| The Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice
||Detroit Yee Fung Toy Family Association||
|P.O. Box 1184|
卡城余風采堂於二月廿七日（星期六）舉辦春節聯歡會暨該堂成立九十周年紀念，雙喜誌慶。 當天正午十二時正，先在會所禮堂祭祖紀念先賢，並設茶點招待鄉誼。 同日下午六時，在華埠富麗宮海鮮大酒家舉行晚宴，並頒發第十八屆獎學金予堂所的子弟。
當晚筵開逾五十席，出席嘉賓包括前省長簡欣、省議員鮑胡嫈儀、亞省副議長高元伉儷、 市議員高登羅、中華人民共和國駐卡城總領館領事李峰、大律師保文、紅十字會代表 Steve Armstrong、愛城四十多位余采風堂鄉誼、卡城馬氏宗親、卡城風采校友會代表，以及多個社團首長代 表。
會長余策源祝願與會人士虎年身體健康，如意吉祥，並且演唱卡拉 OK 「往事能回味」及「來自廣東」等歌曲娛賓。
由南加省余風采堂主辦，南加省余風采堂婦女組及洛杉磯銀河音樂曲藝社協辦之「第一屆粵韻悠揚獻耆英慈善粵曲餐會」，已於 2010 年 3 月 13 日(星期六)，上午十時半至下午四時，在羅省金龍大酒家 (Golden Dragon Restaurant) 舉行，此次活動一方面是要把敬老愛老的精神傳揚下去，另一方面是慶祝粵劇粵曲是首項民間藝術獲列為世界非物質文化遺產， 也是中國二十二項世界非物質文化遺產的其中一項。 由於人力物力的限制，此次活動將以粵曲演唱為主， 中午十二時 敬備午餐、下午二時半 敬備下午茶。
此次活動得到余施橋先生、余伯挹先生、余以信伉儷、余黃娛鳳女士、關余小曼女士、 陳如莉女士、伍仲偉醫生、謝子直先生、譚寶瓊女士、關寶琴女士、Mrs. Chan Hing 及金龍大酒家出錢出力支持，免費招待 140 名耆英參加，而亦得到曲友的熱心參與，整個活動將筵開22席，全場門券一早已爆滿。
是日早上十時來賓便如貫入場，十時半由南加省余風采堂正副主席伯挹及施橋一同上台進行開鑼儀式。 鑼聲響起後，節目便正式開始，由洛杉磯銀河曲藝社全體樂師演奏小曲組合「銀河會、孔雀開屏、娛樂昇平、步步高」。 接著便演繹名曲四首，南唐殘夢----(余冠全、葉蕙棻)【陳植生頭架、胡燦光揚琴】，碧波仙子之證良緣----(葉聲輝、 英麗萍)，殘夜泣箋 ----（余黃娛鳳）【陳植生頭架、胡燦光揚琴】，吟盡楚江秋---- (關淑怡)。
第一階段之演唱於中午十二時暫時結束，南加省余風采堂金牌司儀余玉玲女士主持致詞之程序，主席余伯挹上台致歡迎詞， 余風采堂總堂美西副總長余以信先生致祝賀詞，中華會館副主席馬國威、伍仲偉醫生分別致詞， 副主席余施橋先生致謝詞，並與各嘉賓，參演者一同拍大合照留念。在此亦進行午餐。
接著第二階段又響起，七月七日長生殿---- (王珮珍、岑若蘭)，劫後描容---- (余冠全、譚寶瓊) 【譚略頭架、胡燦光揚琴】，秋夜夢魂香---- (余愛賢)，啼笑姻緣 ---- (呂俊華)，黛玉離魂---- (關寶琴、司徒碧珊)。 在此亦分享由謝子直送出之蛋糕、橙作甜品。余福沾顧問、陳焯湘夫人及有心人送出鮮橙汁。這個慈善粵曲餐會， 正顯示出各界善心人士對於此活動的支持，透過粵曲愛好者的善心公演，令到在場者有二百八十多人大家聚守一堂， 一同進餐又一同欣賞廣東獨有的文化，實在是人生一大樂事。
大會更準備了小禮物「美國心」送給到場之參與者，而這次餐會在下午三時多便結束，來賓都依依不捨，再期後會之期。 事實上此次活動經傳媒報導之後，很多社團及社會人士致電，贊揚此次「敬老」活動是相當有意義， 亦希望可以辦多一次，讓今次未能參加之長者可以參與， 本堂已經把他們的聯絡方法記下，以便日後優先給予他們。而各界人士捐助為長者餐劵者，絕對一分一毫是用在長者身上， 而大會上各項開支都是由本堂及歌友籌集。中華會館、伍競群夫人、吳健夫人、朱黃惠瓊、譚太及其親友、 趙尚賢等人即場捐出善款， 希望在今年內再辦一次如此有意義活動。因為這次活動是北美洲的創舉，也成了羅省盛事， 本堂希望以後可以有人力物力每年舉辦一次「敬老」活動，發揚為風采之光。
下一期的風采電子季刊將在二零一零年六月中出版，報導春節聯歡為主題。 歡迎大家投稿。 稿件需在二零一零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。
Welcome to the 22nd 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 apologize sincerely for
the late publication of this Spring issue, as our web
committee newsletters member, Martin Yee and I both
spent approximately a month away from home, attending
the World Yee Convention in Malaysia, our Ancestor Hall
grand opening ceremony and a tour in China and Hong
The 4th World Yee
Convention that was held in Malaysia from March 24th -
March 25th was a tremendous success! Thanks to the 4th
World Yee Convention organizing committee in Malaysia
led by Chairman Yee Si Meng and Secretary General Yee
The Yee Jing Ancestor Hall
