Cheers Singles Group

Cheers is a social club open to members from Sun Lakes, Springfield, SunBird, and Solera communities. Our current 226 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 in 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: Golf continues despite the chilly, damp weather. Fortunately, we’ve experienced only one rained-out day. Our group continues to grow, with three additional new golfers joining over the past two weeks. Fantastic! Hopefully, as spring weather arrives, we will have more join us on Friday mornings.

Chris Harrington and Stan Fark continue their birdie streak. Congratulations! Additionally, several players came very close to birdies, which is what keeps a golfer coming back!

This activity is a Cheers-members-only activity. Please contact Keith Mackenzie at 248-766-9520 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. The most recent celebration of January, February, and March birthdays was on Feb. 25 at the Cottonwood clubhouse. To facilitate clubhouse reservations, advance registration with a $20 fee is preferred. Admission at the door will be $25. 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 camaraderie 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.

Mexican Train: Join in for a fun game of Mexican Train every Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Cottonwood clubhouse, Room A-2, behind the library.

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 in Oakwood Country Club. Contact Bob Russo at 480-266-4550 for more information.

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