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 (usually twice a month) 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! A convenient online RSVP form allows you to reserve right from the web site.

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!

November President's Message

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Well we are nearing the end of another year, thank goodness (LOL).  We’ve had some colorful programs - Greenlight Pinellas vs. No Tax for Tracks, Medical Marijuana, a discussion of “The Chairman” and a support the Rowdies day.

Membership has grown and yes, there really is a free lunch.  That is, if you bring some guests to the Tiger Bay luncheons and you are lucky enough to be picked in the drawings.

We are making some headway on membership and even have our first and possibly lonely lifetime member.  Follow Bob’s lead – it’s a good deal for you and Tiger Bay.

We have an exciting Annual Event planned and scheduled for the Treasure Island Yacht Club – a new venue for us and a big thank you to Bill Edwards for his cooperation and friendship.

Just think, if each Tiger Bay member brought one guest to lunch that would join -  we would double our overall membership.  How hard can that be?

Thank you.  I have enjoyed by time as President.   Now, for a play on words, let’s get working on membership.


See you in the Den!
Art O’Hara ~ President

 

 

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Fang & Claw

What’s all this about a “Fang & Claw?”

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.

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Past President Darryl Paulson took home another Tiger at the October 8th luncheon held at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club.  He asked John Morgan which he would choose - Amendment 2 or Charlie Crist for Governor in the upcoming election?

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