Clubs And Organizations


Payson Art League

Tom Herbert will be Payson Art League’s guest speaker at its Tuesday, Nov. 15 meeting. He is a popular speaker, juror and instructor in the art community. His work and articles have appeared in numerous publications. He is currently a member of the Arizona Watercolor Association, Arizona Artist Guild, Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona and Arizona Art Alliance.

The meeting is at Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn, Payson. The public is invited for the Show and Share from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; a short business meeting at 7 p.m.; and the presentation, which will take place afterward.

Rim Country Readers

The Rim Country Readers meet at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the Payson Public Library to review the books “The Giver,” by Lois Lowery and “Genesis,” by Bernard Beckett.

The public is welcome to attend and hear about the books and learn about the group.

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 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

This month, the guest speaker will be John Wilson. All active federal employees are invited to attend. Please remember Payson’s veterans and bring a non-perishable food item.

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

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.

Mothers’ Club

The Payson United Methodist Church will be holding its next Mothers’ Club meeting from 5:30 pm. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 414 Easy St. 

The goal of this Moms’ Club is to help mothers meet other moms, find support as they raise their children and provide interesting programs.  A free evening meal is served and sitters and children’s activities are provided while the moms meet.

All moms and their children are welcome to join. Please RSVP to Stacey at (928) 474-0485 from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday for more information. 

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.

Democratic Club of Northern Gila County

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

The guest speaker will be Roberto Sanchez, chairman of the Gila County Redistricting Committee. He will give a final report of the committee’s efforts and the maps so far proposed for use.

There will be reports from officers and the leaders of the Rim Country Democratic Women’s Club and Gila County Democrats.

A request by Amnesty International for a letter writing campaign on Dec. 10 will be discussed and a preliminary report from the budget committee will be heard.

Membership annual dues are only $5 and can be paid at this meeting. Membership is required to vote on club business.

Plans for the Christmas party, set for Tuesday, Dec. 20, will also be discussed. The party will be held instead of the regular meeting.

For more information, call President Jerry Foster at 978-4031 or Vice President Cindy Backes at 595-2810;

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.

Unity of Payson and Daily Word Readers

Celebrate Unity of Payson is now an official church affiliated with Unity Worldwide Ministries. As a structure continues to be built for Sunday Unity Services, which are scheduled to start Nov. 20, those interested are invited to attend:

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

Contact Unity of Payson at P.O. Box 2582, Payson, AZ 85547 or e-mail


Learn about the Zane Grey Kiwanis when it meets each week from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. every Thursday at Tiny’s or check out its Young Professionals Club, which meets at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays at Macky’s Grill.

Call Mike Clark at (928) 476-3283 for details.

Garrett Retirees

Rim Country Garrett Retirees will meet Thursday, Nov. 17 at Tiny’s, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson.

Social hour begins at 11 a.m., with lunch from the menu served at noon.

Friends and Honeywell retirees are welcome. For more information, call Merie at (928) 474-6011.

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.

Payson Elks

The Payson Elks meet at 7 p.m., the third Thursday of each month at the Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway.

Elks members and guests are welcome to enjoy lunch at the Lodge, 1206 N. Beeline Highway, Payson, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Friday dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday dinner from noon to 5 p.m.

Basic refreshments are offered for sale at the Elks Open Mic Night, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16 and Nov. 30. Elks members and guests are also welcome at these events.

For more information, contact the Lodge at (928) 474-2572.

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Nov. 9 were: Eleanor Love and Harley Follmer, first; Sharon Vaplon and Phon Sutton, second; Hallie Jackman and Teri Jimerson and Larry and Sue Hoecker, tied for third.

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

Sons of the American Revolution

The Rim Country Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution will meet at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 19 at Tiny’s Restaurant.

If you are interested in tracing your ancestry back to the Revolutionary War, our organization has members who assist in this endeavor and invite you to attend the meetings. For further information, contact John Munro at (928) 468-6220.

Alanon meetings held every Monday

Do you have a loved one or friend with a drinking problem? Do you feel as if you need some support living with the alcoholic in your life? Then please join us for an Alanon meeting. There is help.

Alanon meets at 6 p.m. every Monday in the St. Philips Church Parish Hall. For more information, please call Lynn at (928) 472-8961.

Parkinson’s Disease support group

The “Life Changing-Something New” Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of every month at 805 E. Highway 260 at Au Natural Cafe & Healthy Perspectives.

Call (928) 472-7450 for reservations. For more details on the group, contact Cindy Bryant, CNHP, FIfHI, (928) 472-7120.


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