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風采電子季刊

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Issue 16 www.yeefungtoy.org/newsletter 2008/09/20

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


香港風采中學快訊

下 期預告


編者話

各位宗親,各位讀者,大家好!

歡迎來到第十六期的「風采電子季刊」,這是世界余氏宗親團体的電子訊報。

這期的「風采電子季刊」以「夏季郊遊活動」為主題。各分堂之夏日消息由各余氏宗親會報導,給大家一齊分享。

在忙碌中,一晃一年又快要過去了,不得不再次感嘆著時間繼續的飛逝,回顧去年之日程,一幕幕還恍如昨日,想起這一年的變化, 自是心潮澎湃。

第二十九屆夏季奧運會於八月八日晚在北京國家體育場——「鳥巢」隆重開幕。 氣勢磅礡的北京奧運會開幕式,展現了我們中華民族的悠久歷史和燦爛五千年的文明,感動了全世界,感動了每一個中國人。 「同一個世界,同一個夢想」口號主題的北京奧運會在進行了十六天的激烈爭奪之後,本屆北京奧運會已在八月廿四日落下帷幕。 二百零四個國家、一萬一千三百三十六名運動員激烈競技,都在當晚的閉幕典禮上畫下句點,運動員相約二零一二年倫敦奧運再見!

八月七日至八月十日在點城舉辦全加余風采堂第十五屆懇親會 暨紀念太祖余忠襄公一千零八歲寶誕 及慶祝點問頓余風采堂成立六周年『三慶』大會已圓滿成功閉幕, 這屆懇親會揭示出有意義的主題「同一個姓氏,同一個理想」,余氏宗親必須有包容心、需要團結一致和因公而忘私的精神, 需要相互理解、相互和諧、開拓創新的理念、 促進世界各地余氏宗親會的聯繫、交流與合作, 換言之似乎也透露出這其間的意思。 懇親會代表相約二零一二年温哥華懇親會再見!

最近温哥華余風采堂的余氏宗親們在最關鍵時刻伸出了援助之手,扶助了三位來自於中國江西省南城縣, 遇溺中國留學生余慧春家人來温哥華辦後事。 余氏宗親均對余慧春家人的不幸遭遇,及其面對的種種困難,表示深切關懷和同情其喪失摯愛的哀痛。 温哥華余風采堂的余氏宗親認為,這次他們大家能夠伸出真誠援助之手, 不但以樂意地、不但以無私地,能為余氏的宗人做一點事,而且還可以發揚「余氏一家親」的精神到全世界。 他們內心也感到非常特別的欣慰、特別的振奮及更特別的舒服!

謝謝宗親們的投稿與支持,有您的參與,相信這份電子報將會不斷的成長與進步。

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、余金星先生、余榮燊先生。
  • 加拿大點問頓余風采堂的余英華先生。
  • 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。
  • 美國紐英崙余風采堂的余厚利先生、余定邦先生。
  • 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。
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

《風采月刊》夏季號(第 88 期)上網了

夏季號(第88期)

Summer
                    2008 Issue Cover   2008 FTM Summer Issue Contents  

全加余風釆堂第十五屆懇親大會邀請函

謹訂於二零零八年八月七日(星期四)下午三時半假座點問頓埠「龍廷大酒樓」(206-9700 105 AVENUE) 舉行全加余風釆堂第十五屆懇親大會開幕暨紀念太祖余忠襄公一千零八歲誕辰、點問頓余風釆堂成立六週年三慶典禮, 敬請駕臨指導,藉增光寵。

同月十日(星期日)下午七時假座點問頓埠「百喜酒家」(100080--106 AVENUE) 舉行公宴,寅具薄酌

        恭候
光臨

加拿大余風釆堂第十五屆懇親

紀念太祖余忠襄公一千零捌歲誕辰          大會籌備處敬約

慶祝點問頓余風釆堂成立六週年


祝賀全加余風釆堂第十五屆懇親大會

紀念太祖余忠襄公一千零八歲誕辰、

點問頓余風釆堂成立六週年

圓滿成功



美國余風采總堂余紹賢堂捐款賑災

余風采堂再向灣區紅十字會捐款賑濟四川災民。
                圖左起該堂副主席余振兆、美西總長余臻發、主席余允仁、紅十字會亞裔準備部門經理黃啟亮、該堂元老余祝佑。

圖左起該堂副主席余振兆、美西總長余臻發、主席余允仁、紅十字會亞裔準備部門經理黃啟亮、該堂元老余祝佑。

美國余風采總堂及余紹賢堂繼五月份捐出第一批為中國四川大地震災民籌募的賑災善款後, 又於六月十六日正午在該總堂禮堂再向灣區紅十字會捐出第二批賑災善款六千八百五十元,屬下的余紹賢堂亦捐出一千九百一十元。

余風采堂、余紹賢堂上月十七日曾向灣區紅十字會各捐二萬元,連同該堂婦女部捐出一千元, 余氏宗親昆仲一百二十五人共捐出一萬七千九百五十元,到目前為止,余風采堂總共向四川災區捐輸了五萬八千九百五十元。

灣區紅十字會亞裔部經理黃啟亮親自上門接收余氏昆仲再轉四川災區的募款, 黃啟亮代表紅十字會向余風采總堂頒發感謝獎,並對各僑界善長積極捐款支持災區的國際主義精神表示高度的讚賞及衷心的感謝。

總堂主席余允仁感慨地表示,中國四川汶川八級大地震牽動著千千萬萬僑胞的心, 為幫助災區同胞早日恢復正常生活,僑胞應伸出援手支援災民重建家園。


不分界域 不分籍貫 不分宗教信仰
印尼余氏宗親聯誼會宣告成立

根據中國公安部治安管理局對中國對全國戶籍人口進行統計分析報導, 中國前一百個姓氏總人口占中國全國人口的84.77%。 在中國前一百個姓氏中,余姓排行第四十一。

在印尼,余姓人口究竟有多少,由於沒有正式的統計,未詳。只知道,在印尼的余氏人家有客家人,有福建人等。 這些人遍佈於印尼全國各地區,在各行各業發揮了一定的角色,像在印尼的其他姓氏一樣,對印尼祖國與民族也作出了不少貢獻。

