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風采電子季刊


Issue 60 www.yeefungtoy.org/newsletter 2019/09/15









 

歡迎來到第六十期的「風采電子季刊」,這是世界余氏宗親團体的電子訊報。

不知不覺中,秋天已然悄悄來臨。這個秋天,願時光多一些明媚,歲月靜好,你亦無恙。 秋風乍起,落葉飄飛,枯葉滿地,帶來一片蕭瑟之景。

中秋節是人們闔家團圓的傳統佳節。中秋節剛過, 想必大家與家人都一齊慶祝及月餅吃了不少。

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。

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和媒體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。
    • 美國三藩市余風采總堂的余永源先生、余健峰先生、余民輝先生。
    • 美國舍路余風采堂的余紹江先生。
    • 美國二埠余風采堂的余庭稳先生、余國超先生、余萬強先生。
    • 美國紐英崙余風采堂的余寶愛女士、余宗濤先生。
    • 美國紐約余風采堂的余宏基先生。
    • 南加省余風采堂的余國恩先生、余超強先生。
    • 美國積彩余風采堂的余次屏先生、余國倫先生。
    • 泰國余氏宗親總會的余紹基先生、余福標先生。
    • 香港余氏宗親會的理事長余偉明先生、香港余風采五堂會秘書李炳佳先生、余健倫先生。
    • 新加坡余氏總會的余子基先生、余平光先生、余詠倫先生、余細妹女士。
    • 廣東省開平市荻海風采堂的余澤欣先生、余健強先生。
    • 僑社記者謝潤琴、楊澄雨、馬紅兵。
    • 中共開平市委市人民政府公眾網。
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



Fung Toy Monthly

夏季號(第 132 期)


新加坡余氏總會回鄉觀光訪問






五月二十日,新加坡余氏總會會長余進添帶領會員一行二十人回鄉觀光訪問, 受到開平市委常委、宣傳部部長顏海娜的歡迎。

新加坡余氏總會於一九二九年由台山、開平、恩平、新會的先輩組織成立,目前有會員三百多名。 該會一直發揚愛國愛鄉的優良傳統,團結海內外宗親,積極支援家鄉建設。

顏海娜希望余氏鄉親一如既往關心、支援家鄉各項建設,發揮牽線搭橋作用, 動員更多海外鄉親和朋友到開平參觀考察、投資興業、興辦公益, 為支援家鄉繁榮發展作出更大的貢獻。

在為期兩天的觀光訪問活動中,余氏總會一行參觀開平立園、赤坎古鎮、 開平風采堂以及余氏鄉村等, 深入瞭解開平華人華僑建築歷史、碉樓文化以及風土人情,助力傳承僑鄉文化。

來源:中共開平市委市人民政府公眾網

新加坡余氏總會廣州台山尋根之旅








































新加坡余氏總會於今年五月份組團,共二十位宗親參加,由旅行社承辦, 在新加坡領隊的陪同下,一行人乘搭新航班機到廣州、台山為期六天的尋根之旅。

抵達廣州的白雲機場,已經是中午十二點半,當地的導遊小程高舉牌子等候在機場大堂, 帶領我們去吃午餐,吃完午餐,乘坐旅巴,約四個多小時,抵達韶光。 參觀了余靖紀念館、風采樓、風度路步行街後,導遊安排我們住進韶光榮達九洲酒店,接著吃晚餐。 第一天的時間就這樣過去了。

第二天,在酒店吃了早餐,遊覽了禪宗祖庭--南華寺後,坐上旅巴出發到順德縣佛山市, 參觀了順德大牌坊、逢簡水鄉和陳村花卉世界。中午吃無米粥。 火鍋的湯底是用米粥熬到不見米粒,再加入海鮮配料,異常的鮮美。晚上入住順德皇太子酒店。

第三天在酒店吃過早餐,又是拖著行李上旅巴, 前往開平參觀世界文化遺產—開平自力村碉樓, 之後去荻海余襄公祠堂祭祖,受到風采堂理事長余文海、 余振強宗親等人的熱情款待。 荻海開平是聚集最多余姓宗親的地方。風采堂也被政府批准成為國家的保護單位。 當晚,開平市委常委、宣傳部部長顏海娜設宴款待我們,當地的電視臺也派記者採訪, 報導了有關新加坡余氏總會回鄉觀光的訪問。希望余氏總會支援家鄉各種建設, 發揮牽線搭橋作用,動員更多海外鄉親和朋友到開平參觀考察、 投資興業,為支援家鄉繁榮發展作出更大的貢獻。

