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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FRENCH IN NY STATE

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THE VENUE

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

PLANNED EVENTS:  "Mommy and Me Classes in French" sponsored by the Language Learning Institute of Latham, NY (CLICK TAB FOR PLANNED EVENTS)

PLANNED EVENTS:  Old Songs Festival, June 23 –June 25, 2017, Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont NY. Featuring Pascal Gemme and Yann Falquet (CLICK TAB FOR PLANNED EVENTS)

 

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


Sunday, June 25, 2017, French Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Waterford, NY.
Sunday, July 23, 2017, French Mass at Auriesville.
September 2017, French speaking classes to begin.

DETAILS BELOW

 

 

 

 

ST-JEAN-BAPTISTE FRENCH MASS

holy-communion[1] Our annual French Mass will be on Sunday, June 25, at 3:00 PM at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 119 Broad St., Waterford, NY.  Father L’Arche will be with us once again for our celebration.  You do not have to be Catholic to attend the Mass, everyone is welcome.  We will be singing some of the traditional French hymns and all the parts of the Mass will be in French.  As a rule, Father gives a homily in both French and English.  A free reception with plenty of good food and company will follow in St. Mary’s parish hall which is situated on the next street behind the church.  Please come and bring a friend.

 

SAINT ANNE’S CELEBRATION

The Fédération will celebrate the feast of St. Ann on Sunday, July 23 at 4:00 pm.  It will be a French Mass and it will be celebrated at the Shrine of St. Mary of the Martyrs at Auriesville.  Father L’Arche will be the celebrant.
Quebec parishes had their Dames de Ste-Anne (the Ladies of St. Ann) and there were also Confréries de Ste-Anne.  These seemed to have been started by carpenters of New France.  Over the years, the confréries were replaced by other men’s religious organizations but the Ladies of St. Anne continued and the idea was brought to the United States by Franco immigrants.  All of the Franco parishes of which I am aware had their Ladies of St. Ann.  St. Joseph in Cohoes had its ladies of St. Ann as did Ste-Marie’s (Holt Trinity) which group is still active.  Many Francos made the yearly pilgrimage to Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré, a pilgrimage which again has continued to this day.  The Fédération will celebrate the feast of Ste-Anne in memory of the special devotion that Francos have had to la bonne Ste-Anne over all of these years, a tradition which is still going strong.

 

FRENCH LANGUAGE PROGRAM

Beginning in September, the Fédération will offer a program in French speaking.  It will be held at the Venue, the former St. Joseph’s Church on Congress Street in Cohoes.  The class will be held on Monday nights and begin at 7:00 pm.  The cost for the program is $50.00 and there will be 14 sessions beginning on September 11 and ending on December11.  If interested please call Roger Charbonneau at 692-9743 or send him an email at rcharbonneau@earthlink.net.  The emphasis of the course will be on spoken French.

 

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

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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*****
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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 Newsletter dates

For issue of cut off date for material Mailing date
     
2017
September Aug. 25 Aug. 29

We will do our best to hold to these dates. 

*****JUNE - juin 2017 NEWSLETTER ARTICLES*****

BOUQUET GARNI
CROYANCES ET DICTONS POPULAIRES
UNITED STATES PLACE NAMES OF FRENCH ORIGIN
ENGLISH WORDS OF FRENCH ORIGIN
UNKNOWN WOMEN OF QUEBEC
RECIPE OF THE MONTH

 

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
 
SEPTEMBER
 

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

 

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