About VASA

The Vasa Order of America began more than a century ago as a benefit fraternal society for Swedish immigrants to the United States. Membership at the time was limited to Swedish born men who through the Vasa Order met others who needed to learn the new language and ways of the new country.   The Order is named for Gustav Vasa, who liberated the country in the 16th century and became the first King of modern Sweden. The name of Vasa reflects the Order's roots as a Swedish American Fraternal Organization.

Swedish in origin, the Vasa Order welcomes men and women over 14 years of age of Scandinavian roots, (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish or Icelandic,) and their spouses. Vasa allows members to rediscover the traditions of their forefathers; and those who are not of Nordic ancestry but are committed to the promotion and advancement of Swedish and Nordic heritage and culture.

There are nearly 300 lodges in the Vasa Order, governed by 19 District lodges in the United States, Sweden and Canada.

Last updated 06/28/2017

  • Please join us for 
    “Pea Soup and Pancakes”  
    Friday, February 7, 2020 Monitor Lodge
    218 at IOOF Hall 1831 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825

    5:30 pm - Social hour

    6:00 pm - Business meeting – includes electing  2020 convention delegates    6:30 pm - Dinner @ $10 per person Children 12 and under free

    7:30 pm - Cultural presentation starts with Dick Baldwin  “Genealogy – researching your Scandinavian roots”

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

    We will be using our telephone tree to get a head count 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 and you plan to attend.  Email also OK (chuckj50@surewest.net)

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