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風采電子季刊

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              of Autumn
Issue 4 www.yeefungtoy.org/newsletter 2005/09/20

目錄

編者話

夏天風采活動

風采分堂報導

下期預告


編者話

各位讀者,大家好!首先在這裡歡迎大家閱讀這個「世界余氏宗親團体的電子訊報」網站。 互聯網在現今之年代是一種人與人之間的另類接觸,大家不需要親自面對面傾談,亦不需透過郵件將心意傳遞。 它可以在很短的時間上給各方得以聯絡和溝通。在世界余氏宗親群體中,適當地使用互聯網,肯定會對余氏宗親帶來正面的影響。 希望藉此網站之設立,能增加對余氏宗親的認識和促進各余氏宗親彼此的溝通。最後歡迎各位余氏宗親與我們通訊,給予我們寶貴意 見。

第四期的「風采電子季刊」以夏天「野餐」郊遊為主題。各風采分堂之活動由各余氏宗親會提供,在這裡傳遞給大家分享。 自從世界余氏宗親總會通過對「季刊」和「網站」的支持和指導後,我們已經歷整整一年出版了四期季刊,一個雙語的時事資訊給予 各位余氏宗親們分享, 希望在新的里程中能得到各位宗親的繼續支持和鼓勵! 讓我們從意見中繼續學習和改善這季刊,繼續迎接前面更新的挑戰,繼續為余氏宗親們服務。

為本刊之問世,承蒙各地余氏宗親寄來的文章、相片、和社團活動、使本刊增加風采,尤其是下列余氏宗親的協助:

  • 世界余氏宗親總會創立首任主席余健倫先生
  • 加拿大林國光先生、温哥華余風采堂的余夢蟠女士、余瑞芝先生、余金星先生、余柏寧先生、和余榮燊先生。
  • 美國舍路余風采堂的余海量先生、余海權先生、余元愷博士。
  • 美國二埠余風采堂的余李慕蓮女士、余庭穩先生。
  • 美國紐英崙余風采堂的余超群先生、余健興先生。
  • 美國紐約余風采堂的余應昌先生、余宏基先生。
  • 美國休士頓余風采堂的余頌輝先生。
  • 美國三藩市余風采總堂的余健全先生。
  • 菲律濱余風采堂的余衛強先生、余健華先生。

本季刊在這裡向他們致謝。我亦在此期望季刊欣欣向榮。

加拿大温哥華-余美湛


紐英崙余風采堂主辦週年郊遊

波士頓余風采堂為聯絡宗親友誼,舉辦郊遊活動。於本年七月十六日乘坐三輛巴士,另有自駕私家車,出發康洲『 Lake Compounce Park』。 那天風和日麗,天氣晴朗。參加的叔伯嬸姆,兄弟姐妹和親友,男女老幼共有二百餘人。 歡渡愉快的一天,餘興未盡。若有宗親今年無暇參 加,希望明 年能踴躍參加。下圖影於遊樂場的前門。

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温哥華余風采堂舉行夏天野餐郊遊

温哥華余風采堂于二零零五年七月十七日(星期日)早上十一時至下午三時在溫哥華市鱒魚湖公園野餐亭(域多利街夾東十九街) 舉行夏天野餐郊遊活動。 許多會員携帶家人及親友來參加。 活動的内容有食物、抽獎、遊戲比賽和獎品給小朋友。

鱒魚湖公園風景優美,空氣清新,綠楊閉天,徐風輕拂,令人心曠壙神怡,是一個野餐郊遊好去地。 那天陽光普照,不寒不熱,真是一個出外旅遊的好日子。 有些宗親們一齊坐在柳樹下,一面欣賞鱒魚湖畔的大自然,然後品嘗着豐富炸鷄午餐、生果及飲料等。

這次野餐郊遊包括有風采校友會、温哥華風采堂耆英會、馬氏世表和謝氏世表等一齊與我們歡渡。

午餐後,抽獎開始,獎品非常豐富。 跟着,小朋友們一起參加多種兒童遊戲,拔河比賽等遊樂項目,玩得十分高興。 最後温哥華余風采分堂主席余美湛贈送獎品給獲勝小朋友們。

在此謝謝啓康叔和福利組安排這次美滿「野餐郊遊」的活動。 希望明年會有更多的余氏宗親和小朋友來參加。

余柏寧


二埠(沙加緬度)余風采堂的夏日活動

七月十七日 夏季郊遊聯歡慶會

晴空白雲,藍天酷日,盛夏的七月十七日,二埠余風采堂舉行二零零五年夏季郊遊聯歡慶會。是日氣溫高達百度以上, 但本堂的父老鄉親,嬸姆,昆仲,小朋友仍懷著聯絡感情,交流心聲,歡笑同樂的心情,熱心參加郊遊慶會。 出席的人數大約一百六十,包括五十個小朋友。

該日上午十時,由汝韶,國良正副主席率領的工作人員先後來到本埠的「威林廉公園」。 遊園的場地有一片濃密的樹蔭,又有 BBQ 的設施,加上交通方便,實在是夏天乘涼休閒的好地方。 隨即各人分頭佈置環境,掛彩旗;豎橫額;設路標;搭帳篷; 準備食品和飲料。 齊心合力很快把現場修飾成美觀舒適的野營。 隨著人們陸續到來,十二時左右,免費的布菲午餐開始。人們三五成群分散座坐在樹蔭下,一邊食著炸雞,炒麵,熱狗,另方面談笑 風生。 小朋友更有歌舞,遊戲,拔河等活動。真是老少,同堂樂也融融。

