Clubs And Organizations


Moose Lodge events

The Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the lodge. The Loyal Order of the Moose meetings are at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

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.

Bereaved parents support group

The Compassionate Friends offers hope, reassurance and a safe place to talk about our children with others who understand the pain of losing a child. Anyone who has lost a child (or grandchild) at any time, at any age is welcome to attend.

The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at 102 W. Roundup, Suite D.

For more information, please call Bill Knauss at (928) 978-1492 or visit us at:

Join the Gila County Sheriff’s Posse

The Gila County Sheriff’s Posse is looking for new members.

The Posse was founded back in 1967 as a volunteer group to serve the Sheriff and the people of Gila County. The Posse is called on for many emergencies such as forest fires, floods and snow.

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Gila County Sheriff’s Posse building, located just north of Main Street on McLane Road. The public is invited. Call the Sheriff’s Office at (928) 474-2208, ext. 8978 for further information or visit out Web site

Payson Pro Rodeo Committee

Payson Pro Rodeo Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month in the Swiss Village Best Western’s conference building at 7:30 p.m. New members welcome.

For information, call (928) 474-8837 or (928) 474-4001.

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.

Calling all ladies to Fancy Flair of Red

Have you ever seen a bunch of senior ladies, wildly dressed; wearing beautiful, wild red hats with lots of feathers, along with outrageous jewelry? Ever wonder what they do? Where they go? Wonder no more.

Come to one of Fancy Flair of Red’s luncheon meetings and see for yourself. Good company and camaraderie await you and most of all fun.

No RSVP needed. If you are 55 to 100, the door’s open. The club meets the second Wednesday of every month at different establishments. Contact Queen Mum Mary Smith at (928) 468-8766 for more information. 

Next Rock Club meeting is potluck at Rumsey

Payson Rimstones Rock Club will not meet at the Payson Public Library Wednesday, June 8. Instead, the club is having a potluck at Rumsey Park in Ramada 4. 

Setup will be 3 p.m. to 3:30 pm.  Every family and individual attending is asked to bring a pass-around dish. Also, the club will be having a food rock contest. So, if you have a rock that looks like some kind of food, bring it.

New Hope Grief Support Group

The New Hope Grief Support Group is for those who have lost a spouse. It meets from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

For more information, call (928) 472-9290.

Rim Country Social Club

Come join the members of the Rim Country Social Club (formerly The Rim Country Singles Club) as they reorganize with a whole new outlook.

We want your company whether you’re single, hitched up, coupled up, or split up. If you are looking for a group to do things with on a regular basis (or just occasionally) we’ll be getting together for dinner at 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at Tiny’s Restaurant to see how much fun we can pack into the next four weeks.

No dues, no officers, no by-laws, bring a blank calendar and a pencil and join in the fun.

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.

Rim Country Cowboy Church

The Rim Country Cowboy Church meets at 6 p.m. every Wednesday at Star Valley Baptist Church, 4180 E. Highway 260, Star Valley. The service includes live music by the Country Gospel Misfits. For more information, call (928) 474-5557

TOPS #373

TOPS Chapter 373 meets at Shilow Christian Fellowship Hall, 502 E. Rancho Road every Thursday. 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.

Reaching Out Breast Cancer Support Group

The Reaching Out Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., the second Thursday of each month at Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 601 E. Highway 260 (just past Safeway).

Contact Ilona, (928) 472-3331 or Arlynne, (928) 474-9568.

Payson Tea Party

The Payson Tea Party meets every Thursday night (except holidays) at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There are great speakers and/or great interaction each week on local, state and federal issues. All are welcome. Call (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 Highway, Payson.

The group is currently studying through the Gospel of John.

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

Democrats precinct committee meeting

The Gila County Democratic Party Precinct Committee meeting is at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 11 at the Reno Creek Family Restaurant in Tonto Basin (formerly called Mama Lou’s). 

Those attending will order Dutch treat meals after the meeting. 

Please plan to attend this very important meeting. Chairwoman Chris Tilley has an exciting agenda.  She will be sending it out before the event. If something needs to be added, contact her at (928) 468-9669 or (928) 517-2133. 

Garden Tour kick-off

The Rim Area Gardeners meet the second Monday of each month at the Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway.

This month, Monday, June 13, there will be a special Garden Tour Kick-off Potluck dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Come and meet the owners of the gardens that will be featured on this year’s garden tour. Bring a dinner salad or dessert if possible. The public is invited.

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for June 1 were: Teri Jimerson and Wanda Sitz, first; Larry and Sue Hoecker, second; Jerri Koch and Frank Coristin, third.

For information and reservations, call Kay Hutchinson at (928) 476-1470.

Radio Control hobbyists

People interested in RC cars and trucks — either parking lot racing or off road — are being sought to form a club. It’s good, clean fun for all ages.

Call Tony if interested, (928) 970-1131.


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