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風采電子季刊


Issue 48 www.yeefungtoy.org/newsletter 2016/09/15

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                来源:南粤清风网      日期:2016-06-01 

余風采總分堂-余氏宗親總會報導

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夏季號(第 120 期)



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

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Mo Kai


香港風采中學快訊

下期預告


編者話

歡迎來到第四十八期的「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。

全加余風采堂第十七屆懇親大會於今年七月廿九日至八月一日在加拿大石油城卡加利隆重召開及圓滿落幕了! 四年舉行一次的全加余風采堂懇親大會在卡加利全體余氏宗親精心籌備策劃下,以盡情、盡義、盡責、 盡力的態度和充實資金基礎下,讓我們感受到一個充滿温情、歡愉及難忘的懇親會。 是屆懇親會各地的余氏首長、代表及宗親、家眷等的出席情況都非常踴躍。 在閉幕典禮上,到會者相約四年後在第十八屆懇親大會於安省(多倫多)再相聚。

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。
    • 美國舍路余風采堂的余海量先生、余紹江先生。
    • 美國二埠余風采堂的余庭穩先生、余兆廉先生。
    • 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、余國倫先生。
    • 美國休斯敦余風采堂的余頌輝先生、余漢池先生、余世傑先生。
    • 美國美京余風采堂余啟輝先生。
    • 香港余氏宗親會理事長余海虎先生、香港余風采五堂會秘書李炳佳先生、余健倫先生。
    • 澳門余氏宗親會余華燊先生、余少池先生。
    • 新加坡余氏總會余子基先生、余平光先生、余細妹女士。
    • 廣東省開平市荻海風采堂余澤欣先生、余健強先生。
    • 僑社記者葉坤玲、陳勇青、馬紅兵、許雅鈞。
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-余纗


世余總會會長暨余風釆堂美西總長余永源 榮任台山武溪中學名譽董事長


世界余氏總會會長暨余風釆堂美酉總長余永源伉儷415日 飛赴香港,接受由中國台山巿武溪中學董事長暨 香港余氏宗親會理事長余海虎博士頒發的余永源榮任台山「武溪中學名譽董事長」證書, 頒發儀式在香港名都酒樓舉行,武溪中學董事長余海虎並代表校方向慈善家余永源伉儷 頒發「熱心教育,仁德遠播」感謝牌, 表彰余永源伉儷多年來為族校發展所作的貢獻。

關心族務、惦記族校的余永源先生,是美國余風釆堂前元老余培炎之公子,數十年來他牢記嚴父的循循教 導,「我們是龍的傳人,應為家鄉發展貢獻綿力」,余永源還秉承其父「熱心族務和慈善公益」的美德, 十多年來,他為家鄉建設不遺餘力,捐資無數。據悉,他為台山及開平兩地建設及教育發展, 己捐出超過24萬元人民幣,愛國愛鄉精神可嘉。

旅居美國數十年的余永源,在人生路上努力拚搏,事業有成,還有一個幸福美滿的家庭, 今天他雖已到榮休之年,但更加投入公益活動,一如既往地支持及參與族務發展。無論在美國各埠風采堂的慶 會, 還是香港、澳門及開平的余氏活動,他也積極參予, 在為族校武溪中學的發展和荻海名賢余忠襄公祠鑄造「風采鼎」,及為風采華僑中學、 風采中學、東河中學的教育事業發展,余永源伉儷均慷慨解囊,起著表率作用。

武溪中學董事長余海虎表示,去年1124日, 世界余氏總會懇親大會完滿落幕後, 會長余永源旋即率領二百多位余氏宗親前往台山武溪中學參觀訪問, 他們夫婦倆並帶頭捐出人民幣5萬元支持該校建設, 眾多宗親也隨即樂捐善款,當天即席籌得共10多萬元人民幣, 校方領導對余永源等鄉親支持家鄉教育事業的愛國情懷贊賞有加。 同時,余永源2006年, 在武溪中學己經設立「余永源獎學基金會」, 鼓勵學子勤奮向學。難能可貴的是,他每年均樂捐善款支持學校頒發獎學金, 慈善為懷,有目共睹,余永源榮任武溪中學名譽董事長實至名歸。

在美國社區,他也努力為華人及宗親服務,對族務工作竭盡所能。 20158月舉 行的余風釆堂全美懇親大會上,他被選為美西總長;同年11月, 在澳門舉辦的第六屆世界余氏懇親大會, 他以高票當選為世界余氏總會第七屆會長,並贏得2018年 在三藩巿召開第七屆世余大會的舉辦地, 余風釆堂全美懇親會屆時也同步在三藩市舉辦,余氏雙慶大型活動,可喜可賀。

今年3月,台山荻海風采堂舉行風采鼎廣場竣工暨「示範祠堂」授牌, 「光耀千秋」牌匾揭幕等慶祝活動,總長余永源伉儷受邀專程從美返鄉參加慶典。 來自各地的余氏宗親及家眷逾500多位出席,共同見證這歷史性的光輝時刻。 參加是次慶典的還有開平市政協副主席兼統戰部部長關位湛、外事僑務局局長馮立本等政府官員。 該日慶祝活動,首場進行「光耀千秋」牌匾揭牌儀式,由余永源伉儷主持,「光耀千秋」 四個鎏金大字牌匾,熠熠生輝,是余永源總長伉儷樂捐款7000美元, 用柚木製作而成;另場「風采鼎」是紀念荻海風采堂建成100周年, 是由海內外余氏族人捐資200多 萬人民幣,鼎高2.6米, 重6.5噸, 用青銅鑄造。 「風采鼎」及「光耀千秋」牌匾等文化配套工程為增加荻海風采堂的文化內涵, 傳承祖德,啟迪後人將起到激勵作用!

