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風采電子季刊


Issue 63 www.yeefungtoy.org/newsletter 2020/06/15




Fung Toy Monthly

春季號(第135期)

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各位尊敬的宗長、敬愛的宗親和讀者,大家好!

歡迎來到第六十三期的《風采電子季刊》, 這期的「風采電子季刊」以各地余風采堂舉辦的春節聯歡、清明節慎終追遠、交流聯誼活動為主題。 各風采分堂之活動由各地的余氏宗親會提供。更多精采內容,請見本期目錄。

自今年一月初傳出了新冠狀病毒傳播到如今,已經整整五個多月了,世界各地的疫情依然緊張, 雖然確診病例與死亡人數有出現了下降的趨勢,但距離高峰點依然有距離。各地依然實施著居家避疫令, 疫情令人堪憂,本著對社會、對公眾、對自身負責的公德意識,並積極配合防範要求,以減少健康和安全隱患, 各地區有很多余風采堂,余氏宗親會的春節聯歡、清明時節慶等系列活動已延期或取消舉辦。

然而,有好些國家的疫情仍在發展,要平息不是一下子的事。 世界原是一體,環環相扣,互為影響,要恢復原狀並不是一兩年之間的事。大家要有心理準備, 吃緊的日子還在等待著我們!在疫苗或藥物還沒有面世之前,個人仍要繼續保持安全社交距離及配戴專用口罩絕是最佳的抗疫伙伴, 目的是要抵抗新冠病毒的飛沫傳染。

歡迎大家繼續給我們支持和鼓勵!更感謝讀者和友好們對刊物的批評和指導,使我們可吸取經驗,作出改善,循序漸進。

這期季刊得以順利完成,實有賴於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美湛先生、余榮燊先生、余金星先生。
    • 新加坡余氏總會余子基先生、余福強先生、余細妹女士。
    • 馬來西亞雪隆余氏公會余開雲先生。
    • 香港余氏宗親會主席余偉明先生、余健倫先生、李炳佳先生。
    • 美國三藩市余風采總堂的余永源先生、余健全先生、余民輝先生。
    • 美國南加省余風采堂的余國恩先生、余玉玲女士。
    • 美國紐英崙余風采堂的余寶愛女士、余超群先生、余厚利先生。
    • 廣東省開平市荻海風采堂的余澤欣先生、余健L先生。
    • 僑社記者謝潤琴女士。
    • 美國亞省時報記者阿鳴先生。
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-余柏寧


南加省余風采堂春宴聯歡








南加省余風采堂於二○二○年二月八日(星期六) 十二時在該堂舉行春節祀祖典禮,禮成後有午餐招待, 同日下午五時半假座蒙市利苑酒樓舉行春節聯歡晚會。

南加省余風采堂訊

斐匿余風采堂祭祖擺春宴 把酒言歡不受疫情影響














斐匿余風采堂於二月廿九日中午在堂所舉行祭祖儀式。當天,嬸母們一早就做好家鄉糕點,預備好燒豬、 酒菜等貢品來到堂所,羅省余以信元老伉儷、三藩市余風采堂美西總長余國恩伉儷及公子、 紐約余宏基元老伉儷攜侄女等遠道從外埠趕來,在余文勁元老的帶領下, 與本堂宗親一起向余忠襄公上香敬酒如誼,祝願眾生平安順遂,家庭幸福,堂所業務更上一層樓。

斐匿余風采堂於二月廿九日中午在堂所舉行祭祖儀式。當天,嬸母們一早就做好家鄉糕點,預備好燒豬、 酒菜等貢品來到堂所,羅省余以信元老伉儷、三藩市余風采堂美西總長余國恩伉儷及公子、 紐約余宏基元老伉儷攜侄女等遠道從外埠趕來,在余文勁元老的帶領下, 與本堂宗親一起向余忠襄公上香敬酒如誼,祝願眾生平安順遂,家庭幸福,堂所業務更上一層樓。

晚上六時半假座六福酒家舉行春宴,筵開四十席,本埠的華人團體均派代表出席。 Chandler 市議員黃馨民、僑聯主席余自重、福利會主席鄧朝駒、 中華商會主席李江、亞省餐館會主席梅樹德、鄧高密公所 Jim Tang、 龍岡公所主席劉全知、黃氏宗親會主席黃定江、 僑務委員邱順雄、耆英會主席張萬波、越華會主席黃海、 開平同鄉會主席徐家聲等出席了晚宴,高朋滿座,熱鬧非凡。