第四天,余文海宗親帶著大夥參觀了華僑風采學校、武溪中學。接著到各個鄉落參觀, 觸目是一片綠油油的田地,還沒成熟的麥穗隨風搖曳, 鄉下的空氣特別新清,讓人忍不住要多吸幾口。 村落裡的年輕人,都到城市去謀生,只有為數不多,上了年紀的村民,還住在斑駁的村屋裡。 他們與世無爭,守著這片純樸的土地,養養雞,種種稻米蔬菜瓜果, 日子過得悠然自在。

第五天,從台山做了幾個小時的車程,回到了廣州,參觀了荔枝灣、越秀山、五羊雕像、 永慶坊、 上下九步行街。晚上坐在游輪上,觀賞著五顏六色的小蠻腰廣州塔,在黑夜中綻放璀璨奪目的光彩。

第六天,自由活動,下午從廣州機場乘搭新航班機回新加坡。 結束了六天的廣州台山尋根之旅。

此次的旅程中,收穫滿滿,宗親們相處愉快,感情更為增進。 與海外的宗親們也建立起更友好更堅固的情誼。可謂不虛此行。

新加坡余氏總會余細妹報導

美國余風采總堂端午節聯歡餐會




又到了一年粽葉飄香的傳統端午佳節, 美國余風采總堂於六月二日假華埠半島酒家舉行慶祝端午節聯歡餐會。

主席健峰、元老臻發、健全、永源; 總長: 國恩; 總顧問: 武良; 總堂顧問:煦鴻、允仁、振兆及各科職員、 委員暨列位夫人及宗親相聚一起品嘗節日食品「粽子」和佳肴 外,更體現出海外華人對傳統文化、美德的熱愛和傳播精神。

總堂首長與宗親們互道問候,更祝願大家事事如意, 餐會氣氛溫馨熱鬧。

美國余風采總堂訊

美國二埠余風采堂發揚敬老美德 齊齊慶賀‘端午’














美國二埠余風采堂於年六月二日(星期六)擧辨慶賀端午節暨頒發敬老金活動。 是日正午吉時,在本堂大堂擧行祭祖儀式,主席國禧、副主席鶴翔, 美西副總長國湛,元老杰民,總顧問緒揚,顧問國良,國平,庭穩及 全體職員, 宗親共二百多人參加。

大會由鶴翔主持,禮成,主席國禧宣讀頒發敬老金名單,副主席鶴翔,美西副總長國湛,顧問國良, 國平,庭穩向耆老們頒發敬老金。 今年本堂一共有一百十四人符合條件(七十五歲以上)領取敬老金,其中一百歲以上的還有一人, 余耀楝夫人是一百零四歲,她除了領取敬老金外還喜獲‘福壽雙全’ 牌匾,主席及顧問與全體耆老合影留念。 隨後在大堂設布斐午餐招侍父老鄉親。

晚上七時全體首長及宗親在粵順酒樓共聚晚宴,筵開三十二席, 共慶端午佳節。大家喜氣揚揚,人人笑顏逐開。

美國二埠余風采堂訊

美國哥城余風釆堂宗家喜聚「名花中餐館」





 

 


哥城「加欖巴士余風釆堂」宗家於六月十七日喜聚「名花中餐館」。

美國加欖巴士余風釆堂訊

南加省余風采堂雙親節暨頒發獎學金




































南加省余風采堂秉承「敬老疇恣v的傳統,一群活力十足的中青組聯同婦女組於六月廿九日 (星期六)下午六時在蒙市利苑海鮮酒家舉行雙親節暨 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。

晚宴司儀由美國余風采總堂美西總長國恩及露梨用中英文開啟序幕, 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苗壯致開幕詞。

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。 當晚的活動節目除了慶祝雙親節暨頒發獎學金外,還有魔術表演給大家欣賞。

南加省余風采堂訊

芝城余風采堂第三十屆郊遊聯歡






























芝城余風采堂每年一度的郊游聯歡於七月四日(美國獨立日,星期四), 在湖郡( Vernon Hills)鎮的『Half-Day』 森林保護區舉行,烧烤現場既有茂密的森林, 又有寬闊的荒原;既有湍湍的河流, 又有恬靜的池沼,堪稱週末郊遊勝地。

