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風采電子季刊


Issue 28 www.yeefungtoy.org/newsletter 2011/09/15

目錄

編者話

風采總分堂報導

風采月刊

夏季號(第100期)

FTM
                    Summer 2011 cover  FTM Summer 2011 Issue Contents    


開平市風采校園生活


開平市風采華僑中學


台山市白沙鎮武溪中學


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!

轉眼間,「風采電子季刊」出版了至今已足足七年! 今期已是第廿八期了。 每季編目錄時總是習慣性的順序加一,也沒多加留意。 「風采電子季刊」每三個月出版一次,當中部份的消息是取材於個別的余氏宗親網站,報導余氏宗親在全球各地的消息和活動,分享了不少的歡樂時光, 亦見證了具紀念價值的時刻。 我們鼓勵各地余氏宗親網站加強其內容,我們同時也鼓勵全球各地的余氏宗親之間的互動交流與學習成長。

但是最重要的還是大家的閱讀和意見。 我們更歡迎各堂友繼續來稿,報導當地的余氏宗親們之活動和消息、或參與網路出版工作。 有您的參與,相信這份電子報將會永續發展。

在這方面,我個人相信「風采電子季刊」的特色,的確是可引以為傲的。

回首這麼多年,編者最開心的是結識了一群好世界余氏網站事務委員、一群好作者及一群好讀者,實屬難得。

本期以「夏季郊遊活動」為主題,給大家一齊分享。

各位余氏宗親及各風采堂友,歡迎以 Microsoft Office Word 文件格式投稿「風采電子季刊」,只要內容健康、不涉人身攻擊或版權問題者,我們會盡量刊登。

歡迎你們對本季刊繼續提出寶貴的意見和建議,使我們在來年度製作季刊時能更加進步,精益求精。 再次感謝大家,並請繼續給我們支持和鼓勵!

本刊得以順利完成,實有賴於下列余氏宗親的鼎力相助和衷誠合作,包括:

    • 加拿大温哥華余風采堂的余柏寧先生、余榮燊先生、余金星先生。
    • 加拿大點問頓余風采堂的余英華先生、余國基先生、余偉毅先生。
    • 加拿大卡城余風采堂的余策源先生。
    • 加拿大安省余風采堂的余穎俊先生。
    • 加拿大滿地可余風采堂的余紹然先生。
    • 美國三藩市余風采總堂的余健全先生。
    • 美國斐匿余風采堂的余文澤先生、余文勁先生、余長全先生、余偉虹女士。
    • 美國二埠余風采堂的余李慕蓮女士、余庭穩先生、余汝韶先生。
    • 美國紐約余風采堂的余宏基先生、余昭美女士、余錦娉女士。
    • 美國舍路余風采堂的余海量先生。
    • 美國南加省余風采堂的余國恩先生。
    • 美國積彩余風采堂的余次屏先生、余積科先生、余自麟先生、余國倫先生。
    • 美國紐英崙余風采堂的余厚利先生、余超群先生、余定邦先生。
    • 美國休斯敦余風采堂的余頌輝先生。
    • 美國企李崙余風采堂的余顯良先生。
    • 菲律濱余風采堂的余健華先生。
    • 香港余氏宗親會主席余健倫先生、余華軸先生。
    • 馬來西亞懇親大會籌委會秘書長余開雲先生。
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


賀!香港余氏宗親會新一屆會長、理監事誕生

香港余氏宗親會於四月十日晚上七時,在香港金鐘名都酒樓舉行慶祝成立七十四週年第二十三屆理監事就職典禮暨會員春節聯歡大會。

香港余氏宗親會有限公司第二十三屆會長、理監事暨職銜一覽表 ( 2011.4 – 2013.4 )

名譽會長: 沛霖、潤興、箕圖、耀堂。
會長: 啟 超。
理事長: 紹凱。
副理事長: 華軸、海虎。
監事長: 余渠。
副監事長: 柏齡、康權。
總務主任: 偉明。 副: 燊茂。
財務主任: 錦相。 副: 級石。
組織主任: 國初。 副: 榮恩。
福利主任: 松德。 副: 浩霖。
聯誼主任: 庭啟。 副: 東來。
文教主任: 憲民。 副: 兆琚C
康樂主任: 庭洛。 副: 仲元。
宣傳主任: 國林。 副: 志明。
調查主任: 伯威。 副: 錫年。
稽核主任: 錦雄。 副: 松江。
審查主任: 榮標。 副: 煥棠。
理事: 余匯、振輝、仁壽、炳湜、文光、頌東、自立。
監事: 春華、炳穎、教文、國勝、世民、永彬。
顧問: 汝文、國春、晧超、啟文。
法律顧問: 銳超。

