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

Issue 69
2021/12/15





























歡迎來到第六十九期的「風采電子季刊」,這是世界余氏宗親團體的電子訊報。

新冠疫情兩週年,在我們繼續應對全球性的疫情肆虐這段日子,新型冠狀病毒仍在傳播,主要發生在未接種疫苗者之間。雖然如此,對於已接種疫苗者, 口罩仍然可以提供另一層對抗新型冠狀病毒(包括 Delta 變體)的保護。未接種疫苗者,在公共場所務必繼續配戴口罩, 保護自己和他人,這點至關重要。

根據美國約翰斯·霍普金斯大學(Johns Hopkins University)公布的數據,目前美國新冠肺炎死亡人數已經越過八十萬大關。 美國總統拜登表示,這是一個「悲慘的里程碑」, 呼籲向大流行瘟疫罹難者致哀。他說,「我深知,餐桌旁放一把空椅子意味著什麼,尤其是在聖誕節前後。」

拜登稱,他與每一個「遭受這一痛苦」的家庭感同身受。 這位美國總統同時呼籲美國人接種疫苗並繼續採取戴口罩等其他預防措施。談及正在傳播的 Omicron 變異毒株,他指出,「面對新變種,身處冬季的我們必須繼續堅決共同抗擊這一病毒。」

這期的「風采電子季刊」活動報告雖然不是很多。但我們要特別感謝廣東省開平市荻海風采堂、泰國余氏宗親總會、 香港余氏宗親會和加拿大余風采總堂們能提供他們堂會活動消息。 當我回顧這一年時,我發現自己充滿了感激之情。因為感激,因為由衷的謝謝,臉上才有最美的微笑,心中才有最珍貴的溫暖。

我們恭祝大家聖誕假期喜樂、安康和友愛。祝願所有人聖誕快樂。

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。
    • 美國斐匿余風采堂的余美蓮女士。
    • 美國紐英崙余風采堂的余寶愛女士、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。
    • 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。
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

秋季號(第141期)



美國鳳凰城余風采堂二○二一年(牛年)新聞更新




二○二○年的鼠年被標記為“不平凡的一年”。由於新冠病毒( COVID 19) 疫情的持續,為了保護大家的健康並遵守亞利桑那州州長的命令, 鳳凰城余風采堂的二○二○年秋季和冬季大部分活動都被取消以保障大家的健康。至於秋季的野餐和鳳凰城余風采堂青年活動將會推遲, 並在政府取消限制後重新安排。

二○二一年一月,我們的資深元老余文勁先生(在華人社區中眾所周知的 John 叔叔)的突然去世標誌著我們分會歷史上最悲傷的時刻。

二○二一年三月,由於新冠病毒疫情的持續,我們一年一度的春季宴會和祭祀活動均被取消。

五月底和六月初,亞利桑那州取消了集體聚會和戴口罩的規定。

二○二一年六月五日星期六中午十二點,鳳凰城余風采堂在六福洒樓舉辦了“聚在一起”點心午餐會和發放我們的年度青年獎學金獎。 超過一百二十名余氏青年及親友出席午宴。 一些桌子坐了十四至十五位年輕人和余氏家族成員。與會的客人和家人在餐桌上非常享受彼此的團契,因為我們已經一年多沒有見面了。

出席午宴的嘉賓有美西總長余國恩先生和夫人 Phyllis, 還有他們的小兒子 Joshua

當美味的點心上桌時,本堂副會長余美蓮女士擔任主持人並開始了節目。本堂秘書長余捷夫先生致開幕詞和開場祈禱。 主席余錦添先生致敬歡迎並感謝所有出席的客人和家人。 余錦添主席還介紹了本堂的最新情況。隨後,余錦添主席和鳳凰城余風采堂全體幹部向全場敬酒以示感謝,並祝愿大家二○二一年身體健康、萬事如意。

然後是青年獎學金計劃。 Betty Yee 女士和她的團體成員宣布並頒發了青年獎學金給他們的獲獎者。獎學金頒發給三個不同的群體—小學、初中和高中生。 Makayla YueAlissa Dong Carson Yue 是獎學金的得奬者。祝賀這些學者和他們的家人。做得好!做得更好!

午宴在余捷夫先生的祝福中落下帷幕,祝大家“身體健康,萬事如意,二○二一年萬事如意”。 大家注意安全,二○二二年再見!

