• To promote and support maritime interests and commerce in the Puget Sound Region.
  • To support existing business and related services, including the American Merchant Marine and the Port of Tacoma.
  • To foster understanding and cooperation in the public and private sectors with regard to maritime issues.
  • To support the objectives and program of The Propeller Club of the United States.
  • To maintain support of student education through scholarship funding.

Our Purpose

​​​​The Tacoma


Propeller Club

“Do You Want To Know A Secret”?

Rod Koon started at the Port of Tacoma in 1983…seems like just “Yesterday”…and is a big part of their success.  He helped start the Annual Boat Tours, Gong Show, and Chili Cook-off.  He is passionate about shipping, the maritime industry, and tideflat businesses.  He has also been there for the Tacoma Propeller Club, along “The Long and Winding Road”…if he’s not emceeing the Chowdown, he’s coming up with creative and unique ideas to promote our Club.  Rod is very involved in his community, volunteering with United Way and Emergency Food Network.  And after “A Hard Day’s Night” he might jam with his band, The Possible Solutions.  That’s why he is our 2018 Pierce County Maritime Person of the Year. 

Congratulations, Rod, and “Let It Be”.

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Scholarships are awarded to the students with the highest score computed from grade point, community/school involvement, financial need, letter of recommendation, and a verbal presentation.

If you like seafood, you'll love this event. Every year the Tacoma Propeller Club hosts an annual Membership Drive better known as "CHOWDOWN!".  Proceeds from the event go toward the Lelli Memorial Scholarship Fund.

April  17, 2019 - Scholarship Event

May 15, 2019 - Maritime Day Lunch

May 17, 2019 - Chowdown