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A Swedish-American Fraternal Organization

Instituted May 20, 1914

Erie, Pennsylvania

Photo: Lake Erie,  PBellingham

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Svea Members, on this page, you will see the Newsletters that have been sent out by our lodge. Our first Newsletter was  December 2022 when we started to use Wild Apricot. 

There will also be some highlights from our latest activities and programs.

To see a particular Newsletter, just click on the Newsletter name below. It is a pdf document that requires Adobe reader. If you don't have Adobe reader, you can download for free here:   Adobe Reader.


We recently initiated into membership, Pastor David Hills.  He and his wife Adrianne recently moved to the Erie area and are anxious to be involved in their Swedish heritage.  

Welcome to the Hills!


At our November meeting, Lorraine shared some information about Viking Runes and their meanings.  We then proceeded to make Rune ornaments that will be used on the Viking Christmas tree for the Waterford Heritage Society's event December 1-3, 2023.  Thanks to Craig for cutting the wooden discs and Lorraine for helping us make them.  

Our new website has garnered new friends - from Sweden, DL #19, Lodge #452 Goteborg, Sweden!  They, as well, have a District convention and our friend, Lars Andersson shared pictures from their event from May 17-19, 2023.

In the top right photo, Grand Master, John Hanright is holding the book, Gothenburg 400.  It is a beautifully illustrated history of Gothenburg covering 400 years!  Many of our Swedish families immigrated to America, starting their journey west from Gothenburg.  Tore Kellgren brought the book back to America and mailed it to us as a gift from Lodge Goteborg #452!  Heartfelt thanks to our Sisters and Brothers in Sweden.

Photos: L Andersson

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Pat Bellingham, Chair

C/O Luther Memorial Church Office: 814.454.0106


225 West 10th Street

Erie, PA 16501

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