宴會由余哲夫主持,主席余錦添致歡迎詞,歡迎各界僑領、嘉賓、社會賢達、宗親好友的到來。 亞利桑那州財政廳長余豔芬以英文及家鄉方言向大家送上祝福,余風采總堂總長余國恩、 本埠顧問余文澤等致辭並送上新年的恭賀,顧問余美蓮宣讀州長賀詞, 並代表亞利桑那州平權委員會主任黃仕鈞呼籲大家踴躍參加 2020 年人口普查。主席余錦添代表接收賀信。

在余文深牧師禱告後,僑務委員邱順雄代表僑委會委員長吳新興博士頒發感謝狀給余文勁、 余錦添、余長全、朱綺華,感謝他們對凝聚僑心團結僑社卓有的貢獻。 緊接著由余文勁元老和余錦添主席、 余文澤主席頒發服務獎給六位余氏元老: Willie Yee, Herb Kong, Eddie Yue, Buddy Hing, Rudy Yee, and Jerry Hom, 獎牌上寫著「熱心族務,助人為樂」以感謝他們一直以來為堂所作出的貢獻。

席間,余文勁元老偕同堂所顧問、主席等向嘉賓敬酒, 祝大家身體健康、萬事如意。 之後由余美蓮主席介紹嘉賓。賓客在品嘗佳餚的同時還欣賞表演節目,西人美少女 Victoria,Jenet Li 唱出多首中文歌,其中一首眾人熟悉的「上海灘」,咬字清晰, 盪氣迴腸。

余哲夫夫人、Marianne Yee、Jeannette Hing 主持頒發獎學金環節, 今年的獎學金得獎者分高中生兩位: Alyssa Dong、Christy Yu, 初中生三位: Mikayla Yue、Nicholas Yee、 Noah Hing。 五位學子成績優越,均表示努力學習,學有所成回饋社會。

最後的抽獎環節由余文勁二公子 Fred Yee 主持,禮品有金隆珠寶行送出的金飾福鼠一隻, 以及各贊助單位送出的禮券、餐券等,獎品十分豐富。

余氏在亞省華人大姓氏之一,余風采堂也是華人社區四大姓氏堂所之一, 每年的春宴都是社區一大盛事,今年的宴會不受疫情影響,親朋好友把酒言歡,一片詳和歡樂。

美國亞省時報記者阿鳴報導並攝影 斐匿余風采堂訊

美國余風采總堂春宴 和睦呈祥聚金山








美國余風采總堂二○二○年春節聯歡慶會於三月八日舉行,是日正午吉時,喜慶不忘追思先祖,在舊金山總堂禮堂舉行莊嚴肅穆的祭祖典禮, 敬奉金豬全蹄,虔誠拜祭先賢,美西總長國恩恭讀祭文, 中文書記華湘主持祭祖典禮儀式。隨後,梁館白鶴醒獅蒞臨賀歲, 現場鑼鼓喧天,鞭炮齊鳴,十萬發吉祥鞭炮為余氏一年一度新春聯歡拉開序幕, 吸引遊人駐足觀賞,總堂門前全家福大合照,留下美好歷史新的一頁。

是晚,在新亞洲大酒樓與半島酒樓同步舉行盛典。市議會主席余鼎昂 (Norman Yee) 宗長、加州參議員威善高(Scott Wiener)、 市地檢官博徹思(Chesa Boudin) 親臨祝賀並頒賀狀;加州審計長余淑婷宗妹的代表周達昌、 加州眾議員丁右立的代表伍玉珍、州眾議員邱信福的代表余民輝前來頒發賀狀。駐美中華總會館總董 暨陽和總會館主席何東石、 台山寧陽總會館主席李殿邦、三邑總會館主席張冠榮、中華通事余健全;合和總會館通事余永源; 二埠中華會館副主席余國湛;岡州總會館前主席陳社烈; 美洲秉公總堂副總理鄧灼照、 書記長楊子超;世界黃氏宗親總會名譽主席黃惠喜;寧陽商董:黃偉林、朱汝湛、譚卓權; 美洲中華學校校長蔡炳樂、前校董會主席鄧文鈿等到賀。余風采總堂主席文山、 副主席寵異;世界余氏宗親會名譽會長永源;元老:臻發、健全、超群、 以信、永源、宏基;美西總長國恩、副總長國湛;總顧問文澤; 總堂顧問:煦鴻、民輝、 健峰;婦女部顧問:文山夫人、仕儒夫 人、煦鴻夫人、永源夫人; 主任寵異夫人、副主任桐文夫人;余紹賢堂主席華湘、 副主席立群等首長職員以及遠道而來的紐約、鳳凰城、波士頓、羅省、二埠各埠分堂余氏宗親,歡聚一堂,拳拳宗情。 中文書記余華湘主持祭祖禮及擔任慶會司儀,在婦女歌詠隊引吭高歌賀年聲中,揭開慶會帷幕。 主席余文山首先歡迎大家以及來自各埠的余氏宗親的撥冗光臨, 並致以衷心感謝。他說,在慶祝新春歡樂的時刻, 緬懷先賢在1886年 建立 余風采堂,走過143年的歷史 特別感謝風采堂各埠的領導層,遠道而至,共襄會務。來自洛杉磯的美西總長余國恩送上祝福 — 恭喜發財、新年快樂。 他感謝省市政要、僑團領袖、 各埠宗親蒞臨余風采堂一年一度的春節聯歡晚會。 在獻上祝福話語後,希望宗親團結合作, 共同謀求余風采堂更大的福祉而努力。 中華總董何東石代表中華總會館暨陽和總會館致以祝賀。他說, 雖然華埠疫情動盪,亦無阻今晚春宴大家之喜慶,仍然嘉賓、 宗親濟濟一堂。 藉此,他感謝余風采宗親多年來對華埠僑社的貢獻。 祝余風采總堂堂務興隆。

