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 committed to the promotion and advancement of 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 01-09-2018


ONE Special Announcement!

Don’t forget the VASA Grand Lodge convention from June 29th to July 6th, 2018 at the DoubleTree in Sacramento, California.    See you there!

Last updated 06-14-2018


What events are coming up in the next few weeks?


On Friday, June 1st, we celebrated Midsommar with dancing, good food, good company and a majstång.

We take a breather in July and resume with our crayfish party on Saturday, August 4th - more details to follow later.


Last updated 06-14-2018


Congratulations to Monitor's 2018 scholarship recipient.   We are delighted to announce that Nicole Hopkins is the 2018 recipient of Monitor Lodge’s annual scholarship. She is in her final year of high school and is involved in many activities at school and at Monitor Lodge.

 Last updated 04-14-2018

  • Please join us for
    Friday, June 1, 2018
    Monitor Lodge 218 at IooF Hall
    1831 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825

     5:30 pm  -  Social hour
    6:30 pm  - Midsommar Smörgåsbord
    $5 per person (members, family and guests
     - children 12 and under free) and
    bring a dish (see listing on reverse)
    7:00 pm  -  Short business meeting
    7:30 pm  -  Midsommar festivities
    Legos will be available for the
    kids and the young at heart

     Wear your costume if you have one.

    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)
    tack så mycket!

    Monitor’s June gathering
     promises to be a Swedish
     delight! We’re going to
     celebrate Midsommar with
     good food, music, and dance.
     If you have a Swedish costume,
     this would be the perfect
     time to show it off for all
     to see. No authentic costume?
     Then put on your favorite
     Swedish (or Scandinavian) T-shirt
     to get in the mood for midsommar!
     Have some flowers in the
     garden? How about making
     a flower wreath for your hair?
      Let’s enjoy this very special
     Swedish holiday with all our
     friends and kick off “Sommar 2018!

    We will have the Midsommar
     majstång (maypole) set up right
     in the middle of the hall.
     Traditionally it is decorated
     with fresh green foliage—
    birch twigs are especially
     popular in Sweden—and
     with lots of flowers. If you
     can, try to come early—let’s
     say 5:00—with some greenery
     and flowers to help decorate
     our majstång.

    At the end of the evening we
     will have dancing and some
     lessons led by our very own
     dance master, Barry Moore.


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