The Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice

風采電子季刊


Issue 68 www.yeefungtoy.org/newsletter 2021/09/15









尊敬的各位余氏宗親、朋友、讀者們:大家好!很想念大家!希望疫情期間大家健康平安!

歡迎來到第六十八期的「風采電子季刊」,這是世界余氏 宗親團體的電子訊報。

這期的「風采電子季刊」以悼念余杰民元老,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。

目前新冠肺炎仍然肆虐全球,各國正積極推行打疫苗防疫之際,但仍有不少人抗拒打針或「接種」。

世界衛生組織最新發布的全球疫情週報顯示,自新冠疫情暴發以來,全球每週新增確診病例數多次反彈。雖然過去一個月全球疫情基本保持穩定, 但每週新增確診病例數仍處於較高水平。確診人數最多的國家包括美國、印度、巴西,緊隨其後的是一些歐洲國家。

分析人士認為,不斷出現的新變異毒株、開學季到來、過早放鬆防疫措施以及全球疫苗接種不均衡, 都是當前全球疫情居高不下的原因。

在德爾塔(Delta) 毒株來勢洶洶之際,美國多地卻過早放鬆在公共場合戴口罩、保持社交距離等防疫措施, 美疾控中心在五月份就不再建議已完成新冠疫苗接種的人參加室內和室外活動時必須戴口罩。隨後七月疫情大幅反彈, 多地又不得不重啟 “口罩令”。

 

世界衛生組織繼續呼籲大家該採取一些簡單的預防措施來保證安全,比如打疫苗防疫、保持身體距離、戴口罩、 保持房間通風良好、避開人群、清潔雙手、咳嗽時彎曲肘部或用紙巾遮擋等等。

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。
    • 美國休斯敦余風采堂的余頌輝先生、余世傑先生。
    • 美國紐英崙余風采堂的的余寶愛女士。
    • 新加坡余氏總會的余平光先生、余子基先生、余細妹女士。
    • 美國沙加緬度(二埠)余利達先生。
    • 僑社記者馬紅兵。
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 140 期)

FTM Summer 2021 Issue cover FTM Summer 2021 Issue Contents

 

新加坡余氏總會團員暢遊福康寧公園和新加坡河






由於冠狀病毒的肆虐,一年以來,余氏總會的許多活動不是縮小規模,就是停辦,大家都悶得發慌。

四月廿日接到宗鄉總會來函,鼓勵會員們使用新加坡旅遊局推出的“重新探索新加坡”消費券,可享有一百元的補貼,在國內旅遊。

董事會開會時建議組團參加,到皇家山福康寧花園、 克拉碼頭、新加坡河遊玩。時間定在五月八日星期六下午,共有二十五位董事和會員報名參加。 在旅行社和彩燕宗親的協助下,二十五人都通過網路,順利預定了這個為時四個鐘頭的旅程。

當天下午四點,下著細雨,但是團員們都準時在福康寧地鐵站報到。一組只能有五位團員, 導遊們帶著大家,在細雨中上 山,講述這一帶的歷史故事。

上了年紀的人,都知道這裡俗稱皇家山,是情侶“拍拖”的好去處。 山腳下就是六、七十年代“國家劇場”的所在,旁邊還有一個水族館和游泳池, 是休閒活動和演出的著名地標。當然,這已經成為歷史,都拆掉重建,被地鐵站取代, 年輕一輩是無從體會的。

當年的國家劇場是大型演出的所在地,也是重要慶典如大學的畢業典禮、政黨的群眾大會、 各戲劇舞蹈藝術團體大顯身手的場所。 我印象最深刻的是,在南大讀二年級的時候,那是一九六八年,出席了在這裡舉行的畢業典禮。當時的教育部長王邦文先生在慶典上鄭重宣佈: 政府正式承認南洋大 學的學位! 一時之間,掌聲雷動,經久不息。那是華社的一件大事,民間創立的大學終於可以和其他大學平起平坐了。 後來,我也出席過在這裡舉行的政黨競選的群眾大會,聆聽部長和未來總理的精彩演講。

福康寧公園,一個吸引人的勝地,在山上俯瞰四周景色,自有一番風味。公園經過精心規劃, 修飾美觀,不啻是一個登高遠足的好去處。公園另一端就是以前的員警局,建於一九三四年, 有九百七十二扇窗,黑幫聞風喪膽的CID罪犯調查局,就設在這裡。 目前是社會及家庭發展部、通訊及新聞部的所在地。

過後,我們來到克拉碼頭,乘船遊覽新加坡河。我們從小就看過烏黑髮臭的新加坡河, 獨立建國之後,看著它經過規劃、修整, 由鹹水變成淡水,兩岸風光明媚,現在還成為乘船觀賞吊橋、鐵橋、魚尾獅、金沙灣、 濱海藝術中心以及商業區的高樓大廈的旅遊勝地,不禁沉醉在夜色蒼茫的景物之中。

