Clubs And Organizations


Members of the Rim Country Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) installed new officers for 2013 at their Jan. 19 meeting. Past President Bill Herzig (at left) conducted the installation of (from left) Sergeant at Arms/Historian Don Castleman, President John Greer, Vice President Stan Garner, Chaplain Bud Collette and Registrar John Munro.

Members of the Rim Country Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) installed new officers for 2013 at their Jan. 19 meeting. Past President Bill Herzig (at left) conducted the installation of (from left) Sergeant at Arms/Historian Don Castleman, President John Greer, Vice President Stan Garner, Chaplain Bud Collette and Registrar John Munro.

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Members of the Rim Country Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) installed new officers for 2013 at their Jan. 19 meeting. Past President Bill Herzig (at left) conducted the installation of (from left) Sergeant at Arms/Historian Don Castleman, President John Greer, Vice President Stan Garner, Chaplain Bud Collette and Registrar John Munro.

Flycasters Club

The Payson Flycasters Club will meet Saturday, Jan. 26 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. Breakfast is at 8 a.m. and the general meeting starts at 9 a.m. There will be an election of officers and board members.

The guest speaker this month will be Jeff Voigt, who has fished and guided extensively throughout the northwest United States. His presentation will be “Blue Water Fishing off Baja” and will include slides of Baja, Calif.

Everyone who enjoys fishing and the outdoors is welcome to attend this informative and entertaining meeting.

Unity of Payson

Members of Unity of Payson invite the public to hear the Rev. Rob Robinson talk about “My Ego Is In A Panic” at 10 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 27. 

Robinson graduated from Unity School of Religious Studies in 1987. He served as senior minister in Minnesota and Michigan and has been actively involved in the Association of Unity Churches International for over 25 years. He has served as lead minister of Unity Village Chapel World Headquarters and has served on the board of trustees.

Services are at the office of the Central Arizona Board of Realtors, 600 E. Highway 260, Suite 14. For more information, go online to: www.UnityofPayson.org or call (928) 478-8515.

Meditation Book Group selects next book

At their Jan. 28 meeting, the ongoing Meditation Book Group will begin coverage of “Falling into Grace – the End of Suffering.” The meetings for this particular book will take place Jan. 28 through June 3 (nine meetings). The group meets two Mondays each month, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the Payson Public Library.

The meetings usually consist of a 15-minute meditation period, and conversation about an assigned chapter. Class size averages 10-12 people.

“Falling into Grace” (available on Amazon for $12) explores:

• The choice to stop believing thoughts that perpetuate suffering

• Stepping into the pure potential of the present moment

• Experiences one may encounter along their process

• Feeling connected with every part of our experience

• True autonomy — the unique expression of our own sense of freedom.

Kimberly Chambers, the group’s facilitator offers, “This is a clear and powerful book that can help us see our “normal” ways of creating our own suffering. We just don’t realize we’re doing this until an insightful teacher/author points it out, and we seriously contemplate the truth of the teaching.”

She is a retired educator who has been holding special-interest book groups for 20 years, and has been a full-time resident of Payson since 2005. For more information, call her at (928) 478-6803.

Republicans host Andy McKinney

The Rim Country Republican Club will meet Monday, Jan. 28 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant. Members and guests may gather at 11 a.m. to order lunch and to socialize. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., Andy McKinney, local author and lecturer, will speak on Mexico Today. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call Nancy Cox at 472-1172 for more information.

Rim Country 4-H Clubs open house Monday

Learn more about Gila County 4-H opportunities at an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28 at the Payson High School Agricultural Education building.

The 4-H program offers a wide variety of projects in which young people can participate. According to Lani Hall, 4-H youth development agent with the University of Arizona Gila County Cooperative Extension Service, projects include archery, cooking, dogs and a host of livestock. This year offers club projects in goat, horse, swine, rabbit, poultry, steer and market sheep.

However, if enough young people are interested in a project not on the list, every effort will be made to make it available.

Although agricultural projects are perhaps what 4-H is best known for, in recent years the Northern Gila County 4-H archery club has gathered a lot of attention.

Enrollment in 4-H is online this year. Go online to https://az.4h online.com to enroll. The cost of enrollment is only $15 for the entire year, regardless of how many projects a 4-H member does. Payment can be made at the open house and there will be computers set up, with assistance available for enrollment. Don’t worry about purchasing anything right away. Some clubs have equipment available to borrow. Leaders will be on hand to answer all of your questions.

Attend the Jan. 28 open house at the Payson High School Agricultural Education building to learn which projects have active groups in the area and to share your interest in starting others. For more information, contact Hall at (928) 474-4160 or (928) 595-0655.

Payson Area Singles

The Payson Area Singles group has no dues and all singles are welcome.  

On the calendar:

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

• Feb. 2, carpool to a Mesa Flea Market and Farmers Market.

• Feb. 14, a Valentine activity.

• Feb. 23, carpool to Mesa to attend the Dutton Family music program; tickets are $25 and money needs to be turned in by Tuesday, Jan. 29.

For more information or to make suggestions for future activities, please contact Nadine at (928) 476-4659.

AA help

AA now has a 24-hour Hotline, (928) 474-3620 and a Web site, www.paysonaa.com.

Senior Circle events

Coming up at the Payson Regional Medical Center’s Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway:

• Wednesday, Jan. 30: Lunch and Learn — Payson Regional Medical Center has expanded its specialty diagnostic capabilities to include PET/CT scans; learn more about the PET scan and its capabilities.

Please contact Senior Circle at (928) 472-9290 to reserve your seat at least three days in advance so we know how much food to prepare.

• Two trips are planned to Nevada. A trip to BransonFest Out West in Mesquite, Nev. is Feb. 4–7. This is a Branson Country Music Festival and more. The cost is $350 per person double occupancy. A few seats are still available, but must be reserved by Wednesday, Jan. 30. Call Renee at (928) 472-9290 for all the details. The second trip will be in late March to Las Vegas for the Swingtime Salute. The cost is $375 per person, double occupancy. Contact Renee at the number above for more details.

Senior Circle is at 215 N. Beeline Highway.

Computer group to meet Friday, Feb. 1

The Payson Area Computer Association invites all members and guests to its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1 in the meeting room of the Payson Public Library.

February’s presentation is on the Computer Technology Conference to be held April 4, 5 and 6 at the Radisson Hotel at the Ft. McDowell Resort and Casino. Some of the subjects covered will be early technology adoption, current and future technology, what’s available in the marketplace and much more.

The third Tuesday night of each month is the club’s Fix-It meeting, in which members and guests can bring malfunctioning hardware and software for repair help. There is no cost for the first meeting. For more information, visit the 2013 Monthly Meetings page of the club Web site, www.pacaonline.apcug.org.

Rim Country Classic Auto Club to meet

The Rim Country Classic Auto Club (RCCAC) holds its monthly meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260 in Payson. For information, call Steve Fowler at (928) 478-6676.

Breast cancer survivor support

Attention women breast cancer survivors — would you like to meet once a month for a short, Christian devotional and support? Please call Olivia at (928) 474-8334 for more details.

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