特約記者葉坤玲報導

新加坡余氏總會柔佛龜咯度假村兩天一夜遊


 



趁著學校假期,新加坡余氏總會青年團決定主辦短期的出國旅遊活動,帶大家出去散散心,放鬆心情, 調劑生活。青年團正副團長章興和章啟,經過一番研究後,選定了柔佛的西海岸南端的龜咯度假村, 那裡可以體驗漁村風情,看看海上人家的生活風貌。

六月十八日早晨,巴士在總會出發,過了關卡,直奔振林山,吃了早餐之後,經過北幹那那、大笨珍、 小笨珍,很快就抵達目的地。

下了巴士,大家步行到東海度假屋,三十二位團員,分別住進四個房間。建在水上的浮腳度假屋, 設有卡拉 OK 冷氣大廳,讓大家大展歌喉,屋外是寬敞的餐廳和看臺,可以用餐,眺望海景。 我們被新奇別致的環境深深吸引了,拿起手機拍個不停。

為了體驗一下坐船游「筀籠」的滋味,大家擠上了摩托大船,繞了一圈,看看海上養魚的筀籠, 聞一聞海水的鹹味。 還以為要去很遠的海島吃午餐,後來下了船,才發現原來是剛才下車的地方,還是在龜咯的中心地帶。

在海皇餐館用過午餐之後,自由活動,讓大家到處去購物和閒逛。 我們沿著小路進入村裡, 看看水上人家的生活。週末的遊客很多,度假屋裡不時發出歡笑聲和歌聲。 過了一道橋,聽到閩南大戲的銅鑼聲, 原來是當地的愷澤宮紀府王爺春秋的大日子,《西江月》閩劇戲班正在演戲, 和新加坡不同的是,觀眾很多,充滿節日的氣氛。 村裡也有一所《啟蒙學校》,由於大門深鎖,我們只能在外面拍照。

整個下午就在閒逛、閒談中渡過,而後大家聚在一起唱歌。 傍晚,在度假屋的餐廳享用晚餐,席開四桌,海上度假屋, 菜肴離不開魚蝦、蘇東等海鮮,還有沙爹,O打 (也稱 烏達)馬來文(Otak-Otak), 吃得不亦樂乎。

夜晚的度假屋格外熱鬧,爆竹聲響個不停,我猜想多數是新加坡遊客燃放的,新加坡禁止燃放爆竹, 大家就來這裡發洩一下。 這裡還有一個精彩的節目就是放天燈,十塊錢馬幣,就可以放一個天燈上天空,讓它一直往上飄, 不知飄到何處去。

六月十九日中午,大家收拾行李,離開了度假屋,很多人都說會再來, 還向老闆拿聯絡的卡片,聽說老闆也姓余,大家的距離馬上拉近了。

巴士開到小笨珍,停在海邊的順風酒樓,吃一頓豐富的午餐。 過後,巴士來到一間糕餅店,大家買得好開心,有潮州臘餅、雲片糕、豆沙餅、碰餅...。

一路上,車子開得很順暢,很快就過了關卡,在下午四點多鐘就抵達余氏總會,結束了兩天一夜的旅遊。

新加坡余氏總會 余平光報導

北宋名臣余靖雕像揭幕儀式在韶關市風采廣場舉行



 










六月十九日上午,北宋名臣余靖雕像揭幕儀式在韶關市風采廣場舉行。 余靖雕像由余靖第卅三代裔孫,前澳門余氏宗親會副會長余美笑女士全資捐建, 自二○一五年開始設計興建,耗資約五十萬元。 整個雕像以《武溪集》為背景,再現了北宋名臣余靖的風采。

北宋名臣余靖出生於韶關,是著名的政治改革家、外交家、學者和詩人,其文武雙全, 與范仲淹、歐陽修、尹洙被尊稱為“慶歷四諫官”,又與狄青、楊文廣等率軍平蕩南蠻儂依高, 立下軍功,宋仁宗賜予“風采第一,廣南定亂,經略無雙”,其為官清廉、剛正不阿、 愛國愛民的事跡廣為流傳。

韶關市政協原主席李飛,副市長王偉陽,市宣傳部常務副部長李曉林,湞江區政協原主席余石怡、 現主席何益文等,韶關市余靖紀念館管理委員會全體常務理事及理事,澳門余氏宗親代表團等出席。

風采樓是明代弘治十年韶州知府錢鏞為紀念余靖而建。二○一四年初, 余美笑邀請廣東香山粵劇團到韶關演出粵劇《名臣豐碑》, 與時任韶關市政協主席李飛會見時,獲悉韶關市相關部門決定在風采廣場重建余靖雕像, 隨後親自查閱余靖大量史料,考察各地余靖雕像,尋找高素質的設計大師、 製作專家,歷時兩年多設計出符合余靖風範的雕像。

