Hop Wo President Jak Min Yee. Mrs.
World Yee's President Damon Yee, former Hop Wo President Sherman Dung
VP Phillip Yee, Mrs. Angie Yee, World Yee's President Damon Yee, President Chim Tong Yu
Mrs. Angie Yee, Assemblyman Leland Yee Speaker Pro Temp, World Yee's President Damon Yee
Sunday, January 23rd World Yee President, Damon Yee, celebrated his election by inviting Yee Fung Toy Family HQ board of directors to a party, along with the Hop Wo board of directors, Sacramento Yee, Yee Shew Yan Benevolent, and the Damon and Angie family. In attendance was Assemblyman Leland Yee, Speaker Pro Temp, who remarked that President Damon Yee told him to just come and enjoy the wonderful dinner. And he was right, it was a great dinner!
Western Grand President Art Yee, HQ's VP Phillip Yee, Mrs. Angie Yee, World Yee President Damon Yee, HQ's President Wesley Yee
Advisor Larry Yee, Advisor Joseph Yee, Sacramento President Sherman Yee, Advisor Frank Yee, Western Vice Grand President Gene Yee, Western Grand President Art Yee, Mrs. Angie Yee, World Yee's President Damon Yee, Elder Jack Yee, Past Vice Grand President Shui Young Yee, Hop Wo President Jak Min Yee, HQ's President Wesley Yee, Advisor Paul Yee, HQ's VP Phillip Yee
The Yee Fung Toy Family Association headquarters in San Francisco celebrated our annual spring banquet on March 20, 2005 on nice sunny Sunday. Our celebration started at headquarters with our traditional ceremony of honoring our ancestor “Ah Goong” at 12 noon. Afterward, there was a lion dance performance also honoring our ancestor on the fourth floor and the dangerous lion dance stilt walk in front of headquarters. Our luncheon had over 350 people in attendance that provide them with opportunities to meet families and friends throughout the United States and Canada. We had family members from New York, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix, Sacramento, Los Angles, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Stockton, and Canada.
The Yee Fung Toy Gala Spring Banquet was celebrated by over 1,200 people with San Francisco’s dignitaries in attendance. California Assemblyman Leland Yee PhD. Speaker pro Tempore, the highest elected Chinese official in California introduced our Mayor Gavin Newsom who presented Certificate of Achievement to Damon Yee, President of the World Yee’s; Peter Yee, Eastern Grand President; Art Yee, Western Grand President and Wesley Yee, President of Yee Fung Toy Family Association HQ. Following the mayor was San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin, along with former Assemblyman Lou Papan who said he has attended four Yee’s spring banquets. We also had in attendances, California Board of Equalization, District One member Betty Yee and District Attorney Kamala Harris’s representative Sean Do.
We were treated to the Yee Fung Toy’s musical group performing for the first time, singing in unison and dressed in wonderful outfits. The group was led by our English secretary Gene Yee who spent countless hours rehearsing the group. Karaoke sing was excellent and everyone had a great time.
San Francisco Yee Fung Toy Family Association HQs would like to thank our cousins Ma’s and Der’s, all the community leaders, volunteers, attendees, distinguish guests, families and friends for coming to our annual spring banquet. In the Year of the Rooster, we wish everyone a happy, healthy, prosperous, and peaceful year. See everyone next year!