May 16 - Monthly Flagship Meeting

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5/16/2019 - Thursday, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
USS Iowa, Los Angeles
Speaker: David Canfield
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uss iowaThis is a once in a lifetime event! Only 15 open seats left! 

May is Military Appreciation Month and to celebrate, PMI-LA is holding its May Flagship meeting on May 16th from 5:30 – 8:30 on board the USS Iowa in San Pedro. 

Dinner will be served and seats are limited, so sign up early!


Military can email for a discount coupon to this event.  


uss iowa emblemOur speaker will be VP & CIO of the Pacific Battleship Center, David Canfield. 

The Pacific Battleship Center is the caretaker of the USS IOWA and is creating an interactive experience that honors and illustrates the positive contributions of this battleship and her crew at critical moments in American history. Our education programs offer lessons in history, leadership, team-building, character development and community service. 

Through the dedication and hard work of her new crew, USS IOWA is once again coming to life and embarking on her new mission to educate, to inspire a love of history and to stand as a living monument to the services of the United States Armed Forces.


Tour the USS Iowa Ship

Beat the traffic and come a few hours early for a tour the ship for an additional fee of $10 per person.  Just click on the “Add Tour of the USS IOWA” at the bottom of registration and arrive at the ship by 2:45. This is led by a pre-arranged tour guide, and refunds will not be available should you arrive late.  You will be walking around the ship, so please dress appropriately with sturdy walking shoes.  The ship is tethered and anchored, so there will be some movement.

The tour is 1.5 hours and allows additional time for the museum and gift shop before the Chapter Event begins.  Due to the popularity, we have 2 groups so everyone can hear the tour guide.  Please check in at the Wardroom which will be the back ramp of the ship the furthest away from parking.  There will be chapter signs to guide you. 


About the Speaker

David Canfield: Before becoming part of the full-time staff at Pacific Battleship Center, I volunteered over 1000 hours running network cable, setting up the business and telephone infrastructure and providing much-needed technology to the organization. I also busted rust, painted, cleaned, and did generally whatever was necessary during the hectic days between PBC receiving the ship from the Navy and opening it to the public.  I am now the VP and CIO of the caretakers of the USS IOWA.


Event Sponsors

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Interested in becoming a sponsor for this event?

  • Market your company's products and services to 50-60  Flagship meeting attendees!
  • Display your company’s logo on the PMI-LA website for 3-4 weeks before the event!
  • Your company’s information will be on the PMI-LA event details page!
  • Your company’s information will be included in the weekly PMI-LA eBlast!
  • Your sponsorship includes dinner at the meeting, a table at the event, networking time, and 5 mins speaking time.

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  • 1.0 PDU Technical


Event Cost

(PMI-LA members must log into the PMI-LA website prior to registration to receive the member discounts)

  • PMI-LA Members (must be logged in to get member-exclusive discounts)
    • $35 for Event and Dinner
  • Non Members
    • $45 - Event and Dinner included
  • Military Personnel

Join PMI and add Los Angeles Chapter to your membership to start benefiting from Exclusive Member Discounts! 


Meeting Agenda

2:45 to 5:30 PM - Tour of Ship - Great Opportunity!
- Optional, with additional $10 fee.  Select this option at the bottom of the Registration page

5:30 to 6:00 PM - Registration / Check-In
6:00 to 7:00 PM - Dinner
7:00 to 7:30 PM - Meeting Start
7:30 to 8:30 PM - Guest Speaker 


Dinner Menu

  • Appetizers
    • Bruschetta or Roasted Bell Peppers
  • Salad
    • House green salad
  • Pasta Choice
    • Penne with Pesto or Rigatoni with Pink Sauces (alfredo & marinara)
  • Meat Choice
    • Chicken Marsala or Meatballs
  • Vegetables of the Day
  • Non-alcoholic drinks will be served, along with Desserts from one of our Sponsors!


Location & Parking Information

Battleship USS Iowa
250 S. Harbor Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90731

Parking: $2/hour, automated ticketing system

There is a drop-off station at First street, but no parking.  For Parking enter on Swinford and follow the signs to the USS Iowa & Cirque parking.  Once you take a parking ticket drive towards the Cirque Du Soleil tents.  Parking for the USS Iowa is anywhere in that area (lot D1).  Entrance to the ship boarding ramps is at the far left end of the tents.    Bypass the first ramp and head to the second ramp.  Restrooms are located  past the ticket booth.  Take the LEFT side ramp of the second ramp, at the top, make a left.  The Wardroom is the first open door.

entrance location

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Please refer to the Cancellation Policy page for details

This event may be canceled or postponed by the Chapter, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so.  If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email.


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