Clubs And Organizations


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.

Payson Walkers

The Payson Walkers now meet at 8 a.m. daily for hour-long walks on pavement from various locations around town. Meeting sites coming up are:

June 19, Walgreens (Del Taco side)

June 20, Green Valley Park, parks office

June 21, Senior Circle

June 22, Frontier Elementary School

June 23, Library


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 1-800-651-6

Democrats host Martin

Tommie Cline Martin, Gila County District 1 Supervisor, will be the guest speaker at the Democratic Club of Northern Gila County at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 19 at the Payson Public Library meeting room. All are welcome.


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.

Rim Country Garrett Retirees meet June 20

Rim Country Garrett Retirees will meet Thursday, June 20 at Tiny’s, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson. Social hour begins at 11 a.m. with lunch from the menu served at noon. Friends and Honeywell retirees are always welcome.

For more information, call Merie (928) 474-6011.

Payson Area Singles

The Tuesday Morning Breakfast Bunch, a group of single men and women, meet at 9 a.m. every Tuesday at The Journigan House on Old Main in Payson, to visit and plan future activities.

Planned events include:

• A potluck Birthday Picnic Thursday, June 20 at Willow Springs Lake (members will carpool).

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

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.

Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for June 12 were: Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, N/S, Sue and Larry Hoecker, E/W, first; Mary Kastner and Tim Demaray, N/S, Dot and Ed Koshinski, E/W, second; Meg Turlukis and Phon Sutton tied with Sue Chester and Jerri Koch, N/S, Ruth Aucott and Judy Fox, E/W, third.

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

Republicans host county attorney

The Rim Country Republican Club will meet Monday, June 24 at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 E. Highway 260, Payson. Members and guests gather at 11 a.m. to order lunch and to socialize. Beginning at 11:30 a.m. Gila County Attorney Bradley Beauchamp will speak.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Call Nancy Cox at (928) 472-1172 for more information.

Pine/Strawberry Library Friends potluck

The Pine/Strawberry Library Friends’ annual potluck luncheon is at noon, Monday, June 24 in the activity room in the Community Center in Pine.

Rim Country Corvettes

Rim Country Corvettes is not a formal club with meetings, dues, etc. It is a group of Corvette owners from the Rim Country who enjoy driving their special cars and meeting new Corvette owners with the same interests.

There is a monthly run that members are alerted to via the Internet, with a meeting location in Payson and other details.

Anyone interested in joining this group can contact organizers via e-mail: Don and Jeannie McLaughlin, or Bill and Marilynn Berggrenn, Send your name, address, phone number, year of Corvette and e-mail address.

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.

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

The Moose Lodge is located on East Highway 260 in Star Valley; for more information, call (928) 474-6212.

Payson Elks

Elks members and guests are welcome to enjoy lunch at the Lodge from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; Friday dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday dinner from noon to 5 p.m.

Every Friday there is Karaoke from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Every Sunday there is Bingo at 1 p.m. and a Pool Tournament at 4:30 p.m. with Happy Hour from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Elks members and guests are welcome at all these events. The Elks Lodge is at 1206 N. Beeline Highway. For more information, contact the Lodge at (928) 474-2572.

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed at the Time Out Thrift Shop and Shelter. Come meet new people, in a fun working environment; enjoy snacks; attend volunteer parties.

Volunteers must be drug and alcohol free. There are openings for all shifts. If you can give 2 to 4 hours, we need you. Phone (928) 474-3989 or stop by the shop across from Wendy’s and ask for Charlotte or contact Edna Welsheimer, volunteer and marketing support specialist, at (928) 472-8007 for more information.

Shop hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The shelter is open 24 hours. All proceeds from Time Out Thrift Shop directly benefit domestic violence victims.


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