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!

Tiger Bay President Pat Gerard


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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 »

Joni James

Tiger Bay member Joni James took home the Tiger at the June 29th luncheon at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club.  She asked the candidates for Florida House District 68 - where are they going to find the money in the budget for education issues?
Pictured left to right: JB Bensmihen, Eric Lynn, Todd Jennings, Ben Diamond, Joni James...READ MORE »

Hal Freedman - 6-15-16

Tiger Bay member Hal Freedman took home the Tiger at the June 15th luncheon held at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club.  He asked Professor Michael Allen- what happens to the Supreme Court in a tied presidential election?
Pictured left to right: Hal Freedman, Commisioner Janet Long, Professor Michael Allen...READ MORE »