The Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice

風采電子季刊


Issue 64 www.yeefungtoy.org/newsletter 2020/09/27









歡迎來到第六十四期的「風采電子季刊」,這是世界余氏宗親團體的電子訊報。

秋天帶著落葉的聲音來了,早晨像露珠一樣新鮮。大地穿上了一件金黃色的毛衣, 枯黃的揚樹葉和鮮豔的楓葉飄落下來,好象是幾隻彩色的蝴蝶在空中飛舞。

今年是一個不平凡的二○二○年,突如其來的新冠肺炎疫情在全球多點爆發,持續蔓延,世界衛生組織譚德塞博士呼籲全世界人們遵守各項防疫措施, 包括保持社交距離、洗手以及戴口罩等:“這一切都要做”。 目前全球已錄得在一百八十八個國家確診病例已超過三千二百萬,死亡人數逼近一百萬例。 這個肆虐的疫情嚴重影響著我們每一個人的生活,尤其給老年人帶來了更多生活上的不便。 與此同時,國際新冠疫苗競賽已進入加時賽,各國希望在此之前推出行之有效的疫苗有效控制疫情。

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。 但由於新冠肺炎疫情擴散,而到目前尚未找到防止新冠肺炎疫情的有效措施,今年有很多定期活動與宴會也均被取消。

期望新冠肺炎疫情在不久將來得到有效控制後,世界各地人民能恢復他們的正常生活。

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、余金星先生、余佳卓先生。
    • 美國積彩余風采堂的余國倫先生、余積科先生、余自麟先生。
    • 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。
    • 廣東省開平市荻海風采堂的余澤欣先生、余杰鋒先生、余健強先生。
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-余纗

Fung Toy Monthly

夏季號(第 136 期)

香港余氏宗親拜訪潮汕宗親促進兩地情誼 無懼炎夏前赴楓溪祭祖
















余氏喜訊:二○二○年四月十日,潮州市人民政府公佈第四批潮州市文物保護單位。

在二○一七年七月十四至十六日,香港余氏宗親首長健倫、 紹凱、偉明、仲元、煥棠、庭啟、匡民及秘書炳佳一行八人, 在偉明理事長帶領下,無懼炎夏時節,驕陽似火,前往潮州在楓 溪叔英墓前舉行祭祖。接茈後拜訪潮州新鄉及饒平敦本堂余氏宗親, 並得到兩宗祠領導及宗親們的熱烈歡迎和熱情接待。

本會宗親借茷e來潮州之際,曾與潮州新鄉及饒平敦本堂領導商談,有意申請將潮州淑英公墓列入市級文物保護單位。因叔英公墓有玖佰多年f史, 為潮州不可多見的歷史史跡,對弘揚潮州文化,不僅起蚞蘛晼B紐帶之功,具有深遠重大意義。 此舉,得到潮州新鄉及饒平敦本堂領導鼎力支持。現階段已展開叔英公墓資料整理,稍後將去函向潮州市人民政府提出申請。

三天行程雖然短暫,先後參觀潮州新鄉余氏宗祠、名賢余氏家廟、風釆樓、饒平敦本堂及遊覧潮州市內廣濟古城、湘子橋、開元寺、韓文公祠等著名景點。 面對天氣酷熱的環境下,宗親們雖感疲倦, 並沒有影響玩之盡興的心情。今次行程對港潮兩地宗親, 難得機會聚首一堂,互相交流族務工作,起了良好的橋樑作用。

香港余氏宗親會供稿

溫哥華余風采堂線上舉行“虛擬”獎學金頒獎典禮














每年溫哥華余風采堂都會獎勵一批品學兼優的余氏學子,他們秉承余氏的傳統文化精神,刻苦學習、努力向上,他們為余氏爭光。 過往在春宴聯歡會期間,溫哥華余風采堂都會舉行獎學金頒獎典 禮活動。這獎學金是用來支持、鼓勵和獎勵所有成績優異的同學, 鼓勵他們勇敢築夢,更期待他們學成後回饋社會。

