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風采電子季刊

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Issue 6 www.yeefungtoy.org/newsletter 2006/04/19

目錄

編者話

風采分堂職員交接

風采分堂報導

香港風采中學快訊

下期預告


編者話

告別了二零零五年,希望與歡樂,讓大家一同期待來年社會的更加和平和諧、家庭和睦、天災不降、人禍不生、和經濟繁榮。 踏入了二零零六年,第六期「風采電子季刊」正式與各位余氏宗親們見面。根據農曆計算,中國新年適逢一月尾或二月中旬。 二零零六年農曆春節正值為農曆四七零三至四七零四年。 而西曆計算則為二零零六年一月二十九日(星期日),是歲肖狗。

春節剛過,首先在此向各位余氏宗親們拜個晚年,祝福大家吉祥如意、農曆丙戌年行大運。 新春時節,令人有一股春回大地,萬象更新之感。 感謝余氏宗親們去年一年的照顧,希望新的一年繼續指導。

第六期的「風采電子季刊」以「新年聯歡」和「世界各地余風采堂舉行新一屆職員就職儀式」為主題。 各風采分堂之活動由各余氏宗親會提供。

本刊得以順利完成,實有賴各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柏寧先生、余榮燊先生。
  • 加拿大安省余風采堂的余緣治女士。
  • 美國三藩市余風采總堂的>余健全先生。
  • 美國二埠余風采堂的余李慕蓮女士、余庭穩先生。
  • 美國紐約余風采堂的余應昌先生、余宏基先生。
  • 美國紐英崙余風采堂的余積禮先生。
  • 菲律濱余風采堂的余衛強先生、余健華先生。

本季刊在這裡向他們致謝。我亦在此期望季刊欣欣向榮。

加拿大温哥華余美湛


美國余風采總堂送舊迎新

【星島日報1月3日登出】美國余風采總堂於元月 1 日下午 3 時在該總堂禮堂舉行 2006 年度新職員就職及各科職員交接典禮。駐舊金山台北經文處廖偉平處長、 李鴻祥副處長、黃遠華助理,華僑文教中心梁崇禮主任、郭明才副主任出席典禮並頒發賀狀。 典禮由書記余子剛主持,首先向中美國旗及先祖神像行三鞠躬禮, 在余習文元老的監交下,新任主席余樹勳從滿任主席余煦鴻手中接過鈐印就職。

温哥華余風采堂新職員舉行交接儀式

温哥華余風采堂於二零零六年一月八日下午二時正在該堂禮堂,隆重舉行二零零六年至二零零七年度新舊職員交接典禮。該日宗親濟 濟一堂, 共同祝賀主席余美湛及二位副主席余金星和余耀祥,再繼續領導余氏堂務。

是日,書記余榮燊擔任司儀,在顧問余錫儒、余詠本、余根洙,主席余美湛,二位副主席余金星和余耀祥,及總堂顧問余鳳和, 婦女組主任李余碧瑜的率領下,理事們莊嚴地向忠襄公余靖神位虔誠上香進酒,並以傳統祭祖儀式來表達慎終追遠之心, 再由顧問錫儒主持監誓,新屆主席充滿信心地接過鈐印,舊任財政余健民將財政任務交給新一屆財政余柏寧。

主席余美湛謙遜地致就職詞,他回顧過去两年堂務的成就,和計劃今屆未來發展的方向,舊任婦女組主任余惠芳也致詞, 她鼓勵新一屆主席和理事們團結一致,合力發展會務。

交接儀式完後,大家一齊拍 照留念, 共進布菲餐,亙相勉勵,塲面非常融洽。

新職員名單如下:

顧問 錫儒、詠本、根洙
主席: 美湛 副: 金星、耀祥
理事: 榮燊、ㄠd、碧瑜、柏寧、
瑞芝、錫L、健民、漢銳
侯補理事: 捷為、海清、源進、景威
書記:榮燊 副: 柏寧
財政: 柏寧
副: 錦文
核數: 耀祥 副: 健民
交際: 捷為 副: 冠柏
福利組: ㄠd 副: 錫L
耆英組: 瑞芝 副: 健民
婦女組: 碧瑜 副: 余麥華珍
康樂組: 余李翠燕 副: 余羅秀娟
教育基金組: 耀祥 錦文、金星、ㄠd、捷為
青年組: 漢銳 漢山、金星、耀祥、碧瑜、捷為、冠柏

當選新一屆十一位理事之前,有兩位理事因希望能培養温哥華余風采堂「新力軍」的觀念,他們決定了自行退出理事會,讓兩位侯補 理事加入理事會。 以助這兩位「新力軍」變通思維、擴闊視野及希望這兩位「新力軍」在培養之後,將來會有領導能力和承擔力,繼續為温哥華余風采 堂的余氏宗親們服務。

這兩位理事真正是有「大將之風」,這兩位理事是為温哥華余風采堂宗親們著想的。他們偉大的精神是值得我們余氏族人驕傲的! 而這兩位優秀宗人,正是我們的根洙宗長和錦文宗長!