余美笑表示,余靖光輝形象再現韶關風采廣場,希望展示韶關歷史文化,啟迪後人; 讓余氏後裔繼續弘揚祖德,莫忘余家祖訓“正氣律己之大義”作啟蒙。同時希望從政工作者不忘學習余靖, 付諸行動,為實現中華民族偉大復興的中國夢而奮鬥。

為宣傳南粵先賢余靖,余美笑親力親為,不遺餘力。二○一二年,由余美笑一手策劃, 邀請澳門日報專欄作者、廣州著名編劇家潘邦榛,著名導演鄭偉國創製一部雜誌式粵劇《名臣豐碑》, 以粵劇劇目把余靖勤政清廉、直言上諫的一生公演到舞台上,先後由余美笑邀請香山粵劇團在澳門、 中山、廣州和韶關等地公演,深受觀衆好評。

出席及到賀的澳門宗親如下:
- 到賀花牌及出席的宗親:余少池、余華燊、余健文(女)、余國禎及夫人等。
- 澳門余氏宗親會理事長余幹成無暇出席,但仍敬送花牌致賀。

澳門余氏宗親會訊

加州主計長余淑婷 紐約華埠會宗親










加州主計長余淑婷(Betty Yee) 六月廿三日因公來紐約,特地到曼哈坦華埠拜訪紐約余風采堂及紐約中華公所, 多位余氏宗親熱情歡迎,並預祝她官運亨通、早日榮陞加州州長,為華人爭光。

余淑婷偕同母親及夫婿至華埠拜訪,余風采堂元老余景新、總長余宏基、主席余錦韶、余棟榮、 顧問余應昌、總顧問余保忠、余鋼深等余氏宗親長老皆出席、盛情接待余淑婷。 余錦韶盛讚余淑婷是不可多得的優秀二代,既聰明、又熱心參與公共事務。

余應昌介紹,余淑婷是該會在舊金山的宗親,自2004年 至2015年 擔任兩屆加州平稅局委員,當時在余淑婷領導下, 完成網路巨商亞馬遜需開始向網上顧客收取購物稅的重要稅務改革, 「余氏宗親因余淑婷的表現與成就感到驕傲自豪」。

余淑婷表示,她出生在移民家庭,余風采堂的存在對於她的家族、尤其是母親格外重要, 因此此次趁著出差,帶首次來紐約的母親探訪美國彼岸的余氏宗親; 余淑婷感性說道,雖然加州與紐約分屬美國兩端,但美國華人都共享一樣的歷史背景與文化, 也因此華人社區向來是團結而強壯,「而我作為民選官員,也是要為華 人服務,保障華社的繁盛」。 余淑婷在余風采堂領袖的陪同下,轉往中華公所與主席蕭貴源用膳與會談。

余淑婷出生成長於舊金山,從小於公立學校接受教育,在加州大學柏克萊分校(UC Berkeley)取得社會系學士學位, 此後於金門大學(Golden Gate University)獲得 公共管理碩士學位,畢業後最初於非營利機構工作, 之後又輾轉於各政府單位服務,憑藉30多年傑出的財政和稅務經驗,2014年 當選加州主計長。

記者許雅鈞報導

新加坡余氏總會以歌會友







 

 




新加坡余氏總會於六月廿五日晚上以歌會友,邀請新加坡許氏總會、新加坡廈門公會、新加坡顏氏公會、 新加坡高氏公會、新加坡呂氏公會等歌友參與余氏總會舉辦的「以歌會友卡拉 OK 交流會」。當晚的氣氛輕鬆又愉快。

大家品嚐美味的自助餐以及添飲無限的啤酒和紅酒後。余氏總會會長余海年致歡迎詞,並宣佈卡拉 OK 交流會正式開始。

「以歌會友卡拉 OK 交流會」節目由副秘書余彩燕和余細妹主持。

每一位歌友都自信滿滿地帶來他們最拿手的歌曲。穩健的台風再加上動人的音色,可以看得出,大家都是有備 而來,渾厚的歌聲也讓每個人留下了深刻地印象。

新加坡余氏總會 余子基報導

芝城余風采堂年度郊游聯歡會








一年一度芝城余風采堂郊游聯歡會於七月四日(美國獨立日之日)在芝城北郊半天森林保護區Half Day Forest Preserve, Lake County, IL (on Milwaukee, Rt. 22 N) 野餐涼亭擧行。

芝城余風采堂訊

加州二埠余風采堂郊游聯歡















 










美國二埠余風采堂于七月十日在本埠威林廉公園舉辦二零一六年少年兒童宗親郊遊聯歡慶會。
參加的宗親昆仲逾一百五十多人,其中青少年兒童歷來參加較多,有五十多人。

上午十一時前、 正副主席庭穩、國超及中文書記國禧等早早來到現場與宗親昆仲配合、 分工佈置妥當、掛起郊遊橫額、四周彩旗飛舞、氣氛熱鬧。 十二時以炒麵、炸雞為主的布斐午餐開始、大家歡聚一堂、談笑風生。