grand opening ceremony took place on March 28th in
Kaiping, over 2000 participants attended this historical
event. Further details will be posted in the Summer
We gratefully acknowledge all the contributors to the current issue, including:
Have a Nice Summer everyone!
Jim Yee, Vancouver
Happy Holidays to All!
Our annual Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, December 20, 2009 starting at 12pm. Kids 12 years old and under that register earlier will receive a $20 Lai Sei, along with a lunch. All other family members that register will also receive a lunch. We will have Santa Claus there to ring in the Christmas holiday spirit.
On December 22, we will celebrate Winter Solstice by providing to our members who register “Yong” a.k.a Tangyuan, that is a meal with flour balls cooked in a savory broth with delicious items like fish cake, Chinese sausage, cabbage, Chinese carrot, meatballs, and anything the cook see right for the season. Winter Solstice Day is the end of the long nights and there will be days with longer daylight hours and therefore an increase in positive energy flowing in.
We will be visiting our senior’s in rest homes on December 23rd ringing in the holiday spirit. Each Yee patient will be provided a warm blanket and a $20 Lai Sei. To the care facilities, we will make a donation to them and to thank them for their service to the community. It is always great to see our seniors!
Larry Yee, San Francisco
On Sunday, November 22nd at 10am, we elected 33 board members and 5 alternative members to serve on Headquarters board in 2010. The board members number changed from 45 board members down to 33 board members that was mandated at the 23rd Yee’s Convention in New York this year. Congratulations to the 33 board members and 5 alternatives members. The new officers elected to the Yee Fung Toy Family Association for 2010 are as followed:
Zhen Zhao; Vice President – Gene Yee;
Chinese Secretary – Zi Gong, Chair; Yuen Yick Yu Vice Chair;
English Secretary – Eddie Yee, Chair; William Yu Vice Chair;
Treasurer – Hung Chun Yu and Chiu Kay Yee;
Auditor – See Poy Yee and Kevin Yu;
Public Relations – Yuhuan Yu and Gill Yee
Welfare Committee – Chair Yuhuan Yee; Vice Chair Jia Sheng Yu;
Other Members – Sze Chiu Yu, Qi Zheng Yu, Tony Man Yee, Chiu Kay Yee, Hung Chun Yu, Gill Yee and Yuan Zheng Yu.
Congratulations to the newly elected board members!
Outgoing Hop Wo member is Jak Min Yee; Incoming Hop Wo member is Tony Man Yee for 2010.
