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!
March President's Message
Without being to repetitive, I am going to talk about membership again. While we gained few more new members in 2013 than we lost, the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club is a mere shadow of what is was, membership-wise, years ago. Remember, this is OUR club so getting new members, helping the club grow and flourish is OUR responsibility. The board and officers are merely facilitators for all of us in helping make Suncoast Tiger Bay better and bigger.
Remember those club benefits? Here they are again. I surely hope you keep your membership in the Club. I need YOUR help. Remember?
- Only members get to participate in the Question & Answer sessions with our speakers;
- Only members get the discounted luncheon price of $25, versus the guest price of $35;
- Only members receive the “Tiger Growls” newsletter with upcoming program information;
- Only members receive a discounted price to the Annual Event
- Only members will have access to the upcoming member directory in 2014
Let’s grow this club so when politicians enter the Tigers’ Den, they see and feel the bite of our questions; seeing more hands up to be recognized to ask a question than there is time to hear from all. Numbers can be as intimidating as the sting of biting questions. Let’s grow this club and make politicians know they’ve entered the Den of the Tiger!
Your Vice President, Pat Gerard, and her Program Committee are working hard to bring exciting programs to us. How about pitching in with your suggestions? Join the Program Committee, or one of the other committees:
- Marketing Committee
- Audit Committee
- Membership Committee
- Annual Event Committee 2015
Let’s take our Tiger Bay responsibility seriously and work together to make the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club the best it can be.
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 Member Linda Lerner (C) took home the Tiger at the February 19th Annual Event & Awards A Night With the Tigers held at The Mahaffey Theater at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts. Ms. Lerner asked Daniel Ruth (L) What he regretted most writing about? Also pictured 2014 Tiger Bay President Art O'Hara (R)Click for more winner pics