Tubfrim Lives! 

The Third District Tubfrim Coordinator has notified us that Tubfrim, the Norwegian children’s charity, is once again accepting cancelled domestic and foreign stamps. 

After announcing last fall that they were experiencing negative cash flow and closing down, Tubfrim has negotiated an agreement with another Norwegian stamp organization to facilitate the processing and sale of used stamps. Aside from the past annual raffle based on contribution weight, things should be the same for the foreseeable future. 

Third District lodges are encouraged to save and cut (with a one-third inch margin) any domestic or foreign stamps. Pat or Bill DeRoche will continue to consolidate stamps to mail to 3D, several pounds at a time. But, if you don’t live in this area, you can mail your stamps—in a big brown envelope rather than a box—directly to Kjell Kittilsen, 871 70th ST, Brooklyn NY 11228. There is a collection box for small amounts of stamps near the front door of Norway House. 

Pat and Bill thank all members who save stamps and mail them faithfully every month or so. Even common “forever” flag stamps and non -profits are even gratefully received. 

If you have any questions, please contact Pat at pderoche5@gmail.com