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風采電子季刊

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Issue 12 www.yeefungtoy.org/newsletter 2007/9/21

目錄

編者話

風采月刊

修葺荻海名賢余忠襄公祠

風采總分堂報導

都會新聞

風采校園生活

下期預告


編者話

各位讀者,大家好!

歡迎來到第十二期的「風采電子季刊」,這是世界余氏宗親團体的電子訊報。

一晃,又是金秋時節,天氣漸漸涼起來了,希望這期季刊能帶來一些温暖給您們。季刊這期以「夏季郊遊活動」為主題。

在這個忙碌的生活節奏中,大家徹底給心情放一天大假,渡過個輕鬆涼爽的夏日,讓我們去感受大自然帶給我們的樂趣。 各分堂之夏日消息由各余氏宗親會報導,最後給大家一齊分享。

歡迎宗親們投稿及發表文章,請各位宗親們繼續支持,謝謝。

為本刊之問世,我很感謝各工作人的努力協助和支持,供給文章、相片、 和社論。特別是以下人士的貢獻:

  • 加拿大温哥華余風采堂的余柏寧先生、余榮燊先生。
  • 加拿大點問頓余風采堂的余英華先生。
  • 加拿大安省余風釆堂的余緣治女士。
  • 美國紐約余風采堂的余宏基先生。
  • 美國積彩余風采堂的余次屏先生。
  • 美國休士頓余風采堂的余頌輝先生。
  • 美國斐匿余風采堂的余文澤先生、余長全先生、余民立先生。
  • 美國舍路余風采堂的余海量先生、余國強先生。
  • 美國紐英崙余風采堂的余厚利先生、余定邦先生、余超群先生。
  • 美國二埠余風采堂的余李慕蓮女士、余庭穩先生
  • 香港余氏宗親會的余華軸先生。
  • 風采月刊的余炯先生。
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


《風采月刊》上網了

春季號(第83期)

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夏季號(第84期)

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《風采月刊》上網始於一九九九年,當年風采中學開通國際互聯網,在開平市各中學獨領風騒。 不過,其時的《風采月刊》上網僅是有文存價值的文章和余族要聞以及風采中學的訊息選輯,而且圖片不到位。

從二零零七年春季號開始,整本《風采月刊》全部上網,圖文並茂,七彩繽紛。 只要您的電腦接入國際互聯網,無論您在天涯海角,都能測觀到這本余族「集體家書」。 《風采月刊》上網是利用風采中學的網址, 如忘記網址,在網上先搜索“風采中學”(請用簡體,繁體為香港風采中學), “風采中學” 出現後,再點出《風采月刊》。

每年春、夏、秋、冬季號於四、七、十、一月初上網,蒙風采中學計算機老師李春秀熱情協助,特此鳴謝。

風采中學網址 http://www.fczx.com.cn/

余炯

港澳、中山余氏宗親前來開平懇親

余氏宗親懇親團代表與開平市黨政領導合照

4 月 22 日晚,來自香港、澳門、中山、開平等地的余氏宗親代表約 100 多人歡聚開平潭江半島酒店,暢敘鄉親,共謀發展。 開平市政協主席譚德榮、市委常委范金棠、謝超武、政協副主席關位湛、杜海英、吉喆出席了活動。

港澳、中山余氏宗親開平懇親團團長余華賜在晚宴上說,這次回到家鄉,看到家鄉發展日新月異,經濟實力迅猛增長,教育事業蒸蒸日上, 作為身居異地的開平余氏宗親感到驕傲與自豪。他希望余氏宗親生活富裕但不能忘本,多回家鄉看看,為家鄉建設作貢獻。

澳門開平同鄉聯誼會會長余焯源認為,這次懇親活動達到宗親團聚、 重温親情的目的,又讓大家感受到家鄉經濟的迅猛發展,以及城市建設的日新月異。 他希望余氏宗親共同努力,使開平建設成為南國明珠,更加繁榮昌盛,熠熠生輝。

開平市委常委謝超武對余氏宗親多年來為家鄉建設作出的貢獻給予了充分的肯定, 他希望余氏宗親繼續關心和支持家鄉經濟建設和社會各項事業發展, 發動更多的大財團、大公司和大實業家到開平投資興業、經商、辦實事,與家鄉人民一起共創美好明天。

余映意 2007-6-11 16:35:33
轉自開平市外事僑務局

二埠余風采堂夏季郊游聯歡會

美國二埠余風采堂於七月十五日在本埠威林廉公園草坪區舉辦二零零七年宗親郊游聯歡會。 参加的宗親昆仲達逾一百五十多人,其中青小年兒童也有五十多人。

今年的郊游聯歡會,由於准備充足,合作順利,辦得非常成功。 午餐的食品和飲料人人喜歡,小朋友也玩得十分開心,抽奬活動做得有聲有色。 所有参加郊游慶會的宗親,兒童小朋友都有了一個快樂的星期天。

這次郊游聯歡活動,宗親之間彼此聊天,抽奬,互相聯絡感情,增進友誼,體現了團結和諧,敦親睦鄰的精神。

二埠余風采堂余庭稳供稿

美國余風采總堂夏日郊遊聯歡 逾四百五十宗親參加

美國余風采總堂於七月十五日在三藩市金門公園舉辦宗親夏日郊遊聯歡會。 余氏宗親共四百五十多人參加,郊遊會於上午十時進場。 美西總總長余臻發及總堂主席余樹勳致歡迎詞,指出舉辦夏日郊遊是該堂一項福利活動,意旨是敦親睦族。 該總堂全年為宗親舉辦多福利活動,八月份將為余氏宗親優秀青年學生頒發獎學金。 宗親福利,年年充實。 這是全美國余風采堂的宗旨,亦為宗親不論新移民和老僑宗親經常稱許。

