The National Society of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers will hold its annual national convention Friday, Oct. 5, at the Marriott Hotel in Salt Lake City.

The theme of the 1990 convention is "Women of Faith and Fortitude." Susan Arrington Madsen, author of a number of books and articles, is scheduled to address the gathering.DUP National President Helen R. Grant will preside over the general meeting, which begins at 10 a.m. About 800 members are expected to attend.

Founded in 1901, the organization has a membership of 23,000 in 26 states, including 200 members in Canada.