下午一時,聯歡進入高潮,抽獎遊戲開始。 大家放下所有的活動,聚精會神,聽著每次宣佈結果號碼,隨即一片歡呼和掌聲,現場一片熱閙。 人們也忘記了此時烈日當頭和全身熱汗。 下午二時,抽獎完畢,郊遊也結束。 人們拿著獎品,個個臉上掛著微笑,共享一個愉快的周末。

六月五日 端午節(龍舟節)聯歡慶會

是日中午舉行祭祖,禮成後在我們的堂所設備有自助餐供應。下午六時假座於風采(即新盧山)大酒樓舉行聯歡聚餐。 大約有七十名堂員和家人參加。

余庭穩供稿


休斯敦余風采堂二零零五年夏天活動

七月十七日(星期日)

打保齡球和 BBQ 燒烤,在 Dynamic Lane 和 Pappas 舉行,出席人數是創造另一個紀錄。超過九十位堂員和朋友出席這次免費的娛樂活動。 青年組的余世傑,再做一個優秀的活動工作,來安排這一個夏天聚集。

七月十九日(星期二)

五十二名余風采堂員和朋友團體出席了一個 『WNBA』 婦女籃球隊比賽,沙加緬度君主隊,在豐田体育中心挑戰休斯敦彗星隊。 姚明球迷俱樂部和休斯敦華人社區各大社團聯合起来,組織球迷到豐田中心(Toyota Center)比賽現場去觀戰助威。 二名中國奧林匹克成員,隋菲菲和苗立杰(中國女籃雙嬌)是沙加緬度君主籃球隊員。 休斯敦余風采堂員亦在那裡提供支持和適當地被表彰出了在大銀幕。

余頌輝


舍路余風采堂第五十一屆夏日野餐郊遊

八月十四日(星期日),晴朗和溫暖的夏天,正是一個完善的背景為舍路余風采堂舉行年度的野餐郊遊會。 今年野餐再次在「木林公園」 (Woodland Park Stove #1) 野餐區舉行。

到上午十一點半之前,所有舍路余風采堂所不分年齡的義工團已經會集在野餐站點,繁忙地幫助準備好桌子,安排食物盤子和安排所 有抽獎禮物。 今年的野餐郊遊會特別是加強了四十八位從溫哥華(加拿大)的余風采堂宗親。 他們從温哥華早上起程,搭乘一架旅遊汽車在下午十二點半左右到達了「木林公園」。

Seattle picnic

舍路余風采堂主席余家樂歡迎超過一百二十個出席的宗親和朋友。 他感謝了我們加拿大的宗親的蒞臨,做這次旅程和參加舍路余風采堂的野餐郊遊會。 然後温哥華(加拿大)的余風采堂代表隨後致詞。 午餐是中國式美味可口的膳食。 野餐後最精彩的節目是我們每年分配優秀學生獎學金的時刻。 今年,舍路的余約翰生先(John Yee)是獎學金宣佈者, 並且有三十一名學生,從第一年級起到大學高年级學生是獎學金接收者。 野餐以刺激的抽獎回合而結束了。 在這裡要特別多謝那些慷慨的食物和獎品捐贈者, 能幫助今年的野餐郊遊,再一次成功舉行。

黃昏後,在華埠「新九龍海鮮大酒家」安排了一個特別的晚宴來招待我們的加拿大宗親客人,一共有七十個人出席這晚宴。 令人快意的是大家再次有機會共同聯接和分享美妙的友好。

余海量報告


西雅圖一日遊,跨國聯繫宗情

八月十四日(星期日),温哥華余風采堂「耆英組」為了聯絡鄉誼,敦睦宗親,特組織夏日西雅圖一日遊,前往參加西雅圖余風采堂 年度的野餐郊遊。 經多星期籌備,一切就緒,並於當日早上八時半在華埠余風采堂門口集合。 參加這次郊遊的有總堂主席余根洙夫婦,分堂主席余美湛夫婦,總堂顧問余鍚儒夫婦,耆英組主任余瑞芝夫婦,另外還有總分堂書記 余榮燊夫婦, 理事余金星,余錫强夫婦,余源進,余碧瑜及余柏寧夫婦等,其中耆英佔二十四人,非耆英堂員十三人, 嘉賓來自點問頓余風采堂理事余偉毅及其他親友等共四十八人。

到人齊後,在八時五十分左右,巴士司機立即開車,沿温哥華南方向進發,過溫市乃街橋(Knight Street Bridge), 途經列治文隨九十九號公路往南駕駛。 一路交通順暢,到了邊界的美國海關,很意外沒有大排長龍,雖然等了四十至五十分鐘才輪到我們。 由於近期美國因反恐方面原因,所以過海關有一些麻煩,那不過是一小事而已。我們很高興地進入了海關,海關人員也沒多問什麼, 因我們的宗親全都帶有加拿大公民護照。 離開美國海關後,我們傾向美國五號公路至西雅圖方向行程。

