Welcome to Monitor Lodge 218 – Sacramento

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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?    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 celebrate our 107th anniversary with a luncheon on Saturday, April 6th at the DoubleTree Hotel in Sacramento.

Sunday, April 14th,will be the next Children's Club meeting at Lisa Rea's home.


On Saturday, May 4th, we have our annual Sill Frukost (herring breakfst) and smorgasbord at Chris Bodelson's and Chuck Johnson's home.


Friday evening, June 7th, will find us all enjoying good food and camaraderie with music and dancing as we celebrate Midsommar.



Last updated 04-02-2019


  • Please join us for

     “Sill Frukost”

    Saturday, May 4, 2019

    at Chris Bodelson’s and Chuck Johnson’s home

    2644 La Mesa Way, Sacramento, CA 95825

    10:00 am  -  $5 per person (members, family and guests - children 12 and under free) and bring a dish (see listing below)

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

    We will be using our telephone tree to get a head count and an inventory of food dishes being brought to the meeting

    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.  Email also OK (chuckj50@surewest.net)

    tack så mycket

     “Sill Frukost”

    Saturday, May 4, 2019

    Sill (herring), ham, dill potatoes and beverages will be provided 

    Food dish assignments

    Please bring enough to feed 5 of your fellow members.

    Alberts to Gormley

    Breakfast side dishes  such as vegetables for garnish (cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, etc.), plain or crisp bread (knäckebröd), crackers, etc.

    Green to Leaman

    Breakfast main dishes such as hard boiled eggs, cheeses, Cod roe spread (caviar) the most known brand is "Kalle", cereal or muesli, etc.

    Magneheim to Witdoeckt

    Pasteries or desserts that are traditional and modern Swedish and non-Swedish.
    Looking for more food ideas?  Check out

    Swedish Breakfast – Breakfast around the World

    Please let Chris & Chuck know if your dish needs oven or microwave time or a warming tray.   Call or text 916-501-9256 or email chuckj50@surewest.net.

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