Flagler Tiger Bay Club is a nonpartisan club that caters to a diverse group of members. Our members have a keen interest in politics, things that affect politics, civic, and other current event issues that impact and shape our daily lives. Our members have common bonds in: civility; respectful and frank dialog and discussion; and commitment to making our community and lives better through differing points of view, knowledge, and information sharing. As a nonpartisan organization, Flagler Tiger Bay Club does not endorse candidates or take sides on issues.
We ensure the stability of our nonpartisanship organization through a Board of Directors made up equally of Democrats, Republicans, and Non-Party Affiliates. Our current Board is comprised of six (6) registered Democrats, six (6) registered Republicans, and three (3) registered Non-Party Affiliates (NPA). The officers in our organization are elected every two years. The executive leadership (Board Chairman and President) rotates between Democrats, Republicans, and NPA’s each election cycle. No one party has control of executive leadership or the Board.
Flagler Tiger Bay Club meets monthly. Meeting attendance is limited to Flagler Tiger Bay Club members and their guests, unless otherwise advertised. Typically, meetings are one hour over lunch with a speaker or panel to present or discuss topics and issues that are political and/or civic in nature. While invited guests are welcome to attend the monthly meetings, only Flagler Tiger Bay Club members will be permitted to ask questions of the guests.
Our guiding principles are very simple. They are:
Civility in our conduct and discussions
Respect for and to all
Passion on issues without anger
Honest attempt to understand from others point of view
Foster an environment of open communication
Diversity of membership
Enhance and promote community involvement
Engage, support, and mentor next generations of leaders
Network with high level community members
Expand your knowledge from top-notch guest speakers
Be a part of mentoring the next generation of leaders
Be a part of the solution in addressing public issues
The first Tiger Bay Club was founded in Miami Florida in 1964. Stephen Paul Ross, a political consultant, led the group that founded Tiger Bay. The club was founded as a nonpartisan political club. There is no central Tiger Bay Organization. Through a loose affiliation, Tiger Bay has grown to approximately 20 clubs in Florida. Most Clubs tend to model their bylaws from the same document. Today, one of the largest Tiger Bay Clubs is in Tampa with approximately 750 members. The Tampa Club meets twice a month.