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!

September/October President's Message


Well, if there's one thing you can say about me, I am persistent, particularly in regard to MEMBERSHIP.

Come on folks; the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club is OUR club and membership, programs, speaker quality, etc. is OUR responsibility.  Yes, there is a board and there are officers and there are committees, but WE are THEM.  It is the same thing as complaining about our government, whatever level, We are IT.

By now you should know that we are holding a guest & membership contest.  You will get a ticket for each guest you bring to a luncheon through November.  We will have the final drawing in December and random drawings along the way to encourage you to actively invite guests and help convert your guests to members.  For each guest you bring who joins, you will get more tickets to increase your odds of winning one of several cool prizes.

We're adding a twist to our program on September 18th; County Commission races for District 2 and District 4:  Florida State Senate District 22 - this race's only candidate who could and would dare enter the Tigers' Den this time around.

In addition, help us find sponsors!  The annual event is coming around the corner and maybe we can get a sponsor or two for some of our luncheon programs.  All you have to do is ask!

Let's make a huge effort to increase Tiger Bay membership.  After all, We are Tiger Bay!

See you in the Den!

Art O'Hara
Suncoast Tiger Bay Club


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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.


Tiger Bay member Harvey Landress took home another Tiger at the luncheon held on September 18th at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club.  He asked the County Comission from Districts 2 & 4 and Florida Senate District 22 Candidates, "Where to make cuts to control spending and where to lower taxes?"

Pictured Left to Right: Ed Hooper, Pat Gerard, Dave Eggers, Judithanne McLaughlin, Marcus Harrison, Harvey Landress, Carl Folkman, Mark Weinkrantz

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