Clubs And Organizations

David Jones

Photo by Andy Towle. |

David Jones


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.

We would like to invite all members to join us. For more information, contact Post Commander Dwayne Cunningham, (928) 951-1691.

Learn about Unity and more

Unity of Payson is launching a Book Group and Membership Class from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in June at the Healing Arts Center in Swiss Village. The book, “How to Pray Without Talking to God” by the Rev. Linda Martella-Whitsett, senior minister at Unity Church of San Antonio, will be the topic.  

Contact Lynnette Brouwer at for more information and to register.

Canasta Saving Graces Card Group

We are looking for a few more ladies who enjoy laughter, fun and new friendships. This Red Hat Group meets at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month at the Crosswinds Restaurant.

There is a break for lunch around noon and play resumes after lunch. You do not need to know how to play. Our members will be happy to teach you. All are welcome! Please contact The Saving Graces at (928) 468-8585 and ask for Ann-Marie or kindly leave a message if no answer.


Soroptimist International of Zane Grey Country meets at noon every Wednesday at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. For more information, please contact Sandi Scott, (928) 978-4748 or Audrey Wilson, (928) 472-9380.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

The Payson Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group invites caregivers, families, service providers and members of the community to attend the 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. For additional details, contact Shirley at (602) 697-4870.

New Hope Grief Support Group

The New Hope Grief Support Group is for those who have lost a spouse. It meets from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

For more information, call (928) 472-9290.

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers meets at 5 p.m. every Wednesday at the Masonic Lodge, 200 E. Rancho Road (next to the fire station).

For further information, call 1-800-651-6000.

Rim Country Classic Auto Club

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.


The Kiwanis meet from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. every Thursday at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260. The Young Professionals meet at 5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays at Macky’s Restaurant.

To learn more, contact Mike Clark at (928) 476-3283.

TOPS 373

TOPS 373 Payson (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter meets every Thursday morning the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson.

The weigh-in starts at 7:20 a.m. and the meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 9:30 a.m. 

TOPS is a non-profit support group for anyone wishing to drop those extra, unhealthy pounds. If you have any questions, call Ilona at (928) 472-3331.

Genealogical Society

The Northern Gila County Genealogical Society will be holding its regular monthly program at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, June 6 at the Genealogy Library, 302 E. Bonita St., Payson.

The scheduled speaker will be Val Sullivan. She will be presenting the first part of a four-part series on using various features of Family Tree Maker 2012. She will be showing how to enter data and using facts, timeline and relationships features of the FTM program.

The public is always welcomed at our library to research their family tree.

Lost Loves

Lost Loves, a support group for adults who have lost a loved one through suicide, meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Senior Circle, 215 N. Beeline Highway, Payson. Adults suffering from such a loss are welcome to attend the group sessions which are free of charge. The group is facilitated by a professional counselor an da survivor of suicide loss.

Please contact Elizabeth at 928-468-2133 for more information.

Payson Tea Party

The Payson Tea Party meets every Thursday night (except holidays) at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There are great speakers and/or great interaction each week on local, state and federal issues. All are welcome. Call (928) 468-1131 for more information.


David Jones

High Country Garden Club meets Thursday

The High Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 6 in the community hall of the First Southern Baptist Church located at the corner of Colcord and Bonita streets.

The speaker for this month’s meeting will be well-known, local beekeeper David Jones. He will be discussing beehives, wax cones, honey production and harvesting. He will also educate members about beekeeping tools, equipment, and extraction for home use. This program should be very educational and fun, so anyone interested in bees and honey is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. For more information, call (928) 970-1451.

Computer group meets

The Payson Area Computer Association’s next general meeting is at 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 7 in the community room of the Payson Public Library. This will be a special SKYPE presentation by Francis Chao of the Tucson Computer Society on “A Comparison of Cloud Storage Services offered by SkyDrive, Google Drive, Box, and iCloud to help decide which cloud storage service is the best for you.”

The first meeting is always free and everyone is welcome. General meetings are held the first Friday of each month except August; with a Fix-It meeting held mid-monthly. For more information, e-mail Gayle at or visit the club’s Web site at

Reaching Out Breast Cancer Support Group

The Reaching Out Breast Cancer Support Group meets on the second Thursday of every month from 12:30 p.m. until around 2:30 p.m. at Mount Cross Lutheran Church, 301 E. Highway 260 (just past Safeway) in Payson.

The Thursday, June 13 meeting will be a potluck. This is for anyone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Come out, bring your favorite food (salad, casserole, dessert or other) to share and enjoy an afternoon of information, fellowship, comfort and support.

If you have questions, contact Ilona at (928) 472-3331.

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for May 29, were: Mary Kastner and Tim Demaray, N/S, and Ruth Aucott and Judy Fox, E/W, first; George Aucott and Steve Fox, N/S, and Alice Bond and Sandy Finn, E/W, second; Flo Moeur and Joan Young, N/S, Bets English and Wanda Sitz, E/W, third.

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


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Requires free registration

Posting comments requires a free account and verification.