La Fédération Franco-Américaine du New York

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The purpose of this organization as set forth in the Certification of Incorporation shall be:

1. to create an awareness of the culture and heritage of North American French

2. to foster expressions of this heritage among Franco-Americans

3. to promote the use of the North American French language and

4. to promote communication with other French-speaking peoples.

 
 

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*****WHAT'S NEW*****

 

PLANNED EVENTS:  Presentation “The Rebellion of 1837-1838” by Bernard Ouimet, Wednesday, February 28,2018, 7 PM, Clifton Park – Halfmoon Public Library. DETAILS BELOW

 

MUSIC & GROUPS:

Denis Côté – musicien – musician

Musique du Québec

Daniel Boucher – fiddler from Bristol Connecticut

Le Vent du Nord – Canadian Folk Music Group from Quebec

 

 

 

 

 

*****The Rebellion of 1837-1838 in Lower Canada*****

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7pm, Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, Clifton Park, NY.  La Fédération Franco-Américaine du NY, will give a presentation on “The Rebellion of 1837-1838 in Lower Canada”.  Bernard Ouimet, President of La Fédération Franco-Américaine du NY and a native of Quebec, will speak about Lower Canada against the British.  Come and learn about the reasons for the rebellion, the taking of arms, the outcome, and the legal repercussions. The presentation is free and open to the public.  Registration online, in person, or by calling 518-371-8622. 

 
 

 

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*****EXPLORE THE CANADIAN ROCKIES AND GLACIER NATIONAL PARK*****

Capital District-August 25 to September 2, 2018: La Fédération Franco-Américaine du NY is sponsoring a trip to The Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park.  Rates includes round trip airfare from Albany, 8 nights hotel and 11 meals.  Exciting highlights include unforgettable Icefields Parkway and Glacier National Park.  Ride aboard an open air Jammer touring car, visit “Head-Smashed-in Buffalo Jump”, choose your dinner location from one of Banff’s great restaurants.  Enjoy a true western BBQ with live entertainment at a dude ranch and more!  For details call Lisa at Plaza Travel, (518) 785-3338 or email lisa@plazatravel.net.

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*****Saint Jean-Baptiste Day proclaimed in New York*****
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Senator Neil D. Breslin and Assemblymember John T. McDonald III presented Resolution J2953 to La Federation Franco-Americaine du New York. The resolution proclaimed June 24, 2015 as Saint Jean-Baptiste Day in the State of New York and was adopted by both houses in June.

 



 

                     FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK
The FEDERATION has been very busy this past semester and continues to be.  We had a class in spoken French taught by board member Roger Charbonneau.  Patricia Jacques has become the person in charge of publicity and has added to the number of sources in which to advertise our programs.  Our film program is going strong at the Troy Library and we are still planning trips.  I am giving a series of three presentations at the Clifton Park Library.  The first one was on the Francos and their reason for emigrating from Quebec and the reasons for building the “Small Canadas.”  Sixty-two people attended and there was a lively question and answer period at the end.  The second one will be on Wednesday, February 28 and will be about the Rebellion of 1837-38 in Lower Canada, what is now the province of Quebec.  The third and last one will be on April 18 and will be about the Acadians and their expulsion by the British authorities.  I hope that you can come.  We will also have an evening of French-Canadian style square dancing.    It will be on Saturday, March 31.  Please ignore the month posted on the calendar.  More information will be in the February newsletter.
Our Christmas brunch was a success.  We have a new board member.  You may have noticed her name among the board members.  She is Suzanne Sanduski.  We are happy to have her aboard. 

The new year left no doubt that this is winter.  On my way to physical therapy last week, I hit a spot where it was -20o .  Here, we had a warm spell, it was -3.  As always, we need more people to help with the work so please don’t be afraid to volunteer.  In closing, I wish everyone a happy and healthy new year.

QUELQUES MOTS DU PRESIDENT

 La FEDERATION a été très occupe le semestre passe et nous continuons d’être aussi actif que possible.  Pour la première fois, nous avons eu un cours sur le parler français enseigner par Roger Charbonneau.  Patricia Jacques est maintenant notre publiciste et continue à ajouter aux sources de renseignement.  Notre programme de filmes est apprécié par un bon groupe qui y assiste.  Le film “Séraphine” sera visionné le 20 de ce mois.  Nous avons initié une série de présentation a la bibliothèque à Clifton Park.  Le premier avait pour sujet l’émigration des Québécois aux Etats-Unis et les fondations des “petits Canadas.”  Il y avait une présence de 62 personnes.  La deuxième présentation sera le 28 février et aura pour sujet la Rébellion du Bas-Canada, aujourd’hui Québec, en 1837-38: les raisons pour le soulèvement et ses conséquences.  La troisième et dernière présentation discutera les Acadiens et leur déportation par le pouvoir britannique.  Aussi pour la première fois depuis plusieurs années, nous inaugurerons une soirée de danses carrées de style Québécois.  La date est encore à décider.  Ce sera soit en mars ou avril.  Nous avons une nouvelle membre au conseil, Suzanne Sanduski et nous sommes très heureux de l’avoir parmi nous. 