余臻發總長和余樹勳主席指出,宗親們在美國能有今日的享受,美國余風采堂今天能有如此讚譽和堅實經濟基礎,是與先賢與及各位元老, 顧問和宗親們辛勤努力,無私奉獻分不開的。宗親們對此永懷感激,深深敬重,永遠不忘記先賢,父老們離鄉別井來到美國艱苦創業,造福庇蔭後輩的恩情。 余氏宗親飲水思源,尊敬先賢,敬重高層成員領導。集中意志,統一行動為推展堂務、族務貢獻力量。

中午由總堂免費提供午食,飲品水果。同往年一樣,有幸運抽獎及文娛助興。 今年幸運抽獎獎品豐厚。郊遊聯歡會喜氣滿場,直至下午四時離場賦歸。

二零零四年及二零零六年,世界余氏宗親第二、第三屆懇親大會期間,由美國余風采堂資深元老余習文、 余文勁兩位宗長倡議修葺座落在家鄉萩海鎮的「名賢余忠襄公祠」。 余風采堂奉祀始祖是北宋名賢余靖(即余忠襄公), 愛國愛民功績彪炳。現有公祠建築物宏偉有歷史藝術模式,中國廣東省列為國家保管文物,修葺工程費用浩大。 國家和余氏海內、海外宗親將共同籌募,這是一百多年以來為祖祠添磚加瓦機遇。

三藩市美國余風采總堂至六月底已募集捐款共五萬六千六百三十元,在郊遊聯歡會中又有余華潤、余華湘、余婉華、余健全、 余華五位宗親即席提交現金和支票共七百元,積極支援祖籍國的家鄉建設。

美西版(三藩市)明報專訊

紐英崙余風釆堂 Lake Compounce 郊遊記

Lake Compounce 郊遊記

紐英崙余風釆堂為聯絡宗親感情,活躍本族青少年暑期生活,於七月二十一日星期六,舉辦 2007 年的暑期郊遊活動。 本應是炎陽高照的七月天,這一天的氣温卻只有七十度,非常適合野外活動,真是天公作美。

一大清早,很多宗親已聚集在公所內,亦有部份宗親在登車地點的安良工商會大樓旁等候。九時正, 近百位宗親在公所主席積炎和副主席厚利帶領下分乘兩輛旅遊巴士駛向目的地康州 Lake Compounce 遊樂場。

在遊樂場入口處與自行駕車前來的很多宗親會合,全體拍攝一些集體相後即分散自由活動。

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我是第一次到這個遊樂場,覺得這婸P別的遊樂場有很多不同的地方。價格平宜不用說,風景特別秀麗,沒有其他遊樂場那種混濁氣。 此處依山傍水,山雖不高卻茂林密佈,過山車名符其實地建築在小山上,乘車者的惊叫聲隨同卡車突然從密林中衝出。 湖不算太大,臨湖遠眺,但見湖水碧綠,水天一色,遊船往來其間,一群鳥兒正在戲水追逐,令人頓感心矌神怡。 湖邊的沙灘上有大批年輕人在嬉水,沙灘旁建有一座高塔,塔下圍着一群小童,塔頂上安裝一個大水桶,水桶注滿水後即自動傾水而下,樂得孩子們哇哇大叫。

我沒有胆量去乘坐摩天輪或登山吊車,只好獨自信歩四處閒蕩。一座巨形千秋是我從未見過的。 數十呎高的千秋上繫着兩位年輕人在空中來回擺動,看得筆者目瞪口呆,而兩位年輕人卻在半空中擺動着,吼叫着, 也不知道有幾許歡呼,幾許惊怕。

Route 66 表演廳是最適合成年人的地方,這堥C隔一小時有一場歌舞表演,男女演員都非常年輕,可說是歌甜舞美。 令人印象最深刻的是節目緊湊,絕無冷場。同一批演員竟能在短短的一分鐘內轉換服裝接續演出,令人百思不得其解。 連在波士頓歌壇素負盛名的潤冰小姐也大加讚賞,說是從中學到了很多東西。

宗親們在遊樂場內有時會偶然碰面,國濟顧問有兩位公子,一位住在紐約,一位住在波士頓,遊樂場正好在兩個城市的中間, 祖孫三代在這堿蛬E,享盡天倫之樂。婦女部副主任美玲小姐屬於一個大家庭,兄弟姊妺就有十多位,美玲美媚兩姊妹還不甘落後年輕人, 換上泳裝嬉水一番。 超群顧問自己駕車前來,也是一家三代共享天倫之樂。 定邦顧問夫婦則帶着頭戴波士頓紅襪棒球隊隊帽的小孫子,看上去神氣十足。

在旅程中見到更多的是從未謀面的本族青少年,他們都朝氣勃勃。我坐在那媟Q,有這麼多年輕人的參與,我們的公所就有生氣,就有希望。

下午六時,載着盡興而歸近百位宗親的兩輛巴士駛離 Lake Compounce 遊樂場返回波士頓。在回程中,我以領隊的身份特別以英語詢問大家是否享受這一天的活動,獲得熱烈的歡呼聲,大家並互道明年再見。

余厚利供稿

温哥華余風采堂舉行夏天野餐郊遊

温哥華市鱒魚湖公園,湖水清澈、景色秀麗、自然風景,空氣清新、樹茂草盛、是温市夏天郊遊活動的最佳選擇地點之一! 由於交通方便,每逢晴朗炎熱的夏天周末,都吸引不少民眾來到這兒曬太陽、燒烤、散步。

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温哥華余風采堂於二零零七年七月廿二日(星期日)早上十一時至下午三時在温哥華市鱒魚湖公園野餐亭(域多利街夾東十九街) 舉行年度的夏天野餐郊遊活動。百餘多的宗親會員帶領家人及親友來參加,我們歡迎十六位馬氏世表、風采校友會、温哥華風采堂耆英會、前來參與。 啓康叔叔和福利組早早就到鱒魚湖公園媟ЁヾA安排郊遊活動的食物和抽獎禮物。

