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!

August President's Message


Let’s Talk Tiger Bay Membership

I know, I know – I am still harping on membership!

Guess what.  You will continue to hear the harping while we grow our membership.  We need new members so let’s get going!  Reach out to your friends and colleagues; use your social media.  It really does work!

Increasing our membership is up to all of us.  We are planning exciting programs for the rest of the year and need your help. 

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 a drawing in December and maybe even a couple of random drawings along the way to encourage you to actively invite guests.  For each guest you bring who joins, you will get more tickets to increase your odds of winning one of several cool prizes.

In addition, help us find sponsors!  The annual event is coming up 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!

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.


Tiger Bay member Pam Cichon took home the Tiger at the August 7th luncheon held at Orange Blossom Catering.  She asked the Pinellas County School Board candidates, "Creationism in a science classroom - yes or no?"

Front Row (L to R): Irene Cates, Maureen Ahern, Pam Cichon, Linda Lerner, Beverley Billiris, Terry Krassner, Rene Flowers

2nd Row (L to R): Ken Peluso, Ken Curtis, John Nygren, Chris Tauchnitz

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