Clubs And Organizations


Payson Area Singles

“Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch” meets at Tiny’s Restaurant every week at 9 a.m. to visit and plan future activities. On the schedule:

Wednesday, May 16 Fiddlers Jam Session in the Pine Cultural Hall at 1 p.m. A spaghetti and meatball dinner and salad bar is served in the Senior Center Dining Room at 11:30. The cost is $5 and a reservation is required the day before. Contact Sandy to make your reservation or call 476-2151 by Tuesday.

Friday May 18, 7 p.m., Game Night and Mingle hosted by Kathleen at Senior Apartments activity room, 311 S. McLane Road (two-story, blue apartments across from high school). Bring snacks and your favorite game.

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. Wednesday, May 16.

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

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

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’s 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.

Rim Country Garrett Retirees

Rim Country Garrett Retirees will meet at the Senior Center on Main Street Thursday, May 17. Social hour begins at 11 a.m. with lunch served at noon.

Please call Helen, (928) 476-4759, for reservations. She will need to know how many will attend, so call ASAP. Friends and Honeywell retires are always welcome.

Payson Tea Party

Zack Taylor, vice chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, will be the speaker at the Payson Tea Party meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant.

Taylor lives in Rio Rico near Nogales and will present jaw-dropping evidence of the invasion of our southern border. He has given intelligence briefings concerning criminal violence on the AZ/Mexico border and inland, to legislators at the state capitol, and has appeared on the Glen Beck Internet TV program among other venues.

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

Sons of the American Revolution

Rim Country Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 19 at Tiny’s Restaurant. The program will be presented by State President Dr. Rudy Byrd, who will speak on Revolutionary medicine.

Sons of the American Revolution is the leading male lineage society that perpetuates the ideals of the War for Independence. Individuals with an ancestor who supported the cause of American independence during the years 1774-83 are invited to join us and learn more about this worthwhile organization. For further information and assistance in tracing your ancestry, call John Munro at (928) 468-6220.

Archaeology society

The Saturday, May 19 meeting will feature Lee Littler, a resident of Strawberry, who has written a book entitled, “Our Wildlife, People and the Fauna of America’s Southwestern High Country.” He has a passionate interest in Native American Indian cultures. Lee will be focusing his talk on Arizona’s Mogollon Rim Country and the significance of each animal to the native cultures of the American West. He will bring copies of his book and a newly released sequel for purchase.

The Prehistory of the Southwest course, led by Assistant Archaeology Advisor Ed Spicer, will immediately follow this meeting, so please bring a lunch.

Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness

Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness has services at 11 a.m. Sundays at 107 W. Wade Lane. Lew Levenson will be the speaker May 27. There also will be a member’s meeting.

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for May 9 were North/South: Sue and Larry Hoecker, first; Meg Turlukis and Phon Sutton, second; Kay Hutchinson and Hallie Jackman, third. East/West: Frances Schwartz and Wanda Sitz, first; Mary Kastner and Eleanor Love, second; Dot and Ed Koshinski, third.

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

Rim Country Republican Club hosts Jeff Flake

The Rim Country Republican Club will meet Monday, May 21 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant. The speaker will be Jeff Flake, candidate for U.S. Senate.

Due to Memorial Day, our meeting was moved a week earlier. Members and guests may gather at 11 a.m. to order lunch and socialize. The speaker will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the business meeting will follow. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call Nancy Cox at (928) 472-1172 for more information.


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