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.
Sept 11-Picnic at Fort Hunt Park, Alexandria, VA
Sept 17-BOM: Crystal City Sports Pub
Oct 1-Oktoberfest Dinner Night
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-Details coming soon.
For more details, click here
Feb 4-6, 2022-Canaan Valley Weekend Details coming soon
Feb 18-26, 2022-BRSC Mix Solden, Austria
March 6-11, 2022-BRSC Jay Peak, VT trip. Details coming soon
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: We've had a busy Summer with our activities including another successful BOM at red Rocks Cafe. We've got sign up deadlines coming up for the 55th Anniversary Picnic, September BOM at Crystal City sports Pub plus our October trifecta weekend of Oktoberfest Dinner, Horseback Riding and Arlington Cemetery tour. Check out the events tab for all our upcoming events.
Ocean City is selling out fast. We've nearly sold out our reserve block of rooms, if you want to go, don't want, Call Patricia at the Castle in the Sand to reserve your room. In addition, We are returning to the Kennedy Center for the Tony award winning musical Hadestown on Oct 24. reserve your seat now!
NOTE: 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 does not ensure, you a spot. Click over to the events tab to see the latest upcoming events.
Meetings: The September 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. Happy Labor Day! See you in person on September 7th.
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING: September 7, 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".