下了船之後,最後的節目就是到餐館享受豐盛的晚餐,大快朵頤。

一般人都有貴遠賤近的心理,喜歡出國觀賞他國風景,卻忽視了新加坡自己的勝地與風貌。 許多人都說,天天看見遊覽船在河上走動, 卻是第一次上船乘坐。確實如此,今後不妨到新加坡的各個景點走走,你會發現,許多的舊貌已經換上了新裝。

新加坡余氏總會 余平光報導

悼念余杰民元老




















美國沙加緬度(二埠)余利達先生提供照 片

美國余風采總堂舉行 2020-2021 年度獎學金頒發典禮




美國余風采總堂於七月十八日中午在堂所禮堂舉行 2020-2021 年度獎學金頒發典禮。總堂美西總長國恩;主席文山、 副主席寵異;元老習文、臻發、健全、永源;顧問武良、健峰; 中文書記華湘; 「余銓針李雪嫻獎學金基金會」代表暨李雪嫻令公子余子昭(Byron)、獲獎學生及家 長出席頒獎典禮。正午時分,總堂首長、宗親齊聚禮堂,虔誠敬酒、上香, 向忠襄公太祖神像行三鞠躬禮。共勉先賢艱辛創立總堂的豐功偉績。

中文書記華湘主持頒獎典禮秩序,他表示今天事余風采總堂頒發獎學金的好日子,今天的儀式分兩部份進行, 分別頒發 2020 年度及 2021 年度英文學校獎學金。 他談及總堂每年頒發獎學金,其目的鼓勵學生們勤勉上進, 以最佳成績進入美國大學。同時對品學兼優的學生予以獎勵,希望學子們將來學有所成,回報社會,報效余氏族群。 他特別感謝余銓針李雪嫻獎學金基金會捐贈每年英文學生進入大學且成績名列 前茅的第一名學生頒發獎學金 2,000元。 並匯報總堂 2020-2021 年度頒發獎學金總額 27,400元: 第一名 2,000元、第二名 1,500元、第三名 1,200元、其餘獲獎學生 均獲 1,000元獎學金。

主席文山致歡迎詞,他代表總堂歡迎獲獎學生及家長光臨,同時恭賀在座獲獎學生。他表示今天獲獎的學生均品學兼優,努力上進。 鼓勵學子們再接再厲,銳意進取,將來學業有成,服務社會,為余氏爭光。

美西總長國恩表示很開心見到眾多成績優異的余氏子弟及家長,並予以衷心的祝賀,期待學子們繼續努力,力爭上游,爭取更好的成績。

「余銓針李雪嫻獎學金基金會」代表暨李雪嫻令公子余子昭(Byron)祝福獲獎學生, 希望學子們不辜負家長、老師、宗親的培育與期望,繼續努力,勇攀高峰。

李雪嫻令公子余子昭、總堂資深元老習文、美西總長國恩、元老臻發、元老健全、元老永源、主席文山、副主席寵異、顧問武良、 健峰分別向 2020 年度第一名余穎翔、第二名余遠明、第三名余駿洪; 獲獎學生吳啟立、鍾海兒、余曉盈、溫曉泉、余幗城;2021 年度第一名余碧玉、 第二名熊詠儀、第三名余慧珊; 獲獎學生余婉盈、余超權、溫曉玲、余啟林、余妙怡、余靜妍、余超峰、關曉君、梁承恩、余詠欣頒發獎金及獎狀。

2020 年第一名獲獎學生余穎翔、2021 年 度第一名獲獎學生余碧玉分別致詞,他們表示獲得余風采總堂獎學金, 倍感開心。

同時感謝老師的默默耕耘,家長的諄諄教導,還有余氏首長宗親的支持與鼓勵,將不負大家的期望,勤奮努力,積極上進,爭取更佳的成績。

頒獎儀式在一派溫馨祝福,和諧歡愉的氣氛中圓滿結束。

僑社記者馬紅兵報導 美國余風采總堂訊

紐英崙余風采堂夏季郊遊樂






















紐英崙余風采堂於七月三十一日在納提克的退伍軍人會所舉辦年度郊遊活動。 超過一百名堂員和他們的家人來享受美味的食物, 其中包括豐富美味的燒烤,熱狗,漢堡包,比薩餅,雞肉,義大利麵沙拉,西瓜和冰淇淋等等。

