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?
Our next traditional Swedish food fare meetings will be our annual Sillfrukost in May and Midsommar celebration in June. In between we will have our 111th anniversary celebration on April 1st and participate in the 39th annual Sacramento Scandinavian Festival on April 15th.
Last updated 03/22/2023
What’s new or of continuing interest?
- Swedish television’s 2022 St. Lucia morning celebration at Uppsala Cathedral early in the morning on December 13th, 2022 is now available on Youtube if you were not able to view the original broadcast. Here is the YouTube link to this year’s live broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgshpMxDgzw.
- Check out our genealogy resources page for some updated research aids and information sources.
- If you are looking to brush up on your spoken Swedish, or just want to enjoy light-hearted Swedish movie, check out Ur spar (Off Track) on Netflix:
You can watch in dubbed in English with English or Swedish subtitles or in Swedish with Swedish or English subtitles. Sorry, no Swenglish subtitles 😊
Njut av! Enjoy!
Last updated 01/29/2023