在會議討論中,温哥華余風采堂主席美湛聘請根洙宗長做温哥華余風采堂顧問,借助他有多年社團體經驗, 多年為余氏積極的貢獻和曾任過温哥華余風采堂主席地位四屆。 錦文宗長也留下來幫忙「新力軍」,希望精心培育下更多年青有為的幹部,為本堂服務宗親。

余柏寧供稿

紐英崙余風采堂二零零六年度新職員名單

美東總長: 耿石、國雄
美西總長: 纘強、振權
元老: 仕昂、金爵
顧問: 文博、元亨、式認、偉昌、共才、定邦、國濟

主席: 超群(正)、積炎(副)
中文書記: 積禮、景新
英文書記: 俊明、建興
財政: 國濟、明茹
理數: 定邦夫人
核數: 厚利
樓業主任: 國濟夫人
康樂: 潤冰
交際: 定邦、文博
幹事: 積禮
法律顧問: 文博、達明
出席中華: 積堯、麗瑛
婦女組主任: 超群夫人、美玲
婦女組書記: 小蘭


温哥華余風采堂聖誕聯歡會

一年一度聖誕佳節快將來臨,温哥華余風采堂的聖誕聯歡會於十二月十一日(星期日)下午在該堂所圓滿結束。 近一百位宗親堂員及校友踴躍來堂所參加,把堂所的氣氛烘托得熱鬧而温暖。

聖誕聯歡會由余金星主持,加拿大余風采總堂主席余根洙發表一段簡短的歡迎詞,跟著温哥華余風采堂主席余美湛歡迎和介紹特別嘉 賓余宏榮法官, 馬氏世表馬威廉宗長和馬敏彬宗長。 美湛主席然後回顧今年精采的活動,介紹温哥華余風采堂新一屆理事,宣佈新一年活動,包括二零零六年一月八日(星期日)的 新一屆(2006-2007 年度)理事交接、 一月廿九日(星期日)的温哥華新春大遊行、二月廿六日(星期日)的春節聯歡暨頒發 2005 年度温哥華余風采堂獎學金,清明祭祖掃墓, 八月十二日至八月十四日在美國洛杉磯舉行第三屆「世界余氏懇親大會」、和八月二十日(星期日)出發的「墨西哥蔚藍海岸豪華郵 輪假期」等。

然後大家一齊享用由福利組的ㄠd叔和錫L叔安排的美味可口和豐富的自助午餐,餐後一齊欣賞風采堂婦女歌詠隊大合唱, 她們的歌聲嘹亮,場面熱鬧,充滿歡樂,所有宗親堂員及校友都渡過了一個歡騰的下午。

余柏寧供稿

温哥華余風采堂慶祝聖誕詩句

慶祝聖誕在月中,
會堂上面掛燈籠,
始祖神台蠟燭紅,
宗親齊到氣氛濃。

會場排滿紅椅子,
人群擠擠坐滿座,
美湛主席致會詞,
熱烈掌聲多又多。

歌詠隊員齊歌頌,
願宗親安康過冬,
人人都有好笑容,
聽得歌聲樂無窮。

聖誕聯歡節目多,
佳餚生果挻豐富,
異國他鄉同歡渡,
為眾出力謝理事。

余|蟠供稿

温哥華余風采堂青年組舉行年終温馨聚餐

踏入二零零五年之尾,温哥華余風采堂青年組於十二月廿七日《星期二》下午六時在本堂所舉行年終温馨的聚餐。 雖然臨時有些青年組學生、家長和理事因有其它節目或宴會而無法到堂所參加,但出席的人數仍有三十四人,包括十四位青年,當晚 聚餐是十分圓滿和成功的。

是日下午六時許,青年組學生余志媛、余志玲偕同家長積焜伉儷、余嘉彤和朋友、余嘉雯和朋友、 余慧欣偕同家長柏寧、余家樂和朋友、舞獅師兄余穎麟和范宇軒、 Karmen、范師母、 Eliza、Kenneth、錫儒顧問伉儷、鳳和顧問、錦文理事、ㄠd理事、錫L理事伉儷、榮燊理事、捷為理事、 健民理事伉儷、金星理事、碧瑜理事、美湛主席伉儷、總堂主席根洙陸續到達堂所,濟濟一堂,場面熱鬧輕鬆。

婦女組碧瑜姑安排豐富和美味的晚餐,其它的甜品和飲品由各家長和理事們捐贈。 青年組的余嘉雯負責安排打電話通知所有的青年組會員和申請獎學金的學生、 金星理事安排這個年終聚餐的日期。謹此多謝他們在這極短的時間來安排這個年終温馨的節目。

美湛主席和總堂主席根洙致詞和鼓勵青年組學生後,温馨的聚餐即刻開始,大家一齊分享碧瑜姑帶來最受歡迎的, 秘方煮的—蜜汁火腿片, 美味和香噴噴的白汁雞皇批,家常菜蔬《西蘭花紅蘿蔔》炒什錦,和野米青豆炒飯。

這晚還有特別創意的甜品,是美湛夫人帶來的瑞士巧克力鍋,用新鮮的密瓜、羅馬甜瓜、迷你紅蘿蔔、麵包條、青瓜條浸入巧克力後 再來食用。 錫L夫人和健民夫人帶來的椪柑,積焜夫人帶來的飲品,范師母帶來的雪糕泡芙,錫儒夫人帶來的巧克力糖,多謝她們帶來給我們分 享。