是日氣温炎熱,但天高氣爽,大家在旅途中非常愉快,宗親在巴士上高談闊論、有講有笑,三小時多車程不知不覺間就過去了。 抵達華盛頓州西雅圖的「木林公園」(Woodland Park Stove #1),一齊參加「西雅圖余風采堂」舉行第五十一屆夏日野餐郊遊。這裡不少團友曾 遊覽過多次,這次舊地重遊,別有一番新的觀 感。 西雅圖余風采堂美西總顧問余樹湛夫婦,西雅圖余風采堂主席余家樂,顧問余海量夫婦,顧問余士晃夫婦,及書記余傑鋒等宗長一齊 歡迎我們,大家握手歡聚。 主席們及宗親們談一談各最近的鄉土人情。正值午膳時間,大家已飢腸轆轆,郊遊野餐會儀式開始,先由余家樂致歡迎詞, 後來再由余根洙主席,余美湛主席及耆英組余瑞芝等相繼講話。 西雅圖余風采堂的婦女組和青年組分配豐富的午餐給大家。 午膳後,西雅圖余風采堂頒發獎學金給他們的優秀學生,野餐以刺激的抽獎回合而結束。

在郊遊裡我們有一個難得機會相遇到前華裔陸軍余百康上尉 (Captain James Yee)。 余百康上尉在二零零三年九月被控在關押阿富汗塔裡班恐怖份子的的古巴關塔那摩基地協助回教恐怖份子, 而被關押了七十六天,余上尉的家人相信由於他的華裔背景和信奉回教這兩個因素使得他成為被指控的目標。 這個案子也因為媒體不斷的報導才使得余百康上尉洗清所有的罪名。他著作了一本書,描寫他的苦難經歷,將不久會出版。

我們感謝西雅圖余風采堂宗親的熱情款待,隨後便繼續旅程。 分堂主席余美湛夫婦領帶一班十五人組前往「赤楊木商業中心」(Alderwood Shopping Mall)購物或觀光, 余金星理事領帶其餘的三十三人前往新開辦之 Marysville 「馬利斯維爾」社區印第安人的「圖拉利普渡假村賭場」( Tulalip Resort Casino),宗親團友可隨意在此賭場一碰運氣,或逛附近 的大型名牌過季商 場(Seattle Premium Outlets Mall)。 宗親團友們便於下午五時許在各站集隊,等候巴士,返回西雅圖華埠,前往唐人街最具規模的「新九龍海鮮大酒家」參加主人家西雅 圖余風采宗親招待的丰盛晚宴。 大家歡飲交杯,喜氣洋溢,晚宴後約下午七時許道別西雅圖宗親,上巴士時余士晃宗長還親自送上飲料一箱。 隆情厚意,我們隨即開車返回溫哥華約晚上十時許。 大家道別,各自歸家。

此次旅遊,全程由余金星,余美湛等導遊,僅此致謝!這次跨國聯繫西雅圖宗親,由加拿大到美國,發楊宗人感情,將給以後一個回憶。

余瑞芝和余柏寧供稿


余元愷博士的歐洲旅遊

19:52 3/5/2005, 余元愷博士說:

五月六日星期五,我去「蒙特尼哥羅」(塞爾維亞)拜訪兒子,和遠足世界文化遺產的「哈德良長城」(羅馬長城)。 出及回家往哥倫布(美國俄亥俄州)拜訪女兒和她的家庭。在六月一日返回家裡。

蒙特尼哥羅」: 領事兒子Hoyt Brian 在「蒙特尼哥羅」為美國建立了一個盛大領事館。 他顯示了我許多附近地方——例如、修道院、外交訪問地點、沿岸的會議在一個第一流的旅館、選址在海島村莊築堡壘於世紀前用來防備 海盜, 著名的人們在藝術展裡集會等。他被蒙特尼哥羅人民認為很受歡迎的,他們要他回來作為大使當他們明年從塞爾維亞獲取充分的獨立。 Hoyt 謙虛地認為,有許多人是為這個崗位競爭, 所以他的機會不是高的。 蒙特尼哥羅是一個貧窮的國家並且它的遠景是荒涼的, 因為它的經濟缺乏產業和發展。 老師和警察,例如, 每一個月的薪水只獲得美金一百元。 在美國 $1.28 美元對 1.00 歐洲幣和 $1.82 美元對 £1.00 英鎊,我們的金錢不利是在比交換率更多, 因為歐洲價格和收入未改變當美元的價值是下降 。 「不列顛」人花費一英磅如我們花費一美元。 一品脫的量裝啤酒價值 £2.39 英磅是 $4.44 美元。 在七月, Hoyt 會回到華盛頓哥倫比亞區域(DC)為一年的習究,準備在希臘對他的重行調配的職位朝向在「塞薩洛尼基」的領事館,「塞薩洛尼基」 是希臘最大的港口。

不列顛」(大英帝國): 「哈德良長城」是異常的。 意識到, 古羅馬人能設計這樣一個精心製作的系統橫跨超過高低不平的七十英哩[沿第五十五平行線從北海向愛爾蘭海; 劃分英國 (四分之三的「不列顛」) 從蘇格蘭] 正義展示超過一千八百年前人技術上是相當可勝任的。 幫助加強我的書上一個題材, 「余-哈!: 記憶和渴望」, 當人技術上平穩地推進了他們未進步在仁慈、智慧,和愛。相似與在羅馬的阿比阿道, 軍用路, 我們乘坐, 是最短之路平行對牆壁。 更長的(大約一千五百英哩) 並且更加巨大, 中國的萬里長城被發動了大約四百年早些前 (約二零零年西元前)並且被延伸了在最新世紀。 修造橫跨多小山地形, 石灰石零件 (約四十五英哩) 的哈德良長城的牆壁是約八尺至十尺在它最寬地方, 十尺至十一尺在它最高地點, 和未被認為前進。大約三十英哩沿西部末端用草皮和木頭被建立了。 顯然在許多世紀以後, 大壟溝是被開掘的牆壁的北部和南部。 最初工作和堡壘(十二), 英哩城堡, 和衛兵駐地被建立了和之間供以了人員四百年直到軍隊被召回了,因羅馬被匈奴洗劫了在四一零年之後。

