The Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice

風采電子季刊


Issue 36 www.yeefungtoy.org/newsletter 2013/09/15

Contents

編者話

風采總分堂報導

Fung Toy Monthly

夏季號(第 108 期)



Feng Cai Middle School
                  開平市風采校園生活

http://www.fcqz.cn/

fcqzcn


Mo Kai


香港風采中學快訊

下期預告


編者話

歡迎來到第三十六期的「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」以夏季郊遊活動及頒發獎學金活動為主題。各風采分堂之活動由各余氏宗親們提供。

為什麼我忽然對稱謂有興趣呢?除了學稱親屬的稱謂還要學如何跟親屬稱呼自己, 加上他人的親屬稱謂加上跟他人稱呼自己親屬的稱謂,再加上姻親、表親及往故者的尊稱, 我想外國人學到這裡應該已經翻臉不想學了。

拜年是我們中國人專有的傳統,拜年能強化親朋好友之間的互動,拉近彼此之間的距離。雖然傳統,卻有其相互問候、 請安與祝福的意涵,是一種值得傳承與推廣的傳統文化。

過年過節父母總愛跟在小孩身邊,到長輩面前打招呼,耳提面命說:逢人就要叫(稱謂)及問好,說這樣才有禮貌。 讓我們觀看下面的 YouTube 視頻,看看稱謂是不是很複雜的呢?


中國人講究輩分,拜年時我們常會碰到一個現象,那就是當親戚們群聚一堂時,往往不知道該如何稱呼對方, 是表姊還是堂姐?該叫姑姑還是阿姨?是表叔還是堂叔?是伯公還是叔公?不知如何稱呼對方有點搞錯,叫錯稱謂更是尷尬! 請看看下面親屬稱謂圖保證你一點就通!


我們秉承精益求精的服務理念,期望你們對本季刊能踴躍提供寶貴的意見和建議,使我們在來年度製作季刊時能更加進步, 更趨完善。 再次感謝大家,並請繼續給我們支持和鼓勵!

這期季刊得以順利完成,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美湛先生、余榮燊先生、余金星先生。
    • 美國斐匿余風采堂的余文勁先生、余文焯先生、余文澤先生
    • 美國舍路余風采堂的余海量先生。
    • 美國紐約余風采堂的余宏基先生。
    • 南加省余風采堂的余超強先生、余國恩先生。
    • 美國積彩余風采堂的余次屏先生。
    • 美國紐英崙余風采堂的余國華先生、余寶愛女士、余明茹女士、蘇儀女士。
    • 美國休斯頓余風采堂的余頌輝先生。
    • 美國加欖巴士余風采堂的余小芳女士。
    • 香港余氏宗親會主席余健倫先生、余華軸先生。
    • 澳門余氏宗親會-余風采堂主席余華賜先生、余華燊先生、余少池先生。
    • 馬來西亞余氏總會的余開雲先生。
    • 新加坡余氏總會的余子基先生。
    • 廣東省開平市荻海風采堂余澤欣先生、余健強先生。
    • 波士頓菊子先生。
    • 僑社記者謝潤琴、星島日報僑社記者李曉謎。
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-余栢寧


漫遊溫哥華歷史華埠 探尋難忘故事

歷史學家及資深導遊林珠狄女士於五月十一日(星期六)帶領一班溫哥華余風采堂青年組員們漫遊溫哥華歷史華埠(又 稱溫哥華唐人街), 讓他們認識溫哥華華埠建築物的特色,此外,講解卑詩省華裔社群自淘金時代至今的歷史。

漫遊歷史華埠從千禧門牌坊附近開始,只是幾步之遙,就到了標誌唐人街的上海小巷, 導致一次曾繁華庭院的百年老文物建築。當時華人將溫哥華之稱為「鹹水埠」, 移民第二代的華裔作家余兆昌曾出過一本歷史畫冊「鹹水埠」紀錄了華人從十九世紀中到二十世紀八十年代的歷史。 溫哥華後又稱為「雲高華」,統一稱為「溫哥華」還是近幾十年的事。

青年組員們也參觀其他興趣感的建築物,包括世界上最窄的三記號(Sam Kee Building)、 現存溫市華埠最古老的建築物永生號 (Wing Sang Building)、 溫哥華洪門機構、禺山總公所和全加陳穎川總堂等歷史建築景點,令人目不暇給。

對華人來說,唐人街卻是家之所在,大家生活其中,能夠互相照應,守望相助,感受友誼和安全的歡樂。


溫哥華是加拿大西海岸的最大城市,也是加拿大的太平洋門戶。 多年前它曾一連幾年被聯合國評為世界上最適宜居住的城市,它以注重環保著名。


溫哥華唐人街(華埠)是北美第二大的唐人街 (繼‎三藩市唐人街後面積最大的華埠),約有一百多年歷史,佔地約六個街區。 這裡的中國人是在十九世紀中,為了到美國加州淘金而離鄉別井後而北上至加拿大,在此落地生根的。 目前唐人街大多數的商店由香港人經營,唐人街內樹立著一塊塊漢字的標牌,令人有一種置身中國的錯覺。 街道兩側林立著各種風味的中餐廳、中藥店、肉舖、魚店、青菜店、海味乾貨店、雜貨店以及出售中國傳統工藝品的商店。 現今的唐人街添加了長滑板商店、咖啡館、酒吧、 藝術畫廊、自行車和德國香腸店。華埠不斷地向前進步,慢慢地演變成爲一個吸引全市各地好奇遊客的觀光地, 和多元化的社會。

溫哥華余風采堂青年組 - 陳達勤報告


舍路余風采堂購買了堂所物業


舍路余風采堂之歷史時刻。

承蒙所有總分堂和各地的代表鼎力支持、鼓勵與贊助,舍路余風采堂於二○一三年五月廿四日購買了堂所物業。

舍路余風采堂理事會全體同仁, 特此向大家致以崇高的敬意和衷心的感谢!

