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斐匿余風采堂 2018 年活動及文章


斐匿余風采堂春宴通告

  

斐匿余風采堂謹定於二零一八年三月三日(星期六),在六福酒家舉行春宴。

斐匿余風采堂訊


余風采堂春節聯歡宴會-AZCTV

  


余風采堂春宴筵開四十席 情況熱鬧












鳳凰城余風采堂,於三月三日在六福大酒家舉行春節聯歡慶會。撥冗光臨嘉賓,有各僑團首長,社會賢達,親朋好友。從遠道蒞臨助興者, 有三藩市全美余風采堂美西總長余永源伉儷,來自羅省全美余風采堂元老余以信伉儷,本埠昆仲 嬸姆、姊妹姑姐等, 少長咸集,歡聚一堂。參加人數共四百餘人,筵開四十席,現場氣氛溫馨, 溫情歡樂洋溢,情況高興熱鬧。

正午十二時在堂所舉行祭祖,由余富強主持儀式,美西副總長余文澤奉獻金豬全蹄, 禮儀簡單隆重, 禮成後備有豐富布斐餐餉眾,由嬸姆姑姐友好攜來精製家鄉糕點,有甜有鹹,各適其適, 與會者大享朵頤口福。

下午七時,宴會開始,由哲夫主持秩序,首請余自重主席致歡迎詞,恭祝各位新年快樂, 萬事如意,家庭幸福,狗年行好運。繼由亞省參議員余艷芬、 美西總長余永源分別致詞,美好祝福,語皆吉祥。

亞省政府機會平等局局長黃仕鈞代表省長 Doug Ducey 頒發本堂賀狀, 由余自重主席、余文勁元老、余文澤副總長共同接收致謝。

席間由余文勁元老和首長上台向嘉賓敬酒祝賀, 並感謝各位嘉賓熱情參加,使慶會增光添彩,歡樂和諧,非常感激。

由西文書記余美蓮介紹嘉賓,僑團首長和僑領等達三十人, 同時介紹本堂職員,互相認識。

頒發獎學金儀式,由余哲夫夫人、余長全夫人、余自重夫人共同主持。 獲得獎學金和助學金者,
姓名如下:

余秀欣,Rachel Yee, 余華傑,余敏聰, Skyler Yee , 余詩寧,余詩敏和余紹傑等。

幸運抽獎由余國康夫婦主持,獎品除自備外,分別由中餐館協會,六福酒家, China Chili 餐館, 欣欣超市等送贈獎券,金隆珠寶行黃夫人送贈的名貴金狗大獎, 由余文裕夫人幸運獲得,所有得獎者皆大歡喜。

這次春宴聯歡,暢聚情誼,歡樂融融,賓主皆歡,大家在愉快氣氛中散會。

斐匿余風采堂訊


Phoenix Yee Fung-toy Celebrates Spring Festival

  

Once more on the first Saturday of March, 2018, the Yees in the Phoenix area gathered to celebrate the advent of another Lunisolar Year. The cycle of 12 Living/Life Resemblances entered into the Year of the Dog on February 16th in this case, and the banquet at the Great Wall Hong Kong Cuisine site with another full-house crowd of 40 tables, certainly illustrated the theme of sincere friendship.

The Yee Surname World President, Mr. Eddie Yee and his wife, from San Francisco was, an especial guest, and he himself expressed the delight to make an address, after decades of living in America, using the rural Four Counties (Szeyup or Siyi) patois, Taishan Cantonese. Our longtime regional friend, Mr. Alan Yee and his wife, once more made the trip from their Los Angeles area to highlight a special relationship indeed. Truly spoken was the Sage, the Master Kong, when he remarked as recorded in the Analects: “When friends come from afar, is it not pleasant?”

The Hon. Kimberly Yee, first Chinese or Asian American woman ever elected to the State Legislature of Arizona but eight short years ago, also delivered brief remarks; it was noted that she is now not only elevated as a State Senator and the Majority Leader for the Republicans, but now is seeking to be elected as the State Treasurer. Mr. Barry Wong, currently serving as the Executive Director of a gubernatorial office for equal opportunity, read a Proclamation for the occasion from Governor Doug Ducey.

Once more, a half dozen scholarships to deserving students progressing in their education were presented, as well as many dozens of generous prizes raffled from China Chili Restaurant, Great Wall itself, and Super L Ranch Market (now relocated to Scottsdale) as well as each table having a gift from the Chinese Restaurant Association of Arizona. And, of course, the widely respected community elder, Mr. John M. Yee, highlighted the occasion, typically too busy to enjoy the excellent cuisine always available at this premier local restaurant in the Cantonese regional style.

The Spring Festival banquet for the year 4716 (in a continuous count, but including times rather legendary, by Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Founder of the Republic of China in 1912 as an absolute break from previous imperial chronological practices of two millennia but very natural for the Christian convert he became in youth) since the reign of Huang Di (the Yellow Ruler), was another characteristic occasion of happy reunion and forward-looking hopes for good health and prosperity and peaceful harmony.

Many Yees have local roots in recent centuries from the Guangdong Province area, and so this Association in Phoenix commemorates a truly fellow countryman -- a scholar-official of the Northern Song dynasty (960 – 1125 C.E.), Yu Jing, or in the Cantonese rendering of his nickname, Yee Fung-toy (Yu Fengcai). That hao derived from his reputation, confirmed by the emperor himself, for inspiring elegant demeanor in a hoary age when courtesy and politesse mattered, when intensive cultivation in poetry, in calligraphy, and in scholarship counted. Truly a Model Ancestor to be emulated and venerated; hopefully, erroneous notions in certain local circles that such respect constitutes any type of divine worship will in time pass -- for error, even stubbornly ignorant, generally does.

余文焯  M. Cheak Yee / Yu Wenchuo




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