Clubs And Organizations


Payson Art League meeting Feb. 15

The Payson Art League will host bronze sculptor Gail at its Feb. 15 meeting.

After a brief overview of the process of creating a bronze sculpture from beginning armature to final patina and mounting, as well as “pointing up”(enlarging), the artist will be open for questions about the process or other areas of this art form.

The Payson Art League’s monthly meeting, held at the Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road, begins at 6:30 p.m. with social time and show and share session, followed by a business meeting and presentation at 7 p.m.

The public is welcome.

Teen meetings set by AA and NA

There are now 12 Step meetings for teens. Narcotics Anonymous will be Tuesdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous will be Thursdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Both will be at Arizona’s Children Association, 900 N. Beeline Highway, Suite B.

Please feel free to contact Pam at (928) 472-4310 or e-mail PCerski@ with any questions.

Rim Country Toastmasters

Rim Country Toastmasters meets at 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays in the MHA Auxiliary building (next to Almost New Shop) at 308 E. Aero Dr., Payson.

For more information, call (928) 478-8820 or e-mail RimCountryTM

Moose Lodge events

The Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the lodge.

The lodge has a Thursday Fish Fry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and weekly dinner specials are available.

Anyone interested in community service hours may call the lodge at (928) 474-6212.

TOPS #527

TOPS AZ #527 meets from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the Mogollon Health Alliance Auxiliary Activity Center, 308 E. Aero Drive, Payson.

For information, contact Janet Longbotham at (928) 474-9898.

Rim Country Readers

Rim Country Readers will meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16 at Payson Public Library.

The book being reviewed is Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet written by Jamie Ford.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Judy Dahl, (928) 474-1388.

NARFE meeting

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold its monthly no host luncheon and meeting Wednesday, Feb. 16, starting at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Tiny’s Restaurant on Hwy. 260. Please note: the February meeting is one week earlier than usual.

This month the featured speaker will be Pam Smith, a forensic chemist.

All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. Please remember Payson area veterans and bring a non-perishable food item.

Recently NARFE members took up a collection for the Payson Food Bank and $100 was contributed.

For more information call Dale at (928) 468-6227.

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers meets at 5 p.m. every Wednesday at the Masonic Lodge, 200 E. Rancho Road (next to the fire station).

For further information, call 1-800-651-6000.

Payson Young Professionals

The Payson Young Professionals Club meets from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at Famous Sam’s. As part of the Kiwanis, it is an international service organization with the local goal of helping Rim Country children.

Democrats meet

The Democratic Club of Northern Gila County will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16 at the Payson Public Library meeting room, located at 328 N. McLane Road, Payson.

Members will hear reports from the club’s Boys State scholarship winners Caleb Harrison and Russell Hintze.

The nomination committee will report the current nominations for officers and will seek nominations from the floor. The election of officers for the next two years will take place. Electors must be members, but annual dues are only $5 and can be collected at this meeting.

Everyone is invited to hear the speakers and participation is welcomed. For more information, call President Sylvia Freeman, (928) 468-1374 or Vice President Jerry Foster (928) 978-4031.

TOPS #373

TOPS Chapter 373 meets at Shilow Christian Fellowship Hall, 502 E. Rancho Road every Thursday (this is a new location). Weigh-in starts at 7:20 a.m., with the meeting at 8:30 a.m.

For more information, contact Ilona Swenson at (928) 472-3331.

Daily Word Readers

Anyone interested in studying Unity teachings is invited to join the newly forming ministry in the process of affiliation with Unity Worldwide Ministries.

Activities include: Prayer and Meditation Group, 10 a.m., Thursdays beginning Feb. 17, for location information, call (928) 468-2117; Study Group reading and discussing Emilie Cady’s Lessons in Truth, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays; for location information, call (928) 478-6906; Women’s Group, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mondays beginning Feb. 21, East-West Exchange, for information, call (928) 970-2177; Course of Miracles Study Group, by donation, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Tuesdays at My Sister’s Bakery & Deli, 1101 S. Beeline Highway, for information, call (928) 970-249.

A monthly fourth Saturday family hike begins Feb. 26 - meet at the far east end of the parking lot near the Payson Athletic Club at 10 a.m.

Family and individual spiritual counseling is also available with a love offering, for information call (936) 788-3181.

Rim Country Garrett Retirees to meet

Rim Country Garrett Retirees will meet Thursday, Feb. 17 at the American Legion on Highway 260 for a pizza party. The social hour starts at 11 a.m., with pizza served at noon. Friends and Honeywell retirees are welcome.

For more information, call Merie (928) 474-6011.

Cancer Support Group

The Reaching out Cancer Support group meets the third Thursday of each month at Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 601 E. Highway 260 (just past Safeway).

Anyone with a diagnosis of breast cancer or who wants to know more about it, is invited to join us. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 474-1541.

Payson Tea Party

The Payson Tea Party meets every Thursday night (except holidays) at Tiny’s Family Restaurant.  The meeting is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

The group hosts great speakers and great interaction each week to educate participants on local, state and federal issues. All are welcome. Contact (928) 468-1131 for more information.

Scripture study

A non-denominational, in-depth expository scripture study is held at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Uptown Espresso, 612 N. Beeline Hwy., Payson.

The group is currently studying through the Gospel of John.

For more information, call Chris at (928) 474-3618.

Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues, no elections, and no couples.

The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets every week at Tiny’s Restaurant at 9 a.m.

A table has been reserved for the group at the Saturday, March 5 Elks Club Mardi Gras Dinner Dance, featuring Dr. Jass and The Heart Beats. Tickets are $10. To make a reservation contact Sandy at the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch gathering or go to the Elks.

Plan ahead for the Friday, March 18 day trip to Globe and ride the vintage Copper Spike train. Reservations on the antique luxury dome car are $20. This car is filling up quickly, so call Nadine to have a place reserved. There will be a carpool and participants will be having lunch on the train.

For more information about club activities call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

Republicans to meet

The Rim Country Republican Club will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 28 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant.  Come at 11 a.m. to order lunch and socialize, at 11:30 a.m. there will be a business meeting and at noon a speaker.  Tom Loeffler will update members on the Gila Community College independence issue and the next steps needed to influence the Arizona Senate to vote for SB 1213. All are welcome to attend. 

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Feb. 9 were: Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, first; Flo Moeur and Diane Bricker, second; Susan James and Wanda Sitz, third.

For information and reservations, please call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 474-0287.

Apply for Art League’s Open Studio Tour

Applications are now being accepted for artists wishing to participate in the Payson Art League’s annual ’Neath the Rim Open Studio Tour, which is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 13, 14, 15.

Local artists open their studios to the public to allow the public to meet the artist in their own environment and to learn about the creative process.

Applications are available online at or contact Sally Myers at (928) 472-8651 or e-mail her at for more


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