Clubs And Organizations


American Legion Riders to meet Saturday

The Payson American Legion Riders next meeting is Saturday, Sept. 8 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260.

Breakfast is at 9:15 a.m. with a business meeting at 10 a.m. Since this is our first meeting after the summer break, all members are encouraged to attend. Topics to be discussed will be the results of our recent fund-raising efforts to benefit Payson Supply Line. We will begin planning for our autumn activities toward this effort. For further information, contact American Legion Post #69 at (928) 474-6969.

Senior Circle events

The following events will take place at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway. Call (928) 472-9290 to reserve a seat.

An AARP Driver Safety Program will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8. Participants might be able to lower their car insurance premium by attending the program. The cost for AARP members is $12; for non- AARP members it is $14.

The next “Look Good… Feel Better” program for women undergoing chemotherapy will be held Monday, Sept. 10.

Lunch and Learn will be 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12 with Dr. Katharine Raymer, who will discuss the gallbladder, normal functions of the gallbladder, development of gallstones and gallbladder attacks.

Unity of Payson

Rev. Julianne Lewis joins us from Interfaith Unity Church in Mesa. Rev. Julianne’s lesson, “My Cup Runs Over,” will show us we are created to have an abundance of everything we need to feel secure and comfortable, so that we are able to focus attention on our spiritual development.

Sunday Services are 10 a.m. at Central AZ Board of Realtors, 600 E Highway 260, Suite #14, next to Tiny’s Restaurant.

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

Photography club

The Rim Country Photography/ Camera Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10. Please bring the photographs you entered in the Gila County Fair so we can learn where, when and how you shot your photographs.

The meeting is open to all those interested in photography and there is no charge to attend. The club meets at Rim Country Apartments, 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. Our Web site is

For more information, call Harold Rush, (928) 474-9673. 

Overeaters Anonymous hosts guest speaker

Overeaters Anonymous is hosting a guest speaker from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10 at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Community Room, 807 W. Longhorn.  A member of OA for 30 years, she will speak about her physical recovery from compulsive overeating and maintaining of her weight loss.

There are no fees or dues for Overeaters Anonymous. The only requirement is a desire to not compulsively overeat anymore.

For more info, call Denise, (928) 978-3706 or Mary Jo, (928) 978-4663.

Optimist Club

Rim Country Optimist Club (Friends of Youth) meets the second Monday of each month at the Cedar Ridge Restaurant (Casino) starting at 5:30 p.m. at which time there is often a speaker at the beginning of the meeting, followed by dinner. The board meeting follows the general meeting and dinner.

Our next meeting will be Sept. 10. Susie Tubbs will be providing information about Community Kids. Our next event will be the 2nd annual Fasioneesta on Oct. 13. For further information about the club or future events, call Jim Tye, President, 468-2453, or Joan Young, Public Relations, 472-2264. Visitors are always welcome. Our Web site is

Rim Area Gardeners

Rim Area Gardeners meet the second Monday of each month at 6:45 p.m. at the Church of Christ, 401 E. Tyler Parkway. This month, Sept. 10, David Bollard will speak on Healing Herbs. Refreshments will be served starting at 6:30 p.m., the main program starts at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Payson Womans Club

The Payson Womans Club, the oldest service club in Payson, holds general membership meetings at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Payson Womans Club building, 510 W. Main St. Membership is open to local women ages 18 and up.

Payson Masons

Payson Masonic Lodge #70 F&AM meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at 200 E. Rancho Road, Payson. The business meeting is held on the second Tuesday preceded at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served for members, families and guests followed by an educational presentation.

For information, visit the lodge Web site or call Tom Jones, secretary, at (928) 474-1305 or (818) 314-9950.

Democratic Women

Debbie Savage, incumbent Gila County treasurer, will be guest speaker at the Tuesday, Sept. 11 meeting of the Democratic Women of Rim Country. The group will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Tiny’s Restaurant on East Highway 260; the speaker will begin at noon. Interested parties, regardless of gender, are welcome to attend and learn about our candidate and the duties of county treasurer.

Bridge results

Tuesday Bridge Club results for Sept. 4 were: Jerri Koch, first place; Rowena Cole tied with Kay Hutchinson, second; Betty da Costa, third.

We play at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guest are welcome.

Please call Pat Murray at (928) 472-7483 for reservations and information.

Moose Lodge events

The Loyal Order of the Moose meetings are at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The Women of the Moose meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the lodge.

The lodge has a Thursday Fish Fry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and weekly dinner specials are available.

Anyone interested in community service hours may call the lodge at (928) 474-6212.

Bereaved parents support group

The Compassionate Friends offers hope, reassurance and a safe place to talk about our children with others who understand the pain of losing a child. Anyone who has lost a child (or grandchild) at any time, at any age is welcome to attend.

The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at 102 W. Roundup, Suite D.

For more information, please call Bill Knauss at (928) 978-1492 or visit us at:

Payson Pro Rodeo Committee

Payson Pro Rodeo Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month in the Swiss Village Best Western’s conference building at 6 p.m. New members welcome.

For information, call (928) 472-7294.


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