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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:

Community and Connection: Ideas Worth Spreading 


  When: Thursday May 18, 2017 

Where: 11:30am Richland Shilo Inn


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


The Tri-Cities regional area development and history is a unique story. Where the community came from and where the community is headed is explored in the TED-style Badger Club Meeting. Three ideas will be presented by three different speakers. A recording of Becca Lingley’s TEDxRichland talk “Overcoming Tri-Cities’ Historical Bias” will discuss a chapter that is unfortunately not so unique to the Tri-Cities- that of racial separation and cultural bias. Adam Brault will present his TEDxRichland talk, “The Suburbs Are Broken — Let’s Upgrade the OS!” live. Brault will encourage us to challenge the idea of siloed suburbs within Tri-Cities and beyond. A third TED talk from the global collection will be shown to explore how we can connect on a global level. We will be sharing this topic via Ted Talks, one locally produced on this topic specific to the Tri-Cities, the other live and finally one from a national perspective.

Future forums: 
Academic Freedom & Free Speech, Thursday June 22nd, 11:30am 


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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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