由於二○二○年新冠病毒在全球大流行,到目前疫情仍在影響世界各地所有活動。

今年加拿大余風采總堂原定於三月七日舉行的春宴聯歡會也被無限期推遲,但最終都決定要取消。為了不延誤將今年獎學金頒獎給成績優秀的同學, 溫哥華余風采堂獎學金評判委員會組織了有史以來第一次線上舉行的“虛擬”獎學金頒獎儀 式。 這是通過二○二○年七月十一日(星期六)上午十一時的 Skype「視 像會議」完成的。

今年共有十七位同學申請及獲發獎學金(從小學,中學至專上教育程度的優等同學)。 十六名學生與他們的父母和溫哥華余風采堂理事會成員一起出席參加當日的線上「視像會議」。

這次「視像會議」的儀式進行得很順利, 我們簡單的介紹了余風采堂的歷史往事給學生與他們的父母聽。在參加實際頒獎儀式之前,所有學生都有機會自我介紹。 虛擬頒獎儀式結束後,溫哥華余風采堂獎學金評判委員會的理事與學生和家長分享了如何到 堂所收取獎學金和證書。會談中有很多互動溝通和歡呼!

最後,我要感謝溫哥華余風采堂獎學金評判委員的成員和其他余風采堂的理事在堂所大廳頒獎和認證。也感謝他們的奉獻精神和辛勤工作。 沒有他們的幫助,這第一個虛擬獎學金頒獎儀式是不可能成功的。多謝大家!

溫哥華余風采堂 余佳卓報導

賀!余杰民元老榮獲「美國總統志願服務」金牌獎


二埠沙加緬度已退休的牙醫余杰民博士(美國余風采總堂元老,第四屆世界余氏宗親總會副會長)於二○二○年七月廿五日(星期六)獲得了總統志願服務獎(the President’s Volunteer Service Award)。

該獎項由「美國服務與公民總統委員會」於二○○三年設立,成立該宗旨在於鼓勵美國公民和永久居民投入社區活動、服務他人, 並設立此獎項為獲獎人的貢獻授予榮譽。。

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。

當日的頒發典禮活動在九十五歲的余杰民博士的 South Land Park 家的後院舉行,他與家人及朋友一起在有保持社交距離並佩戴口罩中進行。

頒發典禮由余利達醫生(余杰民博士的孫子)擔任,余利達醫生將祖父形容為“這個享有聲望的獎項的合適人選”。他說:“我們在這裡慶祝美國偶像余杰民博士, 也被稱為爺爺, 以其對社區的傑出貢獻。”

在完成關於余杰民博士的簡短演講後,余利達醫生為他提供了總統志願服務獎成就證書和特朗普總統簽署的一封信。 作為這種認可的一部分,他還獲得了金牌。

特朗普總統寫道:“每一代勤奮和善良的志願者都有助於寫下美國偉大的新篇章,我們國家為您對這一光榮傳統的承諾感到自豪。”

余利達醫生指出,他祖父是他一生的靈感來源。他補充說,他的祖父是他的榜樣。

余柏寧翻譯報導 二埠余風采堂訊

積彩余風采堂線上舉行“虛擬”夏季郊遊會暨頒發獎學金典禮










積彩余風采堂於二○二○年八月十六日(星期日)在線上舉行 “虛擬”夏季郊遊會暨頒發獎學金典禮。

當日線上“虛擬”的節目包括介紹積彩余風采堂H簡史、介紹本堂二○一九年至二○二○年的職員、過去的春節聯歡宴會及夏季野餐視頻和拼集照片、 正式頒發獎學金,以及最後介紹余風采堂網站H“虛擬之旅”等。

雖然目前的冠狀病毒大流行有嚴重影響我們的日常生活,但我們堅信,學術成就係余風采堂H支柱, 因此,我們感覺很自豪地成為美國第一個余風采堂利用呢項技術 在二○二○年繼續表彰我們的青年學者。

