2008 First Hawaii ActiveRain Gathering a HUGE Success!

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Real Estate Agent with Liberty Homes RS-#62825

  

After Hawaii Randy Prothero gave an introduction post Active Rain Goes Hawaiian to announce the "Surprise Celebrity Guests", they had a visit with Celeste WooHoo Sally Cheeseman and then jumped in Randy's car to head to the Active Rain Gathering (The first in Hawaii) at Gordon Biersche Lanai.

WooHoo Sally's son and daughter went early to help her set up the tables with little place setting gift bags while Randy went to pick up Sharon Simms. In they came and oh, goodness. Warm hugs for one of the people who made WooHoo warm and fuzzy all over from the beginning of her ActiveRain membership.

Look who they brought with them! Rich Jacobson and Bob Stewart from ActiveRain and Blogging Bertha and TLW our sooo good looking blogger and the gun slinger from the lake!

Then in walked David Kucic, his wife Tonya, and Jay Oku (all from Hawaii), and right after Jeff Dowler and his lovely wife Kay! I hugged Jeff ....and it was as if the voice on the phone just came to life!

Rob Lang - Kansas (Lucky Lang's brother) had been traveling around the islands for a few and having a good ole time!  (here's his show Hawaii Active Rain Gathering Hosts Sally and Randy)

 

Matt Heaton (ActiveRain) and his wife Lydiacame in shortly after and after hearing everyone say Matt is a "quiet guy" I just couldn't see much of that. hehe. He was quite the social person once his wife Lydia got him warmed up. A sparkling and bubbly personality that wife of his and all around we all had wonderful conversations with this special couple.

They were planning on going to the Academy of Arts today...and hey....I just noticed...us three gals have the same color on in this picture. With Matt wearing green you'd think it was still the holidays. Hearty har har! 

 

 

 

Bob Stewart gulped one sampler "brew" and on his way to try four more different types of 'brews' that Gordon Biersche had to offer. He was sloshed by time he left with Rich Jacobson and their adoptive parents (more stories to come) and Blogging Bertha and TLW took off in separate directions.

It started to RAIN (we were on the covered lanai) and the story about that RAIN Randy will tell that tale in his upcoming sequel.

The other ActiveRain Members came in a little after we started and by time it was 9:30pm I was in my car headed home into the rainy night with exhaustion from  the anticipation and a sense of contentment for meeting a lot of my friends and making a few new ones from ActiveRain.

Marlene Bridges  and Lynda Eisenmann (California) I recognized immediately coming down the escalator. I called to them "Parrot Heads"!  And what a bunch of noise we're all making and I jumped up to meet them and squish ...hugs so hard. (I loved these hugs!)Marlene and I have conversed a few times on the phone and it was another....come to life situation through ActiveRain as well as meeting Lynda....we're planning a slumber party for 2009 :) 

We ate, they drank (Randy and I don't drink) and we picked biz cards for gift bags. Oh, and Randy and I made sure they all got "leid" (putting shell lei's around their necks and they came in) in Hawaii.

Jerry Bangerter Hawaii) Joeann Fossland- Arizona, Mario Trejo Romero - Arizona, Mary Pope -Handy and Kathleen Barnato - California were the last to come in.

Since Randy and a couple of others will be sharing their stories and the demise (or joy) of the Surprise ActiveRain Celebrities I'm going to end my story with this show:

 

 

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Kai Lani
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Sally,  Once again, many many thanks!   The party was spectacular.   Jerry
Jan 30, 2008 01:06 PM #77
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Roberta LaRocca
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Sally, It looks like it was a great time.  I enjoyed the video.
Jan 30, 2008 04:21 PM #78
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Randy Prothero
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As our ranks grow here locally, we should plan on a 2009 gathering for the local folks.  By then we should have enough members to have a good size group.

Jan 30, 2008 11:58 PM #79
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Jerry: Thanks Jerry..it was so nice meeting you!

Roberta: You're welcome...glad you enjoyed...it was so nice meeting everyone!

Randy: That sounds good...and any other member who wants to fly in  :)  Hey...Luau!  I'd like to do that next time...inside haha

Jan 31, 2008 04:13 AM #80
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Maria Borci
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Celeste. guau!!!!!!!!!!I am missing so much fun, when is next???
Jan 31, 2008 10:11 AM #81
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Maria: It took quite awhile to get these set up....so don't know when the next one is....will post it in the future :)
Jan 31, 2008 10:15 AM #82
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This was terrific Sally - the event AND the post and pics. What a terrific time. It was so much fun to meet you and Randy in person, and a bunch of other Rainers I've not met before (I think I now have PERSONALLY met over 60 AR members to date). I am working on my post - just did not have time with the CRS event. Stay tuned.

And many thanks to you and Randy for all your hard work to make this a most memorable event in Hawaii!!

Jeff

Jan 31, 2008 11:16 AM #83
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Thanks Jeff: That was the whole thing about this whole gathering. The meeting was the best part!  To be able to hug you all and talk to you face to face was such a wonderful gift! Until we meet again Jeff...Mahalo!
Jan 31, 2008 12:00 PM #84
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Sally- Thank you for sharing those wonderful warm and fun stories and photos. I look forward to meeting you too.
Jan 31, 2008 04:48 PM #85
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Katerina: Wonderful, wonderful moment of clarity ....to meet the ones I've blogged with for almost a year and talked to a few...and hugged them in person. It was....real.
Jan 31, 2008 04:56 PM #86
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Lydia Heaton
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Thank you so much for having us there Sally. I had a wonderful time and hope to make it out there again and do it all over.
Feb 03, 2008 03:50 PM #87
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Thanks for the photos - looks like it was a great day!
Feb 04, 2008 02:48 AM #88
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Lydia: I'm glad you got a chance to explore the island a little and meet some of us. We most certainly were honored to have ya there!  ....and I sure will look forward to next time too

Jeff: Thanks for dropping by jeff...it was wonderful!

Feb 04, 2008 02:51 AM #89
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Susie Blackmon
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How did I not know about this??  I enjoyed the Sell-A-Bration but didn't know about the gathering.  Hawaii is my home so I had lots of friends and family to see, but it would have been fun to meet you.  I also visited Hilo as I used to be the Controller for Lex Brodie's stores on the Big Island, and for the Honolulu stores in the 1990's - 2003.  Looks like a great time was had by all!

Aloha,


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Susie: Oh what fun! Randy and I both posted for a few months...and it was also featured...Too bad you didn't see it!
Feb 08, 2008 11:32 AM #91
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I like idea of an annual local gathering.  Possibly Susie and some of the neighbor islanders can join us.  We will have to figure a date that will give everyone an excuse to come together.

Feb 11, 2008 11:31 PM #92
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Randy: Susie's from N.C. But an annual one would be nice.
Feb 12, 2008 03:38 AM #93
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Wow I missed out. Even Lynda and Marlene attended up for my area! Very cool!
Feb 13, 2008 03:03 AM #94
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Tina: They weren't about to miss the opportunity to get together with people nationwide all in one place in Hawaii!
Feb 13, 2008 04:44 AM #95
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Okay...I had to comment so I could say that all the friends I've met along the way were wonderful connections and ....I love this place!

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