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!


Thank you to our Corporate Members!

Interested in becoming a Tiger Bay Corporate Member?  Click HERE for more information!

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 »

Bruce Marger 8/16/17

Tiger Bay member Bruce Marger snagged the Tiger at the August 16th luncheon held at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club.  The luncheon was a discussion on Florida Gun Legislation with attorney Jeff Young "The Gun Lawyer" and Professor Marjorie Sanfilippo.  He asked a question regarding why high powered assault rifles are even sold to the public.
Pictured left to right: Vice President Kelly Kir...READ MORE »

Jim Gillespie

Tiger Bay member Jim Gillespie took home another Tiger for asking the panel on Disparate Sentencing and Prison Reform a question regarding reforming a system where bias is obvious.  The panel consisted of Senator Jeff Brandes, Senator Darryl Rouson, Glen Gilzean, President of Central Florida Urban League and Emily LeCoz, Herald Tribune....READ MORE »