積彩余風采堂訊

香港余氏宗親會理監事進行盂蘭節祭祖














無懼新冠肺炎疫情下,香港余氏宗親會理監事於八月廿六日(星期三),進行盂蘭節祭祖。 拜祭祖儀式完成後,理監事們一起在會所聚餐。

香港余氏宗親會訊

泰國余總舉行中元節拜祖先










泰國余氏宗親總會於八月廿八日(星期五),上午十一時,在余聲清理事長的帶領下, 眾多泰國各地宗兄弟姊妹們一起在總會裡舉行了一年一度中元節拜祭先祖儀式,保佑子後代繁榮昌盛,保佑余氏宗親宗長身體健康。

拜祭祖儀式完成後,總會大開筵席各位宗兄弟一起在風釆堂聚餐。

泰國余氏宗親總會 余福標報導

下一期的風采電子季刊將在二○二○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○二○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 64th 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.

Since March or April of this year, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many Yee Family Associations events around the world to be postponed or cancelled.

The year 2020 has been a year unlike any other, a year with so many challenges and hardships around the world.

Amid a prolonged pandemic crisis, no one can predict with any certainty the economic, political and cultural changes this crisis will have on Canada and the rest of the world, we know these changes will be significant.

The high level of collaboration among governments, businesses and civil society managing this pandemic should give Canadians confidence about our collective ability to deal with the long-lasting changes it will bring.

At this time, we do not know of a safe and effective vaccine, nor do we know if a safe and effective drug will work to eliminate the Covid-19 infection once it has occurred. In the absence of these, our best bet is based on prevention.

Everyone should wash his/her hands often, avoid close contact with people who are sick, cover his/her mouth and nose with a mask when around others. The World Health Organization Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public web site provides some useful information, please click here.

Many countries around the world are now experiencing different measures in an attempt to enforce social distancing to slow the spread of Covid-19. They range from ending mass gatherings, closing public spaces like leisure centers, pubs and clubs to closing schools and in some places a total lockdown with people forced to stay indoors.

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

  • Dick Yee, Ron Yee, Allan Yee of Detroit
  • Jim Yee, James Yu and George Yee of Vancouver
  • Worachai Aurprayoon and Fook Biu Yu of Thailand
  • Bing Kai Lee, Johnson Yee and Wei Ming Yu of Hong Kong
  • Yu Ze Xin, Jie Feng Yu, Jian Qiáng Yu of DiHai, China
  • Dr. David Yee, Lance Armstrong of Sacramento

Martin Yee, Vancouver


Hong Kong Yue Clansmen Visit ChaoZhou




















Eight members of the Hong Kong Yue Clansmen Association visited ChaoZhou from July 14th to July 16th, 2017, to discuss application plans with the ChaoZhou Yees regarding the ancient tomb of Yee Shuying for one of the Chaozhou City Cultural Heritage Protection Units.

While they were at the ChaoZhou city, they visited: 潮州新鄉余氏宗祠、名賢余氏家廟、風釆樓、饒平敦本堂及遊覧潮州市內廣濟古城、 湘子橋、開元寺、韓文公祠等著名景點。

On April 10, 2020, the Chaozhou Municipal People's Government announced the fourth batch of Chaozhou City Cultural Heritage Protection Units, of the thirty-one Cultural Heritage Protection Units.

The Tomb of Yu Shuying in the Northern Song Dynasty era was listed on top. He was the third son of Yee Jing, the ancestor of the Lingnan Yee clan, who was a famous official in the Northern Song Dynasty.

Bing Kai Lee, Hong Kong

YFT Society of Vancouver Virtual Scholarship Ceremony














Traditionally, YFT Society of Vancouver will hold the student scholarship awarding ceremony during the Spring banquet every year. Due to COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the banquet was postponed indefinitely and eventually cancelled. So as not to withhold the scholarship fund and certification to the well deserved scholarship recipients, YFT Vancouver scholarship committee organized their 1st ever "virtual" scholarship awarding ceremony. This was done through a Skype conference call on July 11, 2020 (Saturday) @ 11:00am.

This year, a total of 17 recipients were awarded with merit scholarships ranging from elementary level to post-secondary level. An overwhelming attendance was recorded as 16 students managed to attend, together with their parents and YFT committee members.

