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迎接鼠年揮別豬年，祝福大家在新的一年心有所 "鼠", 有 "鼠" 不盡的好運。
光陰似箭，眼看進入新的一年，我地大家一起來個鼠年大展望，雖然有些展望未必能真正夢想成真，但只要有夢，夢想就一定能照進現實。 人生需要有夢，有夢就有希望，希望帶來改變，改變創造人生。今年大家盼望世界全球和平安定！祝中國北京舉行的八月奧運會圓滿 成功！ 祝世界余氏宗親總會加強族眾交流和溝通，延續余氏宗族歷史，佳承余氏家族優良佳統，團結和帶領余氏宗親為構建和諧社會做貢獻 等。
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。 「風采電子季刊」今後的路還很長， 我們要做的工作還很多，希望你們秉承以往的熱情，繼續給予我們支持與鼓勵。相信在大家的齊心協力下， 「風采電子季刊」的明天一定更加輝煌！
副書記：栢寧。副財政：萍相。副核數：耀祥。副福利組： 錫强。 副交際：漢銳。副婦女組：余麥華珍 （錫儒夫人）。副耆英組：瑞芝。 副康樂組：余李翠燕 （瑞芝夫人）。 教育基金組：金星、耀祥、啓康、捷為。青年組： 金星、捷為、冠栢。温哥華余風采堂訊
紐約余風采堂於二零零七年十二月九日選出二零零八年度新屆職員，包括：主席：余鋼深、余景新； 中文書記：余典榮、余富國； 英文書記：余美珍、余宏基； 財政：余乾綱、余棟榮； 核數：余永相、余錦韶； 交際：余炎正、余石麟； 幹事：余儀樂、余敬衛； 庶務：余偉球； 樓業委員會：余廣一、余宏基、余永祥、余富國、余典榮、余乾網，以及余美珍。
據滿地可華僑時報報導，中國大使館僑務參贊兼總領事李桂喜、一等秘書兼領事石偉像往年一樣， 於二零零七年十二月廿八日專程由渥太華到來滿地可市向各華人社團拜個早年， 並請各僑團代表向各界僑胞轉達中國大使館對僑胞們的親切關懷和衷心祝賀。
中國大使館僑務參贊兼總領事李桂喜一如既往地攜備了精美的日曆、日記本等禮物又到滿地可埠進行親民的外交活動， 熱情地向滿地可市僑團拜年， 是日由下午二時許開始分別向古壁省華商餐館會、龍舟會、台山同鄉會及余風采堂等僑團拜訪，並且受到了上述團體的熱烈歡迎， 並以糖果、糕點等熱情招待。
在拜會期間，李參贊除了向僑胞問好、恭祝新年快樂外，還簡單地介紹了祖國發展的大好形勢， 一年來的成就以及明年快將在北京舉行的奧運等。 最後李參贊不忘讚賞本地僑團的活動，取得國民外交的成績，更感謝僑胞對祖國和對他工作的支持，言詞懇切，態度誠坦， 賓主盡歡。
紐英崙余風采堂於二零零七年十二月九日舉行二零零八度新舊職員交接典禮。 典禮上，余氏族人首先敬祖先，行三叩禮。 兩位元老仕昂、金爵和卸任主席積炎主持印信監交。
謹定於二OO八年二月七日 （星期四） 即農曆(戊子鼠年)正月初一日正午十二時在本堂舉行宗親團拜，歡迎參加。
據 星島電子日報 記者劉藝霖三藩市十二月二十三日報導，全美各地余氏宗親積極響應世界余氏宗親總會第三屆懇大會關於 「修葺荻海名賢余忠襄公祠」的建議和倡議， 慷慨解囊捐款支持，余風采總堂和十三個分堂合共捐款一百零九萬港元，彰顯出余族敬祖德、重傳統、 熱心協助祖國及家鄉的赤子之心。
余風采總堂余臻發總長表示，自今年春宴向全美宗親發出捐款修葺祖祠的號召後，得到廣大宗親及各地風采堂的積極響應，到目前為止， 全美已捐出百多萬港元，全部用於開平市余氏名賢忠襄公祠的修葺工程。計總堂捐逾四十六萬、斐匿分堂逾二十六萬、 二埠分堂逾十三萬、羅省分堂逾七萬、波士頓分堂逾三萬、紐約分堂逾二萬、所叻分堂逾一萬、加欖巴士分堂逾一萬、芝加哥分堂逾一萬、 西雅圖分堂逾一萬、積彩分堂逾一萬、企李侖分堂逾七千、市作頓分堂逾二千、曉士頓分堂七百八十元。
余氏名賢忠襄公祠，建於一九零六年，是開平市最著名的古祠堂，也是嶺南最為著名的兩家祠堂之一。 忠襄公祠保留了中國古代建築風格，又博取西洋建築特點，是中西文化交流的文物，二零零二年定為省一級文物保護單位。 百年來，宗祠歷經風雨滄桑，日寇摧殘，文革毀壞，現已定為危樓。
早在二零零四年第二屆世界余氏懇親會上已通過修祠提議；二零零六年第三屆世界余氏懇親會上決定援用當年建祠時的籌款先例， 正式動員宗親捐款。 該祠的重修工程已啟動，預計需時五百多天可完成，屆時，余族之祖祠將更加風采照人。
前排： 顧問國平、國湛、總顧問緒揚、副主席樹雄、主席 汝晃、元老 杰民、總顧問 振權