印尼余氏宗親會也像其他姓氏宗親會一樣,在對印尼祖國與民族各盡所能提供貢獻之餘,也相當關注中國的建設以及關懷中國人民。 本著手足之情的心態,當中國四川省發生震撼了國際界的特大地震時,印尼余氏宗親會也在圈內發起了募捐活動, 募捐所得一億盾經由余健全和余麥風於日前繳到中國大使館。

為了擴大印尼余氏宗親會的組織以及使此組織更健全化,印尼余氏宗親會經過召開了四次的籌備會議之後,經成立了不分界域、 不分籍貫以及不分宗教信仰的余氏宗親聯誼會。在此余氏宗親聯誼會中,有雅城福建余氏,雅城客屬余氏, 也有海南余氏以及勿里洞等地區余氏,所有余氏人家均站在余氏宗親聯誼會的旗幟下, 朝著共同的目標攜手合作,團結一致,共創美好的未來。

印尼余氏宗親聯誼會六月十五日在加查•瑪達(Gajah Mada 186 C) 臨時會所召開的第四次籌備會議也作出決定,即將購置新會所。為購置新會所而在斯日下午發起的認捐活動中, 在短短的一小時內即已籌到一筆數目, 顯示了余氏人家對印尼余氏宗親聯誼會之如何愛護。 印尼余氏宗親聯誼會未購置新會所之前,總主席余城垣經無私地借出 Tiang Bendera 17 號面積 30X10 米的工作場所,方便了余氏宗親聯誼會擴展諸項會務,為此,主席團、諸理監事及會員均表示萬分感激。

印度尼西亞國際日報報導  2008061611:24

馬來西亞余氏總會改選 - 余瑞民蟬聯總會長

吉隆坡六月十九日訊,馬來西亞余氏總會日前在會所召開第十三屆會員大會, 並改選新屆理事。 總會長余瑞民,副總長余孫權及總秘書余開雲等多人蟬聯。

該會理事也一致通過捐獻1000 令吉作為中國四川省大地震賑災基金,總會長余瑞民也特別捐助5000 令吉,同時吁請大馬各地余氏宗親組織能熱烈響應,發起籌募賑災運動。

雪隆余氏公會為響應大馬余氏總會的號召,也通過捐助2000令 吉賑災。

馬來西亞余氏總會總秘書余開雲吁請有意捐助中國四川賑災基金之各地余氏宗親會或余氏宗親, 撥電019-447-0575 聯絡或傳短訊通知,以便彙集賑災基金轉達有關當局。

大馬余氏總會第十三屆新屆理事陣容

總 會長:余瑞民
總秘書:余開雲
副秘書:余國豐
財政:余寶春
理事:余奉民(雪隆)、 余再盛(雪隆)余鎮洲(檳吉)余禮和(彭亨)
查帳:余永康(雪隆)余金新(雪隆)


多倫多龍舟大賽 余族宗親威風八面

有超過一百三十隊參賽的二零零八年多倫多龍舟大賽六月廿一日至六月廿二日在加拿大多倫多市中央島Central Island 舉行。 每年的端午節期間,這裡都會舉行國際龍舟競渡,中央島雖名為島,但本身不是一個獨立的島嶼,而是多倫多島的一部分。

經過一番激烈的競爭,代表波士頓市參賽的波士頓龍舟俱樂部隊(Boston Dragon Boat Club) 在決賽中擊敗眾多強隊, 勇奪國際組冠軍。本族宗親余念華(David Yee), 余何蓓明(Gloria Yee) 乃該隊主力,宗親聞者均同感榮幸。


上圖三號船坐船頭擊鼓指揮者為余何蓓明(Gloria Yee), 船尾掌舵者為余念華(David Yee)

紐英崙余風采堂訊

温哥華余風采堂耆英一日遊


二零零八年六月廿二日(星期日),温哥華余風采堂耆英組舉行了每年一次的一日遊,今年這是第四次了。 當天早上約八時半前,大部份人已齊集於佐治亞東街堂所內,不久開始安排大家依次上車,九時正式開車。

這次一日遊,分堂余美湛主席、總堂余鍚儒顧問,總分堂各理事、耆英會員及嘉賓等共四十七人。 本來初時預定目的地是威士拿,但在開車前義務導遊金星兄徵求大家意見,在多數贊成下,就向「海天公路」(Sea to Sky Highway) 出發。

一路上山明水秀,晴朗氣清,培覺心曠神隃,首先我們到達北溫哥華市「卡皮蘭諾」水塘 (Capilano Watershed)。塘面寬大,四周風景秀麗。聞說該水塘是供應我們食用的。 各團友紛紛下車,各找尋景點拍了不少照片。至後大家返回車上繼續前行。 隨後又到達了「塞普勒斯」山觀景點 (Cypress Provincial Park lookouts )、雙龍瀑布 (Shannon Falls)、 「史高米殊」小鎮 (Squamish)等。

 

此時恰巧有一位嘉賓團友因身體不適,頭暈、嘔吐,但因年紀較大, 為安全計所以臨時在當地叫救護車送「史高米殊」醫院(後來查實是腸胃不適)已無大礙。

當我們開車繼續前行,經過了愛麗絲湖 (Alice Lake)、 布萊克戴爾畫廊 (Brackendale Art Gallery) 及鮭魚(三文魚)養殖場 (Tenderfoot Creek Hatchery)。 當在三文魚養殖場正想離開時,很不幸,旅遊車突然發生故障,司機亦進行緊急修理,最終都失敗。大家亦等得很不耐煩, 最後該司機只得找一家西人旅遊車救援。因此延遲至晚上八時多才回到預定的南軒中西美食進晚餐。