今年也是第三十屆郊游聯歡活動了。郊游聯歡藉以聯絡,增進情誼。

當日天氣晴朗,惠風和暢,空氣新鮮,令人心曠神怡,宗人親友,踴躍參與者近二百人,麵、炒飯、什菜、玉米、 熱狗、漢堡包、炸薯條、糕點、涼水等,使男 女老幼大飽口福,盡情歡樂。

郊游聯歡節目有幸運抽獎,得獎者皆大歡喜。這次郊遊,參加的宗人親友,少長咸集, 尤以小朋友們還有做遊戲,樂不思歸,至下午三時散會。

美國芝城余風采堂訊

雪隆余氏公會「怡保一日游」


































馬來西亞雪隆余氏公會為加強宗親親情的聯繫,家庭和諧,於七月七日(星期日)特組團, 前往「怡保」進行一日游。怡保是馬來西亞霹靂州的首都。

一日游共有四十四位會員宗親包括會長開雲宗長、家屬等人參與,當日行程如下:
第一站:凱莉古堡
第二站:廣福巖水晶山
第三站:怡保舊街場「二奶巷」 午餐
第四站:打捫柚子園
第五站:霹靂洞
第六站:龍頭巖
第七站:晚餐:文冬口芽菜雞 參與一日遊團友也品賞了怡保著 名的山水豆腐花、炭燒香餅、 加央角,及印度零食 ( kacang putih )。

是日淩晨突下傾盆大雨,但不減宗親出外旅遊的心情。 所幸抵達參觀各景點,天氣晴朗。總務余賦文原是 「怡保」人,對怡保景點非常熟悉, 由他充當導遊,不需使用專業導遊,時間拿捏非常恰當,宗親們也非常合作準時集散, 無論參觀景點與品嘗美食,沒有延宕時間, 因此一日之間參觀多個景點及品嘗美食,其樂融融, 歡欣度過一日游,茲將是日拍攝活動照,按參觀景點與大家分享回憶。

景點介紹
凱利古堡,這座十九世紀的城堡是蘇格蘭殖民主蓋 來送給妻子的禮物, 華美的外觀加上揮之不去的神秘感,讓城堡至今都還是當地熱門景點。

南北大道怡保以南第十三公里處,隱藏一座一百三十年的古廟廣福巖, 洞內鐘乳及水晶石美不勝收,適合喜愛遊客尋幽探秘。

二奶巷是十九世紀怡保開埠功臣〝姚德勝〞,送給二太太收租的產業。 走過南洋風情的二奶巷,如今冒起不少懷舊風的特色小店, 充滿文化氣息.每天吸引不少遊客前來一睹它的風采。 二奶巷手信店–您也可以在此購買‘一鄉一品’的土產帶回家。

柚子為打捫遠近馳名的特產水果,是遊客喜愛的手信選擇, 但除了栽種及售賣柚子外,當地柚園其實也符合發展成為生態旅遊景點的條件, 每逢週末就迎來大批遊客參觀柚園。

霹雳洞坐落於霹靂州的怡保市的北部,風光明媚的山丘上,在洞窟入口處有雕像和彩繪牆。 於一九二六年由張仙如和夫人開創,是馬來西亞最具中華文化價值的佛教聖地, 也有「南島敦煌」的美譽。

坐落于怡保江沙路龍頭巖,為怡保另一個新的旅遊景點,享有小桂林之稱。有山有水,有­林有湖, 熱帶雨林中的休閒公園。

馬來西亞雪隆余氏公會訊

美國二埠余風釆堂 老少同樂 聯絡鄉情














美國二埠余風釆堂於二○一九年七月七日在“威廉連”公園 ( William Land Park) 舉辦郊遊聯歡會。美國余氏風釆堂美西副總長國湛,本堂元老杰民,總顧問緒楊, 顧問庭穩,國良,二埠中華會館主席國平, 本堂主席國禧,副主席鶴翔及全體宗親, 兒童一共一百五十多人參加。正午十二時郊遊活動開始, 工作人員向宗親們分發布斐午餐,大家歡聚一堂,暢談家常,聯絡鄉情,增強友情。

