It was fantastic meeting both Chris and Dave at this past week's REI meeting. I have already met Jean in person and we have shared some great ideas with each other. It makes it seem so much more real when you connect ideas and support with an actual person.
I think it would be excellent to have a RI meeting monthly, or even bi-weekly, so we can bounce ideas off each other and help in any way possible. Maybe even pool resources to get some deals together.