幸好是夏天,太陽尚未落山,相信大家要十時後才能回到家。本來這次路程很好,不過發生上述兩事,意外難測,是以抱歉。

温哥華耆英組: 余瑞芝、余李翠燕聯合供稿

曼哈頓五分局局長余振源榮升督察

僑領和余振源督察合照。Group picture with Community leaders

紐約市警總局在六月二十七日(星期五)舉行警員升職禮,五分局局長余振源升任為督察 (Inspector), 成為目前紐約市第二位最高階級的華裔警員。

觀禮者有家屬和紐約余風采堂主席余鋼深和余保忠總顧問、陳文業、于金山、 黃達良、黃英漢、雷錦濤等社區僑領、輔警團團長雷柏銳和警官盧炳、五分局警員和眾多警界人士前往祝賀。

余振源出生於紐約,原籍廣東台山,在華埠長大,一九八一年加入警隊,在下東城七分局服務, 之後轉往十九分局半年,再回七分局年餘,被調往曼哈頓南區執法項目組(Manhattan South Task Force) 一九八六年加入警察局緊急服務小組(Emergency Service Unit)

其後,余振源升職為沙展(Sergeant) 加入三十四分局,一年後調往上西城二十分局三年,之後升職警佐(Lieutenant) 服務一分局兩年。過後余振源重回緊急服務小組,不久後又調回七分局。兩年後,他第三次回到緊急服務小組七年, 直至二零零七年二月七日被正式委任為華埠五分局局長。

警務處長基利表示,美國聯邦調查局 (FBI) 近日的調查報告指出,紐約市的嚴重罪案率持續下降,成為全美最為安全的城市之一,紐約市警緊守崗位, 努力保護市民的安全。其後,基利介紹升職的名單中,提到加入警隊二十七年的五分局局長余振源,正式升任為督察, 從去年二月調派到華埠五分局局長一職之後, 在他的領導下,加上警員的努力,令華埠的罪案率大幅下降,並積極和社區溝通培養良好的警民關係。

升職禮後,余振源的妻子 Miriam 立即為他換上領袖的徽章,兩人臉上均流露充滿喜悅的笑容。 余振源表示,心情跟平常沒有分別,在華埠已經工作十六個月,升職之後,仍然會留在五分局,暫時未有接獲被調派的通知。

紐約余風采堂訊

紐約余風采堂夏日郊遊聯歡

紐約余風采堂於二零零八年七月十二日(星期六)舉行了年度的夏日郊遊聯歡,今年出遊風景秀麗的紐約上州威徹斯特(Westchester) 郡「麗」城市(Rye) 的「海灣遊樂場」(Rye Playland)


「麗」城市的「海灣遊樂場」是美國年代最久遠的綜合性遊樂場之一。 這遊樂場已經有超過七十年的歷史了,除了新增加的設施和遊樂項目之外,還有七個一九三零年之前的遊樂設施(Rides) 持續運行,不眠不休地給人們帶來歡樂。這遊樂場不僅有令人刺激的遊樂項目,更有美麗的公園,適合休憩散心。


「麗」城市的「海灣遊樂場」總共有大大小小超過三十個遊樂項目,其中不乏驚險刺激的雲霄飛車、 激流勇進和高空降落,也有老少皆宜的踫踫船或是旋轉木馬。Double Shot (雙重刺激)是以一個八十五尺高的電梯上下兩次來回帶給人無比的刺激。Dragon Coaster 和颶風飛車是這堻拑萓W的雲霄飛車。Playland PlungeLog Flume 是熱愛水上刺激者的最愛。Starship 2000 是這堻抪s的遊樂項目之一,乘客在巨型飛船堶惆禸失去重心的太空模擬之旅。 還有恐怖的僵屍城堡和飛行女巫考驗著你的膽量,鏡子迷宮測試你的智慧,而充滿歡快音樂的旋轉木馬和踫踫車則讓妳反樸歸真, 仿佛回到童年歲月。


今年我們還有二十位馬氏世表參加我們的夏日郊遊。我們乘坐了四部公車, 提早到達了遊樂場,讓我們更多些時間去熟悉這個大遊樂場及拍了留念照。

 

中午時分當遊樂場的入口打開了,我們好爽快地就進入了遊樂場,一起去享受一個難忘的歷險旅程。


今年我們一齊在遊樂場玩了一整天,希望大家也玩得開開心心,明年再見。

紐約余風采堂余宏基供稿

二埠余風采堂夏季郊游聯歡會

美國二埠余風采堂於七月十三日在本埠威林廉公園草坪區舉辦二零零八年宗親郊游聯歡會。 参加的宗親昆仲達逾一百七十多人,其中青小年兒童也有五十多人。

今年的郊游聯歡會,從上午十一時至下午二時三十分結束,雖然氣溫高達一百多度,但宗親昆仲通力合作, 分工細密,很快搭好帳篷, 擺好清涼飲料食品,抽奬的禮物也佈置妥當,十二時大家在綠高溫下進食豐富午餐,邊聊天邊聽美妙樂曲。抽奬活動一時開始, 由於做得有聲有色,興高采烈,所有參加郊游慶會的宗親兒童小朋友都有了一個都有了一個愉快的周末。

通過這次郊游聯歡活動,宗親之間互相聯絡感情,增進友誼,大家團結和諧,深受宗親歡迎。

二埠余風采堂余庭稳供稿

五分局局長余振源紐約余風采堂祭祖

據世界日報記者黃靖雯報導,紐約市警五分局局長余振源日前榮獲拔擢,由副督察(Deputy Inspector) 晉升為督察(Inspector), 余振源於二零零八年七月十九日(星期六)回到紐約余風采堂參加祭祖儀式,余風采堂元老、主席及職員等, 對這位宗長榮升督察深感驕傲,余風采堂主席余鋼深開心地表示「余氏宗親出一個警界督察,這是我們的驕傲」。