抽獎活動一時開始,獎品有三十多項。 抽獎期間大家興高彩烈、 現場有聲有色。 所有參加郊遊的宗親,兒童小朋友經歷了一個愉快的聯歡活動。期望明年再會。

加州二埠余風采堂余兆廉供稿

紐約余風采堂暑期旅行





 


炎熱的夏天到了,紐約余風采堂於七月十六日(星期六)舉行年度暑期旅行活動,今年前往位於美國康乃狄克 州的 Quassy 遊樂園遊玩。當天陽光普照,風和日曬。那堣H山人海,十分熱鬧。

紐約余風采堂訊

舍路余風采堂第六十二屆郊遊暨頒發獎學金





 


舍路余風采堂於二零一六年七月廿四日(星期日)中午十二時至下午二時三十分 在舍路活崙公園野餐區第三號灶爐舉行第六十二屆郊遊暨青年活動大會、同時頒發獎學金。

舍路余風采堂備有食品飲料生果午餐、並有幸運抽獎助慶。 余紹江主席和余傑鋒中文書記主持當日活動節目。

逾百舍路余氏宗親、家屬、堂員、馬氏世表、遡源堂代表等參與及支持今年夏日的郊遊聯歡活動。 當日並頒發了獎學金給二十八位大學、中學、小學優秀學生,希望他們能更努力朝目標邁進。

舍路余風采堂訊

第十七屆全加懇親大會圓滿落幕•四年後安省再相聚








加拿大余風采總堂四年一度的懇親大會於七月廿九日(星期五)至八月一日(星期一) 在加拿大石油城卡加利隆重召開。

七月卅日中午在卡城余風采堂舉行祭祖典禮,儀式端莊隆重。 懇親大會代表和觀禮嘉賓午餐後拜訪馬氏宗親會。

卡城余風采堂下午在卡城富麗宮海鮮酒家舉行三慶聯歡。「懇誠友善千秋旺」 「親切和諧萬事興」醒目對聯,映托著 「全加第十七屆懇親大會暨紀念太祖余忠襄公一千○十六周年誕辰及慶祝卡加利余風采堂成立九十六周年」 開幕典禮橫額,禮堂舞台前擺滿十一個祝賀花籃,顯得隆重又熱烈。

八月一日閉幕晚宴中,满地可余風采堂余绍然主席上台致第十七懇親大會閉幕詞, 美東副總長余文博致詞。 卡城余風采堂主席余策源及籌委主席余慕慈頒發錦旗。總堂副主席余金星和余為祖夫人致閉幕謝詞。 籌委主席余慕慈宣佈懇親大會圓滿成功。各宗親互祝珍重, 並相約四年後在第十八屆懇親大會於多倫多再見。 希望宗親們到時踴躍參與,承辦單位安省余風采堂將給予熱烈的招待。

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加拿大余柏寧報告

全加拿大第十七屆余氏懇親大會慶典




全加拿大第十七屆余氏懇親大會於七月廿九日至八月一日,一連四天在加拿大卡加利市隆重開幕, 當地政要及友好僑團出席盛會。 全美余風釆堂元老余文勁及全美余風采堂總長暨世界余氏宗親總會會長余永源伉儷, 率領全美余風釆總堂主席余民輝、顧問余武良、 委員余寵異等全美代表及宗親五十多位前往加拿大,與來自香港的世界余氏創會會長余健倫、 永遠名譽會長余根珠等各地的余氏首長、代表及宗親、家眷等歡聚一堂,逾三百多位出席開幕式, 共襄盛舉。

據悉,全加拿大第十七屆余氏懇親會開幕禮於七月卅日上午在加拿大卡加利巿富麗宮大酒樓舉行, 全場爆滿,出席人數之多創歷史先河。是日典禮由秘書長余永就任司儀並宣讀各地發來的賀電; 大會籌委會主席余慕慈致歡迎詞。

世余總會會長兼全美余風釆堂總長余永源致詞, 首先讚揚大會籌備處成員及加拿大余氏兄弟為盛會的籌辦勞苦功高, 感謝各地余氏宗親舟車勞頓前來出席今天慶典。他指出,是屆懇親大會是余氏族人之盛事,聯絡宗誼, 展望未來,機會難得。 藉此聯誼平台,展示出世界各地的余氏宗親精誠團結,為族務發展群策群力,不分國界與地區, 齊心協力為余氏爭光! 你們撥冗光臨,是對懇親會的召開最具推動力,在這向各位致衷心感謝,並祝是屆大會圓滿成功。

來自鳳凰城的世界余氏創會副會長暨余氏資深元老余文勁致詞表示,各地舉辦的懇親大會, 宗旨是敦宗睦族、宏揚祖德、拓展族務。 數十年來,目睹世總會、余風采堂及各地區的余氏團體不斷發展壯大,在當地是具有影響力的團體, 本人也榮幸參予多屆的懇親會, 與各地到會代表共商族務、共謀發展。同時,余氏族人在世界各地事業有成,英才輩出,代有賢良, 期待宗親繼續努力, 團結合作拓展族務,為社會繁榮安定再創新猷。 余風釆總堂主席余民輝及顧問余武良均贊許是屆大會籌委會主席團及成員、 各組主管等領導有方,發動當地余氏宗親及友好團體盡地主之誼做好接待工作, 為大會的順利召開而末雨綢繆,合作精神可嘉。 稱是次懇親會為余氏鄉親架起友誼平台,意義深遠,期待懇親會能薪火相傳,繼續為造福宗親、 造福社群發揮其熱和光。

