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.
Jan 5, 2021-Virtual monthly meeting
Jan 14-Virtual Game Night-Details TBD
January 2021 Cruise officially postponed to January 2022.
February 2021 BRSC Telluride Trip has been canceled due to COVID.
March 2021 BRSC ski trip to Jay Peak, VT has been postponed until March 2022.
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MAKING THE BEST OF COVID-19 WITH OUTDOOR FAGOWEE FUN!
ATTENTION FAGOWEES: A Message from President John McIntire
Current Activities: Sadly, COVID is continuing causing cancelation and postponement of various 2021 trips with the latest being the BRSC Telluride, CO trip. We are still working on planning our long term calendar including the Annual Float trip. The club is unwilling to put our members at risk with indoor activities and the colder weather is such to limiting our ability to put on indoor & some outdoor activities. We are continuing to look at options for events that would be safe to hold during the winter months. Member suggestions are welcome and encouraged. Please keep checking back to see our list of offerings.
COVID Safety: We are continuing to being has cautious has we can as we continue to offer club activities through the Winter. As part of that caution, we are going to start temperature checks at all events. Please do your part and use masks when indoors, practice social distancing and if you are not 100% well, STAY HOME.
Meetings: We will continue using Zoom for our monthly membership meeting and board meeting, since the status of Houlihan's is unknown. and the COVID restrictions are shifting every two weeks. We are in the process of locating an alternative meeting site. We are handling all normal meeting business and allowing social time for everyone to chat and catch up with each other using zoom to bring the club together virtually. We will conduct the January 5th 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. Please continue to be safe and take care of yourself. We will get through this together. See you virtually on January 5th!
Wishing all Fagowees and friends Happy Holidays and looking forward to seeing everyone in 2021! Happy New Year.
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING: JANUARY 5, 2021 will be virtual
Social time: 7-7:30pm Meeting Time: 7:30pm
Details will be emailed to the membership and located under meetings.
Bunco Game Night Results
Thank you to Mike & Mary Sloper for a fabulous night under the stars playing Bunco & having a some laughs. Congratulations to the Bunco Game Night Winners:
Overall Winner-Manny Raffaele
Second Place-Sandy McIntire
Third Place-Chris Carlson
50/50 Winner-Mary Sloper
Most Buncos-Tessa Flotz
Loser of Most Bunco Games-Sharon Swerdferger