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當日温哥華的氣象是陰天,天文台預報這天下雨機會百分之五十至九十, 早上已下了一場大雨,真是好彩,天公造美,雖然天色有點灰暗,但郊遊活動至少沒有下雨。

夏天野餐郊遊都是我們小朋友期待已久的最快樂的一天,但今年活動的内容只有食物及抽獎, 很可惜,今年的活動沒有設備小朋友的遊戲比賽節目。 温哥華余風采堂理事們將會考慮要如何設計野餐郊遊的新方式,希望明日的郊遊活動會吸引多的宗親和小朋友們來參加。

午餐後,抽獎開始,獎品非常豐富。在此謝謝啓康叔和福利組安排這次美滿「野餐郊遊」的活動。 温哥華余風采堂理事們希望明年會有更多的余氏宗親和小朋友來參加。

余柏寧供稿

休斯頓余風采堂夏天活動

二零零七年七月廿二日,余風采堂的年度夏天活動在糖城的「難以置信的比薩餅餐廳」Incredible Pizza 舉行。Incredible Pizza 是一個室内的活動場所,有任吃的「比薩餅」和好玩的娛樂項目,例如賽車,碰碰車,保齡球,迷你高爾夫和其他適合所有年齡層的游戲。 休斯頓炎熱潮湿的空氣不是户外野餐館的理想地方,更不要說蚊子和突變的天氣。

九十多余氏宗親和朋友,從十個月大到九十歲,參加了這次活動。他們齊集在 Stardust Room 吃一頓美味的「比薩餅」。所有參加者都得到免費的游戲卡。有一些年紀大的成員聊天談論以前美好的時光。 年輕的一輩快樂地在玩機動游戲。一些五,六歲的小朋友走來走去,一點都不怕走失,因為室内室内游樂場的佈局是要穿過聚餐的地方:要到出口, 需要經過體育館,仿五十年時代餐廳,仿免下車服務廳,安靜家庭廳和擺放自助餐食物的桌子。 一個八十二歲的余氏宗親老婦非常感動,她當場就交了她和她兒子的會員費。

夏天的聚會與傳統的年度春宴很不同。前者更為鬆弛,歡樂,然而後者正式,要穿得正式,遵循步驟。 前者讓大家有很多時間聊天,後者讓大家享用九道菜,没有時間聊天。就是在這種鬆弛的氣氛下我才有時間和許多成員面對面一一聊天和問他們寶貴的意見。 他們更加感激余氏風采堂為大家所做的事情。更重要的是,他們開始明白我們深遠的目標-呼詔更多年輕人延續先輩的傳統。 最後,夏天聚會是免費的。春宴有財政預算的限制。

余頌輝供稿

中領館黃屏拜訪了南華埠的余風采堂

中國駐芝加哥總領事館總領事黃屏拜訪余風采堂

據芝加哥時報《僑 社新聞》記者富靜報導,中國駐芝加哥總領事館總領事黃屏,由副總領事儲茂明、僑務組等陪同下, 於七月二十一日周展開拜訪僑社之旅,繼續馬不停蹄拜訪南北華埠的僑社。

七月二十八日先後拜訪了南華埠的余風采堂、北華埠的潮州同鄉會、華人敬老會、慈善崇義會、協勝公所及促統會社團。

黃屏在拜會行程中致詞表示,感謝僑團愛國愛鄉,關切中美國關係的發展,促進社區和諧和團結,更好地融入主流社會。

為祖國建設出錢出力,為促進中美關係的健康發展,為僑社的團結和繁榮和宏揚中華文化作出了可貴的貢獻。


熱烈歡迎參議員余胤良博士蒞臨波士頓

余風采堂元老余仕昂、顧問余定邦、主席余積炎、副主席余厚利、婦女部主任余小蘭等代表也前往賀喜余姓家族加州州參議員余胤良的連任。

加州參議院副執行主席余胤良博士於八月四日抵達波士頓出席全國州立法會年度會議,全國共有超過八千名州議員及職員參加此次會議。 身兼美國亞太裔州立法議員核心小組主席的余胤良博士,主持核心小組會議,討論亞太裔在美國的權益, 特別是健康及醫療保險的問題,並邀請專家學者作專題演講。 胤良宗長並在會議中獲選連任為下一屆核心小組的主席。

胤良宗長風塵撲撲,八月四日晚上才到達波士頓,五日中午即帶領袐書甄美玉小姐一同到紐英崙余風采堂祭祖。 胤良宗長雖然在美國長大及接受高深教育,但他所具有的中國人慎終追遠的情懷卻毫不含糊,在仕昂元老、積炎主席、 厚利副主席及衆多顧問和父老的陪同下虔誠向祖先上香拜祭,祭祖後本堂同人設有茶點招待。 雖然很多宗親都是第一次同胤良宗長見面,但場面熱烈温馨,胤良宗長逗留很久才告辭。

八月八日是該核心小組活動的高潮,活動在波士頓會議及展覽中心舉行。 由下午四時卅分到六時舉行亞美健康研討會, 出席的專家學者均從不同的醫療領域提出亞裔所面臨的健康和保險問題。 余胤良主席在總結報告中提出由州立法機構立法以保障亞裔在醫療保險方面的權益。

同日六時至八時,胤良宗長以核心小組主席的身份設酒會招待各界人士。出席酒會的中西嘉賓除該核心小組成員外,還有本地的政府官員和民意代表, 台北駐波士頓經文處處長楊國棟夫婦,華埠退伍軍人會,各僑團領袖,社會賢達,新聞界朋友等百多人,並邀請本地僑聲音樂社五位樂師演奏助興。 余風釆堂有仕昂元老等六位高層成員出席這次盛會,受到熱情的接待。賓客間互相交流經驗和心得。從中領悟到很多道理。