舍路余風采堂訊

南加省余風采堂第五屆粵韻悠揚獻耆英慈善粵曲餐會 通告

由南加省余風采堂主辦的「第五屆粵韻悠揚獻耆英慈善粵曲餐會」將於十一月二日(星期六) 上午十時三十分至下午四時,在華埠金龍大酒家舉行。

「粵韻悠揚獻耆英慈善粵曲餐會」是南加省余風采堂一年一度發揚敬老愛老精神的活動, 此次更是為推廣粵劇曲藝為目的,因此得到會員們的大力支持,南加省余風采堂婦女組及中青組也表示將盛情協辦該活動。

今次餐會演出由南加省余風采堂粵樂組全體樂師演奏小曲組合,粵曲演唱包括「血濺未央宮」、 「蝶影紅梨記之窺醉」、「沈園題璧兩斷腸」、「望江樓餞別」、「花蕊夫人之劫後描容」、「花田錯會」、 「重台泣別」、 「幻覺離恨天」、「琵琶行」等。

南加省余風采堂粵樂組每逢周三下午一時至四時三十分練曲,也歡迎愛樂同好蒞臨欣賞。

欲知南加省余風釆堂更多活動細節,請致電: 213-625-3151 洽詢。
南加省余風釆堂地址: 717 N Hill Place, Los Angeles, CA 90012

南加省余風釆堂網站 http://www.socalyeefungtoy.org/

郊遊通告

本年郊遊訂於九月廿八日(星期六)上午十時至下午四時在羅省多克威勒州立海灘舉行,

Dockweiler State Beach,
12689 Vista Del Mar, Playa del Rey, Los Angeles CA 90293

歡迎大家攜同老少前來參加,不收費用,現場除有午餐供應外,更有大抽獎活動助興, 故此要在九月十四日前向本堂報名, 以準備食物。此海灘環境優美;本堂為方便老少一起參與,因此訂了可觀海景之青年活動中心, 有大量停車位以供泊車,而亦方便耆英進入中心內耍樂,可直接觀看海景, 此處有單車徑方便眾人自携單車或自費在中心租借單車來運動。

南加省余風采堂訊

美京余風采堂復堂 紐英崙“祝賀團”到賀



後排左起:第七位是余風采總堂主席余武良。美西副總長余海量。總顧問余保忠。美東副總長余剛深。 其它是美京余風采堂婦女組成員及職員。前排左起:余風采總堂元老余健全。元老余景新。元老余仕昂。 美西總長余以信。 美京余風采堂副主席余炎邦。美京余風采堂主席余啓輝。美東總長余超群。余風采總堂主席余永源。 元老余顯良。(圖由元老余仕昂提供)

波士頓紐英崙余風采堂於四月二十八日(星期日)由美東總長余超群,元老余仕昂率隊, 和法官余達明等十餘名余氏宗親組成“祝賀團”, 分搭火車及飛機前往華府,向美國美京(華盛頓DC) 余風采堂復堂道喜。

美京余風采堂的復堂開幕典禮,有來自全美余風采堂的美東正副總長余超群、余剛深,美西正副總長余以信、 余海量,元老余仕昂、余顯良、余景新、余健全,總顧問余保忠,總堂正副主席余永源、余武良, 暨余氏宗親約數十人,參加了在美京中國城台山酒家二樓舉行的“復堂開幕典禮”。

典禮由余美華任司儀,黃氏武館雙獅助興、金豬六隻全蹄祝賀。

美京余氏當日下午六點,在漢宮大酒樓舉行“公宴”,筵開二十六席。美京經文處副代表李澄然、 美京中華會館主席李治瑞、僑領李達平等,與美京余風采堂主席余啓輝、副主席余炎邦開懷暢聚。

紐英崙余風采堂有不少人在公宴中獻歌藝,元老余仕昂高唱“上海灘”, 美東總長余超群夫人和美京中華會館主席李治瑞合唱“萬水千山總是情”, 顧問余文博伉儷合唱“愛拼才會贏”等等,均贏得熱烈掌聲。

紐英崙余風采堂訊

新加坡余氏總會印尼丹絨檳榔二天一夜游




新加坡余氏總會康樂組於六月十五日(星期六)至十六日特別安排一趟出國歡渡假期,舉辦了為期兩天一夜景點游, 一起乘船至印尼丹絨檳榔,主要是提供會員一個松懈身心,聯絡情誼的消閒活動。

在一個晴朗六月十五日星期六的早晨, 十四位新加坡余氏總會會員聚集在新加坡的丹那美拉渡輪碼頭取船票。他們過了新加坡海關後, 就登上了豪華高速雙體渡輪出發到民丹島。印尼民丹島(Bintan Island)位於南中國海, 距離新加坡東南方50公里。

