風采電子季刊
The Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice


Issue 74
2023/03/15



































歡迎來到第七十四期的《風采電子季刊》,這期的季刊以各分堂之冬季活動消息由各余氏宗親會報導,給大家一齊分享。更多精采內容,請見本期目錄。

春回日暖,連日的升溫與融融的陽光催得早櫻花開繽紛,緋若雲霞。漂亮的色彩混茈捰滫漯徶Ⅱ鴝韘足麗的櫻桃花朵。然而, 櫻花花瓣很快就會像五彩紙屑一般片片落下,悄悄溜走,然後,我們又會為迎接復活節及清明節來臨做好準備。

三年前一場突如其來的疫情給全世界按下了暫停鍵,影響了各行各業每個人的生活。今年疫情有所減緩,所以有很多社團決定再度舉辦春宴和其他活動。 其他個人活動例如旅行,出國旅遊是一件開心的事,在人們被新冠疫情困鎖了這麼久之後, 這更是理所當然。試問,有誰又不想去度假散心呢?人們放心又可以重新出發旅行了,但同時緊記要做好防疫措施。

本刊有許多精采內容,就不在此一一贅述。藉此機會,衷心感謝一直以來支持本刊的宗親和讀者們。

我們秉承精益求精的服務理念,期望你們對本季刊能踴躍提供寶貴的意見和建議, 使我們在來年度製作季刊時能更加進步,更趨完善。再次感謝大家,並請繼續給我們支持和鼓勵!

這期季刊得以順利完成,實有賴於下列余氏宗親和媒體的鼎力相助和衷誠合作,包括:

    • 加拿大温哥華余風采堂的余美湛先生、余金星先生、余佳卓先生。
    • 泰國余氏宗親總會的余紹基先生、余福標先生。
    • 美國南加省余風采堂的余以信夫人、余國恩先生。
    • 美國舍路余風采堂的余紹江先生。
    • 全美余風采總堂的余民輝先生。
    • 美國斐匿余風采堂的余美蓮女士、余文澤先生。
    • 美國紐英崙余風采堂的余寶愛女士、余藹欣女士、余宗濤先生、余定邦先生。
    • 香港余氏宗親會的理事長余偉明先生、香港余風采五堂會秘書李炳佳先生、余健倫先生。
    • 馬來西亞雪隆余氏公會的會長余開雲先生。
    • 廣東省開平市荻海風采堂的余澤欣先生、余杰鋒先生、余健強先生。
    • 星島日報僑社記者 馬紅兵女士。
    • 波士頓大紀元記者 劉景燁先生。
    • 舊金山僑社記者 謝潤琴女士。
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-余柏寧


Fung Toy Monthly

冬季號(第146期)

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香港余氏宗親會康樂秋季一天遊



香港余氏宗親會訊

賀!余寶愛、余立昌就任正副主席 紐英崙余風采堂新屆職員交接












十二月四日(星期日)中午,華埠紐英崙余風采堂內香煙繚繞,銅鑼鳴響。余氏宗親們在此歡迎新屆職員就任,並且共享滋味濃厚的台山湯圓,提前慶祝冬至佳節。

元老余超群恭喜各位職員就任。他談到,各位職員尤其主席,都是很辛苦的。例如公所門口現在正施工,他們就要經常開會,討論建設事項。 又如前一天停水,主席也要去解決問題。為此,余超群帶領宗親們向 職員們致以熱烈掌聲。

上屆主席余宗濤現已卸任,轉而擔當顧問。他感慨,擔任主席四年以來,多得各位宗親的支持,感受到大家都很熱心。他特別談到,今天能在這裡吃湯圓、慶冬至, 多虧了各位工作人員的付出。 尤其在前一天停水期間,寶愛主席努力聯絡供水單位,加上在公所內領導有方,才讓大家如期吃上了湯圓。

余寶愛補充說,在停水之後,公所的婦女們提桶到旁邊的小南閣餐廳裝水回來,還做了很多幕後工作,都非常辛苦。

他們辛勤勞動的成果是一鍋鍋香氣濃郁的台山湯圓。現熬的肉湯裡漂著蘑菇、白菜、魚丸、蝦米、蘿蔔等諸多材料,令人食慾大振。 余氏宗親們還招待在室外為兒童募捐玩具的華埠退伍軍人會成員進來一起享用。在場的很多 人都吃了好幾碗湯圓,紛紛誇讚好吃。

