Cheers Social Group Activities

Cheers members enjoying Dine Out at Olive Garden in Chandler (photo by Robert Russo)

Cheers Trip Opportunities: A group of nine Cheers members traveled to Greece for a trip that included spending nights in Athens and on the islands of Mykonos and Santorini. Traveling to the islands was by ocean ferry.

Another smaller group is traveling to Branson, Memphis, and Nashville for a country music lover’s dream trip. Additionally, several members have registered for a cruise on the Danube River scheduled for October of 2024. This trip begins with three nights in Prague, the Czech Republic, before sailing down the Danube and ending in Budapest.

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. 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. 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 once per month.

Holiday Celebrations: Cheers members kicked off the holiday season with a Halloween costume party and potluck at Sisk Park in Palo Verde on Oct. 29. The winner of the competition for best costume is yet to be determined!

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.