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.
March 2, 2021-Virtual monthly meeting
March 2021 BRSC ski trip to Jay Peak, VT has been postponed until March 2022.
June 2021 TBD Float Trip Stay Tuned for Details.
For more details, click here
MAKING THE BEST OF COVID-19 WITH OUTDOOR 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: As we march into March, we should see the weather start to improve and along with it, the opportunities for some safe outdoor events. It's still to early to book any in advance on our calendar, but be sure to check our social media accounts & this website for last minute events. We will take advantage of warmer, longer daylight days to get together. We are working on the Spring/Summer calendar. Stay Tuned.
Elections: It's that time of year again. Our annual elections for President, Vice President and the Board will be held this year again via email ballots in early May. Nominations will be taken at the next two regular Fagowee meetings on March 2nd via Zoom & April 6th meeting. Be sure to attend these meetings, so you can be part of the process.
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 until we are able to meet in person again. Since the status of Houlihan's is unknown. We are in the process of locating an alternative meeting site. Any suggestions are welcome.
We are currently handling all normal meeting business via Zoom 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 March 2nd 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 Fagowee updates. Please continue to be safe and take care of yourself. See you virtually on March 2nd!
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING: MARCH 2, 2021 will be virtual
Social time: 7-7:30pm Meeting Time: 7:30pm
Details will be emailed to the membership and located under meetings tab.
Virtual Game Night Results
Thank you to Molly Stumpf for a fun night of virtual games. It was a Bingo! fun time for all who participated and Oh the Cards Against Humanity of it all!
Congratulations to the Virtual Game Night Winners:
TV Music Bingo Winner#1-John McIntire
TV Music Bingo Winner#2-Karen Eckert & Amy Epstein
Traditional Bingo Winner#1-Bonnie Adler
Traditional Bingo Winner#2-Nancy Cruise
Cards Against Humanity Winner-Sandy McIntire
Name That Tune Winner-Amy Epstein