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?

Our meeting on Friday, March 6th will be a business meeting with Fika and a cultural presentation by Brian Horsfield.   We will also start the meeting at 6:30 PM an hour later than usual.

We will have our 108th Annniversary luncheon on Saturday, March 14th at the DoubleTree.

We will have a very short business meeting on Friday, April 3rd at a location yet to be determined as we will be deeply involved with the annual Scandinavian Festival on Friday, April 17th (setup) and Saturday, April 18th (festival) followed the following weekend with Monitor and Sierra Kronan hosting the Golden Gate District annual convention Friday through Sunday, April 24-26.

We will have our annual Sill Frukost (Swedish herring breakfast) on Saturday, May 16th and is currently planned to be held at Chuck Johnson's home.

Last updated 02-14-2020

 

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

 

  • Please join us for

     “Fika and conversation”

    Friday, March 6th, 2020

    Monitor Lodge 218 at IOOF Hall

    1831 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825

     6:30 pm  -  Social hour

    Please note we are starting an hour later than normal and please bring your Swedish cookies, cake or pastries to share

    7:00 pm  -  Short business meeting:

    7:30 pm  -  Cultural presentation starts

    Transport of Swedish ore during WWII”

    presented by Brian Horsfield”

    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)

    ALSO:

    SAVE THE DATE!

    Please join us for our

    108th Anniversary Celebration and Lunch – Saturday, March 14, 2020

    Member Anniversary Pin Recognition - Raffles -  Silent  Auction - Music
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 2001 Point West Way

    Complimentary Parking, bring your parking ticket to the luncheon for validation.

    IMPORTANT!

    Please be aware that we are holding our anniversary luncheon a month early because April 2020 is a very busy month for Monitor Lodge as we not only have the Scandinavian Festival on April 18th but we are also the host lodge (along with Sierra Kronan) for this year’s Golden Gate District #12 convention being held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Sacramento.

    If you have questions, please call or text:

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

    Yvonne Magneheim, Recording Secretary – (916) 801-7580

    Tack så mycket

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