它應該說當中國的萬里長城被發動了大約四百幾年在「哈德良長城」和是更長的之前並且足夠大為二輪戰車和前進的隊伍, 它被修造時費用了無數的奴隸, 讓他們做到死亡為止。 在西元一二二年開始幾乎大約在二個世紀當《凱撒大帝》征服了「不列顛」之後, 「哈德良長城」就由羅馬軍團的兵士完全修築了,沒有利用奴隸,雖然他們也有奴隸。 羅馬戰士是了不起的工程師 (回憶阿比阿道)。 當希臘人說給了我們「原因」, 羅馬給了世界「法律」。 他們的戰士像所有羅馬人民因而有權利, 包括權利起訴反對虐待, 在一些方面他們達成協議對服從的非羅馬人民。「哈德良長城」未意欲隔絕和擋住北方的野蠻人(蘇格蘭人)但用來控制他們和他們 的移動。 因而,英哩城堡有閘通過, 蘇格蘭人能通過這門如果他們會合格通過了察視和支付出款的特權。 長城意欲是確切在對面和必須是更大和更強的,雖然它沒有停止侵略者。繼續出來為我的特點是, 「哈德良長城」和它更加早期的設防人員供以了四百多年, 幾乎兩倍美國的歷史。

與大風和大雨在遠足, 你真正地得到了什麼的感受它一定是像為羅馬軍人(兩個軍隊, 大約十萬士兵)並且他們的許多輔助者。 如果「不列顛」去使用風能量,北部是理想但有希望地不是在長城附近。英國鄉下是美好的 — 樹林 (被種植為黏漿狀物質)盛裝以野花, 諸如「開藍花的洋牡丹」, 膨脹的綠色領域被明亮冬日的「黃色花海-油菜花田」和小山打破、石灰石籬笆,許多使用從牆壁的石頭修造在它沒有被保護了之 前, 並且有大量各種各樣的綿羊(那裡從未知道許多不同的養殖種類),和有一些牛。 被留下深刻印象對英國鄉村和鎮,更多外邦人和友好比「倫敦」和「曼徹斯特」。 出席優秀在「里士满」的「衛理公會派教徒」教堂的禮拜儀式(是無意中發現的),被享受到它的唱詩班和鋼琴伴奏者和聲音佈道 (從寓言, 修造在岩石不是沙子) 在正確的「劍橋」/「牛津」言語。會眾令我感覺非常歡迎我。我參觀了許多修道院、大教堂(「卡來爾」的和「達拉姆」的最著名), 和聖地在兩個國家。 在「白蘭赤蘭」(修道院改建成的農莊) 小屋裡 (我們的住宿壘)烹調風格是吸引人地美食家和村莊修道院那裡是可愛的——有一個晚上在那裡欣賞他們的唱詩班和風琴。 我得到了這樣英國是文明化比多數體會的印象。或許美國人和「不列顛」人最不同在一個能區別教育和開化在那些由態度、發言, 和禮服之間。

從未不耐煩,兩個星期在「不列顛」是一件令人愉快的令人瞠目事件。通過參觀向「不列顛」「倫敦」基地的以遊覽向「劍橋」和 「牛津」。 當「曼徹斯特」似乎受壓迫,微小的「白蘭赤蘭」, 「紐卡斯爾」, 「科布里治」, 「卡來爾」, 「達拉姆」城市, 並且「里士满」、「阿爾斯通」、 「赫克瑟姆」,等鎮與他們的商店, 教堂, 和酒館給予了一更加意味深長的洞察力入英國的生活方式和風格。 肯定, 儘管激烈地觀察力敏銳的,兩個星期主要遠足是幾乎不充足的時候使自己熟悉, 但我得到了對像「不列顛」的「諾桑比亞」人和「達拉姆」人。 我們的導遊是卓著的他的關心在我們的小組有十八位不同的美國人並且每天和當地的導遊是好的,雖然我經常認為很難瞭解他們說什 麼。 或許我的最珍貴的時刻是在「里士满」的衛理公會派教徒教會裡與教友們聯絡,當會眾歡迎了我, 在佈道後飲茶和他們交談雖則他們在假日中並且出席的理事會官員們, 都佩戴了他們的獎牌和榮譽。

余柏寧翻譯


温市分堂歌詠隊参加慶祝雙親節活動

歌詠隊得到理事們的支持,有惠芳大姐的領導,有麗芬姐的恊助,還有梁李两位老師的領唱,學員們勤學活動持續至今,歌詠隊在進展 中。

今年五月十五日,我們参加慶祝雙親節。是日中午,富大酒家頓時熱閙起來。 隊員們穿着紅色的上衣,藍色的西褲,插着節日的襟花,排着整齊的隊伍。 懷念着父母的恩情,臺上歌唱「父母恩」,「世上只有媽媽好」.....。 既有集體,又有小組,還有個人獨唱。 歡樂的歌聲在餐廳埵^旋蕩漾,真使人沉浸在念親恩的歌聲中。父母養育兒女,功勞偉大無比。在下面,我寫首詩歌。 歌頌雙親的恩情向世界余氏宗親的父母們衷心的懷念,致敬!

