We are honored to have such a great group of speakers this year. As a club we're able to learn valuable information from each of the speakers.
Volusia County Council District 4 Candidates Heather Post and Al Smith answered questions on why they want to serve the citizens of Volusia County. Each candidate told the interested Tiger Bay Club members the reasons they are best suited for the job.
Volusia County Property Appraiser's Forum at the Tiger Bay Club on September 8th. Larry Bartlett and Alan Burton shared their visions for the office. Tiger Bay Club members seek information to insure they are fully informed thoughtful citizens when they vote.
Vance Aloupis, CEO, The Children's Movement, told Tiger Bay Club,"We are citizens who have set out to make Florida the best state in the nation for young children, and believe that investment, especially in the early learning years, should be at the forefront of state priorities," in his presentation August 11. Linda Dorian wins the Fang and Claw Award when she asks, "What can we do to help?"
A standing room only crowd was on hand when Jason Davis, Greg Gimbert, Ed Kelley and Tom Laputka participated in the area's first candidate forum for Volusia County Council Chair. The timed panel discussion was moderated by President Candace Lankford and First VP Carl Lentz. All candidates received the same questions which were submitted in advance by members and selected by the Executive Board. Thank you to Meeting Sponsor Realty Pros Assured.
Legislative recap and discussion on Florida politics with Senator Jack Latvala. Tiger Bay Club past president and founding member, Dr. T. Wayne Bailey, received a Honorary Lifetime Membership award. Big John was the "Fang & Claw" award winner for May. Thank you to meeting sponsor Florida Hospital.
Jim Wallis, bestselling author, public theologian, national preacher, social activist and international commentator on ethics and public life, talked about the "Bridge to New America."
Great turnout to hear Mike Lafferty, writer and former ORLANDO SENTINEL editor and columnist, talk about the increasing challenges media outlets have in trying to provide in-depth, investigative reporting on the local level in light of the changes occurring in American journalism and how news is delivered. Linda Dorian won the "Fang & Claw" award.
Former ABC News Whitehouse Correspondent Ann Compton delivered the keynote address at the annual dinner.