Educational Institutions

Vasa Order of America the Grand Lodge

  • San Jose, CA
  • www.vasaorder.com

Mission Statement

THE MISSION OF THE GRAND LODGE VASA ORDER OF AMERICA IS TO PRESERVE AND PROMOTE SWEDISH AND NORDIC CULTURE
TO PROVIDE BENEFITS FOR MEMBERS IN NEED
TO PROVIDE POST HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS
TO FUND SWEDISH LANGUAGE CAMP TUITION FOR YOUTH

Main Programs

  1. College Scholarships
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Vasa Order of America (VOA) serves members in the USA, Canada and Sweden. The VOA comprises 18 District Lodges and 183 Local Lodges. Sweden has two Districts and Canada has one. The balance are in the USA.

ruling year

1945

Grand Master since 2014

Self-reported

Tore Kellgren

Vice Grand Master since 2014

Self-reported

Arthur (Art) Bjorkner

Keywords

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Vasa Order of America Grand Lodge Scholarships

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EIN

04-6050224

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

College Scholarships

Merit-based College Scholarship Grants for members

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Adults

Adults

Adults

Budget

$10,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Vasa Order of America (VOA) serves members in the USA, Canada and Sweden. The VOA comprises 18 District Lodges and 183 Local Lodges. Sweden has two Districts and Canada has one. The balance are in the USA.

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Financials

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VASA ORDER OF AMERICA THE GRAND LODGE
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Vasa Order of America the Grand Lodge

Leadership

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Grand Master

Tore Kellgren

Vice Grand Master

Arthur (Art) Bjorkner

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Tore Kellgren

Vasa Order of America The Grand Lodge

Term: July 2014 - July 2018

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?