Florida Get Together or Lawn care rodeo??

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Ric, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yo Florida boys.

    Just Thinking??? How about a Florida Lawnsite Get together??? I am thinking we might have to have several since the state is over 300 miles long. Maybe even some sponsors could kick in to help out. Orlando might be the most centrally located but I think more along the lines of more local get together or Picnic type party. This actually might be a good opportunity for a sponsor to educate the Unwashed Masses I am part of. BTW I am thinking Late Oct or Nov until say April or May when is cooler and less work load. Also it might give those snow bird Yankee Losers an opportunity to see how it is done Florida style.


    In Edit

    A sponsor might offer some Free CEU's as part of the Deal. This would give more people a reason to come. I was a CEU provider at one time and the process is not hard to get aprroved.



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  2. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    Sounds good. I'll meet you tomorrow for coffee
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  3. CkLandscapingOrlando

    CkLandscapingOrlando LawnSite Senior Member
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    I would likely be open for it long as it's in the slower months like you was thinking. Do any of ya'll go to the fnats show?
     
  4. gsaunders5

    gsaunders5 LawnSite Member
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    Sounds good to me, great idea. Orlando would be good central location.
     
  5. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Chuck

    Yep the Fl Nursery Growers Assoc show at the convention center in always interesting and informative. However it might be too early in the season since it is Sept 29 to Oct 1.

    http://www.fngla.org/

    http://www.fngla.org/news/archive/2011/012511-tpie-PR.htm

    For the southern most part of Florida TIPE (Tropical Plant Industry Expo) show in Ft Liquiordale in January 25th might be good get together. However in both cases the City in large and finding a place to get together might be hard.

    But then those who want to go to these shows can make arrangement to meet at the entrance
     
  6. Ric

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    I am thinking more localized Picnics for maybe the Sarsota to Ft Myers group. Maybe even Tampa to Ft Myer and meet on Venice Beach or Nokomis beach with the sky blue water.

    Of course the same for other sections of Florida.

    Winter brings a lot of Snow Bird LCO to Florida who might enjoy seeing how we do it. I am sure many of them head to the Orlando area.

    BTW I willing to meet at the FGNA in Orlando at the end of the month.
     
  7. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
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    How about a game of golf and lunch out in Orlando?
     
  8. gsaunders5

    gsaunders5 LawnSite Member
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    Ric
    I live on the beach on The Esplanade North. On the North Side of the North Jetty they have all of those Picnic tables, Restrooms, etc. right on the beach, done know if they can be reserved, I think first come.
     
  9. Ric

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    That sounds perfect for what I am thinking. There should Bar B Q pits also. A few burgers and a little BYBO should make a fun afternoon. Plus it is about in the middle of the Gulf coast so people from Tampa to Naples could drive about an hour to get there. Add in some of the clearest blue water in Florida and the fact the water is about bath temperature in Late Sept.
     
  10. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Seems like a great idea.... I would vote for the November Time Frame. GIE will be in late October correct? So after that shortly maybe?
     

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