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.

 
 

 

 

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*****QUEBEC IN AUGUST*****

distant viewfallsLa Fédération franco – américaine du NY
Presents

Québec City Bus Trip
With an optional tour of the Ile d’Orléans

August 29 – 31, 2014

A cultural trip with a wonderful opportunity to view church architecture, sculpture, paintings and to visit and explore Québec City

Hotel Chateau Laurier Québec
1220, Place George-V Ouest
Québec City, Canada

FOR QUEBEC PRICES AND ITINERARY CLICK BELOW

For prices and itinerary

For reservation form

The Federation trip to Quebec and the Île d’Orléans will take place August 29-31.  Enough people have signed up to make a go of it.  Lisa LaForest will be sending all of the necessary information.

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FRANCO-AMERICAN DAY
Both the city of Cohoes and the Assembly and Senate issued proclamations declaring June 24 Franco-American Day and hoisting the Quebec flag on that day.  The Federation thanks Mayor George Primeau, Assemblyman John T. MacDonald, and Senator Neil Breslin for their efforts on our behalf.

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WINNERS OF THE GERARD OUIMET AWARD
This year’s winners of the Gerard Ouimet Award are Alexandria Weihrich from the Cohoes Middle School and Thessalonica Goodine from the High School.  Congratulations to both.

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

 

 

 

FROM THE EDITOR

We will probably publish this summer to keep you informed of the Federation's activities, especially the information concerning our Québec trip.  We will have suggestions as to what you can do on your own if you do not wish to take the tour of the Island of Orléans.  The tour will be enjoyable and there will be a minimum of walking.  The bus will bring us to each of the sites and, once inside, we can sit in the pews.  Some churches have parishioners who are knowledgeable about the church and will give us a history of it.  Some may not know English but we will have someone with us who will be able to translate the information given as well as your questions and their answers.  The newsletter will keep you informed  as to what will be happening during the trip as well as of other pertinent information.

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:

2014 NEWSLETTER DATES
For issue of            Cut off dates for material           Mailing date
September            August 23                                      August 29

 

JULY NEWSLETTER ARTICLES
FRENCH-CANADIAN PARTICIPATION IN THE WAR OF 1812 PART V
RECIPE OF THE MONTH
THE BONNE SAINTE ANNE
ST.ANN - A BIOGRAPHY (TENTATIVE)
JOSEPH QUESNEL
SOME CHURCH TERMS


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.

CLUB MEETINGS
MONTHLY June 10 Tuesday
ANNUAL    June 22 following French Mass
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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 starting this month.  Individual membership is $15.00.            Family membership is $18.00.  Thank you.


 

 
 
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