Installation of Yee Fung Toy Family 2010 Officers and board members will be held at HQs’ on January 1, 2010 at 3pm and dinner to follow at 5pm at New Asia Restaurant.
Please note that our Annual Spring Banquet will now be held on Sunday, April 18, 2010. Hope to see everyone there!
Larry Yee, San Francisco
At the December 5, 2009 annual meeting of the Seattle Yee Fung Toy Association, De Shum Yee was elected President and Yao Dong Yu as Vice President.
The list of the new officers for 2010 will be posted on the Seattle Chapter's website.
2009 was an exciting and busy year for the Seattle Chapter.
The Chapter sent three
delegates to the New York Yee Fung Toy National
Convention in August and the Chapter was approved to
plan and host the 2012 National Convention.
The Chapter is honored to
be given this responsibility to host this important
Members of the Chapter led
by Fred Yee have begun preliminary work to locate a site
for the convention.
The Chapter will also host the 2010 Annual New Year dinner on March 4, 2010 at the Renton Seafood Restaurant. More detail about the dinner will be available in the near future.
The 2010 election results
|Senior Advisor West
||Yao Dong Yee
|Chinese Secretary:||Kit Fung Yue||Wing Suen
||Sing Chong Yee|
|English Secretary:||Chun Pan Yee
||Yao Dong Yee
Fred Yee, Seattle
About six years ago Frank
Yu, Chairman of the Houston Yee Fung Toy Association,
put up $1000 US for high school students in Toishan area
to compete in an English to Chinese translation of his
article: Travel the
Silk Road the Houstonian Way.
No legitimate entry was
received from any Yee students. Mr. Yu is now
restructuring the contest as described below:
Traveling the Silk Road
has never been a popular journey for most tourists. It
is long, adventurous, energy-sapping, treacherous, and
relatively expensive. It could be spiritually uplifting,
though, if one chooses to re-enact and trace the path,
the hard way, made famous by Marco Polo, who pioneered
trading between the East and the West 700 odd years ago.
The author and his wife joined a group of Texas A&M University alumni (Aggies) for this adventure in June, 2004. He found the journey sufficiently worthwhile to be chronicled into an 8-page-5000-word article. The author expresses freely and uniquely as if to invite readers to chime in, a la Aggie talk. His subtle humor makes direct translation into Chinese difficult and would often be misleading. Nevertheless, the article is not without the inclusion of history, geography and demographic data. The contestants are strongly advised to do research so as to translate the historical sites and events in official Chinese names and terminology.
Eligibility: The translation contest is open to current students or research fellows of University of Houston, Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Center, Texas A&M University and Texas Southern University who are affiliated with UACA only.
Deadline: January 17, 2010.
Procedures: Provide a pseudo name,
address, telephone number, and associated institution in
the entry for later verification purposes. Download the
English version of Travel the Silk Road the Houstonian
Way by Frank Yu from website:
Translate the entire article into Chinese, insert the furnished (enhance/image-stretching/edit through Adobe Photoshop or equivalent is strongly recommended) photos as appropriate. Email the translated Chinese version in PDF format only to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judging Criteria: Understanding of
expressions, subtle humor, and style; names of
individuals, sites, countries and Hollywood movie
titles, shall be the authentic/official Chinese
terminology upon translation. Demonstration of
proficiency in desktop publishing and photo editing
skill so as to enhance the quality of the translated
document shall be considered.
Evaluation scores are: authenticity 45%, understanding/phraseology/expressions 45%, and text wrapping/photo editing 10%. Judging shall be done by panel members whose decision is final. Winners, upon verification of names, will be announced and awards presented at a 2010 Chinese New Year Eve function. The winning translation along with the original article will be published in the local Chinese newspapers.
Frank Yu is now ante up
the total prize to $2,000 with $1,000 to the first prize
and up to five for honorable mentioned prizes of $200
His translation contest is
now posted on www.uacahouston.org.
Frank Yu will make an
exception to invite all Yee Fung Toy students to enter
the contest, subjected to the same evaluation criteria
and conditions as spelled out in the Contest Rules.
