Tarpon Springs Florida Meet Up Today Had Perfect Weather!

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!


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Comments (29)

Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

BarbarJo  glad you had good weather and a big turn out

Aug 21, 2013 07:33 AM
Petra Norris
Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc. - Lakeland, FL
Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale

Barbara - great to be there, I'm sorry I wasn't talking all that much, had a terrible headache.  I wouldn't want to miss this for the world, looking forward to the next one - thank you for organizing :)

Aug 21, 2013 07:55 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Barbara Jo. You certainly did a fine job of covering your Meetup in Tarpon Springs. Lots of nice photos and a wonderful video too. You certainly had some very nice weather for the meeting, and so many familiar faces too.

Aug 21, 2013 08:33 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Barbara-Jo,

What a great turnout - and it is easy to see that eveyrone had a fabulous time!

Aug 21, 2013 09:15 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Barbara-Jo, It looks like the weather did cooperate.  What a beautiful day. You had a good turn-out too. Love the video and photos. May it never change unless it just gets better! 

Aug 21, 2013 09:18 AM
Christine O'Shea
Christine E O'Shea Broker - Naples, FL
Barbara Jo, it looks like a fun meet up and you have gotten quite good with the videos,
Aug 21, 2013 10:40 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Barbara-Jo, it is great to read about ActiveRain Meet-ups and see so many Rain friends.  Thanks for sharing the photos.

Aug 21, 2013 10:52 AM
Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist

Great job of covering the event and I will remember my camera for tomorrow and I will do my first VIDEO BLOG as i expect over 30 and I hope closer to 50 tomorrow. 


Aug 21, 2013 11:32 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Barbara Jo,

 Sounds like a great meet up! It is obvious this was a great success! I hope you are having a great week.

Ps I just noticed you re-blogged my blog thanks for your continued support!

Aug 21, 2013 11:55 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Awesome meetup and what a great post about everyone who attended (and didn't).  Wish I could have been there to meet y'all!

Aug 21, 2013 01:58 PM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional
Hi Barbara Jo, I had seen Toni's post and the photos of all you are just great and glad you all had a wonderful time.
Aug 21, 2013 04:43 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Barbara Jo how fun I loved all the pictures and the post, FYI I have never been to a Meet Up, I always had business from out of State or Out of Country buyers...so I always wished we had more meet up's:))

Aug 21, 2013 04:47 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

How fabulous to see so many that attended your meet up. Will be attending one later today and looking forward to seeing old friends and making some new ones.

Aug 21, 2013 07:25 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have to agree with Kerri, you have some great pictures here, Barbara-Jo.  Looks like everyone had a wonderful time.

Aug 21, 2013 09:45 PM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Hey, let's do it again today! That was fun and good to see everyone.

Aug 21, 2013 10:53 PM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Yes, it was a blast and we don't do these often enough! I love seeing all of my ActiveRain friends!!!!!

Aug 21, 2013 11:13 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Barbara-Jo, you guys DID have a large meet-up, and know most everyone there.  Sure would have been fun to meet you all in person.

Aug 22, 2013 12:17 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
Fabulous group. These are some of the best of the best. I know you all had a great time and can't wait to do it again.
Aug 22, 2013 10:36 AM
Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i

Hi Barbara Jo. It is a fabulous group. I wish I attended.

Aug 28, 2013 04:35 PM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

We missed you, Lana. Hope to see you next time.

Aug 28, 2013 10:40 PM