Clubs And Organizations


Rim Country Corvettes

The Rim Country Corvettes is not a formal club with meetings, dues etc. It is a group of Corvette owners from the Rim Country that enjoy driving their special cars and meeting new Corvette owners with the same interests.

There is a monthly run and we advise each of the members via the Internet and meet at a specified location within the town of Payson to start the run.

Those with interest in joining the group, please e-mail your name, address, and phone number, year of Corvette and e-Mail address to: Don and Jeannie McLaughlin, djmackl@, (928) 468-0883 home, (602) 320-5309 cell or Bill and Marilynn Berggrenn,, (928) 474-3767 home, (928) 595-0143 cell.

Unity of Payson and Daily Word Readers

Celebrate Unity of Payson, which is now an official church affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries. Structured Sunday Unity Services are planned to commence this fall, in the meantime, the public is invited to attend these continuing events:

• Unity Book Study Group, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays; for location information, call (928) 478-6906 (no meeting the first Friday of the month).

• Prayer and Meditation Group, 10 a.m., Thursdays; for location information, call (928) 468-2117

• Family and individual spiritual counseling, love offering - for information call (936) 788-3181.

Ponderosa Men's Breakfast

Another fabulous Breakfast for a Buck will be served at Ponderosa Bible Church, 1800 N. Beeline Highway, at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 6.

The featured speaker will be Mark Miller, whose love for the Lord is “Beyond Limits.”

Come, with other guys, to enjoy great fellowship, a super message and a complete breakfast that still costs only $1. For more information, call (928) 472-8178.

Tai Chi and Qigong

Tai Chi and Qigong classes are offered at 9 a.m. Saturdays at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road.

The program is especially designed for seniors 50 or older, but is beneficial for all ages. There is no charge, but donations are accepted.

Hellsgate Fire Department Auxiliary

Hellsgate Fire Department Auxiliary, the Fireflies, monthly meeting will be at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 8 at station 322 in Tonto Village, 151 Mathews Lane.

This meeting is one of the most important meetings the year as members will be planning the auxiliary’s biggest benefit, planned for Labor Day weekend — the group’s famous barbecue.

The barbecue will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3 and there will also be a bake sale, face painting, music with Larry Smith and raffling off a Husquvarna 20-inch 455 Rancher Chain saw, $300 Bashas’ grocery card and $200 Giant gas card, plus a few bundles of door prizes donated by several local businesses.

For more information, you may call Dara Sutton at (928) 478-0052 or Joan Phiffeny at (928) 478-4667.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays at the Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road, Payson. (After turning in driveway, turn right at first driveway. OA meets in the Community Room in the center of the facility’s apartment complex.)

Call the following members for information: Mary Jo, (928) 978-4663; Denise, (928) 978-3706; Nancy, (928) 472-7661; Ted, (928) 951-3362.

There are no dues or fees.

Pain management support group

Making Life Better, a pain management support group, meets from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Monday, excluding holidays, at the lobby of the Grant Clinic, 903 E. Highway 260, Payson. All are welcome to attend the free program.

Paulette Wright facilitates the group. For more information, call (928) 468-1337.

Writing group issues invitation

Payson Raconteurs, a writing group, invites prospective members to attend meetings. The group meets for dinner at 6 p.m. each Monday at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, where works and works-in-progress are read for critique.

Contact Carole Mathewson, facilitator, for further information at (928) 474-0753.

Photography and Camera Club meeting

The Rim Country Photography/ Camera Club will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 8 and hear from Clare Marie Fritz. She will share the photos she made on her trip to Central and South America.

The meeting is open to the public and there is no charge to attend. The club meets at the Rim Country Health & Retirement Center, 807 W. Longhorn Road. After entering the drive, turn right and go to the building marked 809. The meeting is in the activity room. For details, call Harold Rush (928) 474-9673.

Rim Area Gardeners

Rim Area Gardeners meet the second Monday every month at 7 p.m. in the Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway.

The Aug. 8 meeting will feature Eileen Lawson, who will be giving instructions on how to Get the Most Out of Your Gila County Fair Entries, and she will be explaining the new category being added this year in floriculture as well.  Examples of this new category can be seen now at Plant Fair. She can answer questions about fair entries and making flowers happy in Arizona.

The public is invited.  Refreshments will be served.

