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.
Feb 25-BOM: Greene Turtle-Alexandria, VA
Mar 11-BOM: Daniel O'Connell's Irish Pub-Alexandria, VA
Mar 29-NY Islanders v. Washington Capitals Hockey Game
April 16-Les Miserables-Kennedy Center
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Ski Trips & Beyond
January 3-13, 2023-Carribean Cruise -SOLD OUT
February 3-5, 2023-Canaan Valley, WV Weekend
March 3-10 BRSC Winterfest Lake Placid, NY-Wait List.
Sept 22-Oct 2, 2023-Oktoberfest-Munich/Berlin
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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 McIntire!
Well, the cruisers are back after another fun Fagowee cruise. Thanks to Sharon Blackwell for leading our motley crew on this adventure. All had a great time on excurisons, shopping and hanging together onboard for food, drink, entertainment and drink.
Also, thanks to John Morrison for leading our January Bar-of-the-Month at Ned Devine's.
The annual recruiting drive has begun. If you have friends or co-workers who are not yet members, encourage them to sign up. If, they join between Jan 1 and May 31, their membership will be good through May 2024.
Kennedy Center: Tim Gordon has secured tickets to Les Miserables at the Kennedy Center on April 16, 2023.
Capitals Hockey: Next game is March 29. NY Islanders vs. Capitals. Only 9 tickets left for the Devil's Backbone food & drink package for this game.
Canaan-Feb 3-5: Chris "Crash" Carlson has put together another great trip to Canaan. Participants need to be packing for this fantastic weekend of skiing, tubing, ice skating, hiking and partying.
Lake Placid: Mar 5-10: Join your fellow Fagowees and the BRSC for the annual Winterfest trip. Mike Stumpf is leading our group of Fagowees to this former two time Winter Olympic site. Always a good time with our BRSC friends. Check with Mike on space availability.
Octoberfest 2023-Sept 22-Oct 2: Lisa Vignerot has put together another fantastic package for Oktoberfest '23 including three days of fest tents in Munich, a side trip to Innsbruck, and 5 days in Berlin. Lisa is the Oktoberfest whisperer for the club. You will not be disappointed.
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.
Meetings: February 2023 meeting will be 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 Feb 7th.
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING: FEB 7, 2023
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.