The ceremony went well, as we managed to cover a brief introduction of YFT society and a short history down the memory lane. Before getting to the actual awarding ceremony (naming of recipients), all students are given the chance to self introduce to each other. After the awarding ceremony, YFT scholarship committee shared with the students and parents how they can pick up their scholarship certificates and awards. There was a lot of back and forth communications and cheers!

Lastly, I would like to thank the YFT scholarship committee members and other YFT board members for their dedication and hard work for preparing the award and certification at the society hall. Without their help, this 1st virtual scholarship award ceremony would not have been possible. Great job!

George KC Yee, Vancouver

Grand Elder Dr. Herbert Yee Receives National Recognition for Volunteer Service




Dr. Herbert Yee, a retired Sacramento dentist, on July 25 received the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

This award, which was founded by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation in 2003, is a civil award bestowed by the president of the United States. It recognizes individuals whose service has made a positive impact on communities throughout the nation, and those who inspire others to take action.

Yee, 95, was presented the award during a ceremony held before a small, socially distanced group of mostly members of his family. The event was held in the backyard of his South Land Park home.

David Yee, who presented the award, described his grandfather as a “fitting recipient of this prestigious award.”

For more details of this event, please click here.

Lance Armstrong, Sacramento

Detroit YFT Family Association Virtual Summer Picnic & Scholarship Awards








I am Allan Yee, President of the Detroit Yee Fung Toy Family Association and like all the other U. S. chapters; we share the same challenges of the ongoing pandemic. Due to COVID-19 virus, and related underlying health concerns, our chapter had to cancel our 2020 Spring Banquet, but we decided we could still continue our monthly meetings via Zoom Meetings technology. At one of our monthly Zoom meetings; and in spite of a statewide closure due to the coronavirus pandemic; we as a leadership team decided to still have our annual “Summer Picnic and Scholarship Awards” event. And to achieve this goal, the picnic would be a "virtual event" instead of our traditional picnic.

After weeks of planning, we held our very first “Virtual Picnic” on Sunday; August 16, 2020. Our program consisted of a brief history of the Detroit Yee Fung Toy Chapter, the 2019-2020 chapter officers, recognition of all participants, a video montage of previous spring banquets and summer picnics, a formal presentation of scholarships, and finally a “virtual tour” of our chapter web site.

During our formal presentation of the 2020 DYFTFA scholarships, each student was asked to tell everyone their name, the educational institution they attended, and the current level they had attained. We awarded a total of 49 scholarships to students from ten (10) states nationwide consisting of: Michigan, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Georgia, New York, California, Texas, Washington, and as far as Hawaii. Since this was a picnic, in addition to the Yee Fung Toy Scholarship awards, each participant was sent a food voucher/gift card.

We had over 100 participants from the Detroit Yee Fung Toy Chapter get online that day via Zoom to attend this first of a kind event. Although the current coronavirus pandemic has drastically affected all our lives, we believe strongly that academic achievement is a pillar of the Yee Fung Toy Family Association, so we are proud to be the first chapter in the United States to use this technology to continue to honor our young scholars in 2020.

Allan Yee, Detroit

Hong Kong Yue Clansmen Association Celebrated Yulan Festival














The Ghost Festival, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival, Zhongyuan Jie, Gui Jie or Yulan Festival is a traditional Buddhist and Taoist festival held in certain East Asian countries. According to the Chinese calendar, the Ghost Festival is on the 15th night of the seventh month.

The Hong Kong Yue Clansmen Association Board members celebrated this event on Wednesday, August 26.

Bing Kai Lee, Hong Kong

Thailand Yu Clansmen Celebrated Zhongyuan Jie






Zhongyuan Jie Festival or the Ghost Festival falls on the 15th day of the 7th lunar month. In the Gregorian calendar, it usually falls on August or September. The ghost month refers to the 7th lunar month. The exact date for the festival and the ghost month in 2020 is on Wednesday, September 2nd.

Our Thailand Yu Clansmen members celebrated Zhongyuan Jie Festival at the clubhouse on Friday, August 28.

After the ancestor ceremony, we all enjoyed a delicious luncheon provided by our Association.

Fook Biu Yu, Thailand

The next issue of the Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice will be published in mid December, 2020, 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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