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!

June President's Message



I Know, I Know - the President is still harping on membership!

The Suncoast Tiger Bay Club needs everyone!  It’s not just up to the Board and the Membership Committee to take up the gauntlet and reach out to your friends and colleagues to come as your guest and to consider joining this enlightening and entertaining club.

Increasing the membership of OUR Tiger Bay Club is up to all of us.  We are working on exciting programs – your help with ideas and contacts is appreciated, let Vice President Pat Gerard know.  This summer we are holding a guest and membership contest.  For each guest that you bring to a luncheon through November, you will receive a ticket entered into a drawing.  A drawing will be held in December and a couple of random drawings along the way to encourage you to actively invite guests.  For each guest you bring who joins - you will be entered again to increase your odds of winning one of several cool prizes.

Get out there and get busy and “reach out and touch lots of someones”! Let’s encourage guests to join us for lunch and leave as members.  You can do it - We can all do it!  Let’s get the momentum going together.

Currently Tiger Bay has 590 “Friends” on Facebook.  Do you think we can hit 1,000 by the 4th of July?  We can celebrate with fireworks!  Make sure you Like Tiger Bay on Facebook and all the other social media outlets you may use so we spread the word.

Thank you!

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 Kelly Kirschner (L) took home the Tiger at the July 10th luncheon held at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club.  He asked Peter Golenbock (R), author of The Chairman, "if Greer was innocent as outlined - why did he plead guilty?"

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