大紀元記者  劉景燁波士頓報導

賀!余長安、余乾源就任紐約余風采堂新一屆正副主席

紐約余風采堂十二月十一日(星期日)在會所舉辦二○二三年職員就職典禮,在紐約余風采堂服務多年的余長安、余乾源就任新一屆主席。

二○二三年度新屆職員名單如下:

元老: 余耿石、余景新、余宏基。
美東總長: 余文博(紐英崙)、余順超(芝加哥)。
美西總長: 余國恩(南加省)、余國湛(加州二埠)。
總顧問: 余保忠、余鋼深。
顧問: 余應昌、余典榮、余棟榮、余錦韶、余耀威。
主席: 余長安。
副主席: 余乾源。
出席中華: 余長安、余乾源。
法律顧問: 馬淑華。
名譽法律顧問: 余麗珊。
中文書記: 余偉民、余雪婷。
英文書記: 余慧娟、余小玲。
財政: 余果治、余仕壯。
核數: 余國強、余炎平。
交際: 余美珍、余德志。
幹事: 余麗儀、余文燦。
庶務: 余喜勝。
樓業委員會
監督:
余耿石、余景新、余保忠、余典榮、余棟榮、余耀威。
主任: 余宏基、余錦韶。
財政: 余應昌。
核數: 余鋼深。
婦女組主任: 余美雁、余小限。

美國紐約余風釆堂訊

泰國余氏宗親總會 冬至拜祖








十二月廿一日(星期三)是冬至節日,泰國余氏宗親總會於十二月廿日(星期二),在余聲清主席的帶領宗們一起拜祭祖先,緬懷祖德, 中午到為於曼谷越拍耶皆區石龍軍路湄南河的富臨阿一鮑魚酒樓聚餐 聯歡。

泰國余氏宗親總會 余福標報導

賀!余文山、余寵異蟬聯美國余風采總堂正副主席






美國余風采總堂按每年慣例,於一月一日舉行交接典禮。元旦日下午三時舉行新年度(二○二三年)職員就職簡樸儀式。蟬聯主席余文山、 副主席余寵異在眾多首長暨職員以及宗親的見證下,繼續接印信,履職擔責,服務總堂,造福宗親,逾三 十人出席。

出席就職儀式有:舊金山人權委員會專員余愛蓮(Irene Yee Riley) 宗妹、合和總會館通事余文海宗長;總堂元老:余臻發、余健全; 總堂顧問:余煦鴻、余武良、余民輝、余健峰;總幹事余立群暨列位職員及寶眷。

中文書記余華湘主持程序。首先大家喜慶不忘向始祖聖像上香虔誠拜祭,行鞠躬禮。

蟬聯主席余文山向各位宗親致以新年祝福,並感謝大家的信任支持,本人再度肩負重擔,出任總堂二○二三年度的主席一職。過去三年受疫情影響, 會務還是繼續運作。未來希望疫情稍微緩和後,在元老、顧問以及職員宗親的通力配合下,逐步恢復正常 運作,努力推進堂務更大的發展。

蟬聯副主席余寵異表示,三年疫情干擾,仍然有賴大家的合作支持。 來年繼續配合主席開展堂務,祈望宗親和睦共融,通力合作,延續余風采堂薪火,造福子孫後代。

接著,並合影留下美好時光。

舊金山僑社記者 謝潤琴

駐芝加哥臺北經濟文化辦事處處長姜森拜訪芝城余風采堂


新年新景氣,駐芝加哥臺北經濟文化辦事處處長姜森在中華會館主席伍健生、董事長陳達偉、前主席梅國彬、區一平以及經文處李唯誠副處長、 洪中明組長、領務組舒俞敬組長、林家銘秘書以及即將榮調返國的僑 教中心主任劉綏珍、 副主任黃士聰、僑務委員林瑞源、徐曙明,僑務諮詢委員項邦珍與 2023 年大芝加哥新年晚會UNITY 總幹事孫序彰等人的陪同下,於一月二日(星期一)拜訪芝城余風采堂,獲得了本堂的副主席余佩霞同仁們熱情接待與肯定,都對他留下了親僑愛僑的印象, 場面十分溫馨。

