Salute to Congress


The Salute to Congress award plaque.


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The International Propeller Club's 34th annual Salute to Congress will recognize the leadership of The Honorable Rob Wittman, (Virginia–1st) with an event to be held at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia, on May 16, 2018. 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 of an industry that is critical to the nation's economy and security.

The Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, Rep. Wittman will be recognized for his support of the United States maritime industry.  Throughout his service in Congress, Chairman Wittman has been an advocate for the many components of a strong domestic maritime industry.  Read our news story for more on Rep. Wittman's 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.

Nearby accommodations: A block of rooms is reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn at Shirlington nearby at the rate of $239 for a king bed/$253 for two queen beds, plus applicable tax. To make a reservation, visit the hotel's dedicated website for Salute attendees no later than April 16; however, rooms are limited and could sell out sooner. Please contact the Propeller Club office by e-mail or at 703-691-2777 if you need assistance.    

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 can show their support for the event as a "Port Sponsor" with a $500 contribution. Contact Club headquarters for more information.

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.

wittmanofficial.jpgThe Honorable Rob Wittman, (Virginia), the 2018 Salute to Congress recipient.


2013 Salute to Congress recipient, Rep. Elijah Cummings, received the award from then-International President Sonny Smith of Paducah, Kentucky.