胤良宗長在波士頓停留的五天時間中,會議及應酬的時間表都排得滿滿的,本堂欲邀宴胤良宗長都無法安排。 只好在九日中午在龍鳳酒樓飲茶相聚,賓主開懷交談,並互道珍重再見。

余厚利供稿

悼念南加省余風采堂顧問余劭郎

據二零零七年八月一日的星島日報網頁記者陳家賦華埠報道,南加省余風采堂顧問余劭郎上周因癌症病逝,享年七十三歲,消息傳開後,僑界人士皆表哀痛。 余劭郎深受僑社及社區人士愛戴,有逾六百人出席其喪禮,收到的花圈亦超過一百二十多個, 其中包括全美余風采堂總堂及十三個分堂、世界余氏宗親會、美東及美西總長、元老等送來的花圈,實屬少見。

在台山市三八鎮樓台里出生的余劭郎,十四歲時坐了廿一天的船來到美國,初時在餐館打工,後來韓戰時期,則加入美國陸軍協助抗戰。 一九六三年與妻子黃娛鳳結婚後搬到洛杉磯,兩人育有四名兒女。退役後他到美國郵政局上班,並在一九七八年開辦永興麵廠,一天打兩份工養家。 好學不倦的余劭郎以四十二歲「高齡」從洛杉磯州立大學考取行政管理學士學位,後來也考獲地產經紀執照。

在一九九五年從工作中退休後,他並沒有因此而空閒下來,反而將時間投入僑社服務。他在二零零零年被選為余風采堂主席。 自二零零四年被診斷出患有血癌以來,就在南加大諾利斯癌症中心接受治療。期間他繼續為僑社服務,去年更與妻子合唱粵曲。

余風采堂顧問余以信說,余劭郎具有領導能力,處處為人著想,因此深得人心。 除了在美國,對方也在故鄉造福鄉梓,修建公廁、球場等之餘,亦每年為風采中學捐贈獎學金。 他表示,雖然有病在身,但是余劭郎在最近3年也做了很多事,包括協助余風采堂成功主辦世界余氏及全美余風采堂的懇親大會。 他說,余劭郎的逝世就猶如痛失一位良師益友,對方的精神永遠存在,是大家學習的榜樣。

余劭郎的長子、即羅省中華總商會前會長余國恩卅日表示,其先父不論對家人或員工等都非常關照。 他亦表示感謝各界對他們一家人的關懷。


點問頓余風釆堂、體育會夏日燒烤活動

點問頓余釆風堂暨風采體育會於今年八月五日在本埠波頓公園舉行燒烤聊天活動。 余族宗親以及馬氏世表好友等共九十多人參加。中午十二時,由林晃主席、本佑監事長、廣爵會長和英華、景秋、金桃、 桂華等幾位副主席率隊抵達波頓公園,隨節插起風采堂及體育會的旗幟,架起燒烤爐,擺開攜來之各種食品,開始生火燒烤。

這天風和日麗,林深陰大,涼風習習,綠草如毯。各位宗親朋友駕車陸續抵達, 相互問候,笑語開懷,心曠神怡,談笑風生,三五成群,可不熱鬧。

這邊林晃主席和健鵬理事己忙得不可開交,烤牛扒豬扒,燒香腸雞翼啦。 那邊金桃姑、碧霞姑忙于削切生果,擺飾各類飲料,還有薯仔面飽,可不豐盛。 不一會烤肉香味四溢,"開餐了"林晃主席一聲呼喚,大家很有秩序地自選自己喜愛的食物,三五成群,邊吃邊聊天。 今次人人大贊牛扒燒得肉鮮嫩滑可口,由林晃主席特別泡制的雞翼色麗肉香,很多婦女紛紛向林晃主席索取泡制秘方。 小朋友們在草毯上跳呀笑呀追逐阮耍,盡歡笑顏。多美的一幅歡樂圖畫:

碧空萬里白雲飄,野林生火架肉燒,宗親朋友皆歡喜,夏日享受樂悠悠。

活動直到下午二時,大家盡興而歸。

余英華供稿

積彩余風采堂夏季郊游聯歡會




積彩余風采堂於八月十二日(星期日)在 Capital 公園舉辦一年一度郊遊大會。

當日天氣非常好,在陽光普照、藍天白雲之下,二百餘多的余氏宗親會員趁這機會帶領家人及親友出來參加,一起享受夏日野餐之樂。

本堂主席賢鐸鼓勵小朋友們繼續用心向學及支持公所一切活動。 如今年我們第一次舉辦文章比賽,其題目為「我很喜我是姓余因為...」已有結果。 得獎者是 Allison Yee Megan Yee,希望明年會舉辦更多節目。

今年有六十三位小朋友獲得獎學金。

另外,今年的郊遊大會為小朋友們安排了一個特色的郊遊活動,以寫中文和文字識別作一場比賽。十二歲以下得獎者是 Alan YuAlex Yu, 十三歲以上得獎者是 Allison YuAnna Yu

看到小朋友洋溢著笑容的小臉,看到他們的成績有所進步,都是給我們最好的回報。



余次屏供稿

安省余風釆堂郊遊樂

八月十二日的清晨,我與外子駕約兩小時的汽車車程,率在上午十一時抵達農場, 這時天空下著毛毛細雨,安省余風釆堂到達的團員還不多,那埵酗T、 兩個活潑可愛的小朋友東跑西跳,原來他們是來舞獅的,獅頭被他們放在草地上, 孩子們的師傅余卓文則在旁指揮准備舞獅必備的各種用具如賽青用的生菜。

在有蓋大車房的一旁,有人在剝玉蜀黍並攪煮末熟透玉蜀; 又有國銘嫂負責砍琢的整隻燒豬;在燒豬桌右面的大桌上,有各種沙律和麵點, 至於各人做的甜點如紙包蛋糕、Rum酒蛋糕等,都放置一旁; 在燒豬桌後面,則有各種水果如大西瓜、縐皮瓜及紅彤彤的特大車喱子;更有大盆的海鮮炒麵,只要你想到的食物,都差不多齊備。