丹戎檳榔(俗稱﹕廖都市)為印尼廖內群島省的首府, 座落於廖內群島最大島民丹島上,是民丹島最大的城市。 丹戎檳榔有快艇往來於廖內群島的另一城市巴淡和新加坡。 在五百年前,當葡萄牙殖民者進攻馬六甲時,馬六甲蘇丹馬末沙戰敗,逃到民丹島並建立了這個城市以對抗葡萄牙人, 後來成為一個著名的商業港口,吸引了印度和中國的商人交易,同時有許多中國人移民到此。




抵達印尼斯里蘭卡民丹島普拉客運碼頭後,會員們就前往印尼移民關辦理過境通關手續。 一個當地熱情的導遊在出口處迎接他們。導遊首先是帶領大家去參觀勝卡朗村擁有 300 多年曆史的寺廟,約一個小時車程。有一棵老榕樹包圍了寺廟屋頂,形成樹包廟的奇觀 — 類似柬埔寨的吳哥窟寺廟。


本來這是1811年 中國船長名叫Chiao Ch'en的住所。 它後來被放棄了,然後成為勝卡朗村的華人社區,作為崇拜的地方 - 悅榕莊廟。 繞組樹根榕樹無花果樹上寺建築的表明這座寺廟是非常老。




第一日行程活動結束後大家享用豐盛的海鮮晚餐。


會員們輕鬆地在酒店內享用免費早餐,早餐後從酒店轉移到斯里蘭卡民丹島普拉渡輪碼頭,搭乘渡輪回到新加坡。

新加坡余氏總會 - 余子基報告

紐英崙余風采堂夏日遊




713日, 余風采堂舉辦每年一度的郊外活動。鑒於眾鄉親對納提克 (Natick) 的退伍軍人會所周邊環境的喜愛,今年已是第三年度光臨。一眾鄉親、朋友百人左右,享受了一頓龍蝦和熱狗的豐盛午 餐。








餐後的娛樂遊戲有擲水波、包紮木乃伊、比賽吃西瓜、紙杯蛋糕等等活動。部份大人、小孩到湖邊沙灘戲水、網魚、 游泳。眾人各取所好,享受那天清爽怡人的天氣。




當天嘉賓有阮氏公所主席阮鴻燦、 摩頓市長辦公室助理于艷和剛至波士頓上任的 Bunker Hill 大學校長余慕潔與公子。

紐英崙余風采堂 - 蘇儀報告

積彩余風采堂夏季郊游聯歡會暨頒發獎學金







 



 


積彩余風采堂於二○一三年七月十四日(星期日)在雷德福, 密西根州的 「 Handy Park」 公園舉行一年一度的夏日野餐郊遊聯歡會,宗親們共聚一起,享受了夏日炎炎的好時光。

今年午餐大家一齊享用比薩餅、辣椒熱狗、炸雞、炒飯、炒麵和西瓜。個個都吃得津津有味。

今年取得優秀成就的余氏子弟獲頒獎學金。 另外,郊游活動除了玩遊戲之外,還有禮物抽獎。 今年的抽獎禮物是由本堂及堂員捐贈的。

積彩余風采堂訊

賀!余翠梅摩頓華林功夫學校奪國術全能錦標




大波士頓華林派第一位女師傅余翠梅所創辦的華林功夫及太極學校, 七月底在巴爾的摩舉行的第二十五屆國際武術冠軍賽中,捧回全能錦標總冠軍。

余翠梅師傅在七月底時,率領三十一名學生遠赴馬里蘭州, 參加第二十五屆國際武術冠軍賽,不但贏得三十五面金牌,二十面銀牌,十八個銅牌,以及三十多個各類獎項, 華林功夫及太極學校更捧回了全能錦標總冠軍。

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Boston Orange 波士頓菊子報導


大馬余總秘書長伉儷訪問鳳凰城全美余風采堂余文勁元老


左起:余王會梅,余開雲,余文勁,吳翠屏,余德君(開雲侄孫)。

我太太余王會梅前數日到鳳凰城探訪她同學吳翠屏, 昨天(八月四日-星期日)我侄孫余德君特由洛杉磯到拉斯維加斯載我到鳳凰城會合。 原來余文勁元老正是翠萍女士妹妹的家翁,特往拜訪,文勁元老特邀晚餐敘會暢談,相見甚歡,甚為難得。

馬來西亞余開雲報告

大馬余總秘書長與幼兒家慶伉儷訪問南加省


左起:余家慶伉儷,美西總長余以信伉儷,余開雲,余國恩主席伉儷。


大馬余氏總會秘書長、彭亨余氏宗親會籌委會會長余開雲日前旅遊美國, 與幼兒余家慶伉儷抵達洛杉機,特訪問南加省余風采堂領導人, 獲該堂余國恩主席伉儷與美國余風采總堂美西總長余以信伉儷假海寶潮粵酒家接風殷勤款待,席間大家暢談甚歡。

