Phoenix Yee Fung Toy Family Association 2024 (Year of the Dragon) News Update
斐匿余風采堂 2024 年活動及文章

Phoenix Yee Fung Toy Association 2024 Officers


鳳凰城余風采堂春宴筵開三十四席 高朋满座














鳳凰城余風采堂,三月二日舉行春宴聯歡活動。當天中午十二時在堂所舉行祭祖,南加州余風采堂主席江峰,美國余風采堂元老以信,美西總長國恩, 總堂顧問文輝等外埠宗親遠道蒞臨堂所。文澤顧問捐贈燒豬一隻,各嬸姆姑姐友好攜來精製家鄉 糕點以及公所預訂的菜餚作供品相當豐富, 各宗親及外埠賓客在會長美蓮帶領下祭拜祖先,禮儀簡單隆重,禮成後大家餉用午餐閒家常。

晚上在六福大酒家舉行春宴,各僑團首長,社會賢達,親朋好友及余氏宗親扶老攜幼,共聚一堂,筵開三十四席。宴會由英文書記哲夫主持秩序, 兩隻紅色的瑞獅繞場一週為大家賀歲,之後美蓮主席致歡迎詞,繼由亞省財務部長余艷芬、外埠 嘉賓們分别致詞。

美蓮介紹一眾嘉賓以及堂所職員,哲夫夫人和榮銳夫人頒發獎學金。 余風采堂一向重視中華文化傳承,注重子弟學習中文。 今年再次向入讀中文學校的子弟發放中文學習專項獎學金,鼓勵後輩學習中華文化,此舉在鳳凰城華人社團獨一份。 今年選出六位成績優異的中學應屆畢業生,向其頒發獎學金,高中組三名:Noah Hing,Nicholas Yee, and Mikayla Yue, 低年級三名:Noah Yee,Sammie Yee, and Elizabeth Hing


最後美蓮主席攜眾職員向大家敬酒三杯,祝大家龍年身體健康、吉祥如意、家庭幸福、發財順利! 相約來年再聚!

亞省時報記者阿鳴攝影報導  斐匿余風采堂訊

March 2, 2024 PYFT Spring Banquet (at Great Wall Restaurant)

The Phoenix Yee Fung Toy Association held its Annual Spring Banquet on March 2, 2024. At noon, an ancestral veneration ceremony was held at the Phoenix Yee Fung Toy Family Association Clan Hall (3040 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016). The ceremony was simple and grand and attended by many out of town guests. Attending from Los Angeles were Mr. Kenny Q. Yee (Yee Fung Toy Headquarters Western Grand President), Mr. & Mrs. Allan Yee (Yee Fung Toy Headquarters Elder) and Mr. Jian Feng Yu (Southern California President). Attending from San Francisco was Mr. Sherman Yu (Yee Fung Toy Headquarters Advisor). Other guests included our Yee Clan members and families, as well as their friends and families.

After the ceremony, all attendees were served with a delicious meal which included roast pig, BBQ pork, dim sum, chow mein, fried rice, vegetables, our famous Church’s fried chicken, and the hometown pastries brought by our aunts and sisters. While enjoying the pastries, many of our guests reminisced and shared their fond memories of their hometowns in China.

In the evening, our annual spring banquet was held at the Great Wall Restaurant in Phoenix. There were 34 tables filled with enthusiastic guests both young and old, boys and girls. Many of us gathered together for the first time since last year’s banquet.

In the night’s opening act, two red and gold lions showed off their strength, playfulness and dancing skills, while guests were serenaded by the rhythmic drum beats. Overall, the atmosphere and the noise entertained the audience thoroughly. The lion dance ended with the blessing of a “Happy, Healthy and Successful Year of the Dragon” upon everyone.

The banquet was emceed by the English Secretary Jack Yee and President Brenda Yee Fung. Jack introduced Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee, special out of town guests from Los Angeles and San Francisco, Chinese Community leaders, Yee Clan members, friends and families. Brenda introduced all the dignitaries and out of town and local community guests in Chinese.

All the guests were served with a ten-course delicious dinner from the highly trained Great Wall restaurant staff.

