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The Board of Governors of the International Propeller Club of the United States (International Port of Piraeus), in co-operation with the
U.S. Embassy in Athens and the U.S. Coast Guard, invite you to the forthcoming 2017 AMVER Award Ceremony that will take place on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, at 19:00 hrs, at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel.

The International Propeller Club of the United States was founded in New York in 1922, has now 8.000 members in 52 cities and 4 Student Clubs globally. The Propeller Club (Port of Piraeus), founded in 1935, is a non-profit charity association, collectively controlled in Greece by sixteen (16) volunteer Governors, who are elected every two years. The Club’s net income is fully distributed in charities under fairness and transparency. Our Club co-operates with the Union of Greek Shipowners, the International Chamber of Shipping, the Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association, the Hellenic American Chamber and other prestigious institutions, in order to inter-alia promote Maritime Relations, Commerce, Goodwill and Cultural relations between citizens of Greece, the U.S. and all other countries represented by their members who share the same vision and principles.

This year more than 220 ship managing companies and 1.800 ships (under Greek management), were enrolled in the AMVER system, and will honorably receive AMVER Awards! The Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard (as judging Authority of the Awards), is invited to personally congratulate the AMVER members, together with the Minister of Mercantile Marine & Island Policy of Greece, the United States Ambassador to Greece and many other honorable foreign Ambassadors and other prominent individual, as shall be invited.

AMVER event’s proceeds will, as always, directly sponsor our fundraising needs, according to our charity mission and will further support studies of exceptional Greek students duly selected from seafarers’ families, the Fulbright Foundation etc; same will also support environmental clean-up campaigns; award Bravery, Innovation, Sustainability and Excellence in the Greek community etc. and will materially contribute to the noble enshrined principles of the Club.