馬來西亞余開雲報告

新加坡余氏總會舉行中元慶祝會


新加坡余氏總會康樂組於農曆七月初五,陽曆八月十一日(星期日)中午十二時正,在總會舉行中元慶祝會, 過後進行聯歡聚餐會,以慶祝中元節,並聯系宗親情誼。

農曆七月十五中元節,俗稱“鬼節”,節日的慶祝活動從農曆七月初一開始,直到七月三十日,長達一個月。

新加坡是個華洋共處的多元文化社會,談起跟鬼相關的節慶, 就有西方的萬聖節及中國的盂蘭節(又稱中元節)。盂蘭節也是中國傳統祭祖的節日之一, 新加坡人俗稱其為「鬼節」,因為傳說農曆七月鬼魂可以來到人間。 部分市民會在路邊焚燒紙錢香燭以超渡遊魂,特別在農曆七月十五日那一天。


目前,新加坡人普遍的慶祝方式是鄰里之間組織大規模的中元會,中元會每年選出一位爐主,主持中元會事務, 以及向會員收月捐等。 中元節一到,這些月捐便用來購買祭品。 拜祭完畢後,所有祭品均分給會員,每人一份中元節的宴會熱鬧精采,宴會上投標“福物”,把慶祝氣氛推上高潮, 投標所得,用來補貼第二年購買祭品的費用。 當晚也選出新的爐主。


佛教徒慶祝中元節的儀式稱為“盂蘭盆會”,慶祝中元節不僅是為了拜祭死去的親人,對佛教徒來說, 這也是紀念目蓮的日子,藉以表揚他的孝道。

目蓮救母的故事是出自《大藏經》(由印度傳入的佛理), 根據《大藏經》的記載,目蓮在陰間地府經歷千辛萬苦後,見到他死去的母親劉氏四娘受一群餓鬼折磨, 目蓮用缽盆裝菜飯給她吃,菜飯卻被餓鬼奪走。目蓮向佛主求救,佛主被目蓮的孝心感動,授予盂蘭盆經。 目蓮按照指示,於七月十五日用盂蘭盆盛珍果素齋供奉母親,挨餓的母親終於得到食物。為了紀念目蓮的孝心, 佛教徒每年都有盛大的“盂蘭盆會”。道教徒相信,從農曆七月初一起,陰間打開鬼門, 放出孤魂野鬼到人間來接受奉祭。 人間為了免受鬼神的干擾傷害,便在七月十五日設“中元普渡”,供奉食品及焚燒冥紙以安撫那些無主孤魂。

道教與佛教信徒慶祝中元節的意義雖不相同, 但在新加坡慶祝儀式大同小異,祭拜時以食物作祭品,焚燒金銀紙等等。 因此,每逢中元節,在路旁和組屋樓下,到處可看到善男信女焚燒金銀紙,建屋發展局還特地為此設置金銀紙焚燒爐, 為居民提供便利。

新加坡余氏總會訊

美國余風采總堂頒英文獎學金






有著和睦大家庭之稱的美國余風采總堂一年一度頒發獎學金典禮, 於八月十一日(星期日)正午吉時,在該堂四樓大禮堂舉行頒發英文學校獎學金暨祭祖典禮。

世界余氏宗親會名譽會長暨美國余風采總堂資深元老及駐美中華總會館總董余習文、余風采總堂主席余永源、 美西總長余以信、副主席余武良、元老:余祝祐、余臻發、余健全;總顧問余樹湛、顧問:余煦鴻、余樹勳、余允仁、 余振兆;中文書記余桐文、英文書記余文山與余健峰、婦女部主任永源夫人、副主任煦鴻夫人等首長、 職員均出席頒獎禮,並分別向十五位成績優秀子弟頒獎。

大禮堂擠滿一百多位參加頒獎禮的獲獎學生與家長、親屬及余氏宗親,共同見證盛事。 頒發獎學金典禮由中文書記余桐文主持,首先由元老、美西總長、正副主席帶領宗親及學生與家長虔誠拜祭忠襄太祖、 緬懷先賢。

余永源感謝獲獎同學與家長的參與出席。他說,該總堂爲弘揚及傳承中華文化,關心年青學子的健康成長, 特別是每年分發十萬多元給全美國各分堂及加拿大余風采堂作獎學金及助學金之用,其旨在鼓勵學生繼續努力, 勤奮深造,激勵後輩成材,不辜負家長、宗親的培育與希望。

此次頒發十五名子弟, GPA 成績都在 3.5 分以上,努力是有代價的,值得家長們的驕傲。 他期望學子進入大學深造中,認真讀書,練就本領,報答家人,更好地為社會服務,回饋社區。

專程從洛杉磯趕來舊金山總堂的美西總長余以信勉勵獲獎學生將進入不同的大學中,光大慧根,再接再厲, 百呎竿頭,更進一步。

余樹湛亦發表講話,他說專從西雅圖前來參加總堂具有意義的頒發獎學金典禮,目睹學子取得優秀成績, 是付出努力的結果,亦是家長們辛勤栽培無私奉獻的回報,完成高中接著踏入大學階段,是人生又一個新的里程開始, 他寄語學子牢記身上的責任,以更好的成績報答親恩,服務人群。