過去一年中，本堂做了不少的成績其中就以六月份籌得一萬七千七百九十多美元為修葺國內荻海忠襄祠做出貢獻。 在宗親福利方面共向十六位優秀的青少年學生頒發獎助學金；也向六十四位耆老頒發敬老金，更組織宗親昆仲探訪我堂在療養院的孤 單老人。 在各個節令活動中如春宴、端午節、夏季郊遊、中秋節、感恩節、兒童聖誕節.... 通過組織宗親，提供各式各樣活動，進行聯歡聚餐，以達到聯絡感情，和諧以共。
本堂謹定於二月二十三日 （星期六） 假座卡城富麗宮大酒家慶賀新歲，查詢請致電 (403) 263-4434。
下一期的風采電子季刊將在二零零八年六月中出版，報導春節聯歡為主題。歡迎大家投稿。 稿件需在二零零八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:
Reports from Yee Fung Toy Chapters
Welcome to the 14th 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 Associaton
We gratefully acknowledge all the contributors to the current issue, including:
Jim Yee, Vancouver
The Yee Fung Toy Family HQs in San Francisco would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday!
December can get to be a very busy month for us at HQs. December 2nd was our monthly meeting. Then the following Sunday, December 9th was the election of the 2008 officers HQs. Then on December 16th was our annual Christmas Party with over 300 people enjoying the holiday cheers. We had Santa Claus ringing in the Christmas spirits with a HO! HO! HO! Merry Christmas. Children 12 year old and under received a Lai Sei along with our traditions lunch. December 20th will be HQs annual visit to our Yee's at the On Lok Senior Centers and provided them with a Lai Sei along with a gift for the Holiday. December 22nd is the Chinese winter celestial day where we will enjoy a hot bowl of "Yong".
(Left to Right) Vice President Wesley Yee, President Phillip Yee, Grand Elder Damon Yee, with newly elected President Gene Yee and Vice President Zhen Zhao Yu.
President – Gene Yee
January 1st – Installation of new officers 2008 at 3pm followed by dinner.
February 7th – Chinese New Year 4706 – The Year of the Rat – HQs for more info.
March 16th – The Annual Spring Banquet
April – Ching Ming – tba
June – Scholarship for graduating high school seniors with an average GPA of 3.5 – tba
July – Annual Picnic – tba
For more information regarding our events, please call (415) 98-1667 between the hours of 12pm to 4pm 7 days a week.