香港余氏宗親會訊

南加省黃振芳姑丈八秩大壽喜宴


南加省余風采堂近日喜事重重,黃振芳姑丈八秩大壽,在五月二十八日假座蒙市海寶大酒樓筵開十五席宴請眾親朋好友。



 

黃振芳姑丈及巧奕姑是日中午在南加省余風采堂祭祖, 敬備三牲酒禮,深顯他們對公所愛護有加, 在此之前振芳姑丈他們更贈送一張大的古式餐枱全套給公所, 讓公所在祭祖更添光彩。


振芳姑丈及巧奕姑一直都大力支持南加省余風采堂的各項活動, 對堂所的貢獻非常之大,他們為堂所悉心打點一切,使讓會務發展一直有所進步, 對外活動時更協助新舊會員得其所需,帶領眾人一起去支援食及用的需要,默默為公所貢獻力量。 在此大日子中,振芳姑丈二名事業有成的公子,聯同孫子輩為他在五月二十八日假座蒙市海寶大酒樓筵開十五席宴請眾親朋好友, 是晚筵席菜色相當精美豐富,是鮑參翅肚乳豬席,讓眾人一邊食一邊讚賞主人家之用心。 南加省余風采堂敬贈振芳姑丈一個大花瓶,振芳姑丈契女余淑貞除送上滿瓶紅玫瑰花之外, 更送給振芳契爺及契媽蘭花花串,為了增添宴席雅興,更每席放置小蘭花一盆。 而芳姑則把這小蘭花送給最接近這月生日席上人士,讓他取得蘭花帶回家。


振芳姑丈整晚上非常寬顏暢快,振芳姑丈之公子一再多謝眾人蒞臨外, 振芳姑丈更親自多謝南加省余風采堂主席施橋、 南加省美西副長以信及眾親友送上各種不同的賀禮,更感謝好友謝子直先生送來相當精美的大蛋糕。

 

是晚壽筵中振芳姑丈樂善好施的作風又再展示出來,送給余風釆堂經費 500 元, 南加省余風采堂婦女組 200 元,南加省余風采堂粵樂組 200 元,風采中學校友會 200 元,風采月刊 200元。 眾人大聲鼓掌,讓這盛筵更添光彩。 而眾子孫更為壽星高唱中英文生日歌,在場氣氛高潮疊起。

南加省余風采堂訊

美國二埠余風采堂端午節頒發敬老金


二埠余風采堂於六月四日舉行端午節慶祝活動。 是日主席樹雄、汝晃,杰民元老,總 顧問緒揚、振權,顧問,職員及宗親共二百多人歡聚一堂,共慶佳節。

中午十二時祭祖之後,敬老活動開始, 本堂今年有九十七位七十五歲以上老人合符條件領取敬老金, 頒發儀式由中文書記庭穩主持,首先,宣佈頒發敬老金是本堂宗親生活的一件大喜事, 今年一百歲的練名宗長獲贈「福夀雙存」牌匾及紅封包一百元。 大禮堂全體宗親熱烈鼓掌,表示親切的祝賀。

本堂今年敬老祝詞「祝願天下所有的老人健康長夀!」,「With Best Wishes, Happiness, Health and Longevities to all Elders Throughout the World!」

跟着,顧問國湛、國平、汝韶等隨着宣讀的名單依次向各位老人遞上敬老紅封包,獲頒敬老金的耆老個個喜氣揚眉,感謝公所關懷。 頒發完畢,本堂領導與全體耆老合照留念並共進端午節日午餐。