蟬聯副主席余寵異表示,三年疫情干擾,仍然有賴大家的合作支持。 來年繼續配合主席開展堂務,祈望宗親和睦共融,通力合作,延續余風采堂薪火,造福子孫後代。

余風采堂副主席余佩霞致歡迎詞,姜森處長送上寓意吉祥的新年紅包與春聯以示新年祝福,由副主席余佩霞接受。

芝城余風采堂訊

南加省余風采堂 共進團年飯


南加省余風采堂於一月十五日(星期日)拜祖還神感謝去年福壽安康,本堂婦女部親自下造年糕,蛋糕,發糍,油角,馬蹄糕, 蘿蔔糕,煎堆,大家高興享用美點。 其後再到酒樓吃過團年飯高高興回家過新年。南加省余風采堂祝大家新春快樂,家庭幸福,好運連年。

拜祖謝神是中國習俗,圖中有本堂長者,福沾顧問,施橋顧問,芳姑丈,巧奕姑,他們由六十年代開始為堂所服務直至今九十多歲, 希望他們繼續努力至一百多崴仍然站在堂所拜謝祖宗。

今年余風采堂超L主席(中年人)在團年餐上跟四個九十多歲長者及兩個二十多歲青年才俊, 一團和氣,大笑,大喝,祈望公所之老,中,青能繼續把堂務承傳下去。

南加省余風采堂訊

趙建總領事拜訪芝城余風采堂


在美國華人海外交流協會會長方燕輝與江門五邑同鄉會會長周群厚兩僑位領的陪同下,中國駐芝加哥總領事趙建與僑務組長張軍鵬,領事王芸、曹潔、 冉然等領館人員,自一月十六日,十七日,和十八日三天,圖滿完成三天拜年之旅。趙建總領事在一月十 七日(星期二), 拜訪芝城余風采堂,並贈送春聯、紅包、兔子吉祥物等春節禮物,受到芝城余風采堂宗親們的熱烈歡迎。

趙建總領事向余風采堂拜年致詞時強調:“世界各地華人都是同根同源,華人努力的方向,是華人的共同繁榮,是祖國的復興。”

春節禮物由主席余順超,余佩霞接收。

芝城余風采堂訊

泰國余氏總會舉辦春節祭祖聯歡大會












泰國余氏總會於一月十八號(星期三)上午舉辦祭祖典禮,中午在會館聯歡用餐。感謝錫豐嬸贊助會館經費 200,000 銖。

泰國余氏總會 余福標報導

紐英崙余風采堂「新春團拜」






紐英崙余風采堂於一月廿二日(星期日)即農曆正月初一日,在本會所提供了全套「素食菜餚」慶祝農曆兔年春節。

許多堂員參加了這次「新春團拜」慶祝活動,打破了以往參加活動的紀錄。幾位成員帶來了甜糕點和甜點來分享。

紐英崙余風采堂 余藹欣報導

祝賀!余健峰顧問榮膺僑立東華醫院院長



















 




二○二三年三藩市華埠東華醫院迎來新一屆董事會領導班子。余健峰當選董事會主席,雷頌文則被選為董事會副主席。

東華醫院新一屆的董事會成員於一月三十日在三藩市市長布里德(London Breed)的監誓下宣誓就職。東華醫院行政總裁張建清博士主持就職儀式。

東華醫院是僑立醫院,由多個華埠僑團、社團派出成員擔任董事,如華埠男青年會、致公總堂、國民黨黨總支和各大會館等,在醫院內董事會都有一席之地。

作為合和總會館的成員、美國余風采總堂的顧問,余健峰在就職演說表示,歡迎所有新上任及再度受委任的董事會成員,並感謝剛卸任的前董事會成員在履行職責時 所付出的貢獻。 也感謝東華醫院管理團、醫護人員在保護社區時付出的努力及犧牲。

他說,“很榮幸可以擔任東華醫院董事會主席。未來醫療行業可謂充滿挑戰,有幸以主席的身分帶領董事會及東華醫院管理團隊, 願二○二三年東華醫院可以提供更多的服務,給低收入長者、新移民及其他弱勢群體。也會推出更多合作 計畫,發展新業務,以更好的服務社區。”

美國余風采總堂訊

新加坡余氏總會癸卯兔年新春團拜和獎學金頒獎典禮
























新加坡余氏總會的團拜活動在元宵節下午圓滿結束。百多名宗親歡聚在一起,撈魚生,享用美味佳餚,互道新年快樂! 恭喜恭喜!一年比一年更好!