接著,元老余健全介紹省市政要。市議員余鼎昂向大家拜個晚年。他說, 今年他在市議會任期已有八年任滿,他希望華人踴躍投票,爭取權益。

市地檢官博徹思(Chesa Boudin)感謝余風采宗親爲華埠 做事,希望大家團結一致,守護社區安全。

州參議員威善高(Scott Wiener) 致詞,助手張勁林翻譯中文說,由於疫情影響, 在社區產生一些種族歧視的現象,這是錯誤的。 他希望大家互助團結,共同抗擊疫情。繼而,在中文書記余華湘介紹僑團嘉賓、本堂及外埠余氏首長 職員後, 副主席余寵異致答謝詞。 他感謝政界官員、僑社首長的蒞臨,更感謝遠道而來的各埠余氏宗親,並感謝僑團送來花籃與賀儀。 他祝大家有個愉快的晚上,並祝遠道而來的宗親平平安安返回家,順順利利過新年。 慶會上,歌聲飛揚,笑靨與歡笑聲縈繞,滿堂喜慶。 當晚總堂職員出席還有:中文副書記余錫強;英文書記余耀棋、 余仲良;財政:余壽銘、余武榮;核數:余澤熙、余沃宏;交接:余紀念、余啟超等。

僑社記者謝潤琴/舊金山報導

余氏喜訊:余叔英公古墓列入第四批潮州市文物保護單位












二○二○年四月十日,潮州市人民政府公佈第四批潮州市文物保護單位,其中共有三十一處文物保護單位之中,余叔英公古墓列為第一位。 早在二○一七年十二月份,第七屆世界余氏宗親總會、 香港余氏宗親會、美國余風采總堂、 美國余紹賢堂曾聯名向潮州市人民政府申請將潮州市原北宋潮州府知、 太守余叔英公古墓列入市級文物保護單位,由香港余氏宗親會理事長余偉明一行四人前往潮州市遞交申請書。

經過三年的努力,余氏族人終於達成願望,成功地將叔英祖墓列入潮州市不可移動文物保護 單位,保護和弘揚了祖德。 而對於潮州市人民來說,“為什麼潮州會把余叔英古墓列入文物保護物件?”下面就引用署名墨沫(素描潮汕)的原創文章來加以說明。

余叔英公古墓,位於今天的潮州市潮安區古巷鎮古巷鄉古一村虎墳埔,墓碑坐庚向甲兼酉 卯,至今已有九百餘年歷史。 當地人稱北宋時代的叔英古墓是「潮州九縣余公墳」,稱其墓穴是虎地,因此叫虎墳埔。古巷鄉在明初建鄉, 有六百多年歷史;而虎墳埔的歷史比古巷鄉還早三百年,可見余叔英公古墓歷史之悠久。

余叔英公出生於北宋景佑元年(一○三四),字則含,一字景才,號勉齋。 他是嶺南余族始祖北宋名臣余靖公的第三子,能詩善書,為政寬簡,被後人尊稱為余姓二世祖。

余叔英公於宋政和年間(1111-1115) 到潮州任知府,其侄子余嗣光(余靖長子余伯莊之子) 受祖蔭同到潮州任司戶(宋代官職,主管戶口), 余嗣光因為喜歡潮州風土之美,於是定居潮州,始創於楓溪,後移潮州城內創賢德坊,成為粵東余姓的先世。 後來余叔英逝於潮州,葬於古巷楓洋林甲山,他的後裔則大都遷於粵西開平、台山等地。

