ActiveRain MeetUp At Ozona Blue In Ozona Florida - 14 Showed Up

Our ActiveRain MeetUp yesterday in Ozona Florida at Ozona Blue Grill was fantastic with 14 people attending! Somewhat short of the 20 that said they would be there, I want to thank those who took the time to let me know that they could not make it after-all.

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It was a chance for me to let my daughter, Corinna, see how ActiveRain MeetUps work! She has one more chapter of the pre-licensing class to take before she takes the pre-licensing exam. So she will not only be a Realtor soon, but also a new member of ActiveRain.

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The sun was shining and many of our usual Rainers made the trip for lunch right on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Kwee Huset was there all the way from Venice with her husband Andy and Beth Atalay came down from Clermont. Both of these towns are a good hour's drive away! That is called MeetUp dedication!

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Naturally, Jeanne Gavish, Toni and Craig Wiedman, Katrina Madewell, Kelly Dixon, Fred Hernden and I were there as always. In addition, Tony Anderson made it this time. We have had business dealings before but this was his very first MeetUp!!!! Yay Tony! As a matter of fact, Mark Zubek was also a first timer at our MeetUp. I had never met Mark before but I have a funny feeling we are going to see a lot of him in the future. Stephanie Joines was back for her second MeetUp, which was wonderful!

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We had a picture perfect day with temperatures in the low 80s. That is December in Florida and why we were outside next to the pool at Ozona Blue. One thing that was great was having our end of the year MeetUp early enough that so many could indeed attend before the craziness of the end of the year sweeps us up in hectic circles.

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Thanks again to all who came and to those who missed it, I sincerely hope you make it to the next one in 2014. It was a great year Rainers, may 2014 be even better, with more large MeetUps!!!! And thanks, Kerrie, for letting us have it early!

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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Hi Barbara-Jo, another great group that came together.  Sorry I missed it this time. 

Dec 04, 2013 07:11 AM #1
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Barbara-Jo, that is a fantastic group. 14 people shows that the Rainers make a real effort to network and be together. Your daughter is going to be a wonderful asset. 



Dec 04, 2013 07:21 AM #2
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Excellent turn out for your meet-up and a great group of people too. Wonderful success. 

Dec 04, 2013 09:14 AM #3
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Barbara, sounds like a great event by the pool for the Florida Meet-Up.  You are lucky to live and work in area with other Rain members.  Till next time...

Dec 04, 2013 10:47 AM #4
Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist

Very nice to see so many turned out for your meetup.  Congrats on what could be the largest meetup. 

Dec 04, 2013 12:30 PM #5
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Barbara Jo, Congratulations on a wonderful and successful meet-up. I am suggesting this for feature. Great Job!

Dec 04, 2013 01:48 PM #6
Katrina Madewell
Charles Rutenberg Rlty- More than 5,000 agents(813) 777-1196 - Tampa, FL
Tampa FL Homes for sale | Tampa Bay - (813) 777-1196

Thanks for the invite as always and a big thanks to Fred for the reminder!   Great place, would love to do a new place every time.  It was great to meet Corina, what a beautiful sweet daughter you have.   I like her very much, she has a good spirit and gives off a warm vibe!


Dec 04, 2013 02:14 PM #7
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Oh what fun, 14 is still a good number of folks that participated. I have two meet ups coming up, one later today and one on Friday. Looks forward to both.

Dec 04, 2013 06:04 PM #8
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Wow, Barbara-Jo, great meet-up.  Thanks for the pictures.

Dec 04, 2013 08:58 PM #9
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Wow Barbara Jo...14 that is a really amazing showing. Very nice to see so many dedicated rainers.

Dec 04, 2013 11:45 PM #10
Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque area Master Inspector

I swear... this group is getting better looking every time we get together! If we keep it up.... 

Good to see everyone, and good to meet your daughter. She has a great mentor!

Dec 05, 2013 12:05 AM #11
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Barbara Jo, 

Another successful meetup by you folks in Dunedin with 14 folks showing up which is a huge number in my mind. 

Dec 05, 2013 01:54 AM #12
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

thank you for all of the comments on our MeetUp in Ozona Florida.

Dec 05, 2013 04:42 AM #13
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

There you all are....sitting December... :)

What a great turnout, lovely pics, thanks for hosting Barb!

Dec 05, 2013 04:42 AM #14
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

I love to host, Kerrie, you know that by the way, we had to turn on the air conditioning this afternoon here!!!!

Dec 05, 2013 04:51 AM #15
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate


Barbara-Jo, You did have a great turn out.  I still can’t get over it being in the low 80’s. It is real dedication when Rainers drive an hour or more to attend a meet-up.  We have that kind of dedication in the bay area as well.


Dec 05, 2013 08:33 AM #16
Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i

Hi Barbara Jo. I am sorry I missed it. I see a few people I met. Looks like a great turn out.

Dec 05, 2013 04:55 PM #17
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

What a great turnout, and weather looks perfect.   With so many of my favorite FL bloggers, sure wish I could have gone.

Dec 06, 2013 12:06 AM #18
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

MeetUps are always so much fun! I love them!!!!

Dec 06, 2013 06:15 AM #19
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