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Discussing Issues That Shape Our Future

Our club never takes sides but our speakers do

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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.

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Badger Club Annual Meeting Brings Political Cartoonist, David Horsey


David Horsey, 

a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and columnist, is a political commentator for the Los Angeles Times. His work is syndicated by Tribune Media Services to more than 200 newspapers, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Houston Chronicle and the Boston Globe.



Besides winning two Pulitzers for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 1999 and 2003, Horsey has received the National Press Foundation’s Berryman Award for Cartoonist of the Year and many other honors, including first place in the Best of the West Journalism Competition for his columns about the 2008 presidential election.



After graduating from the University of Washington, Horsey entered journalism as a political reporter. His multi-faceted career has taken him to national political party conventions, presidential primaries, the Olympic Games, the Super Bowl, assignments in Europe, Japan and Mexico and two extended stints working at the Hearst Newspapers Washington Bureau.



As a Rotary Foundation Scholar, Horsey earned an MA in International Relations from the University of Kent at Canterbury. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate from Seattle University.


Horsey has published eight books of cartoons, including his two most recent, Draw Quick, Shoot Straight and Refuge of Scoundrels.

When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 

Where: 6:00 pm Richland Shilo Inn


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 Cost: Member FREE, Non-Members $35, Day of Event $40



Dear Columbia Basin Badger Club Members,


The Nominating Committee of the Columbia Basin Badger Club is pleased to present the following individuals to be have their names placed on the ballot for Board of Directors at the Badger Club’s Annual Meeting January 25, 2018.


For three year terms:

  • Dihann Howard*
  • Rueben Peralta
  • Kirk Williamson
  • Jason Yi


Any member in good standing may self-nominate or nominate another member by notifying the secretary in writing or via email (Miriam Kerzner) at least one week prior to the annual meeting. Nomination of another member requires written consent of the nominee.


*indicates a current board member


Chris Meiers, Nomination Committee Chairperson


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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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