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!

April President's Message

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Growing the Membership Continues

Daylight Saving's Time is upon us once again so let's, as Tigers, spring forward in 2014 by growing the membership and sharing Tiger Bay with the Community.  The best way to recruit new members is one-on-one invitation and contact.   It is up to us as Suncoast Tiger Bay Club members and board members to strengthen our Club by building our membership ranks.

As President, I challenge each member to recruit two new members.  This will double or triple our current membership.  Remember, any member who recruits three (3) new members will get one complimentary lunch and any member who recruits six (6) new members will have their dues paid for the next fiscal year.

Invite two guests to a lunch program and introduce them to other Club members and to board members.  Share with them what you love about Tiger Bay, the benefits of joining and the importance of getting involved with Tiger Bay.  A couple days after they attend the luncheon, follow up with a phone call.  As President, I would be delighted to follow up with your guests by phone and by email to see how they enjoyed the program, answer any questions they might have about Tiger Bay, and ask them to consider joining. 

As your President, I am asking for your help to increase our membership.  A diverse, growing, active and involved membership is the key to a successful and vibrant organization.  Share your love of Tiger Bay with a friend; invite them into the Tigers' Den!

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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Tiger Member Hazel Hough (R) took home the Tiger at the March 19th luncheon held at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club by asking Mayor Rick Kriseman (L) “which event brings more money to the city of St. Petersburg - the cultural venues or the Grand Prix?” 

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