LA) 1987 Rep. Helen Delich Bentley (R-MD) 1988 Rep. Charles E. Bennett (D-FL) 1989 Rep. Walter B. Jones (D-NC) 1990 Senator John B. Breaux (D-LA) 1991 Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) 1992 Rep. John Joseph Moakley (D-MA) 1993 Rep. Jack M. Fields, Jr. (R-TX) 1994 Rep. Gerry E. Studds (D-MA) 1995 Rep. Herbert H. Bateman (R-VA) 1996 Rep. Robert L. Livingston (R-LA) 1997 Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) 1998 Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI) 1999 Rep. Don Young (R-AK) 2000 Rep. James L. Oberstar (D-MN) 2001 Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) 2002 Senator Ernest F. Hollings (D-SC) 2003 Rep. Duncan L. Hunter (R-CA) 2004 Rep. Jim McCrery (R-LA) 2005 Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-LA) 2006 Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) 2007 Senator John W. Warner (R-VA) 2008 Rep. Gene Taylor (D-MS) 2009 Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO) 2010 Senator David Vitter (R-LA) 2011 Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) 2012 Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA) 2013 Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) 2014 Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA)