Why Are Chapters Important?

Chapters are the heart of the Sons of Utah Pioneers experience. Chapters are local groups of S.U.P. members, led by an elected President and a Board of Directors. The chapters operate independently of the National S.U.P., but always within the Bylaws and Mission Statement of the National Society. Many chapters involve members' spouses in their meetings and activities; others invite them to participate from time to time.

Most chapters meet monthly for a luncheon or dinner meeting. Knowledgeable and qualified speakers are often invited to these meetings to give a presentation on pioneer historical subjects, historic locations or buildings, or related current events. Frequently, musical entertainment is part of the program. Chapter business is conducted, which includes youth involvement programs such as essay writing and college scholarships. Chapter treks to historical sites are planned, and needs for a new or refurbished monument or marker at a historical site may be discussed.

Chapter members  gathered outside of utah state capitol building during a chapter trek to salt lake city

Chapter members  gathered outside of utah state capitol building during a chapter trek to salt lake city

An important purpose of chapter meetings is for members to socialize with each other and expand their circles of friendship by working together on events and projects. Effective leaders are developed and fresh ideas result from regular rotation of chapter leadership among members.

We have chapters located in Idaho, Arizona, Utah, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and Modesto, California. Below is a list of all our chapters, their presidents and contact information. If you can’t find a chapter listed in an area near you, or you’re not sure which chapter you should join, please contact the National S.U.P. office, (801) 484-4441, and we’ll help you find the right place for you. Since there are no pre-determined geographic boundaries for the chapters, an S.U.P. member may join any chapter that meets his interests.

CHAPTER LIST

The chapter's official name is shown in bold type. Central cities and towns are listed, but membership is not limited geographically to any chapter.

ARIZONA CHAPTER

Mesa, Arizona - Bill Snarr 480-835-1379. Membership dinner meetings at 6:00 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Meets at LDS Chapel on the SW corner of Center St. and 1st Ave., Mesa, Arizona. Spouses invited.

CALIFORNIA CHAPTER

Modesto-New Hope, California - Richard Nielsen 209-526-1479.

IDAHO CHAPTERS

Eagle Rock (Idaho Falls, Idaho) - Kent Terry 208-357-3141.

Grove City (Blackfoot, Idaho) - Joel Robinson 208-221-6530. Membership luncheon meeting every 3rd Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at Blackfoot Senior Center, 20 East Pacific St., Blackfoot, Idaho.

Portneuf Pioneers (Pocatello, Idaho) - Richard Kirkham 208-251-2222. Membership dinner meeting at 7:00 p.m. on 4th Thursday of each month. Location varies. Spouses invited.

Upper Snake River Valley (Rexburg, Idaho) - Martell Grover 208-356-6085. Membership dinner meeting every 3rd Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at 40 South 2nd West, Rexburg, Idaho. Spouses invited. Visit this chapter's website by clicking here. (If needed, the website address is http://pioneersrexburg.org.)

EASTERN U.S. CHAPTERS

Harmony (Philadelphia Area, Pennsylvania) - Ken Lee (215) 547-1860.

Washington DC Area - Mark Peterson (301) 501-4092. 

UTAH CHAPTERS (Listed Alphabetically by Chapter Name)

Bountiful, Utah - Roger Bennett (801) 292-1176.

Box Elder (Brigham City, Utah) - Alan Wright 435-723-2893. Membership dinner meeting at 6:30 on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Brigham City Community Center, 24 North 300 West, Brigham City. Spouses invited.

Brigham Young (Provo, Utah) - Ray Andrus 801-360-3470.

Cedar City, Utah - Dale Orton 435-586-4723. Membership meetings vary depending on the activity.

Centerville, Utah - Roy Welty 801-298-7324.

Cotton Mission (St. George, Utah) - Ralph Atkin 435-673-5095. Membership meetings on 3rd Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Washington Community Center, 111 North 100 East, Washington, Utah.

Dixie Encampment (St. George, Utah) - Dave Peterson. Membership dinner meetings on 3rd Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Crystal Inn Hotel, 1450 South Hilton Dr., St. George, Utah.

Hole in the Rock (Escalante, Utah) - Craig Sorenson, 435-616-4897.

Holladay, Utah - Read Howard (801) 278-6476. Membership dinner meeting every 2nd Friday at 7:00 p.m. at S.U.P. National Headquarters, 3301 East Louise Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah. Spouses invited.

Hurricane Valley (Hurricane, Utah) - Tom Hirschi 435-635-4291. Membership dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. every 3rd Thursday at American Legion Hall, 730 North 200 West, Hurricane, Utah. Spouses invited.

Jordan River Temple (West Jordan, Utah) - Jay Ostler 801-253-0253. Membership dinner meeting at 6:00 p.m. every 1st Wednesday at the West Jordan Senior Center, 8025 South 2200 West, West Jordan, Utah. Spouses invited.

Lehi, Utah - Val Tucker 801-768-3862. Membership dinner meetings at 6:30 p.m. every 2nd Monday at Dee's Event Center, behind 545 North Center, Lehi, Utah.

Little Salt Lake - Jay Wilcken 435-477-8084

Maple Mountain (Mapleton and Spanish Fork, Utah) - John Riding 801-489-0527.

Mills (Salt Lake City East, Mill Creek Area, Utah) -Bruce Gunderson 801-673-7591.

Morgan Pioneer (Morgan, Utah) - Alan Turner 801-876-3066.

Mt. Nebo (Payson, Utah) - Layne Peacock (801) 602-1545.

Murray, Utah - Joseph B Nelson (801) 597-9374. Membership dinner meeting on the 4th Wednesday of January through May, 6:30 PM at the Golden Corral in Midvale, Utah. Spouses invited. Call for meeting times and places in other months.

Ogden Pioneer (Ogden,Utah) - Paul L. Child 801-392-5384. Membership luncheon meeting at noon on 2nd Monday of each month at Comfort Inn Restaurant (Cactus Red's), 2250 North 1200 West, Ogden, Utah. Members only, spouses invited on special occasions.

Ogden Valley (Huntsville, Utah) - Dennis Shaw 801-721-7488. Membership dinner meeting on 3rd Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Ogden Valley Library, 745 South 7400 East, Huntsville, Utah. Spouses invited.

Pioneer Heritage-Canyon Rim (Salt Lake County East, Utah) - Richard Sumsion (801) 487-7068.

Porter Rockwell (Salt Lake County South, Utah) - Van Hale (801 )604-8955. Membership dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Meets at Chuck-a-Rama Buffet Restaurant, 12344 South Minuteman Drive, Draper, Utah. Spouses invited.

Red Rocks (Kanab, Utah) - Bruce Harris 435-648-3477. Membership dinner meeting at 6:00 p.m. on 1st Thursday of each month at various locations. Spouses invited.

Salt Lake City, Utah - Michael Reed (801) 530-4882. Membership meeting at 7:15 p.m. at the historic 10th Ward Chapel, on the corner of 8th East and 4th South in Salt Lake City, Utah. Have dinner before the meeting. Chuck-a-Rama Buffet next door, and other restaurants nearby. Spouses invited.

Salt Lake Pioneer, (Salt Lake City, Utah) - Matt Gardner 801-520-0764. Membership luncheon meeting at 12:00 every 2nd Wednesday at noon at the Lion House Restaurant (not the Pantry on the lower level), 63 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. Spouses invited.

Sanpete County (Manti and Ephraim, Utah) - Neal L. Cox,  801-822-3927. A membership dinner and program is held on the second Friday of each month at 6:30 PM rotating between Manti and Ephraim locations.  Spouses actively attend and participate.

Settlement Canyon (Tooele, Utah) - Joe Brandon 435-830-9784.

Sevier Valley (Richfield, Utah)  - Terry D. Christensen, 435-979-3172. Membership meetings at 6:00 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of each month at various locations.

Snow Horse (Layton, Utah) - Bill Sanders (801) 593-0504.

Springville - Jake Smith 801-885-7244.

Squaw Peak (Provo-Orem, Utah) - Gary B. Hansen (801) 921-2838.

Sugarhouse, Utah - Dil Strasser (801) 581-1544.

Taylorsville-Bennion, Utah - Delton Campbell (801) 268-6684. Membership dinner meeting every 2nd Monday at 6:00 p.m. at Jim's Family Restaurant, 7690 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah. Spouses invited.

Temple Fork (Logan, Utah) - Richard Berrett 801-647-3313. Membership dinner meetings at 6:30 p.m. every 3rd Thursday at the Logan Steakhouse, 2427 North Main St., Logan, Utah. Spouses invited.

Temple Quarry (Salt Lake County, Utah) - Gerald Haycock (801) 571-1858.

The Mountain Valley (Heber City, Utah) - Bill Green (435) 654-3287. Membership dinner meeting every 4th Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Wasatch Senior Citizens Center Main Hall, 465 East 1200 South, Heber City, Utah. Spouses invited.

Timpanogos (American Fork, Utah) - Dr Mark Bezzant 801-785-7829. Membership dinner meetings at 6:30 p.m. every 3rd Thursday at the American Fork Training Center Chapel, 835 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah. Spouses invited. 

Twenty Wells (Grantsville, Utah) - Craig Anderson 435-840-0537.