The Washington, DC Fagowees are Dedicated to Having Fun!
The Fagowees offer trips and events year around for skiers and non-skiers who want to make new friends and enjoy the advantages and championship of group travel. While our members enjoy skiing, we really enjoy traveling with like minded folks who just want to have a good time while exploring new places and adventures.
Why the Name Fagowees?
Dutch Mueller, our founder, started the ball rolling in 1966. He was in the business of selling F-U-N at the Hecht Company Ski Shop. He had the opportunity to start his own ski club for "publicity" reasons and after several meetings in local pubs with like minded individuals a ski club was born. In order to standout in the sea of 106 local ski clubs, an unique name had to be found. Dutch had used the Fagowee name back in California for a defunct social club and some suggested the Fagowees return. So Fun And Games On Weekends Especially Skiingwas born.
The club is open to the general public. Anyone 21 years of age and older can join the club.
The club holds monthly meetings, the first Tuesday of every month at local watering hole. You do not have to be a member to attend the meetings. Upcoming meetings are listed on the meetings page.
Membership Has Benefits
Club members also enjoy the benefits of membership in the Blue Ridge Ski Council and the National Ski Council Federation. Our members can participate on ski and other trips "sanctioned" by other BRSC member clubs without having to join other clubs. this gives our members access to a wide range of trips to choose from.
July 16-BOM-Ornery Brewing-Fairfax City, VA
July 10-To Kill A Mockingbird-Kennedy Center
July 23-Kayaking on the Occoquan
Aug 20-Bunco Under the Stars-Game Night
Sept 19-26-Ocean City Week/Weekend
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2022 FAGOWEE FUN IN PHOTOS!
2021 FAGOWEE(S) OF THE YEAR & THE UNSUNG HERO
Fagowee(s) of the Year: Congratulations to John Morrison. John and his wife, Marilyn, joined the tribe in 2015 after learning the Fagowees were cruising the Mediterranean in 2016. john jumped into the club immediately and started running activities and offering a helping hand wherever needed. John became our Activities Coordinator and Bar of the Month guru. Congratulations on your well deserved award!
Unsung Hero: Congratulations to Chris Carlson. This year's recipient is a long term Fagowee who has contributed much to the club both in front and behind the scenes. most of you know Chris "Crash" Carlson as our fearless leader of Canaan and other trips. But, this is for her contributions has our long running newsletter editor. What most don't see is the effort to wrangle all of the pieces out of the rip leaders, club President and others every month: and then to put it all together into a polished final project, in a timely manner. A well deserved award!
Hopefully, we can toast these well deserved award winners in person soon!
ATTENTION FAGOWEES: A Message from President John McIntire!
Welcome to the dog days of Summer. A short and sweet message this month.
First event on the agenda is July 10th for "To Kill a Mockingbird" at the Kennedy Center. Tickets are already locked down but check with Tim Gordon in case of last minute cancellations.
On July 16th try to make the Bar of the Month at Ornery Brewing. Then on July 23rd join John Morrison and the rest of us water lovers for Kayaking on the Occoquan. It's always a great time relaxing on the river, followed by lunch on the town.
August 20th is our annual Bunco Under the Stars. Be sure to register early before our max quota is met.
We are still trying to pull together a float trip in August. Sign ups are going well for the Ocean City week/weekend at Castle in the Sand. We have the same oceanfront accommodations as last year. If you want to guarantee your choice of floors, call Patricia at the hotel to book and sign up on the Fagowee website to pay the party fee. Read the newsletter article for all the details.
Have a safe & happy 4th of July!!
NOTE: Some events have limited availability, so if you can't make it, please make sure you cancel your registration, so another can take your place. RSVPing via Facebook does not ensure, you a spot. Click over to the events tab to see the latest upcoming events.
Meetings: The July 2022 meeting will be at Glory Days Grill in Alexandria, VA. Come join us
Be sure to follow us on social media to get the latest Fagowee updates and if you haven't paid your dues, climb out from under that rock and please do it! See you in person on July 5th.
Election Results from the May Meeting:
President-John McIntire Vice President-John Morrison Board of Directors(2 year term) Miriam Alonso Chris Carlson Fred Krambeck Board of Directors(1 year term) Bill Steinhour Molly Stumpf
Mary Ellen Feldcamp and Sandy Mcintire are finishing up the second year of their 2 year terms.
Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Board of Directors.
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING: JULY 5, 2022
Doors Open: 6:00pm Social time: 6-7:30pm Meeting Time: 7:30-8:30pm
Location: Glory Days Grill, 3141 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314.