Phoenix Yee Fung Toy Association Youth
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
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
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
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!
reported by Brenda Yee Fung
Phoenix Yee Fung Toy Association Vice