About MERAA

MISSION STATEMENT:
Metro Employees Recreational Activities Association (MERAA) is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization objective is to sponsor employee charitable, recreational activities; to foster and encourage a broader knowledge of, and to promote the general welfare of Metro employees.


HISTORY:
On April 21, 1982, a Memorandum of Agreement was entered by and between the Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle, referred to as "Metro Transit" and the Metro Employees Recreational Activities Association, a private association referred to as "MERAA".

By this agreement Metro Transit agreed to lease to MERAA vending machine space in all Metro's locations throughout the Transit system.  It was mutually agreed between Metro Transit and the Association that the Association would receive all proceeds received from the vending machines.  These proceeds are to be used solely for sponsoring employee recreational activities. 

It was also mutually agreed that the Association would pay twenty-five percent (25%) of the net proceeds from the vending machines to the Almalgamated Transit Union Local 587 for charitable purposes.

MERAA entered into an agreement with Seattle Vending for non-electric vending i.e. peanuts, candy, etc.  MERAA receives twenty-five percent (25%) of the proceeds from these machines, and all these proceeds are given back to the facility where the machines are located for their desired activities. 


ACTIVITIES:
Each year MERAA sponsors several activities for King County Metro Transit employees and their families.  MERAA provides discount to Wild Waves/Enchanted Village, Disneyland and other theme park discount packages, Seattle Seahawk tickets, Movie Theatre ticket discount, Kentucky Derby Day at Emerald Downs, and other services.

There is also the annual BBQ at various parks, Holiday Lights at Enchanted Village and the year-end Holiday party, which are all very popular.  Suggestions are always welcome for other services you would like us to offer.  Please feel free to contact your MERAA representative or by calling the MERAA hotline at (206) 684-1978.  Please leave your name, ID number, location and/or phone number when calling the hotline and you will be contacted with the appropriate information.