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風采電子季刊

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Issue 14 www.yeefungtoy.org/newsletter 2008/03/15

目錄

編者話

修葺荻海名賢余忠襄公祠

風采總分堂報導

風采月刊

冬季號(第86期)

Autumn Fung Toy Monthly   2007 Winter Issue Contents

都會新聞

風采校園生活


香港風采中學快訊

下期預告


編者話

親愛的宗親、讀者、您們好!

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。

送走了二零零七年,二零零八年開始於冬陽的溫暖中。新的一年有全新的希望,祝福大家新春快樂、年年有餘、如意吉祥、 福壽康寧、笑口常開、學業進步、身體健康、家庭幸福!

根據農曆計算,中國新年適逢一月尾或二月中旬。二零零八年農曆春節正值為農曆四七零五至四七零六年。 而西曆計算則為二零零八年二月七日(星期四),是歲肖鼠。

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!

第十四期的「風采電子季刊」以「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。
  • 加拿大點問頓余風采堂的余英華先生。
  • 美國三藩市余風采總堂的余健全先生。
  • 美國斐匿余風采堂的余文澤先生。
  • 美國二埠余風采堂的余李慕蓮女士、余庭穩先生、余汝韶先生。
  • 美國紐約余風采堂的余昭美女士、余宏基先生。
  • 美國舍路余風采堂的余海量先生。
  • 美國積彩余風采堂的余次屏先生。
  • 美國紐英崙余風采堂的余厚利先生、余超群先生、余定邦先生。
  • 美國休斯敦余風采堂的余頌輝先生。

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


點城余風采堂暨風采體育會迎聖誕聚會

堂所外天寒地凍,堂所內情馨心暖,風采堂人聲鼎沸,迎聖誕樂敘天倫。

點問頓余風釆堂於二零零七年十二月九日在堂所舉行慶祝聖誕聚會,雖然白雪遍地,寒風凜冽,但余族宗親、 風采體育會會員、馬氏謝氏世表好友近一百二十多人,冒著嚴寒前來聚會、濟濟一堂。

不少老嬸姆攜來自己特有鄉下特色的糕點,讓人見物思鄉懷舊。

是日中午十二時自助餐開始前,理事長余林晃致歡迎詞,感謝各位對堂會的支持和鼓勵,並致以節日的良好祝愿。

堂所內喜氣洋洋,十幾樣點心菜淆,芳香四溢,有型有款,任君選食,自助自食,互敬互讓,那邊廂細敘長談,笑語此伏彼起, 氣氛樂也融融。

娛樂亦盡興。聚會延續至下午四點鐘,各人盡興而歸。

點問頓余英華供稿

温哥華余風采堂復選 新屆主席理事職員揭曉

温哥華余風采堂依章選舉二零零八至二零零九年度新屆理事,經過各堂員熱烈投票,已順利完成。感謝大家積極的參與和協助。

在十一月十八日理事職員月會會議後,理事會人員就開始進行開票、檢票及計票工作。在顧問錫儒及書記榮燊等人監票下; 錦文和啓康擔任唱票;金星、漢銳及栢寧負責記票。

以下是被提名之廿二位侯選人名單:

美湛、金星、錦文、榮燊、耀祥、啓康、栢寧、捷為、健民、碧瑜、瑞芝夫人、錫強、源進、景威、 海清、漢銳、萍相、添發、冠栢、燦堅、漢山及惠卿。

選舉結果:依得票數之高低排列,前十一名理事名單如下:
金星、美湛、榮燊、耀祥、栢寧、錦文、啓康、漢銳、碧瑜、錫强及瑞芝夫人。

侯補理事:捷為、惠卿、萍相及健民。

理事會於十二月九日下午二時在堂所會議後,進行複選二零零八至二零零九年度新任職員各職位。

複選結果,美湛獲一致推選連任温哥華余風采堂主席,相信在其領導下,加上其他各位理事的精誠合作,鼎力支持, 共同發揮各人專長,一定可使本堂會務蒸蒸日上,更上一層樓,光輝燦爛,可為預期也。