余振源在母親余鄺碧芹及五分局輔警團團長雷柏銳的陪同下出席祭祖儀式。

輔警團團長雷柏銳被余振源親切地喚作「Uncle」。 雷柏銳解釋,余振源的母親姓鄺,他姓雷,這兩個姓都屬於遡源公所宗親的三大姓。 他表示為余振源取得的成就感到驕傲。

紐約余風采堂元老余耿石表示,華人向來注重以孝為先的傳統禮儀, 這次余振源榮升督察回來祭祖,讓宗親感到驕傲又感動。

他也希望余振源任期內能夠繼續服務華埠社區,造福僑胞,並祝願他工作愉快。 余振源感謝余氏宗親所給予他的支持。

 

余風采堂、中華公所與華埠輔警團十九日晚聯合設宴祝賀五分局局長余振源晉升為督察。

各界均表示,余振源擔任五分局局長以來,無論在交通、治安或提高民眾安全意識方面都作出了重大貢獻。


高齡八十一歲的余媽媽看到自己的孩子能榮升督察,感到非常高興和安慰。

   

余風采堂、馬氏宗親會、中華公所、遡源公所和輔警團分別致贈紀念牌和錦旗,恭賀余振源榮升。

出席祝賀余振源榮升晚會包括(左起)台山寧陽會館主席黃英漢、市警五分局輔警團團長雷柏銳、 中華公所主席于金山、五分局局長余振源、駐紐約台北經濟文化辦事處處長廖港民、美東聯成公所主席黃達良、市長代表Lolita Jackson、紐約州長特別助理胡思源。


主持人指出,傳媒界,互聯網界及外界人士一直都用「余搌源」來稱呼局長,實際上局長的母親余鄺碧芹提早已告訴紐約余 風采堂宗親們, 她兒子正確的中文名字是「余 振源」, 而紐約余風采堂網站及風采全球特 報網站早已登出局長正確的中文名字了。 主持人也希望經過這次解釋後,各界人士會用「余振源」來稱呼局長。

但有趣的是,當日的橫幅上也印著「余搌源」三個字。原來寫橫幅的藝術家也不知道局長正確的中文名字。


紐英崙余風釆堂郊遊團重臨 Lake Compounce 遊樂場

  

七月經常是炎陽高照,七月十九日是今年最熱的一天,氣溫竟高達華氏九十三度。

炎熱並未減低各宗親的熱情,兩部巴士坐滿近百宗親在上午九時離開波士頓華埠,駛向我們今天的旅遊地 Lake Compounce

遊樂場今年將旅遊巴士安排停泊在離正門入口處較遠的地方,但在領隊的帶領下,各宗親都能集體行動, 在入口處拍照留念,然後高興地選擇各自喜歡的活動。

我巳是第二次到 Lake Compounce, 但依然興趣濃厚。可能因為油價高漲,人們減少到遠地旅遊,所以今年比往年遊客特別多, 我們拍集體相也攝入不少其他人士。

幾位領隊職員聚在一起集體活動是今年的一大特色。年輕人不怕酷熱,大多數都喜歡嬉水玩樂。 我們幾位職員最年輕的也近五十歲,選擇的都是輕鬆容易的活動,在餐廳休息用完午餐後才開始我們的節目。

我們先乘坐小火車到達登山纜車站,這還是我平生笫一次乘坐這種登山纜車。 我與積堯主席及我們的康樂主任潤冰小姐同乘一車卡。 我向來膽小,也不知道乘坐這種纜車的滋味如何。車卡離開地面後我雙手緊握鐵扶手,但見底下怪石密佈, 偶然見一兩隻被扔下的玩具娃娃, 或者是脫腳而下的拖鞋。旁樹林密佈,有行人道穿越其間。到了一處山頂,以為那是盡頭了,誰知一山還有一山高, 真正的山頂還有兩倍的路程。 山盡頭處設有一間小玻璃屋作為控制室,室內有一值班的年輕人悠閒地坐在那裡,我向他搖手打招呼,但毫無反應, 不知是睡著了還是在聽收音機。 轉過小玻璃屋就是下山的回頭路。只覺眼前一亮,視野突然開朗。那遠處的青山,碧綠的湖泊, 零星的住屋夾雜在萬樹叢中,襯托著藍藍的天空, 朵朵的白雲,真不知那是人間還是仙境。車卡徐徐下降,終於回到山下車站,整個行程用了將近半小時。

環湖小火車共分兩段,我們先前乘坐的只是其中的一段,在湖的另一邊的一段我第一次來 Lake Compounce 時沒有機會乘坐,所以特別要求同伴一起乘坐。 駕車的年輕小姐很美麗友善,看上去是做暑期工作的學生,但技術卻很熟練。 小火車沿湖而行,湖光山色盡收眼底。

Route66 表演廳的歌舞表演去年巳欣賞過,印象難忘。 大暑天氣坐在冷氣開放的表演廳裡欣賞歌舞表演是最賞心悅目的享受。 今年的音響設備似乎更先進,演員有舊人也有新面孔,節目精彩緊湊,高潮起伏。

下午五時半,我們依依不捨地離開遊樂場,登上巴士返回波士頓。車行不久, 即遇傾盆大雨,大家都慶幸上天關顧, 下雨時間適當,使我們能盡興而歸。回到波士頓後,大家都互道珍重再見。

余厚利供稿

美國余風采總堂為宗親十優秀準大學生頒發獎學金

YFT 2008
                    Scholarship recipients with YFT Board

三藩市美國余風采總堂於八月三日在該堂四樓禮堂舉行二零零八年度英文學校獎學金頒發典禮。 對在舊金山市灣區英文學校高中應屆畢業生,升讀大學之宗親優秀子女學生,經過申請、評審過程, 十名合格學生獲得今年度獎學金。 由該總堂元老余習文、余祝佑、美西總長余臻發及顧問、正副主席分別授獎。

