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.

 
 

ABOUT US

ACTIVITIES

CONTACTS

FRENCH IN NY STATE

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

 

PLANNED EVENTS

 

FeFANY PAST EVENTS

HISTORY & GENEALOGY

MUSIC & GROUPS

PLACES OF INTEREST

READ, SPEAK & STUDY FRENCH

THINGS PAST

 

THE VENUE

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

PLANNED EVENTS:  Monday, November 27,2017, Travel Presentation, DETAILS BELOW.

PLANNED EVENTS:  Sunday, December 10, 2017, Christmas Brunch, DETAILS BELOW.

MUSIC & GROUPS: Denis Côté – musicien – musician
Musique du Québec

 

 

 

 

 

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*****Christmas Brunch*****

Enjoy delicious food, lively music, and holiday camaraderie at the annual Christmas Brunch presented by  La Fédération Franco-Américaine du NY, Sunday, December 10, 11am to 2pm, at The Venue (former St. Joseph’s Church), 65 Congress Street, Cohoes.  
Buffet by Joe Forget. Menu includes: Quiche Lorraine, Broccoli Quiche, Scrambled eggs, Home fries, Bacon and Sausage, Fresh Fruit Salad, Seafood Crepes with Rice, Chicken Francaise, Croissants, Butter, Coffee,Tea and Juice, Dessert.  
Music by John Guay, hammered dulcimer; Vonnie Estes, piano; Nancy Bakemeier, fiddle; and Maurice Mercier, accordion , pieds, spoons, Cajun tie, guitar, and chansons.  
50/50 raffle at the door.  $29 for adults, $14 for children ages 6 to 12.  Reservations required by Thursday, November 30.  Make checks payable to: FeFany and send to FeFany, PO Box, 354, Cohoes, NY  12047.  Call Yvette with questions 518-272-5061.

 

*****TRAVEL PRESENTATION*****

There will be a travel presentation, Monday, November 27, 2017 at 5:30pm at Plaza Travel Center, 623 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY.  La Fédération Franco-Américaine du NY presents their 2018 trip, " Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park", August 25-September 2, 2018. RSVP by email or phone.  Contact Lisa LaForest at lisa@plazatravel.net or 518-785-3338.

 

*****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

 We will be holding elections for board members.  At present, the board is short by four members.
It would be greatly appreciated if some of our members would consider serving on the board.  It consists of one meeting a month and the rest of the time, the work can be done at home, over the phone or by email.  A full membership on the board would mean less work for the present members if they sign on for another term.  Also, I encourage you to vote and return the ballots to us.  It is quite an expense for the Fédération to hold elections and, for every ballot not returned, this means a lost of money to the Fédération.  In an organization such as ours, every penny saved is important and allows us to add more activities to our calendar.  Please be part of the process and vote.  Merci.

Bernie

 

 

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
     
2017
December Noveber 24 November 29
2018    
January December 21 December 28
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. 

*****NOVEMBER - novembre 2017 NEWSLETTER ARTICLES*****

COHOES FRANCO-AMERICANS WHO SERVED IN WORLD WAR I
HOW HALLOWEEN CAME TO BE
UNE DEMANDE EN MARRIAGE
REPONSE A “UNE DEMANDE EN MARRIAGE”
UNKNOWN WOMEN OF QUEBEC
UNITED STATES PLACE NAMES OF FRENCH ORIGIN
ENGLISH WORDS OF FRENCH ORIGIN
CROYANCES ET DICTIONS POPULAIRES
FRANCO-AMERICAN GENEALOGY AND HISTORY COLLECTION
INDIAN SUMMER
THE THANKSGIVING MENU

 

 

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 2017-2018

2017
NOVEMBER 14
DECEMBER 12
2018
JANUARY 9
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.