Clubs And Organizations


The Northern Gila County Republican Party opened its office to the public with a grand opening celebration May 5. Many of the Republican candidates running for offices throughout the state were on hand to greet the public and answer questions. The office is presently open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Pamphlets and other voter information directed to those who wish to vote Republican in the November election are available. The Northern Gila County Republican office is at 616 S. Beeline Highway, the phone number is (928) 478-8186. Parking is available on the side of the building in the back. For further information, contact Don Ascoli, (928) 474-8545.

The Northern Gila County Republican Party opened its office to the public with a grand opening celebration May 5. Many of the Republican candidates running for offices throughout the state were on hand to greet the public and answer questions. The office is presently open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Pamphlets and other voter information directed to those who wish to vote Republican in the November election are available. The Northern Gila County Republican office is at 616 S. Beeline Highway, the phone number is (928) 478-8186. Parking is available on the side of the building in the back. For further information, contact Don Ascoli, (928) 474-8545.

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Aglow International

The quarterly meeting of this Christian outreach to women will host Joy Mosley from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 12 at Crossroads Foursquare Church, 114 E. Cedar Lane, Payson. 

All women are invited to attend this special meeting, light refreshments are available.

Unity of Payson

Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, identified 12 powers that he believed reflected an individual’s Divine Nature. By continuing to develop these powers or spiritual gifts, we grow and strengthen our own divinity — right here, right now. The first and foundation of these gifts is Faith, “The assurance of things hoped for” (Heb. 11:1).

Dr. Lynette Brouwer will address the nature of faith in our lives and the places it can take us at the 10 a.m., Sunday, May 13 service at Central Arizona Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite #14, next to Tiny’s Restaurant. For more information, see the Website: www.UnityofPayson.org or call (928) 478-8515.

Corporation Commission candidates speak

The Rim Country Republican Club will meet Monday, May 14 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 Bob Stump, Susan Bitter-Smith, and Robert Burns, Republican candidates for Arizona Corporation Commission. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call Nancy Cox at (928) 472-1172 for more information.

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.

Rim Country Optimists

Rim Country Optimist Club meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Cedar Ridge Restaurant of the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino. Often these meetings feature a speaker and the board meeting follows the general meeting.

The next meeting is Monday, May 14. Robert Henley, representing the Big Brothers and Sisters organization, will give an overview of the program along with an update of current projects, goals and activities.

For further information about the club or future events, call Jim Tye, president, (928) 468-2453, or Joan Young, public relations, (928) 472-2264.

Alanon

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

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at Mountain Bible Church Activity Building C, 302 E. Rancho Road, Payson. This is a Christ-centered recovery program, offering freedom from your hurts, habits and hang-ups. Call (928) 472-7800 for information.

Camera club

There will be a meeting of the Rim Country Photography/Camera Club at 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 14. 

The feature presentation will be on hummingbirds by G.E. McKelvey. McKelvey recently returned from a photographic workshop in the Cloud Forest of Ecuador led by Bruce Taubert, a world leader in bird photography. 

The meeting is open to all those interested in photography and there is no charge to attend. The club meets at the Rim Country Health & Retirement Center, 807 W. Longhorn Road. After entering the drive, turn right and go to the building marked 809. The meeting is held in the activity room located in the central courtyard. For more information, call Harold Rush, (928) 474-9673.

Alienated Catholics Anonymous

The journey home consists of care, compassion and understanding. Alienated Catholics Anonymous meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. each Monday in the conference room of St. Philip the Apostle parish hall at 511 S. St. Philips St., Payson. Call (928) 474-1269 for more information.

Buddhist Meditation and Study Group

Westerners have been attracted to Buddhism in part because of its practical aspects. The basic teachings of Buddhist philosophy are simple and applicable in daily life. It is a guide to transforming human suffering into wisdom, inner peace and enlightenment through understanding the nature of self and reality, and through compassion. Buddhists believe that we are each responsible for our own morality by the choices that we make.

The Payson Buddhist Meditation and Study group meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday evenings at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade St. Call (928) 595-1378 for additional information.

Rim Area Gardeners

Rim Area Gardeners meet at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway. On Monday, May 14, Glen McCombs, from Plant Fair Nursery, will speak on Hydroponic Vegetables. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.

Payson Packers

The Payson Packers “C” Group hike for May 15 will be to Nash Point. This point is located on the Mogollon Rim just north of Strawberry.

Drivers should be aware that as you drive up the Rim from Strawberry and top off after a curve to the right, the large parking area for this hike is on the left with a gate that you will pass through. You will see another gate to the left of the parking area. Park near that gate.

PAL May meeting

The Payson Art League’s monthly meeting and presentation for May 15 will feature PAL member Joan Borkovec and will be held at the Rim Health & Retirement Community, 709 W. Longhorn Road, Payson. Socialize starting at 6 p.m., with the meeting at 6:30 p.m. and the program following. The public is welcome.

A gourd artist, she will show the different steps a gourd goes through — from the field to the shelf — and will also demonstrate Teneriffe weaving and wax designs with crayons.

Time Out, Inc. annual meeting

The board of Time Out, Inc will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 15 in the Payson Library meeting room. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

Time Out is seeking interested Rim Country residents to serve on the board of directors. Attending the annual meeting is a wonderful way to learn about Time Out’s programs and successes.

Mother’s Club

The Mother’s Club meets from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 16 at the Methodist Church, 414 N. Easy St., behind Ace Hardware. 

The club goal is to help mothers meet other mothers like themselves for support as they raise their children. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month, with a free evening meal served at 5:45 p.m. for participants and children. Sitters are provided while the moms meet. 

This month’s program will be “The Importance of Parents As Their Child’s First Teacher” given by Hazel Chandler from the First Things First Program

Please RSVP to Stacey at (928) 474-0485.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for May 8 were: Jerri Koch, first; Sue Chester, second; Peggy Freeman, third.

Play is at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guest are welcome. Please call Rosie Tharp at (928) 474-7005 for reservations and information.

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