Sons of Norway is very excited to announce that Trollheim 1-511 in St. Cloud, MN is the winner of the Tubfrim drawing to give away a ticket to Norway, worth up to $1,000. Their postcard was drawn from among 876 cards. With one card for every pound of stamps sent to Norway, that means that Sons of Norway sent at least 876 pounds or approximately 1,314,000 stamps to Tubfrim in 2018. During this past year, 73 lodges participated in the program.
What is Tubfrim?
Tubfrim was established in 1928 by Postmaster Ditlef Frantzen in Nesbyen, Norway. The purpose of the program was to collect and sell used stamps and use the proceeds to aid in the eradication of tuberculosis among Norwegian children. Since tuberculosis is no longer the threat to health that it once was, today children and youth with disabilities and special needs receive the proceeds from the resale of the stamps. Sons of Norway has been involved with the organization since 1986 and is its major contributor of stamps from a group outside of Norway.
Win a Ticket to Norway
While helping children is a great motivation for Sons of Norway members to participate, there is a special incentive to say “thank you.” For every pound of stamps collected, the member or lodge can enter a drawing to win a round trip ticket to Norway, worth up to $1,000. The drawing is held at the beginning of the year for the previous year,
Have questions? Need additional information?
Contact Mary Bennett, Tubfrim chairperson, at 608-837-8335 or [email protected].