The level of education of
the contestants is expected to be high: undergrads,
grads and post-doc researchers. Good luck!
Martin Yee, Vancouver
The New England Chapter of the Yee Fung Toy Association on December 13, 2009 conducted their installation of new officers for year 2010 ceremony as well as to celebrate the winter solstice.
At about 12:15pm, with over 30 people in attendance, the installation proceeding officially commenced. Lead by newly elected Presidents Jack and Jimmy Ho-Lee, accompanied by Grand elders Henry & Gim Dak, along with Grand VP Peter, they offered incense then lead everyone in the traditional 3 bow salute of respect to our Grand Ancester Chung-Sheung prior to the new presidents' symbolic ceremony of accepting the responsibilities of their duties from the Grand Elders & Grand VP.
The president then gave a short speech of appreciating everyone's kindness, and our members' dedication and support to the association. The vice-president thank everyone for allowing him to continue to work in brhalf of our association. The grand Elders and Grand VP each also gave similar short speeches praising our unity among members and respect of our association throughout the community. Women's Chair Mei Hau thank everyone for their support and the ladies who arrived at 9am to help prepare the "Ton Yuen".
At the meeting conclusion, 2 large tanks of "Tong Yuen" was brought out from the kitchen and the winter solstice luncheon celebration was observed. The hall quickly shift from the serious mood of a meeting mode to a very relax festive atmosphere as everyone lined-up with their bowls ready to scoop the food.
The 2010 election results
|Chinese Secretary:||King Sun||Linda||
|Recreation Director:||Ken H|
|Public Relations:||Kenneth M||Winston|
|Delegates to CCBA:||Tony||Jimmy Poy-Fone|
|Legal Advisor:||Kenneth M|
|Office Manager:||Kwok Chi|
|Women's Group Chair:||Mei Hau||Karin|
|Women's Secretary:||So (Lotus)|
Winston Yee, Boston
Installation of 2010 elected officers was held on Sunday, December 27th. Congratulations to the 2010 team.
|National Grand President Eastern U.S.:||
|President: Kenneth Yee (New York)|
|Vice President: Peter C. Yee (New England)|
|National Grand President Western U.S.:|
|President: Larry Yee (San Francisco)|
|Vice President: Alan Y.S. Yee (Southern California)|
Wai Hing Yee, Peter Yee
John B. Yee
Hem Fook Yee, Andy Yu, Gong Sum Yee
Frank Yee, Dian Rong Yu
Kwong Y. Yee
Ms. Mah Suk Wah
|Delegates to CCBA:
Frank, Dian Rong
Secretaries: Foo Quock Yee, Shao Xin Yu
|English Secretaries: May Yee, Andy Yu|
|Treasurers: Jin Shao Yu, Sam Yee|
|Auditors: Dong Rong Yu, Yao Wei Yu|
|Public Relations: Jackie Yu, Eugene Yee|
|Building Presidents: Kenneth Yee, Gong Sum Yee|
|Honorary General Counsel: Lai Sun Yee|
|Advisor: Kennie Yee|
|Presidents: Kathy Yu, Elaine Yee|
|Treasurer: May Yee|
|Auditor: May Eng|
|Secretary: Sally Chin|
|Public Relations: Maggie Yu|
|Recreation Directors: Helen Yee, Betty Yee|
Lunar Chinese New Year Celebration
February 14th, Sunday
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Lunar Chinese New Year, the Year of the Tiger (4708). Members can stop by to get your hong boa/lai see (red envelope/lucky money). Firecracker Ceremony will be at Columbus Park, 11:00AM - 3:00PM.
Lunar New Year Parade & Festival
February 21st, Sunday, 11:30am - 4pm
Hosted by Better Chinatown Society.
Association's Chinese New Year/Spring Banquet
March 6th, Saturday
Association's Chinese New Year/Spring Banquet to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year and to honor senior members. Banquet will start at 6:00PM at Jing Fong Restaurant, 20 Elizabeth Street, NY 10013.
