The mission of The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club is: To promote community understanding of current political and social issues, through public discourse and the free exchange of ideas.
The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club is a non-partisan political organization that was formed to foster understanding of public issues. Tiger Bay’s philosophy is that in-person, face-to-face exchanges and confrontations with key policy makers is the ideal to understand today’s complex issues.
Tiger Bay is political but non-partisan. Its Charter and By-Laws prevent candidate endorsements or taking sides in political campaigns. However, the club certainly subjects candidates on its panels to no-holds-barred question and answer sessions by moderators and Tiger members. The ability to ask questions of panel participants is one of the privileges of Tiger membership. Tiger Bay will never have just one candidate in a race on a panel. No matter what the subject, there will always be a pro/con or a Democrat/Republican.
The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club has a long history of encouraging the young people of Sarasota to be involved in current issues. The club encourages young people to get involved by attending the panel presentations. Special thanks to the Eliza and Hugh Culverhouse Family Foundation for sponsoring students’ participation in the Tiger Bay lunch programs.