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 in-person events through the end of June 2021 have been canceled

The Lodge will continue to host virtual meetings using ZOOM as needed.  However, as always, there is no meeting in July.  We will be meeting in person on Saturday, August 14th at the Carlsons for our annual Kräftskiva (crawfish party).  We will have our first in-person business meeting at IOOF Hall on Friday, September 10th.

Last updated 07/03/2021


What's new?   

Despite occasional streaming hiccups, you can watch Swedish television news, sports, tv series and children’s/youth programs at: 


Sorry, no subtitles ?? but some news videos will have audio in the speaker’s native language.

Njut av!     Enjoy!

Last updated 01-16-2021


  • Please Due to the current Corona virus situation, all in-person lodge events have been canceled until further notice.   However, Monitor will be hosting virtual ZOOM meetings and occasional cultural events as outlined in our 2021 calendar.  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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