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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PLANNED EVENTS

 

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HISTORY & GENEALOGY

MUSIC & GROUPS

PLACES OF INTEREST

READ, SPEAK & STUDY FRENCH

THINGS PAST

 

THE VENUE

*****French Film*****

Saturday, September 24, “La tête en friche” (My afternoons with Margueritte), 1 pm, Troy Public Library, 100 Second St., free film open to all, sponsored by La Fédération franco-américaine du New York. This comedy/drama stars Gerard Depardieu as the young handyman Germain with an unhappy past who meets an educated retiree Margueritte (Gisele Casadesus) on a park bench. The pleasure of reading books is central to their friendship. Ms. Casadesus made her first film in 1934 as a member of La Comédie Française. Filmed in Charente-Maritime (west coast of France), released in 2010, running time 1h25min, with English subtitles. As a courtesy, please call the Troy Public Library at (518) 274-7071 to reserve a seat.

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

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

 

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

HISTORY & GENEALOGY: Acadian & French-Canadian Ancestral Home
MUSIC & GROUPS: De Temps Antan, Traditional Quebec Music
PLANNED EVENTS: HVCC Course & HVCC Sponsored Day Trip
PLANNED EVENTS: Northern New York American-Canadian Genealogical Society Conference; September 24.
PLANNED EVENTS: Old Songs, Voorheesville, NY; De Temps Antan; October 8th

 

*****The First Global Conflict: The French & Indian War(s) 1754-1763*****

Join Leslie C. Johnson, secretary of Le Federation Franco-Americaine du New York and a faculty member in the college’s Department of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences, to discover how the actions of an inexperienced ambitious young George Washington of British America, sparked an international global confrontation when he violated French territory at Great Meadows, Pennsylvania on July 3, 1754. The result of his actions is known in Europe as the Seven Years War and in the US as the French and Indian War(s). New York State was to play a pivotal role in determining the outcome of this global conflict.

The Seven Years War involved every great power of the time except the Ottoman Empire, and affected Europe, the Americas, West Africa, India and the Philippines. Considered the greatest European war since the Thirty Years War of the 17th century, it once again split Europe into two coalitions, led by Great Britain and France. For the first time, aiming to curtail Britain and Prussia’s ever-growing might, France formed a grand coalition of its own, which ended with the rise of Britain as a world power and forever altered the European political system until the Age of Revolution and rise of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Price: $13
Instructor: Leslie Johnson

CRN: 50658
1 Session: Mon., 9/19, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Location: WIL 113
- Contact Information
(518) 629-7339
communityed@hvcc.edu
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 252

 

*****Day Trip to Fort Ticonderoga and Boat Tour on Lake Champlain*****

Join Leslie C. Johnson, secretary of Le Federation Franco-Americane du New York and a college faculty member, as we travel back in time to experience living history at Fort Ticonderoga.

Known in its original French as Ft. Carillon, Ticonderoga is a large 18th-century fort built by the French at a narrows near the south end of Lake Champlain in northern New York. It was constructed by Canadian-born French military engineer Michel Chartier de Lotbinière. The site controlled a river portage alongside the mouth of the rapids-infested La Chute River in the 3.5 miles (5.6 km) between Lake Champlain and Lake George, and was strategically placed in conflicts over trade routes between the British-controlled Hudson River Valley and the French-controlled Saint Lawrence River Valley. During the 1758 Battle of Carillon, 4,000 French defenders were able to repel an attack by 16,000 British troops near this fort.

Ticonderoga was explored, ascended, and defended by water. Now it’s your chance to be a part of this experience! Step aboard the 60-foot, 49-passenger tour boat to travel around the Ticonderoga Peninsula. In 90 minutes you will enjoy centuries of stories that floated across this ancient lake.

This day trip induces free time to explore the various museums on the fort grounds and experience the daily routines of 18th century military life. You may see La Fleche chickens or Red Devon cattle or stop at the Kings Garden to explore one of the oldest cultivated landscapes in America. Round trip bus is included. The bus will drop off and pick up from Hudson Valley Community College. Course fee includes $62 materials fee.

Price: $75
Coordinator: Leslie Johnson

CRN: 50659
1 Session: Tues., 9/27, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Meet at HVCC
- Contact Information
(518) 629-7339
communityed@hvcc.edu
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 252

 

*****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.

 

*****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
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.

 


                                                                

SEPTEMBER - SEPTEMBRE 2016 NEWSLETTER ARTICLES

COHOES MOURNS FORMER MAYOR’S PASSING – GEORGE PRIMEAU SR.
METIS FUR TRADE EMPLOYEES, FREE TRADERS, GUIDES AND SCOUTS
THE WALLOONS OF NEW YORK
BOOK REVIEW – EMILIE BY ARLETTE COUSTURE
FAMILY ASSOCIATIONS
UNITED STATES PLACE NAMES OF FRENCH ORIGIN
RECIPE OF THE MONTH – RECETTE DU MOIS
ENGLISH WORDS OF FRENCH ORIGIN
BIBLIOGRAPHY – FROM HISTORY MAGAZINE CAP-AUX-DIAMANTS


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.