中午一時左右,主席穎俊鼓勵大家盡情玩樂,這時大家開始吃喝,各適其適。 正吃得興高采烈時,忽聽到有人大叫:「廁所的門不能上鎖」, 我慶幸請到朋友服務做 "看門婆",可免去很多尷尬與麻煩。

在有蓋大車房左面擺了十多張補有白膠檯布的圓檯,各人可坐在白桌上吃喝。 有人帶備了隔聲麻雀檯(用厚檯布補在檯之平面上)。 三位余姓太太,花了九牛二虎之力才捉到余楚安先生入局,頓成三娘教子的麻雀遊戲,後再加添一檯麻雀。 今天最開心的是國銘哥嫂之新婚兒子夫婦與久末參與活動的湘泉嫂也來參加,與我們同樂。

這時,孩子舞獅後,余卓文師傅建議每人手攜一漲滿氫汽的汽球,在他一聲號令下,汽球同時升上天際,那些汽球七彩繽紛,十分好看。

下午四時,大家盡興而回,有人還提了大蘿白和大召菜,蘿白與召菜是慷慨的農場主人銳坤名譽會長夫婦所贈, 一年一度的安省余風采堂旅行使人難忘,雖然已成過去,但大家都希望明年再來。

余緣治供稿

舍路余風采堂第五十三屆夏日野餐郊遊

Seattle Picnic 2007

舍路余風采堂能夠在舍路唐人埠持續發展五十多年,這是全賴於余氏先輩們、現任顧問們和全體職員的鼎力支持和無私貢獻! 同樣有賴於余氏宗親的支持和參與。特別有賴於加拿大余氏宗親五十多年來,從未間斷對舍路風采堂的鼎力支持和貢獻。

members from the Vancouver, B.C. Yee Fung Toy

今年八月十九日,加拿大温哥華余氏宗親柏寧宗長與夫人和美湛夫人帶領加拿大温哥華余氏宗親冒雨前來參加舍路風采堂的郊遊活動, 給郊遊活動增添歡樂、團結、和睦而又親情的氣氛。

雖然郊遊活動是雨天,也有百多余氏宗親和朋友參加。 頒發了零七年獎學金給三十一位余氏宗親的子女,也發放了所有抽獎獎品。 郊遊活動日由雨天變為晴天,郊遊活動在歡聲笑語中完滿結束。


余國強供稿

紐約余風采堂頒宗親子弟獎學金

Group photo 2007

據美國僑報記者林菁報道,紐約余風采堂於八月十九日,假華埠中華公所大禮堂舉行二零零七年度慶祝青年日暨獎學金頒獎典禮, 向八十九位宗親子弟頒發獎學金, 今年獲獎學生的成績十分優異突出,屬歷屆之最。 余氏職員、馬氏、謝氏世表、得獎學生與他們的家人朋友合共約三百人出席,場面熱鬧。

Grand Elder Peter Yee, Honorary General Counsel Ms. Lai Sun Yee, Suk Wah Mah, Attorney At Law and Advisor Andy Yu

余風采堂每年均頒發獎學金給成績優異的會員子女,鼓勵他們努力學習,光宗耀祖。 今年八十九位獲獎學生中包括小學二十人、初中十八人、 高中二十三人、大學十三人、有六位成績優異,大學積分在 3.5 學分以上的大學生余嘉欣、余麗婷、余焜華、余嘉河、余麗婷和余妙芬,獲得為紀念五位宗親前輩而設立的「大學五堂獎」。




另有三位即將升入大學的高中生余嘉莉、余立基和余志勤,因成績突出,SAT 考分高,獲得中學升大學的特別獎。 余立基將入讀羅徹斯特大學 (University of Rochester) ,他說,很感謝余風采堂一直以來頒發獎學金,這是對他們學習很大的鼓勵。


余風采堂主席余景新在致詞時說,余風采堂一年活動眾多,但他覺得青年日的意義最重大, 今年獲獎學生的成績十分優異突出,也屬歷屆獲獎學生之最。 有這樣的成績不僅是學生們自己的努力,也歸功於父母的教育和對子女的栽培。 余景新勉勵學生要樹立遠大志向,努力學習,早日成為國家棟樑。

活動司儀婦女組組長余錦娉說,希望子弟成長後千萬別忘記父母悉心栽培,養育之恩,除了飲水思源, 回報父母,更須要多來參與余風采堂活動,幫助會務,使到風采堂日益壯大。



下期預告

下一期的風采電子季刊將在二零零七年十二月中出版,報導中秋節為主題。 歡迎大家投稿。稿件需在二零零七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。


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Message from the Editor

Reports from Yee Fung Toy Chapters

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Message from the Editor

Welcome to the 12th issue of the Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice, an electronic newsletter for the World Yee community. In this issue we are featuring summer activities from associations of the Yee Fung Toy around the world.

We thank all those who have made contributions to this issue, including:

  • Richard Yue of Hong Kong
  • David M. Yee, Edward Yue and Rudy Yee of Phoenix
  • Edward Yee of Detroit
  • Frank Yee of New York
  • Frank Yu of Houston
  • Fred Yee and Michael Kwok Keung Yee of Seattle
  • Henry Yu and Melinda Yee of Sacramento
  • Ho Lee Yee, Winston Yee and Peter Yee of Boston
  • Eugenia Khouw of Ontario, Canada
  • Martin Yee and Wing Yee of Vancouver
  • Ying Hua Yu of Edmonton, Canada

We look forward to our third year of publication, and many more years to come!

