Let’s Build This Together

The Big Dream

Imagine this: you’ve just arrived at the base of a mountain in a country three flights away. It’s cold, snowy, and you’re all alone. Fifty feet away you notice a small group of locals waving at you and calling your name. A few dozen steps toward each other and you’re giving hugs to the entire group.

They’re excited to meet you! After all, you’ve been talking on Gociety for the past month, and today they’re going to show you around their corner of the world. You’ve been dreaming of this adventure for weeks and can’t wait to start snapping photos. But, right now, it’s time to explore.

That is the vision for Gociety: that one day, we will grow to become a global community of likeminded individuals with common values, coming together to experience life in the outdoors. Gociety members will travel the world – and in their own backyard –  in order to meet other members who share their passion for being active.

Sound awesome? We think so, too, and it’s our mission to make that dream a reality. In fact, we’re already on the way there.

But we need your help to get the job done. And I, as the founder of this little company with big dreams, need your help. I’ve met many of you out on the trails and in the mountains, and each encounter is a reminder of the good feelings had from stepping outside my comfort zone and trying something new.

It has made me a better person, and I want to bring that feeling to people around the world. I have seen first hand the incredible things that can happen when people get together in pursuit of adventure, and I have seen the world become a little bit brighter as a result.

10,000 Strong

In the past twelve months, more than 10,000 of you have joined Gociety, and many thousands have embarked on adventures together both large and small. To those 10,000, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are the early adopters of this movement and you have convinced me that the Gociety mission is one worth pursuing.

In the next twelve months, I believe our growing community has the potential to become a worldwide force for positive change; and as members, you’ll be influencing others to lead healthier, happier, more active lifestyles. You’ll be reaping the benefits of a socially adventurous person who would rather try something new than stay inside and surf the web.

So I come to you with a proposal: if you lend me a helping hand, then I promise to do what it takes to bring Gociety’s mission – and the positive social lifestyle we promote – to people around the world.

Let’s Build This Together

Together we can be a force for positive change:

1. First and foremost, be committed to both the outdoors and to each other. Respect your outdoor playgrounds and the people you encounter, and lead others by setting a good example. If you choose to put out positivity, don’t be surprised if it comes back to you in a big way.

2. Participate! Become a closer part of the Gociety community by starting or joining a plan, asking questions, and sending us feedback on how we could make your experience better, both online and off.

3. Invite your friends: every new signup is a vote in favor of our mission, and a personal referral to your friends is the highest honor we can receive.

There are not many chances to try and change the world. I believe that this is one of them. I hope you will take this opportunity to join the Gociety community on our quest to make the world a better place.

See you out there!

-Alex Witkowicz
Founder & CEO, Gociety
January 2015