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


TWO Special Announcements!


1.  Don’t forget that the annual scholarship deadlines are coming up fast!    February 15th for the Grand Lodge scholarship and April 1st for the Golden Gate District and Monitor Lodge scholarships.


2.  2018 Dues wer due on January 1, 2018.   The yearly dues are still $35.00 per member 14 years of age and older.   Dues are delinquent on March 31st.   Please make checks payable to Monitor Lodge #218 and mail your dues to Anita Nord's home address or bring to the next meeting.  Tack så mycket in advance for your diligence in getting payment in early.


Last updated 01-18-2018


What events are coming up in the next few weeks?


Friday, February 2nd will have everyone over-indulging on pea soup and pancakes!  And we get to tune our ear to different Swedish pronunciations of numbers and the alphabet while we play Swedish Bingo. 


Friday, March 2, 2018 will feature our annual Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner.


Last updated 01-09-2018


Would you like to improve your conversational Swedish?


Would you like to hear more Swedish?  Consider practicing your Swedish while in the company of other Nordic devotees traveling together on a Capital Public Radio tour of Scandinavia in July 2018.


Or consider participating in a local "Talar du Svenska" class hosted by Dick Baldwin.  Contact Chuck Johnson for more information.


Last updated 12-14-2017

  • Please join us for
     “Pea Soup and Pancakes”
    Friday, February 2, 2018
    Monitor Lodge 218 at IooF Hall
    1831 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825

     5:30 pm  -  Social hour
    6:30 pm  -  Dinner @ $10 per person
    Children under 12 free
    7:00 pm  -  Elect 2018 convention delegates
    7:30 pm  -  Cultural presentation starts

    Swedish bingo”
    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)


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