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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 2017 promises to be just as stimulating and enlightening.

 Videos of Past Forums



Next Meeting:

Climate Change and Carbon Tax

In the November 2016 election, Washington state voters rejected a proposal for the nation’s first carbon tax. Like all carbon taxes, Initiative 732 was designed to drive down global warming emissions by reducing demand for high-carbon fuels. The initiative is also highly contested with social justice, environmental and health advocates who sought to use the revenue to fund green infrastructure projects.


Join us for a timely and lively topic that will feature speakers that represent the state’s business sectors, organizations that support a state carbon tax, and public policy advocates.


              When: Thursday July 27, 2017 

                 Where: 11:30am Richland Shilo Inn


  or                                       Email 
  or                                       Call our message phone at 628-6011

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



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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:

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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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