余文貴會長把紅包和橘子,親自送到每一個宗親的手裡,祝賀宗親們在新的一年裡,身體健康!鴻運當頭!大吉大利!溫馨的場面,歡樂的新年歌曲, 讓宗親們一顆顆的心都歡騰起來!

感謝團拜籌委會的團隊,付出的辛勞,將活動搞得有聲有色,熱鬧非常。

感謝余氏祖宗保佑,讓團拜活動順利進行,在結束之後才下起了大雨。

福所有的宗親,兔年行大運,玉兔迎春旺全年!Huat Ah

新加坡余氏總會 余细妹報導

南加省余風采堂 新春福兔帶來吉祥




二月四號(星期六)新春福兔帶來吉祥,當曰天氣和暖,風和日麗,南加省余風采堂舉辦春節團拜, 當日早上各親友親自做了各式糕點和菜餚及余超強主席同余江葥ぁD席送奉金R全蹄來拜祖先,大家都一團和氣, 互相祝福新春愉快身体健康,一片喜氣洋洋共進午餐。

同日晚上大家穿茧媊R衣裳來到蒙市利苑海鲜酒家參加我們在這三年祈待已久的晚會春宴,渡過三年肺炎之不平凡的日子,大家能共聚一堂是幸運的。 更高興見到從鳳凰城遠道而來的余文擇總顧問,中華會館四大首長及謝氏世表共二十人到來祝賀使場面增 光不少。

節目由余超強主席致歡迎詞開始,有財神到塲大派紅包利是,人人有份,大家纷纷上前同他拍照,大家享受美食之餘,更有節目表演, 余謝俩世表大合唱「祝福你」及「新年快樂」二首賀年歌, 個人獨唱及穿上美麗鮮艶的中國民族服裝的舞蹈表演, 及歐西牛仔裝的西洋舞,一時中西合璧, 真是另人括目相看,舞蹈跳得好,歌唱得動聽,食物豐富。 還有余氏老人最多超過九十歲的活躍會員有九個,常人說家有一老如有一寶。

余氏公所真是寶貝多,這班寶貝為了公所以忘了自我的貢獻,是我們良好榜樣。為了對他們之熱心無私的服務, 我們請這六位在塲長者上前為他們唱生日歌,更祝賀他們老如松柏繼續年年吃蛋糕及拍照。

最後多謝余以信元老、余國恩總長、余超強主席、余經漢顧問、余福沾顧問、余施橋顧問、余苗壯顧問、 余頌堯顧問、余妙玲姑等多人捐贈紅包,禮物, 價值一千一百五十元,作為抽獎。今晚一百八十個嘉賓都得到禮物或紅包, 帶茬蒏悚滲漁e及歡樂互相道別才回家去。

南加省余風采堂訊

泰國余氏宗親總會 褔壽山農場賞櫻花之旅
















泰國余氏宗親總會余聲清理事長於二月十三號(星期一)帶多位宗兄弟一起到台灣省,拜神後順道到褔壽山農場賞櫻花,此時是櫻花盛開的當季美不勝收。

眾宗兄弟在聲清理事長款待,飲食豐富,二月十八號完滿回程曼谷。

泰國余氏宗親總會 余福標報導

泰國華僑協會余聲清主席率團拜訪華僑協會總會










泰國余氏宗親總會理事長、泰國華僑協會余聲清主席於二月十四號(星期二)率「泰國華僑協會」參訪考察團一行三十二位拜訪臺灣華僑協會總會。

受到該會的林齊國理事長偕常務理事、監事會召集人及秘書長等接待,雙方互致新春祝福,座談及交流後並互贈紀念品合影。

泰國余氏宗親總會 余福標報導

紐英崙余風采堂春宴迎兔年 頒發獎學金暨敬老晚會












紐英崙余風采堂於二月廿五日(星期六)晚在華埠帝苑大酒樓舉辦春宴,宗親非常踴躍參與,筵開廿七桌。 許多宗親一家老少到場慶祝兔年到來,祈望疫情早日結束,兔年一切如意吉祥,身體健康。

