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May 15, 2013
International Seafarers Center Fund Raiser Honors Guy Fox on Sept. 18, 2013, aboard RMS Queen Mary, Long Beach, California
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The 2013 Maritime Industry Salute dinner and “13th Annual Boat Races of San Pedro Bay” fund-raising event benefiting the International Seafarers Center (ISC) of Long Beach-Los Angeles is being held aboard RMS Queen Mary, Wednesday evening, Sept. 18, 2013, and will honor Guy Fox, president & CEO of Guy Fox & Associates, Inc. and chairman of the District Export Council of Southern California.
The ISC is the last open center serving the needs of all seamen in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Proceeds from the night’s event benefit the International Seafarers Center, the only organization reaching out to visiting ships' crews throughout the entire Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor complex with transportation, recreation, spiritual outreach (for many different faiths), mail, Internet, telephone services, and much more.
ISC Dinner Chairman and Metro Ports President James Dillman stressed the importance of this fund raiser.
“The ISC, which first opened more than 31 years ago, is the last open refuge serving the needs of our seamen in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles,” Dillman said. “The center relies on this event as its primary source of funds to sustain the center. We are calling upon the generosity of the maritime industry and the local business community to support the center through this fund-raising effort.”
The evening’s festivities will begin with a 5 p.m. reception on the quarterdeck of the grand RMS Queen Mary. Starting at 5:30 p.m., the fireboat and harbor boat parade will precede the much-anticipated “13th Annual Boat Races of San Pedro Bay.” The banquet dinner will begin at 7 p.m. in the Britannia Lounge, where attendees will enjoy music and participate in the famous raffle drawing for valuable prizes. Tax-exempt tickets and sponsorship tables are still available. For details, please contact Jill Parker, 310-816-6510, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Guy Fox:
Fox, a 40-year veteran of the logistics industry, has been actively involved in the international trade community, appearing on television, in print and as a keynote speaker as an advocate and leader on current issues affecting the transportation community, world trade and international education. He volunteers his time and expertise through numerous organizations, currently serving on the Board of Directors for the International Seafarers Center and Salute to the Maritime Industry Committee, chairman of the District Export Council of Southern California, by appointment of the Secretary of Commerce of the United States of America, as vice chair of the Executive Committee of the Advisory Board of the School of Business Administration and Public Policy at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and as a member of the International Advisory Council for Chapman University. He is a member of the Board of Governors for the Japan America Society of Southern California and a member of the Board of Directors and Vice President for the International Visitors Council of Los Angeles. He also serves on the advisory board for the Green Export Enabler Program with the Center for International Trade Development.
His previous volunteerism includes past president and chairman of the Foreign Trade Association of Southern California, past general chairman of World Trade Week for Southern California, past president and Chairman of the Los Angeles Air Cargo Association, past president of the Australian Chamber of Commerce, former member of the Advisory Board for International Trade for the City of Los Angeles past chairman of the Board for the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, former Chairman of the Board of Global Transportation, an International Freight Forwarder, Licensed Customs House Broker and Container Consolidator.
Fox, who holds an MBA from Pepperdine University, is a past recipient of the prestigious Stanley T. Olafson Bronze Plaque Award, presented by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce for international trade. Previous recipients include Walt Disney, Jack Warner of Warner Brothers, and Tom Bradley, Mayor of the City of Los Angeles.
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