主席余允仁致詞時鼓勵獲獎學金學生繼續奮力深造學習,不辜負家長、宗親培育寄望。 學有所成,社會工作,造福人群,回饋關心愛護他們成長華裔社區,服務余氏宗親和華社。

學生代表余麗瓊發言時,感謝該總堂的獎勵和鞭策,不忘家長和師長的培育, 表示他們將努力學習, 將來為社會貢獻所能,造福人類;並將回饋社區,服務宗親。

獲今年度獎學金十位學生芳名:余麗瓊、余媚、余國添、余健玲、余旭英、余怡虹、余麗嬋、余敬楊、余俊宏及余文偉。 另外,八月下旬該總堂聯繫舊金山市灣區中文學校,辦理頒發中文學校獎學金,以及余姓學生助學金事宜。

美國余風采總堂訊

休斯頓余風采堂夏天活動

Lucinda,
                    Vincent, Linda and Stephen Yu (back) and Frank,
                    Alan, Lily, Natalie Yu and her Mom (front)


八月三日 (星期日)是夾在今年七月酷熱夏天的日子裡和大西洋颶風季節的第五個熱帶風暴「愛德華」登陸(八月五日)之間, 休斯頓余風采堂青年組的余世傑好像有點視覺,他月前能去挑選這好日子來舉辦我們的夏天活動,嘩!佢真係好犀利 呀!

我們再次選擇糖城的 Incredible Pizza 「難以置信的比薩餅餐廳」舉辦我們的夏天活動。今年我們有五十多名堂員和朋友參加。

這日我們完全無須擔憂高溫度,高湿度、下雨、蚊子、蒼蠅及各種各樣的戶外的元素來阻礙我們的樂趣。

「難以置信的比薩餅餐廳」供應的自助餐有三十不同品種新烘烤出來的比薩薄餅、義式麵食、湯類、薯仔吧、 沙律、甜品和蘇打等。食野方式是無論你想食什麼時刻就趁機去品嚐什麼。

Go-Carts Race Drivers

入場後,堂員和朋友們就使用休斯頓余風采堂分發的的遊戲卡: 去玩微型高爾夫球、保齡球、小型賽車競賽、碰撞用汽車、電玩遊戲及遊樂場所類型遊戲等。 此外,根據每個人的成績表現,個人可能贖回禮品店的獎品。 小朋友們可以在小型的遊樂園堛情C 小丑總是在場內替小朋友們做「動物型」氣球或替小朋友們面孔繪畫。

我們今年計劃當中還有一個活動,在十一月四日去看「休斯頓火箭隊」對「波士頓凱爾特人」籃球比賽。 習慣上,休斯頓余風采堂會津貼一部分的昂貴票。我們盼望看見更多少年前來參加。

余頌輝供稿

下期預告

下一期的風采電子季刊將在二零零八年十二月中出版,報導頒發獎學金、 中秋節和秋祭為主題。歡迎大家投稿。稿件需在二零零八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

Reports from Yee Fung Toy Chapters

What is in the Next Issue?


Message from the Editor

Welcome to the 16th 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 of Seattle
  • Henry Yu and Melinda Yee of Sacramento
  • Ho Lee Yee and Winston Yee of Boston
  • Martin Yee and Wing Yee of Vancouver
  • Ying Hua Yu of Edmonton, Canada

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

Jim Yee, Vancouver


Best Wishes for a Successful

Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada's

15th National Convention,

The celebration of Ancestor Chung-Sheung's 1008th birthday &

The 6th Anniversary of the Yee Fung Toy Society of Edmonton


Canada YFT 15th National Convention to be held in August

The opening ceremony of the 15th National Convention, the celebration of Ancestor Chung-Sheung's 1008th birthday & The 6th Anniversary of the Yee Fung Toy Society of Edmonton will be held on Thursday, August 7th, 2008 at 3:30 pm at the Century Palace Restaurant #206, 9700-105 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta.

A closing ceremony and banquet on Sunday, August 10th, 2008 at 7:00 pm at the Noodle Noodle Restaurant 10008-106 Avenue.

RSVP
Yee Fung Toy Society of Edmonton
9643-101A Avenue Edmonton,
Alberta, Canada T5H 0C8
Tel: (780) 421-9230.

YFT Society of Edmonton
YFT Society of Canada

Yee Association of Sacramento Celebrates Dragon Boat Festival

On Sunday June 1, 2008, we paid homage to our ancestors, had a buffet lunch followed by a general meeting. Dinner was held at New Canton Restaurant in Sacramento. We had 17 tables and good food was had by all.

Yee Association of Sacramento

Vancouver Seniors' Day Trip

  our tour guide, James Yu

At 8:30 am on a partly cloudy Sunday morning on June 22, 47 of us gathered at the Yee Fung Toy Society building in Chinatown, awaiting for the Global Coach Line bus that would take us from East Georgia Street, through downtown Vancouver and head west through Stanley Park, across the scenic Lions Gate Bridge, heading towards the Capilano Watershed for our first stop.

YFT Society of Vancouver Vice-Chair James Yu volunteered to be our tour guide.


We learned that the Capilano River, flowing north to south through the Coast Mountains, is located on Vancouver's North Shore and empties into Burrard Inlet, opposite Stanley Park. The river is one of three primary sources of drinking water for residents of Greater Vancouver. The Cleveland Dam, built in 1954, impounds a reservoir for this purpose. This marvel of human engineering creates the reservoir that supplies most of Vancouver with its drinking water and regulates flow to prevent flooding.

