PENNSYLVANIA No. 9
VASA ORDER OF AMERICA
A Swedish-American Fraternal Organization
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We are a Benevolent Society, making monetary contributions to valuable organizations, as well as, collecting tangible donations for local social service agencies.
Each Lodge participates in their local communities.
In 2023 Svea's activities included:
Drott Lodge participates in the Swedish-American Plogging Group. They have adopted a trail in the Vienna, Virginia area! See their community Adopt a Trail signage below.The Old Age and Benefit Fund, managed by the Grand Lodge is made available to members with a monetary gift up to $3,000, depending on age and years of membership. Applications are filed through the Local Lodge. The eligibility matrix and application can be accessed from the Our Story tab - Benefits to membership.
What to Know:
Plogging is a term invented by Erik Ahlström referring to the act of picking up trash and litter while jogging. It is a portmanteau of the Swedish term plocka upp, which means "to pick up," and jogging. Gloves recommended!
Other variations include “plalking” (walking while picking up litter) and “pliking” (biking and litter cleanup). Plogging not only helps keep your community litter-free, but is also good for your health. Think squats while jogging.
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