Larry Yee, San Francisco
Congratulations! newly elected 2008 Officers.Advisors: Lewis Yee, David Chung, Kam Yu
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, Elaine Yu
Scholarships: Vicki Ong, David Chung
Website: Natalie Yu, Stephen Yu
Women Group: Sue Ann Chu Yu, Siu Yee
CCC Delegates: Lewis Yee, Natalie Yu, Frank Yu, Lily Yu
Chinese New Year Banquet & Scholarship Awards
Fellow Yee Family members and friends, please join us
to bring in the Year of the Rat at our annual Spring
When: February 24, 2008 (Sunday) at 6:30 pm.
For more information: please visit our web site, Events
Frank Yu, Houston
Congratulations! newly elected 2008 Officers are as follows:Eastern Grand President: Hin Leung
Western Grand Presidents: Joseph , Alan
Grand Elders: Henry, Gim Dak
Advisors: Kenneth MP, Ngoon Hung, Sik Ying, Raymond, Winston, Kwok Chi, Peter C., Yim.
Presidents: Ho Lee, Jack.
Chinese Secretaries: Chu Choi, Ken.
English Secretaries: Peter, Karin.
Treasurers: Pui Fong, King Sun.
Bookkeeper: Mrs. Winston Yee.
Auditor: Kwok Chi.
Property Manager: Mrs. Kwok Chi Yee.
Recreation Director: Yuen Bing.
Public Relations: Kenneth MP, Winston.
Office Manager: Chu Choi.
Legal Advisors: Kenneth MP, Paul.
Delegate to CCBA: Jack, Ho Lee.
Women's Group Chair: Sarah, Mei Hau.
Women's Group Secretary: So (Lotus)
Upcoming Events for the Year of the Rat.
Scholarship Applications will be accepted from January 13 to February 10, 2008. Click here….
Feb 7 - Celebrating the 1st Day of the Lunar Year of the Rat at Noon.
Feb 17 - The Ancestral Memorial Ceremony will be held at 12 Noon.
February 27 - Ticket on sale from 9 am to 4pm.
March 8 - The Spring Festival and Seniors Appreciation Banquet will be held on Saturday at 6 pm in the Evening at the Empire Garden Restaurant on 690 Washington Street, Boston. The year of 2007 Scholarship will be awarded.
The New York Yee Fong Toy Association held its Inauguration Ceremony for 2008 elected officers on December 30, 2007. Congratulations to President Gong Sum and the 2008 team. This year our hall was quickly filled with flowers and congratulatory well wishes. It was encouraging to see that our Yee family association has been gaining so much support and recognition from the Chinatown community and leadership. We were honored to have CCBA President Eric Ng, Hoy Sun Ning Yung Association President Alex Wong, Lin Sing Association President Justin Yu, Chinese Free Mason’s VP Kin Sang Lee as well as our cousins from the Mah and Tse Associations attending this occasion. Also joining us was 5th Precinct Commander, Deputy Inspector Gin Yee.
We began the celebration at 1p.m. with the traditional opening ceremonies. It was followed by the installation ceremony and photo op. President Gong continued by welcoming all the attendees and thanking everyone for their support. Next, sharing the same vision and sentiment was co-President Kenneth. CCBA President Eric Ng then led the list of congratulatory speakers. Grand Elder Peter then echoed the thought that although some things stay the same, the future is what’s ahead of us. Advisor Andy finalized the speaking portion with a recap of this year’s accomplishments and business at hand. He extended the association’s gratitude to all those who contributed their time and efforts. After a brief photo session, everyone enjoyed the buffet luncheon and opportunity to chat with one another.
As each year goes by, we find that change is slowly happening. Our hope is that our future, with more membership involvement, brings more vision and inspiration. Ultimately, this will lead to new growth for our family association. However, we should not lose sight of the past and overstep those who we respect to accomplish this goal. We are family, and together we will continue to be strong. My hope for 2008 is that our Yee family association will be a more dynamic place to be.