 

A few of us walked three to four flights of steep wooden stairways, in order to get a better glimpse of the Cleveland Dam from its front, we were also snapping pictures along the way. After a 30 to 40 minutes of walk and hike in the watershed area, we headed back to our bus.

Our driver drove us to the Cypress Provincial Park for our next stop.

Group
                    picture

Cypress Provincial Park offers an excellent panoramic viewpoint of the city of Vancouver and good downhill and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing trails and hiking in the summer. We took a group picture there with the city of Vancouver in the background.

  Itinery
                    Map

Finally we are on the Sea to Sky Highway, for a day-long scenic tour. The sky starts to clear up and the sun is shinning. We drove by Horseshoe Bay, Lions Bay, and Britannia Beach. We stopped at Shannon Falls to view the impressive falls and hear the roar of tons of glacial water tearing down the side of the steep mountain. We passed through the Stawamus Chief Provincial Park and head north until we entered the town of Squamish for lunch.

 

The town of Squamish is the gateway to one of the best scenic outdoor playlands in the world. World famous for rock climbing, windsurfing, ski touring, fishing, golf, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, eagle watching. A plethora of things to do for the outdoor enthusiast.

After lunch, one of the seniors was not feeling well, so we called for an ambulance to check him out. The paramedics examined him and took him to the nearby Squamish Hospital for further observations.

 

We left Squamish and drove towards Brackendale. Hundreds of eagles choose this area along the Squamish River as their home every winter. Brackendale is "The World Eagle Capital" where a world record count, 3769, of wintering American Bald Eagles was recorded in 1994. We visited the Brackendale Art Gallery.

Fifteen kilometres north of Squamish, Tenderfoot Creek Hatchery was our next stop. Tenderfoot Creek Hatchery was built in 1981 to enhance primarily Chinook salmon stocks in the Squamish River watershed. Chinook stocks had declined since the 1960's, from an estimated 25-35 thousand fish to just one - two thousand in the early 1980's. The hatchery also enhances Coho salmon and steelhead trout.

Just before 3:30 pm, we boarded our tour bus and we were looking forward to visit our next destination of interest, Alice Lake. Our bus ran into some engine or transmission problem. The driver could not shift his gear into the drive position. So we all got stuck in the Hatchery for a few hours, abandoning further plans for two more stops. Our replacement bus finally arrived and picked us up around 7:30 pm.

While we were stranded at the Hatchery, we managed to call Ken's Chinese Restaurant a few times and advising them of our situation, that we will be late for our dinner reservation.

Nevertheless, everyone enjoyed their day trip. Thanks to the Seniors Committee (led by Mr. and Mrs. Shui Chi Yu) for organizing this event, and special thanks to James Yu for doing such a great job of guiding us on this day trip.

Martin Yee, Vancouver

Congratulations to New York's Finest!

Inspector
                    Gin Yee with President Gong Sum and Grand Advisor
                    John B. J. Yee

President Gong Sum and Grand Advisor John B.J. Yee. had the opportunity to attend the Promotion Ceremony at the NYPD Police Headquarter on Friday, June 27, 2008. Among the honored promotees was our cousin, Gin Yuen Yee.

Congratulations! Inspector Gin Yuen Yee!

Gin joined the NYPD in February 1981 and began his career on patrol in the 7th Precinct. He was promoted to Sergeant in February 1987; Lieutenant in January 1990; Captain in December 1995; and Deputy Inspector in November 2001.

He served in the 1st, 7th, 19th, 20th and 34th Precincts, the Manhattan South Task Force, the Emergency Service Unit as well as Emergency Service Squad 1.

Inspector Yee is currently the Commanding Officer in the 5th Precinct. The 5th Precinct is comprised of one of the largest Asian populations within New York City.

He has served as the Executive Officer of the 7th Precinct and the Emergency Service Unit.

Inspector Yee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Police Science from John Jay College.

Inspector Yee has been married to his wife, Miriam for 14 years.

Frank Yee, New York

Vancouver YFT 2008 Summer Picnic


This year the Vancouver YFT Society Annual Summer Picnic was held at the Trout Lake Park on July 6th (Sunday) at noon.

 

The Vancouver YFT members, their families, Yee Fung Toy Alumni, the YFT Seniors Group, relatives and the Mah cousins spent an enjoyable afternoon together. The turnout was excellent and the weather was just perfect this year.

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

 

Vancouver YFT Chairman Jim Yee also announced that William Ma of the Mah Society of Vancouver welcomes the youths of the Vancouver YFT Society to join the Mah Athletic Association of Vancouver's martial arts and Lion dance classes, for those youths who are interested please contact Jim.

After a delicious lunch was served, everyone was eagerly awaiting for the drawing of the raffle tickets.

Martin Yee, Vancouver

2008 Annual Summer Picnic - Rye Playland



2008 NY YFT Summer Picnic Group

This year, the New York Yee Fong Toy Association held its annual summer picnic on July 12, 2008 at Rye Playland in Rye, NY. Our Grand Elder Peter suggested this venue due to its closeness and lower fuel charges. We did not want to raise the cost or turn away any of the nearly 200 people interested in this event. Seeing the youth with their parents and our elders enjoying a day of fun was well worth the expense.

 

This year, among the anxious participants waiting for the four chartered buses to arrive were about 20 cousins from the Ma Association. With the cooperation of our group and the traffic, we arrived earlier for what turned out to be another great day of fun. The extra time gave us more opportunities for pictures, chat with one another, eat and get familiar with this large amusement park. When the entrance opened at noon, everyone was ready for a day of adventure.


Besides the amusement park rides, there were a beach, pool, boardwalk, mini golf, boating, lake cruises and nature trails, something for everyone. As President Gong and I walked around, we were glad to see that the enormous 280-acre park did not keep our group from exploring. We even enjoyed some time at the arcades where Gong's skills won some big prizes. Like previous years, we enjoyed the opportunity to interact with others. More so this year was the time we spent with our Ma cousins.


