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風采電子季刊


Issue 45 www.yeefungtoy.org/newsletter 2015/12/19

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編者話

風采總分堂報導

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秋季號(第 117 期)

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編者話

尊敬各位的宗長、敬愛各位的宗親和讀者,大家好!

十一月廿三日至廿六日由世界余氏宗親總會主辦,澳門余氏宗親會及余風采堂協辦的第六屆世界余氏懇親大會取得圓滿成功! 第四十五期的《風采電子季刊》又和大家見面了!

世界是不同文化、不同思想觀念、不同生活習慣的人所共有的,來自世界各地的余氏宗親、家眷與好友雲集澳門、開平,聚宗誼議族務,共襄盛舉。 懇親大會旨在聯絡宗誼,守望相助,也通過會議集思廣益,策劃將來,務求使會務更完善。

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。

年終歲末將至,各種喜慶的節日也接踵而至,我在此謹代表世界余氏網站事務委員會編輯組全體同仁,敬祝各位海内外的宗親、讀者、 朋友們每天諸事順利如意!分分精彩!秒秒幸福!工作順利!並身體健康!聖誕快樂!新年快樂!

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、余彩燕女士、余進添先生。
    • 香港余氏宗親會主席余海虎先生、余健倫先生、李炳佳先生。
    • 美國斐匿余風采堂的余文勁先生、余文焯先生、余文澤先生。
    • 美國舍路余風采堂的余紹江先生、余海量先生。
    • 美國華府余風采堂的余啟輝先生。
    • 美國南加省余風采堂的余超強先生、余國恩先生。
    • 美國二埠余風采堂的余庭稳先生。
    • 美國紐英崙余風采堂的余國華先生。
    • 馬來西亞秘書長余開雲先生。
    • 美國三藩市余風采總堂的余健全先生、余武良先生。
    • 澳門余氏宗親會余風采堂的會長余華賜先生、余幹成先生、余少池先生、余美笑女士、余華燊先生。
    • 泰國余氏宗親總會的副理事長余紹基先生。
    • 廣東省開平市荻海風采堂的余澤欣先生、余健強先生。
    • 世界新聞網記者陳嘉倩女士、星島日報記者黃偉江先生。
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


二埠余風采堂夏季郊游聯歡會




美國二埠余風采堂於七月十二日在本埠威林廉公園舉辦二○一五年青少年兒童、宗親郊游聯歡慶會。是日氣溫涼快宜人,逾一佰七十多人参加這次郊游聯歡會。

本堂杰民元老,總顧問緒揚、振權,顧問國湛、國平及正副主席國超、 庭穩暨各科職員早上十時前都先後來到公園與工作人員一齊佈置現場,中華會館各兄弟堂所朋友都合力幫助支持, 很快將橫額,彩旗佈置完成,十二時郊游開始分派炸雞、炒麵、熱狗、涼水西瓜等食品,大家有序排隊並在綠蔭下分享豐富午餐,聊天談家常,聯絡感情, 增進友情和諧。

抽獎活動一時開始,由於做得有聲有色,大家興高采烈,所有参加郊游慶會的宗親、親友、 兒童小朋友都經歷了一個愉快的週末。

二埠余風采堂 余庭稳報導

廣東省僑聯副主席余志勇訪問美國余風采總堂

二零一五年八月十四日,廣東省僑聯副主席余志勇、澳門余氏宗親會會長、 第六屆世余懇親大會會長余華賜一行八人到美國余風采總堂參觀訪問, 受到美國余風采總堂主席余武良、總堂元老余臻發、余健全,總堂顧問余煦鴻、余振兆, 中文書記余華湘,幹事余立群等宗親的熱烈歡迎。

是日,總堂在三藩市華埠的新亞洲大酒樓設早茶招待余志勇副主席、余華賜會長一行, 茶後到美國余風采總堂參觀。 在四樓會議廳,余志勇、余華賜一行首先對先祖忠襄公的神位上香, 行三鞠躬,奉上香油錢,然後參觀總堂的會堂及先祖神像、字畫、文物等, 客人們對歷代的余氏先賢為總堂的建設和努力表示敬佩,因為沒有他們的無私奉獻總堂也沒有今日的根基。 余武良主席及各位元老、顧問向客人介紹了美國余風采總堂歷年來在團結宗親,服務宗親方面所做的工作, 特別是每逢中國的傳統節假日總堂都舉辦了敬老愛幼、獎學助學方面活動, 每年都發放獎學金及長者慰問金。

大家聽後惑觸深刻,希望美國余風采總堂在各位首長的率領下,繼續發揚先輩的精神, 帶領全美各余風采堂為余氏宗親做出更大的貢獻。

澳門余氏宗親會訊

華府余風采堂排球隊參加了「第71屆北美洲華人排球邀請賽」






由紐約中華公所與奇客體育協會(New York Strangers Sports Organization)主辦的「第七十一屆北美洲華人排球邀請賽」, 於九月五日至七日在曼哈坦華埠熱鬧舉行,來自美加地區的一百二十支球隊、 一千五百多名球員將參與其中,是北美洲華人排球賽歷屆以來最大規模的賽事。

華府余風采堂的排球隊也參加了。

今次的比賽盛況空前,除了來自美加兩國的一百二十支排球隊伍外,出席觀賽的華人也是熱情高漲, 成千上萬的球迷連續三天把賽事舉行的華埠「籃球體育城」擠得水泄不通, 許多還是上了年紀的男女球迷。美國的排球運動,在華人社區的受歡迎程度遠勝主流社會, 參賽者及觀眾都把它當成是華人社區活動的組成部份, 也是社交活動的好場所。

經過為期三天的激戰,最終多倫多鷹威隊、三藩市天龍隊分獲男女組冠軍。 亞軍分別被多倫多真氣隊(男子)和三藩市 AIM 隊(女子)摘得,洛杉磯 LA Green 隊獲女子季軍,男子組今屆比賽沒有季軍。