接著,獲獎學生余銳豪代表發言答謝,感激總堂的關懷與獎勵,不忘家長及老師的培育之恩, 並表示繼續努力學習,不辜負余氏族人的期望,回饋社會。

十五名獲獎學生芳名:余亞當尼斯、余銳豪、余嘉慧、余嘉瑩、余富成、馬淑貞、余愷怡、余巧蓉、龔華珠、 余曉嵐、黃雅勤、余俊龍、余嘉玲、余泳琪、余婉怡、余宇文。

僑社記者謝潤琴報導


紐約余風采堂頒發獎學金


為了鼓勵子弟努力學習,將來回饋社會。余風采堂今年特地從獎學基金中多撥款,獎勵優秀學子。 八月十一日(星期日)在該會禮堂頒發本年度獎學金,今年包括大、中、小學共有八十四人獲獎。


紐約余風采堂主席余典榮在致詞時表示,余風采堂每年都會通過全美基金、紐約分堂的基金以及先人留下的基金, 來鼓勵後輩們好好學習,至今已經有六十多年曆史。今年紐約余風采堂共頒發了一萬餘元獎學金給會員子女, 其中包括十三名大學生, 三十三名高中生,廿一名初中生,十五名小學生和兩名中文學校的學生。

美東副總長余鋼深和眾多元老也致詞,讚獲獎學生們通過勤奮努力,取得優異成績, 並激勵學子們不要辜負公所的苦心,要記住孝順父母,回饋社會。




今年剛剛從布碌崙科技高中畢業升入亨特學院(Hunter College) 的余穎怡,作為獲獎學生代表致詞,她說,四年前面對實力強勁的同學,曾經一度感到迷惘。 後來她在余風采堂和家長的鼓勵下,加入田徑隊,勇敢去挑戰去做平時不敢做的事情,現在順利畢業升入大學。

星島日報僑社記者李曉謎紐約報導


余風采堂•澳門余氏宗親會頒發獎學金


余風采堂•澳門余氏宗親會於八月十八日(星期日)舉行該會會員子女學業成績優異甲,乙等獎。

操行甲等及總成績平均分有八十五分以上者獲獎學金五百元, 操行乙等及總成績平均分有八十分以上者獎獲學金三百元,大學成績平均績點(Grade Point Average 簡稱 GPA) 三點以上者獲獎學金一千元。

獲得獎學金名額有廿五人,由監事長余榮讓主持,理監事出席者包括余少池、余華富、余永亨、余華燊、余國雄、 余國楨、余強等。

澳門余氏宗親會•余風采堂訊


休斯頓余風采堂夏天活動及頒發獎學金






夏天到了,休斯頓的余氏宗親也感受到豔陽的熱情,趁著夏天,休斯頓余風采堂於八月十八日(星期日) 舉行該堂夏天聯誼活動,堂員帶著自己的家人同來歡聚,分享彼此的成長故事!

活動包括一起享用午餐、頒發獎學金及打保齡球。 休斯頓余風采堂每年都安排好及舉辦此項活動,我們每年都期待所有堂員、 余氏宗親、叔伯、兄弟、姊妹和朋友積極參與。

休斯頓余風采堂 - 余頌輝報告


加欖巴士余風采堂年度聚餐活動



加欖巴士余風采堂於八月廿五日在俄州哥倫布玫瑰花公園舉辦了年度聚餐、 頒發獎學金及登記註冊新東方中文學校活動。 吸引了近二百余氏家族親朋好友參加。 出席當天活動嘉賓包括余風采堂美東總長余超群伉儷, 加欖巴士余風采堂主席余國偉伉儷及俄州新東方中文學校校長張立春女士。

張立春校長特別感謝余風采堂對新東方中文學校的贊助支持,並希望中文學校的設立,可以為更多的華裔社區服務, 也希望有更多余氏家族的孩子,加入到中文學校來。

余風采堂美東總長余超群會後在余國偉主席陪同下,參觀新東方中文學校,他表示, 看到加欖巴士余風采堂為下一代教育所作出的努力,也將積極爭取余風采堂總會的支援,有更多的資金, 可以為中文學校的學生,頒發獎學金。

余超群總長還介紹,世界余氏宗親總會第六屆懇親大會將于二○一五年在澳門舉行, 全美余風采堂也將組團參加。

加欖巴士余風采堂訊


緬懷祖德 共襄善舉



二○一三年九月三日,澳門余氏宗親會在創會會長余焯源、 會長余華賜的率領下一行二十多人參觀江門荷塘五老山公園已近竣工的“五老宗祠”。 該宗祠樓高三層,建築面積達五百八十平方米。 二○一二年五月二日在“建設五老山綠色公園公益活動”中,澳門余氏宗親會捐贈人民幣十萬元支持興建 “五老宗祠”,隨後因工程的費用增加, 余華賜會長悉知後在澳門帶頭和動員一些熱心公益的宗彥又捐款六萬元購買美觀耐用的裝修村料, 力求工程精益求精。

五老山公園理事會余榮輝、余振強、余錫恩等宗親在新建的宗祠內設便餐招待澳門余氏宗彥, 余榮輝理事長代表荷塘和五老山公園理事會感謝澳門余氏宗親會對建設“五老宗祠”的大力支持。 當他們在《風采月刊》108 期中看到余風采堂•澳門余氏宗親會興建“余靖紀念館”的 倡議書 後, 踴躍捐款支持,他說;我們都是忠襄公的後人,不管內地或海外,要做到兄弟有事,八方支援,集腋成裘,共襄善舉。 當天江門荷塘、新會大洞的宗親第一批捐款共計人民幣54100元已當即交給余華賜會長。

圖/文 余健強


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Message from the Editor

Welcome to the 36th 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 the Yee family associations around the world.

