What is the Save Mart Employee Association (SMEA)?
SMEA was started when a group of employees expressed the desire to have a way for employees to band together (outside of company and union), to create a way to do things together, and help each other out when needed. With the blessing of Bob Piccinini, a group started meeting together to investigate other companies' employee associations and the legalities behind this endeavor. It took a lot of work but all the pieces finally came together and the Save Mart Employee Association became a reality in 2005.
The association is governed by an all volunteer board of directors, comprised of 15 Save Mart employees who participate on different committees, such as a Financial Assistance Committee and Recreations Committee.
There are currently more than 10,000 members.
What are the benefits? The goal of the association is to offer:
Catastrophic Assistance: Aid to eligible members in need due to a catastrophic event resulting in hardship (catastrophic injury, catastrophic personal loss, and loss of dependent household family).
Discounts: Discounts to sporting events, member picnics, movies, theme parks, AT&T, Apple, travel, shopping and more.
Other Assistance: Opportunities for college scholarships, holiday meal sponsorships, and more.
As membership grows, the association will look into other ways to provide discounts and assistance to members. With YOUR SUPPORT, the possibilities are endless!
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