Congratulations! newly elected 2008 Officers are as follows:National Grand President Eastern U.S.:
President: Hin Leung (Cleveland)
National Grand President Western U.S.:
President: Joseph Yu (San Francisco)
Vice President: Alan Yee (Southern California)
Grand Elders: Wai Hing Yu, Peter Yee
Grand Advisor: John B. Yee
Advisors: Hem Fook Yee, Andy Yu
Presidents: Gong Sum Yee, Kenneth Yee
Honorary Advisor: Kwong Y. Yee
Legal Advisor: Ms. Suk Wah Mah
Delegates to CCBA: Gong Sum, Kenneth
Chinese Secretaries: Dian Rong Yu, Foo Quock Yee
English Secretaries: May Yee, Frank Yee
Treasurers: Kin Kong Yee, Dong Rong Yu
Auditors: Sam Yee, Jin Shao Yu
Public Relations: Eugene Yee, Shek Lun Yu
Building Presidents: Frank Yee, Kwong Y. Yee
Honorary General Counsel: Lai Sun Yee
Presidents: Kennie Yee, Kathy Yu
Treasurer: May Yee
Auditor: May Eng
Chinese Secretary: Jin Qing Yu
English Secretaries: Elaine Yee, Sally Chin
Public Relations: Jannie Yee, Maggie Yu
January 6, Sunday - 2pm Annual meeting. Members are invited to attend this important meeting.
February 7, Thursday - Gung Hay Fat Choy! It's the 1st day of Lunar Chinese New Year (4706) - celebrating the Year of the Rat. Members can stop by to get your hong bao/lai see (red envelope/lucky money).
February 10, Sunday 1-3pm - Starting today until sold out, tickets for the New Year/Spring Banquet will be sold on a first come first served basis. Tickets are $20/person with restrictions, so stop by association's hall for more details. Also, a good time to pay this year's membership dues.
February 16, Saturday 10am - Everyone is invited to come down to 81 Bayard Street see a special performance, courtesy of Grand Master Yee Chi Wai (Frank Yee) of the Yee's Hung-Ga International Kung Fu Association. Lion and Dragon dance teams and students from his academy will highlight their achievements.
March 1, Saturday - Association's Chinese New Year/Spring Banquet to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year and to honor senior members. Buffet lunch will follow ancestor ritual at 12:30 pm at association's hall. Banquet celebration will start at 6pm at Jing Fong Restaurant, 20 Elizabeth Street, NY 10013. Members, come join us to welcome our cousins from Mah, Tse and Boston's chapter during our luncheon.
For more photos of the installation of our 2008 Officers and Advisors, please click here.
Frank Yee, New York
Shek Jing Yee was elected the 2008 Seattle Yee Family Association President for 2008. He served as the chapter's Vice-President in 2007. Shum Yee was elected as the Chapter's Vice President.
Congratulations! newly elected 2008 Officers.Senior Advisor West Coast: James Yee
Advisors: Hing Yu, Jim Yee, James Yee, Suey Yee, Fred Yee
President: Shek Jing Yee
Vice President: Shum Yee
Chinese Secretary: Kit Fung Yue, Fred Yee
English Secretary: Chun Pan Yee, Danny Yu
Treasurer: Yao Dong Yu, Fred Yee
In celebrating the Chinese New Year, the 2008 Seattle Yee Fung Toy Annual Dinner will be held at the Renton Seafood Restaurant on February 28 (Thursday) at 6:00 pm. For details, please visit our web page.
Fred Yee, Seattle
As the 2008 Spring Festival, or the Chinese lunar New Year (4706) - the Year of the Rat is drawing near, the Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Vancouver, Mr. Yang Qiang, accompanied by Deputy Consul General Mr. Li Bao Guang, Consul Mr. Chen Ri Biao, Vice-Consuls Mr. Li Yu Liang and Mr. Wang Jian, visited Vancouver Chinatown's Chinese Community and the Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada on Thursday, January 3rd.
Chairman Kan Yu and members of the YFT Society of Canada Board of directors warmly welcomed their arrival.