雙親恩情永不忘

園中有棵玫瑰花,
她的可愛似爸媽,
勤勞儉樸善持家,
養兒育女度年華。

家中有朵紅玫瑰,
她的可愛似媽咪,
寒暖來臨您更衣,
饑餓之時親手餵。

幼兒似白紙無智,
教育成才化力氣,
雙親恩情永牢記,
願您康樂笑微微。

國家富強人人愛,
科學昌明需人才,
國家棟樑放光彩,
全民讚您育人才。

余梦蟠供稿


加拿大余風采堂參加全加馬氏宗親總會第十六屆懇親大會暨慶祝成立八十六周年聯歡

五月二十一日(星期六)是全加馬氏宗親總會舉行盛大慶典的好日子。 馬氏世表們在這日慶祝全加馬氏宗親第16屆懇親大會開幕及慶祝成立 86 周年紀念聯歡。 當日下午在溫哥華馬氏分會禮堂內馬氏世表們首先瑞獅祭祖,祭祖完畢,隨即懇親會舉行開幕典禮及紀念會。 加拿大余風采總堂,温哥華余風采堂代表人員得到馬氏世表邀請出席參加,場面是非常熱鬧。來自加拿大、美國七城市觀禮代表共有 300 多人齊聚温市。 余風采總堂主席余根洙代表余氏宗親祝賀馬氏世表,他的致詞主題是關於余氏和馬氏已接近有四百多年世表的歷史,他希望寶貴的友 誼永遠繼續下去, 他並且恭祝馬氏宗親的懇親大會會順利成功。

下午六時假座華埠富大酒家舉行公宴,晚會邀請嘉賓和宗誼友好共千人出席,氣氛熱烈。 中國副領事王堅先生,加拿大三級政府嘉賓包括聯邦政府部長史蒂芬·奧雲先生,省議員關慧貞女士,温哥華市議員雷健華先生和蘇 利文先生也到來祝賀和致詞。 大會司儀秉年夫人和敏彬宗長主持公宴程序。 馬氏宗親總會理事長馬淸石宗長致歡迎詞,雲埠馬氏分會理事長馬威廉宗長致謝詞。 在品嘗美味的酒菜之中,嘉賓不停地表演精彩歌唱節目。 馬威廉宗長的兒子馬偉駿和女兒馬君儀也合唱一曲「無情寶劍有情天」,非常動聽。 公宴中馬氏世表邀請余氏宗親參加他們五月二十二日(星期日)假座雲埠中華文化中心會堂﹐卡拉 OK 文娛及其他節目。

五月二十日(星期五)下午四時左右全體馬氏代表到來拜訪余風采總堂及分堂,余氏宗親也熱烈地歡迎世表們到來拜訪。 余風采總堂主席余根洙及宗親們祝賀馬氏宗親的懇親大會成功。余風采總堂邀請馬氏代表一齊在富大酒家晚宴。菲律濱余風采堂余振 榮伉儷也來參加。 晚宴中温哥華余風采堂主席余美湛介紹世界余氏的網站給馬氏們認識,之後馬敏彬宗長也介馬氏總會的新網站給馬氏宗親觀看。 希望馬氏宗親們到訪馬氏的電腦網頁,得知到全加馬氏總會和分會的發展及活動。 我們要特別多謝馬氏世表們,讓我們分享你們這次慶祝活動。

余柏寧供稿


温哥華堂員歡迎美國南加州的余利達醫生

我們非常幸會能相遇到余利達(大衛)醫生,美國二埠「沙加緬度」余風采堂元老 余杰民醫生 (Dr. Herbert Yee) 的孫子。 他和他的新娘凱西 蒞臨溫哥華,向一個醫療會議提供和演講他的專科,「泌尿醫學」。

八月二日下午,温哥華余風采分堂主席余美湛從旅館迎接了他們,參觀我們的余風采堂所。 我們和他們聊天和給他們看總堂大廳中所懸掛之『風采堂』匾額及兩傍 『風徽媲美曲江芬遺嶺表; 采烈遙承武水倫敘的天涯』的木刻對聯,乃當年成立堂所時留下來的紀念品。 我們向余利達和凱西解釋了木刻對聯是怎麼的來歷,這對聯是在五十年前由他的祖父和曾祖父留下來余風采堂所的紀念品。 顧問余鳳和拿出風采堂的相冊簿給余利達 和凱西看,和指向其它掛在牆壁上歷史相片,余利達夫婦 感覺到甚驚奇看到了和認出了他們曾祖父的照片。

然後,加拿大余風采總堂主席余根洙,余風采堂委員會秘書余榮燊,加拿大余風采總堂顧問余錫儒,温哥華余風采堂顧問余詠本, 余風采堂網頁投稿者余柏寧,温哥華余風采堂理事余金星,温哥華余風采堂主席余美湛和余利達夫婦一齊去緬街及二十九街的『大煌 海鲜酒家』晚飯。 我們一齊試試和品嚐這餐館的特色小菜,香濃又惹味的『避風塘炒蟹』,吃了這碟炒酥和鮮甜多汁的蟹肉,真的令我們讚不絕口。