美湛主席在致詞中提出了一個難題給在場的青年們分解,他想請青年們能否解釋和討論一下「我們為何在這裡?」的原因。 這個問題可能有幾個答案,自古以來,中西哲學大師都在問幾個很根本的問題: “我是誰? 我為何在這裡?我要往那裡去? 有些哲學家認為人生是沒有特定的意義的,每個人生活在世的主要目的就是去尋找他自己的意義所在。 但若每個人的生存意義也有可能不同,那究竟這些人生目的有沒有是非, 對錯,好壞之分?有些哲學家認為人生是有特定的意義的,每個人應該去思想或尋找那些意義。但那些意義是甚麼呢?” 希望在未來的聚會這些青年們能帶些答案來給我們分享。

余柏寧供稿

温哥華余風采堂代表探訪華宮安老院

温哥華余風采堂代表在每年新春時期探訪余姓的休養耆英。蒙華宮安老院康樂主任盧錫璋和余風采堂福利主任ㄠd之安排, 於二零零六年一月十五日(星期日)下午二時四十五分再次展開。余風采堂堂員代表包括根洙、美湛、錫L伉儷、倫湛、自立夫人、 健民伉儷和柏寧等人, 一同前往華宮安老院樓下活動室慰問和派送新春禮物給住院余姓老人家,祝福耆英們健康長壽,新春快樂。

華宮 安老院 位於温市華埠裕仁街九百七十號,落成於一九七八年。

此次探訪華宮安老院,見到老人們的生活安枕無憂、相處融洽,温哥華余風采堂代表們留下一個深刻的印象。

余柏寧供稿

温哥華余風采堂醒獅隊及堂員參加華埠新春遊行迎神犬

農曆丙戌狗年大年初一來臨了,這天是一月廿九日,星期日,數萬民眾一齊聚集温哥華市, 圍觀華埠舉辦一年一度的新春大遊行,當時遊行路線街道上人山人海、萬頭轉動,各族裔民眾在華埠歡聚,感受華人過年的熱鬧氣 氛。

新春大遊行在當日正午時分起步,鼓樂齊鳴,旗海飛揚,爆竹連天響,出發點位於片打西街與泰萊街之千禧門, 遊行經片打東街、歌雅街、奇化街、直至中山公園後草坪之檢閱台結束。 當日三級政府和五大華人社團代表隊領先開步。 今年參加遊行的隊伍眾多, 其中包括退伍軍人及社會熱心人士、消防員銀樂隊、醒獅隊、金龍隊、爆竹隊、武術隊、太極拳愛好者、印度舞與原住民族表演等團 體。

“華埠新春大遊行”已成為温市著名盛大多元文化節慶活動之一,至今已具有卅三年歷史。

温哥華余風采堂青年組醒獅隊的家長們、一早就帶他們的子女來到堂所準備好遊行的一切。 倫湛叔叔買了糕點給大家品嘗,然後我們一起前往千禧門的方向到達大遊行的起步點集合。 今年的醒獅隊再次由范楊宗師父專程從香港回來幫忙領導,僅此致謝他這麼熱心!

温哥華余風采堂參加遊行的堂員包括錫儒伉儷、根洙、美湛伉儷、錦文、瑞芝伉儷、錫L伉儷、健民伉儷、金星、榮燊、ㄠd、漢 銳、捷為、萍相、冠柏、倫湛和柏 寧等。 西雅圖余風采堂的余海量伉儷也有來參加遊行。温哥華余風采堂青年組醒獅隊隨著鑼鼓聲翩翩起舞,遊行路線街道兩旁擠滿各族裔男 女老幼在鞭炮聲中向我們招手、 拍照和鼓掌。

遊行時天氣陰陰冷冷,幸好還沒有下雨,直至遊行結束後,才開始降臨,天公可算做美。 我們醒獅隊在佐治東街進行向商店門前採青,所得利是款項,照往 年一樣,全部交給中華會館收管。 回到堂所稍作休息後,大家一齊共進豐富的自助午餐來慶功宴。

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舍路余風采堂舉行春節聯歡

舍路余風采堂已好幾年沒有舉辦春節聯歡的活動了。 為了慶祝農曆丙戌狗年的來臨,本堂於今年二月九日再次展開春節聯歡活動,這個春節聯歡「再創主意」活動是由本堂主席家樂提出 的, 而舍路余風采堂堂員也很熱心地支持。 農曆新年晚宴的地點是在舍路瑞尼爾谷鄰近的珍寶海鮮酒家。這晚有七十多位舍路余氏宗親、 堂員和舍路馬氏世表出席,場面是十分熱鬧。

晚宴菜單是由珍寶海鮮酒家余文宗長大廚師特向本堂嘉賓精心設計的,菜式包括「喜鵲來朝顕宗德」、 「竹報大生翅」、「五谷丰登香瓣雙蟹」、「連年有餘海上鮮甜酸魚」、 「鴻運金風Y瑞當鴻炸子雞」等。 在晚宴中,舍路余風采堂顧問海量介紹世界余氏宗親的網站的宗旨和鼓勵舍路余風采堂堂員支持,寫作文章和評論, 然後刊登上舍路余風采堂的網站、給大家分享。Veronica何女士是當晚的志願攝影師,在晚餐期間她和我們攝影了許多珍貴的片 刻

這個春節聯歡活動我們人人都是萬分激動,期待明年舍路余風采堂再舉辦春節聯歡。今年春節聯歡活動的「動力」已獲得很好的成績, 確信明年的春節聯歡宴會是愈來愈更加好,宗親們,希望你們繼續踴躍參加,明年春節聯歡再見!