金星獲一致推選連任副主席、啓康當選為新任副主席。啓康在温哥華余風采堂曾任福利組主任、教育基金組等職多年, 經驗豐富,作事認真,熱心堂務,深得堂員的愛戴,是一位最理想的副手。

二零零八至二零零九年度新屆理事:

顧問: 錫儒、詠本、根洙。

主席: 美湛
副主席: 金星、啓康

書記: 榮燊
財政主任: 栢寧
核數主任:
漢銳
福利組主任:
啓康
婦女組主任:
碧瑜
青年組主任:
漢銳
交際主任: 冠栢
耆英組主任: 余李翠燕
康樂組主任: 余馬麗芬
教育基金組主任: 錦文

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

紐約余風采堂改選 將辦交接禮

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。

該堂訂十二月三十日舉行新舊職員交接暨新職員就職典禮。

紐約余風采堂訊

中國大使館官員拜訪滿地可余風采堂

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。


紐英崙余風采堂舉行二零零八度新舊職員交接典禮

新副主席余積堯、新主席余厚利、前主席余積炎和元老余仕昂等合影。

新副主席余積堯、新主席余厚利、前主席余積炎和元老余仕昂等合影

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。

禮成後即召開簡短的族務會議,討論農曆新年的各項活動。

紐英崙余風采堂二零零八度職員:

美東總長:顯良。
美西總長:臻發、以信。
元老:仕昂、金爵。
顧問: 文博、元亨、式認、共才、定邦、國濟、超群、積炎。

主席:厚利,副主席:積堯。
中文書記:積禮、健興。
英文書記:超群、秀琴。
財政:佩芳、景新。
理數:定邦夫人。
核數:國濟。
樓業主任:國濟夫人。
康樂:潤冰。
交際:文博、定邦。
幹事:積禮。
法律顧問:文博、達明。
出席中華:積堯、厚利。
婦女組主任:小蘭、美后。
婦女組書記:芷筠。

紐英崙余風采堂團拜祭祖春宴 通告

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。

謹定於二月十七日 (星期日)即農曆正月十一日正午十二時在本堂舉行祭祀儀式,虔拜祖先,禱祝康泰。.

謹定於三月八日(星期六)即農曆二月初一日下午六時假座帝苑大酒樓舉行春節聯歡暨敬老宴會, 及頒發二OO七年度獎學金,屆時有幸運抽獎及音樂歌唱助興。敬希各位男女宗親踴躍參加,以聯絡宗誼,共慶新春。


紐英崙余風采堂訊

舍路余風采堂新主席僑領余碩正榮膺

舍路余風采堂選出二零零八年新職員如下:

美西總顧問:樹湛。
顧問:家樂、仕景、樹湛、士晃、 海量。

正主席:碩正。
副主席:汝深。
中文書記:傑鋒、海量。
西文書記:仲鵬、永昌。
財政:耀東、海量。
代表:適儀、家樂、高俊。
核數:汝璋、衛民、利民。
議長:永鏇、國定。
庶務:盛昌。

婦女部: 樹湛夫人、緒宏夫人、士晃夫人、海量夫人、汝深夫人、余翠薇姑。

舍路余風采堂訊

賀!休斯敦余風采堂二零零八年度新屆職員就職

休斯敦余風采堂近日選出二零零八年度新一屆各科職員。

顧問:余厚義、余漢池、余錦彥。

主席:余頌輝、余世雄。
中文秘書:余朱佩玲、余達賢。
英文秘書:余頌輝、余世雄。
財政:余美芳、余莉莉。
核數:余修敏、余秀娟。
青年組:余世傑、余素英。
獎學組:余秀娟、余漢池。
網站:余浩杰、余金漢。
婦女組:余朱愛花、余笑娟。
中華代表:余厚義、余浩杰、余頌輝、 余莉莉。