自新冠疫情暴發以來一整年多的居家避疫令後,麻州州長貝克在六月十五日解除這緊急狀態令; 由於麻州疫苗接種率頗高,目前已成功反轉疫情。

這年度郊遊活動也是紐英崙余風采堂宗親們的第一次聚會,大家能走出戶外相聚敘舊,盡訴一年多未能見面的心中情。 當日大家一齊度過了一個輕鬆愉快的夏日週末。

余文博總長和余超群元老為當日遊戲比賽節目慷慨捐贈獎品。許多抽獎和遊戲被老、中、青、少宗親享用。 每個人都帶著飽滿的肚子和無數的獎品離開了。

紐英崙余風采堂訊

休斯頓余風采堂野餐聚會及頒發獎學金












休斯頓余風采堂於八月七日(星期六)舉行該堂年度夏天野餐聚會及頒發獎學金活動,堂員帶著自己的家人到糖城的紀念公園同歡聚, 參加今年休斯頓余風采堂的宗親們總數低於預算的人數 (不,多虧了新冠疫情)。

今年有八名優秀學生獲得休斯頓余風采堂獎學金。

對於那些參加者,他們都一齊享受了「魯迪」的燒烤。當日我們一起度過了一個愉快的下午!

休斯頓余風采堂訊

紐英崙余風采堂獎勵學子 不忘敬老


紐英崙余風采堂於八月十五日(星期日)為十四位優秀的余族子弟頒發年度獎學金。同時,也頒出了「余建元獎學金」, 為獎勵正在攻讀碩士或博士學位的余氏子弟。

當日開始時,所有學生都來到紐英崙余風采堂,在那裡他們會見了余風采堂的執行理事會成員,並收聽了余風采堂的簡要歷史。

然後,大家一齊都去了帝苑大酒樓,在那裡他們會見了其餘的余風采堂理事們和學生們的家屬。

共有六十人參加了這個特別晚會,每個學生都獲得了獎項,晚會上還致贈特别紅包給 90 歲耆老們。

當晚每個人都享用了一頓豐盛的晚餐。

紐英崙余風采堂訊

積彩余風采堂夏季郊遊會暨頒發獎學金




























積彩余風采堂的年度郊遊會於八月廿九日(星期日)在雷德福市,密西根州的「 Handy Park」 (又名國會公園)舉行。

積彩余風采堂訊

下一期的風采電子季刊將在二○二一年十二月中出版,報導中秋 節和秋祭為主題。歡迎大家投稿。 稿件需在二○二一年十一月 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 68th 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.

Globally, as of 4:34pm CEST, 15 September 2021, there have been 226,236,577 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 4,654,548 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 15 September 2021, a total of 5,634,533,040 vaccine doses have been administered.

The Delta variant, originally known as B.1.617.2, has been around since late last year but in recent months it has become speedily dominant in many countries. It accounts for more than 80% of newly diagnosed cases in the US, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "COVID-19 cases have increased over 300% nationally from June 19 to July 23, 2021, along with parallel increases in hospitalizations and deaths driven by the highly transmissible B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant," the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a Health Alert Network advisory this week.


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
  • Frank Yu and Roger Yu of Houston
  • Paula Yee of Boston
  • Woo Peng Kwang, Peter C.K Yee and Woo Soi Muay of Singapore
  • Bing Kai Lee, Johnson Yee and Danny Wei Ming Yu of Hong Kong
  • Yu Ze Xin, Jie Feng Yu, Jian Qiáng Yu of DiHai, China
  • Dr. David Yee of Sacramento

Martin Yee, Vancouver


Singapore Yee Clan Afternoon Trip to Fort Canning Park and the Singapore River
















On May 8th, 25 members of the Singapore Yee Clan took an afternoon Trip to Fort Canning Park and a cruise along the Singapore River.

It was raining at four o'clock that day, but the clan reported at Fort Canning subway Park MRT station on time.

In the drizzle up the mountain, a tour guide for each group of five members, to tell the historical story of the area.

Woo Peng Kwang, Singapore

In Memoriam of Dr. Herbert K. Yee










Sadly Grandpa has passed away after a life well lived on June 26th, 2021. He was 96.

He was past Yee Fung Toy Family Association Headquarters, USA President and Grand Elder.

He was very proud to have been Grand President of the Yee Fung Toy Family Association, and follow in his father's (Dr. Henry Yee) footsteps. He always told me that he was nothing compared to his father, who was the only Grand President elected to two terms.

The Sacramento Bee published an article on July 9th on him, for more details, please click on this link.




Above are some of Grandpa's favorite pictures, Dr. Henry Yee (Wai Duc), Grandpa, Great Grandma (Hum Wee Fong), Grandma (Inez), and my Dad (Randy) in the Governor Pat Brown's office. Grandpa with Governor Reagan at the time.


Never forgetting his roots, he was the first overseas Chinese to build a school in China near his village in Toishan in 1981, and later a cultural center and library in 2007. The above photo is an exterior shot of the Toishan School (from its grand opening celebration taken in 1981) where there is a picture of Ronald Reagan and Grandpa on the 3rd floor.




