Welcome to the Salt Lake City Chapter - National Society of The Sons of Utah Pioneers.


10th Ward Chapel
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Monthly Meeting

Our Meetings are the first Thursday of every month at the 10th Ward Chapel, located at 420 South 800 East, Salt lake City, UT

Parking is on the south side of the building, next to the Chuck-A-Rama Restaurant

Anyone is invited to attend, the members and their wives, guests, friends or all who are interested in the programs and the organization.

The meeting begins at 7:15 p.m.

We typically have a 75 minute presentation, then time for interaction with the audience.

Many of the members like to go to the restaurant about 6 p.m. before the meeting.  Senior discount cards are available for the meal.

October Activity - Thursday, October 5, 2017

Chapter Trek - Union Station Foundation - Ogden, Utah

Ogden Train Station
Ogden Train Station Ogden Station Cars

[This event replaces our normal monthly evening meeting at the 10th Ward Chapel]

We will meet on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at the Tenth Ward Chapel on 8th East, 420 South (Next to Chuck-A-Rama Restaurant) planning to leave there at 10:00 a.m. in car pools.

Mike Reed will provide a map with directions to the Train Station, and suggestions of where to eat lunch.  It is about one hour to drive to the Train Station.  We will tour the museums then go to the restaurant of our choice for lunch.

Our original plans of riding up on the Front Runner Train has been replaced by the car pooling choice, which also replaced the idea that we might rent a bus, which after much research proved way to expensive.

David Smith has been polling by telephone our members to determine who and how many are willing to drive their car so we will have all of the space necessary to take everyone to Ogden.

The Ogden Historic Train Station - The four museums are the John M. Browning Firearms Museum, the Utah State Railroad Museum, the Utah Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, and the Browning-Kimball Classic Car Museum.   The Senior price for the Museum is $4.

August Meeting
Ted Brewerton - Ancient Texts Support the Book of Mormon
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Our speaker was Ted Brewerton who spoke about the Christian beliefs of the Native Americans who were first encountered by the Catholic Fathers when they came to the Americas.

His presentation was quick paced, consequently chock full of information, which Briant Jenson so gratefully provided a Word Document with most of the information and many of the photos of the artifacts which Elder Brewerton brought.

The Word Document is here provided.

Elder Brewerton is a former member of the First Quorum of Seventy, now Emeritus status.  He chaired the committee which created the Church edition of the Spanish Bible; has served as a Regional Representative, Stake President, Executive Administrator for Brazil and the Mexico North Area, in the area presidencies of the Mexico/Central America, South America South and North America West areas, and president of the Mexico City Temple.

He is a true Mesoamericanist, having spent much of his life studying the cultures of that area, has acquired originals and copies of many of the ancient Mayan documents, and the Book of Mormon Archeological Forum has published a 7- page book of all of his presentatins  which include the subjects of "The Catholic Chroniclers and the Book of Mormon", "Archaeological Scholars Support 3 Nephi without knowing its contents", Giants and How They Relate to the Elmec and Jaredite Cultures of the Same Period", and "Serpent Symbolism and It's Relationship to the Book of Mormon".


A sampling of past speakers and activities
Speaker or Activity Subject
Ryan Combs Mormon Missionary Database
Emily Utt Mormon Architecute - Provo Tabernacle converted to a Temple
Jeffrey D. Meservy Pioneer Trail:   Martin-Willie-Hunt&Hodgett hand-cart companies
Nathan (Nate) D. Leishman Humanitarian Disaster Response - LDS Church
Steven Olsen Harmony Pennsylvania Priesthood Restoration site
T.C. Christensen "Ephraim's Rescue" Film
James C. Hurst "What would you do?"- compelling pioneer experiences
Ron L. Andersen Lincoln Leadership Society - Abraham Lincoln and Joseph Smith
Steve Sorensen Jungle Refugee Scouts (Karen and Karenni people of Myanmar)
Jeffrey N. Walker Joseph Smith's extradition trials - Habeas Corpus
Hank Thompson "Mormon Money"
George Potter Lehi's Trail from Jerusalem to Bountiful
Rochelle Kaplan Jews in Utah (Not an Oxymoron)
Jerry Hayes History of Automobiles in Utah
Ophir Historic District Chapter Trek in the summer of 2015
Annual Program Salt Lake City Chapter SUP Scholarship Winners
Annual Program The Latter-day Saint Institute Singers Christmas Program in December




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 Chapter Projects


Coming up on the SUP National Calendar
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017, 9:00am - 11:00am, Fall Leadership Training in SUP building
  • Friday, December 1, 2017, 6:00pm - 9:00pm at National Headquarters - Brighams' Christmas Ball
National Quick References

Little Mountain Summit

Some time ago the stonework was damaged and the plaque stolen, but repaired, the plaque replaced, and re-dedicated on July 21, 2015, which is the anniversary of the Mormon Pioneers crossing here on July 21, 1847.

Photo Slide Show

Tooele County Trek - 2015

Sponsored by the Twenty Wells and Salt Lake City Chapters open to all SUP members, held on the 27th of June.  Hot but enoyable.

Photo Slide Show

Ensign Peak

One of the many monuments of Sons of Utah Pioneers.  Claimed by many groups but held special by the Salt Lake City Chapter

Fort Bridger Trek - 2013

Out tour guides were Glenn Rawson and Dennis Lyman for an all-day trip  to Fort Bridger, Wyoming.

Photo Slide Show

Days of '47 Queens 2015

Annually the Days of '47 Royalty speak and perform for the members.  This Royalty well represents those of all years.

Photo Slide Show

National Society of Sons of Utah Pioneers

There are about 45 chapters nationwide, most of them in the intermountain west.

The mission of the society is to come to know our fathers and turn our hearts to them, preserve their memory and heritage, honor present-day pioneers worldwide, and teach these qualities to the rising generation.

We honor the Utah Pioneers for their faith in God, devotion to family, loyalty to church and country, hard work and service to others, courage in adversity, personal integrity, and unyielding determination.


Membership in the society is open to all good men of every age and circumstance who have an interest in the early Utah Pioneers and wish to honor them, perpetuate their memory and preserve their heritage for posterity.


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Some other links to explore at the National website

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