休斯敦余風采堂訊

修葺祖祠 全美各地余氏宗親捐款百萬

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。

此外,美國余風采總堂近日相繼舉辦了慈幼敬老聖誕聯歡會,向到會的二百零九名宗親的九十四名子弟派送禮物,又組織慰問長者。 昨天適逢冬至,又特別訂製一批應節湯圓讓宗親們享用賀佳節。


紐約余風采堂新屆職員就職

紐約余風采堂於二零零七年十二月三十日下午舉行二零零八年度新職員就職典禮,鋼深、景新連任主席。

President Gong greeting attendees

Group picture

中華公所主席伍銳賢、聯成公所主席于金山、寧陽會館主席黃英漢、五分局局長余振源等致詞祝賀。

二零零八年度職員如下:

元老:維慶、耿石。
美東總長:顯良。
美西總長:臻發、以信。
總顧問:保忠。
主席:鋼深、景新。
顧問:珷樂、應昌。
名譽顧問:廣一。
出席中華:鋼深、景新。
法律顧問:馬淑華。
名譽法律顧問:麗珊。

中文書記:典榮、富國。
英文書記:美珍、宏基。
財政:乾綱、棟榮。
核數:永相、錦韶。
交際:炎正、石麟。
幹事:儀樂、敬衛。
庶務:偉球。

樓業
監督:維慶、耿石、保忠、珷樂、 應昌。
主任:宏基、廣一。
書記:典榮。
財政:乾綱。
核數:富國。
委員:永祥、美珍、景新、鋼深。

余武溪別墅
墅長:
福銳、永相。
中文書記:典榮、文韜。
財政:乾綱、偉球。
核數:成本。
庶務:偉球。

婦女組

組長:余錦娉。
副組長:余慧儀。
財政:余美珍。
核數:余美娜。
中文秘書:余金清。
英文秘書:余昭美、余秀麗。
公關:余慧貞、余淑芬。

紐約余風采堂訊

余允仁余振兆接任美國余風采總堂正副主席

美國余風采總堂於二零零八年一月一日在三藩市總堂舉行年度職員就任典禮及各科交接儀式。

新任正副主席余允仁及余振兆在元老余習文監交下,從卸任正副主席余樹勳和余煦鴻接過印信。

余樹勳和余煦鴻滿任四屆正、副主席,榮升該總堂顧問。

卸任主席余樹勳致卸任詞時感謝總堂元老、職員對他的支持,使他在過去一年能順利完成該總堂各項堂務。 他讚揚新任主席余允仁年輕有為,相信他在新屆職員支持和協助下,定能將該總堂堂務帶上層樓。

新任主席余允仁致就任詞表示,他參加該總堂才六年有餘,承蒙堂內職員與昆仲厚愛,推選他為二零零八年度主席。 他說他將與新屆職員通力合作,辦好該總堂堂務,和諧僑社,促進僑社發展與繁榮。

美西總長余臻發在致詞中,希望該堂昆仲團結一致,大力支持余允仁及余振兆,共同合作,相信在新屆正副主席帶領下, 積極發展會務,必定會將總堂堂務帶上層樓。

美國余風采總堂訊

賀!積彩余風采堂職員名單揭曉


美東總長:顯良
美西總長:臻發
美西副總長:以信
元老:乾海
總顧問:國雄
顧問:永吉、鴻詠、文顯

主席:賢鐸、余黃嘉麗
西文書記:次屏(Edward Yee)、Ron Yee
中文書記:鏡疇、康禮
財政:國雄、彥寧夫人
核數:文顯

議長:品勇
議員:朝植、國宇、耀明、耀鵬、 曼華姑、文顯夫人、 乾海夫人、永吉夫人、國雄夫人、賢鐸夫人、康禮夫人、立和夫人、龍焯夫人、余美蓮、卓文夫人、鏡疇夫人、國龍夫人、小曼姑、Catherine Agacinski、Marilyn Yee、Wah Wong、Tony Yee、Dick Yee、Willy Yee、Raymond Yee、Brian Yee。

