Cheers Social Group Activities

Happy Birthday to Cheers members celebrating January through June birthdays. (Photo by Cathy Merritt)

Cheers Trip Opportunities: AMAWaterways is offering numerous river cruises, with inclusion of two- to four-day extension free and option for reduced airfare. Additionally, there are approximately 40 trip options available for single travelers, without additional cost of premium fare for singles. Please contact Donna Clucky at Free Spirit Vacations at 480-926-5547, Ext. 2, if interested or if you require additional information.

Unfortunately, American River Cruises has canceled all bookings, including the upcoming Mississippi Cruise. If you have booked with this cruise line, please contact them immediately for reimbursement options.

Upcoming travel opportunities include the following:

Mystery Tour, April 19: Grab your spirit of adventure and go to “who knows where—it’s a mystery!”

Temecula Wine Tasting and Shopping, April 15-17

Prague and Budapest per AMAWaterways in October

There are many more travel opportunities. 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 wines, selected and presented by the host/hostess. Anne Brunick 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. 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 Wegryn, 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 fourth 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.