CHAPTERS OF THE SONS OF UTAH PIONEERS
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. Most chapters meet monthly to hear from 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 lunches, dinners or musical entertainment may be 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.
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.
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 predetermined geographic boundaries for the chapters, an S.U.P. member may join any chapter that meets his interests.
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.
MESA - 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 are invited.
MODESTO / NEW HOPE - Richard Nielsen: 209-526-1479.
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. (http://pioneersrexburg.org.)
EASTERN U.S. CHAPTERS
HARMONY (Philadelphia Area, Pennsylvania) - Ken Lee: 215-547-1860.
WASHINGTON DC - Mark Peterson: 301-501-4092.
BOUNTIFUL - Roger Bennett: 801-292-1176.
BOX ELDER (Brigham City) - Mark Forsgren: 435-734-9340. 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) - Ray Andrus: 801-360-3470.
CEDAR CITY - Dale Orton: 435-586-4723. Membership meetings vary depending on the activity.
CENTERVILLE - Roy Welty: 801-298-7324.
COTTON MISSION (St. George) - 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) - 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) - Craig Sorenson: 435-616-4897.
HOLLADAY - 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 - 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) - 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 - 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) - John Riding: 801-489-0527.
MILLS (SLC East / Mill Creek Area) -Bruce Gunderson: 801-673-7591.
MORGAN PIONEER - Alan Turner: 801-876-3066.
MT NEBO (Payson) - Layne Peacock: 801-602-1545.
MURRAY - 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 - 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) - 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) - Richard Sumsion: 801-487-7068.
PORTER ROCKWELL (Salt Lake County South) - 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) - 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 - 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) - 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 / Ephraim) - 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) - Joe Brandon: 435-830-9784.
SEVIER VALLEY (Richfield) - 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) - Bill Sanders: 801-593-0504.
SPRINGVILLE - Jake Smith: 801-885-7244.
SQUAW PEAK (Provo / Orem) - Gary B. Hansen: 801-921-2838.
SUGARHOUSE - Dil Strasser: 801-581-1544.
TAYLORSVILLE-BENNION - 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) - 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) - Gerald Haycock: 801-571-1858.
THE MOUNTAIN VALLEY (Heber City) - 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) - 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) - Craig Anderson: 435-840-0537.
WHAT IF I DON'T LIVE NEAR A CHAPTER? Someone who lives some distance from an organized chapter is considered to be a Member-At-Large. The SUP has recently launched the SUP Face to Face Facebook page to ensure all members of the SUP stay connected.
DO I STILL HAVE TO PAY LOCAL CHAPTER DUES EVEN IF I PAY MY ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES? Members must still pay their local chapter dues, these funds go directly to support that Chapter's activities, whereas National dues go to support the entire organization. Any member may join as many Chapters as they like. If you don't pay your National SUP dues, you cannot be a member of any Chapter.
CAN WIVES BECOME MEMBERS OF THE SUP? Wives are invited to participate in national events along with their husbands, and most (but not all) chapters include wives in their monthly meetings.