We also had the chance to visit the onsite Playland Museum. I did not realize that this is the only government owned-and-operated amusement park in the United States. It was built in 1928 and run by Westchester County. The Dragon Coaster is one of about 100 wooden roller coasters still operating in the U.S. It is also the home of a Grand Carousel dated 1915. The New York Ranger Hockey team also practiced at Playland's Ice Casino.

My wife and I have not been to Playland for about 20 years. We were pleasantly surprised by the vast improvements. We were entertained for free by performers on its main stage in the center of the park. The picturesque backdrops and Long Island Sound added to many people's desire to revisit this park. Hope everyone enjoyed themselves and see you all next year.

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Frank Yee, New York

Sacramento Annual Picnic at William Land Park

2008
                    Picnic

The Sacramento YFT Annual Picnic at William Land Park on Sunday, July 13, 2008 was a great success with a buffet lunch and fun in the sun! Temperature reached over 100 degrees F.

Over 170 people came to enjoy the food, and prizes. 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, Sacramento

Promotion celebration for Inspector Gin Yuen Yee


On July 19, 2008 the New York Yee Fong Toy Association (YFT) along with Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) and Fifth Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit hosted a celebration for Inspector Gin Yuen Yee at Golden Bridge Restaurant. Gin Yee was promoted to Inspector during the NYPD Promotion Ceremony held at Police Headquarter on Friday, June 27, 2008. Inspector Yee is currently the Commanding Officer of the Fifth Precinct. Under his leadership, Chinatown has seen many changes since February 15, 2007. Growing up in Chinatown, Gin has a unique understanding of the communities' needs. He is also not afraid of doing what is right. Gin's genuine concern with quality of life issues, safety of the residents of his community and his officers as well as the crime stats, makes him well appreciated by all. It is no wonder that over 200 community leaders, friends and families came out to celebrate his promotion.


The evening was filled with well wishes and praises for our cousin Gin. Among some of the speakers were Director-General of TECO Ambassador Kenneth Liao, Grand Elder Peter Yee, CCBA President Justin Yu and Deputy Chief Shuck Seid of the Auxiliary Police Unit. During one of the speeches, it was remarked that one reason why Gin was promoted so fast was to give the Chinese media a chance to correct his Chinese name (余振源). Some of the many guests attending this evening included George Hu from Governor Paterson's office and Lolita Jackson from Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office. To show the communities appreciations, YFT Presidents Gong Sum and Kenneth, Soo Yuen Association Presidents, Ma Association Presidents, CCBA President Justin Yu with Lin Sing President James Wong, Hoy Sun Ning Yung President Alex Wong, and Deputy Chief Seid all presented the commemorative plaques to Gin.

Next was a moment everyone was waiting for. The audience broke into thunderous applause when Gin was asked to say a few words. I was impressed with Gin's confidence and the sincerity he had addressing the audience. Gin thanked the hosts, community leaders and guests for coming and showing their support for him. He thanked everyone, especially Commissioner Kelly for giving him the opportunity to make a difference in the community. In his remarks, he reminded that everyone should think about his/her safety when walking the streets of our city. He warned that people should not flash their jewelry and one should pay close attention when crossing the streets. He even singled out some attendees he recognized for a friendly exchange of advice. His popularity, after 18 months as a hands-on Fifth Precinct Commanding Officer in one of the largest Asian populated communities in the city, speaks for itself. There is no doubt the community and Fifth Precinct will benefit from Inspector Yee's new perspective level.

Earlier in the day, Gin honored our family association by coming to our hall to pay homage during ancestral services. Joining us were Auxiliary Police Chief Seid, cousins from Ma & Tse associations, Gin's mother and guests. We all enjoyed everyone's company and the buffet luncheon in Gin's honor. We are fortunate that Gin realizes the importance of Chinese traditions and giving us our family association the opportunity to promote the Yee name. We should all thank Gin for all his efforts.

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Frank Yee, New York

New England Yee Fung Toy Association Lake Compounce Outing Day

July is the hottest month of the year, and on the 19th with a 93 degree temperature, we held this year's summer outing. Our members and family gathered in Chinatown at 9 AM to board two buses for our ride to Lake Compounce Amusement Park in Bristol, Connecticut.

Upon arrival at the park, the buses were asked to drop off the passengers in the lot area some distance from the entrance. Everyone disembarked from the buses and we walked together as a group into the park for a joyful day of activities.

This is my second trip to this park and still find the facilities and activities very interesting and full of fun. there appears to be a larger crowd at the park than last year. Maybe the higher fuel cost made people to find enjoyment closer to home rather than traveling further out for their family entertainment. thus, many of our pictures captured the crowds of people in the background.

The younger members and their family welcome all the available choices of rides and games throughout the park. Especially popular was the water park. It kept everyone cool on a very hot day. However, most of the officers of the association, who are over 50 years old, just sit back and relax at the cafeteria.

Along with V-P Jack and his wife, I took my first ride ever on the cable car up the mountain, Some where nervous and holding the bars tightly, I managed to survived to the mountain top where a glass house stood for the maintenance crew. Then it's the down trip for this nervous person. The view from the cable car was fabulous. The lake below, surrounded by the trees and mountains, with the bright blue sky and clouds was indeed breath taking. As we re-enter the station and got off the car, it certainly was a relief to be back on the ground again.

Walking from the station we walked to board a little train ride around the bank of the lake. The young lady, one of many summer working students, operating the train was very friendly and entertaining as we leisurely ride around the lake.

Route 66 auditorium offered a musical and dance show for everyone's enjoyment, The show was similar to last year's offering with some new cast members and acts changed/added. Best of all, the air conditioned was welcomed.

At 5:30 PM, we started walking out towards to parking lot to board our buses for our return trip to Chinatown. Everyone enjoyed another great day at the park. Enroute home it started to rain. We were all thankful and relief that the rain held up until we have departed and didn't ruin our day.

