Swedish sites

Northern California:

Monitor Lodge #218 - Sacramento

Sierra Kronan Lodge #737 - Roseville

Golden Gate District #12 of VASA Order of America (map and links to other NorCal lodges)

U.S., Canada and Sweden:

Home page for the Grand Lodge of Vasa Order of America

Local Lodges throughout  Vasa Order of America

Vasa Order of America Archives

Other sites about Sweden:

Sweden’s official website

Visit Sweden - Sweden's official website for tourism and travel information

Swedish Women's Educational Association (SWEA)

Nordstjernan – Swedish-American news in print and on line

The Local se -  on-line Swedish news in English

Google Translation services -  Swedish to English


Other Scandinavian sites

Sacramento Scandinavian Festival

Sacramento area Scandinavian dance group

Some West Coast nordic centers are the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle, WA and the Scandinavian Cultural Center of Santa Cruz.


Denmark’s official tourism website

Danish Consulate of Sacramento


Finlandia Club of Sacramento Valley

Visit Finland – Finland’s official website for tourism and travel information


Icelandic Association of Northern California (IANC)

Visit Iceland – Iceland’s official website for tourism and travel information


Roald Amundsen Lodge No. 6-48, Sons of Norway - Sacramento

Elise Wærenskjold Lodge #48, Daughters of Norway – Sacramento

Visit Norway – Norway’s official website for tourism and travel information

Sami people:

Sami Cultural Center of North America

last updated 01/01/2019


  • Please join us for

     “Fika and conversation”

    Friday, March 6th, 2020

    Monitor Lodge 218 at IOOF Hall

    1831 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825

     6:30 pm  -  Social hour

    Please note we are starting an hour later than normal and please bring your Swedish cookies, cake or pastries to share

    7:00 pm  -  Short business meeting:

    7:30 pm  -  Cultural presentation starts

    Transport of Swedish ore during WWII”

    presented by Brian Horsfield”

    Legos will be available for the kids and the young at heart 

    We will be using our telephone tree to get a head count but please call or text Meribeth Bean at cell (916) 995-4965 or

    Chuck Johnson at cell (916) 501-9256 if you don’t get a call and you plan to attend.  Email also OK (chuckj50@surewest.net)



    Please join us for our

    108th Anniversary Celebration and Lunch – Saturday, March 14, 2020

    Member Anniversary Pin Recognition - Raffles -  Silent  Auction - Music
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 2001 Point West Way

    Complimentary Parking, bring your parking ticket to the luncheon for validation.


    Please be aware that we are holding our anniversary luncheon a month early because April 2020 is a very busy month for Monitor Lodge as we not only have the Scandinavian Festival on April 18th but we are also the host lodge (along with Sierra Kronan) for this year’s Golden Gate District #12 convention being held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Sacramento.

    If you have questions, please call or text:

    Chuck Johnson, Chairman – (916) 501-9256 Ed Netzel, Vice Chairman - )916) 416-1144

    Yvonne Magneheim, Recording Secretary – (916) 801-7580

    Tack så mycket

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