華府余風采堂 余啟輝報導

星島送報到校園 余銓針伉儷率先響應




驕陽似火的仲夏,余銓針、李雪嫻伉儷正在準備出發的行裝,前往廣東省開平市三埠余銓針醫院綜合大樓的剪綵儀式, 不過,還有一件同樣重要的事情, 必須要在出發前完成。原來,余銓針在出發前獲悉《星島日報》美西分社正準備舉辦免費贈送 《星島日報》 到校園的活動,當即表態,他與夫人捐贈1250元。 他說,很高興能參與這項透過中文報紙,文化薪火相傳的公益活動。

雖然余銓針身上有許多光環,但他一直行事低調,從不對外張揚,從事慈善事業卻是例外,用當仁不讓來形容並不為過。 從余銓針、李雪嫻伉儷以私人名義向僑立東華醫院重建大樓捐贈十多萬元,就可見一斑。 這次積極支 持贈送《星島日報》到校園, 則是夫妻倆眾多善舉的最新一樁。

上世紀三十年代出生的余銓針祖籍開平荻海思始鄉新美村,在開平風采中學尚未畢業, 十五歲時就跟隨親戚到香港謀生。他考進香港工業學校(即現在的香港理工大學前身),完成機械課程。 期間,他在香港政府機電處及當時著名的寶隆洋行機械部工作過。

六十年代初期,余銓針積極參與香港經濟轉型的建設, 對香港由轉口商埠轉型為工業商埠貢獻良多。 他把握時機,排除萬難,創辦了聯益冷氣工程公司,邁開創業的第一步。 聯益公司除了不斷開拓香港本地冷氣維修生意,還設廠生產急凍機及冷氣機,產品暢銷新加坡、 馬來西亞、泰國、越南等,屬下員工二百多人。 當時,香港中英文媒體紛紛報道聯益冷氣工程公司服務層次與質量為業界佼佼者, 韓戰期間,也成為美國政府的服務供應商。

余銓針是香港冷氣工程師學會會員,也是美國冷暖氣工程師學會會員, 曾任香港「通達」及「聯合」航運公司機械工程總管, 世界船王包玉剛旗下的環球航運公司大量船隊回港維修及安裝冷氣電器工程、 以及香港養和醫院冷氣工程的安裝及維修,均由聯益冷氣工程公司負責。

星島日報記者 黃偉江三藩市報導 [2015-09-11]

泰國余氏宗親總會參加泰國四姓兄弟同宗會常年祭祖典禮








泰國夜功徐余涂佘同宗會,歷屆全體理監事及同宗會員齊心協力,盡力為四姓宗親謀福利促進會務,加強團結。數十年來如一日。 給四姓同宗留下美好的讚譽和評價。

泰國余氏宗親總會參加泰國四姓兄弟同宗會「余徐涂佘」在泰國曼谷南部亱功府第一百四十一年常年祭祖典禮農月八月初二,今年由泰國佘氏宗親會擔任輪值主祭。

泰國余氏宗親總會 余紹基報導

新加坡余氏總會副秘書長余子基訪問紐約余風采堂
















我第三女兒余欣穎 (Clara Yee) 最近在紐約市的麥迪森廣場公園 ( Madison Square Park) 指導及推廣新加坡旅遊促進局展示新加坡的當代「創:新」人才。 「創:新」呈現新加坡多元之美。 在新加坡慶祝獨立金禧年之際,「創:新」旨在展現新加坡本土創意人才及其成就。

新加坡全球創意巡展「創:新」是一項國際創意展覽, 展覽新加坡當代各個領域的創意人才在三大洲的創意首都巡迴展出—先于北京(四月廿二日至廿六日)掀開序幕, 再到倫敦(六月廿四日至廿八日) 以及紐約市(九月廿三日至廿七日)相繼展出, 最後將于十一月廿七日至十二月六日在新加坡舉行閉幕展。

「創:新」旨在通過向世界展示新加坡多元化的創意人才,以加深國際社會對新加坡的瞭解與認識。

我和妻子秀英、女兒美慧 (Sabrina Yee)做出最後一分鐘決定陪同欣穎前往紐約市參與及旅遊。

抵達紐約後,我們順道訪問紐約余風采堂,受到美東總長余宏基、顧問余應昌和紐約余氏宗親等的熱烈歡迎。

拜訪當日,紐約余氏宗親正在舉行慶祝中秋節聯歡午餐,妻子秀英、 余宏基夫人與婦女部的成員共享,同時介紹了一些馬氏世表給我們認識。

我們非常感謝紐約余氏宗親們的熱情招待,雖然只是短短的相逢,卻讓我們留下一個難忘美好記憶。

新加坡余氏總會 余子基報導

新加坡余氏總會副秘書長余子基訪問休斯敦余風采堂余頌輝主席














九月廿五日我們前往紐約的紐華克自由國際機場 EWR(Newark Airport) 乘坐下午的班機飛行到休斯頓探親訪友。約二時三十分下午我們抵達休士頓。妻子秀英的弟弟 (Lim Ewe Leng) 在機場迎接我們。

九月廿七日我們與休斯敦余風采堂余頌輝主席在鳳城海鮮酒家約會。點心後,他帶我們去參觀他的家。 我必須承認他是個非常能幹的人。他的花園裡出色完成,木材地板,木材板步行、涼亭、配備水功能微型的瀑布等等。