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

One of the interesting things about learning Chinese is figuring out how to address people. Growing up, I referred to my parents’ friends with the equivalent of “aunt” and “uncle,” but it was important to get the right word for “aunt” and “uncle” because, of course, there are different ones. All of my blood relatives were a little easier to track, up to a point, but I didn’t have a lot of interactions beyond grandparents, aunts and uncles, and first cousins.

Therefore you can see why the Chinese Family Tree is so complicated.

If you are wondering why is it so confusing? Well, please watch the video above, from the Off the Great Wall channel on YouTube, it will gives you a small taste of it behind the scenes of making the Complicated Chinese Family Tree, you can see what I meant.

In Chinese, there are so many different terms for uncle depending on whether it’s an uncle on your mom’s side or your dad’s side, whether a paternal or maternal uncle is older or younger than your dad, and whether it’s an uncle by blood or by marriage. Not every family uses the exact same term to address their relatives.

So instead of just saying "Hi" to your relatives, here is an interesting Chinese Kinship terminology chart created by a Kwan Family web site, which you can use to look for the proper terms of address to call them. Since there are so many different relationship terms, the easiest way to find the exact relationship you're looking for is to open up the family title diagram. Clicking a box on the diagram will automatically take you to the corresponding spot on this chart.

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

  • M. Cheak Yee, Eddie Yue, John M. Yee and David M. Yee of Phoenix
  • Edward Yee, Allan Yee of Detroit
  • Fred Yee, Kevin Lee of Seattle
  • Ho Lee Yee, Warren Yee, Melinda Du and So Yee of Boston
  • Larry Yee and William Yu of San Francisco
  • Frank Yu of Houston
  • Lisa Xiao Fong Yee of Columbus
  • Kenny Yee and Chao Yu of Southern California
  • Martin Yee, Andrew Wong, James Yu and Wing Yee of Vancouver
  • Yu Ze Xin of DiHai, China
  • U Wa Chi, Iu Va San of Macau
  • Kai Yon Yee of Malaysia
  • Peter Yee of Singapore
  • Richard Yue, Johnson Yee of Hong Kong

Martin Yee, Vancouver


Vancouver YFT Youth Members Historical Chinatown Tour




The Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver Youth Committee met on Saturday, May 11 at the invitation of Judy Lam Maxwell, to take part in one of her very popular Historical Chinatown Tours. She is a historian who specializes in the history of Chinatowns and Chinese Transnational Migration.


The tour started off at the mouth of the Millennium Gate, the official entrance to the national historic site of Vancouver Chinatown. Just a few steps away, the Shanghai Alley signifies the epicentre of Chinatown in its earliest incarnation, leading to once bustling courtyards of century-old heritage buildings . A replica of the West Han Dynasty Bell, given to Vancouver from the city of Guangzhou, China commemorates the birthplace of this historic community. Other points of interest included the Sam Kee Building, Chinese Freemason Building, Yue Shan Society of Vancouver, Wing Sang Building, and the Chin Wing Chun Society of Vancouver.


Taken the fact of recent developments, Judy also introduced many local businesses that may seem unconventional to Chinatown's traditional character, but all striving to revitalize Chinatown by trying to meet the demands of present demographics. Stores like cafes and pubs, restaurants, art galleries, bike and longboard shops, and a German sausage store are among the many additions to this continuously evolving and diverse community.

 

 

 

 



 



 


It was an enlightening experience to learn about Chinatown's segregated past from the rest of the city, its dynamic and cutting-edge present, and what might be in store for its future.

Andrew Wong, Vancouver

Seattle Yee Fung Toy Family Association Acquired Property in Seattle


Historic Day for Seattle Yee Fung Toy, Purchases building to serve as Association's New Home with the aid of YFT HQ and all our US and Canadian Yee cousins.

De Sum Yee, President, Fred Yee, Chapter Advisor/Western Vice Grand President and Kevin Lee, English Secretary of the Seattle Yee Fung Toy Family Association signed final closing documents on May 24, 2013 to acquire real property in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood for the Chapter's permanent home. The purchase was made possible with generous donations from Yee Fung Toy Family Association Chapters in the United States and Canada, loan support from the U.S. Yee Fung Toy Association Headquarters in San Francisco, together with the similar level of donations from members of the Seattle Chapter.




The purchase makes owning a permanent home for the Seattle Chapter a reality, after it’s over half century presence in Seattle. The signing signifies a historical moment for the Seattle Chapter. Western Grand President Alan Yi Shun Yee and William Yu of San Francisco Headquarters flew up to Seattle to witness and participate in the signing formality at First American Title Insurance Company in Bellevue, Washington.

The Seattle Chapter has formed a 9-member Building Committee to manage the purchasing process and a 5-member subcommittee was formed to operate and manage the property after the purchase. The Chapter will spend the next several months to repair and update the property with a grand opening aimed sometime in 2014.


Fred Yee, Seattle

Southern California YFT 5th Chinese Opera Announcement


To honor the elders, we will host our 5th Guangdong operatic song appreciation luncheon which is free for the elders on November 2nd, 2013 (10 AM-4 PM).