下午一時幸運抽獎開始,獎品共設三十多項(頭獎可得二百元購物券)。 到會宗親人人踴躍購賣抽獎券,期待中大獎,實現夢想。 下午二時聯歡活動在祥和,歡樂的氣氛中結束。

美國二埠余風釆堂訊

紐英崙余風采堂 夏日郊遊樂





























 






紐英崙余風采堂於七月廿一日在 納提克(Natick) 巿,退伍軍人會擁有的 AmVets Post 79 地段會場舉辦年度郊遊, 逾百宗親從各地趕到,場面熱鬧歡樂。

當日藍天白雲,晴空萬里,溫度雖然接近一百度,但這熱度都沒 有任何阻礙的情況, 因為每個人都喜歡食新鮮的蒸龍蝦(以及許多其他食物)。孩子們在水中游泳冷卻下來。 活動以抽獎和玩豆袋比賽遊戲結束。

豆袋比賽遊戲的現金獎品是由美東總長余文博和余超群元老捐出。 這個比賽是男士們和女士們的挑戰遊戲,當然,大贏家是婦女們。

美國紐英崙余風采堂訊

美國余風采總堂舉行二○一九年郊遊大會暨獎學金頒發典禮




美國余風采總堂於七月廿八日中午在三藩市金門公園禮堂中心舉行二○一九年郊遊大會暨獎學金頒發典禮, 市參事會主席余鼎昂宗長;主席余健峰、副主席余民輝;美西總長余國恩;總堂元老余習文、余臻發、余 健全、余永源; 顧問余煦鴻、余樹勳、余允仁、余振兆、余武良;中文書記余華湘、 副中文書記余耀棋;英文書記余文山、副英文書記余寵異;婦女部顧問余永源夫人、余文山夫人、余煦鴻夫人、 余仕儒夫人;主任余麥小萍、副主任余碧玉暨宗親、 獲獎學生及家長和嘉賓共逾三百多人出席活動。

活動開始前,余氏首長、宗親與獲獎學生齊聚禮堂,虔誠向余忠襄公先祖神像行三鞠躬禮, 共緬先賢艱辛創業的豐功偉績。中文書記余華湘主持郊遊活動暨頒發獎學金典禮。

美西總長余國恩致勉勵詞,他表示很高興眾位獲獎學生偕同家長同步出席頒獎儀式及郊遊活動, 並喜見活動場面溫馨和諧,親切溫暖。

同時贊揚獲獎學子通過努力學習,今天終獲碩果。他感謝老師辛勤耕耘,孜孜教誨;家長用心栽培, 辛勤付出。余國恩總長談及余風采總堂將獎學金頒獎典禮與郊遊活動在三藩市金門公園禮堂中心同步舉行, 希望讓學生加深學生了解余風采總堂發展歷史,與余氏宗親增進交流,互動情誼, 並祝願學子前程錦繡,再創新的佳績。

主席余健峰致詞,他代表余風總堂首長宗親向獲獎學生致以衷心的祝賀, 並表示今天是該堂一年一度郊遊活動暨獎學金頒發的大好日子,余氏首長宗親與余姓子弟歡樂共聚, 增進交流,共敘情誼,倍感開心,主席余健峰談及總堂每年舉行獎學金頒發活動,旨在鼓勵余氏子弟努力上進,力爭上游, 勇攀高峰,爭取更好的成績,回報父母,報效社會,為余氏族人爭光。 他提及今年共有十位優秀學生獲得余風采總堂獎學金,計有:第一名余苑雯獎學金二千元, 第二名熊詠珊獎學金一千五百元,第三名黃嘉琪獎學金一千三百元, 其餘優秀學生各獲得獎學金一千元,共計一萬一千八百人。

主席余健峰特別感謝余銓針、李雪嫻獎學金基金會的贊助,每年向余姓學生捐助一千元獎學金, 感謝李漢權先生,他為紀念夫人余碧玉,為余風采總堂捐助一千元獎學金。

三藩市市參事會主席余鼎昂宗長致詞,他表示很高興出席余風采總堂一年一度獎學金頒發暨郊遊活動, 感覺非常開心,他寄語獲獎學生珍惜今天美好的學習時光,繼續努力, 積極進取,服務社區,回饋社會,創造更大的輝煌。

