The Salute to Congress award plaque.
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The International Propeller Club's 33rd annual Salute to Congress will honor Senator Mazie K. Hirono (Hawaii) with an event to be held at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia, on May 2, 2017. Since its inception, the Salute has recognized one legislator each year for his or her efforts on behalf of the maritime industry, and by extension, is intended to thank all Members of Congress for their support.
Senator Hirono is the ranking minority member of the Senate's Subcommittee on Seapower and supports many programs of importance to maritime community. She understands the Nation's need to continue our history of a strong Merchant Marine and pursues legislation and policies with that goal in mind. Read our news story for more on the Senator and her leadership on maritime issues.
To attend: Tables of 10 and individual tickets for the dinner are available for a
cost of $250/attendee and include a cocktail reception and three-course
dinner. Seats can be purchased using the buttons on the left side of this page or by calling 703-691-2777. You can also reserve your space using the online form mentioned below.
Nearby accommodations: We have arranged for a block of rooms at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn at Shirlington, about two miles from the Army Navy Country Club. To reserve a room, call 703-820-0440 or 1-877-STAYHGI and mention the group name Propeller Club or group code PCR. Or visit www.arlingtonshirlington.hgi.com, enter the dates of your stay, then select “More options,” then "Add Special Rate Code”. Insert group code PCR, then “Check Availability.”
The cutoff date for reservations is April 3rd.
To show your support: Sponsorship opportunities and advertising in the
dinner program are also available. Click here for more information about these possibilities and to submit an online form reserving your spot. (Propeller Club Ports are eligible for a discount on program ads.)
Propeller Club Ports can also show their support for the event as a "Port Sponsor" with a $500 contribution.
For table buyers: For those who have reserved a table, please click here to confirm the names of your guests.
For additional information, please call 703-691-2777 or e-mail us.
History of the Salute: You can see a list of past recipients of the Salute to Congress Award here.
The Honorable Mazie K. Hirono, (Hawaii), the 2017 Salute to Congress recipient.
Salute to Congress recipient, Rep. Elijah Cummings, received the award
from then-International President Sonny Smith of Paducah, Kentucky.