About the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club
The Panhandle Tiger Bay Club, established in 1977 by the late Pensacola News Journal columnist Pat Lloyd and John Broxson, is a non-partisan membership group of men and women who are interested in public policy issues and politics. The Club brings in prominent national speakers such as journalists, policy makers and advisors, politicians and authors to address topical issues and present ideas that are intended to provoke curiosity and provide insight, as well as generate debate and community discussion. The Panhandle Tiger Bay Club holds monthly luncheon programs and an annual dinner meeting. Past speakers have included Martha Raddatz and Claire Shipman of ABC News, political commentator and columnist Dick Morris, Jeff Birnbaum of the Washington Post and pollster John Zogby.
An important goal of the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club is to ensure that the membership represents a cross-section of people in the community. Members are diverse in age, education, occupation and interests as well as ethnic, social and religious backgrounds. Such diversity makes club membership a more interesting experience and encourages wide dissemination of ideas and issues brought to the community by guest speakers. New members and guests are welcome.
Tiger Bay Club seeks to unite the community through influential guest speakers who address topical issues and present ideas intended to provoke curiosity, provide insight, and generate discussion among the community.