The Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Furthering the understanding, investigation, appreciation, and performance of the traditional folk music and folklore of the American people.

FSGW Membership
Please verify your FSGW member information
FSGW needs your help. We need to "scrub" our member data, in advance of data migration to a new platform. Please LOG IN, then click on "My Profile" (which will appear at the TOP of the screen) and verify that your name is correct. If something other than [first name, MI, last name] appears [e.g., "The Circus Family"], please delete and replace with a first name, MI, last name. The alternate label should be entered in the "Address" screen. Click the box at the BOTTOM of the screen and update that listing. Finally, click the "Contact" box (BOTTOM again) to verify phone numbers and email address. Please be sure your email address is included. The new platform will require an email address for members. You must click on the "Click to Save Changes" button. Questions? Problems? Email
If you would like to switch to electronic Newsletter, use the same "Contact" screen and follow the instructions in red. Be sure that your email address is accurate.
To change from paper to electronic ballot, check the box next to the words Ballot vs. paper

Membership: Join Us!

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington is dedicated to preserving and promoting traditional folk arts in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Membership is open to all who support these goals upon payment of annual dues.

Membership includes:

  • Monthly newsletter -- full of FSGW and other DC area folk events, published eleven times a year:
      Viewable free online, or pick one up free at FSGW events, or mailed to you for $6 a year.
  • Free admission to the Member Programs held from September to May plus two contra dances,
  • Reduced admission to weekly contra dances and English country dances,
  • Reduced admissions to all FSGW special concerts,
  • Reduced and priority admission at FSGW weekend festivals and dance camps,
  • Reduced admission to many events sponsored by nearby societies, and the
  • Opportunity to have fun with more than 2,000 other folkies in the DC area.

Annual Dues:

1 Year2 Years3 YearsLife
Newsletter Mailing$6$12$18Free
Newsletter Only$25==> (No other benefits)

Please note: Newsletter subscriptions, delivery by first class mail, are available only to those living outside the Greater Washington Metro area and carry NO membership privileges.

To join, print and fill in the form below, and mail it in with a check. Sorry, online membership isn't possible for now.

We look forward to having you with us.

Already a Member?

You can find your membership number on your
membership card and on the label of your newsletter.
You need that number to access the membership page and it is a great shortcut to signing up online.

For More Information Please Contact
FSGW Membership Chair, Janie Meneely
8011 Carroll Ave.
Takoma Park,MD 20912
Home 443-786-0463

Prefer Paper?

Print this page, fill-in the blanks and send it with your check to:
   FSGW Membership, 10001 Boreland Court, Bristow, VA 20136

Name _________________________________________________________

Address _______________________________________________________

City, State, Zip __________________________________________________

Phone (H) _________________________ (M) _________________________


Please DO NOT LIST my: __ Name, __ address, __ home phone, __ work phone, or __ email in the FSGW Membership Directory

I would like to receive my __ newsletter and __ ballots electronically.

My folk interests ___________________________________________

How can I help FSGW? _____________________________________

How can FSGW help me? ____________________________________

Payment enclosed is for:

Newsletter MailingFree
Outside DC Area Newsletter Only, mailed

Other Family Members

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