Please request for tickets from the Yee Association on October 16, 2013.

President Kenneth Q. Yee (國恩)
Vice President Jianhan Yu(經漢)
Women Group Chair(婦女部主任小曼姑)

Chao Yu, Southern California

Singapore Yees 2D1N Tanjung Pinang, Indonesia, Tour


On June 15th, it was a fine Saturday morning , fourteen members of Yee Clan Association assembled at Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.




They cleared Singapore Immigration and embarked in a luxurious high speed catamaran ferry ride to Pulau Bintan.

Bintang Island is about 50km south-east of Singapore. Upon arrival at the Sri Bintan Pura Ferry Terminal (Indonesia), they proceeded to Indonesian immigration and customs clearances.

A local guide welcomed them at the exit. First stop was an ancient temple at Senggarang, about an hour’s drive away. The temple was thought to be more than 300 years old. An equally old banyan tree enclosed the temple’s roof – akin to that of Angkor Wat temple.




“Tien Shang Miao Temple.Originally this was the residence of a Chinese captain named Chiao Ch'en, 1811. It was abandoned and later became a Senggarang Chinese community as a place of worship. Winding tree roots of banyan fig tree on the temple building indicate that this temple is very old.”

Next, visit to the 500 Lohan Temple. Please see photos of temple elsewhere in our Facebook or Flickr. Lunch was at a famous local restaurant called Java Timur. It served authentic Indonesian food. Leisurely shopping at Ramayana Mall. Followed by a visit to a famous dried cuttlefish factory.



 

Finished off Day 1 tour with a sumptuous seafood dinner.

Day 2 , 16th Jun 2013 - After breakfast at hotel, it was free and easy at own leisure. Transferred from hotel to Sri Bintan Pura Ferry Terminal to catch a ferry back to Singapore.

Peter Yee, Singapore

2013 New England Yee Fung Toy Summer Outing








On Saturday, July 13, 2013, Yee Fung Toy of New England held its annual summer outing at AMVET Post 79, Natick.

The post is located on the shore of beautiful Lake Cochituate.

Over 95 people attended. Many members and their families brought along their friends as well.




This year’s outing featured the first lobster feast. A one to one quarter pound lobster was served to everyone along with steamers, corn, hot dog, green salad, pasta salad, and/or cold slaw. For deserts, we all have cookies and watermelons.

Following the feast, the games begin. There were watermelon eating and cupcakes eating contests.




Several children were mummified. (see photos)

Finally, a piñata was hoisted onto a tree and all the children were given a chance to strike it open for all the candies inside.

New England YFT

2013 Detroit Yee Fung Toy Association Annual Picnic







 










The Detroit chapter Yee Fung Toy Association picnic was held at Handy Park in Redford, Michigan on July 14th. Attendees enjoyed a lunch of fried chicken, pizza, chili dogs, fried rice, noodles, and watermelon. There were games for young and old as well as door prize and donor raffles. We also recognized the educational achievements of our young scholars with the distribution of scholarship funds.

Picnic photos - courtesy of Ron Yee and Cathie Agacinski.

Edward Yee, Detroit

Malden Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy Returns as Champions from International Competition



 

Yee Fung Toy of New England is proud to announce that Sifu Mai Du led her students of Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi School of Malden to win the most numbers of medals in an international martial art competition, the 25th annual U.S. International Kuo Shu Championship Tournament.

On July 27th and 28th, 2013, New England YFT Association member, Sifu Mai Du led a team of 31 students with ages 6 to 50 plus to compete in the 25th annual U.S. International Kuo Shu Championship Tournament.

The United States Kuo Shou Federation (U.S.K.S.F.) was founded thirty-five years ago by Grandmaster Huang Chian-Liang, and he continues to serve as president. He sponsored the first Kuo Shu tournament in the United States in 1988. Thus, 2013 was a special year for the U.S.K.S.F. as it was celebrating the silver anniversary of this prestigious event.

Sifu Mai Du has run a Wah Lum Tam Tui Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu & Tai Chi School in Malden, MA since 2006, and she has brought her students to this competition in Baltimore since 2005. Sifu Du served as a judge at this event, and gave a phenomenal performance along with other kung fu masters of many diverse styles.

For more details, please click here.

Warren Yee, New England

Persatuan Keturunan Yee Malaysia Secretary Visited John M. Yee



Yee Kai Yon, Malaysia

Persatuan Keturunan Yee Malaysia Secretary Visited Southern California




I visited Southern California recently with my youngest son, George and daughter-in-law, Pamela. We were kindly met by the Southern California YFT Chapter's President, Kenny Yee and the Western Grand President, Alan Yee. We had dinner together at the NBC Seafood Restaurant.  We thank them for their hospitality.

Yee Kai Yon, Malaysia

Singapore Yee Clan Association 7th Month Celebration








Just as the West has Halloween for ghosts and ghouls, so also does the East have a holiday to fete the departed spirits of the underworld : Also known as the Ghost Festival, a popular occasion celebrated throughout China on the 15th day of the seventh lunar month.

Historically, families offer sacrifices of the newly harvested grain to departed ancestors on this day. Chinese Halloween lasts more than one day. It starts from the first of July (Lunar calendar) and ends on the 14th of July.

