Welcome to Monitor Lodge 218 – Sacramento

Check out our Facebook page


Chartered April 8, 1912 in Sacramento, Monitor Lodge #218-Sacramento is a local lodge of the Vasa Order of America, a Fraternal Society originally established for the benefit of Swedish immigrants more than a century ago, but now dedicated to preserving and sharing our Swedish and Nordic culture and heritage.

At our meetings, you will find an opportunity to socialize with fellow members of Nordic roots sharing common history and interests.  Please check out our Calendar to find out more about our upcoming events and explore the rest of the website to learn more about the various things our Lodge has to offer.

Membership is open to men and women over 14 years of age of Nordic roots, (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish or Icelandic,) who would like to rediscover the traditions of their forefathers as well as those who are not of Nordic ancestry but are interested in Swedish and Nordic heritage and cultureClick here to learn more about joining our Lodge

We invite you to attend our monthly meetings and special events.  Youth and children under the age of fourteen are always welcome to participate in Monitor Lodge activities and there are often activities specifically tailored for them.


Last updated 08-28-2018


What's new?   


Grattis till våra stipendiatmottagare !!   Congratulations to Athena Eriksson and Alex Hopkins, Monitor Lodge's 2019 scholarship recipients!


We have revived our lodge lending library where you will find books in Swedish, books in English by Swedish authors and a few books about Sweden.  Contributions to the library are always welcome.


You can find our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MonitorLodgeSacramento


Last updated 01-11-2019



What events are coming up in the next few weeks?

We take a break from lodge activities during July but resume meetings and events in August.

Our next event is our Kräftskive (crayfish party) on Saturday August 17th at James and Melissa Netzel's home in Loomis.   Pleae note that this is a date change.

We follow that event with our regular meeting/potluck on Friday, September 6th. 

Last updated 06-25-2019


  • Please join us for

     “Potluck and Conversation”

    Friday, October 4, 2019

    Monitor Lodge 218 at IOOF Hall

    1831 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825

     5:30 pm - Social hour

    6:00 pm - Dinner @ $10 per person or free if you bring a dish

    (see listing on reverse)

    Children under 12 free

    7:00 pm - Business meeting – 2020 nominations, 2020 calendar

    7:30 pm - Cultural presentation starts

    “It is not my grandmother’s Sweden anymore”

    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)

    Monitor’s October gathering will be enjoyed with good food, conversation and friendship.   But it is also an important date as we are meeting some prospective new members, catching up with invoice approvals, plan the 2020 calendar and finalizing 2020 elected office nominations.   That will be followed by a cultural presentation.

    The bar will be open at 5:30 for our social hour and piano music will also be played during that time as we set out the dishes you bring for our potluck.

    Please bring enough food to serve 5-6 people. Please have your dish ready to serve so we just have to put it out on the appropriate table. Put your name on your plate or bowl so you get your dishes back at the end of the evening.

    You never know exactly what to expect for a potluck, but we’re hoping to get a good variety of Swedish foods. We’ve assigned members to bring food based on names/alphabet.

    Please bring enough to feed 5-6 of your fellow members.

    Theresa Alberts to Siw Gormley

    Desserts, traditional and modern Swedish and non Swedish

    Tariel Green to Erica Leaman

    Side dishes such as salads, as appetizers, potato salad, deviled eggs, pickled herring, cheeses, crackers, etc

    Yvonne Magneheim to Larry Woodward

    Main dishes such as Swedish meatballs, ham, roast beef, pork, chicken, venison, wild boar, elg (moose), etc

    tack så mycket!

  • Become a Lodge Member

    Click Here to Learn More