Jim Yee, Vancouver


2007 Annual Picnic to Blackbeard's Cave

group at Blackbeard's Cave

The New York Yee Fong Toy Association held its annual picnic on July 14, 2007 at Blackbeard’s Cave – Family Recreation Center in Bayville, N.J. On this day, a winning combination for an amazing outing was in play. Essentials were a coordinator with a great team, an enthusiastic group of participants, the best weather one can get for a day in July and, most importantly, a great place to have fun. Although Blackbeard’s Cave was a smaller amusement park, I felt it provided a more family-oriented atmosphere. As coordinator, I was leery about going to another amusement park year after year. Nevertheless to our surprise, almost all of the 200 tickets were sold out within the first two weeks of sale. We even had a few families willing to drive there just to be where the action was.

President Kenneth (standing)

The day began with the same enthusiasm with everyone arriving earlier than expected to board the four-chartered buses. I was grateful that more than half actually decided to take the offer of four hours of unlimited use of the activities at reduced group rates. For us, this was a record breaker. The group was ready for a day of fun even though we arrived late due to all the traffic. After everyone got their wristbands and box lunches, we took some group pictures. Then many decided to forego lunch and head straight for the activities.


What impressed me most about Blackbeard’s Cave were the activities that required some level of skills of the participant as well as others. I enjoyed the time spent with Vice President Gong, Janet our youth league VP, John and others as we waited on line to use the ¼-mile Go-Carts track. One had to maneuver up bridges, tunnels and turns at the same time trying to out run your fellow Go-Cart drivers. I was also glad that some groups were not afraid of getting wet as they waited to use the water bumper boats equipped with water guns to shoot water at one another. Young and older kids/adults appear to have a great time. Likewise, some groups went to play the 20-hole mini golf, jousting, and catapulting water balloons at each other in water wars. Individual skills were needed for the wall climbing, Euro-Bungee trampoline, archery range, 350-yard driving range, batting cage and many other activities at the video arcades. For others, it was just a time to relax, enjoy the weather, sit and chat with one another. What counted most was at the end of the day we all had fun.

No place to hide at bumper boats

VP Gong in green go-cart & Frank(me)

Way to go, May

This year, I want to thank President Kenneth for helping me take pictures and seeing to it that everyone was in good hands. In addition, everyone should pat himself or herself on the back for making this event so enjoyable. Everyone was so understanding, courteous to each other and on time when needed. Hope to see you all next year and to continue making my job so easy.

For more picnic pictures, please click here.

Frank Yee

Sacramento Annual Picnic at William Land Park

2007 Annual Picnic, Yee Association of Sacramento, CA

The Sacramento YFT Annual Picnic at William Land Park on Sunday, July 15, 2007 was a success with a buffet lunch and fun in the sun!

Over 150 people came to enjoy the food, prizes and fun in the sun! Among those, 50 of them were children who enjoyed games and goodies. Also, there was a raffle drawing for prizes.

Everyone enjoyed the day's outing.

Henry Yu

Elegantia College Principal Visits Vancouver

Elegantia College Principal visits Vancouver

Mr. Tso Kai-lok MH (B.So.Sci., Dip-in-Edu., M.A.), Principal of Elegantia College (Sponsored by Education Convergence) and Member of the Education Commission, visits Vancouver on July 19.

Members of the Vanouver YFT board of Directors welcomed him and Mr. Johnson Yee (Vice Chairman of the World Yee Family Association), Ray Chiu (Senior Manager - Inbound and Group Sales Development of Silkway Travel and Destination Management Incorporated.

We all spent an evening together at the Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant. A few of us have met Mr. Tso in 2004, when the 2nd World Yee Convention was held in Hong Kong. He invites us to visit Elegantia College in 2009 after the next World Yee Convention.

Martin Yee

2007 Outing to Lake Compounce


On July 21st, our Association held our annual summer outing with a trip to Lake Compounce Theme Park in Bristol, Connecticut. It was a beautiful day with temperature in the 70’s as family and friends gathered in the Association or at the corner of Hudson & Kneeland Streets eagerly awaiting the arrival of 2 buses for the 9 am departure.

Upon arriving at the park, we met up with many members who had arrived by driving their family auto. After gathering for a group picture in front of the entrance gate, it was time to enter the park for a day of fun and recreation. The park has a beautiful setting with a mountain background and a calm scenic lake for boat ride and swimming.

Most enjoyable was watching the youngsters play the enlarged and improved water park. Along with a beach area there were high tubes for water slide, pool for those who rather not swim at the beach area, a water gym where children can climb, swing, and run under buckets that turn over when full and dumps water on them.

Rides and amusements were numerous. There are kiddie rides for the very young and larger, higher rides for the older set. Route 66 Auditorium provided scheduled entertainment of musical shows for those who wish to sit back and relax.

It was also good the see that Advisor & Mrs Kwok Chi whose 2 sons ,one from New York, the other from Massachusetts, brought their families, as well as Advisor Peter who drove there to be with his family, allowing us to meet 3 generations of their families. Also Advisor & Mrs Winston who brought grandson wearing his Red Sox cap enjoying the rides and water park.

At 6 pm everyone got on the buses for the return trip to Boston. As we approach Chinatown, our V-P Ho Lee asked if everyone had a good time and it was a resounding yes. He then thanks our driver for a smooth safe trip, bid everyone good wishes and hope to see them next year.

(Ho Lee)
Translated by Winston Yee

YFT Association of Houston Summer Activity

The annual summer activity was held at the Incredible Pizza in Sugar Land on Sunday, July 22, 2007. Incredible Pizza is an indoor facility with all-you-can-eat buffet and fun with fairground attractions as Go-cart racing, bumper cars, mini-golf, bowling, rides and games for all ages. The stifling heat and humidity in Houston has never been ideal for outdoor picnic, not to mention the inclement weather and the mosquitoes.