Frank Yee, New York
Inauguration Banquet for 2010 Officers was held at Rice Bowl Restaurant in Sacramento on January 3rd. There was also a general meeting earlier that day.Grand Presidents:
Chinese New Year Buffet Lunch & Homage to
7 Feb, 2010 (Sun), 12:00pm to 3:00pm
All members are welcome to participate in our Chinese New Year Celebration events. After paying homage to ancestors, a buffet lunch will be served.
Chinese New Year Party
14 Feb, 2010 (Sun), 10:00am to 4:00pm
The Yee Association will hold a Chinese New Year Party beginning at 10 AM. All family members are welcome to join in this event.
Melinda Yee, Sacramento
Installation of the 2010-2011 Yee Fung Toy Society of
Vancouver Board of Directors took place at the YFT
Society Hall on January 9th, 2010.
members and Directors witnessed this brief but
important event. Albert Yu emceed the ceremony.
Advisors Dick Yee, Wayne Yee and Kan Yu, the new Board
were sworn in before the likeness of Ancestor Yee Jing
and accepted their new responsibility and role in the
Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver.
Jim Yee accepted the Chairman position and received
the YFT seal from Advisor Dick Yee.
Chairman Jim Yee is planning a get together for the
Scholarship students before the Award Banquet (Mar 13)
as a way for the students and their families to get to
know one another and our Society.
would also like to encourage our Scholarship students
to participate in the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. "
Youth Leadership Millennium (YLM) Holistic
Leadership Training Program". This program is
intended to help young people develop leadership and
life skills and prepare them to be leaders in the
annual YFT Society of Canada Spring Banquet will take
place on March 13, 2010 at the Floata Seafood
annual picnic will be held at John Henry Park/Trout
Lake Picnic Site on August 8th this year.
2010-2011 Board of Directors are listed as follows:
Wayne Yee, Kan Yu
Jim Yee, Steven Yee, Gary Yee, Martin Yee,
Mrs. Shui Chi Yu, Benita Yee, Shui Chi Yu,
Yu, Shirley Yee, Larry Yee, George Yee
Ping Sheung Yu
Yu, Phillip Yu
George Yee, David Yee
|Seniors:||Shui Chi Yu,
Mrs. Shui Chi Yu
Larry Yee, David Yee
Winston Yee, Boston
Congratulations! newly elected 2010 Officers.
Frank Yu, Houston
The Yee Fung Toy Society
of Calgary held their 90th Anniversary celebration on
February 27, 2010.
People come to the banquet
included ex-premier Ralph Klein, Chinese Consul Feng
Lee, Deputy house speaker, Wayne Cao, MLA Terrisa Woo
Pau. City Alderman, Gordon Lowe. Head of Alberta Red
Cross, Steve Armstrong. Frank Yee, from Edmonton.
There were 530 people
attended the party.
Jack Yee, Calgary
The Seattle Yee Family Association held its 2010 New Year dinner on Thursday, March 4 at the Renton Seafood Restaurant.
About 70 members and friends attended the dinner, including Jim and Betty Yee and Esther Yu of the Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver.
Seattle Chapter President De Shum Yee thanked all the guests for attending the dinner. Fred Yee, Seattle Chapter advisor gave a brief report of the progress of the initial planning efforts for the 2012 National Yee Convention to be held in Seattle.
The master of ceremony for the dinner was Kit Fung Yee, the Chapter's Chinese Secretary. Jim Yee of Vancouver brought greetings from Canada as well.
A marvelous multiple course dinner was served under the great supervision of Shek Jing Yee, co-owner of the Renton seafood Restaurant and a former Seattle Chapter President. The dinner ended with great joy!
More than 10 Seattle Yees will be attending the Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada Spring Banquet to be held on March 13 in Vancouver B.C.
Fred Yee, Seattle
Our spring banquet was held on Sunday, March 14th at the Fuji Seafood Buffet in Madison Heights, Michigan.
We had 63 people in attendance and enjoyed a wide variety of buffet items, including dim sum, sushi, noodles, and a wide variety of fresh fish and seafood.
After dinner, there was a
raffle of door prizes and karaoke to close the evening.
Photos courtesy of Cathie Agacinski.
Edward Yee, Detroit
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.