余叔英公是儒家精神滋養的知識份子的典型代表,一腔熱血,勤政愛民,不避風雨,為官清 廉,敢說敢做,赤誠實幹。 “先天下之憂而憂,後天下之樂而樂。”這樣的人,實是為官之楷模,後輩的榜樣!潮州牌坊之歷史實可溯源於此。

而余嗣光(1052-1136) 的後裔則留在潮州,粵東余姓從此分支派衍繁盛,並逐步遍佈於粵東各縣,現在也是潮汕之 盛族,因以上這個緣由, 潮州余姓均尊認余靖為潮州太始祖。

如今,叔英公墓為潮州市不可多得的歷史古迹,其事蹟更值得後輩子孫緬懷與傳揚。

依據《中華人民共和國文物保護法》,實施“保護為主,搶救第一,合理利用, 加強管理”的方針,將余叔英公墓列為市級文物保護單位,實是理所應當了。

荻海風采堂 余澤欣報導

新加坡余氏總會董事會成員在 COVID-19 阻斷措施期間進行了「虛擬視訊」會議












新加坡並不能擺脫世界 COVID-19 流行病的威脅。我們於二○二○年四月七日進入「阻斷措施」,阻斷措施延長到六 月一日。

阻斷措施期間,我們決定讓董事會成員探討使用「虛擬視訊」會議。我們研究了一些選項,並決定使用“ZOOM” 視訊會議。 我們指導每個成員,並在四月廿六日下午二點進行了第一次虛擬視訊 會議,會議採用了通常的協定和程式,跟從一些道德準則, 人們可以採用這種在線會議。我們肯定也確保在線會議的安全性。

我們的會長文貴對所有人表示歡迎,並開始了會議,由我們的名譽秘書長平光宣讀了會議記錄以及財政玉蓮提供的財務報告。 我們的青年團副團長福強在虛擬會議期間在家中進行了設置,協助和支援 ZOOM 平臺。 每個董事會成員都採用新技術來進行虛擬視訊會議,每個人都很高興。

新加坡余氏總會 余福強報導

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What is in the Next Issue?


Welcome to the 63rd issue of the Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice, an electronic newsletter for the World Yee community.

In this issue we are featuring some of the Spring activities from the Yee associations around the world, such as Spring banquets, and Ching-ming memorial ceremonies.

However, we all are in for a summer like no other, due to the coronavirus, or COVID-19 pandemic,  is having a huge impact on festivals and events of the Yee associations or organizations around the world, and causing many to be cancelled or postponed.

As of June 15th, with confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide surpassing 8.0 million, Deaths over 400,000 and continuing to grow, scientists are pushing forward with efforts to develop vaccines and treatments to slow the pandemic and lessen the disease’s damage.

And now, we'd like to thank all contributors, and remind anyone who wants to become a contributor that they can email us their reports and photos of events and activities from their locale.

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

  • David M. Yee, John Tang and John M. Yee of Phoenix
  • Kevin Lee of Seattle
  • Paula Yee, Ho-Lee Yee and Peter C. Yee of Boston
  • Kenny Yee, Edith Yee and Chao Yu of Southern California
  • Jim Yee, James Yu and Wing Yee of Vancouver
  • Bing Kai Lee, Yu Wai Ming, Johnson Yee of Hong Kong
  • Peter CK Yee, Stephen Yee Fook Keong, Eu Han Yam and Xi Mei of Singapore
  • Kai Yon Yee of Malaysia
  • Yu Zexin and Yu Jian Qiang of Dihai, China

Martin Yee, Vancouver


Yee Family Association of SoCal Celebrate CNY” Ceremony








The Southern California Yee Family Association Lunar New Year Celebration was held on February 8, 2020 (Saturday), starting off with the honoring ancestor ceremony at the Association club house, and lunch was served immediately after.

The Spring Banquet was held on the same day at 5:30 PM, at the Monterey Palace Restaurant.

Photos courtesy of Mike Yee.

Kenny Q. Yee, Southern California

Phoenix Yee Fung Toy Celebrates Lunar Year of the Rat
































The Yee Fung Toy Association of Phoenix celebrated Lunar Year of the Rat banquet on February 29 at the Great Wall Cuisine Restaurant, with close to 400 members and community guests in attendance. Among the activities, scholarships and honoring the organization's outstanding Yee members (Willie Yee, Herb Kong, Eddie Yue, Buddy Hing, Rudy Yee and Jerry Hom).

