Minutes Summary (December 2018)
The meeting of the Propeller Club (Port of Washington, DC) Board of Governors was called to order by President Matt Dwyer. The minutes of the October meeting were approved. Treasurer Jon Kaskin gave his financial report. Overall, our assets have increased, temporarily, with the ticket purchases and sponsorships pertaining to the Holiday Reception. Current membership presently is at 90.
Matt Dwyer reviewed the plans for the annual Holiday Party on December 11, which will take place in the Columbus Room at Union Station. The anticipated cost of the event is lower than it was in 2017, which is a result of the improved terms negotiated with management. RSVPs are coming in at a rate comparable to last year.
As to other events, the first planned event of the year will be a breakfast or lunch speaker in February. We discussed prospective speakers, in particular those persons newly moving into leadership posts in Congress. We also continue to plan a “new Members” reception in conjunction with the annual Maritime Industry Congressional Sail-In to take place on March 6th. The event to honor new Members of Congress is likely to be done in coordination with other maritime organizations. Meanwhile, our tentative plan for hosting a first-ever “lifetime achievement award” luncheon was not going to be realized as we ran out of time. The idea is one we should again consider for the 116th Congress.
The recently adopted Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment for Members and Event Attendees is now on the website. We discussed making the policy known in time for the Holiday Reception.
The meeting concluded. The Board’s next scheduled meeting is January 4, 2019.