On behalf of the Worshipful Master Glenn Valcárcel, Officers, and Members of Pearl of the West No. 146, Free, and Accepted Masons, Welcome! Pearl of the West was chartered in 1922. We are located in the city of New Port Richey at 6319 Louisiana Avenue. Dress is business casual, and visitors (including non-Masons) are always welcome.
We have Stated Meetings on the 1st Tuesday of the month and Called Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday. If you are planning to be in attendance, please join us for dinner and fellowship beginning at 6:30 PM, with the meeting following promptly at 7:30 PM.
What is Freemasonry?
Freemasonry is perhaps the oldest fraternity still active today, publicly organized in 1717 with the formation of the Grand Lodge of England and based upon traditions at least as old as the late 14th century. It is dedicated to the cause of helping good men become the best husbands, fathers, brothers, and citizens that they can be. It teaches and instills enduring virtues like truth, honor, integrity, charity, perseverance, service, equality, liberty, and justice. Men of good character from all races and creeds, who can express a belief in Deity and in the immortality of the soul, are welcomed through its doors. Since inception and until very recently, no one was asked or invited to become a Freemason. But, modernization and necessity have changed that to now allow for solicitation and invitation to our Gentle Craft.