二○一九年余風采總堂獎學金獲獎名單分別有:余苑雯、 熊詠珊、黃嘉琪、譚素欣、余雪雯、余明威、余凱欣、余巧欣、余峻銘、余玉珺。

僑社記者馬紅兵報導 美國余風采總堂訊

新加坡余氏總會 中元慶祝會




西方有萬聖節,而在這一部分的地球上,我們有農曆七月十五日的中元節,俗稱「鬼節」, 佛教稱之為盂蘭盆節。

今年公曆的中元節是八月十五日(星期四)。

新加坡余氏總會於八月四日(星期日)中午提前慶祝這個節日。 我們總會的多功能廳擠滿了會員。年長的會員在臨時的帳篷裡準備了祭品, 其他人則用紙幣堆在爐子上焚燒,給先人在另一個世界裡使用。

儀式結束後,總會有自助午餐供應。

新加坡余氏總會訊

泰國余氏宗親總會 中元節拜祖








泰國余氏宗親總會於八月八日(星期四)在余聲清理事長帶領下舉行一年一度的中元節拜祖宗儀式。 今年很難能可貴的是多位老人家都有來參與拜祭。

在儀式完成後大家一起在會館裡開心聚餐聯誼。

泰國余氏宗親總會訊

積彩余風采堂夏季郊遊會暨頒發獎學金








積彩余風采堂於二○一九年八月十一日(星期日)在雷德福,密西根州的「Handy Park 」 公園舉行一年一度之夏日郊遊會,場面熱鬧及温馨。

午餐包括炸雞、比薩簿餅、百加利牛肉、炒面和清爽的西瓜甜點等。

今年的郊游娛樂活動除了玩遊戲、食午餐、及頒發獎學金給我們成績優異的堂員子女外,還有麻將比賽。

積彩余風采堂訊

紐約余風采堂舉行年度獎學金頒獎典禮




紐約余風采堂八月十一日在公所禮堂舉行年度獎學金頒獎典禮, 獲獎的學生達六十三人,其中還有三人獲得特別大獎。 該堂送出近萬元獎金嘉獎成績優秀的學生,並鼓勵他們學有所成,將來回饋社區。

得獎學生與親友們歡聚一堂,在熱鬧的氣氛下祭祖。 余風采堂主席余富國表示,祭祖乃該堂一貫慣例,不忘先賢遺訓。 頒發獎學金是余氏的優良傳統,目的是讓在美成長的年輕一代也 能繼續發揚中華民族的傳統美德, 勤奮好學,回報社會,報答父母和師長的養育之恩。

全美余風采堂總顧問余鋼深表示,為鼓勵年輕一代修讀中文, 余風采堂也特意為學習中文的學生設立獎學金,只要在中文學校 上學或選修中文課就能獲獎。

他希望更多在美國長大的華裔子女能把中文學好,為日後的工作助力。

余富國介紹,本年度提出申請該獎學金者有八十餘人,經評核委員會評定,合格得獎學生有六十三人, 其中包括五堂會特別獎三人、大學生九人、高中生二十四人、初 中生七人、小學生十六人、 讀中文學校者四人,共發出獎學金近八千元。

曾獲得該堂獎學金的人工智慧學博士余卓豪作為嘉賓發言,他感謝宗親會對學生們的鼓勵, 也期望學子們未來在各領域都取得成功。

紐約僑報記者楊澄雨報導

南加省余風采堂郊遊 2019



























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「風采親子郊遊樂、幾代同堂樂逍遙」。 南加省炎熱的天氣卻敵不過南加省余風采堂的溫情, 眾志成城的籌劃與合作下,南加省余風采堂的本年度的郊遊活動已於於八月廿四日 (星期六)上午八點半至下午三時在蒙市「巴恩斯公園」進行了。

本堂當日的郊遊活動除了有午餐供應大家外,更有大抽獎活動助興。

南加省余風采堂訊

泰國徐余涂佘同宗會舉行秋祭大典










泰國夜功徐余涂佘宗親會會址位於夜功府河西邊天府聖母廟。 人人皆知,該會會址距離曼谷近百公里,公路交通工具四通八達,一天往返很方便。

歷屆泰國夜功徐余涂佘宗親會全體理監事及同宗會員齊心協力, 盡力為四姓宗親謀福利促進會務,加強團結。

泰國徐余涂佘四姓同宗會於八月三十一日(農曆八月初二日) 舉行常年秋祭開國英王公聖誕 145 週年祭祀。 是次由涂氏宗親總會輪值為主祭,其餘三姓徐余佘為陪祭。 祭典禮儀仍由泰國涂氏宗親總會典禮組同仁主持。

