|Sent on:||Friday, June 29, 2012 1:37 PM|
35UP! has officially reached over 5,000 members! We are the largest meetup social group in Atlanta and possibly the South. Thank you to all of our members and organizers for hitting this milestone.
I took over 35UP! in September of 2009 when there were approximately 700 members and no scheduled meetups. My first meetup was a Kennesaw Mountain hike where 3 awesome people stepped up to help me organize this group and make it what it is today. Thank you to Bob, Cathy, and Fran - you guys have been awesome organizers, friends, and leaders. We all held the same beliefs and core values that it was our responsibility as the Leadership Team of 35UP! to make sure that all our members felt comfortable, met people, made friends, and had fun at all of our events.
So in less than 3 years we have hit 5000 members. This is without advertising, and without charging fees, but by growing through word of mouth and having lots of fun. Many others have stepped up to join our Leadership Team and help our group grow and present a variety of meetups, so there is something for everyone. So thank you to all our leaders both new and old, without you, our growth would not be possible.
And thank you members! Thank you for your kind words over the years, for your bright smiles, and for your fun and friendship. You are what makes 35UP! the best social group in Atlanta.
Sincerely and with love and appreciation,