晚宴期間,余風采堂美東總長余文博與元老余超群頒發獎狀給文博總長的友人 Jack 吳先生,以表彰他義務參與余風采堂設施維修的貢獻。

余風采堂一如往年向宗親子弟頒發獎學金。今年獲獎的有十三人,包括:余慧欣、余綺雯、余家寶、余家玲、余萬慈、麥詩美、余慧珊、余了了、余慧敏、余樹豪、 余萬輝、余慧秀、余湘兒。 同時,九十歲以上的長者宗親亦得到公所贈予的禮物。

接下來,余風采堂婦女組帶來舞蹈表演,令晚宴增添不少光彩和掌聲,不枉費她們幾個月來的排練。 晚宴中還有卡拉 OK 和抽獎活動,宗親們熱情參加。晚宴結束後,大 家都帶著笑容回家。

紐英崙余風采堂訊

加拿大余風采總堂余德強書記伉儷蒞訪新加坡余氏總會














二月廿六日(星期日)的傍晚,新加坡余氏總會的余文貴會長、余子基副秘書及夫人親臨新加坡港灣游輪碼頭, 迎接加拿大余風采總堂(Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada) 的總堂書記,余德強(Victor Yu) 賢伉儷抵達新加坡,拜訪余氏總會。

此次,余德強賢伉儷是參加荷美威士特丹號『Holland America Westerdam』 豪華郵輪,廿四天的遠東,包括東南亞國家之旅。 當他們所乘坐的豪華郵輪在新加坡港灣游輪碼頭靠岸之際,順道上岸第一次拜訪余氏總會。

當日適逢余氏總會董事會第七次會議,因此,在會議結束後,有好多位董事都留下來在總會會所等候貴賓的蒞臨。在貴賓光臨拜訪與參觀余氏總會之際, 受到在場董事們的熱烈歡迎。拍攝團體照片留念,同時,總會會長也贈送幾本余氏總會歷年的余氏會訊給 貴賓惠存。

參觀總會完畢後,會長、董事們和貴賓一行人步行到總會附近的牛車水小販中心共進晚餐,享用地道的小吃、 以及擁有米其淋標籤的美味馳名食物和小酌幾杯。餐間交流, 暢談甚歡,無距離感,致為融洽,加強彼此的聯繫與宗誼。與此同時,也很佩服德強宗長是一位靈敏、機智和精明幹練的講者。

享用了一頓晚餐過後,大夥兒再步行回總會,邊走邊在夜的街道上取景,與貴賓拍些團體照留念,享受夜的美!到了總會會址, 由文貴會長用車載送貴賓迴郵輪休息。

余德強賢伉儷已經在二月廿七日,大概在早上的九點多左右,離開他們所乘坐的豪華郵輪,上岸到樟宜國際機場乘搭班機飛往吉隆坡, 在他夫人的家鄉逗留兩個星期,為岳母慶生,同時也拜訪馬來西亞余 氏總會,之後將續程南下拜訪其他西馬的余氏宗親社團。

祝願余德強賢伉儷有個愉快與收穫豐富之旅。後會有期!

新加坡余氏總會 余漢炎報導

泰國余氏宗親總會代表出席 東南亞中國各姓氏首長聯誼大會












第十屆東南亞+中國各姓氏首長聯誼大會暨第二屆國際青年論壇于三月四號(星期六)至七號(星期二) 在馬來西亞檳城溫布利聖吉爾斯酒店舉行。 吸引了來自泰國、馬來西亞、印尼、菲律賓、柬埔寨及中國等的代表 聚於檳城。

本屆大會原訂於二○二○年舉行,但因冠病疫情而展延至今。

此項活動是由東南亞華人各姓氏宗親聯誼會主催,馬來西亞檳州各姓氏宗祠聯委會及傳承者主辦,檳州政 府為支持單位。是次大會的主題為「聚匯十屆、照耀世界」,而國際青年論壇的主題則是「一帶一路,誰 與征峰」。

泰國余氏宗親總會余聲清理事長也帶領以下三位余氏兄弟、余維哲、余紹基及余福標前往參加。

東南亞+中國各姓氏首長聯誼大會自二○○七年創辦以來,為促進東南亞國家與中國的民間交流,促進華 人華僑的聯誼發揮了重要作用,成為東南亞國家與中國的重要交流平台, 通過在各地輪流舉辦大會活動,讓各國社團代表能夠對各地的華人社會有了更深刻的瞭解,促進大家互相學習、增進合作,創造共同發展共同繁榮的好機遇。

