Clubs And Organizations


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 22, Frontier Elementary School

June 23, Library

June 24, Elks Lodge

June 25, Green Valley Park, parks office

June 26, Walgreens (Del Taco side)

June 27, Green Valley Park, parks office

June 28, Home Depot

June 29, west end of Longhorn

Unity of Payson

The congregation of Unity of Payson invites area residents and visitors to join them at the 10 a.m., Sunday, June 23 service, which will be led by Michelle Abraham.  She will be speaking to us about, The Truths Within.

Abraham has been a Transformational Life Coach and inspirational speaker since 1993. She’s been involved with Unity of Phoenix since 2004 in several volunteer positions, including Prayer Chaplin and is currently on staff as Spiritual Education and Special Events Coordinator.  She’s also in training to be a Unity Minister. 

Unity of Payson services are at Central AZ Board of Realtors, 600 E. Hwy. 260, Suite #14, across from Tiny’s Restaurant. For more information, see the Web site: or call (928) 478-8515.

Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness

One of the founding members of the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, Suzanne Bishop, an ordained minister, will speak on the importance of a simple spiritual practice that connects humanity with the divine Sunday, June 23.

PCSA is a spiritually-based community where people of all faiths are respected and welcome. Services are at 11:15 a.m. every Sunday at 107 W. Wade Lane, #2. Please call (928) 978-9100 or (928) 478-6935 for more information.

Overeater’s Anonymous meets earlier

Overeater’s Anonymous now meets at 2 p.m. Mondays, not 4 p.m. at the Rim Country Health and Retirement Community Room, 807 W. Longhorn Road (after turning in the main driveway, turn right at the first driveway. The Community Room is in the center of the apartment complex). There are no fees or dues. The only membership requirement is a desire to not compulsively overeat anymore.

Call the following members for more information: Denise, (928) 978-3706; Mary Jo, (928) 978-4663; Ted, (928-) 951-3362; Alice at (602) 828-0917 or (928) 478-4361.

Buddhist Meditation and Study Group

The Payson Buddhist Meditation and Study group meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday evenings at the Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane. Call (928) 595-1378 for more information.

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.

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

Friendship Bible Class

Friendship Bible Class, a non-denominational Bible study for women, meets at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Majestic Rim. All women in the community are invited. For information, call Marilyn at (928) 474-6712.

Rim Country 4 Wheelers

Members of the Rim Country 4 Wheelers invite anyone interested in 4 Wheeling to join them at the monthly meetings the at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at the Lamplighter RV Park Community Center in Star Valley. The next meeting is Thursday, June 27.

In addition to the meetings, members meet at 8 a.m. each Wednesday in the parking lot at the east end of Bashas’ by the Jiffy Lube. Normally anywhere from four to a dozen or more members participate and the destination is usually determined at that time. Runs also occur once a month on a Saturday and the destination is usually predetermined at the prior month’s meeting.

For more information, visit the Web site If you prefer, you can call President Jim McIntyre at (602) 809-4716.

Soroptimists meet every Wednesday

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.

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


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.

Course in Miracles & Meditation

Every Thursday night, a silent meditation session is held at 6 p.m.; from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. there is a class and group discussion at Payson Center for Spiritual Awareness, 107 W. Wade Lane, Payson. Donations accepted, Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Wes Ruth (928) 533-1424.

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.

NARFE meeting

The Mogollon Chapter of the National Association of Active and Retired federal employees will hold its monthly no hose luncheon and meeting Wednesday, June 26. It will begin at 11:30 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. The meeting is held at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E. Hwy. 260. This month members are asked to bring their crafts, hobbies, quilts or anything you find interesting. Thinking of becoming a NARFE member? Sign up now and receive a free lunch. All retired and active federal employees are invited to attend. Please bring nonperishable food items for the Payson food bank.

For more information call Dale at (928) 468-6227.

Rim Country Coalition

The Rim Country Coalition is a newly formed group of local agencies and community members. The focus of the group is the prevention of substance misuse/abuse among older adults in the Payson area. The group plans to help “connect seniors in the Rim Country.”

The group meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month at the Payson Senior Center, 514 W. Main St. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.

For more information, contact Carol Wilson, 1-800-293-9393.

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.

Bridge results

Winners at Tuesday Bridge Club for June 18 were: Kay Hutchinson, first; Sue Chester, second; Carol Blann, third.

Play is at 12:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Rim Country Health and Retirement Community. Area residents and guest are welcome.

Please call Marilyn Castleman at (928) 474-6134 for reservations and information.

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.

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 Lodge schedule of events

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.

Bunco Saturday

The Payson Elks invite their neighbors to come out and have fun playing Bunco Saturday, June 22.

The doors open at 10:30 a.m. and play starts at 11 a.m. The cost is $15 per person. and includes lunch. The menu includes a traditional club sandwich with a choice of green, potato or macaroni salad and iced tea. Soft drinks will be available for purchase.

This is a game for everyone and easy to learn if you have not played before. there will be door prizes and prize money (the size of the prizes depend on the number attending).

If you have question please call Mary Smith at (928) 468-8766 or (928) 978-1857.

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


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