Consul General Yang Qiang
made his New Year Greetings speech and presented the
Society with a New Year's gift.
For a Chinese version,
please click here.
Martin Yee, Vancouver
Inauguration Ceremony for the 2008 Elected Officers was held at the Association Hall on Sunday - Jan. 6, 2008.
We paid homage to ancestors, followed by a Dim Sum lunch at 12 PM and a General Meeting at 2 PM.
That evening, we had a dinner banquet for the retiring and newly elected officers.Grand Elder: Herbert K. Yee
Grand Advisors: Hsui Young Yee, Gene K. Yee
Advisors: Kwok Ping Yu, John K. Yee, Sherman Yee, Donald Fong
President: Stanley Yee
Vice President: Robert Yee
English Secretary: Eugene Yee
Chinese Secretary: Henry Yee
Treasurer: Sam Yee
Assistant Treasurer: Shui Sum Yu
Auditor: Ock Ting Yee
Building President: Tom Yee
Legal Advisor: Jimmy Yee
Executive Committee Member: Moon Wai Yee
General Affairs Administer: Sui Wah Yu
Chinese New Year & Spring Festival Events
We will welcome in the
Year of the Rat and celebrate the Spring Festival on
this day. A dim sum luncheon will be held at the office.
Our senior citizen members who are 75 and over will
receive lucky red envelopes and have their pictures
taken. In the evening, there will be a dinner banquet at
Rice Bowl Restaurant for all members, families and
When: March 30, 2008 (Sunday) at 6:00 pm.
For more details, see our home page for
ticket purchase information.
Sherman Yee, Sacramento
The inauguration ceremony
of the Vancouver YFT 2008 - 2009 Officers took place at
the Society Hall on Sunday, January 13.
Congratulations! newly elected 2008 Officers.Grand President,Western Region: Joseph Yu, Alan Yee
Grand President,Eastern Region: Hin Leung Yee
Head Quarter Grand Elder: John M. Yee
Advisors: Jerry Q. Hom, Guy Lee, Herbert Kong, Willie Yee, Edward Yue,
President: Rudy Yee
Vice President: David M. Yee
Chinese Secretaries: Kam Tong Yee, Kim H. Yee, Fannie Yee
English Secretaries: Jack Yee, Ched Yu, Mrs. Jon Yee
Treasurers: Doon Yee, Carl Yee, Stephen Yee
Auditors: Chuck Mond Yee, Larry Yee
Speakers: William Yee, Kam Yui Yi
Scholarships Committee: Mary Ann (Mrs. Rudy) Yee, Betty (Mrs. Jack) Yee, Janet (Mrs. Jerry M.) Yee
Women Auxiliary: Mary Ann (Mrs. Rudy) Yee, Susan (Mrs. Jerry) Hom, Jean (Mrs. Willie) Yee, Mrs. Kam Tong, Mrs. Guy Lee, Lynn (Mrs. Herbert) Kong, Gayle (Mrs. Carl) Yee, Mrs. Kam T. Yee, Mary (Mrs. Sing Jr.) Yee, Mrs. Kam Tim Yee, Mrs. Doon Yee, Mrs. Kim H. Yee, Stephanie (Mrs. David M.) Yee.
Legal Counsel: Harvey M. Yee
Phoenix YFT Representatives: Benny Yee, Augie Yu
The Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Chicago, Mr. Huang Ping （黄屏）, Deputy Consul-General Mr. Xie Yunliang （謝雲亮）, Overseas Chinese Affairs Office Chief Consul Mr. Yu Haixia （余海霞）, Vice Consuls Mr. Wu Demin (武德民) and Mr. Fan Xiaodong （樊曉東） visited the Chinese community in Chicago between January 25 and January 28. Wishing them all a happy Chinese New Year of the Rat.
On January 27th, the YFT Family Association of Chicago was visited by the PRC Consul General and his delegates. This visit marked the first time in the history of the YFT Family Association in Chicago by any PRC official.