當日泰國余氏宗親總會余聲清理事長帶領宗親兄弟姐妹踴躍參加。拜祖大典後余聲清理事長和眾兄弟姊妹參加聯歡晚會。

泰國余氏宗親總會訊

美國余風采總堂 宗親同慶中秋


余風采總堂於九月七日晚假座華埠半島酒家舉行慶中秋,樂團圓聯歡晚宴,主席余健峰、副主席余民輝; 美西總長余國恩、西雅圖主席余紹江; 元老余臻發、余健全、余永源;顧問余煦鴻、余允仁、余樹勳、 余振兆、余武良; 中文書記余華湘暨各科職員、宗親共逾三百人出席聯歡晚宴。

主席余健峰致詞,他表示很高興與余氏宗親歡聚一起,把酒言歡,共敘情誼,迎接中秋佳節來臨。 他稱中秋佳節是華人一個重要的節慶,月圓人團家團圓, 也是普天下華人闔家歡聚的好日子,在此祝福大家佳節快樂,闔家平 安,生活愉快。

副主席余民輝致答謝詞,他感謝余氏首長宗親出席慶會,並談及海外華僑華人雖然遠離家鄉, 仍保持華人傳統節日的習俗,藉此遙寄對家鄉親人的思念之情,他希 望今晚大家歡樂暢飲, 以歌寄情,抒發濃濃的思鄉情懷,共度一個愉快的晚上。

慶會上氣氛熱烈,歡樂和諧,余氏首長宗親相互敬酒,互贈祝福,共同慶祝中秋佳節。

僑社記者馬紅兵報導 美國余風采總堂訊

下一期的風采電子季刊將在二○一九年十二月中出版, 報導中秋節和秋祭為主題。歡迎大家投稿。稿件需在二○一九年十一月十五日前經電郵 (world.yee @ gmail.com) (no space) 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。



 

Welcome to the 60th 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.

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

  • Ron Yee, Dick Yee, Edward Yee of Detroit
  • Kevin Lee of Seattle
  • Eddie Yee, Kin Fung Yee and Sherman Yu of San Francisco
  • Lisa Xiao Fong Yee of Columbus, Ohio
  • Paula Yee, Ringo Yee of New England
  • Paul Yee of Sacramento
  • Kenny Yee, Edith Yee and Chao Yu of Southern California
  • Hanie Yee, Paul Yee of Chicago
  • Frank Yee of New York
  • Jim Yee, James Yu and Wing Yee of Vancouver
  • Yu Ze Xin of DiHai, China
  • Worachai Aurprayoon and Fook Biu Yu of Thailand
  • Peter CK Yee, Yee Xi Mei, Yee Ping Guang of Singapore
  • Bing Kai Lee, Johnson Yee and Wei Ming Yu of Hong Kong
  • Various Newspaper Reporters

Martin Yee, Vancouver



Singapore Yee Clan's Guangzhou Taishan Roots Finding Tour














































Many members requested our Association to organize a Roots Finding Tour in Guangzhou. Asia Plus Traveling was tasked to arrange a suitable 6 days travel itinerary. Meanwhile, we contacted our counterparts, Yee Wen Hai and Yee Jianqiang in Kaiping for their assistance. We are grateful to them for their superb arrangements and enthusiastic search for my ancestral home in Chao Wan Village. I had no idea where this village was located in Taishan.

May 18th, 2019 at 8:20am, 20 members from Yee Clan Association boarded SQ850 flight to Baiyun International Airport, Guangzhou. All of us were looking forward to learn more about our ancestral history.

First stop was Shaoguan, which was about 190km north of Guangzhou Baiyun Airport. After visiting the grand temple in Shaoguan and various places, we traveled south to Zili Village Diaolou, Kaiping. These unique, multi-story watchtowers were used as fortifications in the 17th century. Now a world UNESCO Heritage site, they were some of the most fascinating historical and architectural artifacts in China. After visiting some other places of interests, we arrived at Dihai Fengcaitang. A group from The Hong Kong Yue Clansmen Association were also visiting Kaiping at the same time and we were able to meet up with them.

In the evening, the Kaiping Municipal Committee hosted a grand dinner for all of us. The local TV Station was present to film and interviewed us during the dinner.

