October 14, 2016 
Hello all,

Teams from ten Locals attended our Listening Project, Phase 2 workshop on Saturday, October 8th. They came from all over our Region, as you can see on the map below. Also pictured is Tracey Stockel and Nicole Anderson from Niagara working on their campaign timeline. By "campaign," we don't mean elections! Each team picked an issue to work on in their Local and brainstormed actions to reach their goal. Then they charted it out on a timeline. The Locals had lots of time to plan as well as interact and share ideas with the other teams. It was a long and busy and very productive day! Thanks for all your enthusiasm and commitment! You are the reason I like to get out of bed every morning and come to work. ;-)
 


Peace
--Kathy Rohde
Regional Director

IMPORTANT ELECTION UPDATE 
   
Local Associations across NE Wisconsin will receive Election Kits to help alert members to the value of voting. The kits will have palm cards, in-building materials encouraging members to get out and vote, instructions regarding early voting, and other informational materials for members who still have questions about the best candidates for public education
and education jobs. Be watching for a contact from the Election Coordinators or your Region's Directors.
 
Remember, your students are counting on you to
V O T E!

Did you know? Employees working in schools who do not belong to a union are less likely to vote in an election. Please encourage your Local's potential members to vote. Whether or not they belong to a union, we are all in this together!
  
 
What's YOUR Best Story?
 
  
I'm a Member Because . . .

I want a voice in public education and my focus is to help others find theirs.  

-Jason Berna
Howard-Suamico EA   
 
 
Citizen Responsibility Information

Early in-person voting has already started in many municipalities across the state!
UW Extension Brown County has a website to check all polling places in Brown County. For all other counties, you must check with your municipal clerk to find out about places and times to cast an early, in-person vote: https://myvote.wi.gov.


Monday, October 24th
through Friday, November 4th
(guaranteed early in-person voting dates)

Vote at your municipality during regular business hours.
 
Go to   https://myvote.wi.gov to find your municipal clerk or polling place, update your name or address, register to vote, and get information on absentee (early) voting.
Here's a flyer for detailed information you can share with others.
 

Save the Date
 
  
WEAC's 2017 Professional Issues Conference

Join some of Wisconsin's best teachers, education support professionals and future educators at the 2017 WEAC Professional Issues Conference, March 3-5 at the Concourse Hotel in Madison. For now, just mark the date on your calendar and watch for registration information. Conference details are now being worked out. More information will be posted soon at weac.org/PIC    
 
Instruction & Professional Development
Monday, November 14th, PDP support sessions

To PDP or not to PDP?: Online 3:45-4:45 
Are you a Professional Educator wondering if you should be renewing your license with a PDP?  Join us online for a live video conference to get your questions answered.

Professional PDP Goal Writing Roundtable: @ WR3 5-6 OR Online 7-8
Are you a Professional Educator working to write your goal?  It doesn't need to 
be approved, but wouldn't you like to get some feedback from other professional educators to see if you're on the right track? 

Click Here or Use the QR Code to Register Now! 
 
PDP Goal Approval OR Verification 

Are you an Initial Edu cator who needs their goal approved? Is your Plan ready to be verified? We'll put tog ether your  live & in-person team of reviewers!  
 
Saturday, Dec. 3 @ Region 3

It's 
free to members, 
if you sign up now to secure your appointment with a team. 
 
Click Here or Use the QR Code to Register Now !  
Alternate Dates Available: Dec. 17, May 6, & May 20
PDP Writing Workshop

Learn how to write your PDP goal and objectives.  Work to plan your activities and assessment for your licensure cycle.  Receive guidance and feedback from Trained Reviewers. Bring your computer, we'll get you set up in QEI so you can get started writing your PDP!
 
Saturday, Dec. 3 @ WEAC Region 3
It's 
free to members, 
if you sign up now!
 
 Click here or Use the QR Code to Register Now !  
Alternate Date Available:  May 6th
Join Us in Mishicot!
 

