Cheers Social Group Activities

Cheers members traveling in Greece (photo by Richard Lewin)

Cheers Trip Opportunities: Nine Cheers members traveled to Greece for a trip that included spending nights in Athens and on the islands of Mykonos and Santorini. They enjoyed many beautiful sites, great food, and lots of exercise!

There are several trips through Free Spirit Vacations and Dream Cruise Adventures still available in 2023, including Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade from Dec. 31 through Jan. 1, 2024; Barleen’s lunch and show on Dec. 5; Holiday Mystery Tour on Dec. 17; and more.

Examples of trips available in 2024 include Rocky Point, Mexico; Danube River Cruise; California Wine, Whales, and Butterflies; Hawaiian Adventure; Costa Rica; Rivers & Rails of Texas; and Colorado’s Historic Trains. Booking these and other tours early gives you the best chance to travel and enjoy these destinations. Most tour operators have liberal deposit and cancelation policies that allow one to book early with little or no penalty for cancelation within a reasonable time.

Cheers travel itineraries are open to all, since we utilize and partner with licensed travel agents. For more information, call Richard Lewin at 609-332-3915 or Donna Clucky at Free Spirit Vacations at 480-926-5547, Ext. 2.

Monthly Wine Tasting: On the second Wednesday of each month a club member hosts a wine tasting and potluck dinner in their home. Advance registration is required, and an $8 fee per person is collected to provide funds for the purchase of a variety of wine, selected and presented by the host/hostess. Lorene Roberts serves as the activity leader, supporting and assisting monthly hosts.

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. Gift certificates are requested for December for our contribution to the Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays program. If preferred, one may write a check directly to Hamilton High School, specifying which activity you wish your contribution to be credited to. These donations are coordinated by Sally Wengryn, who can be reached at 203-470-0733, in collaboration with Hamilton Social Work staff, and are greatly appreciated in our community.

Dine Out: On the second Wednesday of each month members dine out together at a selected restaurant in the community. This activity, coordinated by Robert Russo, provides opportunity to try new restaurants and perhaps new types of cuisine in the company of friends. Advance registration is required to confirm restaurant reservations.

Book Club: This group meets every third Tuesday at the Oakwood 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.