斐匿余風采堂訊

美國南加省余風采堂顧問余施橋的兒女設壽宴


余施橋顧問的兒女於八月廿一日(星期六)在半島海鮮酒家設壽宴,為慶賀父親九十華誕,當晚每位嘉賓到來道賀飲酒及拍下難忘的笑臉。

最後,讓我們在這裡向老壽星送上最溫馨的祝福,恭祝余施橋顧問九十歲生日快樂,福如東海!壽比南山!健康如意!福樂綿綿! 笑口常開!益壽延年!也感謝他慷慨解囊,現場樂捐堂所香油。




三個福壽雙全長者一齊拍下三個九十壽星最美三笑。

另外在壽星之正日生日中午,余以信元老請他們飲茶以答謝壽星之美好千元酒席。

南加省余風采堂訊

泰國徐余涂佘同宗會辛丑年八月初二舉行秋祭大典


泰國徐余涂佘四姓同宗會,循例於每年農曆八月初二日舉行四姓常年秋祭大典。今年為佛曆二五六四年,西元二○二一年, 九月八日(星期三),即農曆辛丑年八月初二日。慶祝開國英王公聖誕一百四十七周年紀念, 暨舉行常年秋祭大典。

秋祭大典在泰國曼谷西南七十多公里的夜功府舉行,今年因泰國受到新冠疫情嚴重影響,所以四姓氏每同宗會只派一個代表去參加拜祖, 余紹基兄代表泰國余氏宗親總會去參加,另外在當地的宗親也有來參 與一起拜祭祖先, 當日祀祖祭典儀式簡單隆重,祖先英靈必賜福降祥。

泰國余氏宗親總會 余福標報導

泰國余總兄弟慶中秋






月是故鄉明,人是故鄉親,一年一度的中秋節將至,聲清會長夫婦於九月十五日(星期三)中午帶領泰國余總兄弟們在曼谷長榮桂冠酒店的「長園中餐廳」聚餐。

泰國余總兄弟們珍惜每次相聚美好的時光,伴著美食,一起共度佳節。

祝大家中秋節快樂,闔家團圓!

泰國余氏宗親總會 余福標報導

美國南加省余風采堂慶祝中秋節




南加省余風采堂自去年春宴後,因疫情要居家隔離故此暫停所有大型聚會,但所有中國故有的傳統祭祖是照常舉, 保持本堂香火常盛。

中秋節將至,本堂婦女們在九月十八日(星期六)帶來點心,九十歲芳姑帶來自製糕點,經漢夫人帶來砵仔糕,真難能可貴不忘我國文化。

唐朝詩人李白詩有句,床前明月光,疑是地上霜,舉頭望明月,低頭思故鄉。

中秋節以月之圓兆人之團圓,我們大家一齊吃月餅以表達離鄉別井之思念。

南加省余風采堂同仁祝願大家中秋節快樂,人月倆團圓!

南加省余風采堂訊

泰國余氏宗親總會出席捐血公益暨慶雙十活動










駐泰國台北經濟文化辦事處和台僑商界瞭解到,冠狀病毒疾病在泰國尚未完全平息,重新出現對市民,特別是經常獻血的民眾產生了很大的影響, 導致泰國血庫的血液儲備低於往常。泰國紅十字會已經邀請所有公民獻血,以確保足夠血液供應醫療病人的需求。

為了協助泰國防冠狀病毒疾病同時慶祝雙十國慶,駐泰國代表處,台僑商界與泰國紅十字會國際獻血中心合作, 組織了十月五日至九日捐血公益活動周。

「世余」總會第八屆會長,泰國余氏宗親總會理事長,泰國華僑協會余聲清主席在十月五日帶多位余氏兄弟們前往泰國紅十字會國際捐血中心, 鼎力支持這有意義的公益捐血暨慶雙十活動。


駐泰國代表處副代表徐蔚民應邀出席活動開幕式致詞表示,疫情影響了民眾外出意願,致各地血庫存量不足。 在台灣,企業團體經常發起捐血活動,我國民眾之高捐血率向來在全球名列前茅, 爰代表處欣見台灣鄉親在泰國亦能發揮捐血助人熱忱;此外,熱心台商僑團亦捐贈予泰國紅十字會捐血中心多部血壓測量機、 身高體重計等,協助營造友善安全之捐血環境。

泰國余氏宗親總會 余福標報導

溫哥華余風采堂舉行秋祭拜祖活動




辛丑年(牛年)農曆九月初九的「重陽節」,即西曆二○二一年十月十四日(星期四),皆是紀念祖先的節日。當日余風采總分堂同仁​齊備三牲酒禮、 香花果品等,於十一時在山景墓園「安魂亭」公墓舉行秋祭活動。同仁包括總堂總長余根洙、副總長余詠本、 主席余宏榮; 分堂主席余耀祥、顧問余美湛、福利組主任余開儀及書記余德強。