晚上,耆老、領導、宗親等在本埠麗寶樓酒家筵開十九席共慶端午佳節。

二埠余風采堂訊

南加省余風采堂舉行雙親節暨頒發獎學金的活動


南加省余風采堂秉承「敬老携幼」的傳統, 一群活力十足的中青組聯同婦女組於六月五日下午六時在蒙市翠亨村大酒樓舉行雙親節暨頒發獎學金的活動。 此次餐會參加者非常踴躍,多達兩百之眾,場面熱鬧溫馨。 這個聯歡活動不單是推廣孝親敬老,亦是嘉獎努力讀書的莘莘學子。 培育新一代是余風采堂的祖訓,為人父母者不論何時何地都是一份非常之艱巨的工作,培育子女成才,是作為父母的心願。 古語說「養兒一百歲,長憂九十九」,更深刻的表達出父母養育子女的劬勞,子女得到幸福是父母心願。 作為子女報答父母就是從小以學業成績作為一個指標,余氏族人除對學習成績達標與否外,更著重品德及人格的培養,亦推祟熱誠參與社區及堂所服務的美德。 故此在很多活動上都得到很多青少年的參與。 在此活動除了嘉獎這群莘莘學子,更要為他們父母鼓掌。


晚宴由國傑顧問及以信嫂用中英文開啟序幕, 說出雙親節的重要性及勉勵年青新一代更要努力讀書及孝敬雙親。


接著請得南加省余風采堂主席施橋致開幕詞,及後由南加省美國副總長、 世界余氏宗親會副會長以信及婦女組組長小曼姑致辭,副主席伯挹致答謝辭。




然後國傑及以信嫂這對金牌司儀特別請出今年余風采堂中八秩大壽之壽星, 包括施橋主席、福沾顧問、有業顧問夫人、文紹宗長及黃振芳姑丈,余風采堂送出鮮花及蛋糕。 並請各壽星一家出來拍照,場面溫馨,由於事前保密功夫做到足,讓眾人有特別驚喜感覺。








接著由中青組苗壯、啟蔭、超強及冠全接棒去主持晚會活動, 介紹去年中青組各項活動,藉錄像讓所有在場人士重溫各項歷史性的回憶。 並推介即將展開在七月、八月及九月之活動。 在七月余風采堂將為高中及大學在校生舉辦之參觀海軍航空母艦之旅,八月是一家大小的野外郊遊樂,九月是第三屆粵韻悠揚獻耆英慈餐會。 由於中青組發展網絡,故希望各族內青少年更積極參與。 今年為余風采堂特造之環保餐具組,以特惠價三元在現場購買, 引發一場購買熱潮。 因為這些環保餐具得到余風采堂主席施橋、副主席伯挹、美西副總長以信、子秀顧問、福沾顧問、小曼姑、振芳姑丈、劭郎嬸、 玉富嬸及超強等堂中各人大力支持, 方能以如此優惠價出售。 頒發獎學金時各家長及得獎同學都非常高興,每人從余風采堂大家長手中接得獎牌獎金都很高興,拍照、站立、歡笑等等之聲不絕。 而各得獎者更為壽星高唱生日歌,讓會場人士都非常之投入,以信總長更帶領唱中文生日歌揭起高潮,在場人士個個高歌鼓掌。


在這個雙親節晚會中得到南加省余風采堂眾族人參與, 馬氏世表及謝氏世表更積極參與,讓整個活動生色不少。 而謝氏世表謝子直更全場每台為我們拍照,讓大家留下美好回憶。 晚宴在九時多結束,眾人非常不捨的期待下一次活動快些到來,為這次晚會劃下完美的句號。

南加省余風采堂訊

馬來西亞余氏總會第 16 屆(2011-2012)新屆理事


馬來西亞余氏總會第 16 屆(2011-2012年)理事經已在彭亨直涼 2011 年會員大會產生。 是屆出席會員為 15 年來之冠。 選舉除副會長有選舉外,其余各職均不勞而獲。

大馬余總(2011-2012) 理事如下:

總會長: 余瑞時 
副會長: 余禮和
總秘書: 余開雲 PPN
副秘書: 余寶春
財政: 余福全
理事: 余龍權、余奉民、余金新、余榮榮;
查帳: 余禮協、余再山

馬來西亞余氏總會訊

紐英崙余風采堂夏季郊遊


紐英崙余風采堂年度夏季郊遊已於七月九日星期六舉辦,本年前往波士頓西郊 Natick 鎮 AMVETS 退伍軍人會會所。 當天約七十餘宗親分別乘坐由公所安排的旅遊巴士或自行駕車前往,大約中午時份各宗親先後到達。 晴朗的天氣,美麗的湖景,妥善的佈置令人讚嘆。