婦女組主任: 余熊翠翠、文顯夫人

積彩余風采堂訊

二埠余風采堂新舊職員交接典禮

2008 Sacramento YFT Association Inauguration

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

二埠余風采堂於元月六日舉行二零零八年新舊職員交接典禮。新任主席余汝晃,副主席余樹雄將帶領本堂宗親在新的一年中繼續前進。

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。

我堂又開始學習引入電腦技術處理,儲存資料檔案,編印文件,大大節約費用和時間提高功效,還打算進一步擴大電腦使用功能為宗親服務。

總之,過去一年我堂能取得一些成績,全靠我堂宗親昆仲和諧團結領導的決心。展望新的一年新領導新人新風格一定會辦得更好。


二零零八年二埠余風采堂全體職員暨委員一觀表

美東總長:顯良
美西總長:臻發、以信
元老:杰民
總顧問:緒揚、振權
顧問:國平、國湛、汝韶、國良

主席:汝晃
副主席:樹雄
法律顧問:玉湛
中文書記:庭穩、藹新
西文書記:英才、金堅
財政:悅燊、樹堯
樓業:群新、廷活
核數:鐸清、少武
幹事:鉅沾、文惠
庶務:瑞華

委員: 悅燊、樹堯、金堅、汝晃、健穰、潤洪、文惠、庭穩、
廷活、樹雄、健行、瑞華、鐸清、鉅沾、若舜、少武、
子良、國濂、藹新、群新、英才、偉利、匡武、英漢、英揚。

候補委員:錫文、余柏、紹操、 秀紅。
出席中華:汝晃、杰民、緒揚、國平、 國湛、汝韶。
校董代表:樹雄
樓業代表:群新

二埠余風采堂余庭穩供稿

加拿大卡加利余風采堂慶祝春節活動通告

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


元宵吃湯圓 紐約余風采堂慶團圓

紐約余風采堂每年的佳節都有特別聚餐,以感謝會員過去一年的功勞,今年該會的婦女組成員便在日前提早親自下廚準備湯圓。

 

婦女組於元宵佳節在會址內舉行搓湯圓活動,會員們濟濟一堂共用美味湯圓。

婦女組組長余錦娉表示,由於今年元宵節是周四,大部分會員都要上班而無法聚會,因此他們於上周日(十七日)便提早慶祝。


 

她說,元宵節吃湯圓代表與家人團聚,尤其在海外,更具意義。


 


紐約余風采堂慰問高雲尼醫院社區耆老

紐約余風采堂主席余鋼深、副主席余景新、婦女組組長余錦娉帶領近廿人在高雲尼醫院社區主任余慧貞陪同下探訪了二百一十名耆老, 為老人家帶來一袋袋禮物,內有保暖襪、水果及糕餅等,祝福耆老們新春愉快、身壯力健。


余錦娉希望日後多辦活動﹐促進會員聯誼及盡力服務僑社。

 


下期預告

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:

Message from the Editor

Reports from Yee Fung Toy Chapters

Happy Chinese New Year!

What is in the Next Issue?


Message from the Editor

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

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 Officers.

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

  • David M. Yee of Phoenix
  • Elaine Yee and Frank Yee of New York
  • Frank Yu of Houston
  • Fred Yee of Seattle
  • Edward Yee of Detroit
  • Larry Yee of San Francisco
  • Martin Yee and Wing Yee of Vancouver
  • Melinda Yee, Sherman Yee and Henry Yee of Sacramento
  • Peter Yee, Ho Lee Yee and Winston Yee of New England
  • Ying Hua Yu of Edmonton
Jim Yee, Vancouver

Greetings From SF Headquarters

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".

Congratulation to the newly elected officers for 2008 HQs in San Francisco!