秋祭活動由溫哥華余風采堂主席余耀祥主持,活動均按照嚴格的防疫程序進行,儀式簡單而隆重。

祭禮之後,總分堂同仁、宗親和理事們直接到堂所祭祖,然後前往華埠富大海鮮酒家食午餐,度過了一個愉快歡樂的下午。

加拿大溫哥華余風采堂訊

泰國余氏宗親總會拜祖先






泰國余氏宗親總會於十一月四日(星期四)在余聲清理事長主持下拜祖先祈福,願世界余氏宗親疫情下親人平安健康, 願早日可以出國拜訪各地宗親交流聚會。

泰國余氏宗親總會 余福標報導

賀!美國紐英崙余風釆堂選出二○二二年度新一屆各科職員

紐英崙余風釆堂於十一月七日(星期日)在公平、公正、和諧氣氛中選出二○二二年度各科職員。 余寶愛、余宗濤眾望所歸,獲全體一致通過繼續連任正副主席之職,繼續引領余風釆堂發展會務。

紐英崙余風采堂二○二二年度新屆職員名單如下:


紐英崙余風釆堂定於十二月五日(星期日)中午十二時在本堂舉行新舊職員交接典禮。

紐英崙余風釆堂訊

泰國余氏宗親總會捐贈大型號氧氣機


泰國余氏宗親總會多位宗兄弟及泰國華僑協會會員,在余聲清主席的率領下,於十一月九日(星期二)下午二時蒞訪曼谷三昇路的哇棲拉醫院, 捐贈六台大型號的氧氣機醫療器材,希望能為對抗疫情共盡一份心力。

對於新冠肺炎重症患者,氧氣是最重要的治療工具,泰國余氏宗親總會多位宗兄弟及泰國華僑協會會員們希望疫情能早日停歇, 人民能早日恢復他們正常的生活。

泰國余氏宗親總會 余福標報導

美國紐英崙余風釆堂慶祝感恩節










距離今年的感恩節雖然還有十多天,但紐英崙余風釆堂選在十一月十四日(星期日)提前慶祝感恩節。 多位余姓宗親聚集在公所禮堂,以火雞和火腿大餐及許多配菜和甜品一齊共渡佳節。 食物相當豐富,各人都享盡口福。我們的元老余超群伉儷和美東總長余文博伉儷,以及多位顧問和職員們也出席了宴會。

由於為了集會期間減緩病毒傳播,本堂採取了健康安全措施,限制了出席人數。

祝各位在感恩節快樂!

美國紐英崙余風釆堂訊

美國紐英崙余風采堂二○二二年度職員就職同時慶祝冬至節




























紐英崙余風采堂於十二月五日(星期日)在公所內舉行二○二二年度職員就職典禮。因臨近冬至節,所以同日舉行冬至節慶祝活動。 三十多位宗親齊聚一堂,塲面熱鬧。

超群元老帶領全體宗親向忠襄公遺像行三鞠躬禮,再由寶愛、宗濤主席接受印信。兩位新屆主席及多位宗親也先後發言, 表達他們對各位職員的感謝,以及對新年的期盼。“希望在疫情之後,有更多的活動,給我們的宗親聚會。” 余超群元老說。

冬至是每年節氣的尾聲,當天一大早,婦女部的各位宗親已來到公所,婦女們捲起袖子搓湯圓,切菜料。到了接近中午的時候, 廚師們把小小顆的湯圓和各種材料煮進早已熬好的高湯,做出風味獨特的台山湯圓。與一般甜湯圓不同的是, 台山湯圓湯的口味是鹹而鮮香的。

婦女部主任艷清亦感謝當日的工作人員烹製湯圓的辛勞,按時在簡短的就職儀 式後提供湯圓給各宗親享用,共聚宗情。

美國紐英崙余風釆堂訊

下一期的風采電子季刊將在二○二二年三月中出版。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○二二年二月十五日前經電郵 (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 69th issue of the Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice, an electronic newsletter for the World Yee community. In this issue we are featuring Summer activities from the Yee family associations around the world.

I hope you and your loved ones are keeping well. As another year comes to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to extend our wishes to you and your family, for a most wonderful Holiday Season. Thank you for your continued support. We are proud to serve such loyal and discerning readers.The holiday season is a perfect time to connect with loved ones, reflect on the year that was, and give back where we can.

