Clubs And Organizations


Sons of the American Revolution

Rim Country Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will meet at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Stan Garner will present, “A Canadian Adventure” and will also elaborate on travel by private railroad card.

The SAR organization 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 1774-88 are invited to join and learn more about this worthwhile organization.

For further information and assistance in tracing ancestry, call John Munro at (928) 468-6220.

Payson Lioness Club

The Payson Lioness Club meets at 9 a.m. the third Saturday of the month at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

Sponsored by the Payson Lions Club, the Payson Lioness Club is part of the world’s largest service organization. Members enjoy activities, service projects and events that benefit local charities. All interested persons are welcome to attend. You are never too young or young at heart to be a Lioness. For more information, call Carol at (928) 978-4132.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for Nov. 13 were Peggy Freeman, first; Diane Baran, second; Donna Lindstrom, 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 Mary Kemp at (928) 468-1418 for reservations and information. 

Unity of Payson

The Rev. Lori Fleming, an ordained Unity minister who has served at several Unity churches across the country and is the recipient of the Distinguished Youth Services Award from The Association of Unity Churches, will speak to members of Unity of Payson at services at 10 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 18.

A published author, her lesson is how to use “Gratitude as a Spiritual Practice” to supercharge lives and bring good to finances, relationships, job satisfaction and peace of mind.

Services are at the Central Arizona Board of Realtors office, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 14, across the parking lot from Tiny’s Restaurant.

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

Lighthouse Christian Center

Lighthouse Christian Center, formerly known as All Nations Family Church, will meet at 11 a.m. Sundays at Mountain High Coffee Works, 612 N. Beeline Highway (Swiss Village, next to Circle K North).

This is a non-denominational, Holy Spirit-filled praise and worship service, with solid Biblical teaching. Pastor Phil and Roxanne Castle, along with Assistant Pastor Pamela Barnett lead the services. For more information, call (928) 242-0773.

Faith Center West Family Church Payson

Faith Center West Family Church is at 616 S. Beeline Highway, Suite 4, Payson, (in the rear upstairs). Call Pastor Kathy Reiger at (480) 329-1150 for information or questions. Praise and worship service is at 11 a.m. Sunday morning.

Wisconsin Club forming

This club is for anyone with a connection to Wisconsin. We will meet for breakfast at Tiny’s Restaurant in the back room at 7:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 26. Please come prepared to share your Wisconsin connection and to buy your own breakfast.  

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Community Room, 807 W. Longhorn Road (after turning in the main driveway, turn right at the first driveway. The Community Room is in the center of the apartment complex). Another meeting is held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Mountain High Coffee Works in the Swiss Village.

Call the following members for more information: Denise, (928) 978-3706; Mary Jo, (928) 978-4663; Ted, (928-) 951-3362; Alice at (602) 828-0917 or (928) 478-4361.

Payson Lions Club

Payson Lions Club meets at the Mountain High Coffee Works, 612 N. Beeline Highway, Payson, at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month (Nov. 26 this month).

Members welcome all visiting Lions and guests interested in community service. The Lions Club provides eye exams, eyeglasses and hearing assistance to the working poor throughout the Rim Country. For more information, please contact Bill Davis at (928) 474-2176 or Judy Spivey at (928) 474-8833.

Buddhist Meditation and Study Group

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 Lane. Call (928) 595-1378 for additional information.

Write for Rights

December is Human Rights Awareness Month. Join local Amnesty International human rights activists as they prepare for the world’s largest letter-writing event, the International Write a Thon, on Dec. 8.

Help shine a light on human rights issues in the community and throughout the world.

The Payson Chapter will hold its regular monthly meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19 at the Rim Country Literacy Center, 1101 S. Beeline Highway, behind the Knotty Pine Cafe. For more information, call Penny at (928) 978-1268.

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.

Payson Area Singles

This group has no dues or age restrictions.

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

• Thanksgiving Day – A table has been reserved for us at Tiny’s Restaurant for its free Thanksgiving Dinner.

• Wednesday Nov. 28 – 2 p.m., at the Old Strawberry School House on Fossil Creek Road in Strawberry, Duke Wilbanks will speak on Pioneer Days in Rim Country, followed by warm Dutch Oven cobbler. A head count is needed, so call Nadine at (928) 476-4659 if you are coming and for information about the group.

Friendship Bible Class

Friendship Bible Class, a non-denominational Bible study for women, meets at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Majestic Rim. All women in the community are invited. For information, call Marilyn at (928) 474-6712.

Masonic Lodge

The Sy Harrison Masonic Lodge #70, located at 200 E. Rancho Road in Payson, meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. A dinner is held at 5:30 p.m. every second Tuesday for members, families and guests with an after-dinner program followed by the lodge’s Stated Meeting at 7 p.m.

For more information, go online to or contact Tom Jones, secretary, at (928) 474-1305 or (818) 314-9950.

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.

Senior Circle

The Payson Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, has scheduled the following events.

• November 28 – Lunch and Learn with Dr. Peter Zonakis, who will talk about the course of history that has been affected by ear, nose and throat diseases.  

• December 5 – The Lunch and Learn on liver disease has been postponed until Jan. 9.

• December 8 – Bake sale, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

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 Alzheimer’s disease.

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


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