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.
July22 - Bar of the Month-Wait list Only
Aug 22 - Bunco Under The Stars-Waitlist Only
Sept 4-7 - Ocean City Weekend-Spaces still available
Oct 17 - Horseback Riding
Dec 19 - Christmas Party
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ATTENTION FAGOWEES: A Message from President John McIntire
Current Cancellations: Unfortunately, due to COVID, we are still somewhat limited in our offerings. Those that are on the calendar are all outdoor activities which should help in limiting exposure. However, I still implore everyone to be respectful and do your best to protect your fellow tribe members by keeping your distance or wearing masks when social distancing is not possible.
Meetings: We had our first experiences using Zoom for our June membership meeting and board meeting and it worked well. We were able to handle all normal meeting business and still allow time for everyone to chat and catch up with each other. We will conduct our July 7th general membership meeting via Zoom. We will open the meeting at 7:00pm to allow for chatting and any technical difficulty. We will conduct the "official" meeting at 7:30pm. Feel free to join in at any time. Be sure to follow us on social media to get the latest updates.
Renewals: If you have not renewed your membership Act now so you not forget! You will be dropped in August.
Be safe and take care of yourself. We will get through this together. Don't hide away and don't shy away from Zoom. Try it...you'll like it! See you virtually on July 7.
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING: July 7, 2020 will be virtual
Social time: 7-7:30pm Meeting Time: 7:30pm
Details will be emailed to the membership
Election Night Results
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Annual Election night was using electronic ballots. We had a full slate of candidates. Thank you to Mary Sloper and her election team. Congratulations to your new Board of Directors:
President: John Mcintire Vice President: Michael Stumpf Board(2 year terms): Sharon Blackwell, Chris Carlson, Bill Steinhour Board(1 year term): Mary Ellen Feldcamp Remaining on the Board: Sandy Mcintire, John Morrison, Mike Sloper(Each in the 2nd year of a 2 year term)