“Yesterday we held our first online Propeller Members Meeting where we hosted Nancy Mallerou who spoke on “Lockdown: Friend or Foe?” A fantastic turn-out with close to 100 members taking part. Thank you to General Secretary Danae Bezantakou and the Club Board, Nancy Mallerou for your generosity, and all our members for your unwaivering committment and support.”
Costis Fragoulis President of Propeller Club of Piraeus, shared with us this text on his timeline on facebook.He also spoke about the actions of the Board during the crisis and thanked all members for their unwavering commitment and support.
Yesterday 15 April 2020, the Propeller Club held our first online Members Meeting featuring Dr Nancy Mallerou, international speaker, author, and CEO of Life Clinic Group. In an important session, Dr Mallerou spoke on the topic: Lockdown. Is it a friend or a foe? The key theme covered the challenges and opportunities of the lockdown and how can we build on them for the day after. Around 100 Club members called into the session and following Nancy’s talk, an open discussion took place on how to face this unprecedented and challenging time. Several issues were raised by our members regarding:
1) How some companies can recover from point zero and start over.
2) The impact of the digital transformation.
3) If we will get back to normality or we will live in a new world after COVID-19.
4) How e-learning became a reality in just a few days.
5) Less traveling-more digital communication.
6) The impact of COVID-19 on tourism and yachting.
7) The real meaning of being healthy.
Nancy discussed that this is also a great opportunity to create change and different plans, and that we are a lucky generation not having faced historical challenges until now. Fear is never a good factor. We must build a mindset that encourages us to develop a productive future and the hope that we will be more creative after this period.
Peter Economides also reminded us of how much belief there is in the potential of Greece and the Greeks, and that we can come out from the crisis stronger and more effective as a country.
What is the International Propeller Club Of The United States?
The idea was conceived in New York, in 1922, by a group of professionals engaged in the merchant marine industry who gathered frequently at luncheons to discuss mutual issues and the future of shipping.
These meetings gradually developed into the Propeller Club of the United States, which aims to the promotion and furtherance of the American merchant marine and international shipping in general, as a symbol of mankind’s efforts to ring for a better world through commerce and industry.
“Propeller” in the name refers to the propulsion of ships, and is symbolic of the driving force required to achieve the Club’s objectives. Today there is a Propeller Club in almost every sea and inland port in the United States, as well as in 33 cities throughout the world. The Propeller Club’s world headquarters is located in Fairfax, Virginia.
International Propeller Club of the United States was founded in N. York in 1922, has now 8.000 members in 52 cities and 4 Student Clubs globally. Propeller Club (Port of Piraeus), founded in 1935, is a non-profit charity Association, collectively controlled in Greece by sixteen (16) Greek volunteer Governors, elected every two years.
Our net income is fully distributed in charities with fairness and transparency. Our Club closely cooperates with the Union of Greek Shipowners, the International Chamber of Shipping, the Hellenic Short-sea Shipowners Association, the Hellenic American Chamber e.t.c. to promote Maritime Relations, Commerce, Goodwill and Cultural relations between citizens of Greece, the U.S. and all other countries represented by their members’.
What does the International Propeller Club Of The United States, Port Of Piraeus, offer to you as a member?
The opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with executives of the maritime and business industries.
Participation in business luncheons and breakfasts with prominent guest speakers, who address on various topics of broad interest.
Friends and family meetings to celebrate the U.S. Independence Day with the Annual Propeller Club Charity Ball and the Thanksgiving Day with a dinner.
The annual AMVER AWARDS ceremony, during which the Greek Minister of Mercantile Marine, the Aegean and Islands Policy, the Ambassador of the United States and U.S. Coast Guard Officers present the AMVER AWARDS to a large number of Greek shipping companies, for the participation of their vessels in the AMVER system.