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加拿大余風采總堂慶祝一百零二週年暨春 節聯歡宴會

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加拿大余風采總堂於二月廿六日下午一時在堂所備妥金豬祭祖。 總堂主席、顧問、理事、風采校友及數十名余氏宗親,齊集位于温哥華華埠喬治亞東街二二六號的總堂堂所, 舉行了祭祖慶祝儀式,紀念加拿大余風采總堂成立一百零二週年及緬懷余氏先人登陸温哥華一百四十多年來的事跡,並表示將一如既 往,繼續推動宗親聯誼互助。

遠道嘉賓蒞臨助慶者有美國西雅圖余風采堂主席余家樂、卑詩省省議員李燦明先生、本埠嘉賓有馬氏世表和謝氏世表、典禮儀式由 余柏寧主持。





 


祭祖禮成後跟茯鰫嬤斳孜}始, 首先由余風采堂康樂組唱賀年歌、總堂副主席余金星致歡迎詞、副書記余瑞芝宗長讀祝詞、相繼邀請各嘉賓李燦明先生、余家樂宗 長、馬威廉宗長、謝錫雄宗長先後 致詞。 總堂副主席余錦文宗長致謝詞,代表風采堂多謝各位的光臨。

禮成後余風采堂堂所設有豐富美點饗眾、其中部份充滿家鄉風味美點是由謝氏世表婦女們送來、令大家享盡口福。 在此致謝福利組主任ㄠd叔和義工人員們安排這個活動,特別是要多謝余宏榮夫婦、余榮燊夫婦、余健民夫婦、 和余裕榮宗嫂及俊儀夫婦捐贈的金豬全蹄,給我們大家在下午慶典後和晚宴中分享。

同日下午六時假座華埠富大酒家晚宴、參加者有中華人民共和國駐温哥華領事館田春燕總領事和馮淋領事、卑詩省亞太事務秘書省 議 員李燦明、 温哥華市議員周炯華和黎拔佳、 總堂名譽顧問余宏榮法官、各僑團首長、西雅圖余風采堂主席余家樂、顧問余海量伉儷等及馬氏世表和謝氏世表、風采校友會、 和法律顧問馬禮遜律師連同本埠男女宗親、共有四百七十餘名鄉親朋友喜氣洋洋出席盛會。

宴會秩序由總堂副主席余金星、余志玲小姐和余志媛小姐分別用中英文主持。 節目包括余風采堂康樂組唱堂歌、青年組表演醒獅呈祥迎新年、總堂主席余根洙宣佈宴會旨趣、總堂主席余根洙在宣佈宴會旨趣中表 示, 余氏先祖可以追溯到大禹第二子和第三子,現在南方余氏先祖則是北宋宰相余忠襄。但余風采總堂是不分地域的宗親會,只要是余姓 鄉親都可以加入。

接著主持們介紹當晚的嘉賓、相繼有總領事及特別嘉賓們致詞。然後,總堂第三十五屆理事一齊在台上拍照留念。拍照後、 大家一齊敬酒祝賀新年、狗年行好運、身體健康、心想事成。總堂副主席余美湛致答謝詞。

娛樂節目由交際組主任余耀祥主持、有穿著中式傳統紅襖的風采校友表演精采的歌和舞、余風采堂康樂組和婦女組歌詠隊大合唱、 還有温哥華市議員黎拔佳、余宏榮法官、風采校友會李福基先生、西雅圖程啟平先生等嘉賓高唱卡拉OK、給我們欣賞。

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余風采總堂延續其重視教育、今年余耀祥理事再次主持頒發二零零五年度温哥華余風采堂獎學金給成績優良的余氏子女,共有十七 位同學得獎。

這晚大家共度了一個愉快的春節聯歡宴會,余氏宗親們,明年再見!

余柏寧供稿

悼余湘泉兄 - 名人倩影相仍在

【星島日報二零零五年十一月二日(星期三)登出】

霏霏細雨下過不停,我獨自來到一個人也不相識的余風釆堂,那種尷尬與不安我是感受到了,正悔恨自己不應履行諾言答應銳坤兄嫂 參予余風采堂的例會。 就在這時,一位個子適中,坐在我旁邊的男士操著英語向我答訕,他自稱是余湘泉,出生於中國廣東省台山縣,1951 年來加讀書定居,職業是一位藝術攝影師。 後我從旁人的描述知道來自渥太華的世界著名(當年休吉爾及英女皇的照片也是他的傑作)攝影師 Yousuf Karsh 是湘泉哥的相識,他的照片都多交湘泉哥為他沖晒。 世界名人、社會名流及著名藝人等黑白的單人獨照或作宣傳的照片都出自他們的手。 湘泉哥語言幽默風趣,相交更深後,知道他為人謙恭狄直、對人和善熱誠、明道理、辯是非、心地善良、有責任感、人人不能解決的 事,若被他知道了, 他一定以助人為快樂之本的精神加以解決; 至於金錢施予則毫不吝嗇,故遠溯 1971 年當余風釆堂成立時購買現址物業,他熱心支持,是該會創始人之一,更是當時的第一任財政。 湘泉哥是我在該會內認識的第一人。