Consul-General Huang Ping gave a new year greeting speech, gave the Association a red envelope (lucky New Year money) and wish everyone a prosperous New Year.
Often times, the celebration of Chinese New Year last for weeks and is observed with various traditions. It is one of the most festive times of the year and is a chance for families to spend time together. With the 15th day of the first lunar month quickly approaching, our Women’s League decided to mark February 17th with an activity that young, old, men and women can participate in. This activity, traditionally associated with Lantern Festival, is the making of Tong Yuen. These “round balls in soup” are made from glutinous rice and used to symbolize wholeness, completeness and unity. It was refreshing to have another tradition, not normally observed by our Yee family, being conducted.
The day started around 9:30 AM with a few members of the Women’s League group preparing the essentials. We want to give special thanks to Wai Kew （偉球） and his wife to their valuable help in getting things started. Then, the enthusiasm became contagious as more and more came to participate. I was amazed to see how fast the group was making the tong yuen and how much preparation was needed by so many people. It was truly a sight to see as all united to make this a successful and joyous event.
In keeping with tradition, a customary ceremony was conducted followed by a few words from Presidents Gong （鋼深）, Kenneth （景新） and Women’s League President Kennie （錦娉）. Everyone enjoyed a bowl of Tong Yuen along with the roast pork that Elaine （昭美） made. Afterwards, “Nian Gao”, a traditional New Year’s cake was offered to all, courtesy of Chinese Secretary Jin Qing （金清). She spent a great deal of time the day before making these trays of Nian Gao and gathering all the ingredients for the Tong Yuen. It was a tremendous task. We would be remiss not to acknowledge Jin Qing for all her efforts to make this event happen. Finally, we all want to thank Kennie, her women’s group and all those who participated to make this a memorable and successful event.
For more photos, please click here.
Frank Yee, New York
On Tuesday, February 19, 2008, New York Yee Fong Toy Family Association went to Gouverneur （高雲尼） Healthcare Services’ senior center to wish the seniors a happy Chinese New Year. We gathered at our association at 12:00 noon to prepare the small packages for 210 seniors. With the help of our valuable member Yok Ngor （玉娥）, we boarded a mini bus (courtesy of Shung On Mini Bus Company) with boxes of presents and a group of us from the association, which included our two presidents Gong Sum （鋼深） and Kenneth （景新）, our Women’s League President Kennie （錦娉）, John （文正） from our Youth League, and our Women’s League members Yok Ngor, Jin Qing （金清）, May Eng （美娜）, Yok Jan （玉珍）, Sally （秀麗） and Elaine （昭美）. We arrived at Gouverneur at exactly 2:30 p.m. and were immediately greeted by Eugene （炎正） and Jannie （慧貞） Yee. Eugene and Jannie, a married couple, are our Contact Persons at Gouverneur’s nursing home facility. They have many years of working experience at Gouverneur and are very well respected in our Asian communities. They are also board members of our association.
Our first stop was to the Temple on the 13th floor, where the seniors would gather for meditation. Our presidents Gong Sum, Kenneth and Kennie addressed them by wishing them a Happy New Year. Kennie even spoke in both languages, Cantonese and Mandarin. They were well received by the seniors. I was very touched to see the dedication and devotion the staff has for their patients. While some of the patients are alert and of sound mind, some are in dire need. I also felt very blessed to have my health. Yok Ngor was so moved that she donated $200 to Gouverneur’s nursing home facility right on the spot.
With the help of Eugene and Jannie, we were able to wheel the boxes of presents through five floors smoothly with no incidents. We also like to thank John for his help in maneuvering all these boxes to facilitate us to get the job done smoothly. At the end of the day, we all felt a sense of self-satisfaction for doing a good deed. It reminded me of the book “A Life God Rewards” by Bruce Wilkinson. A small group of us decided to stop in a convenient store to get a lottery ticket. No, we didn’t win the lotto that night. Perhaps that is not the kind of reward God intended for us. Like planting seeds, some will grow and some will go unnoticed.
Elaine Yee （昭美）, New York
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.