Suncoast Tiger Bay Club

"Carving up" a politician for lunch since 1978!

Welcome to the Tigers' Den

The Suncoast Tiger Bay Club is a unique, non-partisan political club, founded in 1978 to foster a better understanding of public issues. The Club meets regularly for lunch to hear guest speakers on all types of political and public issues of interest. Visit our Calendar to see who will be stepping into the Den next! 

Our members, called "Tigers," come from all walks of life: big shots and those just loading their guns. The single common thread is an acute interest in politics and public affairs. Interested in joining? Check out our Membership page.

We have ongoing programs to encourage youth to take interest in public affairs. The Young Tigers page has more details. We also give annual Awards that recognize outstanding leadership, and much more.

News From The Den!


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Fang & Claw

What's all this about a "Fang & Claw?"

Jan 8, 2015 Fang & Claw winner Hal Freedman with Mayor Rick Kriseman

Perhaps the most appealing benefit of membership is the ability to participate in Question & Answer sessions with our speakers. The coveted "Fang & Claw Award" is presented to the member at each meeting who "slashes through pretension and prevarication" with the toughest question of the day. See Recent Winners »

Susan McGrath 2-28-17

Tiger Bay Member Susan McGrath took home the Tiger at the February 28, 2017 luncheon held at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club.  Paul Tash was welcomed into the Tigers' Den that day and she asked him how he would respond to the Times endosement of City Council races.

Kelly Kirschner 1-31-17

Tiger Bay Vice President Kelly Kirschner took home the Tiger at the January 31, 2017 luncheon held at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater.  The 2017 State of the Bay featured St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos.  They were asked if they supported Sanctuary Cities?
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