Newly elected President Gene Yee (second from
                    right) and Vice President Zhen Zhao Yu (right)

(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
Vice President – Zhen Zhao Yu
Chinese Secretary – Zi Gang Yu
Assistant Chinese Secretary – Kai Yi Yu
English Secretary – Eddie Yee
Assistant English Secretary – William Yu
Treasurer – Chung Yen Yee and Chim Tang Yu
Auditor – See Poy Yee and Shi Ru Yu
PR – Kelvin Yu and Robert Yee

Calendar for 2008

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

Houston Yee Fung Toy Association Officers for 2008

Houston YFT officers

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

Upcoming Events

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 Banquet.

When: February 24, 2008 (Sunday) at 6:30 pm.

Where: Ocean Palace Restaurant
           11215 Bellaire Blvd.,
           Houston, TX 77072  Tel: 281-988-8898

For more information: please visit our web site, Events page.

Frank Yu, Houston

YFT Association of New England Officers for 2008

NE YFT Announcements

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.

New York YFT Association Officers and Advisors for 2008

NY YFT logo

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

Women's League


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

2008 installation of NY YFT Officers and Advisors
                  Opening ceremony

Grand Advisor John B, Pres. Gong, Kenneth and
                      Grand Elder Peter

Upcoming Events


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.

most of 2008 NY YFT staff

President Alex Wong of Hoy Sun Ning Yung
                  Association  CCBA President Eric Ng



For more photos of the installation of our 2008 Officers and Advisors, please click here.

Frank Yee, New York

2008 Seattle Yee Family Association Officers

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

Upcoming Events

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

Consulate General of the PRC in Vancouver visits the YFT Society of Canada


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

Sacramento YFT Inauguration Ceremony for 2008 Elected Board Members

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

Upcoming Events

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 guests.

When: March 30, 2008 (Sunday) at 6:00 pm.

Where: Rice Bowl Restaurant
           2378 Florin Rd,
           Sacramento, CA 95822  Tel: (916) 421-8492

For more details, see our home page for ticket purchase information.

Sherman Yee, Sacramento

Inauguration Ceremony of Vancouver YFT 2008 - 2009 Officers

The inauguration ceremony of the Vancouver YFT 2008 - 2009 Officers took place at the Society Hall on Sunday, January 13.

Advisors:              
Dick Yee, Wayne Yee, Kan Yu
Chairman: Jim Yee
Vice Chairs: James Yu, Steven Yee
Directors: Wing Yee, Phillip Yu, Martin Yee, Gary Yee, David Yee, Benita Lee, George Yee, Mrs. Shui Chi Yu
Secretary: Wing Yee
Treasurer: Martin Yee
Auditor: David Yee
Public Relations Committee: Albert Yu, David Yee
Welfare Committee : Steven Yee, George Yee
Seniors Committee : Mrs. Shui Chi Yu, Shui Chi Yu
Women's Committee: Benita Lee, Georgina Yee
Recreation Committee : Rose Yee, Mrs. Shui Chi Yu
Education Fund Committee: Gary Yee, James Yu, Phillip Yu, Steven Yee, Harvey Yee
Youth Committee : David Yee, James Yu, Harvey Yee, Albert Yu



YFT Society of
                  Vancouver 2008-2009 Officers


Phoenix Yee Fung Toy Association Officers for 2008

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,
Benny Yee.
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

Chinese Consul General Visits the YFT Family Association of Chicago

黄屏總領事27日在副總領事謝雲亮、僑務組組長余海霞、領事武德民、樊曉東等人的陪伴下,向余風采堂公所贈送紅包美國僑網
                  chinausnews photo

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.

總領館僑務組組長余海霞領事在余氏公所向宗親拜年  芝加哥余風采堂公所

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.


Tong Yuen Day in New York YFT

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.

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Frank Yee, New York

NY YFT Visited Gouverneur Nursing Home


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

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.