Manifesting Abundance Group

The Manifesting Abundance Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane.

The group will focus and intend for all sorts of abundance — physical and emotional well being, joy in relationships, true love and financial security. Join and learn how to create what you desire. 

For more information please call, Nancy at (602) 793-7611.

Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues, no elections.

The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant at 9 a.m. every week to visit and plan future activities. Among the scheduled events:

• Thursday Aug. 18 — free bus ride to Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde. Each rider will receive $10 on arrival. Contact the Senior Circle to reserve your seat, (928) 472-9290.

• Sept. 3 — Second Annual Potluck/Chili Cooking Contest will be held in the Tonto Apache Youth Center. Prizes will be awarded.

• The Senior Circle has invited the Payson Area Singles to join its members on luxury tour bus trips to San Diego and Monument Valley, where there will be a Jeep tour.

Call Nadine, (928) 476-4659 for more information.

Democratic Women

The Democratic Women of Rim Country will meet at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Tiny’s Restaurant for fellowship and to order food. The meeting is at noon, with Peter J. Cahill, Gila County Superior Court Judge, as the guest speaker. All women and men are invited to attend.

For more information, call Jacqueline Delacruz (928) 951-1934.

Payson Womans Club

The Payson Womans Club, the oldest service club in Payson, holds general membership meetings at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Payson Womans Club building, 510 W. Main St. Membership is open to local women ages 18 and up.

Friendship Bible Class

Friendship Bible Class, formerly Friendship Coffee, a non-denominational Bible study for women, meets at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Uptown Espresso. All women in the community are invited.

For information, call Marilyn at (928) 474-6712.

Beyond Limits Disability Ministry

A great evening has been planned for this month’s meeting of Beyond Limits, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Mount Cross Lutheran Church in Payson.

The evening includes a free meal and featured guest, Mark Henning. Family members, caregivers and service providers are always welcome to join.

Beyond Limits is an interdenominational Christian group for adults with developmental disabilities, age 18 and older. The ministry is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization.

For questions or further information, call Mark or Jennie Smith at (928) 468-8434.

Get ready to Rodeo

The Payson Pro Rodeo Committee meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Best Western meeting room. For more information, call (928) 472-7294 or (928) 472-7478.

The committee is seeking Rim residents to volunteer for a variety of jobs that are needed to put on the upcoming World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo.

You don’t have to ride a horse or rope cattle. Ticket takers and sellers for the rodeo and dance, 50/50 raffle and souvenirs, parking, food servers, etc. are needed.

Call (928) 474-9594 or (928) 472-7274 for more information.

Payson Rimstones Rock Club to meet

The Payson Rimstones Rock Club meets at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10 for a board meeting, followed at 3:30 p.m. by the regular meeting.

The club will not be meeting at the Payson Library this month. The club will meet at Barry and Margaret Jones’ home, 3634 Bobcat Circle in Pine.

Community breakfast planned for Aug. 12

Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church is hosting a community breakfast from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Friday, Aug. 12 at 507 W. Wade Lane. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, coffee and juice.

Rim Country residents and visitors are invited for food and fellowship. A free will offering will be accepted.

The church will host a breakfast on the second Friday of every month from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. For more information, call (928) 474-5440.

New Mother’s Club will meet Aug. 17

The Payson United Methodist Church Mother’s Club is being organized. The first meeting is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17.

The goal is to help mothers meet other mothers, like themselves, for the purpose of finding support as they raise their children.

The group plans to meet the third Wednesday of each month and would like to have input from participants about what programs would be most helpful.

A free evening meal will be served at 6 p.m. for participants and their children, age 3 and above, and the sitters will be provided while the moms meet.

Some ideas for the club are: speakers to discuss parenting issues, budgeting and making affordable meals. Some thought has also been given to children’s clothing and toy exchanges. All area mothers are invited to attend.

The Payson United Methodist Church is at 414 N. Easy St., Payson, behind Ace Hardware. Please RSVP to Marilyn at (602) 478-0182 or Payson United Methodist Church, from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday, (928) 474-0485.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for Aug. 2 were: Sue Chester, first; Betty da Costa, second; Lori Nelson, third.

Play is at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guest are welcome.

Please call Bonnie Sheldon at (928) 468-6811 for reservations and information.


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