 



 

不到半小時燒烤爐飄來的香氣令人食指大動,品嚐由公所預備的各式沙律、燒義大利腸、雞翼、熱狗、漢堡包等等。 伴着冰凍飲品,陣陣涼風,令人心懭神怡。

 


飽餐後無論是湖邊散歩,水中暢泳或什麼也不想不做,靜靜享受悠閒的片刻,各式其色,成一樂也。 康樂組安排的競技亦吸引各親友的參與也帶來笑聲處處。 最後各人帶着愉快的心情約下午五時離開,結朿令人回味的郊遊樂。

紐英崙余風采堂 余健興報導

余文勁獲得僑社最高榮譽“服務僑社終身成就獎”


74 日在大鳳凰城華人僑團總會(僑聯)主辦的 30 屆鳳凰城華裔小姐選美比賽上有一位“最美的華裔先生”, 他獲得了“服務僑社終身成就獎”,他就是服務僑社幾十年的余文勁先生,我們也親切地叫他 “ Uncle John ”。 大鳳凰城華人僑團總會(僑聯)主席鄧朝駒,副主席張華芳一起為余先生頒獎, 這應該是亞利桑那僑社中首個終身成就獎。

余文勁是鳳凰城最資深的僑領,在 70 年代擔任過僑聯主席,到目前為止依然是僑聯顧問。 余文勁在僑社德高望重,都是源自於他身上的傳統華裔精神,家庭美滿,敬老愛幼,樂於助人。 慈善捐助可能是余文勁做得最多的事情。 多年前,鳯鳯城老年華人活動中心擴建時,他牽頭捐款贊助,帶動社區大眾同心協力,加上政府福利部門的撥款,使工程圓滿竣工。 2011 年興建老年公寓 “康樂大廈”,余文勁夫婦不僅自己捐出1萬元,贊助建造 “月明亭” 紀念慈母,也供公眾作休閒避暑之處。 同時還動員親人出資一起裝修“康樂大廈”。 早些年,他還與綠園墓地聯繫,開闢一片華人墓地,為當地老華僑解決百年身後事。 他更愛護年輕人,在國內外都建立各種獎學金,例如余風采堂獎學金,時和祖獎學金等等,希望為熱愛學習的華人子弟提供更多的學習機會。 然而以上的事例,只是他做的公益事業中很少的一部分,他一步一個腳印地踏實為華人服務, 更多獲益的華人朋友都記在心裡...

在鳳凰城華裔小姐選美比賽現場,我們也非常自豪地見到了最美的華裔先生。

送人玫瑰,手有餘香,余文勁給新一代華裔年輕人樹立了最真實的榜樣。

《亞省時報》 記者清寳報導鄧淩攝影

積彩余風采堂夏季郊游聯歡會暨頒發獎學金


積彩余風采堂於七月廿四日(星期日)在雷德福,密西根州的 「Capital」公園舉行一年一度的夏日野餐郊遊聯歡會,宗親聚在一起閒話家常,享受當天風和日麗的好天氣, 度過一個輕鬆愉快的夏日週末。




















今年除了頒發獎學金給優秀的余氏子弟之外,還有遊戲玩及禮物抽獎。









積彩余風采堂訊

美國余風采總堂 2011 年度英文學校獎學金頒獎典禮

美國余風采總堂於8月7日午在該禮堂舉行頒發 2011 年度英文學校獎學金暨祀祖典禮,場面莊嚴肅穆,是日,該總堂共頒發獎學金達七千元,14 位得獎學生喜領獎狀與獎金,到會的余氏首長勉勵得獎同學百尺竿頭更進一步,到會家長鼓勵子女繼續努力學習,切戒驕躁。

頒獎典禮由書記余源益任司儀,到會者首先向忠襄太祖像虔誠拜祭,主席余振兆致詞表示,余風采總堂是個非牟利團體, 有幸得善長仁翁慷慨解囊,使本堂頒發獎學金之善舉均每年舉辦,是余氏昆仲扶掖後輩成材之心的體現,也是弘揚中華文化的最佳實施。 同時獲獎學生今天所取得的成績, 離不開諄諄教導的老師與家長,期望得獎學生今後到新的學習環境繼續勤奮向上,獨立思考,慎重交友,以更優異的成績回饋社會。