接下來的兩天我們探索休斯頓自然科學博物館,休斯頓 NASA 太空中心,北邊的觀光小鎮 Old Town Spring 顯示一些阿米什人的木工。

我們也非常感謝休斯敦余頌輝伉儷的熱情招待,雖然也是短短的相逢, 卻讓我們留下一個難忘美好的記憶。

新加坡余氏總會 余子基報導

世界余氏懇親大會順利籌備


世界余氏懇親大會將於十一月廿三日在澳門開幕,籌備工作正順利進行,籌委會日前召開第二次會議,商討有關安排。

籌委會榮譽主席余焯源、大會會長余華賜介紹與各地聯繫情況, 執行主席余榮讓與主席團成員余惠鶯、余凱濤、余幹成報告各項工作及提出意見,正副秘書長余華富、 余冠群、余曦陶、盧雪梅展示已完成的紀念書畫集及介紹總務,余少池、余澤良、 余國禎等主任作出不同範疇補充。余方、余英宏等元老級顧問勉勵凝聚宗親,籌委對進度滿意, 亦提出要加緊做好,大家認為財務穏健,希望藉懇親大會宣傳回歸後的澳門, 並組織各地華僑宗親於會後返祖國參觀訪問。

開幕典禮及歡迎晚宴預留部分名額予澳門宗親,餐券即起在余氏宗親會發售, 每張澳門幣五百元,查詢請致電二八九二零八三六。

澳門余氏宗親會 余風采堂特訊 十月廿六日

傳統僑社展魅力 故事搬上知名劇院舞台




傳統僑社宗親會所的故事有那些魅力?華裔女作家余秀菊(Lauren Yee) 將透過她的舞台劇作「余氏之主」(King of the Yees),向大家娓娓道來。

在舞台劇劇本創作領域,受到諸多獎項肯定的余秀菊, 以其父親為主角的作品「余氏之主」,將於十一月初搬上芝加哥古德曼劇院舞台。

余秀菊在舞台劇上演前,分享了她創作的心路歷程。余秀菊指出, 父親余健全(Larry Yee) 活躍於舊金山余風采堂,不遺餘力參與社區事務,她認為, 父親應該有其自己的舞台劇,於是誕生了這部以傳統僑社宗親社團為背景,描述父女之間關係、自我認同的劇本。

創作過程中,余秀菊從父親那裡獲得了許多余風采堂的資料,從小並非在華埠長大的她, 以一個成人的角度省視了傳統僑社的歷史和發展,也因此遊歷了全球許多余風采堂。 許多余氏族人和她從未見過面,但知道她是余健全的女兒,都對她熱情接待。

余秀菊表示,根據她的觀察,舊金山華埠近年來有了很大轉變,現在學校不教廣東話, 普通話才是主流。來自北京、上海、福建的移民比比皆是,會說台山話的人也愈來愈少。

余秀菊擁有耶魯大學學士學位,在加州大學聖地牙哥校區取得寫作碩士學位,是一位專業劇作家。 在舊金山出生成長,現定居紐約。劇名嗆辣,探討在美華裔尋找文化和族裔認同歷程的「Ching Chong Chinaman」也是她的作品。

「余氏之主」是古德曼劇院從十月廿八日到十一月十五日舉行的新舞台 (New Stages) 系列演出劇碼之一, 古德曼劇院並特別在網上製作了一個影片,介紹一百多年前舊金山華埠宗親組織成立的經過及華埠發展歷程。

世界新聞網記者陳嘉倩/芝加哥報導

澳門余風采堂理事長余幹成捐助南雄市醫院


身兼百匯藝術文創促進會會長的余風采堂理事長余幹成、常務副理事長余華燊, 日前應邀赴韶關出席黃坑中心小學“澳門教學大樓”落成啟用禮。 同場,余幹成以個人名義向南雄市醫院捐贈三十萬元人民幣, 支持醫院購置救護車等醫療設備,以表心意。

余幹成稱,在個人力所能及下,能幫助粵北韶關較落後地區提升醫療設備及文教工作,深表榮幸及高興。 日後將組織本澳藝文界前輩及年輕人到粵北山區開展文化、體育交流,增強愛國情懷。 澳門韶關地區聯誼會理事長盧德基、南雄市政協主席何萬飛、副主席陳尚妹及余華燊等出席見證。

一行人同時出席了韶關黃坑中心小學“澳門教學大樓”落成啟用禮, 該大樓獲澳門韶關地區聯誼會及本澳熱心公益人士捐獻五十萬元人民幣所玉成, 去年動工,大樓內設音樂、圖書、繪畫、舞蹈室等。

澳門余氏宗親會 余風采堂訊 十月三十一日

澳門余氏宗親會視察韶關靖公進諫造像進度

 



為傳頌始祖太公、北宋名臣余靖公為官公正廉明,為後世樹立良好之高尚品德, 澳門余氏宗親會前常務副會長余美笑宗親向太祖出生地 – 韶關,贈靖公進諫造型塑像。

於十月三十一日,澳門余氏宗親會常務副理事長余華燊、 副理事長余少池和余國禎及理事余超權,在開平宗親錦照、澤欣、健強、炯叔、 杰鋒和悅儒等領導熱情引領下前往製造工藝廠視察泥模造型的重要工序。開平宗親對造像積極提出了寶貴意見。

同一時間,香港余氏宗親在該廠訂製、贈予開平風采堂之『風采鼎』亦順利峻工, 開平及香港的領導即場完成驗收。

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澳門余氏宗親會 余風采堂訊 十一月三日

第六屆世余懇親大會第三次筹備會議




二零一五年十一月五日澳門余氏宗親會 余風采堂在創會會長余焯源、會長余華賜、理事長余幹成與元老余方、 余英宏和各副會長、理監事等,在萬豪軒酒家舉行第六屆世余懇親大會第三次筹備會議。 會上分派當天各地宗親來澳需要接機、接船及入住酒店和遊覽澳門名勝等工作安排, 希望能令來澳開會各地宗長有賓至而歸之感。當晚邀請鄧英敏為司儀,佛山金龍瑞獅表演助慶, 更邀請到國內知名作家余秋雨先生來澳演講,工作會議至晚上十時完畢。