Sur un autre sujet, l’hiver est vraiment ici.  La semaine dernière, en m’en allants à la thérapie chez traverse un endroit ou il faisait -20o.  Ici à Easton, on avait beaucoup mieux.  Ce n’était que -3o .  Comme toujours, nous avons besoin d’aide.  Si vous pouvez le faire, nous vous serions très reconnaissant.  Veuillez-nous en informer.  En terminant, je souhaite à tous une bonne, heureuse année, bonne santé et la Paradis a la fin de vos jours ou comme on disait dans ma famille, J’te souhaite autant d’chance comme y a d’bardeaux su’ ma grange!

 

 

 

NEWSLETTER INFO; We encourage our members to send us articles or information pertinent to our goals.
The deadlines for submitting articles for the newsletter:

2017- 2018 Newsletter dates

For issue of cut off date for material Mailing date
     
2018    
February January 25 January 30
March February 23 February 27
April March 25 March 30
May April 26 April 30
June May 25 May 30
     
     

We will do our best to hold to these dates. 

*****FEBUARY- fevrier 2018 NEWSLETTER ARTICLES*****

COHOES FRANCO-AMERICANS WHO SERVED IN WORLD WAR I
FORGOTTEN FRANCOS
QUEBEC WINTER CARNIVAL
CHANSON DES VIEUX GARCONS
CALIXA LAVALLEE
UNITED STATES PLACE NAMES OF FRENCH ORIGIN
FRENCH SURNAMES AND THEIR MEANING
WHY DO WE SAY “PARDON MY FRENCH” WHEN WE CURSE?
FIRST GRADE TEST
RECEIPE OF THE MONTH- RECETTE DU MOIS

 

ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER
If any of our members
wishes to receive his/her newsletter as an email, please let us know. 
To our contributors we owe a BIG thank you. You have made Bernie's job so much easier. Please keep the articles coming. Articles can be on any subject just as long as they have something to do with French culture in general. The editor invites other Federation members to send articles for our newsletter.
To our Newsletter Committee, consisting of Bernie Ouimet, Francoise Ouimet, and Yvette Alexopoulos, our club is most appreciative. If not for their many hours, spent writing, grooming, and proofreading each month, we would not have a Newsletter. THANK YOU.

If for some reason, you did not receive all the FRANCO NEWS/NOUVELLES FRANCOS issues, please let us know. We will be happy to mail the ones that were missed. You may send Bernie an E-mail at bouimet@nycap.rr.com or you may call him at 518-692-2690. You may also drop him a note at Bernard Ouimet, 205 Meeting House Rd, Valley Falls, NY 12185.

MEETINGS - - -  Everyone is welcome to attend our open meetings, please join us.

Board Meetings for 2018

 
2018
 
FEBRUARY 13
MARCH 13
APRIL 10
MAY 8
JUNE 12

All meetings are 6:00 pm at THE VENUE (the former St Joseph's Church), 65 Congress Street, Cohoes NY.
All visitors are invited and welcome, members are encouraged to attend all meetings of the Fédération.

*****MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL*****

It has been brought to our attention that there is a misunderstanding concerning the renewal of Fédération membership. Per the Fédération’s Constitution/By-Laws, our fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. Since membership dues become our operating money, renewals must be paid by August 31st for us to plan and carry out events from Sept–June. As a reminder, the dues are $15 for individuals and $18 for families.

There are no newsletters in July and August, and the Board does not meet. Each spring, we try to remind members to renew; however, some years our reminders have been late. And many members have therefore been late renewing. 

As of the next fiscal year (July 1, 2017), the September newsletters will not be sent if your renewal hasn’t been received by August 31st. We ask that all members renew in July and August. We will add the July 1st renewal date on your newsletter label to remind you. We will also put a reminder in the May and June issues of the newsletter. Thank you for supporting the Federation’s activities!

Bernie Ouimet, President and Board Members

 

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION click here.