About Cheers Singles Group

Cheers Dine-Out at Charleston’s (photo by Bob Russo)

Cheers is a social club open to members from Sun Lakes, Springfield, SunBird, and Solera communities. Our current 210 members invite you to become a part of the Cheers family, whether you are a year-round or seasonal resident. The club offers many activities and programs, including social time, wine tasting, dining out, book club, games, golfing, and group travel opportunities.

With your $20 annual dues, you will be provided access to the members-only website and calendar of activities. The Cheers weekly social meets on Thursdays at Sun Lakes Oakwood Country Club, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The meeting is a forum for meeting new friends, visiting with current ones, and sharing club announcements and upcoming activities. Visitors and potential new members are welcome, without obligation to join. Weekly meetings are followed with opportunity for group dining at a local restaurant.

Below are some of our group activities:

Golf: Cheers Golf has temporarily been on hold due to the extreme heat we’ve all experienced this summer. As soon as possible, we will resume our play at SunBird, Oakwood, and Sun Lakes Country Club, with options for 9 or 18 holes. We look forward to resuming play!

This activity is a Cheers-members-only activity. Please contact Keith Mackenzie, either at our Thursday social at the Oakwood clubhouse or via email at [email protected], for additional information.

Cheers Birthday Celebration: We celebrate members’ birthdays quarterly with dinner, a cash bar, entertainment, and a raffle for prizes. This event is held at the Cottonwood clubhouse. Advance registration with a $20 fee is preferred. Admission at the door will be $25. Our last celebration was on Aug. 27 at which we recognized members with birthdays in July, August, and September.

Hand and Foot: Cheers members gather at Oakwood Poolside for Hand and Foot card game the first and third Wednesday and the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., so there is opportunity every week to enjoy the comradery of friendly competition. To better coordinate game tables of four, it is appreciated if you would RSVP attendance to MaryAnn Fazio at 480-277-5699. If you don’t know how to play or haven’t played in a while, MaryAnn Fazio and Ramon Rubio, our co-hosts, will be happy to teach you. In August, the addition of a monthly Mexican Train game on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. had its initial meeting. Continued Mexican Train games will be based on interest and attendance.

Widows and Widowers/Bereavement Group: A sharing and support group for those experiencing grief and loss recovery, the Bereavement Group meets the first and third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at Stone & Barrel restaurant in Oakwood Country Club. Contact Bob Russo at 480-266-4550 for information. This group, formerly known as Widows and Widowers, has changed its name to the Bereavement Group to encompass all experiences of loss and grief, not exclusively the loss of a spouse.

For further information regarding Cheers Social Group, membership, and/or group activities, please refer to our website, Cheerssingles.org, or contact Chairperson Mike Swoverland at 480-907-4623.