Strikes Against Hunger Bowling Tournament Results are In!

DBIA Eugene, Oregon Lodge 348 team members stand ready to begin.

Assured Life Association’s 2017 Strikes Against Hunger Bowling Tournament was as huge success!

Assured Life received 9 teams register for its 1st (maybe annual) Strikes Against Hunger Bowling Tournament. These 9 teams generated $540 in registration fees which will be donated to Feeding America.

This donation will secure nearly 6,000 meals for the hungry; or an estimated 7,500 pounds of food! Our gratitude goes out to the following chapters for entering teams in our tournament:

  1. DBIA Eugene, OR Lodge 348
  2. DBIA Seattle, WA Lodge 29
  3. Rocky Mountain Camp 999

Eugene Lodge 348 sponsored 3 teams, Seattle Lodge 29 sponsored 4 teams and Rocky Mountain Camp 999 came in with 2 teams. Here are the members that participated:

Seattle Danes #1 – DBIA Seattle Lodge 29
Tage Christiansen
Leif Sorensen
Lars Clausen
Rick Newbrey

Seattle Danes #2 – DBIA Seattle Lodge 29
Karlo Thornvig
Kenneth Olsen
Flemming Sorensen
Henning Buus

Xs 4 Darbs – DBIA Seattle Lodge 29
Derek Todoroff
Steve Hambleton
Sami Todoroff
Tove Sorensen

Better Halves – DBIA Seattle Lodge 29
Beverly Sorensen
Joan Clausen
Marly Christiansen
Tina Newbrey

Although the Better Halves did not end up bowling in the tournament due to scheduling conflicts and other issues, they participated with the registration fees that go to Feeding America.  Thank you ladies!

348ers #1 – DBIA Eugene Lodge 348
Scott Stefansen
Dan Staats
Svend Toftemark
Joey Castleton

Lois Toftemark takes aim at picking up her spare!

348ers #2 – DBIA Eugene Lodge 348
Mary Stefansen
Lois Toftemark
Joan Cavin
Poul Stefansen

348ers #3 – DBIA Eugene Lodge 348
Susie Staats
Bente Pedersen
Alicia Burke
Sue Ezzati

RMC 999 #1 – Denver Rocky Mountain Camp 999
Lisa Lehnus
Diane Muller
Michaela Franklin
Tanya Unrein

RMC 999 #2 – Denver Rocky Mountain Camp 999
Deborah West
Brian West
Jerry Christensen
Gary Wheeler

And the Winner Is…

The winning team was “Xs 4 Darbs” from DBIA Seattle Lodge 29! Seattle Lodge 29 will receive $260 for 1st place honors. Congratulations to Lodge 29 and Xs 4 Darbs!

Individual High Series score (both scratch score and series with handicap) went to Joey Castleton from DBIA Eugene Lodge 348’s “348ers #1”. Joey was awarded $50.00 for this honor.

Remember Operation Santa’s Elves

As the national member food drive winds down, it is time to prepare for Operation Santa’s Elves; the last of our national member volunteer projects for the calendar year.

This is the 9th year for Assured Life Association’s Operation Santa’s Elves. When the Fraternal Committee coined the program “Operation Santa’s Elves”, they did so with the knowledge that there are already so many programs and projects that help provide needy children with Christmas gifts during the holidays. Assured Life Association decided not to re-invent the wheel, but instead encourages its chapters and members to help bring the joy of Christmas and Santa Claus to the lives of needy children by seeking out and participating in one of the many projects and programs already available. Operation Santa’s Elves is about promoting these worth-while programs that serve the under-served at Christmas time; especially children!

It’s easy to participate! Just seek out a local organization or program that assists in providing Christmas gifts to kids that would not otherwise receive anything for Christmas. Whether it is Toys for Tots, Adopt-A-Family programs or the Salvation Army, get involved and let us know what you did by emailing us at

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