湘泉哥家庭幸福,除殷勤照顧太太和兩兒一女外;更孝心有加,把父母分別從美國和香港接來奉養,他對父母体貼, 照顧得無微不至,他對工作認真、性格和善、對人容讓、默默耕耘是他的特點。

在余風釆堂中,人人都十分友善。我最得益的是使我學習到了怎樣認識每個人的專長與個性,湘泉哥是我欽佩的一位,因為他從不自誇, 是一位謙謙君子,很多待人處世之道我有向他學習的必要,可惜時不我與,剛從電話中知道湘泉哥已於九月二十九日清晨安息主懷, 得年六十九歲,使我惋惜不已。

雖然我認識湘泉哥只有短短兩年,但他待人接物的坦誠,使我有一種像是認識他很久的感覺。湘泉哥,我們懷念您。

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武溪中學建校二十週年暨獎教獎學及風采月陘K十週 年紀念活動

第一天 : 2005 年 12 月 15 日(星期四) :

早上8 時 30 分在尖沙將咀中港城碼頭,乘船至公益上岸。到台城新湖濱酒店午飯,飯後安排至台城入住新湖濱酒店,下午自由入活動。晚上6時 在新湖濱酒店晚飯。

第二天 2005 年 12 月 16 日(星期五) :

早上8時早餐後,九時正到達武溪中學,參加慶典。自助餐後參觀學校表演文娛活動,及召開校董會。約六時返回台城晚飯,招待市府官員。

第三天 2005 年 12 月 17 日(星期六) :

早餐後,安排台山一天遊,晚上住宿喜運來温泉酒店。

第四天 2005 年 12 月 18 日(星期日) :

早餐後,乘旅遊車到珠海,中午於橫琴島午膳,膳後遊玩圓明新園,晚五時三十分乘船回尖沙咀中港城碼頭。

香港余氏余親會


武溪中學建校二十週年講詞

尊敬的台山市各級領導、三八鎮政府領導、風釆月高嬰P人、各位學校師生、各位嘉賓:

你們好!今日是余族族校武溪中學20週年慶典,又是慶祝族刊風釆月80週年的雙重喜日,請允許我代表余氏宗親會向各位問好, 為國家普及九年義務教育,作育英才而忘我辛勤工作的族校教職員工,以及向勤懇耕耘的風釆月隻P仁,取得輝煌成就,致以熱誠的 祝賀。

二十年前,由余氏宗彥余樹泉、余兆麒、余錦、余愷慶、余璞慶等前輩倡導,廣泛發動海內外余氏族人、余氏余親會、余風采五堂 會,通力合作; 在台山市政府、教育局及三八鎮政府領導及支持下,創建了余氏族校武溪中學。

二十年來,海內外余氏族人,余氏社團都為辦好武溪中學各盡其力,並時刻關注著武溪中學的成績。 對族校的感情,就像按著武溪中學的脈搏一樣,同時跳動,為武溪中學取得一項成績而高興。尤其在成為江門市一級學校的今天,我 更為興奮! 我希望武溪中學全體師生員工,增強自信心,以勝不驕,敗不餒的精神,虛心向先進者學習,創造更好成績。以目前大勢而言,在辦 學理念方面, 本著有教無類的宗旨,以開放的態度,大無畏的精神迎接挑戰。 在普及九年教育工作中作大的承擔,作出更大貢獻。高度集中有限的人力、物力及財力資源,主力放在辦好初中教育上。 這是一個正確的,切合實際的辦學方向。老師們、同學們,更高的事業高峰,努力去攀登吧! 要不負族人對你們的期望! 武溪的未來是光明的,是成功的,而風采月偃o株藝苑奇芭,將更加絢麗。我們的族校武溪加油!我們的族鬼楫鬗錹陞[油!

最後,祝各位身體健康,事業進步,家庭幸福愉快!多謝各位。

理事長 : 余渠

2005.12.16 在武溪中學


下期預告

下一期的風采電子季刊將在二零零六年六月中出版,報導春節聯歡為主題。 歡迎大家投稿。 稿件需在二零零六年五月十五日前經電郵 (editor @ yeefungtoy.org) 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。


In this Issue:

Message from the Editor

New Officers Announcements and Inaugurations

Reports from Yee Fung Toy Chapters

What is in the Next Issue?


Message from the Editor

Happy New Year of the Dog! May it bring you and your family peace, happiness, and prosperity!

Welcome to the sixth issue of the Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice, an electronic newsletter for the World Yee community. In this issue we are featuring stories and images of yearly renewal from associations of the Yee Fung Toy around the world, including celebrations of the New Year and installations of new Associaiton Officers.

