Welcome to Monitor Lodge 218 – Sacramento
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 culture. Click 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 Monitor events are coming up in the next few months?
March will find us participating in a delicious Corned Beef & Cabbage repast. We then have a very busy April celebrating Monitor’s 112th anniversary followed by Sacramento’s 40th annual Scandinavian Festival on April 20th and ending the month of April with Golden Gate District 12’s annual convention. May will have us enjoying our annual Sillfrukost.
Last updated 02/29/2024
What’s new or of continuing interest?
- Whether you are a Swede “born and raised”, a Swede by interest (or marriage) or just like to learn more about Swedish life you will find the following bi-weekly podcasts to be entertaining and informative: https://shows.acast.com/the-newbie-guide-to-sweden-podcast
- Check out our genealogy resources page for some updated research aids and information sources.
- If you missed Swedish TV’s annual broadcast of the St. Lucia celebration at Kalmar Castle on December 13th, 2023 you can view the broadcast at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QX0DtFSglc. You can also view the Lucia 2022 broadcast from Gräfsnäs Sweden at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgshpMxDgzw.
Njut av! Enjoy!
Last updated 12/26/2023