Mishicot EA has participated in WEAC Region 3's Listening Project and has developed an organizing plan to promote MEA in the community. On Saturday, October 15th, MEA will be participating in Mishicot's annual Pumpkinfest. MEA members will be sporting Association t-shirts and carrying a banner supporting MEA and public education. Proceeds from the t-shirt sale and other planned activities are being used to establish a college scholarship fund for Mishicot students.
 
Your members are invited to join Mishicot EA in the parade to support public education. The parade begins at noon. MEA members are meeting in the parking lot of OH Schultz Elementary school at 11:30. It may be easier to park in the middle school parking lot located on the east side of the school. From there, walk over through the fields and meet up with MEA in the parking lot.

If you have questions, please contact Scott Van Hefty at 4vanhefty@gmail.com.
Thanks for all you do to support public education!
 
  
Political Action
This is an 11.0101(10)(b)(1) communication with WEAC members

Green Bay Canvass Kick-Off with Tammy Baldwin!
SUN, OCT 16, 2016, 12:00PM - 3:00PM CDT
Brown County Democratic Office
118 S Chestnut Ave Green Bay, Wisconsin 54303
We know that neighbors talking to neighbors is the most effective way to encourage people to vote. Join us as we knock doors and talk with our supporters face-to-face -- RSVP now (and bring a friend!). To make a reasonable accommodation request, please call (414) 379-3407.
 
Appleton Early Vote Rally with Rep Amanda Stuck!
MON, OCT 17, 2016, 12:00PM - 1:00PM CDT
Houdini Plaza
W COLLEGE Ave Appleton, Wisconsin
Join us in celebrating the launch of Early Voting in Appleton for a rally with State Assembly Representative Amanda Stuck!
 
Lawrence University Early Vote Rally with Tammy Baldwin!
MON, OCT 17, 2016, 2:00PM - 3:00PM CDT
Lawrence University
711 E Boldt Way Appleton, Wisconsin 54911
Join us to celebrate the beginning of Early Vote in Appleton with an Early Vote Rally at Lawrence University with Senator Tammy Baldwin! 


ALSO

People may contact the Brown County Democratic Party at 920-405-0455 at 118 N. Chestnut in Green Bay or via the web at
https://HillaryClinton.com./events
for volunteer opportunities for the Brown County Coordinated Campaign.

 
 
HAPPENING IN SHEBOYGAN

Get Out the Early Vote Canvassing and Phone Banking
 
at the Democratic Campaign Headquarters 
816 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081
 
October 15 and 16
Shifts at 9am, 12pm, 3pm, and 6pm (Saturday)
Shifts at 9am, 12pm, and 6pm (Sunday)
 
October 22 and 23
Shifts at 9am, 12pm, 3pm, and 6pm (Saturday)
Shifts at 9am, 12pm, 3pm, and 6pm (Sunday)
 
Contact Kyle Whelton to sign up or with any questions: 920-627-9082

Drop-ins always welcome too!
 
 
Octoberfest

Fundraiser for Senator Dave Hansen 
 
October 17 
5 PM - 7 PM 
Riverside Ballroom 
1560 Main Street, Green Bay

In the News
Schedule It!
 
Click HERE to see our Region 3 Calendar. It includes WEAC and Region 3 governance meetings, Professional Development events, and many other workshops, meetings, and events sponsored by our office.

Here's the other stuff:   
 
  • WEA Member Benefits Financial Planner, Thursdays, October 20, November 17 and December 15 from 9-5 at the Region 3 office. To make an appointment contact:  Brenda Echeverria 1-800-279-4030, ext. 3300.
  • WR3 Board of Directors Meeting, October 15, 10-Noon @ FVTC, Room E157,       Entrance 10
  • PDP Support Sessions, November 14
  • PDP Goal Approval or Verification, December 3 @ Region 3; December 17 @ GBEA
  • PDP Writing Workshop. December 3 @ Region 3

WEAC Region 3
800-472-5582
rohdek@weac.org
www.region3.weac.org