是晚参加筹備會還有凱涛、U讓、惠鶯、 堯洪、堯輝、焯培、少池、國楨、超權、澤良、冠群、冠仁、健文、健少、輝洪、志強、永亨、 慧珊、慧兒、余強、章輝、國雄、静瑤、仁昌、燕萍、國雄、余柱、志賢、艷玲、 華富等三十餘人。

澳門余氏宗親會 余風采堂 余少池報導

新加坡余氏總會組團十一月七日至八日兩天一夜歡樂遊










第一天早上一行人坐旅遊巴士前往馬來西亞的龜咯漁村,在那裡還參觀了一個著名的景點「亞洲大陸最南端「之稱的丹 絨比艾國家公園。 之後在龜咯漁村吃一個海鮮午餐。餐後續程拜訪麻坡余氏宗祠。 到了余氏宗祠得到他們的熱烈歡迎,雖然下雨,這也扺擋不了大家興奮的心情。 宗親們以水果熱情招待我們,難得大家在一起,都談得不亦樂乎,接著我們來到了麻六甲,那裡有個著名夜市「雞場街」, 我們在麻六甲吃了美味的娘惹晚餐之後,回去麻六甲酒店休息。

第二天早上在酒店吃完早餐,大家繼續參觀麻六甲的景點,著名神廟「三寶廟」,「漢麗堡井」,「蜂蜜廠」,直到晚 上前往古來吃一個晩餐後, 大家都帶著愉快的心情盡興而歸,回到新加坡余氏總會。

龜咯是馬來西亞南部柔佛州 境內的一個歷史悠久的小漁村,由柔佛巴魯北上約70公里之遙。 漁村的特色是屋子都建于泥濘沼澤上,以木柱或灰柱為支撐的高腳屋。 村民向來以捕魚為生,現在有不少已改成海上養殖漁場的作業。 龜咯另一經濟命脈是旅遊,一大部分的住家已改建成渡假屋,每逢週末,漁村就會擠滿來自新加坡等各地的旅客。

新加坡余氏總會 余彩燕報導

“二○一五紅伶匯演聲耀濠江 名臣豐碑余靖粵劇戲曲晚會”








澳門和聲戲劇曲藝會會長余美笑宗姐,將於十一月十三日在永樂大戲院演出: 名臣豐碑余靖粵劇戲曲晚會。當晚邀請省港澳粵劇老倌表演七首粵曲, 包括二齣折子戲(余靖鐵筆保忠賢、余靖忠耿抗強權) 都是表彰我祖靖公忠勇清廉的一生和敢進言納諫的精神,確值得後人敬仰。

余美笑宗姐更製作了粵劇名臣豐碑和當晚演出的節目,制造出影碟 DVD 送給每位來澳參加第六屆世余懇親大會的宗親們, 我們更盼望美加各宗親、宗長來澳參加世余懇親大會。

當晚演出節目包括:一、 《孟姜女尋夫》 (謝偉新、余美笑);二、《華山初會》(裴駿軒、伍炳新);三、《李後主之歸天》 (郭建華、余美笑);四、折子戲 《余靖鐵筆保忠賢》(李偉驄、譚蘭燕);五、折子戲《余靖忠耿抗強權》(謝偉新、吳思明); 六、《血寫岳家旗》(白燕飛、姚小雅); 七、《無情寶劍有情天》(鄧奕生、余美笑)。

澳門余氏宗親會 余風采堂 余少池報導 十一月八日

澳門余氏宗親會出席韶關市余靖陵園牌坊奠基儀式


余氏始祖太公、北宋名臣余靖公(生於公元1000年 至1064年), 官至工部尚書, 賜贈刑部尚書。墓葬於龍歸鄉成家山(現今韶關市武江區西聯鎮甘棠區成家山)。

20027月,廣東省人 民政府公佈為廣東省文物保護單位。

為著紀念先賢,弘揚祖德,教育後人,改善余靖墓園景觀,提高太祖之出生地 – 韶關市,在國內外的知名度。 在余忠襄公誕辰1010 周年提出余靖陵\牌坊建設,得到廣大宗親的熱烈迴響, 經韶關市余靖紀念舘余良會長倡議, 並製作了陵園牌坊設計建設方案,經多番努力,於2015120日 獲得省文化廳批覆同意建設(粵文物函【201559號)。

籌建之余靖陵\牌坊於十一月九日進行了奠基儀式,宣佈陵\牌坊正式動工。

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澳門余氏宗親會 余風采堂訊 十一月十六日

加拿大余風采堂代表團出席參加第六屆世界余氏懇親大會














世界余氏宗親總會第六屆懇親大會、中華文華與傳承研討會暨澳門貿易投資促進局介紹澳門投資環境於十一月廿三日 (星期一)在澳門漁人碼頭會議廳隆重開幕。 歡迎晚宴假漁人碼頭宴會廳舉行,筵開一百三十多席,滿堂吉慶,晚宴席間設有致送紀念品和墨寶、 節目表演以及抽獎等多個環節,氣氛熱鬧非凡。來自世界各地的一千六百多位余氏宗親、 家眷與友好雲集澳門,聚宗誼議族務,共襄盛舉。

來自加拿大、美國、香港、澳門、泰國、新加坡、馬來西亞、 印尼及菲律賓的代表偕眷屬,以及祝賀團等三百餘人踴躍參加。

出席嘉賓眾多,包括中聯辦協調部部長傅鐵生,澳門基金會行政委員會委員區榮智, 貿易投資促進局執行委員吳愛華,澳門余氏宗親會會長余華賜、 創會會長余焯源,第六屆余氏懇親大會名譽會長余秋雨等。

第六屆世界余氏懇親大會於十一月廿四日(星期二)圓滿閉幕,第六屆世界余氏懇親大會會長余華賜表示, 是次大會邀請海內外余氏宗親逾千人參與,透過大會, 內外宗親共聚一堂,相互了解及溝通,共商余氏發展大計,同時增進各堂會及各地宗親之間的情誼, 促進各地宗親會發展。

