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.
Aug 8-BOM-Red Rocks Cafe & Tequila Bar-Centreville, VA
Aug 21-Game Night-Bunco Under the Stars-SOLD OUT!
Sept 11-Picnic at Fort Hunt Park, Alexandria, VA-Save the date!
Oct 2-Horsebacking riding-Marriott Ranch
Oct 3-Arlington Cemetery Tour
Oct 11-17 Ocean City Beach Week
Oct 24-Hadestown-Kennedy Center
Dec 11-Christmas Party-Save the Date!
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MAKING THE BEST OF 2020/2021 WITH 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!
Current Activities: Hope everyone is enjoying the Summer heat. Several of us kicked off the season with a great kayak adventure on the Occuquan led by john Morrison. Weather was great, everyone returned safely and no water rescues required! Topped of the morning with a brunch at Madigan's.
Then, the following week, we gathered to invade the Fair Winds Brewery under the leadership of john Morrison. Sandy made sure, we were slowly able to take over real estate until we were the last patrons standing er...sitting while playing a game of "That's What She Said". Fagowees know a bit about closing up a bar. The Fagowees made our presence know at the dive bar, Alley Cat. We had a great crowd, who enjoyed good food & beverages. Check out the Events tabs for upcoming Bars of the Month.
Coming up, we have Horseback Riding, a theater night and the Fagowee 55th Anniversary picnic at Fort Hunt Park. We will have catered food, beverages and games for young & old. It's not to early to secure your room for Ocean City in October! Join us for a relaxing week, long weekend or Weekend at the Castle in the Sand. A one night deposit secures your room.
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 Meetup & Facebook does not ensure, you a spot. Click over to the events tab to see the latest upcoming events.
Meetings: The August meeting will be an in- person meeting at Glory Days Grill in Alexandria, VA.
Be sure to follow us on social media to get the latest Fagowee updates. See you in person on August 3rd!
HAVE YOU RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP?
-NO?-- DO IT NOW!
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING: August 3, 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".