大會秘書長黃漢良博士提醒,年輕人對姓氏文化的重視已逐漸淡化,大家須重視,因為年輕人是未來的棟 樑,也是傳承文化的主角。

“我們這代要做好榜樣,讓各姓氏歷史能一代傳一代,再延續五千年。”

據悉,大會決定二○二四年的第十一屆將在印尼峇厘島 (Bali) 舉行,至於柬埔寨將於二○二五年舉辦第十二屆。

泰國余氏總會 余福標報導

全加余風采堂書記余德強伉儷訪問大馬余總










加拿大余風采堂總堂書記余德強伉儷於三月五日(星期日)抵達馬來西亞吉隆坡訪問大馬余總。大馬余總 暨雪隆余氏公會當日下午在吉隆坡舊古仔路海景大酒家午餐接風。 席間交流,暢談甚歡,致為融洽,加強彼此的聯繫與親情,顯示世余一家親。

余德強伉儷將續程南下柔佛,跟南馬余氏宗親會交流。

大馬余總暨雪隆余氏公會訊

下一期的風采電子季刊將在二○二三年六月中出版。報導各地余風采堂及余氏宗親會的最近活動消息,歡迎大家投稿。稿件需在二○二三年五月十五日前經電郵 (world.yee @ gmail.com) (no space) 或郵寄(風采電子季刊, 226 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C. Canada V6A 1Z7) 到本刊編輯收。



Welcome to the 74th issue of the Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice, an electronic newsletter for the World Yee community. In this issue we are featuring Winter and Spring activities from the Yee family associations around the world.

Spring is in the air … At the first sight of spring, we will see the pretty pink and white buds burst into beautiful cherry blossoms. And, in no time the cherry blossom petals fall like confetti, and quietly slip away. And with that, it sets the stage for us to welcome Easter and Ching Ming celebrations.

As travel restrictions are easing, travelers begin to enjoy cruising once more, and plan to travel to their favorite destinations for vacations, Most societies and associations prepared to celebrate the Spring season with banquets .

We thank all those who have made contributions to this issue, including:

  • Jim Yee, James Yu and George Yee of Vancouver
  • Worachai Aurprayoon and Fook Biu Yu of Thailand
  • Bing Kai Lee, Johnson Yee and Wei Ming Yu of Hong Kong
  • Paula Yee, Karen Yee, Ringo Yu and Winston Yee of Boston
  • Sherman Yu of San Francisco
  • Brenda Yee Fung and David M. Yee of Phoenix
  • Kevin Lee of Seattle
  • Edith Yee and Kenny Q. Yee of Southern California
  • Er Sui See of Muar, Malaysia
  • Kai Yon Yee of Selangor, Malaysia
  • Yu Ze Xin, Jie Feng Yu, Jian Qiáng Yu of DiHai, China

Martin Yee, Vancouver


Hong Kong Yue Clansmen Association Autumn Day Trip

Hong Kong Yue Clansmen Association

YFT NE Chapter Installation and Dong Gee Celebration





















The Yee Fung Toy Family Association of New England installed their 2023 officers on Sunday December 4th. As in previous years they also celebrated Dong Gee right after the officers were installed.

Home-made tong-yun (made by our Women's Group and other members) was served to many members and journalists covering the installation.

Boston Chinatown's American Legion members also came in from the cold to enjoy some tong-yun as they were all outside doing their annual toy drive for the Chinatown youth.

Karen Yee, Boston

Yu Clansmen of Thailand Celebrate Winter Solstice




The Yu Clansmen Family Association of Thailand celebrate Winter Solstice on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. After the ancestor ceremony, we all went to Ah Yat Abalone Forum Restaurant for lunch.

Fook Biu Yu, Bangkok, Thailand

Congratulations to the Newly Elected Slate of Phoenix YFT Family Association 2023 Officers

Congratulations to our newly elected President Brenda Yee Fung, Vice Presidents Walter Yu, Fred K. Yee and Bob Yee.

David M.Yee, Phoenix

Congratulations to the 2023 Staff and Committee Members of Sacramento Yee Fung Toy Association.

Congratulations to the newly elected 2022 Staff and Committee Members of Sacramento Yee Fung Toy Association.

