Thursday, February 5, 2015

Tubfrim winner announced

Last month was a lucky time for Violet “Vi” Hills, a member of Jotunheimen 4-499 in Billings, MT . Vi was the winner of the Tubfrim drawing to give away a ticket to Norway, worth up to $1,000. Her postcard was drawn from among 2,530 other cards. With one card for every pound sent to Norway that means that Sons of Norway sent at least 2,531 pounds of stamps to Tubfrim in 2014. Gene Brandvold, Sons of Norway’s Tubfrim chairperson, conducted the drawing.

What is Tubfrim?
Tubfrim was established in 1928 by Postmaster Ditlef Frantzen in Nesbyen, Norway. The aim 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, held in mid-January every year, to win a round trip ticket to Norway, worth up to $1,000.

Have questions? Need additional information?
Contact Gene Brandvold, Tubfrim chairperson, at or 952-831-4361.

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