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More than 90 Yee clans and friends, varying from 10-month to 90-year olds, showed up. They all gathered at the Stardust room for a hearty meal. Game cards were then issued free to all attendees. Some older members elected to reminisce the good old times. The younger and able bodies could hardly wait to venture at the amusement park. Some of the 5-6 year olds even explored on their own, without being feared of getting lost, because the indoor park is designed in such a way that one would have to go through any of the dining rooms: the sporty Gymnasium, the retro-50 Diner, the Drive-in room and the quiet Family room and the buffet tables, before exiting. In other words, they are in good hands. One 82-year old married daughter of Yee ancestry was so touched by the occasion that she paid for her own and her son’s membership on the spot.

This summer gathering is different from our traditional annual spring banquet in that the former is casual, cordial and more relaxed, whereas the latter is formal, dressed-up and speech-laden, and procedural. The former provides ample time for members to visit one another, while the latter restricts participants to round-the-table nine-course meal, with hardly time for cross-visitation. It is under this former relaxed atmosphere that I had time to visit many members on a one-to-one basis and to solicit their valuable input. They now seem to appreciate more what Yee Fung Toy Association had done and what it can do. More importantly, they begin to realize the importance of our outreach objective—recruitment of younger generation to uphold the tradition and foresights of our forefathers. Finally, the summer get-together is free to all. The spring banquet has always been restricted by budgetary constraints.

Frank Yu

Vancouver YFT 2007 Summer Picnic

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This year the Vancouver YFT Society Annual Summer Picnic was held at the Trout Lake Park on July 22nd (Sunday) at noon.

The weather forecast for that day was 50% to 90% chance of rain, and rain had fallen heavily in the early morning.

It stopped raining by daybreak so our picnic was not rained out, as we were led to believe by the weather forecast. Some members might have been discouraged from attending after they heard the news.

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The turnout was reduced slightly. We apologized sincerely to the Tse's (as we might not have contacted them in time this year) and the Mah Directors (lunch meeting schedule clash), nevertheless, sixteen of our Mah's cousins came and joined us for the picnic. We have over hundred people participated in this year’s event.

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The Vancouver YFT members, their families, Yee Fung Toy Alumni, the YFT Seniors Group, relatives and the Mah cousins spent an enjoyable afternoon together, chatting, enjoying their delicious lunch, waiting eagerly to see if their tickets are drawn for the prizes.

This year we did not have any games for the kids. Our YFT board is considering suggestions for changes or improvements for next year, hopefully a new format will be will be decided by the next family outing.

We would like to thank Steven Yee and George Yee for organizing this annual event once more. A great job well done!

Martin Yee

Phoenix CACA Delegates Visit Yee Headquarters in San Francisco

Phoenix delegation in SFHQ 2007

The National Yee Fung Toy Family Association officer recently met with Phoenix Yee Officers in San Francisco. Attending the meeting was (L to R) Phoenix Vice President Rudy Yee, English Secretary Gene Yee, President Phillip Yee, National Grand President Western Region Joseph Yu, Phoenix President Benny Yee, Vice President Wesley Yee, Grand Elder Jack Yee. The Phoenix Yee officers received a special welcome and warm reception from the National Yee officers.

The 49th Biennial Chinese American Citizens Alliance Convention was held in San Francisco on August1 thru 4, 2007. It was 112 years ago in San Francisco that CACA first started the battle for civil rights and provided services and leadership for the Chinese communities in America. National Grand President Dr. Munson Kwok conducted the many business sessions on important national issues involving the different CACA lodges from all over the country.

 

Phoenix delegates to the convention were President John H. Tang and Grand Representative Rudy Yee. National Grand Marshal Edward Yue, Phoenix Lodge Vice President Benny Yee, member Tellyen Tang and Marshal Francis Woon were also in attendance.

The Phoenix Lodge had the opportunity to meet other delegates from other CACA lodges from across the country. The delegates shared valuable information about civil rights, immigration, veterans’ rights and benefits, health care, education and historical preservation. The goal of CACA is performing valuable community service and providing civic leadership for the Chinese community.

Edward Yue was elected CACA National Vice President of Communications. He has been involved with CACA at the local and national level for over 25 years serving in positions of leadership such as Phoenix CACA President and National Grand Marshal.

During the CACA Convention, the Phoenix delegates made a special visit to the Yee Fung Toy National Headquarter in San Francisco. A special luncheon was given in honor of the Phoenix delegation’s visit by the leaders of the National Yee Fung Toy Association. The leaders included Grand Elder Jack Yee, National Grand President Western Region Joseph Yu, President Phillip Yee, Vice President Wesley Yee, and English Secretary Gene Yee. The group discussed current events and the latest news pertaining to the Yee Fung Toy Association.

The Phoenix delegation was given a special invitation to attend a scholarship award ceremony held at the Yee Fung Toy Association National Headquarters. Ten scholarships were awarded to outstanding Yee high school students from the Bay Area. The Yee students were recognized for their scholastic achievements and will be attending universities in California. Also in attendance for the award presentations and ceremonies were the honorees proud parents.

Everyone will remember the warm and generous hospitality provided by the National Yee Fung Toy Association officers. The meeting was a memorable occasion and was appreciated by the Phoenix delegation.

Rudy Yee

Detroit Yee Fung Toy Picnic - 2007




The Detroit Yee Fung Toy Association picnic was held on Sunday, August 12th at Capital Park. This year's picnic featured a contest on Chinese character writing and recognition.

Competition was split into two age categories:
1) 12 years old and younger, and
2) 13 years old and above.

Gift certificates were awarded to the first and second place finishers in each age category.

This year the Detroit YFT Association also invited students to enter the Association's 1st Annual Yee Family Essay Contest, the essay subject was "I am proud to be a Yee because...". The contest results are as follows:

Congratulations to the winners of the 1st Annual Detroit Yee Family Essay Contest:

Allison K. Yee - Novi High School and Megan Yee - St. Fabian School.