美西總長余健全致詞,感謝家長十二年來嘔心瀝血地培育子女成才,同時,學生們勤奮讀書,抱著學海無邊的態度來對待學習,應繼續發揚。 今年又有多位善長仁翁慷慨捐資,支持獎學金頒發,有中華總會館總董、合和總會館主席余銓針伉儷捐一千元, 余風采堂元老余臻發伉儷及顧問余煦鴻伉儷分別捐出五百元,他們的無私奉獻,令人敬重。

得獎學生代表余宇寕致感謝詞,感謝余風采總堂前輩的關懷與愛護,激勵我們要更用心學習,不辜負社區及余氏首長對我們的期望。

是日,中華總會館總董余銓針伉儷、余風采總堂元老余習文、余祝佑、余臻發、美西總長余健全、主席余振兆、副主席余允仁、顧問余煦鴻、 余樹勳等向得獎學生頒發獎學金。 還有,余風采總堂職員及昆仲也前來參加是日的頒獎典禮。 獲獎的學生有: 余劍武、白振宇、余頌華、余嘉欣、余宇寕、余文青、余小文、余嘉雯、阮國雄、許佑寕、余家俊、余敏敏、余綺菁、余彩娟。


圖為: 美國余風采總堂首長習文、祝佑、臻發、健全、振兆、允仁、煦鴻、樹勳及中華總會館總董余銓針與得獎學生合照 (葉坤玲攝)

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Message from the Editor

Welcome to the 28th 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 around the world.

Before we thank the many contributors to this issue, I like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the work of the World Yee Website Committee, under whose guidance the World Yee website and related web pages such as this newsletter are produced and maintained for the past 7 years. The Committee executives for 2009 – 2012 are:

  • Chairman: David Yee of Phoenix , AZ
  • Vice Chair: Fred Yee of Seattle , WA
  • Vice Chair: Frank Yee of New York , NY
  • Treasurer: Martin Yee of Vancouver , BC

The Committee is considering options in enhancing the World Yee website hosting and improving the contents. The state of the internet has changed considerably since 1997, when the US Yee Family Convention passed a resolution to establish a web presence for the Yee Family Association. Many chapters have already changed web hosts several times and started making use of appropriate services such as flickr.com for sharing photos and facebook.com for event announcements.

The Committee encourages you to weigh in with your opinions. Please send email to world.yee@gmail.com.

This issue covers some of the summer activities of the Yees around the world.

We welcome more Yee chapters to contribute events and activities reports from their locale.

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

  • David M. Yee, Krystin Yee, Edward Yue and John M. Yee of Phoenix
  • Edward Yee, Dick Yee, Ron Yee, Ray Yee and Allan Yee of Detroit
  • Frank Yee, Gong Sum Yee, Winnie Yu, Kennie Yee and Elaine Yee of New York
  • Frank Yu, Richard Yu of Houston
  • Fred Yee, James Yee, Danny Yu of Seattle
  • Henry Yu, Sherman Yee and Melinda Yee of Sacramento
  • Ho Lee Yee, Paula Yee, Peter Yee and Winston Yee of Boston
  • Larry Yee of San Francisco
  • Kai Yon Yee of Malaysia
  • Kenny Yee and Chao Yu of Southern California
  • Martin Yee, Shui Chi Yu, James Yu and Wing Yee of Vancouver
  • Wayne Yee of Ontario, Canada
  • Ying Hua Yu and Jerome Yu of Edmonton, Canada
  • Jack Charles Yee of Calgary, Canada
  • Stephen Yu of Montreal, Canada
  • Richard Yue, Johnson Yee of Hong Kong

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

Jim Yee, Vancouver


Li Na's Houston Connections


Li Na (李娜) became the first player, male or female, from an Asian country to capture the French Open title, a Grand Slam tennis tournament, on June 4, 2011. This is an achievement of epic proportion, particularly for a country like the People's Republic of China, where tennis lags behind in such sports as soccer, basketball, volley ball, ping-pong and even golf.


