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

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

IT IS TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP.
SEE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM LINK ON OUR FRONT PAGE.

 

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

PLANNED EVENTS: Saturday, January 21, 2017, Troy Public Library, 1PM, film Le grand blanc de Lambarene. DETAILS BELOW.
PLANNED EVENTS: Tuesday, January 17, 2017, FREE Presentation for Fall 2017 Trip. DETAILS BELOW.
PLANNED EVENTS: July 7, 2017 – July 10, 2017, Bus Trip to Bastille Day on 60th Street, New York City, DETAILS BELOW.
FeFANY PAST EVENTS:  Christmas Brunch 2016 pictures.

*****SAVE THESE DATES*****

Saturday March 19, 2017, Latin Tridentine Mass, St. Mary’s Church, Amsterdam, NY.
Saturday April 29, 2017, Dinner and wine at Amorici Vineyard.
Sunday, May 14,2017, Concert by Josee Vaschon at Guilderland Public Library.
Sunday, June 25, 2017, French Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Waterford, NY.

 

 

*****French Film – Troy Public Library*****

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 1 PM

Because of a scheduling conflict we are now showing “Le grand blanc de Lambarene”
This film about Dr. Albert Schweitzer shows his attitude and love for the Africans.
FILM REVIEW; http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109927/
As a courtesy, please call the Troy Public Library at (518) 274-7071 to reserve a seat.

 

 

*****Bus Trip to Bastille Day on 60th Street, New York City.*****

July 7th - July 10th, Celebrate Bastille Day and all things French at a fun and festive afternoon of food, wine, culture, and entertainment.  Presented by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), Bastille Day has been New York’s largest public celebration of France’s Independence Day (July 14, 1789) and its historic friendship with the United States.  The trip includes: round trip deluxe motor coach from Latham to New York; three nights at the Four Star Omni Berkshire Place Hotel; Hotel tax and baggage handling.  For information, pricing or to register, call Lisa Laforest (518) 785-3338.

 

FREE PRESENTATION for Fall 2017 Trip “Exploring Northern California & Wine Country”

On Tuesday, January 17,2017 the Plaza Travel Center will hold a presentation for information about the October 2017 northern California trip at the Plaza Travel Center, 623 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY at 5:30 PM.  To attend, call Lisa Laforest on 785-3338 or email her lisa@plazatravel.net.

 

*****FALL 2017 TRIP*****

Calif trip 2017

Calif 2017

We are already planning our Fall 2017 trip:  Treasures of Northern California.  The itinerary is San Francisco, Sonoma and Napa Valley wine country, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Tuolumne and Yosemite. The dates for the trip are September 24 through October 2, 2017.

For more information contact Lisa LaForest at Plaza Travel Center, 623 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY, 518-785-3338.

 

*****Saint Jean-Baptiste Day proclaimed in New York*****
06-24-2014 First


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

Happy and healthy new year .           
Bonne, heureuse année et bonne santé.

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:

2016 - 2017 Newsletter dates

For issue of cut off date for material Mailing date
     
2017
February Jan. 25 Jan. 28
March Feb. 23 Feb. 25
April Mar. 23 March 29
May April.26 April 28
June May. 26 May 30
September Aug. 25 Aug. 29

We will do our best to hold to these dates. 

*****JANUARY - JANVIER 2017 NEWSLETTER ARTICLES*****

GUILDERLAND’S GATHERING PLACE
FRENCH INFLUENCE IN THE CARIBBEAN
COLONISTS AND COLONIZING IN THE ILLINOIS COUNTRY
AMERICAN CITIES FOUNDED BY THE FRENCH
ENGLISH WORDS OF FRENCH ORIGIN
UNITED STATES PLACE NAMES OF FRENCH ORIGIN
FAMILY ASSOCIATIONS
RECIPE OF THE MONTH / RECETTE DU MOIS
LOUISIANA CREOLE MUSIC
WOMEN OF NEW FRANCE
PIERRE BELLEQUE


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 2016-2017

2017
January 9
February 14
March 14
April 11
May 9
June 13

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.