Next Event:

When: November 28, 2017
Time:   11:30am  
Meal:   Buffet lunch 
   Members $15 with dues payment,   Non-Members & Guests $25
             (see membership)
Where: Bartow Civic Center
              2250 S Floral Ave.
              Bartow, FL 33830

This months speaker is Ben Albritton, Florida House of Representatives from the 56th district and running for Senate 26th District seat currently held by Republican Sen. Denise Grimsley.

Ben Albritton

Ben Albritton is a Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 56th District, which includes DeSoto County, Hardee County, and southwestern Polk County, since 2012, and previously representing the 66th District from 2010 to 2012. In 2012, when the state legislative districts were reconfigured, Albritton was moved to the 56th District, which included most of the territory that he represented in the 66th District. He faced no opposition in the primary or general elections and won his second term entirely uncontested. Albritton was re-elected to his third term in the legislature without opposition in 2014.

Albritton was born in Lakeland and attended Florida Southern College, where he received a degree in citrus in 1990. Following graduation, he joined his family's citrus grove company, working with his brother and his uncle. Albritton served on the Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association Board from 2002 to 2007, and in 2005, he was appointed to the Florida Citrus Commission by Governor Jeb Bush, where he served until 2010 following reappointment by Governor Charlie Crist, including a tenure as Chairman from 2007 to 2010. Additionally, Albritton served on the East Charlotte County Drainage District as a board member.

Buffet lunch will be open beginning at 11:45 a.m. and the meeting will begin promptly at noon.

Anyone that has already paid their $100 Membership dues or pays their 2018 dues at this meeting will be charged $15 for lunch. Non-members & Guests will be charged $25 for lunch.

Please RSVP no later than November 27th to or call (863) 640-5357.

Please pay online to reserve your spot or you may pay at the door.

Bring your questions and let's ask them! You just might win that tiger!

Members $15 with 2017 dues renewal

Guests $25

Members without renewal $25

Non-Members $25


2017 Tiger Bay Club of Polk County