世界余氏創會會長余健倫稱,二○一八年八月, 由美國余風釆總堂主辦的第七屆世界余氏懇親大會將在三藩市舉行, 適逢第二十六屆全美余氏懇親會也同步同時間在三藩市召開,雙慶活動,盛G可期, 誠邀全球各地的余氏族人及新知舊雨前來同慶, 見證余氏大家庭之盛事。是屆懇親大會數日活動內容豐富,程序緊湊,特別是代表會議, 全體首長及代表出席, 予會者細心聆聽主持會議的領導對余氏族務總結性的發言及今後的發展大計。

是屆懇親會出席的團體眾多,有加拿大當地的各友好僑團及馬氏與謝氏世表, 有世界余氏宗親總會、香港余氏宗親會、美國余風釆總堂、及新加坡、羅省、休士頓、波士頓、鳳凰城、華盛 頓DC、 紐約、 西雅圖、鹽湖城等余氏團體及宗親參加,熱鬧場面, 到會者相約二○一八年在三藩巿舉辦的第七屆世界余氏懇親會上再見。

特約星島日報記者葉坤玲報導

美國余風采總堂頒發二○一六年獎學金典禮





加州審計長余淑婷(左一)、市議員余鼎昂(右一)、 總堂元老習文(右二)
分別向獲第一名的余秀雯同學頒發獎狀獎金及賀狀。陳勇青攝

美國余風采總堂二○一六年度獎學金暨祀祖典禮,於八月七日中午在該總堂禮堂舉行,場面莊嚴肅穆。

加州審計長余淑婷、市議員余鼎昂親臨致賀。 總堂元老習文、祝佑、臻發、健全;美西總長永源、主席民輝、副主席健峰; 顧問煦鴻、允仁、振兆、武良分別向得獎學生頒發獎狀與獎金。

頒獎典禮由中文副書記超先任司儀,他介紹本年度申請獎學金的學生均經過獎學金評審小組嚴格審核, 共有九位成績優秀的學生獲得獎,他們成績都在 3.5 以上並獲得進入大學深造, 更嘉勉得獎學生百尺竿頭更進一步,到會家長也從旁給予鼓勵繼續努力學習,不負余風采堂長輩們的期望。

隨後,總堂首長率領眾宗親向忠襄太祖像虔誠拜祭, 亦藉此把這些中華傳統習俗展示給生長在海外的余氏後人眼前, 希望讓他們了解先祖的歷史和尊奉先祖的傳統美德。

主席民輝致詞表示,今天是余風釆總堂頒發獎學金好日子,代表余風采總堂歡迎及感謝大家的參與, 向取得優秀成績的獲獎學生表示祝賀。 他稱,今天到來領獎的八位學生都是高中畢業,且升讀上大學,平均成績達 3.5 分以上品學兼優的宗親子女, 他們所得的榮譽,都是在過去四年里孜孜不倦,潛心苦讀的成果,離不開老師與家長的教導和培育。 主席民輝還簡明扼要地把余風采總堂的歷史和前輩們遠渡重洋來美艱辛奮斗的事跡向同學們娓娓道出, 他期盼得獎同學在大學時期加倍努力學習,學業有成後回來服務社區,帶領和幫助族人溶入主流社會。

美西總長永源致詞,感謝各家長和學生前來出席典禮,對獲獎的學生送上熱烈的祝賀。 他指出,今年獲獎學生的成績都很接近,但經評審委員的嚴格審核評選出九位同學得獎, 他們的成功離不開其父母的栽培和關心, 更依靠同學們自身的努力學習,希望同學們升讀大學後更要勤奮讀書,開拓知識領域, 將來學有所成,報答給予你關愛的父母,回饋鼓勵支持過你的公所,為家人、為余氏爭光。

加州審計長余淑婷、市議員余鼎昂分別致鼓勵詞, 稱讚余風采總堂宗長在海外弘揚及傳承中華文化付出良多, 寄語得獎學生要繼續努力學習,以好的成績為余氏族人爭光。

得獎學生代表余秀雯致謝詞,感謝余風采總堂頒發的獎學金,這種充滿關懷與愛護, 讓他們終生難忘,更難忘家人和老師的培育之恩,今天獲獎將激勵他們要用心學習, 將來成為一個有用之人。

是日,余風采總堂各科職員及宗親,婦女部主任、顧問與職員、學生家長等前來觀禮, 總堂還特備豐盛布斐餐招待,場面溫馨熱鬧。榮獲二○一六年獎學金學生有:余秀雯、余馨雅、余旭盈、 余嘉琳、阮國光、余秀婷、余詠瑜、余智鵬、余偉源。

星島日報僑社記者陳勇青報道

美京余風采堂郊遊野餐聯歡








華府余風采堂一年一度的野餐聚會又在今年八月十三日星期六中午十二時舉行, 地點也如同往年一樣設在馬里蘭州銀泉鎮的公園 (Wheaton Regional Park)。

是曰天氣雖然比較炎熱,但親友們也在百忙中抽空前來參加,為的是一年一度的熱鬧聚會。

感謝余氏宗親及家屬們的同心合力,而致那麼多姿多彩的享樂,非常成功。 及多謝姑爺許夢華。因為天氣認真的太熱了,他竟不辭勞苦的協助燒烤, 美味可口,眾親友讚不絕口。更多謝婦女組們妥當的籌備食物與飲料,豐富極了。 而小孩們又有騎旋轉馬的喜樂。大家暢聚舊情,樂也融融。直到野餐完畢,互道珍重明年再見!

