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 March 2021 have been canceled

The Lodge will be hosting virtual meetings using ZOOM at the normally scheduled meeting dates with the first meeting taking place on Friday, January 8, 2021 for the installation of new officers.  

Last updated 01-02-2021


What's new?   

1.  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.

     2.   We have had two of our members recently become published authors so

            check out their books:


            Lollie Hopkins has written  a novel titled “The War Within“ It is set in the

            Pacific theater during World War II and is about a young army nurse’s

            struggles to contribute to the war effort. You will find it on Amazon.com at:


             Sarah Cuthill has written and illustrated a children's storybook titled

             “Krampus Night” is an original poetic telling of the Alpine tradition of

             Krampusnacht with gorgeously painted illustrations.  You will find it on line

             at:  http://www.ursaink.com/book/

3.    A reminder that the weekly radio show (podcast) Scandinavian Echoes is   back after a long hiatus.   You will find more information and videos of the weekly broadcasts on their Facebook site at: 



           If you do not have a Facebook account, you can still listen to each episode on

           YouTube by googling:  “Scandinavian Echoes youtube”  where you will find

           the different Radio # episodes.     Enjoy!

Last updated 09-07-2020


  • 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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