Yee Wen Hai and Yee Jianqiang led us to my father’s ancestral house in Chao Wan Village. The old house was padlocked, deserted and dilapidated. It was sad and emotional for me to see the old house. After that, we visited other nearby villages.

More photographs may be viewed at Flickr.

Peter CK Yee, Singapore

San Francisco YFT HQ Celebrated Dragon Boat Festival




Dragon Boat Festival 端午節 Celebration with sharing of Zongzi 粽子 among the members of the Yee Fung Toy San Francisco Headquarters on Sunday, June 2nd, at the Peninsula Restaurant.

Kenny Q. Yee, San Francisco

Sacramento YFT Celebrated Dragon Boat Festival


















Sacramento Yee Fung Toy Association celebrated the Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday, June 2nd.

Over 200 Members attended this annual event, at noon, we pay homage to our ancestor, then the Yee Association awarded our elderly members who were 75 years old or older and in good membership standing a lucky red envelope and all recipients posed for a group picture. Followed by a buffet lunch.

The same evening, a celebration dinner was held at the Well Season Restaurant on Bruceville 7 Road, Elk Grove at 7:00 pm.

Paul Yee, Sacramento

New England YFT Award Scholarships to Chinatown Schools






On June 15, 2019, YFT of New England awarded scholarships to both Chinatown Chinese schools — Kwong Kow and Chung Wah Academy. Vice-President Ringo(宗 濤) was present at both locations to personally deliver the awards.

Paula Yee, New England

Columbus YFT Association Get Together Dinner







 

 


On June 17, 2019, Columbus YFT had a get together dinner at the Ming Flower Chinese Restaurant.

Lisa Xiao Fong Yee, Columbus

Southern California YFT 2019 Parents Day Celebration Banquet




































Southern California YFT annual parent’s day celebration banquet and scholarship award event was held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Monterey Palace Restaurant to honor our parents, to show our appreciations of their love, support and sacrifices. We had more than 200 people attended. At the banquet, there were scholarships given to those member children of high academic achievement.

Kenny Q. Yee, Southern California

Chicago YFT 30th Annual July 4th Picnic
































Happy 4th of July to all!

About 150-160 people, 90-100 members and 50-60 kids and family joined us at the Half Day Forest Preserve, Shelter A for our annual July Summer picnic.

We had fried chicken with all the trimmings, Chinese noodles, fried rice, hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, French fries and watermelons, etc. This is the first time we had so many people, it's because it is our 30th year picnic.

The weather was warm and sunny but no rain. Thanks to all who came to join us, and hope to see you all next year!

Photos courtesy of Hanie Yee and Lily Ng.

Paul Yee, Chicago

Selangor Yee Association Day Tour in Ipoh City




























"Ipoh One-day tour" on July 7th was organized by our Selangor Yee Association, led by our own tour guide, Michael Yee Fuh Wen (from Ipoh), a member of our Board of directors.

Yee Kai Yon, Selangor, Malaysia

Sacramento YFT Annual Picnic














Our Annual picnic was held on Sunday, July 7th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at William Land Park, Area GA11-12 (next to Fairy Town). Picnic lunches were provided for everyone, lunch start at 12 noon to 1:00 pm, exciting raffle drawing follow immediately after lunch.

Paul Yee, Sacramento

New England YFT Chapter’s Summer Outing 2019

















 


















YFT of New England had its annual summer outing at AmVets Post 79 in Natick, Massachusetts on Sunday, July 21st. Close to 100 members, family, and friends attended this event.

Paula Yee, New England

Summer Picnic and Scholarship Awards in San Francisco




San Francisco Yee Fung Toy Family Association picnic and Scholarship Award ceremony was held at the San Francisco County Building on July 28th, with Larry Yee, Kenny Yee, Kin Fung Yee, Damon Yee, Norman Yee and Sherman Yu (above photo L to R).

Kenny Q. Yee, San Francisco

Southern California Yee Family Association Visits Phoenix Yee Fung Toy Family Association


Grand Elder Alan Yee, wife Edith and I had a great time this past weekend. On Saturday, August 3rd, we visited Grand Elder John M. Yee and our Phoenix Yee Fung Toy Family Association chapter members.

Back row: Rudy Yee, Joe Yue, Brenda Fung (English Secretary & Vice President of Phoenix YFT), Mrs. Jerry M. Yee (Janet), Kenny Yee, Ken Foo Kam Yu, Benny Yee, David M. Yee, Edward Yue and Herbert Kong. Seated row: Mrs. Willie M. Yee (Jane), Edith Yee, Alan Yee, John M. Yee, Kam Tim Yee (Phoenix Yee Fung Toy President) and Doon Yee.