We gratefully acknowledge all the contributors to the current issue, including:

  • Ah Wei Kane and Kenneth Yu of Philippines
  • Andy Yu and Frank Yee of New York
  • Eugenia Khouw of Ontario, Canada
  • Frank Yu of Houston
  • Fred Yee of Seattle
  • Larry Yee of San Francisco
  • Martin Yee and Wing Yee of Vancouver
  • Melinda Yee of Sacramento
  • Peter Yee and Winston Yee of New England
  • Thomas Lo of Hong Kong
Jim Yee, Vancouver

Vancouver announces new Officers at Christmas

The YFT Hall in Vancouver was filled to capacity with over 100 members and their family and friends at noon on December 11. Chairman Jim Yee of Vancouver and Chairman Kan Yu of Canada preceded the Christmas lunch with welcoming remarks.

Jim also reported on activities in the Vancouver chapter since the Mid-autumn Festival celebration. As the current Board will end its 2-year term at year-end, 17 candidates ran for election for the 11 Director positions. Members returned 172 ballots out of the 240 we sent out. This unexpectedly high return indicated great involvement and interest of our members in their chapter. Jim thanked members for their support. New officers and Committee members were elected last Sunday on December 4. The new Board will be inaugurated on January 8, 2006. Jim expressed excitement about the new slate on the Board and Committee. They make up a group of both highly experienced members as well as 3 or 4 new ones. This mix of both old hands and new blood could lead to a very productive 2006-2007 term of office. Jim especially wanted to thank two Directors, Mr. Kan Yu and Mr. Gary Yee, who withdrew after being elected, in order to make room for worthy new candidates who would not otherwise be able to make the cut.

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Jim then introduced the new slate, starting with the Advisors. The “old” Advisors Dick Yee and Wayne Yee are joined by a brand new one just “promoted” last Sunday by the Board, Mr. Kan Yu who is currently Chairman of the YFT of Canada. He had served as the Chairman of the YFT of Vancouver for 4 consecutive terms starting in the mid 1980’s, and active in the Vancouver chapter since his arrival in Canada in the 1970’s. We know he will continue to provide the Board with wise counsel as an Advisor. For a full list of the new Board and Committee members, visit the Vancouver Officers web page.

Jim invited members to participate in the following upcoming activities:

  • Youth year-end party
  • Chinatown New Year’s parade at noon January 29
  • Spring Banquet February 26
  • Ching Ming in April
  • AGM in April
  • World Yee Family Convention August 12
  • Cruise to Mexico August 20

Jim thanked Steven Yee and his Committee for arranging the buffet lunch. We then helped ourselves to dishes of hot delicious food. As we stopped eating, the Women’s Committee entertained us by singing the YFT Song as well as a selection of Christmas carols.

Jim Yee


Relocation of the Seattle Fung Toy Family Association Office

For many years, the office of the Seattle Yee Fung Toy Family Association was located at the East Kong Yick Building in Seattle Chinatown on South King Street. The East Kong Yick Building was purchased a couple of years ago by the Asian Wing Luke Museum for the purpose of restoring into a new, expanded facility for the nationally known museum. As a result, a number of family associations, including the Yees, which co-located at the East Kong Yick Building, have to make plans to relocate their offices. The Museum has been working with the affected family associations to plan for the option to house their offices within the new museum space. The process of negotiations on the terms and conditions of this option has begun and several meetings have been held to discuss all the issues involved. We have expressed interest in this option of locating our office at the new museum space if the terms and conditions would meet the requirements and needs of our association. The negotiation process will take months and the new museum space will not be ready for a couple of years. Meanwhile, in addition to the museum option, the association is also considering other options for the long-term location of our office. In the interim, the association office together with the ancestral altar has been temporarily moved to the home of an association member. The association expresses great gratitude for such generosity and support. We will keep you all updated on the relocation process and we are hopeful that a very satisfying resolution will present itself as the relocation process progresses.

Fred Yee


Vancouver visits Yee residents at the Villa Cathay Care Home

Every year Vancouver Yee Fung Toy representatives visit the Villa Cathy Care Home to meet residents whose family name is Yee. This year YFT Welfare Director Steven Yee and Villa Cathy Activity Supervisor Johnson Lo arranged a visiting hour for us on Sunday, January 15 at 2:45 pm.

Villa Cathay, located at 970 Union Street in Vancouver, opened in March of 1978. Being close to Chinatown, it caters to Chinese seniors and many Yee Family members have resided there.

Vancouver YFT members (pictured standing from the left) Lun Zhan, Kin Man, Steven, Jim, Kan, Mrs. Ji Lup Yee, Mrs. Kin Man Yee, Mr. and Mrs. George Yee, and Martin were greeted by the 8 senior Yee residents gathered at the Activity Room next to the Dining Hall. We gave them presents and wished them all the best of health, longevity and happiness in the New Year.

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They were glad to see us and expressed their appreciation. Despite their years and very likely lives of physical hardship, most of them still carry the positive attitude typical of their generation. Their smiles made an unforgettable impression on us as they returned to their rooms.

Martin Yee


Vancouver joins the Chinese New Year Parade

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

It’s that time of year again! A season of joy and hope, a celebration of tradition and diversity. A parade for the Lunar New Year of the Dog was held in Vancouver Chinatown on Sunday, January 29, 2006. On the Chinese calendar, this day marked the beginning of Year 4704 -- and the dog is one of 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. The Lunar New Year is also known as the ‘Spring Festival’. It celebrates the new season and new beginnings.