Yee Fung Toy Family Association-Sacramento

Congratulations to the Re-elected Leaders of San Francisco YFT Family Association






January 1, 2023, our presidents and staffs brought in the roast pig to pay respects to our ancestor at the 4th floor Grand Hall. Due to Covid pandemic prevented our election process last year, our staffs continued their positions for another year. Hop Wo Vice President, Steve Yee and San Francisco Human Right Commissioner, Irene Yee Riley also joined us to the event. Afterward, we all enjoyed the feast at the dining hall.

Sherman Yu, San Francisco

TECO-Chicago Director General Johnson Sen Chiang Visit Chicago YFT




Chicago YFT Vice President Venna Yee and the Board of directors welcomed TECO-Chicago Director General Johnson Sen Chiang during his New Year visit to the Chicago YFT Family Association on Monday, January 2nd.

Chicago Yee Fung Toy Association

The Southern California Yee Family Association Year End Dinner


The Southern California Yee Family Association held its 團年飯 / Year End Dinner on Sunday January 15, 2023.

Edith Yee, Southern California

Consul Zhao Jian Visit Chicago YFT Association


The Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Chicago Zhao Jian successfully completed the three-day New Year's tour - visited 36 traditional Chinese groups in the North and South Chinatowns to express New Year wishes to the overseas Chinese.

On Tuesday, January 17th, he visited our Chicago YFT Association, President Paul Yee, Vice President Venna Yee and members of the YFT Association welcomed him and his entourage.

Consul General Zhao Jian emphasized that Chinese people all over the world have the same root and origin, and the direction of the Chinese people's efforts is the common prosperity of the Chinese people and the revival of the motherland.

Chicago Yee Fung Toy Association

Yu Clansmen of Thailand Annual Ancestor Veneration














The Yu Clansmen Family Association of Thailand's annual ancestral veneration ceremony was held on Wednesday, January 18th, 2023.

Fook Biu Yu, Bangkok, Thailand

Yee Fung Toy of NE Celebrated the Lunar New Year




Yee Fung Toy of New England celebrated the lunar new year of the rabbit on January 22 with a full vegetarian menu. It was a record-breaking crowd with many members in attendance for the festivities. A couple members brought sweet pastry desserts to share.

Karen Yee, Boston

Dr Kin F. Yee Elected Chair of the Board of Trustees at Chinese Hospital













 

 






Congratulations! Dr. Kin F. Yee was recently elected and installed (Jan 30, 2023) as Chair of the Board of Trustees for Chinese Hospital in San Francisco. We should be very proud, this is a very competitive position to attain. And we can be also proud that Kin will be an exemplary leader for the Chinese Hospital.

Kenny Q. Yee, San Francisco

Singapore Yee Clan Spring Gathering and Scholarship Awards


























The Spring gathering activities of the Singapore Yee Clan Association ended successfully in the afternoon of the Lantern Festival..

More than a hundred relatives gathered together for a toss up (lao qi) Chinese style raw fish salad, to enjoy delicious food, and say happy New Year! Congratulations! Every year is better!

Our Association president, Ee Boon Kwee, personally delivered red envelopes and oranges to each of the relatives, and to congratulate them on their good health and great luck in the new year!

Woo Soi Muay, Singapore

Southern California Yee Family Association Spring Banquet




Happy Chinese Lunar New Year! This year, the Southern California Yee Family Association celebrated the Year of the Rabbit at Monterey Palace Restaurant on Saturday, February 4th.

Edith Yee, Southern California

Yu Clansmen of Thailand Members Visit Taiwan














Members of The Yu Clansmen Family Association of Thailand flew to Taiwan on Monday, February 13th, visited the temple there and we enjoyed a sightseeing trip to The Fushou Mountain Farm.

This Farm is a tourist attraction in the Lishan Village, Heping District, Taichung, Taiwan. Fushou Mountain Farm is located between Hehuan Mountain and Snow Mountain, with an altitude of more than 2,000 meters. The farm covers an area of more than 800 hectares, surrounded by mountains and has a wide field of vision.

It is known as "Taiwan's Little Switzerland". The high altitude creates four distinct seasons here, and the twelve months have different scenery. In February, cherry blossoms and temperate fruits are especially worth visiting and tasting.

Fook Biu Yu, Bangkok, Thailand

Yu Clansmen of Thailand Members Visit Overseas Chinese Association Headquarters








Members of The Yu Clansmen Family Association of Thailand and members of the Thailand Overseas Chinese Association, accompanied President Seng Ching Yu to visit the Overseas Chinese Association Headquarters in Taiwan on Tuesday, February 14th.