Synopsis by Jimmy Ho-Lee Yee, New England
Translated by Winston Yee, New England

Seattle Yee Fung Toy Association 54th Annual Picnic

July 27th was the day of the Seattle Yee Fung Toy Association's 2008 Annual Picnic at Woodland Park, Seattle.

Vice
                    President Shum Yee delivers welcome speech  Western Grand President Joseph Yu
                    delivers greeting speech

Western Grand President, Joseph Yu and his wife, two guests from Portland, 2 guests from Cincinnati, two guests from Hawaii, and four members from the Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver came to join the picnic.

Vancouver
                    YFT Chairman Jim Yee delivers guest speech  Ladies preparing lunch for everyone

A total of 29 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. We had a prize draw after the scholarship awards.

Picnic
                    guests  lunch time

The day ended with about 30 members and guests attended an appreciation dinner at the Renton Seafood Restaurant in Renton.

Scholarship recipients group picture  Seattle YFT Members with guests in
                    group picture 

Fred Yee, Seattle

San Francisco YFT HQ Calendar Events


July 20th - The Yee Family picnic in San Francisco had over 400 people attending our annual event at the Golden Gate Park in the County Fair building that right next to the beautiful botanical garden, de Young Museum, Japanese Tea Garden and many more interesting sites. We had traditional Chinese opera singing with traditional Chinese instruments along the karaoke singing. While everyone was enjoying their lunch, everyone was eyeing the main event-raffle for the 100 prizes. Excitement ran wild as each raffle number was called out. The grand prizes were the first and last raffle that won $500 each. WOW! President Gene Yee thanked all of the board of directors and officers for their support in making our annual picnic a success.

August 3rd - Scholarship award ceremony:
President Gene Yee Message: Thank you MC Zi Gong, Our Elders-Damon Yee, Jack Yue Yee, Western Grand President Joseph Yu, Our Advisors, Vice President Zhen Zhao Yu, Board of Directors, honored guests, family friends and member of the press:

Welcome to our annual scholarship award ceremony. I would like to convey my congratulations to all the students of this year scholarship awards. In addition, my compliments to all the parents whose encouragement and support of their child help make their achievement possible. Let’s take a moment to congratulate these fine young men and women for their hard work in school.

As each generation continues to do better than the generation before them so that life for the next generation would be more successful. The Yee Family Association always believes that hard work and dedication to your studies would always provide better opportunities and benefits in life. This scholarship is one such benefit.

I hope this award will open your eyes to the many possibilities that life could offer you as you continue with your studies in school. We are very proud of your academic achievements and I hope today will help pave the way to a brighter future. May you continue to excel in your studies and prosper.

I'd like to thank you all for attending today's award ceremony and supporting all these fine students.

Thank you!

2008 Yee Fung Toy Family Association scholarship recipients:

1.
Jenifer Michelle Lai-King Yee UCLA
2.
Amy Yee UC Berkeley
3.
Wilis Yee USF
4.
Stephanie K. Yee UC Davis
5.
Fanny Yu UC Davis
6.
Amy Yu UC Davis
7.
Lorna Yee UC San Diego
8.
David Yee UC Berkeley
9.
Larry Yee Cal Poly Tech State University
10.
Wen Wei Yu UC Davis 

Top SAT score went to Jenifer Michelle Lai-King Yee - 2080

September 7th - Autumn Moon Festival Dinner at Y' Ben Restaurant at 5pm. For more information, please call the office at (415) 982-1667 from 12pm to 4pm, Mon-Fri.

Larry Yee, SFHQ

Houston Yee Summer Fun

David Chung’s daughters and grand children
David Chung’s daughters and grand children

Sunday, August 3rd was sandwiched between 24 consecutive days of daily high temperatures of 95+˚ F in July and Hurricane Edouard making landfall on August 5th. Roger Yu, the organizer, had the vision of picking this date months in advance. Wow!


Ru Quing Yu granddaughter and wife

Again, we selected Incredible Pizza in Sugar Land simply we didn’t have to worry about high temperatures, high humidity, rain, mosquitoes, flies and all sorts of outdoor elements that might hamper our fun. Incredible Pizza buffet provides 30 different varieties of freshly baked pizzas, pastas, soup, potato bar, salad, desserts and sodas on an eat-when-you-feel-like-it basis. Upon admission, members and friends were issued game cards to play: mini golf, bowling, go-cart races, bumper cars, video and fairground type of games. Furthermore, one can redeem prizes from the gift shop based on one’s performance. For the little ones, they can climb and play in the pintsized fun house. A clown is always on-hand to make animal balloons and face painting.

Natalie and Mom from Guangzhou

Fifty-odd members and friends showed up. They were generally divided into three groups: oldies (grandparents), able-body members and youngsters (grade-school age and even toddlers). Hardly any teenagers attended. It would seem that they didn’t want to be treated like kids, of which we will take into consideration for next year’s planning. Grandparents apparently supplanted the regular members by bringing their grandchildren out for fun, to give their parents a chance to stay home for peace and quiet.

We plan to have one more fling later this year—Rockets vs Boston Celtics on November 4th. It will be Yao Ming-Tracy McGrady-Ron Artest vs Kevin Garnett-Ray Allen-Paul Pearce. Traditionally, our Houston Yee Association will subsidize part of the expensive tickets. We look forward to seeing more teenagers showing up.

Frank Yu, Houston

The Annual Phoenix YFT Family Association Picnic


A beautiful fall afternoon was the setting for the annual Phoenix Yee Fung Toy Family Association picnic at Encanto Park.

Over 200 family members and friends attended. All generations enjoyed the delicious food and had a chance to catch up on the current events.

The grand finale was an exciting raffle prize drawing. Everyone was a winner at this year’s event.

Photo by Stephanie (Ling) Deng

John Tang, Phoenix

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.