TAMPA (Dec. 14, 2022)—The Tampa Tiger Bay Club celebrates its 40th anniversary on Friday, Dec. 16, with a special guest, Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Ruth.
The Club, founded in 1982, will have complementary cake from Wright’s Gourmet and 40th anniversary coffee mugs for all who attend. Tony’s Ybor Catering will serve a buffet lunch featuring boliche.
On July 21, 1982, a small group of politically minded community leaders gathered in a conference room at a downtown Tampa office building to launch the Tiger Bay Club of Tampa. The inaugural meeting was held in downtown Tampa on Sept. 3, 1982.
The club’s mission was simple: A non-partisan political club with monthly luncheons open to all featuring civilized but pointed discussions with newsmakers.
Forty years later, the club is still going strong. And at a time of intense polarization, the mission of gathering people of different political views for civilized discussions has never been more urgent.
Daniel Ruth is a visiting professor of professional practice at USF’s Honors College, a former editorial writer for the Tampa Bay Times where he won a Pulitzer, and former columnist for the Tampa Tribune.
The Dec. 16 program begins promptly at noon in the ballroom of the Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica de Cuba in Ybor City. The meeting is open to the public. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. Go to tigerbayclub.com for tickets.
The Tampa Tiger Bay Club, founded in 1982, is a non-partisan political group that presents lively discussions on important issues and candidates running for office.