美京余風采堂余啟輝報道

南加省余風采堂郊遊






「風采親子郊遊樂、幾代同堂樂逍遙」,是南加省余風采堂一年一度郊遊日子。本年度的郊遊活動已於於八月 二十日(星期日)上午八點半至下午三時在在蒙市 Barnes Park 350 S McPherrin Ave.CA 91754 舉行, 除有午餐供應外,更有大抽獎活動助興。

南加省余風采堂余國恩報導

新加坡余氏總會麻坡榴槤團一日游
















又是榴槤飄香的季節!大家的味蕾都被榴槤的香味給喚醒了。 麻甲余氏宗祠的宗親也盛意拳拳的邀請我們過去品嘗榴槤,並促進宗親之間的情誼。

於是,大夥商量的結果,決定在八月廿一日組辦麻坡榴槤團一日游。 宗親們都踴躍的報名,一共三十八人成行。 在展明宗親和永福宗親悉心的安排下,八月廿一日早晨,三十八位宗親,分坐三輛小型旅遊巴士,浩浩蕩 蕩的出發了。

一路上,老天不作美,竟然下起了傾盆大雨。 大家都擔心,若雨下不停的話,難免會影響到大家的遊興,哪裡都去不成了!

幸好余氏祖宗保佑,過了關卡,吃了早餐之後,一個多小時的車程,抵達麻甲余氏宗祠時,雨也漸漸小 了。 大夥兒在平光宗親的帶領下,向麻甲余氏宗祠致上敬禮。 之後,麻甲余氏宗祠的宗親請大家吃了一頓豐盛的午餐,還游了麻坡河,見識了全馬最大的壁畫《姐妹情 深》。

這幅《姐妹情深》的壁畫位於麻坡峇吉裡交通圈,毗鄰五馬路惠安會館的四層樓店屋側旁, 高約43尺、寬約五十一尺,是由俄羅斯美女畫家茱莉亞(Julia Volchkova)所繪製 的。 茱莉亞也因此成為民眾心目中的明星畫家。宗親們都拿起手機、相機,紛紛在壁畫前拍照留念。

下午時分,我們回到了麻甲余氏宗祠的會所。 會長已經準備了紅毛丹、山竹、還有一籮筐的榴槤等著讓我們品嘗。 大夥兒一見到榴槤,眼睛為之一亮,儀態形象都拋一邊,先下手為強的吃個痛快。 麻甲余氏宗祠的會長和宗親們盛情的招待,讓大家銘感于心。 吃了榴槤,唇齒留香之余,大家還意猶未盡,到榴槤攤位買了貓山王等好品種的榴槤, 打包回家給家人品嘗。

晚餐時間,大家已經吃榴槤飽了,沒胃口再吃大餐,就隨便吃點小吃就回家了。 一路上,車子通暢無阻,過了關卡,回到家,已經是晚上十點多了。

八月廿一日的麻坡榴槤團一日游,就在大家乘興而去,盡興而歸的愉悅心情下,圓滿的結束了。

新加坡余氏總會余細妹報導

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Message from the Editor

Welcome to the 48th 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 like to congratulate the YFT Society of Calgary folks for hosting successfully the 17th Canada National Yee Family Convention in Calgary, attended by many distinguished guests, delegates and members on July 29 - August 1, 2016, Thanks for your warmth and hospitality!

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:

  • Edward Yee, Allan Yee of Detroit
  • Fred Yee, Kevin Lee of Seattle
  • Larry Yee and Sherman Yu of San Francisco
  • Kai Fay Yee of Washington DC
  • Frank Yu, David Chung and Roger Yu of Houston
  • Henry Yu. Paul Yee and Alfred Yee of Sacramento
  • Kenny Yee and Chao Yu of Southern California
  • Jim Yee, James Yu and Wing Yee of Vancouver
  • Yu Ze Xin of DiHai, China
  • Iu Siu Chi, Iu Va San of Macau
  • Peter Yee, Yee Xi Mei, Yee Ping Guang of Singapore
  • Richard Yue, Johnson Yee and Peter Hoi-Fu Yu of Hong Kong
  • Various Newspaper Reporters

Martin Yee, Vancouver


Diamond Couple Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary



  


A Yee couple had cause to celebrate recently on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary.

Canada YFT advisor Dick and his spouse, Georgina Yee, who marked their Diamond Wedding on Saturday, June 11, at the YFT Society Hall. Attended by many family members, Mah cousins, close friends and Yee members.

Advisor Dick and Georgina Yee are as much in love today as they were when they were teenagers.

