Clubs And Organizations


Moose Lodge events

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.

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.

NARFE Picnic

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will have its annual picnic Wednesday, May 25 at Rumsey Park at Ramada 4. The picnic will begin at 11 a.m. and last until 1:30 p.m. The price will be $6; participants will need to bring a place setting and a dish to share. Iced tea, lemonade and coffee will be provided.

All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. For more information, contact John Wilson at (928) 474-8276 or Jim York at (928) 472-2489.

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.

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.

Nar-Anon meetings

The Nar-Anon Family Group is a 12-step support group for those who are concerned or are desperate about the addiction or drug use of a relative or friend. Nar-Anon’s program of recovery is adapted from Narcotics Anonymous and is based on Nar-Anon’s Twelve Steps.

Meetings of Payson Nar-Anon will begin on May 25 and be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 408 W. Main St., #11 (parking and entrance are around back of building).

Meetings will be held every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome. For information or support, call Maxine, (602) 568-8747 or (928) 476-2916.

If the addiction of someone you care for has affected your life, you don’t have to be alone.

Rim Country Optimists

Rim Country Optimist Club (Friends of Youth) board meetings are held on the second Wednesday and general meetings on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Both meetings are held at the Crosswinds Restaurant at the Payson Airport at 5:30 p.m. Visitors are always welcome.

The May 25 meeting will feature club member Sharon Judd and her husband, Russ. They will share highlights of their recent mission trip to Kenya, Africa in conjunction with Living Waters International.

For further information about the club or future events, call Mark Manelli, president, (928) 474-5957, or Joan Young, public relations, (928) 472-2264.

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.

AA meeting change

The Big Book AA group called 12 Steps to Spiritual Awareness has changed meeting days. AA is meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesdays at 107 W. Wade Lane #2, Payson, across from Wendy’s.

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.

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.

P.E.O. meeting

Chapter DF of the P.E.O. Sisterhood will meet at 9:30 a.m., Friday, May 27 at the home of Evelyn Pickens. Co-hostesses will be Jayne Rolf and Shari Stutzman.  The program will be “Experiencing New Horizons through a report on the AZ State Convention” presented by Evelyn Pickens. Visiting P.E.O.s are welcome. For further information, please call 472-2309.

Fly Casters Club, Trout Unlimited meeting

The Payson Fly Casters Club/TU Chapter 530 will hold its next meeting at the Tiny’s Restaurant at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 28. The meeting will follow breakfast at 8 a.m.

All interested fly fisherman and women are welcome, as well as all Trout Unlimited members. For more information, please contact Bob Youtz at (928) 474-5024 or web

Soroptimists change meeting site

Soroptimists International of Zane Grey Country will start to meet at Tiny’s Restaurant effective June 1, 2011.

Meetings are held at noon each Wednesday. Please contact Cathy Hall at (928) 951-0349, or Jean Oliver at (928) 474-6167 for more information.

Soroptimists is an international service organization working to improve the status of women and girls since 1921. Local projects and activities include annual Radiothon, Holiday Wine & Cheese Party, Payson Community Kids, Time Out, and Arizonans for Children. 

High Country Garden Club

High Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 2 at First Southern Baptist Church.

The speaker will be Gary Roberts from the Tonto National Forest Service. His topic will be fire prevention and keeping your property and surrounding acreage protected. With the fire season upon us, this is a timely program with helpful information on doing our part to protect our properties.

Please join us for refreshments, an informative program and an opportunity to mix with other gardeners. For further information, call Dan at (928) 472-7396.

Woodland Meadows membership meeting

The members of Woodland Meadows Lot Owners Association Phases 2, 3 and 4 will have the annual membership meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Community Presbyterian Church, located at 800 W. Main St.

The election poll will open at 12:30 p.m. and close at 1:30 p.m. for the WMLOA members who have not voted by mail and would prefer to vote in person.

During the annual meeting, the polls will close, ballots will be counted and three winning directors will then be announced. Members are cordially invited to attend.

Womans Club issues invitation

The Payson Womans Club, which has been helping the community since 1921, welcomes all interested women to attend a meeting. Meetings held at 1 p.m., the second Tuesday of month at 510 W. Main St.

For more information, call Sharron Shill at (928) 476-3334.


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