Her U.S. $1.756 million check is a far-cry from the measly allowance she received from the Chinese Tennis Federation when she trained at Newk’s in New Brunsfel near San Antonio in 1997. Back in those days, China could barely afford any luxury, as we are so accustomed to her extravaganza nowadays. Li Na would subsist on instant noodles during Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. Local resident Frank Yu, learning of the plight of these Chinese juniors, would journey up to Newk’s and would billet them to his or friend’s homes. The homey surroundings and turkey dinners were always a relief from the boredom and homesickness at the tennis camp.




Li Na & Wang Yu in 1997

Frank and Sue Ann Yu

Of the many juniors staying at Frank's, Wang Yu (王钰) and Li Zhe (李喆)topped PRC men's ranking in 2006 and 2009 respectively. They all shared one thing in common. They would have their photos taken in front of a mounted sail fish. PRC consulate staff: M/M Fang Li, M/M Zhou Ding, Yu Boren, Chu Kaimin, Chen Guanqiao, Ran Qijun, et al. also posed in front of this mystic 96" tip-to-tail wall-mount.

Li Na, you have Houston connections!

For details in Chinese, please click here.

Frank Yu, Houston


Sacramento YFT celebrated Dragon Boat Festival

We celebrated the Dragon Boat Festival on June 4th.

Members who were 75 years old or older and in good membership standing received a lucky red envelope and got to be in a group photo.

A buffet lunch was served after paying homage to our ancestors at Noon. The same evening, a dinner banquet was held at Rice Bowl Restaurant in Sacramento.

Melinda Yee, Sacramento


Southern California YFT Parent's Day 2011


On June 5th (Sunday) evening, we had a banquet at Harbor Village Restaurant (111 N Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park) to honor our parents, to show our appreciations of their love, support and sacrifices. We had more than 230 people attended. At the banquet, there were more than 60 scholarships given to those member children of high academic achievement.























For more photos of this parent's day and scholarship presentation event, please click here.

Chao Yu, Southern California


Rep. Kimberly Yee Named Legislator of the Year

Rep.
                  Kimberly Yee receives the 2011 Representative of the
                  Year Award on June 24, 2011. Photo by Timon Harper.
Rep. Kimberly Yee receives the 2011 Representative of the Year Award
on June 24, 2011. Photo by Timon Harper.

Arizona State Representative Kimberly Yee of Phoenix was honored with the 2011 Representative of the Year award by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Friday, June 24th at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort. The event was attended by over 500 individuals from Arizona’s business, manufacturing and political community, including Yee’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Betty Yee of Phoenix.

Upon accepting the award, Representative Kimberly Yee shared stories with the audience about her family’s history of business ownership. Representative Yee said her mother’s family grocery store was one of the first “mom and pop” grocery stores established in the South Phoenix area.

Representative Yee then shared about her father’s family history in business. “My great-great grandfather first came to this country from China in the early 1900’s. He, like many great Americans, came here to have a better life, work hard, start a business from scratch, and live out the American Dream,” Yee said.

Yee continued, “I share these stories about my family, where I come from, and the important role that owning a business and running a business played in my family’s history.”

“That is why it is such a privilege to work with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce because they stand up for the very things that make our businesses stronger. They, like all of us, want to keep the freedoms we have in a competitive, free-market economy that stands for personal responsibility in an environment free from government intrusion,” Yee concluded.

Representative Yee authored two of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce’s capstone bills during this year’s legislative session, including H.B. 2423, which increased public scrutiny over the Attorney General’s office contingency fee contracts with private attorneys, and H.B. 2541, a bill that established protections for employers to take action against employees who are impaired due to the use of medical marijuana.

Representative Yee was elected last November to represent Arizona’s Legislative District 10 in North Phoenix and Glendale. She serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Education Committee, and is a member of the Health and Human Services Committee and the Employment and Regulatory Affairs Committee.

Arizona Chamber of Commerce


New England YFT Summer Outing


This year's annual summer outing was held at Lake Cochituate's AmVet Post 79 in Natick on Saturday, July 9. The outing was attended by more than 65 member and their families, including many children and grandchildren.


The day started out with a huge cookout which included hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, chicken wings, and roasted potatos on the grills. Vice President Warren led the cooking team comprised of Peter, Uncle Duck, Ken, Susan, and Tom. The cookout food was topped off with macaroni and potato salads and watermelon, cookies and ice cream for all.