Happy 60th anniversary to you both! This is what dedication and marriage should be. You work for your relationship through thick and thin and stand by your spouse.

Please click here for more details in Chinese.

Martin Yee, Vancouver

Singapore Yee Clan Weekend Getaway - 2 Days 1 Night Kukup Trip


 









Taking advantage of the school holidays, Singapore Yee Clan Association's youth group decided to go out to relax, unwind, as variety is the spice of life. Youth Committee leaders Zhang Xing (章 興)and Zhang Qi(章啟), after some research, selected the southern tip of Johor's West Coast Kukup Fishing resort as the weekend getaway location, where you can get to savor the fresh seafood, stay in one of the holiday chalets and experience the relaxing seaside atmosphere.

On the 18th June, 7 am, 32 members of the Association assembled at Bukit Pasoh Road. All of us were excited to visit this exotic semi-floating fishing village. In the old days, these rickety wooden houses were build on stilts above the sea. Today, it is turned into a popular resort and good seafood outlets. Fish farms dotted the sea fronting this village. Fish farmers supplied their seafood produce to the local restaurants - meaning fresh seafood.

Night fall, some of us recce the village and found a local school, a temple, a Hokkien Street Opera. The others stayed behind in the rest-house to karaoke or fire up a few mini hot air balloons and fire-works.

Next morning, we checked out and had lunch at Pontian town before heading home.

Peter CK Yee, Singapore

Yee Jing Statue Unveiling Ceremony at the Shaoguan Plaza

 

 

 



 




The Northern Song Dynasty Yee Jing statue unveiling ceremony was held in the city of Shaoguan plaza on June 19th. The newly sculptured Yee Jing statue was donated to the city of Shaoquan by the 33rd generation of Yee Jing’s descendants, Ms. Yu Meixiao of Macau,

Since 2015 sculptors began to design and construction of the statue at a cost of about $500,000. With the "Wu Xi set" as background behind the statue of Yee Jing, depicts the elegance of our Northern Song Dynasty ancestor Yee Jing.

The opening ceremony was broadcasted in one of the Shaoquan TV stations.

Va San, Macau

State Controller of California visit to New York Chapter








On June 23, 2016 the New York Yee Fong Toy Association had the honor and privilege of having the California State Controller, the Honorable Betty T. Yee , her mom and her husband visit its hall. Grand Elder Kenneth, Eastern Grand President Frank, President Jin Shao, Vice President Dong Rong, Grand Advisors John and Gong Sum, Advisor Andy, as well as members welcomed our special cousins on their first visit to our chapter.

After a brief traditional ceremony, Advisor Andy introduced Betty to our members and members of the press by saying the following: Cousin Betty Yee of San Francisco came to the East coast on business. She took a day off and visited our family association with her husband and mom.

Betty has over 30 years of experience in public sector. She is currently California State Controller. Previously she served as a member of the California Board of Equalization from 2004 to 2015. While serving the Board, Betty had one very notable important accomplishment. She led a successful effort to force Amazon.com to collect sales taxes on online purchases. It was so-called "Amazon tax".

Betty attended University of California, Berkeley as an undergraduate, and received a bachelor's degree in sociology. She went on to attend Golden Gate University, and earned a master's degree in Public Administration.

We at New York YFT family association wish Betty, and family good health and good luck. We wish Betty the best of luck in her future political career. Hope she will become the governor of California soon and come back to visit us again.

Betty began her remarks by thanking everyone for the warm family welcome that her family received on this first visit to our association. Although we are on opposite ends of the United States, we are united by a common Yee family history. So, it is important with the shared bond from villages back home to a shared cultural history that this kinship continues to grow. Also as an elected official, she believe bringing together strong communities are important for continued opportunity and growth for all. Betty wished everyone good health, good luck and hope to be back soon.

President Jin Shao then praised Betty for her accomplishments and wish her continued success as a public servant. We then accompanied Betty and her family to visit Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association and meet with CCBA President Jerry Shiao. We all continued our meeting at Joy Luck Restaurant for a luncheon to talk about thoughts for our future. Afterwards was the best part, shopping for bargains in NYC Chinatown. A small group of us stayed to lead this adventure. An awesome day it turn out for all.

Frank Yee, New York

Singapore Yee Clan Karaoke Face-Off










This was a friendly karaoke session between six neighboring fellow Clan Associations. We were the last leg of the circuit. The Yee Clan organizing sub-committee constructed a low stage. Purchased a new 19" monitor screen and stand and worked very hard to get our premise ready for this event.

The evening started with a scrumptious buffet with beer and red wine free flowing. Our President Yee Whai Lin then made a welcoming speech and declared the Karaoke Session opened.

Jessica and Soi Muay were the MCs of the evening. They were so good that all karaoke singers felt very comfortable and sang their best. Everyone had a wonderful evening and even asked for extend time.

More photographs may be viewed at Flickr.

Peter CK Yee, Singapore

Yee Fung Toy Association of Chicago Annual Picnic



 



 







The Yee Fung Toy Association of Chicago's 27th annual July 4th picnic was held at the Half Day Forest Preserve Park, Lake County, IL.

