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 events are coming up in the next few weeks?
Monitor resumed its monthly activities with a Kräftskiva (crayfish party) in August followed by monthly meetings at the IOOF Hall until our annual Julbord and St. Lucia celebrations in December. Also squeezed into the first two weeks in October will be Sacramento’s annual Scandinavian Festival on Saturday, October 15th, 2022.
Last updated 08/09/2022
What’s new or of continuing interest? Despite occasional streaming hiccups, you can watch Swedish television news, sports, TV series and children’s/youth programs at: https://www.svt.se/. Sorry, no subtitles but some news videos will have audio in the speaker’s native language.
And check out Monitor Lodge and Golden Gate District recipe books at: https://www.monitorlodgesacramento.org/resources/monitor-lodge-cookbooks/
You may want to check out the Swedish recipes group at: https://groups.io/g/swedishrecipes. Here people can exchange Swedish and other Nordic recipes. There is a huge recipe archive to search in, and you are welcome to contribute with new recipes and discuss Swedish cooking:
Njut av! Enjoy!
Last updated 06-06-2022