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 meeting will be our annual Julbord in early December after having experimented with a more contemporary Swedish food tradition, Swedish Tacos, at our October meeting. We follow our Julbord gathering with a St. Lucia celebration the following Friday. Then in January we install our 2024 slate of elected officers.
Last updated 11/08/2023
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 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 10/10/2023