Each month the Chinle C&S Society provides a program to members and guests. The topics covered are diverse but generally focus on the natural world around us often, but not always, with a focus on succulent plants, including cacti. Program types include meetings that feature presentations by special speakers, workshops and travelogues as well as hikes and tours when weather permits. At the meetings we often have plant drawings and informal plant Show & Tells. These events are also a great opportunity to find experts who can answer your cacti and succulent questions like: “What is this bug?”.In December, we hold our Annual Dinner Meeting in lieu of the Regular Meeting that month, featuring a sit-down dinner, door prizes, a silent auction, a review of the year’s highlights and plenty of good cheer. Reservations are required for this special event.The 2016 program included:– January speaker: Nikki Grant on “The Effects of Climate Change on the Colorado Plateau”– February speaker: Kenton Seth on “Design and Cactus: Making it Pretty and Making it Practical”– March speaker: Erin McIntire on “Traveling with Erin McIntire to Botanical Gardens”– April speaker: Peter Newberry on “Into and Out of Africa”– May activity: field trip to Capitol Reef Utah– June speaker: Mike Spangler on “Soils in the Grand Valley”– July activity: garden walk with Master Gardener Lois Davidson a”Visit to the WCBG Botanical Garden”– September activity: 2016 Chinle garden tour– October activity: final entries and judging of the Photo Scavenger Hunt– November speakers: Maryann and Loren Benoit on “Hasta la Vista Cuba!”– December activity: the Annual Dinner MeetingWe have a great program planned for 2017. Please see the Calendar for the schedule and to check the locations of upcoming events. Guests are welcome!