The Propeller Club, Port of New Orleans is a dynamic organization representing every segment of the maritime industry and associated professions and service. If you have an interest in the Port of New Orleans, the maritime community, or allied industries, you may want to consider joining the Propeller Club - a driving force for growth and progress.

Complimentary student membership is available to students studying naval architecture & marine engineering, admiralty law, international trade and transportation/logistics.

As a part of a major national organization with chapters throughout the country, the Club’s objectives are:

  • We are a Nominating organization for the Port of New Orleans Dock Board Commissioners
  • To promote, further and support an American Merchant Marine, including shipyards and other allied industries
  • To promote waterborne commerce and all segments of the maritime industry.
  • To aid worthy and economically justifiable Great Lakes, river, inland waterways and harbor improvements.
  • To promote maritime education in our local schools and colleges.
  • To create public awareness of the importance of maritime business to the local economy.
  • To create a skilled and educated workforce for our maritime Industry
  • Provide an annual scholarship
  • Provide Educational Seminars
  • Host an Annual Golf Outing
  • Host the Annual Maritime Person of the Year Gala
Membership Applications
Student Port Liaison
Joel Whitehead
Pay Dues Online
Membership levels & the benefits for each are provided on the membership application. Remember to complete the membership application, select a membership level, complete the members contact information and return with payment to: Propeller Club Port New Orleans, 1908 Clearview Pkwy., Suite 203, Metairie, LA 70001 or pay online. (Pay Dues button or request an invoice by emailing request to


Corporate Gold Membership Dues - $5000


Corporate Silver Membership Dues - $2500


Corporate Bronze Membership Dues - $1500


Small Business - $500


Individual Dues


Student (graduates first year free) - $50 after first year

Members and Bylaws

View our Bylaws here: Propeller Club's Bylaws

President Leo Falgout
First Vice President Spencer Sens
Second Vice President Nick Nassar
Secretary/Treasurer Patrick Huete
Ex-Officio Michael Nation
Board of Governors Executive Director
Bill Baraldi Hartson Harmon
Robert E Barkerding, Jr. Pat Patrick, Esq.
Brian Barton Capt. Philip Schifflin
Paul Cooper Kyle Smith
Francis Courtenay, Sr. Admiral Joel Whitehead (Ret.)
Sean Duffy  
Cathy Vienne