2011 Event Logs
雖然今年春節聯歡晚餐只是吸引了四十多位參加者，也許是由於氣候寒冷， 但是晚餐的氣氛是照常濃厚的。 可能是因我們有一些特别嘉賓出席。
今年四月五日是傳統清明節，舍路余風采堂代表於四月三日（星期日）前往霍利魯德墓園 (Holyrood Cemetery)、湖景墓園 (Lake View Cemetery)、萬年青-華秀麗墓園 (Evergreen-Washelli Cemetery) 及 萬柏墓園 (Mt. Pleasant) 拜祭舍路余氏先人。
清明節的最大意義，在於追思和緬懷。 哪些先人讓我們銘記，哪些先人讓我們難忘，這個追思、緬懷、祭奠的日子，給我們的思考提供了緩衝時間。 我們是孝順的子孫，而孝順是中華民族傳統美德。
余汝深主席首先致歡迎詞，他歡迎各堂員與各昆仲嬸姆諸姑、姑丈、姊妹、溫哥華余風采堂嘉賓前來， 共享一日夏末郊遊的歡樂。 他再次宣佈全美余風采堂第廿四屆懇親大會訂於二零一二年八月十一日至八月十四日在舍路舉行， 屆時敬請大家踴躍報名參與。 詳情日後再宣佈。 跟著溫哥華余風采堂書記余柏寧致詞、顧問余海量隨後致謝詞。
公所備有精美午餐食品包括酥排骨、炸雞、叉燒、炒麵、點心、菠蘿包、薯片、西瓜及飲料等。 余家樂顧問還特別贈送一隻燒豬，大受歡迎。當日近一百五十多人踴躍參加，大家吃得盡興﹐玩得開心。 郊遊活動大會同時頒發獎學金、由西文書記余永昌主持，頒發了獎學金給三十位成績優秀學生。 郊遊大會並有幸運抽獎助慶。
Seattle YFT 2011 New
Yee Fung Toy Association held its 2011 New Year dinner
at the Renton Seafood Restaurant at 6:30 pm on February
President and his wife Denise were in attendance.
accompanied Larry to visit the hotel which the
Convention is to be held. In addition, Larry visited the
Seattle YFT Association office in the
of the dinner included Jim Yee, Chairman of the Yee Fung
Toy Society of Vancouver, Esther Yue and Albert Yu, both
members of the Vancouver BC Chapter. Kit Fung Yee,
Chinese Secretary of the Seattle Chapter gave the
welcoming remark, followed by greetings from De Shum
Yee, Seattle Chapter President.
President Larry Yee and Vancouver President Jim Yee
spoke and the thank you message was delivered by Fred
Yee, Seattle Chapter Advisor.
note is that the food provided by Renton Seafood
Restaurant was excellent. Great thanks to Shek Jing Yee,
Seattle Chapter Advisor and co-owner of the restaurant,
for making the dinner arrangement.
Great thanks are also extended to all those attended the dinner and we all look forward to next year's celebration.
Seattle Yee Fung Toy
Association 2011 Ching Ming Cemetery Visit
On April 3, members of the Seattle Yee Fung Toy Association met up at the Chapter's office at 10:15 am to visit several cemeteries in the areas.
Paying respect to our ancestors has been a tradition of the Chapter for decades, 2011 being no exception. The group went in two separate vehicles and visited four cemeteries, Lakeview, Holywood, Evergreen-Washali and Queen Anne (Mt. Pleasant).
Many of our past Yee members were buried and are now resting in peace; the earliest of the grave sites dating back to the 1910s. It was a wonderful and sunny day. Sharing old memories and connecting new experience were the highlights during the day-long visits. The group has lunch together at the Northgate McDonald's, a great favorite for the youngsters that went along on the visit.
Happy Retirement Fred!
a milestone year in Frederick H. Yee's lustrous career,
he officially retired on July 2, 2011.
his wife, Clara hosted a retirement party for friends
and relatives at the New Hong Kong
Restaurant (Pacifc Place Plaza at 10th Ave S and
S. Jackson Street, 2nd Floor) on July 9 (Saturday). Over
100 guest attended this memorable event.
recently retired as a Regional
10 (States: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington)
Minority Health Consultant for the Office of Minority
Health, US department of Health & Human Services.
The Department of Health and Human Services is the
principal agency for protecting the health of all
are so desired, they can consider donating to the
following good causes:
Kin On Health Care Center
(donation to the Kin
On Table Tennis Tournament 7/23/2011). Proceeds
from this event directly benefit Kin On Community Health
Care in providing culturally and linguistically
appropriate long-term care services to Asian seniors and
families in the Puget Sound Region. Kin On website: www.kinon.org.
him as a player if they like, or donate to the
Washington State Chinese
Cancer Network Association www.wsccna.org. The
Washington State Chinese Cancer Network Association
(WSCCNA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serve
cancer survivors and their families in the Chinese
community. The WSCCNA provides activities and programs
to support and enhance the quality of life for cancer
survivors and their family and friends.
501C3 non-profits and are organizations dear to his
heart. All donations are tax deductible.
was raised that evening.
is an avid table tennis (Ping Pong) player, he loves to
sing Karaokes, he loves to cruise and to travel...
also served as President of the Seattle Yee Fung Toy
Family Association in the 90's. He is currently an
Advisor of the Association.
was also one of Kin On's past Executive Director from
1988 to 1991.
now devote more of his time for the upcoming 24th US Yee
Fung Toy National Convention which will be held in
Seattle, from August 11th to August 14th, 2012.
YFT Association also hosted a dinner for Fred on July 17
at Renton Seafood Restaurant. Fred hosted a similar
retirement dinner for the Seattle YFT members on July 10
at the same restaurant as well.
have days full of joy, laughter and happiness…Happy
Seattle Yee Fung Toy
Family Association 57th Annual Picnic
On August 14, 2011, the Seattle Yee Fung Toy Association held its 57th annual picnic at the Woodland Park Picnic Area 1 in Seattle. The weather was wonderful with blue sky and mild breeze creating a picture perfect setting resembling that of the Hawaiian Islands.
Attending this year’s picnic included members of the Yee Fung Toy Society of Vancouver, represented by Martin and Rosa Yee, Chapter Secretary, David Yee, Chapter Education Fund Chair and Chapter member Pauline Yee Tom.
Seattle Chapter President De Shum Yee gave the welcome speech and announced the upcoming US National Yee family Association Convention to be held in August 11-14, 2012. He urged all members to participate in the Convention. The Convention detail will come in the coming months. Martin Yee also spoke and brought greetings from Vancouver. Seattle Chapter Advisor Fred Yee gave the thank you message.
The delicious food included spare ribs, chow mein, fried
rice, bakery products and fresh water melon. Advisor
Hing Ng donated one whole roast pig for the occasion.
The over 150 attendees had a wonderful time enjoying the
food and the prize drawings. Danny Yu, Chapter English
Secretary, distributed this year’s scholarship to 30
students from Kindergarten through college seniors. The
picnic ended at around 2:00 pm after much fun, high
spirits and relaxing atmosphere.
the Vancouver guests, the Seattle Chapter held a dinner
at Renton Seafood that same evening attended by 20
members and our Malaysian guests, Mr. and Mrs.
and Martin Yee.