在七月三十一日,當余美湛第一次與余利達聯繫時,他和太太貝蒂首先領帶了余利達夫婦去温哥華唐人街食晚餐,和領帶他們遊覽 了附近區域。 余利達醫生的性質和他教育上的憑證留下我們一個深刻的印象。

我們很感謝余杰民(赫伯特)醫生,余利達(大衛)醫生,和他們家庭通過四代慷慨的支持我們加拿大的余風采堂。 像余元愷(阿爾伯特)博士給余美湛在的電子郵件說,"赫伯特與依內絲有一個王朝的家,是應該使世界上所有的余氏驕傲"。 這個在美國起點的優異的家庭,他與一班醫科同學團在一九九九年對加州小提琴鎮(Fiddletown)的實地考察。

余柏寧供稿


下期預告

下一期的風采電子季刊將在二零零五年十二月中出版,報導中秋節為主題。 歡迎大家投稿。 稿件需在二零零五年十一月十五日前經電郵 (editor @ yeefungtoy.org) 或郵寄 (風采電子季刊, 226 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6A 1Z7) 到本刊編輯收。


In this Issue:

Message from the Editor

Trips, Picnics, and other Summer Activities

Reports from Yee Fung Toy Chapters

What is in the Next Issue?


Message from the Editor

Welcome to the fourth issue of the Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice, an electronic newsletter for the World Yee community. As promised, in this issue we are featuring stories and images of summer activities from associations of the Yee Fung Toy around the world.

This issue marks an important milestone. We have produced a newsletter for every one of the past four Seasons. Our success is due to the encouragement and feedback from our readers, and start-up support from Mr. Johnson Yee (founding Chairman of the World Yee Family Association), Mr. Fred Yee of Seattle, the Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada (Chairman Kan Yu and Vice-Chair James Yu), and Mr. Ken Lam of Vancouver. We acknowledge their crucial roles. We also thank all those who have made continuing contributions to the first year of developing the best (and so far the only) bilingual newsletter for the global Yee Family, including:

  • Ah Wei Kane and Kenneth Yu of Philippines
  • Albert Yee of Montana
  • Andy Yu and Frank Yee of New York
  • Frank Yu of Houston
  • Eric Yu of Edmonton
  • Fred Yee and Hoy Kon Yee of Seattle
  • Ken Yii and Peter Yee of Boston
  • Larry Yee of San Francisco
  • Martin Yee, Meng Pan Yu, Sui Chii Yu and Wing Yee of Vancouver
  • Melinda Yee and Tin-Won Yee of Sacramento

We look forward to our second year, and many more years to come!

Jim Yee, Vancouver


New York Annual Picnic at Quassy

This year on July 16th, our Association’s annual picnic was again to Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, CT. Although many regular attendees opted out, we still had two chartered buses filled with youths, their parents and elders, all eager for a day of fun. The one thing that could ruin everything was the weather. As I drove ahead to setup the picnic area for the arriving group, it sure looked like rain. But I had confidence that Ah Goong would provide the rain free weather like he always does every picnic.

With the help of our President Shu Chan Yu (樹燦), our Vice President Kenneth Yee (景新), Officer 鋼深 and Jackie 靄瑜, everyone boarded the buses without a hitch, leaving on time at 9:00AM. Our hope was for everyone to attend, but the smaller group just made everything more manageable. The buses made good time, arriving 10:30. In less than half hour, we managed to give everyone a healthy box lunch, take some pictures, give out tickets for the park and give everyone a battery operated fan to cool off. The fans were courtesy of my brother & me. It was nice to hear so many people appreciated the fans. It also came in handy just as the clouds lifted and the sun came out.

The kids weren’t the only ones who enjoyed the rides, water park, paddle boats arcades and beach. Adults also enjoyed the ferry ride around the lake on the Quassy Queen, the magic shows, walking around hanging out and watching the fish swimming in the lake. For someone middle-aged, I for one enjoyed the time spent with David, Jackie’s husband, especially going on the bumper cars, merry go round and trading stories with a bunch of guys from the National Guard recruiting center. Most interesting was this one guy who just came back from two tours in Iraq. I also learned from Uncle 王武樂 and David some of their military past. I found having conversations with these people very enlightening. This was an enjoyable day after all. Hope everyone can join us next year.

Frank Yee, NY


Boston's Annual Summer Outing


The turnout enjoyed a fun day at Lake Compounce Family Theme Park on Saturday July 16, 2005. The Association chartered 3 coach buses and a contingent of families drove their private autos that brought over 200 persons to this Bristol, Connecticut location for amusement rides, water slide, swimming and other entertainment on a beautiful sunny warm day that was perfectly ideal for a day at the park. Both the young and the not so young raved about the large options of activities and many expressed a desire for us to return next year.








If you were unable to attend, hope you will be able to join us next year to keep this activity growing and successful for the enjoyment of our members of all ages.

(Click here for more pictures.)

Peter Yee, Boston

Picnic in Vancouver

The Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver’s annual summer picnic was held next to the Trout Lake Park Picnic Kiosk (Victoria Drive and East 19th Avenue) on July 17, 2005 (Sunday) from 10am to 3 pm.

“Trout Lake Park (also known as John Hendry Park) in East Vancouver takes its name from Trout Lake, which in the late 1800s was a floating peat bog that supplied water to Hastings Mill. Today the lake is still a popular swimming hole surrounded by a community centre, playground, ice rink...”

