What we're about

We have been in existence for over 9 years, and we are one of the earliest established and one of the most successful Meetup groups in the greater Orlando area. If you use the Meetup formula of:
(# of members in a Meetup group) + (3 "times" the # of Meetups events the group has had), we are among the top 5 Meetup groups in Central Florida. We try to have 4 or 5 "well attended" Meetups a month.
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The "Original Goal" of this Southwest Orlando Social, Networking, & Travel Meetup group, was to have Meetups which are easily accessible to people who live or work in South Orlando, but now we have members from (and schedule events) in many parts of Central Florida.

Often, clicking on our Main Group Photo, will show you the "Group" and "Main" photos from most of our past Meetups. Otherwise, it will take you to the photos to our most recent Meetup.

We have many well attended events, ranging from our events at the Expedia CruiseShipCenters location right off Highway 528, to many other events like new openings of local attractions and restaurants. Other get togethers include dancing at Backstage Lounge, Bravo! Cucina Italiana, Vines Wine & Grill Bar, Tavern on the Lake, Cricketers Arms, bike rides on the West Orange trail, WMMO Free concerts in Downtown Orlando, annual charity events like "Motorcycles & Martinis", plus much more.

If you have a location you would like to showcase and set up a special event for our members please let us know.

We welcome both singles and couples to be a part of our group of friends to get out and enjoy diverse activities that allow us the opportunity to meet other people, make new friends and enjoy fun events together.
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If you want your profile to be approved for this group, do the following:
1. *POST A PHOTO OF YOURSELF* for your SW profile photo.
(Profile photos of just your pet, may be fine for (pet related) Meetup groups, but for this Meetup group, please have your SW profile photo be of yourself)

2. All new members are encouraged to fill out this SW group's profile questions.

3. Use a *REAL* Name.

(Meetup profiles with names of ex: "Mr Bean" or "Wonder Woman" won't be approved)
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Since May 2008, Over 75 Inactive members, and members with out photo's were removed. So you can be assured that only "Active" and "Legit" members are in this Meetup group. (ie: No anonymous members lurking)

Upcoming events (2)

Return to Cruising with Viking

Online event

Please join us virtually on April 22, 2021 as our guest, Darren Dolan with Viking shows you exquisite destinations with large expansive windows and the ability to dock in the heart of small towns.

Some of the most popular itineraries involve sailing Europe’s storied rivers with the award-winning Viking Longships, that offer a variety of stateroom categories and true (two-room) suites with full-size verandas.

So, join us as we explore the variety of voyages Viking is known for with their Ocean Cruises, River Cruises and their newest, the Mississippi River Cruises.

Please make sure to click the ZOOM link to actually register for this event and a separate email will be sent with instructions on how to join in.

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkdumgqjgrGdIJoqG8hmQJRVAzBufpmaY3

Can't wait to see you virtually!

Return to Cruising with Viking

Online event

Please join us virtually on April 22, 2021 as our guest, Darren Dolan with Viking shows you exquisite destinations with large expansive windows and the ability to dock in the heart of small towns.

Some of the most popular itineraries involve sailing Europe’s storied rivers with the award-winning Viking Longships, that offer a variety of stateroom categories and true (two-room) suites with full-size verandas.

So, join us as we explore the variety of voyages Viking is known for with their Ocean Cruises, River Cruises and their newest, the Mississippi River Cruises.

Please make sure to click the ZOOM link to actually register for this event and a separate email will be sent with instructions on how to join in.

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkdumgqjgrGdIJoqG8hmQJRVAzBufpmaY3

Can't wait to see you virtually!

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