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Discussing Issues That Shape Our Future

Our club never takes sides but our speakers do


The Columbia Basin Badger Club is an exciting and vibrant organization dedicated to civil discourse

of the important topics of the day.  We pride ourselves in being non-partisan.  Our club never takes sides, but our speakers do, and the result is often a lively discussion that improves our understanding of the world around us.


Speakers at our monthly forums have spanned a wide range of ideas and opinions that have included legalization of marijuana, same sex marriage, and the proposals to remove the lower Snake River dams to name just a few. 

And our lineup of topics for 2015 promises to be just as stimulating and enlightening.

 Videos of Past Forums



And part of what makes this club so special is that members ask questions directly of our speakers and

can expect direct answers and a better understanding of the issue.

All our forums are open to the public and we invite everyone to join and share in the benefits that the club provides.  The name Columbia Basin Badger Club reflects our tenacity to seek out clear information, yet we maintain a sense of humor and civility as we tackle the tough issues that are before us.

If this makes sense to you then you are just the person that the Badger Club is seeking. 

We invite you to join us. 

Sign up at:

 Membership Application




January Meeting

Annual Meeting - Futurist




  When: Thursday January 21st, 2016 

Where: 6:00PM Richland Shilo Inn


or                                           Email 
or                                           Call our message phone at 628-6011

Cancellation Deadline:       Noon on Monday, January 18th;
No-Shows will be charged.

Cost:                                     FREE for members, $25 for non members, 
                         $30 Day of event



Columbia Basin Badger Club





Our Speaker: Nathan Fritz
Nathan "Fritzy" Fritz is a local Tricitian who has had so many tech startup jobs that the passport office once changed their minds about wanting his full employment history. Fritzy, employed as the Chief Architect at &yet in Richland, makes decisions for tools and technology that &yet uses in their consulting for a wide variety of companies both large and small. Much of &yet's business is based being in front of the technology wave in terms of what people use and want, and as such part of Fritzy's role is predicting trends and needs. Fritzy also predicts the future as a hobby, giving a yearly talk at TriConf, a local conference for tech, entrepreneurship, and art.




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1) Clicking on the Calender of Events

2) Click on the Forum you want to attend on the calender

3) Follow the on screen directions

4) The cost of the Forum is $20.00 for members and $25.00 for non members


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