Enjoying the festivities at the Headquarter's during the lunch ancestor ceremony were, Kathy Yee, Phoenix Yee Grand Elder John M. Yee, Grand Elder Alan Yee (from Los Angeles), Phoenix YFT President, Tim Yee, Grand Elder Frank Yee (from New York), Western Grand President, Kenny Yee (from Los Angeles), and Grand Advisor, David M. Yee.

Among the distinguish guests at the banquet were Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee, Chandler Councilman Sam Huang, VIP guests from LA, New York, and other community leaders.

John Tang, Phoenix

The Ancient Tomb of Yee Shuying Is Now One of Chaozhou City Cultural Heritage Protection Units












On April 10, 2020, the Chaozhou Municipal People's Government announced the fourth batch of Chaozhou City Cultural Heritage Protection Units, of the thirty-one Cultural Heritage Protection Units; The Tomb of Yu Shuying in the Northern Song Dynasty era was listed on top. He was the third son of Yee Jing, the ancestor of the Lingnan Yee clan, who was a famous official in the Northern Song Dynasty.

As early as December 2017, the 7th World Yee Family Association, Hong Kong Yue Clansman Association, the Yee Fung Toy Family Association of USA Headquarters, Yee Shew Yan Benevolent Association has jointly applied to the Chaozhou Municipal People's Government to the Chaozhou City to include Yee Shuying's Tomb as one of Chaozhou Cultural Heritage Protection Units. The Hong Kong Yue Clansman Association Chairman Danny Yu Weiming led a group of four people went to Chaozhou City to submit this application.

Immovable cultural relics under state protection refer to major cultural and historic sites designated by the State Council to be listed as heritage protection units for their historical, cultural, artistic and scientific value at the national level. China now boasts a total of 2,348 registered immovable cultural relics under state protection, including the famed Great Wall, Forbidden City and the Mausoleum of Emperor Qinshihuang.

Chaozhou City is situated in the east of Guangdong, the middle lower reach of Hanjiang River. The area is 3,613.9 square kilometers, of which the land area is 3,080.9 square kilometers, sea area 533 square kilometers, with a coastal line of 136 kilometers.

 Yu Zexin, DiHai

Singapore Yee Clan Board Members On Zoom Virtual Meeting








Singapore is not spared from the world COVID-19 Pandemic. Singapore introduced the circuit breaker from Apr 7th 2020 and extended further to Jun 1st 2020.

We have decided to get our board members to explore using a virtual meeting. We looked at a few options available and we have decided to use ZOOM. We coached each of our board members prior to our meeting. On Apr 26th 2020, we embarked on our first virtual meeting using the usual protocols and procedures even though it was online.

Our President, Boon Kwee did his warm welcome message and checked that all of us were well. Our Honorary Secretary, Peng Kwang recapped previous meeting minutes and our finance statements were read by our Treasurer, Yuke Lin. Our Youth Group member, Stephen Yee did the setup, assisted members and supported the ZOOM platform, all from our homes during our virtual meeting. Every board member embarked on a new technology to do our virtual meeting and everyone enjoyed it.

Stephen Yee Fook Keong, Singapore

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic and Singapore's Covid-19 "Circuit Breaker" clamp-down or lockdown by the authorities, Yee Clan Association (Singapore) organized an on-line dry run Zoom video conference. We wished to try out whether this piece of software was suitable for our users to conduct virtual video meetings for more than 35 participants.

As most of us were not familiar with Zoom, there were some initial confusions but were quickly resolved. Stephen Yee arranged and facilitated this virtual meeting. The meeting was conducted with our usual protocols and procedures. President Boon Kwee welcomed all and started the virtual meeting. Hon Sec, Peng Kwang, read out minutes of the last meeting. Treasurer, Yuke Lin, combed through the Financial Report and answered any queries arising. Documents were flashed on the screen. The whole idea was to mimic as realistically as possible to a real physical meeting. Zoom's audio and video were of reasonable quality.

We were pleased that this virtual meeting went on well. Plus point was that mobile handphones could also be used besides laptops. Some small issues could be ironed out later. We found that it was imperative to use a random Meeting ID and Password. ID and Password would be circulated to Committee Members through another mode. I understand that at point of writing this report, Zoom had fixed their security issue. Future virtual meetings will be the real thing, official and minuted.

Screenshots by Stephen, Lye Meng and Peter CK.

Peter CK Yee, Singapore

What is in the Next Issue?

The next issue of the Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice will be published in mid September, 2020, featuring summer picnics and other activities at Yee Fung Toy associations around 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 August 15.