Clubs And Organizations


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.

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.

Senior Circle program about the gallbladder

Senior Circle’s Lunch and Learn will be at 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.

Senior Circle is located at 215 N. Beeline Highway; call (928) 472-9290 to reserve a seat.

Weight Watchers Fall Food Drive Day

Weight Watchers members in Payson will “give away” their unwanted pounds by collecting non-perishable food equivalent to their weight losses to date for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

The effort is part of the 5th annual Lose for Good® campaign, an initiative that fights hunger both locally and globally by increasing awareness of this important issue and helping to provide access to healthy food for those in need.

Weight Watchers “Lose for Good” Fall Food Drive Day takes place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Payson Masonic Lodge #70, 200 E. Rancho Road.

The Fall Food Drive Day will be part of the regularly scheduled Weight Watchers meeting. The public is invited to attend and participate free of charge, with no obligation to join.

‘Everything Fits Together’

The program, “Everything Fits Together” will examine faith, nature and science in relation to the world around us. Group discussion sessions of 90 minutes will be shared on six successive Wednesday evenings beginning at 7 p.m., Sept. 12 at St. Paul’s parish hall, 1000 N. Easy St.

Refreshments will be available upon arrival. Please bring a friend.

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for Sept. 5 were: first, Meg Turlukis and Phon Sutton N/S, Frances Schwartz and Wanda Sitz E/W; second, Sue Chester and Jerri Koch N/S, George Aucott and Jack Parks E/W; third, Sue and Larry Hoecker N/S, Burnett Macnamara and Bob Johnson E/W.

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

Unity World Day of Prayer Service

Unity World Day of Prayer is an opportunity to join people from around the world in a 24-hour prayer vigil as we embrace the Divine energy that is in all of us.

This year’s theme — “The Universe is Calling” — reminds us God is everywhere present, within us and around us. As we align with this Divine presence, we are lifted to a higher awareness of our oneness with God and our own Divine potential.

Please join Unity of Payson for our “Unity World Day of Prayer Service” at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, as we celebrate our Divine essence and the power of prayer to enrich our lives.

Services held at the 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.

Reaching Out Breast Cancer Support Group

Reaching Out Breast Cancer Support Group meets once a month, on the second Thursday. We meet at noon in the Mt. Cross Lutheran Church, 601 E. Highway 260 (just east of Safeway).

All breast cancer survivors are welcome and encouraged to attend our meetings — if you are newly diagnosed, recovering from surgery, or a longtime survivor — you will gain from our meetings. We share information, encouragement and hope. We also try to bring in volunteers to share their knowledge on related breast cancer topics.

A light lunch/snack is served at every meeting along with the group support.  Please come and check us out. If you need further information, you can call Ilona at (928) 472-3331.

Rim Country Celts

Rim Country Celts will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Crosswinds Restaurant.

At this meeting Kathleen Kelly will do a program on her upcoming Irish Step-Dancing Classes, to begin in January. Her aim is to have the class ready to tour the schools on St. Patrick’s Day and give demonstrations.

We will also be discussing the final plans for our third Ceilidh, coming Oct. 13.

There will be an additional special at the Crosswinds, Thursday night — “Sunburst” is 1/2 cantaloupe with a scoop of chicken/ tuna salad, a small bowl of fruit and a fresh muffin for $6.95. These salads may also be served in a croissant.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone and all the new members, too. For additional information, please call Lloyd Gibson at (575) 649 5015.

Daughters of the American Revolution

The monthly meeting of the Mogollon Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road. Arizona State Regent Danna Koelling will make her official state visit to the chapter and will bring the program.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and to support education for our nation’s children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American Independence during the Revolutionary War.

Prospective members and guests are always welcome. To learn more about this meeting or the Daughters of the American Revolution please contact Jan Ransom at (928) 468-8593 or Renee Durfee at (928) 472-4338.

P.E.O. Sisterhood

Chapter DF of the P.E.O. Sisterhood will meet at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 14, at the Church of the Nazarene. Jean Larson will be the hostess and Gail Bensen and Nancy Miller will be the co-hostesses.

The program will be P.E.O. 101 presented by Nancy Hartley.  Visiting P.E.O.s are welcome. For more information, call 476-3521.

Payson Area Singles

This is a group welcomes all single adults. “The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch” meets at Tiny’s Restaurant every week at 9 a.m. to visit and plan future activities. On the schedule:

• Friday, Sept. 14, potluck, Game Night, 6 to 9:30 p.m., hosted by Kathleen at Payson Senior Apts.

• Saturday, Sept. 15, Payson Area Singles 4th Anniversary BBQ, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rumsey Park. 

• Wednesday, Sept. 19, carpool to Pine for 11:30 lunch at The Early Bird, shopping at Senior Thrift Store and Pine Fiddlers Jam Session at 1 p.m.

• Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. private showing of the Clint Eastwood movie, “Trouble With The Curve” at Sawmill Theatres. Meet inside by the snack bar. $6 ticket includes popcorn and a soda.

• Wednesday, Sept. 26, free shuttle bus to Super Senior Day at Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde. 9 a.m. pick-up in Pine, 9:30 in Payson. Complimentary $10 in the machines, plus music program. Call Nadine at (928) 476-4659 for bus reservation.

Every Sunday meet at 7 p.m. for dinner at The Buffalo Bar and dance to the Junction 87 Jam Session. For more information, call Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

Sons of the American Revolution

Rim Country Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Tiny’s Restaurant. The program will be presented by Payson Councilwoman Su Connell, who will update us on the progress of the proposed ASU Campus coming to Payson.

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 1774-83 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 the third Saturday of the month at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, at 9 a.m.

Sponsored by the Payson Lion’s Club, we are part of the world’s largest service organization. Activities, service projects and events 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.


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