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 Houlihan's located in the Springfield Hilton in Springfield, VA across from the Springfield Town Center. 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.
May 22-Paradise Springs Winery-Clifton, VA
June 1-Monthly Meeting at Glory Days Grill, Alexandria, VA
June 5-Dinner Night-Burton's Grill-Alexandria, VA
June 19 Kayaking at Penguin Point, Occoquan, VA
June 25-BOM- Fairwinds Brewery-Lorton, VA
July 17-BOM-Alley Cat Bar & Grill-Alexandria, VA
Aug 21-Game Night-Bunco Under the Stars-Save the date!
Sept 11-Picnic at Fort Hunt Park, Alexandria, VA-Save the date!
Oct 2, 2021-Horsebacking riding-details coming soon
Dec 11-Christmas Party-Save the Date!
For more details, click here
MAKING THE BEST OF COVID-19 WITH OUTDOOR FAGOWEE FUN!
2020 FAGOWEE(S) OF THE YEAR & THE UNSUNG HERO
Fagowee(s) of the Year: Congratulations to John & Sandy McIntire: From John "Sandy & I have humbly accepted the Fagowee of the Year award. Thanks to the board for this recognition. I am very happy that Sandy is finally getting the recognition that she deserves for the independent work she does for the club as well as all she does to support me in my role as I muddle my way through various decisions & attempts at writing these missives."
Unsung Hero: Congratulations to Stacy Hickman who continues to work tirelessly for the Club behind the scenes. This year, she has spent countless hours working on our new web hosting platform and completely revamping our Fagowee website.
Hopefully, we can toast these well deserved award winners in person soon!
ATTENTION FAGOWEES: A Message from President John McIntire !
Elections: Thank you to all who participated: We had another record turnout. Congrats to our newly elected Board member Lisa Keller and re-elected board members Mary Ellen Feldcamp, Sandy McIntire, John Morrison and VP Mike Stumpf. These folks will join returning board members Bill Steinhour, Sharon Blackwell and Chris Carlson. Lastly, I am humbled, once again, to be re-elected as your President for another year. All 5 By-laws amendments passed and we will be updating the newly amended bylaws in early June.
Current Activities: Summer is around the corner AND we have events!! WE are returning to IN PERSON meetings. Now that the mask mandates are lifting, we will be able to see your smiling faces. The June 5th-A dinner night at Burton's Bar & Grill in Alexandria is quickly filling up. Then, June 19th, we're Kayaking at Penguin Point. Future events include Fairwinds Brewery and Alley Cat Bars of the Month, BUNCO under the stars, a picnic at Fort Hunt Park, Horseback riding at Marriott Ranch and theater nights at the Kennedy Center. Click over to the events tab to see the latest details for upcoming events.
Meetings: The June meeting will be an in- person meeting at Glory Days Grill in Alexandria, VA. The status of our usual meeting location Houlihan's is still unknown. We plan on keeping the Zoom connection as well to serve those who do not yet feel comfortable congregating and for those who are joining from remote locations.
Be sure to follow us on social media to get the latest Fagowee updates. See you in person on June 1st!
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING: June 1, 2021 will be in person!!!
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.
Election Night Results
Thank you to Mary Sloper our Election Chairperson for all her hard work coordinating the Election. Thank you to everyone who voted in the election.
Congratulations to the Election Night Winners:
Vice President-Michael Stumpf
Board members(2 year terms)-Mary Ellen Feldcamp, Sandy McIntire and John Morrison.
Board members (1 year term)-Lisa Keller
Returning Board members for 2021-2022: Sharon Blackwell, Chris Carlson and Bill Steinhour
All 5 Proposed Amendments to the Fagowee Bylaws were approved with a clear majority of the members voting "YES".