Among all his accomplishments, Grandpa Herbert took the most pride and joy in his family and instilled in them a great respect for their heritage. Married to his wife for over 70 years, he had four children, nine grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren. Herbert was preceded in death by his brothers Paul Yee and Calvin Yee; sisters Song Lew, May Tam, and Phyllis Yee; and wife Inez Fong; and his sons Robert "Randy" Yee and Douglas Yee. He is survived by his brother Franklin Yee; sister Carolee Lim; and sons Alan (Helen) Yee and H. Wesley (Nancy) Yee; daughters-in-law Elaine Yee and Karun Yee; and his grandchildren, Thomas Yee, David Yee, Candice Yee Chen, Michael Yee, Melissa Yee Littau, Darren Yee, Debra Yee Balagtas, Juliana Yee, and Kevin Yee.

A funeral service was held at East Lawn Memorial Park on July 3, 2021. A celebration of his life will be held in the future. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests charitable donations to the Asian Community Center, Sutter Medical Foundation, California Museum, and the California State Railroad Museum Foundation..

David Yee, Sacramento

NE YFT 2021 Summer Outing






















On July 31 YFT Boston enjoyed our summer outing at AmVets Post 79 in Natick. Over 100 members and their families came to enjoy delicious food, which included hot dogs, hamburgers, pizzas, chicken, pasta salad, watermelon and ice cream. Lots of raffles and games were enjoyed by old and young.

Grand President Kenneth and Elder Peter made generous donations for the game prizes.

Everyone left with full stomachs and numerous prizes. It was a nice reunion and first gathering since COVID.

Paula Yee, Boston

Houston Yee 2021 Scholarship Presentation and Picnic










The 2021 Houston Yee Scholarship picnic was held at the Memorial Park of Sugar Land, Texas on Saturday, August 7th.

It was a sunny morning with a much-needed summer breeze.

There were eight Yee scholarship recipients: names are as follow: Karissa Lew, Kyle Lew, Noah Tien, Kailee Yee, Remy Yu, Sophia Yu, Susan Yu and Grace Yee.

The total Yee turns out were lower than expected, (No thanks to COVID). For ones that attended, they were treated to Rudy’s BBQ. We all had a great time.

Thank GOD for holding off the afternoon storm until we home safe!

Roger Yu, Houston

New England Yee Fung Toy 2021 Scholarship Awards


On Sunday August 15, YFT of NE honored and distributed scholarship checks to our 2021 students. Fourteen deserving students received the undergraduate scholarship and one student received the special Gen Yuen Graduate Degree scholarship, offered to us by the late Gen Yuen Yee’s family.

The day began by having all the students arrive to the Association where they met with executive members of YFT and they were provided with a brief history of YFT. Then everyone went over to Empire Garden where they met the remaining YFT officers and the family members of the students.

A total of 60 people were in attendance for the special evening and the awards were handed out to each student and everyone enjoyed a delicious dinner.

Paula Yee, Boston

Detroit Yee Fung Toy Family Association Summer Picnic and Scholarship Event






















On August 29, 2021 we celebrated our Yee scholars with the first post pandemic Detroit Yee Fung Toy Family Association Summer Picnic and Scholarship Event. The day was bright and sunny and the food and treat were delicious.

In 2020, our annual picnic was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however we were the only YFT-USA chapter to hold a "Virtual" ZOOM Scholarship event that was attended by family members from 9 states and Canada last year.

Although our 2020 event was very successful, we missed the joy and fellowship of our family members. This made our 2021 Picnic and Scholarship Event that more important and special for everyone.

To recognize members that have been vaccinated, we had the first free COVID-19 VACCINATION RAFFLE. The only criteria to be included in this free raffle was to have a valid vaccination card.

We had five (5) Grand prizes of $100 each, five (5) additional grand prizes of $20.00 each, and everyone else was awarded a $5.00 prize.

Photos courtesy of Ron Yee.

Allan Yee, Detroit

Congressional Gold Medal Presented to Chinese American WWII veteran - Lewis W. Yee






Senior Advisor of the Houston Yee Family Association, a native of Houston, was among the four surviving Chinese American veterans of World War II and others were presented with one of the nation's highest civilian honors, a congressional gold medal on Sunday, September 5, 2021.

The event, hosted by the Chinese American Citizens Alliance Southern Regional Congressional Gold Medal Committee, recognizes the veterans who are from nine states including Texas.

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Robert Lee was among those who helped celebrate the occasion.

This recognition comes 76 years after the end of World War II.

"I am really honored to serve my great country," recipient Lewis W. Yee said.

To Uncle Lewis Woo Yee余厚義): We are thankful for your service and for the freedom we enjoy!

Roger Yu, Houston

The next issue of the Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice will be published in mid December, 2021, 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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