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.
Aug 6-BOM: Harbour Grille-Woodbridge, VA
Aug 10-Wednesday Mini Golf-Rudy's Golf
Aug 20-Bunco Under the Stars-Game Night-Wait list Only.
Sept 18-Marlins v. Nationals Baseball Game
Sept 19-26-Ocean City Week/Weekend
Oct 15-Horseback Riding-Marriott Ranch
Oct 22-Fredericksburg Ghost Tour
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Working on 2022-2023 Season.
January 3-13, 2023-Carribean Cruise
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2022 FAGOWEE FUN IN PHOTOS!
2021 FAGOWEE(S) OF THE YEAR & THE UNSUNG HERO
Fagowee(s) of the Year: Congratulations to John Morrison. John and his wife, Marilyn, joined the tribe in 2015 after learning the Fagowees were cruising the Mediterranean in 2016. john jumped into the club immediately and started running activities and offering a helping hand wherever needed. John became our Activities Coordinator and Bar of the Month guru. Congratulations on your well deserved award!
Unsung Hero: Congratulations to Chris Carlson. This year's recipient is a long term Fagowee who has contributed much to the club both in front and behind the scenes. most of you know Chris "Crash" Carlson as our fearless leader of Canaan and other trips. But, this is for her contributions has our long running newsletter editor. What most don't see is the effort to wrangle all of the pieces out of the rip leaders, club President and others every month: and then to put it all together into a polished final project, in a timely manner. A well deserved award!
Hopefully, we can toast these well deserved award winners in person soon!
ATTENTION FAGOWEES: A Message from President John McIntire!
It's time for more fun summer Fagowee events. We have some new ones on the calendar. check 'em out and sign up now. Several have limit on participants, so reserve early to save your spot.
Many thanks to Tim Gordon for securing Kennedy Center tickets for "To Kill a Mockingbird" last month. 45 of us attended and the performance was excellent, as usual. Also, thanks to John Morrison for his leadership at the Bar-of-the-Month at Ornery Brewing and the Kayaking adventure on the Occoquan. John continues to work tirelessly organizing and leading multiple events for the club.
On August 6th join us at the Bar of the Month at Harbour Grille on the Occoguan. A fun place with outdoor seating, Tiki Bar, and live entertainment. Sign up on line.
Then, Weds, August 10 join Stacy Hickman for an evening of Mini Golf at Rudy's in Alexandria, VA. This event has limited attendance, so RSVP early.
August 20th is our annual Bunco Under the Stars at the Sloper's This event is currently wait list only.
Sign ups are strong for the Ocean City week/weekend at Castle in the Sand. Read the the event details in the newsletter and pick your dates, assemble your roommates and reserve your oceanfront efficiency wit the hotel. Pay your participation fee on the website. Note: We a limited number of rooms left. Deadline to sign up with hotel is August 12th. So act now!
Horseback riding-We are returning to the Marriott Ranch for another ride with Regina Meade. Don't miss out.
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 August 2022 meeting will be at Glory Days Grill in Alexandria, VA.
Be sure to follow us on social media to get the latest Fagowee updates and if you haven't paid your dues, climb out from under that rock and please do it! See you in person on August 3rd.
Election Results from the May Meeting:
President-John McIntire Vice President-John Morrison Board of Directors(2 year term) Miriam Alonso Chris Carlson Fred Krambeck Board of Directors(1 year term) Bill Steinhour Molly Stumpf
Mary Ellen Feldcamp and Sandy Mcintire are finishing up the second year of their 2 year terms.
Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Board of Directors.
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING: AUGUST 2, 2022
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.