In May of 2013, I organized my first Seattle Ricochet Meetup, a physical meeting of Ricochet members, around a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar held in Seattle. Ricochet members are always up for a meeting, and many Seattle members support Hillsdale College. I posted an invitation on the Member Feed, and asked for advance notice so I could plan dinner at the seminar hotel. We stayed at the Seattle Sheraton for the seminar, and I got ahold of the restaurant, the Daily Grill. They were happy to accommodate us, so the dinner was scheduled.
This dinner was a rousing success. By the end of the evening, we had 18 members, and a Hillsdale Professor. We had a beautiful private room, with waitstaff very attentive, and excellent food. One member brought her three children with her, and they were very well-behaved. We all enjoyed cooing over the new baby, too. People who only knew each other online, now met in person. We Ricochet members all know that we have the most important things in common, and everyone had a great time, with stimulating conversation all around. No one wanted to leave. Here’s video I took that night.