Monday, February 11, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013 was a lucky day for Thor 2-042, Salem, OR. The lodge was the winner of the Tubfrim drawing to give away a ticket to Norway, worth up to $1,000. Their postcard was drawn from among 1,769 other cards. With one card for every pound sent to Norway that means that Sons of Norway sent at least 1,770 pounds of stamps to Tubfrim in 2012.
For the past 27 years, our members have been clipping canceled postage stamps and sending them to Tubfrim, who then sells them to dealers and collectors.
Originally the money raised went to help children afflicted by tuberculosis. Since tuberculosis is no longer the threat to health that it once was, today the proceeds from the resale of stamps helps improve the quality of life for children and youth with disabilities and special needs. Sons of Norway members are the largest contributor outside of Norway to Tubfrim’s efforts, sending nearly 30% of all stamps collected.
While helping children is a great motivation for our 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, held in mid-January every year, to win a round trip ticket to Norway, worth up to $1,000. The official postcard to enter the drawing can be ordered from the Sons of Norway Supply Department, 800-945-8851 ext 645 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to participate in the Tubfrim contest and get a chance to win a free ticket to Norway, visit the Tubfrim page on the Sons of Norway website. For more information or questions, email Sons of Norway Tubfrim chairperson, Gene Brandvold, at email@example.com.
Posted by Erik Evans at 8:32 AM