La Federation Franco-Americaine 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.

 

THE BOARD EXPRESSES THEIR SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO OUR PRESIDENT, BERNARD OUIMET, ON THE PASSING OF HIS MOTHER, LUCILLE GAGNE-OUIMET. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
http://www.fcfq.coop/avis-de-deces/lucille-ouimet-nee-gagne-78450/

 

 

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*****FEDERATION TRIP FOR OCTOBER 2015*****
FRENCH HERITAGE LOUISIANA

The Federation is continuing to progress with the October 2015 trip to Louisiana.  A great presentation filled with information and highlights on this trip will be held by Collette Vacations on January 20th, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm  at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Latham, NY 12110.  Please call Lisa Laforest at Plaza Travel at 785-3338 if you are interested. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND ITINERARY

*****FEDERATION EXHIBITS*****

The Federation is planning exhibits for next year.  The exhibits will deal with the French parishes in Cohoes and North Side.  If you have any photos that we could borrow, we would be most thankful for your lending them to us.  We will scan them and return them to you within the same week.  We would also like to have such items as Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation and marriage certificates as part of the exhibit.  All items will be placed in acid free holders.  We would also like to do one of French-Canadian/Franco crafts.  It could be items made by your mother, grandmother, an aunt.  We would prefer old items rather than present-day ones.  Please let us know if you can help.

*****DOCUMENTS NEEDED*****

The Federation is missing certain documents.  They were probably misplaced over the years.  If any former Board members have copies of the minutes of the meetings, we would like to borrow them so that we could complete our collection.  Also, if you have newsletters that you no longer wish to keep, please let us know.  We’ll gladly accept them.  Thank you. Bernie

*****GENEALOGY*****

We know that some of our members have done extensive research on their family history.  If you would like to share this with our readers, please let us know.  If any of our members would be interested in serving on a genealogy committee, please let us know.  We would love to have a genealogy page but we do not have anyone to serve on the committee.

*****FRENCH CLASS*****

La Fédération is discussing the possibility of having a class in conversational French.  We need to know if there would be an interest in such a class before we ask for a commitment from the teacher.  If interested, please let us know.  Call B. Ouimet at 692-2690 or send an email to bouimet@nycap.rr.com. Thank you.

 

 

For other upcoming EVENTS see our tab at the bottom of the page.

 

*****FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK*****

As you have been able to read, la Fédération is becoming more active.  This means that more help is needed.  We haven’t filled the treasurer’s post yet.  I would hope that someone would come forward and accept the position.  It means attending the board meeting once a month.  The work can be done at home.  Please contact any of the present board members if interested. 

Please come and help.  In closing, I wish each and everyone a happy and healthy new year.  Bonne, heureuse année et bonne santé.  Merci.

Bernie

 

 

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NEWSLETTER INFO; We encourage our members to send us articles or information pertinent to our goals.
The deadlines for submitting articles for the newsletter:

2014 NEWSLETTER DATES
For issue of          Cut off dates for material            Mailing date
April                       March 23                                             March 30
May                       April 21                                                 April 29
June                      May 21                                                 May 29

FEBUARY NEWSLETTER ARTICLES
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WHERE FRENCH IS SPOKEN
NICOLAS PERROT, INTERPRETER, FURTRADER, COMMANDANT OF GREEN BAY, WI
WHAT IS CAJUN?
NEWSPAPER HEADINGS - TOO FUNNY
BUSINESSES THAT CONTRIBUTED FOR OUR CHRISTMAS BRUNCH
CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES OF ST ANTHONY
AT THE CEMETERY
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.
If not for their many hours spent writing, grooming and proofreading each month, we would not have a Newsletter. To Bernie and Francoise Ouimet our club is most appreciative. 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 me an E-mail at bouimet@nycap.rr.com or you may call me at 518-692-2690. You may also drop me a note at Bernard Ouimet, 205 Meeting House Rd, Valley Falls, NY 12185.

MEETINGS - - -  Everyone is welcome, please join us.
MARCH 10, APRIL 14, MAY 12, JUNE 9


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ All meetings are 6:00 pm at THE VENUE (the former St Joseph's Church), 65 Congress Street, Cohoes NY.
Our open informal meetings are for everyone.
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.  Thank you.

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION click here.

 

 
 
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