Cheers Singles Group

Chris Harrington watching a great drive by Stan Fark on hole number 16 (photo by Keith McKenzie)

Cheers is a social club open to members from Sun Lakes, Springfield, SunBird, and Solera communities. Our current 220 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 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: The weather is golf perfect. Another great round was recently played at Sun Lakes Country Club. We have added yet another course to our list with an upcoming round at Springfield Golf Course. We don’t know how much it helps to play different courses, but evidently many like the variations, as our numbers are growing. We are close to 10 to 12 golfers every week.

Congratulations, Chris Harrington, Stan Fark, and Keith Mackenzie, for recent birdies.

This activity is a Cheers-members-only activity. Please contact Keith Mackenzie at 248-766-9520 or [email protected] for additional information.

Cheers Birthday Celebration: We celebrate members’ birthdays semiannually with dinner, a cash bar, entertainment, and a raffle for prizes. The next celebration of July through December birthdays will be in October 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 5:30 p.m. at the Cottonwood clubhouse Ladies Card Room, behind the library.

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.