Clubs And Organizations


Payson Art League

The Payson Art League begins its 36th year with a presentation by last year’s president, Sue Jones, who has spent many years painting and teaching porcelain art.

Join the PAL at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road, Payson. The public is invited.

Members present a Show and Share program from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., along with a reception with light refreshments. The program is at 6:30 p.m., following a short business meeting.

Rim Country Readers

Rim Country Readers is open to the public. The next meeting will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Payson Public Library.

The book being reviewed is “She Walks in Beauty,” by Carolyn Kennedy.

Please bring your favorite poetry by any female to share.

Any questions, contact Judy Dahl, 474-1388.

Tea Party Bulldogs

There is a new group in town, the Tea Party Bulldogs, a discussion group that will tackle local issues of concern and come up with action plans. Everyone is welcome.

It meets at noon Wednesdays at Wolf Den Espresso, 612 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

On Jan. 18, members will discuss: “Is the Health Care Compact a Trojan Horse?”

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

The Desert Southwest Chapter cordially invites caregivers, families, service providers and members of the community to attend the Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meeting at Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month.

The key is to walk away with skills to support caregivers of a loved one diagnosed with the disease.

For additional details, contact Shirley Grady at (602) 697-4870.

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 on Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 414 N. Easy St.

The Mothers Club is to help mothers meet other mothers, find support as they raise their children and provide programs to help in the areas of parenting. We serve a free evening meal and provide child care and children activities while moms meet. All moms and their children are welcome to join us. Please RSVP to Stacey at (928) 474-0485 Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon.


Nar-Anon is a twelve-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.

Democratic Club

The Democratic Club of Northern Gila County will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Payson Public Library meeting room, 328 N. McLane Road.

Our guest speaker will be Honorable Ronald O. McDaniel who will soon announce his candidacy for the office of Gila County Supervisor representing us. He will give us information and his goals to win and keep the position. He will need our support and deserves it.

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

A secondary Budget Committee report will be heard. We will need to formulate plans for paying for the use of an office for the 2012 election campaign. Your ideas and support will be both expected and appreciated.

Membership annual dues for calendar year 2012 are only $5 and can be collected at this meeting. Membership is required to vote on club business.

Everyone is invited to hear our speakers and your participation is welcomed. For more information, call President Jerry Foster at 978-4031, or Vice President Cindy Backes at 595-2810, or online visit

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.

Rim Country Garrett Retirees

The Rim Country Garrett Retirees will meet at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 19 at Tiny’s on Highway 260. Social hour begins at 11 a.m., with lunch from the menu served at noon. Friends and Honeywell retirees are always welcome. For more information, call Merie (928) 474-6011.

Payson Elks

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

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

Lost Loves

Lost Loves, a new support group for adults who have lost a loved one through suicide, meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month.

A nonprofit organization, Lost Loves is currently scheduled to meet at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

Please contact Elizabeth at (928) 468-2133 for more information.

Payson Tea Party

The Payson Tea Party will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. The speaker is Brad Zinn who will talk about “Diagnosis: Communism, the Deadliest Disease.”

The public is invited to join the members for this presentation. Please plan to make a contribution for materials and gas for Zinn to attend the meeting.

For more information, call (928) 468-1131.

Sons of the American Revolution

The Rim Country Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution will meet Saturday, Jan. 21, 8 a.m. 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 we invite you to attend out meetings. For further information, contact John Munro at 468-6220.

Strawberry Investment Group issues invitation

The Strawberry Investment Group would like to announce to the community that it is inviting residents to join for only $25 a month.

The first meeting will be held on the third Saturday of this month, Jan. 21, at the Early Bird Café off Highway 87.

For further information, contact Karen at (928) 476-3658.

Payson Lioness Club

The Payson Lioness Club invites women of the Rim Country to become members to benefit many Payson area charities.

Those interested are invited to attend meetings, which take place at 9 a.m., the third Saturday of the month at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

For more information, call Carol at (928)-978-4132.


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