他稱,余氏家族的歷史以其浩瀚歷史文化和光輝業績,屹立中華大地二千多年, 在歷史長河中,余氏精英活躍在不同領域,創造一個又一個奇蹟, 對中華民族的發展作出傑出貢獻。他指出:余氏家族成員遍布全球五大洲,家族兒女秉承祖德, 繼續創作茪ㄓZ的業績,作為余氏家族後人,亦深感無比的光榮和自豪。 期望各宗親宣揚本屆懇親會的精神,加強各地宗親之間的交流。

全美美西總長余永源獲選為第七屆世界余氏總會會長,下屆懇親大會將於二○一八年移師美國三藩市舉行。 余永源致詞稱,很高興獲選第七屆世界余氏總會會長,他將盡所能為宗親謀福祉,世界余氏宗親會於二○○○年成立, 宗旨弘揚祖德、敦親睦族,加強世界各地宗親的團結和合作,增加宗親情誼, 發揚余氏一家親的精神,以及宗親僑社安定與繁榮。

下屆世界余氏懇親大會定在美國三藩市舉辦, 他開心之餘亦感責任重大,屆時會盡地主之誼,盡心盡力做好第七屆世界余氏懇親大會。

世界余氏宗親總會第六屆懇親大會活動結束後,海內外風采堂余氏宗親代表回家鄉開平懇親, 齊聚風采堂共賀名賢余忠襄公祠風采鼎開光暨紀念太祖一○一五歲誕辰慶典。

風采堂活動結束後,在開平市外事僑務局、市僑聯幹部陪同下余氏宗親參觀了風采華僑中學以及立園。

海內外余氏宗親歷來發揚敦親睦族的精神,傳承和發揚中國優秀傳統文化熱心家鄉經濟和文化建設。

下屆世界余氏懇親大會定在美國三藩市舉辦, 他開心之餘亦感責任重大,屆時會盡地主之誼,盡心盡力做好第七屆世界余氏懇親大會。

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加拿大余風采堂 余纗蝟蠷

新加坡余氏總會代表團出席參加第六屆世界余氏懇親大會






















23/11/15, 早上 4:00am 抵達樟宜機場第二搭客站,才知道很多團員 3:30am 就報到了,一致說睡不著,就來這裡等囉!

本堂杰民元老,總顧問緒揚、振權,顧問國湛、國平及正副主席國超、 庭穩暨各科職員早上十時前都先後來到公園與工作人員一齊佈置現場,中華會館各兄弟堂所朋友都合力幫助支持, 很快將橫額,彩旗佈置完成,十二時郊游開始分派炸雞、炒麵、熱狗、涼水西瓜等食品,大家有序排隊並在綠蔭下分享 豐富午餐,聊天談家常,聯絡感情, 增進友情和諧。

我們共有 21 位宗親組成一個團隊, 全部團員,在秘書子基的幫忙下,事先已在電腦上 check in, 很快的就辦妥登機手續,過了關卡,大家去速食店吃早點,等候登機。

上了飛機,由於通宵準備行李,身體真的很累,很快就睡著了。 不知不覺中被機長的快要扺達澳門機場的報告驚醒。

提了行李,走出澳門機場,主辦單位的理事宗親們早巳經在門口等我們了, 經過一番喜出望外的互相打招呼,來個拍全體照留念,雖然每個團員都睡不夠,但是,拍起照來都是笑的很甜。

上了旅遊巴士,往勵庭海景酒店出發,一路上,和主辦單位的理事們親切交談, 他們沿路介紹澳門的各項發展和標誌,他們有些曾在去年參與我們余氏總會的 85 周年紀念,大家感覺上不會太生疏,溝通起來非常的融洽,樂在其中。

抵達酒店才發覺要等到下午兩點房客退房過後才有房間可以進住, 我們留下李讓酒店保管,一起去吃午餐。 回返酒店,寬大的候客厛,陸陸續續來了很多其他國家和內地的宗親們,我們認識的都上前和他們打招呼、互相問候。

常說人多好辦事,酒店的工作人員很多,卻沒有效率,等到四點,房間算是拿到了,卻不齊全, 使到山九宗長髮脾氣,加重語氣責問櫃檯的服務生,最後才拿到所有的房間。

接著到酒店旁的漁人碼頭會議中心參與活動, 這一次的懇親大會是由澳門余氏宗親會和余風采堂聯辦,首先是中華文化與傳承研討會,分別由余秋雨教授和余雲輝教授主講: 余秋雨教授是浙江余姚人。余雲輝教授是福建古田人。

余秋雨教授出生于浙江余姚的一個鄉村。 他的家鄉過年過節一定會祭拜祖先,他發覺祭祖是傳承文化和鞏固家庭關係的基礎。

他說中華文化寶貴的精神是不遠征;中國軍隊不侵佔人家的領土,不開拓殖民地。 還有,不極端化、有次序、不亂世,萬事以和為貴。

余雲輝講的主題是:我們的祖先為何要留下經典。他分析《欽明文思安安》的含義、 說明語言是有能量的,提出余靖公的《家訓》雖然是一千年前的事,但還是有它的價值,是語言的一種能量。

今天的最後一項活動是:大家走過去隔壁的會議廳出席豐盛的歡迎宴, 共有十四道菜肴,加上汽水飲料、紅酒,讓大家讚不絕口,留下好印象。

主辦單位用醒獅帶頭掀開盛會,增加了熱鬧的氣氛,會上少不了 致詞、互換紀念品和拍照留念。 我們把帶過去的85周年紀念特 刊,由啟榮宗親分發給海外的團隊代表。 歡迎宴備有豐厚的紅包幸運抽獎,同桌的副會長麟昌宗親的太太和我的太太分別得了澳幣兩千元和五百元的獎項。 我們可以說是最幸運的一團。

新加坡余氏總會 余進添報導

泰國余氏宗親總會代表團出席參加第六屆世界余氏懇親大會










泰國余氏宗親總會理事長余聲清帶領宗親們參加世界余氏宗親第六屆懇親大會。

泰國余氏宗親總會 余紹基報導

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Welcome to the 45th 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 Autumn activities from the Yee associations around the world.

