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.
Feb 24, 2024-BOM-Lost Dog Cafe, Dunn Lorning, VA
Feb 26, 2024-Ottawa v. Capitals Game
March 15-BOM: The Celtic house Irish Pub-Arlington, VA
June 21-23-Float Trip
Sept 16-23-Ocean City, MD week
For more details, click here
Ski Trips & Beyond
Jan 26-Feb 4, 2024 Austrian Alps Trip
Feb 9-11, 2024-Canaan Valley, WV
Oct 17-27, 2024-Mediterranean Cruise
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2024 FAGOWEE FUN IN PHOTOS!
2023 FAGOWEE OF THE YEAR & THE UNSUNG HERO
Fagowee of the Year: Congratulations to Miriam Alonso. Miriam has become a very active member. Who has run the most awesome events for the club. She has taken us on some fun adventures including the White House and to 34th Street. Miriam is fabulous represent of what makes Fagowees fun. Congratulations on your well deserved award!
Unsung Hero: Congratulations to Stacy Hickman. This year's recipient is a another long time Fagowee who has contributes to the club on a monthly basis has our web master, when she is not skiing, working or travelling the world her real life. She manages to quietly keep the website updated and to handle the quirky issues that pop up. Plus, she occasionally runs an event or two. A well deserved award!
Hopefully, we can toast these well deserved award winners in person soon!
ATTENTION FAGOWEES: A Message from President John Morrison.
Greetings fellow Fagowees,
Happy March. Winter did arrive this year. Coming up are the nominations for Board of Directors, President and Vice President at the March & April meetings. This is your time to step up and volunteer to keep the club moving along. We always need new ideas, fresh perspectives to keep our club up and running.
We are having the monthly meeting in a NEW LOCATION: La Fiamma on Franconia Rd in Alexandria, VA in the Vito Room. They have a happy hour & bar food specials in the bar area. The meeting is in the back. Hope to see you at the new spot!
We had to great ski trips. First, a fun filled week in Austria with our January Fagowees of the Month: Nancy McMahon and Mary Ellen Feldcamp. Good snow & a fun time was had by all. Then, we had a fun weekend in Canaan with plenty of skiing and fun times playing games and going on adventures.
We are looking forward to wearing O'Green and the coming of Spring in March. Plus, we are looking forward to Summer fun.
Coming up Events:
March BOM: The Celtic House-Mar 15. Join us for St. Paddy's Day food and fun and a lot of Irish toasts!
Cruise the Mediterranean Oct 17- 27 with your fellow Fagowees on NCL. Contact Bill Steinhour for details. Spots are going fast.
Sign up for all these events via the website events page.
Fagowee Website Registrations: 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 or other means does not ensure, you a spot. So login, Click over to the events tab to see the latest upcoming events and register
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING: MARCH 5, 2024
La Fiamma Italian Kitchen, 6124 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA in Vito's Room(in the back).
Social time: 6-7:30pm in the bar. Meeting 7:30pm-till Bring a friend and come sign up for the trips & events.