 

Many people took in a swim in the nice warm water, while others played team games that included three-legged racing, water-in-a-cup race, and tug-of-war. Small prizes were awarded to the winners. These games showed off many talents of our members and their families.

 

In the end, everyone had a wonderful time, evidenced by all the joy and laughter shown by all, and the weather cooperated giving us a beautiful day.

Paula Yee, Boston


Detroit Yee Fung Toy Association Annual Picnic


The 2011 Detroit Yee Fung Toy Association Annual Picnic was held on July 24th at Capital Park in Redford, Michigan.



 



 




There were games for all and a presentation of scholarship money to many well deserved recipients.



To view more photos of this summer picnic event, please click here. Photos courtesy of Ron Yee and Cathie Agacinski.

Edward Yee, Detroit


Houston Yee 2011 Scholarship/Picnic/Fun Day At Brazos Bend State Park

Incredible Pizza with all you can eat and fair ground rides and games, rocking and rolling family entertainment had been Houston Yee Fung Toy Association (YFT) favorite choice for our summer activity. Then, bowling, followed by barbeque at Papa’s, wasn’t much far behind. These venues are indoor and air-conditioned. They provide fun and enjoyment for the young and a convenient place for the elders to reminisce episodes of yore. What about the college students and young adults? Their life-style and taste have yet been catered to or accommodated at these functions. They, nonetheless, hopefully will one day be filling in as officers of the Houston Chapter. It is to this ends that YFT Board decided to venture an outing to Brazos Bend State Park on August 6, 2011.


Brazos Bend State Park is a 4,897-acre site along the Brazos River in Needville. It is a haven for a diverse mix of native wildlife and plants covering an equally diverse range of ecosystems. Highlights of the Park's numerous inhabitants include over 300 species of resident and visiting migratory birds and mammals like white-tailed deer, nine-banded armadillos, foxes, raccoons, and North American river otters. The most noteworthy and popular residents of the park are the relatively large population of American alligators.

The Banquet Hall (capacity 150) with ceiling fans, air-conditioning, kitchen facilities, a barbecue pit, tables and chairs, and a restroom was rented as our headquarters with catered BBQ for lunch.

Roger Yu is credited with coordinating all aspects of this activity: mail out, renting Banquet Hall, arranging BBQ catering and purchasing accessories. He was ably assisted by wife Elaine and brother Alan, sons and friends for tables and chairs set ups early that morning. By 10 am, in cycling jargon a la Tour de France, the peloton was all ready to tackle the Elm Lake-Spillway-40-Acre Lake round trip expedition. Other guests soon arrived and entertained themselves either inside the Banquet Hall or took leisurely strolls around the campsite.


The alligator always has the right-of-way

Alan led the way with a super mountain bike equipped with GPS while elder statesman Frank tagged along as the tail-end-Charlie. A 13-foot alligator blocked our way along the Spillway trail and we wisely yielded right of way to this resident attraction.




The observation tower served as the midway point for water stop. The scenery atop commanded a panoramic view of this Park, where we took a picture to reflect a sense of accomplishment for posterity.


88-year old “Uncle Lewis” and wife Roberta never missed a Yee picnic

David Chung offered grace to thank the Lord for bringing us together in this wonder and natural surroundings and he was promptly rewarded for being the raffle winner for 2 nights and 3 days at a Galveston condo, generously donated by Dorothy Yee. Despite the stretch of 100 degrees weather in the concrete jungle in Houston, Brazos Bend offered a relief of slightly lower temperatures in wilderness surroundings. Almost 60 people attended this function.


As always, Vickie Ong did a diligent and thorough job in screening out the scholarship applications. The 2011 Yee scholarship winners are (l to r): Elizabeth Yee, Kevin Yee, Theresa Yee, Peter Yu, Christopher Yee (not pictured) and Hilary Woo (not present).

The clean-up, disassembling of folding tables, stacking of chairs, disposing of trash and mopping of the dining hall were done in a flash by all volunteers, young and old. We restored the Banquet hall the same way we found it that morning. I am sure the park rangers will remember Yee Fung Toy Association of Houston.

I have been the President of this Houston Chapter for more than 15 years. I am glad that we made the right decision to venture into a unique place to hold our summer outing, where we can all enjoy and serve together. I am particularly proud of the spirit and willingness of these younger Yee generations. We are in good hands!

Frank Yu, Houston


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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