Clubs And Organizations, Dec. 3


Payson Area Computer Association

Payson Area Computer Association members and guests are invited to the next general meeting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6 in the community room of the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road.  

Ray Baxter will show a video of an Applian Technologies, Inc. presentation from the summer 2013 APCUG Virtual Technology Conference and then he will briefly demonstrate the ability to capture streaming media using this software.

Club general meetings are held the first Friday of each month (except August), with a member Fix-It meeting held mid-month. For more information, e-mail or visit the club’s Web site at

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America will meet at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the American Legion Post #69, located at 709 E. Highway 260.

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.

International Police Association

The International Police Association (I.P.A. Region 61 Northern AZ) meets for breakfast at Mazatzal Casino Restaurant at 9 a.m. every Wednesday. All honorably retired law enforcement and active law enforcement personnel are welcome.

For more information, call Michelle Dyer at (928) 970-0247 or go online to

Payson Walkers

The Payson Walkers take an hour walk on pavement every day. The walks start at 9 a.m. The schedule of sites is as follows: Sunday, Payson Public Library; Monday, Payson Elks Lodge; Tuesday, Parks & Rec office; Wednesday, Walgreens; Thursday, Payson Public Library; Friday, Home Depot; Saturday, west end of Longhorn Road.

Card players wanted

The Saving Graces of Payson — a Canasta card-playing group — is looking for a few ladies who enjoy fun, laughter and friendship.

This Red Hat group meets at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the Crosswinds Restaurant patio room. There is a break for lunch around noon and play and resumes after lunch. Anyone interested in joining will be welcomed. You do not need to know how to play, the members will be happy to teach the game.

Please contact Queen Mum Ann-Marie at (928) 468-8585; please leave a message if there’s no answer.

Kiwanis brats and hot dogs are back

The Payson Kiwanis Club Foundation is available to cook and sell brats and hot dogs at your function or cater your party.

All proceeds benefit the children of Rim Country.

Please contact Mike Clark at (602) 510-9431 or send an e-mail to for additional information.

P.E.O. Sisterhood

Chapter DF of the P.E.O. Sisterhood will meet at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 6 at Mount Cross Lutheran Church in the Lomona Building, 601 E. Highway 260. 

The group will be having its annual Snow party/Auction/ Luncheon with benefits going to P.E.O. Philanthropies. It will be hosted by the Social Committee and other members. Visiting P.E.O.s are welcome.

For further information, please call (928) 476-3109.

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 Saturday, Dec. 7. Help members of Payson Amnesty shine a light on human rights issues in the community and throughout the world.

For more information, call Penny, (928) 978-1268.

Pine Library Friends

The Pine Library Friends will hold the group’s annual Christmas Potluck at noon, Monday, Dec. 9 in the Library Activity Room located just behind the Cultural Hall of the Pine Community Center on Highway 87 in Pine.

Please bring a friend, a can of fruit for the food bank, and a dish to share.  

No business meeting will take place.

Payson Lions Charitable Foundation

The Payson Lions are seeking help in funding eye exams, eye glasses and hearing assistance for local people in need. This is done through donations and right now is a good time to donate and receive a tax credit for 2013 under the Working Poor category of Arizona Department of Revenue guidelines.

Eligible couples can receive a $400 tax credit and individual filers can receive a $200 tax credit on State taxes for donations to the Payson Lions Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization. Send your donation to Lions Foundation, P.O. Box 436, Payson 85547, contact us by e-mail: or phone (928) 474-2176 with questions.


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