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New York YFT Annual Picnic to Quassy Amusement Park







 


The New York Yee Fong Toy Association held its annual picnic at Quassy Amusement Park and Water Park in Middlebury, CT on July 16, 2016. For the last few years, finding the right venue has been difficult due to rising cost, but for 100 of us, we were determined to have a day of fun. The day started out perfect, the weather was great and the participants arrived on time to be greeted by our President Jin Shao 主 席錦韶, Grand Advisor Gong Sum 總顧問鋼深, English Secretaries Christine and Daniel 英文書記小薇,海鷹 , Treasurer 財政乾源 and other staff members as well as I 美東總長宏基, as we boarded our two chartered buses. Then as we were about to embark on our journey, two police officers rushed to issue us two summons for illegal parking costing $230, even though we had permits. We then ran into some unforeseen traffic; what should have taken 90 minutes took almost three hours. But being Yees and New Yorkers, we will overcome.

As we arrived at the park, I was pleasantly surprised at what they have done to improve the park since our last visited over ten years ago. There is now a new colorful water park, additional new thrill rides like the new Reverse Time ride along with a new management team determined to make sure families are welcome. I was relieved that our group had the same impression and was going to have an enjoyable day. To my amazement, no one objected to staying an additional hour. This year, Gong and I recruited another young-at-heart Daniel to join us for some fun. We were no match to keep up with the young folks so we did the next best thing, unlimited bumper cars, boat rides on Lake Quassapaug, riding the 50-foot grand carousel and ice cream. Other folks enjoyed the magic show, leisure walks, paddle boats and waterfront views. I am so grateful to see that once a year everyone was young at heart again.

Frank Yee, New York

2016 Detroit Yee Fung Toy Association Annual Picnic















 












The annual Yee Fung Toy Association Detroit chapter family picnic was held on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Capital Park in Redford, Michigan. About 50 of our Yee cousins and friends were in attendance to enjoy some fun and food and to honor our young scholars with scholarship checks.

Picnic goers enjoyed a lunch of fried chicken, pizza, fried rice, noodles, and Chinese pastries and baked goods. After lunch, there were games for the youngsters and 50/50 and door prize raffles. Many of the door prize gifts were generously donated by Da Zhong Food Market. In addition to scholarship checks, each of the students received a Yee logo tumbler donated by Bee Hai (Yee) Wong.

More pictures are posted on the Detroit Chapter website, please click here.
Photos courtesy of Cathie Agacinski

Edward Yee, Detroit

Seattle YFT Participates in 2016 Chinatown Sea Fair Parade










Four members, Kevin Lee, Warren Yee, Fred And Clara Yee, of the Seattle YFT Association participated in the 2016 Seattle Chinatown Sea Fair Parade in the evening of July 24.

Over 10 Seattle area family associations and tongs participated in the parade. There were seemingly unending number of wonderful floats in the parade.

South King Street was the main parade route which of packed with onlooking on both sides of the street. The atmosphere was upbeat and everyone seems to enjoy ones the Parade very much.

Fred Yee, Seattle

2016 Canadian Yee Fung Toy National Convention, Calgary, Alberta




















The 17th Canadian Yee Fung Toy National Convention was held from July 29 to August 2, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta.

Fred & Clara Yee represented the Seattle YFT Association at the convention. They are also among 52 delegates and guests from the U.S. at the event. In total, there were over 120 individuals attending with the opening banquet attended by over 400 guests.

The 3 day event was full of activities and festive wonders. Apart from the regular business meetings for the delegates, convention guests enjoyed two days of touring to Drumheller Royal Terrell Museum, Lake Louise, Banff and Bow Fall.

The opening and closing ceremony and banquet were held at the Regency Seafood Restaurant. Ancestral worship was held at the Calgary YFT Association and a visit to the Ma Family Association was made by a number of convention delegates and guests.

Fred Yee, Seattle

Yee Fung Toy Association of Houston 2016 Picnic




The Yee Fung Toy Association of Houston had its annual scholarship/picnic on August 6, 2016 at the beautiful Sugar Land Memorial Park in Sugar Land, TX (20 miles southwest of Houston).

For more details please click here.

David Chung, Houston

New York YFT 2016 Scholarship Award Ceremony



  









 


The New York Yee Fong Toy Family Association held its annual scholarship awards ceremony on Sunday, August 14th, 2016.

For more photos please click here.

Frank Yee, New York

Singapore Yee Clan Visit to Dewan Keturunan Yee (Malacca-Muar Yee Clan) Durian Feast

















 

38 Singapore members left for Muar in 3 mini-coaches on the early morning of Sunday, August 21st. All of us were in high spirits and eager for this day trip especially when durian was in the menu. Thanks to Chen Meng and Yongfu who organized this wonderful tour.

We arrived at Dewan Keturunan Yee, Muar and were greeted by Chairman Yee Kim Sai, Yu Shuanggeng (余雙庚) and their compatriots. A Muar River Cruise was arranged and we saw its captivating river sights. We admired a recently commissioned giant wall art by Russian Artist Julia Volchkova. Finally, we had a wonderful durian feast. All of us had a good time. Thanks to the fine hospitality of the Malacca-Muar Yees.

More photographs may be viewed at Flickr, please click here.

Peter CK Yee, Singapore

What is in the Next Issue?

The next issue of the Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice will be published in mid December, 2016, 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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