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Discussing Issues That Shape Our Future

Our club never takes sides but our speakers do

Want to know more about the Badgers?

History? Who we are? How we decide on forums?
Let us come tell you!

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 2016 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


Next Meeting:

Presidential Debate



When: Thursday September 29, 2016 

Where: Richland Shilo Inn

Time: Lunch Meeting, 11:30AM


or                                       Email 
or                                       Call our message phone at 628-6011

Cancellation Deadline:    Noon on Monday September 26th;

Cost:                                 Member $20, Non-Members $25, Day of Event $30




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Wall or servers, let’s debate!  The 2016 President election has been a wild a ride and does not show any signs of slowing as we head into November.  The stakes are high and there are many issues at play. Join us to see team Trump and team Clinton in action as the Southridge Debate team presents this one of a kind debate and discussion!
Meet the Southridge Debate Team

From left to right in the image
Mr. Hamaker-Teals, teacher Southride High
Amanda Brunson, 12th grader;  team Clinton
Emily McLaughlin, 12th grader team Clinton
Timmy Pham, 11th grader team Trump
Andrew Dooley, 11th grader Team Trump

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Missed a forum? Remember videos are online:  





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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