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.
Dec 9-White House Tour-SOLD OUT
Dec 15-Christmas Party-PJ Skiddo's
Dec 17-Miracle on 34th Street.-Toby's-Columbia, MD
Jan 7, 2024-Frozen The Musical-Kennedy Center
Jan 21, 2024-BOM: Quarry House Tavern, Silver Spring, MD
Feb 26, 2024-Ottawa v. Capitals Game
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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2023 FAGOWEE FUN IN PHOTOS!
2022 FAGOWEE OF THE YEAR & THE UNSUNG HERO
Fagowee of the Year: Congratulations to Chris Carlson. This year's recipient is a long time Fagowee who has contributed much to the club Most of you know Chris "Crash" Carlson as our fearless leader of Canaan and has our long running newsletter editor. She is always willing to step up and represent the club. Congratulations on your well deserved award!
Unsung Hero: Congratulations to Regina Meade This year's recipient is a another long time Fagowee who has contributes to the club on a monthly basis has our secretary, when she is not horsing around for the club or in her real life. She manages to make the BOD meeting monthly ramblings make sense and quietly helps on the events, she attends or runs. 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,
We are entering that special time of the year when the air turns frosty and we can enjoy decorating for the holidays. Gathering families together, connecting with folks that we may not have seen for a while and creating new memories. Wonderful!
NOTE: We are having the monthly meeting in a NEW LOCATION this month. la Fiamma on Franconia Rd in Alexandria, VA in the Vito Room in the back. come out and let us know what you think of the new spot!
A jam packed December starts our many great events coming up for the Winter.
Coming up Events:
Christmas Party-Dec 15-Don't delay, sign up for the fabulous party at P.J. Skiddos. Sign up Deadline: Dec 5th
Dinner Theater-Miracle on 34th St.-Dec 17-We are going back to Toby's for a holiday Brunch & a show. Looking forward to getting into the spirit of the season.
Frozen:The Musical-Jan 7 at the Kennedy Center. Contact: Tim Gordon for tickets.
Jan BOM: Quarry House Tavern-Jan 21 join us for Happy Hour & a little trivia.
Jan 26-Feb 4-Austrian Alps adventure. See details under events.
Canaan Valley-Feb 9-11-Come ski West Virginia with your fellow Fagowees. Sign up deadline is Dec 20, 2023.
Cruise the Mediterranean Oct 17-27 with your fellow Fagowees on NCL. contact Bill Steinhour for details.
Sign up for all these events via the website events page.
Thank you to all our trip leaders who ran our Fall events. Good times horseback riding, socializing, playing bingo and cheering on the Capitals. We're closing out the year in strong style and 2024 already several events approved and more to come. Happy Holidays!
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: DECEMBER 5, 2023
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.