The Propeller Club of the United States is a grassroots, non-profit organization, dedicated to the enhancement and well-being of all interests of the maritime community on a national and international basis. Membership is organized into local clubs called "Ports." There are 52 port chapters in the United States, 33 Clubs overseas, 16 Student Port Clubs in the U.S., and 5 Student Ports overseas. The Propeller Club aggressively promotes the maritime industry through many of its programs and by partnering with other similar organizations. Our goal is to educate legislators and the public as to the importance and necessity of all waterborne commerce.
The Propeller Club Port of Norfolk has over 340 members from all facets of the maritime transportation and logistics fields. The Club sponsors several monthly luncheon meeting throughout the winter season. Its primary fund raising events are the well known Propeller Club Oyster Roasts held in October and April each year. The Club also organizes south Hampton Road's annual Maritime Day celebration.
The Port of Norfolk has several charitable missions
. The most notable are the recently established annual scholarship of $2500 to be awarded to a member of the Old Dominion University Student Propeller Club and an annual gift of $2000 awarded to the Seaman’s Mission of Norfolk.