How time has flown, the 6th World Yee Family Association Convention was held not long ago in November and 2016 is just around the corner.

This Convention was considered by a lot of people that I had talked to to be a very successful one, indeed, the Macau Yu Clan organizers were really working hard to make this convention one of the best I ever attended, though a little snag at the convention hotel on the check in day as described by a writer from Singapore.

Due to the Macau Grand Prix event over the same weekend before the World Yee Convention, racing fans at the Hotel were a bit late in checking out, and most of the World Yee Convention delegates and guests had to wait for their rooms to be ready when they were checking in.

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.

As you all are heading out to celebrate the holiday season with friends and family, on behalf of the World Yee Web Committee, I wish you all happiness and special times together.

Have a safe, happy and joyous holiday!

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

  • David M. Yee, Cheak M. Yee and John M. Yee of Phoenix
  • Fred Yee and Kevin Lee of Seattle
  • Warren Yee, Peter Yee and So Yee of Boston
  • Kai Fay Yee of Washington DC
  • Larry Yee and William Yu of San Francisco
  • Kai Yon Yee of Malaysia
  • Kenny Yee and Chao Yu of Southern California
  • Jim Yee, James Yu and Wing Yee of Vancouver
  • Henry Yu of Sacramento
  • Bing Kai Lee, Peter Yu, Johnson Yee of Hong Kong
  • U Wa Chi, Yu Kon Shing, Iu Siu Chi and IU Va San of Macau
  • Peter Yee and Eu Chin Tiam of Singapore
  • Worachai Aurprayoon of Thailand
  • Yu Zexin and Yu Jian Qiang of Dihai, China

The Web Committee wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

Martin Yee, Vancouver


Washington DC chapter’s Volleyball Team Participated in Invitational Tournament













 



 










The Yee Fung Toy Association of Washington DC chapter’s volleyball team participated in the North America Chinese Invitational Volleyball Tournament held in New York City from September 5 to 7.

Our team was gracefully hosted by the New York chapter. Special thanks to our Eastern Grand President, Frank Yee, for his support of our team. He actually watched our team played for three straight days under the hot sun and he took lots of pictures.

His pictures are posted in the NY chapter’s website. Please follow this link to see Frank’s hard work.

Kai Fay Yee, Washington DC

Macau Yu Clansmen’s Association Visited Clansmen in Shaoguan






Yu Kon-shing (余幹成) and Iu Va-san (余華燊), Chairman and Vice-Chairman of Macau Yu Clansmen’s Association respectively, together with Mr. Leong Man-nin (梁晚年), famous artist in Macao and Mr. Un Rui-chi (阮銳志), invited advisor visited Shaoguan (韶關), the birthplace of Yu Cheng, our first ancestor and famous minister in the Bei-song Dynasty, on 18 and 19 September.

We were warmly welcomed by clansmen and relevant entities there, who introduced their history and development plans in the future, deepening and benefiting our knowledge about our ancestor, Yu Cheng, and feelings about our township. Meanwhile, we showed our recognition, interest and support on the development of our township.

While visiting Yu Cheng Primary School in the Qujiang (曲江) District,we were warmly received by the Vice-director of the Qujiang District People’s Government, Lu Chuan-yan(盧春燕), Director of the Education Department, Chen Huan-yun(陳煥雲)and Principal Ao. We had thorough discussions.

Vice-director Lu Chuan-yan introduced the development plans of the Qujiang District and mentioned that the area near Yu Cheng Primary School would become an important living society in the district, indicating that Yu Cheng Primary School would be a key primary school in the district.

Director Chen Huan-yun elaborated the education policies and development paths of the Qujiang District, as well as the importance and imminent of establishing Yu Cheng Primary School.

Principal Ao of Yu Cheng Primary School explained the development strategies and future goals of the school, showing perfect direction of running the school, full of confidence for future developments and contribution to basic education.

The Qujiang District People’s Government has invested more than 80 million renminbi(人民幣) in establishing Yu Cheng Primary School, covering 45 hectares with a building area of 24,000 square meters. It is a specified primary school with high standards and top facilities, which came into operation on 1 September this year, clearly indicating the recognition of the Qujiang District People’s Government on the importance of education. The level of classes currently offered include primary one to primary six, while primary one ranked the most with six classes; excellent results are obvious.

In order to encourage the school for better operations, carry forward the merits of our ancestors and the Yu Clansmen, Chairman Yu Kon-shing donated again to the school for recognition of its development paths.

Before the visit ended, the local Qujiang Television had interviewed Chairman Yu, who confirmed the establishment and development plans of the school, encouraged pupils to learn diligently so as to contribute to the nation. Chairman Yu also mentioned that Macau Yu Clansmen’s Association would strengthen ties and support on the school in order to carry forward the merits of our ancestors.

For more details, please click here.

Macau Yu Clansmen’s Association˙U Fong Choi Tong

Visit To NY Yee Fong Toy Association




My wife Siew Eng, 2nd daughter Sabrina and I made a last minute decision to travel with 3rd daughter Clara to New York City. Clara was then directing a Singapore Tourist Promotion Board showcase of Singapore’s contemporary creative talents, called “ Singapore Inside-Out #創新# at Madison Square Park. New York was the third leg of venues after London and Beijing.