Fook Biu Yu, Bangkok, Thailand

Yee Fung Toy Association of NE Celebrated the Year of the Rabbit












YFT’s NE Chapter celebrated the lunar new year with a banquet on Saturday, February 25, with close to 300 members in attendance. No outside community members were invited. It was a private celebration with our own members and friends only. The consensus was to celebrate with our own YFT family members only to make it a more intimate gathering. Everyone enjoyed themselves, with the Women’s Group leading with several dances and group singing.

Awards were given out. Among them was a gift to good friend and consultant Jack Ng to thank him for helping us with our building renovations. A gift was provided by Grand President Kenneth 文博總長 and Advisor Rosemary 麗瘍U問. Elder Peter 超群元老 and Grand President Kenneth also recognized the two Co-Chairs Paula 寶愛主席 and Lup 立昌主席 and Advisor Ringo 宗濤顧問 with red envelope gifts for their countless hours overseeing the huge renovation project.

The rest of the evening we gave out three 90-year old red envelopes to members who reached the age of 90. They were Kun Oi Yee ( 余甄勤 愛 ), Oi Yuk Yee ( 余朱藹 玉 ) and Bik Lin Yu ( 余 陳碧蓮 ). Scholarships were also handed out. Gen Yuen Yee and Kwok Chi Yee’s families handed out memorial scholarships to graduate students and the Boston Chapter YFT handed out nine undergraduate degree scholarships. Many raffles were handed out, all donated by our own YFT members.

Karen Yee, Boston

Victor & May Yu (Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada) visited Singapore Yee Clan
















We were too happy to receive an email from Victor Yu mentioning that he and his wife, May, were sailing on a cruise ship to the Far East. His ship would berth at Marina Cruise Centre on the 26th Feb 2023. He wished to meet up with the Singapore Yee Clan Association members. This would be Victor's first visit to Yee Clan Association, Singapore. Further, I was very glad that Jim Yee and Martin Yee notified me, separately, of Victor's intention.

We used WhatsApp to establish contact with Victor and took care of his wishes. The cruise ship "Holland America Westerdam" finally arrived at Singapore's Marina Cruise Centre around 5pm. This was a no better time to visit us as we had just finished our monthly meeting and most Committee members were present. Our President, Ee Boon Kwee and I drove to the Cruise Centre to welcome Victor and May.

After picking up our visitors, we drove back to Association where most members were eagerly waiting to welcome our esteemed visitors. Time was tight, we walked over to Chinatown Food Centre for dinner.

We thought this famous place would be a wonderful Singapore dining culture and experience for our visitors. This Centre produced some excellent Michelin 1-Star rated F&B outlets. We had the whole night sharing with Victor and May - such memorable, friendly and open talks. Victor is a quick, witty, slicky smooth talker! We enjoyed interacting with Victor. Thank you for so much Canadian fun!

We hope to cross paths again soon in Bangkok or maybe in Toronto. Looking forward to meet everyone again. Best wishes and bon voyage to Victor and May on their forward trips to Kuala Lumpur and beyond. Smooth sailing!

Peter CK Yee, Singapore

Yu Clansmen of Thailand Members Attended the Chinese Clan of South East Asia 10th Symposium



 








Members of The Yu Clansmen Family Association of Thailand attended the Chinese Clan of South East Asia and China 10th Symposium held in Penang, Malaysia from March 4th to March 7th.

Chinese Clan Association delegates from Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia and China came together to share their views in the 10th Symposium and the International Youth Forum.

Fook Biu Yu, Bangkok, Thailand

Victor & May Yu (Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada) visited Persatuan Keturunan Yee of Malaysia












Victor Yu and his wife May visited the Malaysia Yees on Sunday, March 5th, the Persatuan Keturunan Yee Malaysia and the Persatuan Yee Selangor dan Wilayah Persekutuan of Kuala Lumpur welcome them.

Kai Yon Yee, Malaysia

The next issue of the Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice will be published in mid June, 2023, featuring current events and activities of the Yee Fung Toy associations across the world. Please submit your articles to the Editor via email (world.yee @ gmail.com) or postal mail (The Editor, 226 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6A 1Z7) by May 15.


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