Many YFT members brought their family and friends to attend this popular summer event. The turn out was good, at about 200 people.

Members of the Fung Toy Alumni Association, the Yee Fung Toy senior group, the Mah Society, and the Tse Society also joined us at the picnic; we gave them a warm welcome and thanked them for coming, before we started distributing lunch bags of fried chicken.

The weather was ideal for a picnic that day with a hot sun and cool breezes in the park. Members’ families and friends brought their lawn chairs and sat beneath the shady willow trees, enjoying the colorful and natural scenery of the park in one of the city’s picturesque barbecue and picnic areas.

After lunch, we drew tickets for the many prizes. These Prizes were purchased with money donated by Board members and other generous members.

After the lucky draw, Mavis and Ron Chu organized a variety of children’s games for the kids. After the final tug of war was over, Vancouver chairman Mr. Jim Yee handed out prizes to the kids who participated. Thanks to Stan Yee for making the games equipment available, and to Mavis and Ron for running the games.

We would also like to thank Mr. Steven Yee and his committee for organizing the food and prizes for this fun event.


Houston Activities in July

The summer activity—bowling and BBQ attendance at Dynamic Lane and Pappas set another record. More than 90 (family members and friends) attended the free treat on Sunday, July 17. Roger Yu, again, did an excellent job in arranging this summer gathering.

A group of 52 Yee members and friends attended the Women NBA game between Sacramento Monarchs and Houston Comets at the Toyota Center on this pay-on-your-own gathering on Tuesday, July 19. Two Chinese Olympic members play on the Sacramento team. The Yee Association members were there to give support and were duly recognized on the Big Screen.


Summer in San Francisco

On July 2nd, 2005 Jak Min Yee took office as the President of the Chinese Six Companies (a.k.a the Consolidated Benevolent Family Association) in San Francisco. The hall of the Chinese Six Companies was packed to capacity with six Lions drumming in the new President of the Chinese Six Companies. Jak Min Yee is also the President of Hop Wo Association that is one of seven Associations in the Chinese Six Companies. Dinner celebration was held at New Asia Restaurant with over 380 community leaders joining in.

Our annual picnic was held at the well-known San Francisco Zoo on July 24th with over 888 fellow Yee’s, and friends; also joining us was elder John M. Yee from Phoenix, Arizona. We are extremely thankful to our State Assemblyman Leland Yee PhD Speaker Pro Tempore for his help in arranging the San Francisco Zoo facility for the Yee’s picnic site over the last five years! Assemblyman Leland Yee’s true joy is cooking hot dogs, hamburgers, and chicken wings for the kids. Members attending the picnic paid a very small nominal fee ($2) that covered the Zoo admission, bag lunch, while kids were treated to a barbeque and ride tickets. You can visit the San Francisco website at www.sfzoo.org.


Dr. Albert Yee in Montenegro and Britain

At 19:52 3/5/2005, Albert H. Yee wrote:
Am leaving Friday, May 6, to visit my son in Montenegro (Serbia), hike Hadrian's Wall, and visit my daughter's family in Columbus, OH going & coming. Back June 1st.

Montenegro: Consul son Hoyt Brian has founded a grand consulate in Montenegro for the USA. He showed me around many places -- monasteries, diplomatic visitations, coastal conference at a first-class hotel sited in an island village fortified centuries ago against pirates, art show where prominents meet, etc. He is said to be so popular with the Montenegrins that they want him to return as ambassador when they gain full independence from Serbia next year. Hoyt says modestly that there would be so much competition for the post that his chances are not high. Montenegro is poor and its prospects are bleak, because its economy lacks industry and development. Teachers and police, for example, earn only about US$100/month. At U.S.$1.28 to 1.00 Euro & $1.82 to 1.00 Pound Sterling, our money is at a disadvantage in more than the exchange rates, because European prices and incomes have not changed while the value of the U.S. dollar has declined. Brits spend a pound like we do a dollar. A pint of draft beer at 2.39 pounds is $4.44. In July, Hoyt returns to DC for a year's study in Greek preparatory to his reposting to head the consulate at Thessaloniki, Greece's largest port.

Britain: Hadrian's Wall is remarkable. To realize that the Romans could engineer such an elaborate system across more than 70 rugged miles [along 55th Parallel from the North Sea to the Irish Sea; dividing England (3/4 of Britain) from Scotland] just shows that humans were quite capable technologically more than 1,800 years ago. Helps to reinforce one theme of my book, Yeee-Hah!, that while humans have steadily advanced technologically they have not progressed in humaneness, wisdom, and love. Similar to the Appian Way in Rome, Military Road, which we rode, is a beeline paralleling the wall. Much longer (~1,500 miles) and more immense, China's Great Wall was started about 400 years before (~200 BC) and extended in later centuries. Built across hilly terrain, the limestone part (~45 miles) of Hadrian's Wall was ~8-10' at its widest, 10-11' at its highest, and was not meant to be marched on. About 30 miles along the western end were built with turf and wood. Still evident after so many centuries, big ditches were dug north and south of the wall. Initial works and forts (12), mile castles, and guard stations in-between were built and manned for 400 years until the legions were recalled after Rome was sacked by the Huns in 410.

