Clubs And Organizations


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.

Learn about Grand Canyon archaeology

The Rim Country Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society invites all who are interested in Arizona pre-history to attend monthly presentations by knowledgeable and interesting guest speakers. The chapter meets the third Saturday of each month. This month only, it meets at the Senior Center, 514 W. Main St., Payson; the program begins at 10 a.m.  

On Saturday, Jan. 21 the group hosts Ellen Brennan, cultural resource program manager at Grand Canyon National Park, who will give the program, “Grand Canyon Archaeology: Excavations along the Colorado River” and focuses on the findings of an excavation project that took place along the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park between 2006 and 2009.

Please take this opportunity to learn more about Arizona’s preeminent treasure, the Grand Canyon, and about the activities the Rim Country Chapter of Arizona Archaeological Society.

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Jan. 11 were: Meg Turlukis and Phon Sutton, first; Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, second; Sherry Proctor and Myrtle Warter, third.

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

Winners in Ladies Tuesday Bridge for Jan. 17 were: Mary Kemp, first; Diane Baran, second; Peggy Freeman, third.

Play is at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guests are welcome.

Please call Kelly Gunderson at (928) 595-1982 for reservations and information.

Unity of Payson

Join Unity of Payson to hear Flagstaff’s Rev. Konrad Kaserer speak about “Prosperity is Our Birthright” at 10 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 22 at Central AZ Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 14, across the parking lot from Tiny’s Restaurant.

For more information, see the Web site: or call (928) 478-8515.

XaLt! Worship

XaLt! Worship is aimed at people who wish to explore their walk with God; seekers, de-churched and anyone with questions.

XaLt! is a safe, grace-centered, family-friendly service; casual with energetic music and media.

XaLt! takes place at 6:30 p.m. Sundays in the Log Building on the campus of Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 601 E. Highway 260.

For more information, visit or call (928) 474-2552.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays at the Rim Country Health & Retirement Community, 807 W. Longhorn Road, Payson. (After turning in driveway, turn right at first driveway. OA meets in the Community Room in the center of the facility’s apartment complex.)

Call the following members for information: Mary Jo, (928) 978-4663; Denise, (928) 978-3706; Nancy, (928) 472-7661; Ted, (928) 951-3362.

There are no dues or fees.


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.

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

Payson Area Singles

The Payson Area Singles club has no dues or elections.

The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch meets at Tiny’s Restaurant at 9 a.m. every week to visit and plan future activities.

On the schedule:

Valentine get-together at El Rancho Restaurant, American food is served along with Mexican, at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14.

All singles are welcome at all events. For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

Friendship Bible Class

Friendship Bible Class, formerly Friendship Coffee, a non-denominational Bible study for women, meets at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Uptown Espresso. All women in the community are invited.

For information, call Marilyn at (928) 474-6712.

Forest Park Homeowners group

The Forest Park Homeowners Association board of directors will meet at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 203 N. Parkwood Lane, Payson. Any homeowner with concerns or questions is welcome to attend.

The Annual Homeowners Association meeting is planned for Feb. 18, the time and location are to be determined.

NARFE meeting

The Mogollon Chapter 1235 of the National Association of Active and Retired Employees will hold its monthly, no host luncheon and meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 25 beginning at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson. The guest speaker will be Payson Town Councilor John Wilson.

All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. Please remember Payson’s veterans and bring a non-perishable food item.

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

Trap @ Skeet Club

The Payson Trap @ Skeet Club is looking for new members. If you have shot trap or skeet before, or you want to learn how to, we would like to have you join us. Please contact Dean Neel at (928) 474-9467 for further information about the club.

Tea Party Bulldogs

The Tea Party Bulldogs is a discussion group that will tackle local issues of concern and come up with action plans.

It meets at Wolfden Espresso, 612 N. Beeline Highway, at noon Wednesdays.

On Jan. 25, the discussion will be about Public-Private Partnerships; ASU; and toll roads.

Everyone is welcome.

Musicians needed

Musicians – specifically a drummer, guitarist, keyboardist – are needed for XaLt! worship service at 6:30 p.m., Sundays at Mount Cross Lutheran. Contact Jan Zimbelman, 363-0151 or if interested.

Rim Country Corvettes welcomes new members

The Rim Country Corvettes is not a formal club with meetings, dues, etc. It is a group of Corvette owners from the Rim Country who enjoy driving their special cars and meeting new Corvette owners with the same interests.

There is a monthly run and we advise each of the members via the Internet and meet at a specified location within the town of Payson to start the run.

Those with interest in joining the group, please e-mail your name, address, phone number, year of Corvette and e-Mail address to: Don and Jeannie McLaughlin, djmackl@, (928) 468-0883 home, (602) 320-5309 cell or Bill and Marilynn Berggrenn,, (928) 474-3767 home, (928) 595-0143 cell.

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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