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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MUSIC & GROUPS

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THE VENUE

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

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

 

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

HISTORY & GENEALOGY: French contribution to colonial-era French mapping
HISTORY & GENEALOGY: Canadian Museum of History, Virtual Museum of New France
HISTORY & GENEALOGY: Northern New York American–Canadian Genealogical Society
PLANNED EVENTS: HVCC Course & HVCC Sponsored Day Trip
PLACES OF INTEREST: The Samuel de Champlain History Center, Village of Champlain, New York

Sept. 19  HVCC Course – The French Conflict: The French & Indian Wars 1795-1763.
Sept. 24  French Film – film and location to be announced at a later date.
Sept. 27  HVCC Sponsored Day Trip – Fort Ticonderoga (Ft. Carillion) & Boat Tour on Lake Champlain

 

 

TRIP TO CANYON COUNTRY TOUR FALL 2016*****

canyon 2016

La Fédération franco-américaine du New York is sponsoring a 9-day trip, September 26 to October 4, to the scenic southwest, including Scottsdale, the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Bryce and Zion National Parks, Las Vegas, and more. Price per person includes airfare, hotels, motor coach, and 11 meals. Rates vary by number of people per room. For details, call Lisa at Plaza Travel (518) 785-3338 or email lisa@plazatravel.net. Reservations are requested by March 18; this is a wonderful tour that usually sells out fast.
For trip details click here.

 

*****A Call To Serve*****
La Federation’s Historical-Genealogical Committee
Leslie C.Johnson


I would like to introduce myself as your Secretary pro tempore.  Perhaps we have met at past events, the French Mass and reception in June, the Mi-Careme Brunch, or August’s travel to Quebec, so little time…so much to see! We may have discussed genealogies during the Christmas festivities, or at one of the many movie showings.  Regardless, I hope to meet as many members as possible at future La Federation’s sponsored events, as well as reconnecting with past acquaintances and friends!
At Hudson Valley Community College, I instruct global history in class and online. I have traveled with students and colleagues over the years to the Soviet Union, France, Italy, Deutschland, The Czech Republic, Turkey, Greece and The United Kingdom.  Wherever traveled, there was always an encountered with a piece of French culture.  In a past life, I had served as an associate for the NYS Department of Education working with NYS administrators, teacher, parents and students in areas of curriculum, technology, state mandates and finance.
I share this with you, to make a case for activating the Historical-Genealogical Committee, and serving as its chair.  I am seeking five members inclusive of a co-chair.
La Federation Franco-American du New York’s constitution provides for a Historical-Genealogical Committee to be chaired by a board member.  The constitution states as below:

…The purpose of this committee shall be to research North American French history and origins, and to help the membership retain their heritage; to establish and maintain a library and a museum; to collaborate with state and local historical societies and agencies to discover and identify North American French landmarks and historical sites… p. 4:7.5

COMMITTEE SUGGESTED FORMAT:

  • This committee is in planning stage
  • Three members have agreed to serve
  • I am seeking 5 additional members
  • Communication between/among committee members via phone and/or email (possible skype)
  • 1 or 2 member meetings per year? (specifics to be determined)

COMMITTEE POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES:
-folk dancing, French music/opera, French crafts, French cooking
-presentations on French-Canadian-Walloon history/culture
-Fall 2016 day trips as a component of HVCC's Community and Professional Education to
Ft. Carillon (Ticonderoga) and New Paltz (Huguenots), Other?

  • Partnering with the Canadian Institute of Plattsburgh to make the case for implementing a French-Canadian History of New France as a curriculum component to K-12 instruction supported by a National Endowments for the Humanities Grant
  • Travel to the United Nations to initiate contact, first with the Canadian Mission, French and Belgian Missions at a later date.
    For questions/comments or to serve as a member, I would be pleased to hear from you!  Call at 518 8920291 or email at ljohnson1800@me.com

 

*****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

BOARD ELECTIONS

It is time to hold our election for board members.  I know that we just had such an election a short time ago.  We were late in holding that particular election and the Federation is trying its best to abide by the Constitution.   Article IV, “Board of Directors”, states that “The Board of Directors shall be elected by the membership by mail ballot.  Their term shall be one year, to be renewed each year by a majority vote”.  Therefore, the election that we had in March was late and the Board Directors elected at that election were elected to complete their term which ends on June 30.  Thus, we need to hold a new election.  This time, those who will be elected will serve for the full year that is from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017.  Please vote.  Remember that this is an extra cost for the Federation and for those members who do not return their ballot, it is money lost by the Federation.  Ballots must be received no later than June 18.  This will give the present board enough time to count the ballots.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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
2016
September Aug. 25 Aug. 29
October Sept. 26 Sept. 29
November Oct. 25 Oct. 28
December Nov.26 Nov. 29
2017
January Dec.20 Dec. 23
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.  The editor.

 


                                                                

JUNE 2016 NEWSLETTER ARTICLES

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST DAY
METIS FUR TRADE EMPLOYEES, FREE TRADERS GUIDES AND SCOUTS
DIPOLMATIC WOMEN IN METIS TRADE
GENEALOGICAL COLLECTION OF THE FEDERATION DU NEW YORK
FAMILY ASSOCIATIONS
UNITED STATES PLACE NAMES OF FRENCH ORIGIN
RECIPE OF THE MONTH
ENGLISH WORDS OF FRENCH ORIGIN
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
ODDS AND ENDS


ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER
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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

2016 2017
September 13 January 9
October 11 February 14
November 8 March 14
December 13 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.

A reminder that memberships dues are due in June. 
Individual membership is $15.00.
Family membership is $18.00. 

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION click here.