We’ve been again through a lot this year. We’ve skipped a lot of celebrations. We’ve canceled vacations. We’ve missed out on milestones. As we head into the holidays, there’s no doubt those will look different too. We’ve been forced to adjust how we do just about everything. And while I know we’re all anxious to put 2021 behind us, as I look back on the year, I find myself filled with gratitude.

Unfortunately as we are all aware, the Covid-19 new variant "Omicron" situation continues to evolve with a rapid increase in case numbers across the country and the world. As we head into the holiday season and with the Omicron variant presenting increased risk, I am reaching out to each of you with the ask to stay cautious and diligent. With the continued need for physical distancing, mask-wearing and rigorous hand washing. And in keeping with the Provincial, State and Government Health Officer’s orders, we encourage you to celebrate only with those in your households, and avoid non-essential travel. We wish you all a happy, healthy, safe holiday.

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, Ringo Yu and Winston Yee of Boston
  • Brenda Yee Fung of Phoenix
  • Edith Yee of Southern California
  • Yu Ze Xin, Jie Feng Yu, Jian Qiáng Yu of DiHai, China

Martin Yee, Vancouver



Phoenix Yee Fung Toy Association 2021 Youth Event















2020, the Year of the Rat was marked as an “extraordinary year” to say the least. Due to the continued COVID 19 Pandemic, and in order to protect everyone’s health and to follow the order of the State of Arizona Governor’s order, most of the 2020 Phoenix Yee Fung Toy Association Fall and Winter events and Activities were canceled to protect everyone’s health. The annual fall PYFT Youth Activity which is usually a picnic was postponed due to the Az Governor’s order and was rescheduled when the Government lifted the restriction.

In January 2021 the unexpected passing of our Grand Elder John M Yee (reverently known as "Uncle John" to all in the local Chinese community) marked the saddest time in our chapter's history.

In March 2021, our annual spring banquet and ancestral ceremony were both canceled due to the continued COVID 19 Pandemic.

In Late May and early June, group gathering and mask mandate was lifted in our State of Arizona and the restaurants started to open up.

On Saturday, June 5, 2021, twelve noon at the Great Wall Restaurant, the Phoenix Yee Fung Toy Association held our annual Youth Scholarship Award and a PYFT Youth Activity “get together” Dim Sum Luncheon. Over 120 of Yee Clan’s youth and friends and families attended the luncheon. Some tables were seated with 14 -15 youngsters and Yee clan members.

The attended guests and families really enjoyed their fellowship with each other at the tables because we have not seen each other for over a year. The President of Western Grand Region Kenny Yee and his wife Phyllis and their young son Joshua were among the guests attended the PYFT Youth Activity luncheon.

While the delicious dim sum items were being served, the Association’s Vice President Brenda Yee Fung was the MC and began the program. The Association’s Secretary Jack Yee gave opening remarks and an opening prayer. President Tim Yee welcome, announced and acknowledged all the attended guests and families. President Tim also gave an update of the Association matters. Then President Tim and all the Association’s Officers gave a toast to the audience as a token of appreciations and wished everyone to have a healthy and prosperous 2021.

Then followed by the Youth Scholarship Awards program. Mrs. Betty Yee and her fellow Woman’s club members announced and awarded the Youth Scholarship to their recipients. The Scholarships were awarded to three different groups- elementary, junior high and high schoolers. Makayla Yue, Alissa Dong and Carson Yue are among the scholarship recipients. Congratulations to the Scholars and their families. Good job! Well done!

The Luncheon was ended with Jack Yee gave the benediction and wish everyone “Good Health, Best Wishes and Prosperous 2021”. Everyone stay safe and see you all back in 2022!

Brenda Yee Fung, Phoenix

Happy 90th Birthday to SoCal YFT Advisor Stanley Yee












The children of Southern California Yee Family Association Advisor Stanley ShiQuio Yee, celebrate their father's 90th birthday on Saturday, August 21st at the Five Star Seafood Restaurant.

It was a milestone cause for a grand celebration. As guests strolled into the party, they were encouraged to take a moment, pause, and reflect on happy times together.

We all wished Advisor Stanley ShiQuio Yee a happy 90th birthday, good health! We also thank him for his generosity, his donation to our Family Association.

Edith Yee, Southern California

Yu Clan Association of Thailand Celebrate Mid Autumn Festival






Yu Clan Association of Thailand members gathered for a luncheon and celebrated the Mid Autumn Festival at the Evergarden Chinese Restaurant at the Evergreen Laurel Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand on September 15th.