Read the Winning Essays here.

Congratulations to the winners of the Yee Family picnic contest:

12 and under:
1st place - Alan Yu
2nd place - Alex Yu

13 and over:
1st place - Allison Yu
2nd place - Anna Yu

Detroit YFT Association President Yan D. Dong encouraged students to continue with their studies, to work hard at school and to participate in the Association's activities.

To view more photos of the 2007 picnic, please click here.
Photos courtesy of Cathie Agacinski.

Edward Yee

Seattle Yee Fung Toy Association Annual Picnic

August 19th was the day of the Seattle Yee Fung Toy Association’s 2007 Annual Picnic at Woodland Park. The day started out with steady rain that continued into the time of the picnic at noon. However, the spirit for those who participated was not lower a bit. Over a hundred members attended the picnic. Volunteers set up the food line under the shelter at the picnic site. Upward of sixty young members attended and many volunteered to set up, serve the food and cleanup after the picnic. Members donated nice gifts and cash awards for the drawing. Association advisor Uncle Hing Yu donated a whole roast pig while others donated bakery treats and desserts.

2007 Scholarship Recepients

Four members from the Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver came to join the picnic. Their consistent support and encouragement every year is much appreciated.

Prize Draws

A total of 31 scholarships were awarded at the picnic this year. It was very encouraging to see so many young Yees show interest in applying for these scholarships. They are the future of our association.

Presentation to Uncle Jim

At the Seattle Yee Fung Toy Association annual picnic on August 19, 2007, Elder Jim Yee was presented a plaque for his decades of devoted service to the Association.

This year, the association presented an award (gold plaque) to Uncle Jim Yee for his decades of volunteering service to the Seattle chapter and the Seattle Chinese community. Now in his 80s, Uncle Jim continues to attend the annual picnic and other Seattle Yee functions.

Prize draws at the Picnic

The day ended with about 30 members attended an appreciation dinner at the New Kowloon Restaurant in Chinatown. The Vancouver chapter visitors attended the dinner and said farewell for another great visit to Seattle.
Fred Yee

New York YFT Association 2007 Scholarship Awards

Elliot Yee, big scholarship winner
 
Elliot Yee, big scholarship winner


Allie Yee, big scholarship winner

Allie Yee, big scholarship winner

On August 19, 2007, the New York Yee Fong Toy Association Scholarship Award Ceremony was held at the Consolidated Chinese Benevolent Association’s auditorium at 62 Mott St. Unfortunately our guest speaker, 5th Precinct C.O. Deputy Inspector Gin Yee, could not attend due to an unforeseen situation that required his presence. We were honored to have our special cousin, Ms. Lai Sun Yee, join us from Albany. However, due to a scheduling conflict, Lai Sun had to leave early to return to Albany. On July 25, 2007, Governor Eliot Spitzer announced that Lai Sun Yee would serve as Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security. On behalf of the family association, please accept our congratulations on your newly appointed position. Lai Sun had previously served as Assistant Deputy Secretary for Criminal Justice.


This year, over $10,000 was distributed among the 89 scholarship recipients. The Moo-Kai Education and Welfare fund, funded by YFT SF Headquarters and established in 1958, along with our family association help fund these scholarship awards. We had 20 elementary school, 18 junior high school, 23 high school and 13 college/university students with a minimum of 30 credits that qualified with a B+ or better overall average for the 2006-2007 school year. There were 6 college/university students with a 3.5 overall average and 30 credits that qualified for awards from our special U.S.-Five Tong Associations Scholarship Program. This program was established in 1996 through the efforts of the U.S.-Five Tong Associations Liaison Committee. Appropriation set aside from the Hong Kong Five Tongs provided these funds. This year, we recognized Allie Yee, Elliot Yee and Stanley Yee for top honors, each receiving scholarship awards from Five Tong Association, and the Grand Elder Dit Nam Yee and Patrick Yee memorial scholarship funds. For this honor, the top 4 high school seniors with a B+ or better average and a SAT score of over 1700 would qualify. As a final category, there were 6 students who received awards just for attending Chinese school.

Before we began the award ceremony, our "enthusiasm is contagious" slide show presentation was shown to the audience highlighting our family association’s 2007 events. The hope was to convey the message: involvement is the key to our family association’s future. Also included was a short tribute to our memorial scholarship fund contributors. The ceremony began with our Women’s League President Kennie introducing our award presenters: Grand Elder Peter Yee, Grand Advisor John B. Yee, Advisor Andy Yu, President Kenneth, Vice President Gong Sum Yee, Legal Counsel Ms. Suk Wah Mah, Honorary General Counsel Ms. Lai Sun Yee, our special cousins from the Mah and Tse Associations.

Kenneth addressed the audience with a message based on the Chinese saying "When you drink water, you should think about its origin"(飲水思源). He wanted to remind our youngsters to thank their parents for their support and encouragement. When they grow up and become leaders, they should remember their parents and to do good for their community. He encouraged more people to join the activities of our youth league and women’s league. Kennie then echoed the need for more involvement. She hoped more scholarship recipients would participate next year in the traditional ceremonies at our family association’s hall. President Kenneth also announced that the family of the late Advisor Ming Lai donated $800.00 towards a scholarship fund.

Kennie addressing audience

This year, Kennie introduced a new portion of our program highlighting student talents. Lina Fan performed with a portrait drawing, while Teresa Wu and Kyle Yee performed some musical pieces on the piano. These students were not only smart academically, but gifted with talent. Their parents should be proud. Congratulations to all of our scholarship recipients and their parents for a job well done and continued success. Thanks again to Kennie, her Women’s League and all those that made this event a success. But there are many behind the scene that we often forget to thank. Please take the time to thank them. I especially want to thank those in the scholarship committee for staying late with me to get everything done.

To view more photos of the 2007 Scholarship Awards, please click here.

Frank Yee

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.


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