Cheers is a social club open to members from Sun Lakes, Springfield, SunBird, and Solera communities. Our current 216 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 Thursday at 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 opportunity for group dining at a local restaurant.
Below are some of our group activities:
Golf: As summer has come to an end, golf is in full swing (no pun intended). We have had a great turnout recently and hope to see the participants continue to grow. Since resuming our regular schedule, we have had several players score birdies: Stan Fark had three in one game, Chris Harrington had two, and Donna Smid, Joe Terian, and Keith Mackenzie also had a birdie. Congratulations to all, but especially to Rose Wang who had a hole-in-one on number 16 at Sun Lakes Country Club. Please join us for a great game of golf.
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. To facilitate clubhouse reservations, advance registration with a $20 fee is preferred. Admission at the door will be $25. Our next celebration will be on Nov. 5, recognizing members with birthdays in October, November, and December. All Cheers members are welcome to participate, not just those celebrating a birthday.
Hand and Foot: 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, are happy to teach you.
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 at the Oakwood Country Club. Contact Bob Russo at 480-266-4550 for information.
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.