Thai Yu Clan Association members wish you all a happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Fook Biu Yu, Bangkok, Thailand

Southern California Yee Family Association Celebrate Mid Autumn Festival






In 2021, the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on September 21st (Tuesday). It's a reunion time for families, just like Thanksgiving, the Southern California Yee Family Association members celebrated this festive event on Saturday, September 18.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is the second most important festival in China after Chinese New Year. Chinese people celebrate it by gathering for dinners, worshiping the moon, lighting paper lanterns, eating mooncakes, etc.

Tang Dynasty poet Li Bai's "Quiet Night Thoughts" remains one of his most famous and memorable poems.

"Glitteringlike hoar-frost to my wandering eyes; Up towards the glorious moon I raised my head, Then lay me down — and thoughts of home arise."

"Quiet Night Thoughts" is one of the best-known poems that children recite for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

"Happy Mid-Autumn Festival" everyone!

Edith Yee, Southern California

Yu Clan Association of Thailand Supports Thai Red Cross Blood Drive










The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand and the Taiwanese Overseas Chinese Business Community learned that the re-emergence of COVID-19 has had a big effect on members of the public, especially those who regularly donate blood, causing the Thai blood bank to have lower than usual stocks of blood. The Thai Red Cross Society has invited all citizens to donate blood, so there’s sufficient for the needs of patients. From the October 5th to October 9th, they cooperated with the Thai Red Cross International Blood Donation Center to organize a blood donation week charity event.

The Current Chairman of The World Yee Family Association, The Thai Yu Clansmen Association, The Overseas Chinese Association of Thailand, Mr. Seng Ching Yu led members of the Thai Yu Clansman Association to the Thai Red Cross International Blood Donation Center to support this meaningful blood drive and Double-Ten Day Celebration event on October 5th.

Fook Biu Yu, Bangkok, Thailand

Keys to Living Heritage: Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada


For over a century, Vancouver Chinatown’s societies and associations have served as unwavering stewards of cultural heritage.

“Keys to Living Heritage” is a film series that showcases intangible cultural heritage activities and spaces inside Society-owned heritage buildings. Shared through the lens of their members, each episode raises awareness of the rehabilitation efforts these societies and associations face to restore and maintain their buildings, to keep traditions alive and pass them on.

Chinatown Society Heritage Buildings Association (CSHBA) was established with the “objective of helping one another to rehabilitate the society-owned heritage buildings in Chinatown.” They provide a platform to advocate for the conservation and rehabilitation of these irreplaceable spaces. The series features 5 CSHBA members: Chin Wing Chun Society, Mah Society of North America, Wongs’ Benevolent Association, Yee Fung Toy Society, and Yue Shan Society.

Presented by: CSHBA Produced by: Chinatown Wonders Directed by Larry Chin | 陳慶華, Sarah Ling | 凌慧意.

Sponsors: City of Vancouver, Province of British Columbia, Concord Pacific Dragon Boat Festival, Vancouver Heritage Foundation Yosef Wosk Publication Fund.

Chinatown Society Heritage Buildings Association, Vancouver

Yu Clan Association of Thailand Supports Vajira Hospital






The Current Chairman of The World Yee Family Association, The Thai Yu Clansmen Association, The Overseas Chinese Association of Thailand, Mr. Seng Ching Yu led members of the Thai Yu Clansman Association and members of the Overseas Chinese Association of Thailand to donate 6 portable units of oxygen concentrators to Vajira Hospital to support fight against COVID-19 on November 9th, 2021. As oxygen supply is a critical need for patients during this pandemic in Thailand.

Fook Biu Yu, Bangkok, Thailand

Boston's Yee Association Celebrated Thanksgiving










Boston's Yee Association celebrated Thanksgiving with a full turkey and ham dinner, along with many side dishes and desserts. Our Elder and Grand President, along with many other Advisors and Officers were in attendance.

Due to COVID safety, we had to limit the number of people in attendance.


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Paula Yee, Boston

2022 NE YFT New Officers Installation & Winter Solstice
























YFT NE installed its 2022 officers on December 5 with more than 30 members in attendance, with newly elected Co-Presidents Paula and Ringo (along with Elder Peter) taking the lead.

We also celebrated Dong Gee same day, with home-made tong-yun and soup made by our own Women’s Group members. This is an annual tradition enjoyed by all!

Paula Yee, Boston

The next issue of the Yee Fung Toy Global Village Voice will be published in mid March, 2022, 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 February 15.



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