We are a local lodge of the Vasa Order of America, a Fraternal Society originally established for the benefit of Swedish immigrants a century ago, but now dedicated to preserving and sharing our Nordic culture and heritage. There are 19 District Lodges and one Grand Lodge, visit the Link on the top right sidebar (Vasa Order of America), to explore the structure and purpose of the Vasa Order of America.
We meet at St. James Episcopal Church, 1815 Seven Locks Road in Potomac, Maryland on the second Sunday of each month, with the exception of July and August (our picnic meetings are in June at Carderock Park, Maryland).
At our meetings, you will find an opportunity to socialize with fellow members of Nordic roots sharing common history and interests.
Our activities include our Welcome Back Pot Luck Dinner in September, our Swedish Bazaar on the first Saturday in November, our Christmas Lucia in December, our Peasoup Dinner in the spring, our joint Midsommar Picnic with the American Scandinavian Association, the Swedish Women's Educational Association and the Norwegian Society in June, and other events.
Explore the Departments in the left sidebar to find out about our activities. Follow the Links in the bottom right sidebar to view activities of other local lodges.
Membership is open to men and women over 14 years of age of Nordic roots, (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish or Icelandic,) and their spouses who would like to rediscover the traditions of their forefathers; and those who are not of Nordic ancestry but are committed to the promotion and advancement of Swedish and Nordic heritage and culture.
If you do not wish to apply for membership at this time, but are interested in Nordic culture or heritage, you are most welcome at our open events.
More details can be found at our web site: http://www.drott-lodge.org