Sunday 20th September
We met up with Frank Yee and his wife, Elaine, at our hotel (my mistake to mislead him to the wrong hotel). He gave us a ride to YFT Association in Bayard Street, the Chinatown of NY. Frank was so bubbly cheerful and accommodating. We found out that we had so much in common (besides surname 余) – webmasters and owners of Nikon D90 DSLR camera. YFT Association NY was celebrating their Mooncake Festival on that day. It was my timely visit there - to exchange greetings and share our experiences with so many members present. Amongst the members, Andy Yu was a polished, outspoken character. We had a good time sharing with Andy. He was de facto authority re NYC Jewish Pastrami. I promised him we would go there to try it out on our next trip. We do love pastrami. Siew Eng meanwhile shared with Elaine and members of the Women’s Group. We were introduced to some “Mah” cousins.

All were wonderfully friendly, caring and speaking in languages which we were comfortable (Cantonese, Taishanese and English) that we felt so much at home, akin - a large family.

So I think Clan Association is not passé but a universal, living, family-based congregation per se. We do apologize for not being able to mingle with everyone present that day.




Monday 21st September
Sabrina bought 7-days Metro Passes (subway passes are strongly recommended). The next few days, we toured Midtown Manhattan, fabulous Times Square and its vibrant night-life, exhilarating walk across Brooklyn Bridge at sunset, Lower Manhattan, Ground Zero, UN HQ, Central Park, Statue of Liberty, Italy Town, Korea Town, Wall Street iconic bull, NYSE, Trump Building. We enjoyed breath-taking views atop Empire State Building and a night view “Top of the Rock” (Rockefeller Center). Watched a Broadway “Matilda the Musical”. Toured Intrepid Aircraft Carrier Museum, Museum of Natural History, Museum of Modern Art.












Wednesday 23rd September
Singapore Inside-Out exhibition started on 23rd and finished on 27th Sept. We visited the exhibition on the 23rd. We came to understand that Frank Yee was there on the 24th. He even had a photo, taken together with Clara, posted in his Facebook. Frank and Andy were actively driving the NY YFT Youth League.

Friday 25th September
Incidentally on the last day of our stay in NYC, Pope Francis was in town, UN held their meetings and China’s Xi Jinping was also in town. Security was very tight. Frank Yee had big time meeting the Pope. We left New York (EWR) Newark Airport at 12 noon for Houston with pleasant memories of NY YFT Association. I hope to reach out to fellow Yees in New York.

Peter Yee, Singapore

Visit To Houston Yee Fung Toy Association

Friday 25th September
We arrived in Houston at about 2:30pm. Lim Ewe Leng (Siew Eng’s younger brother) was at the airport to welcome us. It was a long ride to his house at “The Woodlands”. Along the way, we saw large bungalows widely spaced out, as if land size was no problem. No wonder they say “Everything is big in Texas”!

Saturday 26th September
We took the opportunity to explore a bit of Houston. There were many eateries, like iHOP, Cheesecake Factory, shopping malls.










Sunday 27th September
Our appointment with Frank Yu was at the Fung’s Kitchen. Frank’s house was a mere 10 minutes’ drive. Woodlands to Fung’s Kitchen was a 1 ½ hours’ drive. Frank messaged me that he booked table 19, so that was easy to identify Frank as we had never met before. We exchanged greetings with Frank and his wife Sue Ann. Fung’s Kitchen was a good choice. The dim sum was excellent. We shared our association’s experiences together.

Frank Yu invited us to his house and showed us his DIY skills. I must admit his is really an artistic handyman. His garden was superbly done, timber decking, timber board-walk, gazebo, water-feature complete with miniature water fall. He even had a lighting system with 109 bulbs installed in his garden. Sue Ann definitely has green fingers. Look at those luscious greens. I liked the chrysanthemums. She also had a herb garden in a corner. One would be very satisfied to eat fresh organic herbs on your table. Lastly, Frank showed us his “workshop”. He had a large collection of powered hand tools and shelving to store things neatly.










Monday 28th - Tuesday 29th September
We explored the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Space Center, Old Town Spring displaying some Amish carpentry.

Wednesday 30th September
Time to go! We left Houston at 10:50am for Tokyo. Tokyo was our last leg of our itinerary.

Peter Yee, Singapore

Macau U Fong Choi Tong Chairman Yu Kon-shing Donated to Hospital in Nanxiong


Yu Kon-shing (余幹成), President of Pak Wui Culture and Creativity Association and Chairman of the Executive Committee of U Fong Choi Tong, Iu Va-san(余華燊), Vice-Chairman of the Executive Committee of U Fong Choi Tong, attended the inauguration ceremony of the “Macao Teaching Building” in Huang Keng Center Primary School (黃坑中心小學) in Shaoguan(韶關市) in response to their invitation. Meanwhile, Yu Kon-shing donated RMB300,000 to the Hospital in Nanxiong on his own behalf, in order to support the purchase of ambulance and other medical equipment.

For more details. please click here.

Macao Yu Clansmen Association, U Fong Choi Tong

Macau Yu Clansmen’s Association Assessed the Progress of Yu Cheng Statue in Shaoguan


To promote the noble characteristics of integrity and honesty of our first ancestor who was a famous minister in the Bei-song Dynasty as a role model for our descendants, the Ex-Vice-President of Macao Yu Clansmen’s Association, Yu Mei-siu(余美笑), donated one Yu Cheng Statue to Shaoguan, the birthplace of our ancestor.

On October 31st, Iu Va-san(余華燊), Iu Siu-chi(余少池)and U Kouk-cheng(余國禎), Vice-Chairmen of the Executive Committee and Robert Yee(余超權), member of the Executive Committee of Macao Yu Clansmen’s Association, visited the craft factory to study the important step of modeling the clay mold of the statue, who were warmly accompanied by senior clansmen from Kaiping including Jin-zhao(錦照), Ze-xin (澤欣), Jian-qiang(健強), Uncle Quang (炯叔), Jie-feng(杰鋒), Yue-yu(悅儒), etc. Clansmen from Kaiping provided valuable comments on the statue.

For more details. please click here.