It should be said that while China's Great Wall was started ~400 years before Hadrian's wall and is longer and big enough for chariots and marching troops, it was built at the cost of 100,000s of slaves who were worked to death. Beginning in 122 AD almost two centuries after Julius Caesar conquered Britain, Hadrian's wall was built entirely by Roman legionnaires without slaves, though they had them. Roman soldiers were great engineers (recall the Appian Way). While the Greeks are said to have given us reason, the Romans gave the world law. Their soldiers like all Romans thus had rights, including the right to sue against mistreatment, which in some respects they accorded to obedient non-Romans. Hadrian's wall was not intended to isolate and ward off the northern barbarians (Scots) but to control them and their movements. Thus, mile castles had gates through which the Scots could pass through and pay for the privilege if they passed scrutiny. The Great Wall was intended to be the exact opposite and had to be bigger and stronger, though it did not stop invaders. The point that keeps coming up for me is that Hadrian's Wall and its earlier fortifications were manned for 400 years, nearly twice the history of the USA.

With high winds and heavy rain on hikes, one really got the feel of what it must have been like for the Romans (2 legions, about 10,000) and their many auxiliaries. If Britain goes wind energy, the north is ideal but hopefully not near the wall. English countryside is lovely -- woods (planted for pulp) decked with wildflowers, such as bluebells, expansive green fields broken by bright yellow rape & hills, limestone fences, many of which built with stones from the Wall before it was protected, and plenty of varied sheep (never knew there so many different breeds), some cattle. Was impressed with country and town British, more gentile and friendlier than London and Manchester. Attended excellent Methodist service in Richmond (which was found by pure chance), enjoyed its choir and piano accompanist and sound sermon (from the parable, build on rock not sand) in perfect Cambridge/Oxford diction. The congregation made me feel very welcomed. Visited many monasteries, cathedrals (Carlisle's & Durham's most notable), and holy places in both countries. Cuisine in the Blanchland village lodge (our home base) was appealingly gourmet and the village abbey was lovely -- enjoyed choir and organ one evening there. I got the impression that such British are more civilized than most realized. Perhaps Americans and Brits differ most in one being able to distinguish between those who are educated and cultured by manners, speech, and dress.

Never boring, the two weeks in Britain were a delightful eye-opener. Past visits to Britain had been London-based with excursions to Cambridge and Oxford. While Manchester seemed downtrodden, tiny Blanchland, cities of Newcastle, Corbridge, Carlisle, Durham, and towns of Richmond, Alston, Hexham, etc. with their shops, churches, and pubs gave one more meaningful insight into the British way of life and manners. Surely, despite being keenly observant, two weeks mostly hiking was hardly sufficient time to familiarize oneself much, but I did get to like the Northumberians and Durhamians. Our tour guide was outstanding in his care of our group of 18 diverse Yanks and the day and local guides were good, though I often found it hard to understand what they said. Perhaps my most precious contact with the people was at the Richmond Methodist church when the congregation welcomed me with tea and conversation after the service though they were in holiday and council officials present were adorned with their medals and honors.


Vancouver celebrates Parents’ Day

The Vancouver chapter held a Parents Day lunch on Sunday May 15, 2005 at Floata Restaurant. Everyone had a good time, including our special guests Mr. And Mrs. Antonio Yee (seated at the center of the picture below) visiting from the Philippines. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped organize it, to our Women Singers who provided entertainment, and to Ms. Meng Pan Yu for contributing the original Chinese verses on the left, on never forgetting one’s love for parents.



Jim Yee, Vancouver

Vancouver welcomes Dr. David Yee from Irvine, CA

We were very pleased to have the opportunity to meet Dr. David Yee (grandson of Dr. Herbert K. Yee, U.S. Grand Elder in Sacramento), on his visit to Vancouver with his bride Kathy. David was in town to attend a conference of the Western Section American Urological Association.

Jim (Chairman of the Vancouver Yee chapter) picked them up from their hotel on the afternoon of August 2 and took them for a visit to our Society Hall, where we chatted and showed them the Chinese scrolls hanging on both sides of the picture of our ancestor. We explained how they came to be presented to the Association by his Grandfather and Great-grandfather over 50 years ago. Both David and Kathy were amazed to see the pictures of their great grand father from the YFT photo albums, and the photos displayed on the walls. We then all went to a Chinese restaurant where Canada Chairman Kan Yu, Board Secretary Wing Yee, Canada Advisor Dick Yee, Vancouver Advisor Wayne Yee, Web Contributor Martin Yee, Board Director James Yu, and Vancouver Chairman Jim Yee hosted a dinner for David and Kathy .

David Yee

On July 31, when Jim first contacted David, he and his wife Betty took David and Kathy to Chinatown for dinner first and showed them around the area. We are all very impressed by David's character as well as his educational credentials.

We would like to thank Dr. Herbert Yee, Dr. David Yee, and their families for their generous support of the Canadian Yee Associations through four generations. As Dr. Albert H. Yee said in an email to Jim, "Herbert & Inez have a dynasty family of which all Yee's should be proud". A glimpse of a Chinese herbalist store in Fiddletown, CA. Get a glimpse of life from the 1800's, see Chew Kee Store - Fiddletown, CA.

Jim Yee, Vancouver


What is in the Next Issue?

Now that summer is over, it is Back to School for most students. The next issue of the Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice will be published in mid December, featuring reports of scholarship awards and celebrations of the Moon (mid Autumn) festivals at Yee Fung Toy associations around the world. Please submit your articles to the Editor via email (editor @ yeefungtoy.org) or postal mail (The Editor, 226 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6A 1Z7) by November 15.