A few other San Diego investors and I organize a free monthly meetup for local BP members at a different active investment property (flips, BRRRR's, development, & others) each month.
(To View Upcoming Event Details, please visit: http://ke1830.wixsite.com/sd-rei-meetup)
It has been a great way to put a face to, and further network with, such a strong online community. We have been holding the events each month since January 2016 and have had anywhere from 25-70 attendees per meetup.
We have received incredible feedback from those who stopped by thus far regarding the unique, first-hand insight on how others are making REI work within our market.
We have an event the last (or second to last) Saturday of every month, so please don't hesitate to shoot me over a colleague request/PM if you're interested in attending or hosting!
Happy to help answer any questions you may have!