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                  Parade marchers

Thousands of people crowded the sidewalks and filled up storefronts to watch as a colorful, noisy Chinese New Year parade took over Chinatown's streets on Sunday. The streets were full of smiles amid the exploding sounds of firecrackers, in a sea of golds and reds, lion dancers and traditional Chinese dancers make their way from the Millennium Gate, through West Pender Street, East Pender Street, Gore Avenue, and Keefer streets.

The dragon, unicorn and lion dance teams, accompanied by marching bands, paraded through Chinatown. Various community organizations and culture groups participated in this year’s event. Our Vancouver Yee Fung Toy Lion Dance Team and members of the Yee Fung Toy Society participated in this year’s celebration; the luck of the draw put us in 39th position out of 48 groups who participated this year.

As usual, the parents of our Lion Dancing Team brought their children to our Society Hall hours before the parade, preparing for this year’s big event. Uncle Lun Zhan brought fresh pastries for everyone to start the day. Sifu Fan made a special trip from Hong Kong to guide our Lion Dance Team. We thank him for his caring, dedication and commitment to the success of our Lion Dance Team. Our Lion Dance Team danced in sync to the sound of cymbals and drums.

"The dog means good luck, good fortune."

While the lucky dogs who traveled to Vancouver's Chinatown for the Chinese New Year's Day parade had the good fortune of dry weather, it was a dog's breakfast of rain and wind after the parade as the weather gods stopped smiling.

After the parade, our Lion Dance Team danced in front of the Chinatown stores in Georgia Street to bring them good fortune, despite the pouring rain. Then we all had a delicious lunch at the Society Hall.

Best Wishes to all for a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous Chinese New Year!

Martin Yee


2006 Seattle Yee Fung Toy Family Association Spring Dinner

For the first time in many years, the Seattle Chapter of the Yee Fung Toy Association held a spring dinner to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The 2006 dinner was held on February 9 at the Jumbo Chinese Seafood Restaurant in Seattle’s Rainier Valley neighborhood. Uncle Hing Yu, President of the Chapter initiated the dinner idea which was enthusiastically supported by the chapter members. Over 70 chapter members attended the dinner including members of the local Ma Family Association.

The dinner was excellently prepared by Chef Jack Yee with menu items including shark fin soup, deep fried double crabs, sweet and sour whole fish, roasted squaws, Mandarin style fried chicken and other delicious dishes. During the dinner, chapter Advisor Fred Yee introduced the World Yee Fung Toy Website project and encouraged members to submit articles and comments to be posted to the Seattle Chapter website. Ms Veronica Ho volunteered to be the photographer of the evening and recorded many precious moments during the dinner, organized in this photo album.

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We all are very excited and look forward to the celebration dinner for 2007. No doubt, with the momentum created with this year’s dinner, next year’s celebration will be even better.

Fred Yee


San Francisco YFT Family Association U.S. HQ 2006 Officers

The election for officers was held on Sunday, December 11, 2005 at the family association 4th floor. The newly elected board of directors for 2006 are as follows:

President: Phillip W. Yee
Vice President: Wesley Yee
Chinese Secretary: Zi Gang Yu
Vice Chinese Secretary: Jia Sheng Yu
English Secretary: Gene Yee
Vice English Secretary: Kim Yee
Treasurers: Shi Ru Yu and Hung Chun Yu
Auditors: Eddie Yee and Chung Yen Yee
Welfare Committee Chair: Yuhuan Yu
Public Relations Representatives: Robert Yee and Zhen Zhao Yu  Office Manager: Liqun Yu

We would like to thank Zhen Zhao Yu as the outgoing Office Manager for the past 4 years+ of dedication and commitment at Headquarters and to the Chapters throughout the world!

CONGRATULATIONS!


Seattle YFT 2006 Officers

Seattle YFT President Hing Yu

President:
Hing Yu

Vice President: Shek Jing Yee

Chinese Secretaries: Kit Fung Yue, Fred Yee

English Secretaries: Chun Pan Yee, Raymond Wah

Treasurers: Suey Yee, Kwok Keung Yee

Auditors: Ru Zhang, Wai Man, Bing Jun

Senior Advisor West Coast: James Yee

Advisors: Jim Yee, Fred Yee, Suey Yee

Honorary Advisor: Hing Yu



New England YFT 2006 Officers

Eastern Grand President: Peter, Kwok H.
Western Grand Presidents: Art, Gene K.
Grand Elders: Henry, Gim Dak
Advisors: Kenneth MP, Ngoon Hung, Sik Ying, Hoy, Raymond, Winston, Kwok Chi.

Presidents: Peter C., Yim
Chinese Secretaries: Chu Choi, King Sun
English Secretaries: Tony, Ken
Treasurers: Kwok Chi, Melinda
Auditor: Ho Lee
Bookkeeper: Mrs. Winston Yee
Recreation Director: Yuen Bing
Property Manager: Mrs. Kwok Chi Yee
Public Relations: Winston, Kenneth MP
Office Manager: Chu Choi
Legal Advisors: Kenneth MP, Paul
Delegate to CCBA: Jack, Rosemary
Women's Group Chair: Mrs. Peter C. Yee, Linda
Women's Group Secretary: Sara


New York YFT 2006 Officers

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December 11th, 2005 (Sunday - 1pm);  welcoming our new 2006 officers. We had a ceremony for the installation of the new officers and a short luncheon. Best wishes to all as we end another term. More pictures on our Inaugural Day for 2006 Officers page.

