Welcome to Monitor Lodge 218 – Sacramento

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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 cultureClick 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?

The next few weeks and months will be a challenge to us all as attending events and social contact will be significantly restricted.  At the moment all Monitor-related events through the end of June have been canceled.  The 37th annual Sacramento Scandinavian Festival, the Golden Gate District #12 convention and the District's annual Sweden Day scheduled for June 6th in Lodi have also been canceled.  

Last updated 04-20-2020


What's new?   


We have revived our lodge lending library where you will find books in Swedish, books in English by Swedish authors and a few books about Sweden.  Contributions to the library are always welcome.  We also have some Swedish music CDs available for borrowing. 


We have lodge members who host/teach informal Swedish language classes, Swedish handicrafts (Nål och Tråd) and Scandinavian dancing.  Email us if you want more information on these activities.


You can find our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MonitorLodgeSacramento


Last updated 02-10-2020


  • Due to the current Corona virus situation, all lodge events have been canceled through the end of April.  The annual Sacramento Scandinavian Festival has also been canceled.  If you have questions, please call or text:

    Chuck Johnson, Chairman – (916) 501-9256 or Ed Netzel, Vice Chairman – (916) 416-1144

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