Mrs. Betty Yee and Mrs. Buddy Hing, the chairpersons of the PYFT Scholarship Division, awarded six scholarships to the young and aspiring members of our Yee Clan. The three recipients of the high school scholarships were Mikayla Yue, Nicholas Yee and Noah Hing. The three recipients of the eighth-grade scholarships were Noah Yee, Sammie Yee and Elizabeth Hing.

Then, Brenda introduced her board and officers to the audience. The board made a toast to everyone in the audience and wished everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year!

The last program of the evening was our favorite one (which was also our beloved Uncle John’s favorite): the raffle. Uncle John’s three sons Dean, Fred and Paul and their families were in the audience. Once again, the raffle drawing was headed by Uncle John’s son Paul. The raffle prizes included restaurant gift certificates, Starbucks gift certificates, Lee Kam Kee gifts, and many others which were all donated by various restaurants and individuals. At least one person per table received a fun table gift.

Secretary Jack gave the benediction and wished everyone a happy, healthy, prosperous and safe Year of the Dragon! We hope everyone returns again next year!

Brenda Yee Fung
President of the Phoenix Yee Fung Toy Association

Rudolph Yee Obituary - Phoenix, AZ

Rudy Yee, a pillar of the Phoenix-Chinese community and a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, peacefully passed away in his sleep at home on the night of February 25, 2024, at the age of 83. Born on April 19, 1940, Rudy was the son of immigrants and grew up alongside his brothers in the family store, Sam Kim Market, located in central Phoenix. In 1955, the Yee family relocated and opened Glenex Market on 11th Ave and Glendale Road.

Rudy was drafted into the United States Army and proudly served as an Air Defense Technician in Okinawa from 1962 to 1964. In 1966, he married the love of his life, Mary Ann, with whom he shared a life full of love and devotion. Through the highs and lows of life, Rudy carried his family's legacy to forge a better life, first as an engineer then as a restauranteur. He was a loving husband, father of three sons (Kevin, Jason, and Stephen), and grandfather of 11 grandchildren. Rudy cherished his family above all else.

Rudy was also an integral part of the Phoenix Chinese community, co-founding the Chinese-American Citizens Alliance in Phoenix alongside State Senator Wing F. Ong in 1974. Rudy's community service also included the Phoenix Yee Fung Toy Family Association, the Phoenix Chinese annual 4th of July celebrations, the Chinese United Association of Greater Phoenix, The American Legion Thomas Tang Post 50, and the Chinese Senior Citizens Center. A life-long member of The First Chinese Baptist Church of Phoenix, Rudy also supported the Northwest Chinese Baptist Church, where his son Stephen serves as a pastor.

Rudy's legacy is one of selflessness and unwavering dedication to others. He found joy in helping others and making everyone feel at home. His life was a testament to service, whether to his country, his community, his friends, or most importantly, his family.

A celebration of Rudy's life will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2024 at Greenwood Memory Lawn in Phoenix. Public viewing will begin at 9am in the Serenity Chapel, followed by a memorial service at 11am, where friends, family, and community members will come together to honor and celebrate Rudy's remarkable legacy and share cherished memories.

In lieu of flowers, Rudy requested donations be made, in honor of his memory, to one of his many beloved Phoenix Chinese community organizations such as:

1. First Chinese Baptist Church, Phoenix -

2. Northwest Chinese Baptist Church -

3. Yee Fung Toy Family Association,

3040 North 16th Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85016

(602) 274-0709 or (602) 253-064

4. The Phoenix Chinese-American Citizens Alliance (P.C.A.C.A.)

P.O.Box 38336

Phoenix, AZ 85069


5. American Legion (Thomas Tang Post 50) -

Posted online on March 27, 2024

Published in The Arizona Republic

Service Information


Greenwood Memory Lawn 19 N 27th Ave, Phoenix AZ 85009
March 30, 2024 at 9:00 AM

Memorial Service

Greenwood Memory Lawn 19 N 27th Ave, Phoenix AZ 85009
March 30, 2024 at 11:00 AM


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