Kenny Q. Yee, Southern California

Singapore Yee Clan Association Celebrates Seventh Month Hungry Ghost Festival








The West has Halloween; we have the 7th Month Hungry Ghost in this part of the planet. We celebrated the festival on 4th August, 2019, 12 noon, 11 days ahead of the actual date which would be on the 15th August. Our Association's function hall was packed full with members. Elderly members prepared offerings in a temporary marquee and others piled up the furnace with paper currency to be burnt.

Buffet lunch was served after this ceremony.

For an oversight story of this Festival, please visit this site.

Peter CK Yee, Singapore

Thailand Yu Clansmen Association Celebrates 7th Month Hungry Ghost Festival








Thailand Yu Clansmen Association celebrates the 7th Month Hungry Ghost festival on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 at the Association Hall.

Lunch was served after this ceremony.

Fook Biu Yu, Thailand

2019 Detroit Yee Fung Toy Association Annual Picnic






The Detroit chapter of YFT had another successful Annual Summer Scholarship Picnic on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Handy Park in Redford MI. We enjoyed the friendship of all ages of YEES and their families. The picnic food included fried chicken, beef with broccoli, chow main noodles, pizza, and refreshing watermelon for dessert.

Before the scholarship awards were handed out, the kids participated in games, and of course, the balloon toss. Some adults even competed in a friendly mahjong tournament.

In all, everyone had a great time at this annual event.

Ron Yee, Detroit

In Memoriam of Detroit Elder Yen Ock Yee Dong


We sadly to report that a few weeks after our annual picnic, our beloved Detroit chapter elder Yen Ock Yee Dong passed away at the age of 96. He is shown seated in the center of our group picture.

Yen Dong was an ambitious man full of dreams. His drive took him halfway around the world to his adopted home of Detroit, Michigan. On Sunday, September 1, 2019, his journey ended, peacefully, surrounded by his family.

Yen Dong was born in China in 1923 to Lee Fung Kio and Yee Hop Than. An only child, he received the best education available in his formative years in southern China. Losing his father Hop Than at the young age of six put Yen on a course that would define his life. Journeying alone at age fifteen, he made his way to the United States, and Detroit in 1938. He would attend night classes at Cass Technical high school and earn a diploma from the Detroit College of Applied Science, learning the skills that would serve him well throughout his working life, culminating in a 25 year career at the Ford Motor Company where he designed truck steering mechanisms and suspension design / packaging for all Ford light trucks, a skill his employer valued.

Yen was devoted to his family throughout his life. Yen and Carol were wed in 1949, remaining together until his passing, totaling 70 years. He was father to Betty, Raymond, Anna, and Larry. He was a proud grandfather to Jennifer, Brian, Andrea, and Michael, and elated great-grandfather to Nathan, Kaitlyn, and Phoebe. He labored to ensure his family would have the opportunities he did not.

In retirement, he loved ballroom dancing and his daily early morning workout, which centered on swimming, an activity he was able to maintain until age 94. He treasured the people he met along the way, and they gave him energy daily.

He maintained a lifelong association with the Yee Fung Toy Family Association, the international group for the Yee clan, of which he was a member of the 34th generation. For the Association, he worked on preserving genealogical records, and encouraging new projects, traveling to many of the annual conferences in the US and China.

He will be sorely missed by our association.

Dick Yee, Detroit YFT Advisor

Southern California Yee Family Association 2019 Picnic










































Southern California Yee Fung Toy Family Association picnic of this year was held on August 24th (Saturday) at Barnes Park.

We enjoyed great food, a tai chi exercise session as well as a raffle (hosted by Grand Elder Alan Yee and his wife Edith Yee) and variety of games for the youth.

Photos courtesy of Chao Yu.

Kenny Q. Yee, Southern California

Thailand Yu Clansmen at Samut Songkhram














Thailand Yu Clansmen members, led by President Yu Seng Ching, traveled to Samut Songkhram on August 31st, to attend the annual Xu, Yu, Tu and She Clansmen Association Autumn event.

Lunch was served after this ceremony.

Fook Biu Yu, Thailand

The next issue of the Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice will be published in mid December, 2019, 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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