The Tarpon Springs Florida Meet Up today had perfect weather!
We sat out on the deck near beautiful Lake Tarpon at the Tarpon Turtle and enjoyed a picture perfect day, meeting with old and new friends. Chris and Dick Dovorany drove all the way up from Naples to be at this MeetUp. They arrived last night in Safety Harbor and spent the night with Chris' sister, Terri Wiessner.
Years ago, when I was a teacher, Terri and I worked together. Terri was also a Realtor about 30 years ago. It was through my praising ActiveRain when Terri and I would meet that her sister Chris ended up joining our ActiveRain family.
It was great meeting Chris and Dick for the first time. Also at this MeetUp for the first time was Frank Laisch, who was so gracious as to treat me to lunch today! Thank you, Frank!
Whenever I have a client in need of homeowner's insurance or flood insurance, I sent them to Frank for a quote. It is great being able to work with another member of our ActiveRain family and know that my clients are in good hands with all of their insurance needs.
Also on hand were many of the group that show up for all of our MeetUps: Toni and Craig Weidman, who are generally the first to respond that they will be attending, Silvia Dukes, Petra Norris was on hand again from Lakeland, Fred Hernden was there as well to represent local home inspectors and, of course, Steven Pahl who drives over for these events from Tampa.
There were eleven of us there and nine people who said they would be there but were unable to make it at the last minute. Glenn Fricke, Jeanne Gavish and Kelly Dixon had to cancel due to other committments. We missed the three of you as well as Kwee, who is usually at our MeetUps! Hope to see all of you at the next one!
It was, as always, a great group! Thank you to everybody that came and those that contacted me to cancel. I love getting together and discussing our business and blogging with all of you!!!! That is what makes ActiveRain so special. May it never change!