Cheers is a social club open to members from Sun Lakes, Springfield, SunBird, and Solera communities. Our current 189 members invite you to become a part of the Cheers family, whether you are a year-round or a 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 in the 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 an opportunity for group dining at a local restaurant.
Below are some of our group activities:
Cheers Birthday Celebration: We celebrate members’ birthdays quarterly with dinner, a cash bar, entertainment, and a raffle for prizes. We celebrated members with birthdays in April, May, and June on May 21 at the Cottonwood clubhouse.
Hamilton High School Donations: Cheers provides charitable support to needy students at Hamilton High School. Voluntary donations of food, household items, and/or cash are provided monthly. These donations are coordinated by Sally Wegryn, who can be reached at 203-470-0733, in collaboration with Hamilton Social Work staff, and are greatly appreciated in our community. Thank you for the generosity of all of our members!
Hand and Foot: Cheers members gather at Oakwood Poolside for Hand and Foot card game the first and third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. New this month, we are adding the second and fourth Tuesday also, 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 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, are happy to teach you.
Wine Tasting: On the third Wednesday of each month, we enjoy a wine tasting potluck dinner hosted by a club member. An $8 fee per attendee provides funds for purchase of a variety of wines, presented by the host/hostess.
Dine Out: On the fourth Wednesday of each month, members dine out together at a selected restaurant in the community. This activity provides an opportunity to try new restaurants and perhaps new types of cuisine.
Widows and Widowers: A sharing and support group for those experiencing grief and loss recovery, Widows and Widowers meets the first and third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at Stone & Barrel in the Oakwood Country Club. Contact Bob Russo at 480-266-4550 for information.
Golf Group: Golf games are organized weekly at a variety of community courses.
Book Club: Book Club meets once a month to discuss the selection made the previous month.
Contact Chairperson Mike Swoverland at 480-907-4623 for more information on Cheers and/or membership.