Clubs And Organizations


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.

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 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.

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.

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 26, Walgreens (Del Taco side)

June 27, Green Valley Park, parks office

June 28, Home Depot

June 29, west end of Longhorn

NARFE meeting

The Mogollon Chapter of the National Association of Active and Retired federal employees will hold its monthly no-host 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. Highway 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.

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.

In order to accommodate another group using the same facility, our weigh-in is from at 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and the meeting starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 8:50 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.

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.

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.

Rim Country 4 Wheelers

Members of the Rim Country 4 Wheelers invite anyone interested in 4-wheeling to join them at the monthly meetings at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge results

Winners in Wednesday Duplicate Bridge for June 19, were: Ruth Aucott and Judy Fox, N/S, Alice Bond and Sandy Finn, E/W, first; Sherry Proctor and Myrtle Warter, N/S, Flo Moeur and Tim Demaray, E/W, second; Kay Hutchinson and Kent Teaford, N/S and Dot and Ed Koshinski, E/W, third.

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

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.

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.

Rim Country Optimist Club meets July 8

Rim Country Optimist Club works in a variety of ways to help youth in the community. The Optimist Club usually meets the second Monday of each month at the Cedar Ridge Restaurant at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino. The meetings start at 5:15 p.m. with dinner and often followed by a speaker at 6 p.m. and the board meeting at 6:30 pm. Visitors are always welcome.

The next meeting will be Monday, July 8. Our speaker will be Linda Gibson, principal of Payson Center for Success, who will be talking about this charter high school.

Plans are in the works for the 3rd Annual Fashioneesta event, which will be held Nov. 9, 2013.

For further information, call Joan Young, public relations (928) 472-2264 and/or view the Web site at

Payson Lions Club

Payson Lions Charitable Foundation and its parent Payson Lions Club serve Rim Country with service and fund-raising projects to help those in need of eye exams and eyeglasses as well as hearing exams and hearing aids.

Members do a variety of service projects like stream and roadside cleanup, eyeglasses recycling, and eye and hearing screenings. The Lions’ largest fund-raising project consists of displaying American flags at local businesses and homes during seven holidays a year.

Membership in Lions is open to all adults interested in giving something back to their community.

Meetings are held at 6 p.m. every fourth Monday of the month. For information and meeting site, please contact Judy Spivey at (928) 474-8833 or Bill Davis at at (928) 474-2176.


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