In Chinese tradition, the fifteenth day of the seventh month in the lunar calendar is called Ghost Day and the seventh month in general is regarded as the Ghost Month, in which ghosts and spirits, including those of the deceased ancestors, come out from the lower realm. During the Qingming Festival the living descendants pay homage to their ancestors and on Ghost Day, the deceased visit the living.

The Singapore Yee Clan Association Celebrate Chinese Halloween on August 11 at noon. For more photos, please click here.

Yee Clan Association, Singapore

US YFT Headquarters Annual Scholarship Award Ceremony




 


The Yee Fung Toy Family Association Headquarters in San Francisco's annual scholarship award ceremony was held on August 11th, 2013.

Mr. Damon Yee (World Yee Family Association Honorary President, Yee Fung Toy Family Association of USA HQ Grand Elder and President of The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association), Yee Fung Toy Family Association of USA HQ Western Grand President Alan Yee, President Eddie Yee, Vice President William Yu, Grand Elders: Jack Yue Yee, Joseph Yu, and Larry Yee; Grand Advisor James S. Yee, and Advisors: Wesley Yee, Philip W. Yee, Gene Yee and Zhen Zhao Yu; Chinese Secretary Tony Man Yee, English Secretary Man S. Yee and Kin F. Yee, and Women Auxiliary Chair, Mrs. Eddie Yee and Vice Chair Mrs. Wesley Yee, and board members all attended the award ceremony, awarding to 15 outstanding students.

President Eddie Yee welcome everyone to the annual scholarship award ceremony. He conveys his congratulations to all the students of this year scholarship awards.

The Yee Family Association always believes that students' hard work and dedication to their studies would always provide better opportunities and benefits in life. This scholarship is one such benefit.

Yee Fung Toy Family Association, San Francisco

New York YFT 2013 Scholarship Award Ceremony






The New York Yee Fong Toy Family Association held its annual scholarship awards ceremony on August 11th, 2013.

This year we had 84 scholarship award recipients. We had 15 elementary school, 21 junior high school, 33 high school and 13 college/university students. We also had 2 students who received awards just for attending Chinese school.

Yee Fong Toy Family Association, New York

Macau Yu Clansmen's Association 2013 Scholarship Award Ceremony


The Macau Yu Clansmen's Association held its annual scholarship awards ceremony on Sunday, August 18th, 2013.

This year we had 25 scholarship award recipients.

The Yu Clansmen's Association, Macau

Houston Yee Summer Fun and Scholarship Awards


There were talks about chartering a bus to visit Blue Bell Ice Creamery, Chapel Hill Lavender Farm, and Pleasant Hill Winery, all in and around Brenham within 60 miles of Houston. It would have been a good gathering of the Yee clans were it not for the intense Texas heat and humidity, in addition to risking a chance of inclement weather and persistent insects, despite the comfort of air-conditioned tour bus. We finally resorted to our customary good old reliable format of indoor bowling and luncheon on August 18.

We held our scholarships award during the luncheon. Kevin Yee, graduating senior, will soon attend the University of Texas at Austin received a $400 check, a 400% of what he received last year; similarly, both Hilary Woo and Elizabeth Yee high school students, were awarded $200 each, a 200%; and Christopher Yee, Matthew Yee and Nicholas Tien junior high students, a 150% of previous year amount respectively. This sudden increase of the amount is due mainly to the generous contributions to match the Yee HQ amount. It is particularly heartwarming to see that many grandparents and parents with grown-up children still actively donate money toward this scholarships fund to perpetuate this spirit set up by our ancestors of Yee Fung Toy Association.

The exclusively reserved Café Chino restaurant afforded us the opportunity to visit and mingle freely, particularly the children. Elder David Chung delivered grace, thanked God for our gathering, and implored Him to bless our younger generations. Uncle Lewis, 91 headed the upper and Lyla Mathews, 4 months, the lower age limits. This summer activity heralds the coming of our next generation. We like to see them growing up and remembering what Yee Fung Toy Association is all about.

 

The nearby Palace Bowling on Bellaire Blvd. provided us a place for participants to bowl and for non-participants to catch up socially. It is gratifying to see three generations competing on one lane as witnessed in the following photographs.

The Yee annual summer function is open to all Yee clans and friends. It is a function we all cherish and are proud to participate. We look forward to many happy events in years to come.

Frank Yu, Houston

Columbus Yee Fung Toy Association Annual Picnic and Scholarship Awards




The Columbus Yee Fung Toy Association's annual picnic and scholarship awards ceremony was held at the Whetstone Park of Roses Shelter House on August 25th, 2013. About two hundred Association members and friends participated the weekend outing.

A total of $6,000 was awarded to the well deserved scholarship students this year.

East Grand President Peter Yee and spouse, Chapter President Robert Yee and spouse and Ohio Chinese School Principal, Ms. Spring Zhang were in attendance. Grand President Peter visited the Ohio Chinese School afterwards.

The Ohio Chinese School started all classes on Sunday, August 25, 2013.

Yee Fung Toy Association, Columbus

What is in the Next Issue?

The next issue of the Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice will be published in mid December, 2013, featuring current events and activities of the Yee Fung Toy associations across the world. Please submit your articles to the Editor via email (world.yee @ gmail.com) or postal mail (The Editor, 226 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6A 1Z7) by November 15.

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