Clubs And Organizations


Payson Elks

Elks members and guests are welcome to enjoy lunch at the Lodge 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.

Every Friday there is Karaoke from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Every Sunday there is Bingo at 1 p.m. and a Pool Tournament at 4:30 p.m. with Happy Hour from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Elks members and guests are welcome at all these events. The Elks Lodge is at 1206 N. Beeline Highway. For more information, contact the Lodge at (928) 474-2572.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America will meet at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the American Legion Post #69, located at 709 E. Highway 260.

We would like to invite all members to join us. For more information, contact Post Commander Dwayne Cunningham, (928) 951-1691.

A Course in Miracles Study Group

A Course in Miracles Study Group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays. Participation is by donation.

For details, call (928) 478-6928.

Payson Masons

Payson Masonic Lodge #70 F&AM meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at 200 E. Rancho Road, Payson. Business meeting is held on the second Tuesday preceded at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served for members, families and guests followed by an educational presentation.

For information, visit the lodge Web site or call Tom Jones, secretary, at (928) 474-1305 or (818) 314-9950.

Senior Circle

Lunch and Learn

Join Dr. Toby Paulson and Dr. Sam Gillette at the PRMC Senior Circle, 214 N. Beeline Highway, Payson, as they discuss angioplasty and the insertion of stents at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8. Call (928) 472-9290 to reserve your seat.

Monument Valley trip

Sept. 2 is the cutoff for signing up for the Monument Valley/Canyon de Chelly tour. Departure for Kayenta is at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, with return to Payson Friday, Oct. 5. Call (928) 472-9290 for reservations and information.

Payson Rimstones

Payson Rimstones Rock Club will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 8 in the Payson Public Library, 328 McLane Rd. Starting time is 2:30 p.m. for the board meeting and 3:30 p.m. for the regular meeting.

The guest speaker, Sandra Shover, will talk about healing stones and possibly other methods of healing.


Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country meets at noon every Wednesday at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.  For more information, please contact Sandi Scott, (928) 978-4748 or Audrey Wilson, (928) 472-9380.

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 is a 12-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend.

In Payson, the group meets from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at 408 W. Main St., #11 (around the back of the building).

For more information, call Maxine at (602) 568-8747.


The Kiwanis meet from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. every Thursday at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. The Young Professionals meet at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays at Macky’s Restaurant.

To learn more, contact Mike Clark at (928) 476-3283.

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. 

All are welcome. Call (928) 468-1131 for more information.

Junior Optimist Club

Members of the Mazatzal Optimist Club of Payson would like to invite the youth of Payson, ages 6 to 18, to join us in a Junior Optimist Octagon International (JOOI) meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Payson Police Department conference room.

The JOOI club is an extension of the Optimist International and offers teamwork, communications skills, self-esteem, money management and citizenship in fun ways. 

New ministry

Learn about ReviveAll School of Supernatural Ministry (Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry curriculum) at open house information nights at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11 and again at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4.

ReviveAll School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM) is activating a culture of revival in the Rim Country and the world. The school will meet Tuesday evenings starting Sept. 4 at Crossroads Church, 114 E. Cedar Lane. For more information, call (928) 474-2602 for Pastor Gordon or (928) 474-9464 for Chuck or Nancy.

Republicans host county candidates

The Rim Country Republican Club will meet Monday, Aug. 13 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant. Members and guests may gather at 5:30 p.m. to order dinner and to socialize.

Beginning at 6 p.m., the speakers will be Don Ascoli, candidate for county treasurer and, if his schedule permits, Bradley Beauchamp, candidate for Gila County Attorney. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Call Nancy Cox at (928) 472-1172 for more information.

Rim Country Optimist Club

The Optimist Club meets the second Monday of each month at the Cedar Ridge Restaurant, Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, starting at 5:30 p.m.

The next meeting is Monday, Aug. 13. It will be a planning meeting for future benefits and planned events. The public is welcome to attend and learn more about the Optimists.

For more information, call Jim Tye, president, (928) 468-2453, or Joan Young, public relations, (928) 472-2264; or visit the Web site:

Rim Area Gardeners

Rim Area Gardeners meet at 7 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway. This Monday, Aug. 13, Harry Jones will be the guest speaker. His topic is “Water, Water — No Where.”

The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

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.

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 our Web site

Beyond Limits Disability Ministry

Beyond Limits will meet this month at First Assembly of God Church, 1100 W. Lake Drive, Payson, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Participants will enjoy a delicious free dinner, warm fellowship, lively signing and an inspirational message. Caregivers and service providers are welcome to join us.

Beyond Limits Disability Ministry, an interdenominational Christian group for adults with developmental disabilities, has served the Payson area since 2005. Because it is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt public charity, all donations are fully tax deductible. Meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday evening each month. For questions or further information, call Mark or Jennie Smith at (928) 468-8434.


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