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!

December President's Message


Our membership has grown and yes, there really is a free lunch.  That is, if you bring guests to the Tiger Bay luncheons and you are lucky enough to be picked in the drawings.  We'll do one more before our Annual Event.  Who knows, you might even win a free pass for two for the Suncoast Tiger Bay Annual Event A Night With The Tigers.

We are making some headway on membership, but we still only have one lifetime member and I think he might be lonely.  Join Bob and keep him company.  It's a good deal for you and Tiger Bay.  Our financial situation is improving - we're operating in the black and not hitting up our reserves and looking at another good budget year coming up.  Exciting programs are planned for 2015 and our board is growing.

We have an exciting Annual Event planned and scheduled for The Club at Treasure Island - a first for us and a big thank you to Bill Edwards for his cooperation and friendship.  New York Time Bestselling Author, Tim Dorsey will be hugely entertaining and will show us the Road Kill side of Florida.

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

I have enjoyed my time as President.   We've gotten to work.  It is time to play so come to the Annual Event, sit back, relax and enjoy.

Thank you.

See you in the Den!

Art O'Hara

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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 Willi Rudowsky took home the Tiger at the luncheon held on November 6th at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club.  She asked Adam Smith and Susan MacManus if so many young people are registering NPA - how will they get the exposure to run for office someday?

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