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 »

Gregory Wilson 10/13/16

Past President Gregory Wilson took home the Tiger at the October 13, 2016 luncheon held at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater.  He asked the County Commission Candidates District 3 - "Do you consider Jack Latvala a career politician?"
Pictured left to right: Mike Mikurak, Gregory Wilson, Commissioner Charlie Justice, Commissioner Janet Long...READ MORE »

Wendy Grassi 10/6/16

Tiger Bay member Wendy Grassi took home the Tiger at the October 6, 2016 luncheon held at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club.  She asked the Congressional Candidates for District 13 a question regarding their position on Planned Parenthood.
Pictured left to right: Governor Charlie Crist, Wendy Grassi, Commissioner Janet Long, Congressman David Jolly...READ MORE »