Macao Yu Clansmen Association, U Fong Choi Tong

3rd Meeting of the 6th World Yee Convention Organizing Committee






The 6th World Yee Convention Organizing Committee met for the third time on November 5th.

Committee members were discussing arrangement plans for all the guest arrivals, meetings, tours and other agenda items, to ensure that all the guests will enjoy and to have a memorable stay in Macau and China.

Iu Siu Chi, Macao Yu Clansmen Association

Singapore Yee Clan Two Days and One Night Tour












Day 1 - Our Tour Bus took us to Tanjung Piai National Park supposedly to be the "southernmost tip of mainland Asia". After a hike in the National Park, we went to Kukup Fishing Village for some seafood lunch. Next we visited Muar Yee Clan. We had warm welcome by the Muar members. Our journey continued to Malacca.

Day 2 - After breakfast, we continued to tour Malacca's many attractions. Everyone was happy with the tour and we finished the visit with a fabulous dinner.

Peter Yee, Singapore

Macau Wo Sing 2015 Yee Jing Chinese Opera Gala








Organized by the Macau Wo Sing Chinese Opera 澳門和聲戲劇曲藝會 and sponsored by 澳門基金會| Fundação Macau | Macao Foundation, the Yee Jing Opera Gala will be held at the 永樂戲院 Cinema Alegria on November 13.

Iu Siu Chi, Macao Yu Clansmen Association

Macau Yu Clansmen’s Association Attended Groundbreaking Ceremony Of Shaoguan Yu Cheng Cemetery Memorial Arch


The first ancestor of Yu, our great-grandfather, and a renowned minister of the Bei-song Dynasty, Yu Cheng (AD 1000-1064), had been appointed to Minister of Industry and Internal Affairs (工部尚書) and Minister of Justice (刑部尚書). His tomb was built at Cheng-jia Mountain (成家山)of Long-kuai Township(龍歸鄉 (nowadays Cheng-jia Mountain, Kan-tong District, Xi-lian Town, Wu-jiang District of Shaoguan City (韶關市武江區西聯鎮甘棠區成家山).

In July 2002, the Guangdong Province People’s Government announced that the Cemetery had been classified as a relic protection unit of Guangdong Province.

For more details. please click here.

Macao Yu Clansmen Association U Fong Choi Tong

Canadian Delegation at the 6th World Yee Convention











  




The Canadian delegation consists of members and friends from Edmonton, Calgary, Ontario, Montreal and Vancouver attended the recent 6th World Yee Convention held in Macau and Mainland China from November 23rd to November 26th.

The Convention was also attended by World Yee members from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, USA, Hong Kong, and Macau, guests from Taiwan and Mainland China were also in attendance. We met a lot of old and new friends from all over the world, we were also glad to meet with Peter Yee from Singapore for the first time, and I would like to thank him for sharing his photos with us.

Overall the 6th World Yee Convention was really well organized and the atmosphere was wonderful! At any rate the convention was a tremendous success.

Eddie Yee, Western Grand President of the Yee Fung Toy Family Association of USA HQ, was chosen as the next World Yee Chairman, and San Francisco will host the 7th World Yee Family Convention in 2018. Congratulations!

On behalf of the Canadian delegation, I would like to thank all the Yu members and volunteers of the Macau Yu Clansmen Association for their hospitality and wonderful convention program.

For more details in Chinese, please click here.

Martin Yee, Vancouver

6th World Yee Convention Macau / Kaiping - My Personal Perspective






















Nearly one year ago when I heard news that registration was opened to attend the 6th World Yee Convention. My reaction was spontaneous. Firstly, I was so excited to be able to experience the meaningful “Great Extended Yee Family Reunion”. Secondly, to see for myself how Kaiping looked and felt like. Visiting Kaiping was important to me because it was my mother’s hometown and I had never been there. Taishan was my father’s home village.

Fast forward to 23rd November; found ourselves in Macau mingling with fellow Yees. I was pleasantly surprised that Martin Yee found me at Harborview Hotel lobby. We had never met before but had emailed each other many times and had seen photos of each other. Later, we self-introduced ourselves and met many new cousins. It was a wonderful experience meeting and sharing with fellow Yees.

I was particularly interested in our ancestral lineage. At Wulaoshan, I was wondering how life was like at that era? Worshiping with roasted pigs was customary with us, Chinese. The five tombs were of unusual design, unlike those we saw in Singapore. Perhaps this was the architecture back at that period. Big thank you to those who fought to keep this burial site from being ravaged by modern development. You made this place our Heritage. The archives at Yee Fong Toy Hall were interesting. Alas, time was not with us to study each document and artifact. I will be back!

As we toured Kaiping, I could see and felt how my mother lived her childhood days here. My senses were slowly unfolding to visualize my mother’s way of life. It was emotional. She did tell us stories of her childhood days. A big surprise at dinner, we had steamed look-alike cake dessert. This was the same comfort cake my mother liked. That meant this type of pastry was around long ago since she was young. Now I had the chance to savor the original comfort cake or was this mother’s blessings for remembering her!

I told my wife that we should arrange a private visit to Kaiping and Taishan later next year to fulfill my dreams to see my parent's home villages.

Thank you to World Yee Family Association Convention Committee for organizing such a wonderful event.

Image credits: Yee Chai Yian, Yee Lye Meng, Eu Chin Tiam, P Yee.

More photographs may be viewed at Flickr.

Peter Yee, Singapore

Yu Clan Association Of Thailand Delegation At World Yee Convention










The Yu Clan Association of Thailand delegation, led by our chairman, Mr. Seng Ching Yu, attended the recent World Yee Convention in Macau. Above are some of our activity photos.

Worachai Aurprayoon, Thailand



What is in the Next Issue?

Now that Winter is fast approaching, most chapters are having their annual elections and celebrations. The next issue of the Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice will be published in mid March, 2016, featuring reports of Winter or New Year celebrations and inaugurations of new Officers 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 February 15.