Inaugural Day
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National Grand President


Eastern US: President: Peter Yee (New York)
                  Vice President: Kwok H. Yee (Detroit)

Grand Elder: Wai Hing Yu

Grand Advisor: John B. Yee

Advisors: Hem Fook Yee, Ming Lai Yee, Andy Yu, Shu Chan Yu

President: Kenneth Yee

Vice President: Gong Sum Yee

Chinese Secretaries: Dian Rong Yu, Foo Quock Yee

English Secretaries: May Yee, Frank Yee

Treasurers: Shu Chan Yu, Man To Yu

Auditors: Kin Kong Yee, Shek Lun Yu

Building Managers: Kwong Y. Yee, Winton Yee



Houston YFT 2006 Officers

Chairman: Frank Yu, Alan Yu
Secretary(Chinese): Pauline Yee, Art Yee
Secretary (English): Frank Yu, Alan Yu
Treasurer: Winnie Yu, Lily Yu
Auditor: Paul Yee, Vicki Ong
Youth: Roger Yu, William Yu
Scholarships: Vicki Ong, David Chung
Website: Stephen Yu, Sue Ann Chu Yu
Women Group: Sue Ann Chu Yu, Siu Yee, Bik Ngon Yee
CCC Delegates: Lewis Yee, Alan Yu, Frank Yu, Lily Yu

Sacramento YFT 2006 Officers

2006: Officer Inauguration

January 8, 2006:
Inauguration Ceremony for 2006 Elected Officers was held at the Association Hall. We paid homage to ancestors with a Dim Sum lunch and had a General Meeting afterwards. That evening, we also had a dinner banquet for the retiring and newly elected officers.

President: Donald Fong
Vice President & English Secretary: Art Yee
Grand Elder, Head Association: Herbert K. Yee
VP Grand President Western Section: Gene K. Yee
Grand Advisor: Hsui Young Yee
Advisor: Kwok Ping Yu
Advisor: John K. Yee
Advisor: Sherman Yee
Treasurer: Shui Sum Yu
Assistant Treasurer: Robert Yee
Chinese Secretary: Run Hong Yu
Auditor: Hoi Sun

New York Spring Banquet

The New York Yee Fong Toy Association welcomed 2006, year of the Dog, during its Lunar New Year/Spring Festival celebrations on February 25. One characteristic of a Dog year is the birth of leadership. For our association, the year began with the birth of new leadership under President Kenneth and Vice President Gong Sum. Although the year brings new beginnings, traditions are just as important. As traditions have it, our cousins from Boston along with our cousins from Ma and Tse associations join us for ceremonies honoring our ancestors. This year the Boston group arrived early giving everyone some time to settle in and talk. We even had Lai Sun Yee and her parents coming to New York to attend. Grand Eastern President Peter Yee, President Kenneth and VP Gong Sum led the ritual with YFT advisors, Board members, members and guests participating. After the congratulatory speeches, we had a buffet luncheon. We all had an enjoyable time talking about the upcoming convention and reminiscing about the past.

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This year the evening gala had over 900 attendees. Kennie did a great job as emcee for the night. Our President Kenneth kicked off the celebrations by welcoming everyone and giving us an update to the World Yee and U.S. National Convention in August. Our Grand Eastern President Peter Yee, President of Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association Yuk K. Chan, Advisor Shu Chan, Advisor Andy and our VP Gong Sum delivered the congratulatory speeches. With honorable mentions, few special events made this evening more memorable. Ms. Sandra Ong, a representative for New York State Assemblyman Jimmy K. Meng, honored us by presenting our association with a Citation for excellence. Mr. Dixon Yuan, a representative for New York City Councilman John C. Liu, presented us with a Proclamation in recognition of our association’s achievements. Director Ha Lup Yuen from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York also presented us with a proclamation for friendship and good wishes.

Lai Sun Yee

Our special guest Lai Sun was gracious enough to travel from Albany to speak at our banquet. Lai Sun, who recently inducted as president of the Asian American Bar Association of New York, spoke about the organization and their vision. Their present project is to organize a group of attorneys to do health care proxies for senior citizens on a pro bono basis. Lai Sun’s professionalism with compassion makes her unique as President of AABANY and as the General Counsel for the NYSEMO.

Youth league
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John W. Yee spoke briefly on the Youth League recruitment drive. He outlined plans for this year’s proposed events. Andy spoke in Chinese about the mission of the Youth League. With the message in both languages, the hope is that more people will join the league.

The DJ did a great job with the music entertainment. This year the Karaoke singers topped all previous years. Our American Legion guests surprised us by volunteering to sing “God Bless America”. What a voice the group had! Finally, you just had to be there when Adjutant Fang A. Wong sang one of his favorite tunes (襌院鐘聲). It lighted up the entire evening. Thank you all for making this year joyous event and hope to see everyone next year.

Frank Yee

What is in the Next Issue?

The next issue of the Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice will be published in mid June, featuring reports of Ching Ming and Spring celebrations at Yee Fung Toy associations around the world. Please submit your articles to the Editor via email (editor @ yeefungtoy.org) or postal mail (The Editor, 226 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6A 1Z7) by May 15.