Sign up now to help the Salvation Army by "ringing the bell" during the Christmas Red Kettle campaign. MERA has 8 one-hour time slots available on Thursday, December 10th beginning at 10:00 AM and the last time slot begins at 5:00 PM. We will again be located inside the Berkshire Mall at the entrance to Boscov's (warm and cozy). Please consider helping this worthwhile cause and contact Ken Speicher at or 610-777-5414 to sign up.
The purpose of the Met-Ed Retirees Association of Berks County shall be to carry on activities to provide a means of friendly association for retired employees, to foster among them a continuing fellowship and a spirit of mutual helpfulness; to maintain their communication with the company, and to participate in activities that are of service to the community, contribute to the progress of the Association and promote the happiness, well-being and usefulness of the membership.
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Dear Members of the Met-Ed Retirees Association,
We hope you and your loved ones are all safe and healthy during this COVID-19 pandemic.
As your MERA Board of Directors, we are concerned about your health and safety, so we have regretfully decided to postpone or cancel the following MERA events:
-Our April 23 Anniversary Luncheon has been postponed to October 15th at the Inn at Reading. Now Cancelled.
-The May 18th General Meeting is cancelled and we have re-scheduled Brian Englehardt’s “Shotguns in the Valley” to November 16th.
-The June 10th bus trip to Baltimore is cancelled. Members who registered will be contacted about their payment.
-The June 18th picnic is cancelled.
-The July 7th Mystery bus trip is cancelled.
-The August 19th bus trip to the Flight 93 Memorial is cancelled.
The close confinement of a bus trip, or attendance at a luncheon, picnic, or meeting, prevents us from engaging in social distancing. And the face mask gets in the way of enjoying the delicious picnic food and the ice cream.
Again, we are so sorry that we cannot get together, but we are most concerned about your health and safety.
In the meantime, to keep us connected, Ken Speicher has added some new sections on our MERA website –-
Humor: Enjoy some jokes submitted by Board members
Gardening: Tips on planting, pruning trees and more from Becky Wingenroth
Inspiration: Words of comfort, including Larry Biehl’s prayer written especially for us.
Also, a special thanks to Walt Lasota and Lois Rentschler, our mail team leaders, and Met-Ed employees for preparing the mailing of this letter when we cannot get access to the Met-Ed building.
We care about you and we look forward to seeing your beautiful, smiling faces as soon as possible.
Your MERA Board of Directors:
Sandra Myskowski, President, Larry Biehl, Stu Degler, Paul Henry, Larry Lenhart, Terry Norman, Barry Rentschler, Henry Robidoux, Ken Speicher, Nancy Speicher, and Jim Zeiber.