September 21, 2018  

Hi all,
I'll continue the theme from last week and share with you an example from another workplace, a meat-packing plant. What? -- You don't think that a school building has anything in common with a meat-packing plant?! You might be wrong. A group of workers decided they had had enough with their bullying supervisors and they decided to do something about it. You could do that too.

As educators, we are often in the position of teaching young people how to deal with, and to stop bullying in their world. Those same tactics can be used with adults, you know. To solve the problem, all it takes is some UP-standers (not by-standers) and the belief that "a harm to one is a harm to all." And some planning really helps. We can help you plan.

Read about the meat-packers here. I wonder if they used some strategies that YOU could employ in your workplace?

Peace, yes, let's have PEACE!

Kathy Rohde 
Regional Director


Register Now!
State Superintendent Tony Evers - the WEAC-recommended candidate for governor in the November 6 election - will be Saturday's keynote speaker at the WEAC Professional Isssues Conference, October 26-28 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay. This conference brings together hundreds of Aspiring Educator members, Education Support Professionals and Teachers for a weekend of learning and professional networking, as well as the opportunity to think, dialogue, and learn more about the professional issues you face daily. We invite you to join us for a weekend that puts your learning at the forefront! The Friday night keynote is Brian J of GSAFE Wisconsin, the state's leading expert on fostering safe schools and learning environments for LGBTQ+ youth. A sampling of sessions include:
  • Addressing Challenging Behaviors
  • An Introduction to National Board Certification
Check out all session descriptions here.  Then Register!

What's Your Best Story?


Nominations Open for Herb Kohl Foundation
Leadership and Fellowship Awards

Nominations of Wisconsin PK through 12 teachers and principals can now be submitted online at www.kohleducation.org for the 2019 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellowship and Principal Leadership awards.

The deadline for submission is October 8, 2018. 




Political Action
This is an 11.0101(10)(b)(1) communication with WEAC members

We're calling it the "All-Presidents meeting" -- but ANYONE can attend! We're especially looking for some political junkies who want to work on a plan to get people OUT TO VOTE!

Are YOU a political junkie? Find a friend and bring them along   to the meeting on 
Saturday, September 29 at the WEAC Region 3 office
from 10 am - 1:00 pm.

All Locals can send Presidents, or their delegates, AND as many other interested members to this important meeting.

Agenda:
1.  Meet candidates. 
2.  Campaign plan and update.
3. Organizing around the campaign.
4. Develop a local campaign plan.
5. Zone meeting if needed.


Register by emailing region3@weac.org

Those who register BY THURSDAY, September 27 will receive
a box lunch at the meeting.



2018 Steak Fry Fundraiser
Sunday, October 14, 2018

Ashwaubenon Community Center
4:30 PM Socializing, Hors d' oeuvres and Beverages
6:00 PM Dinner


Download the flyer for more details and to mail with payment. 
PAC Rebate
Notification
For those of you who are dues-paying members, but do not wish to contribute a small portion of those dues to the political action efforts of our union, this notice (required by Federal Law) is for you:
 
A PAC contribution of $5.00  has been added to your WEAC Region 3 dues for 2018-2019.
The Region 3 Board of Directors utilizes these funds to make contributions to:  
  1. The political campaigns of candidates for local or state office who have been recommended by our members for election because they are friends of education; AND
  2. Committees that advocate for passage of school referenda.
Any member wishing a rebate of the contribution must request such in writing by November 1, 2018. Each request must be a separate letter including your name, address and local association name. All requests must be postmarked by November 1, 2018. Once a member requests a PAC rebate, no PAC dues will be drawn in future membership years unless the member specifically requests in writing to reinstate PAC dues participation.
 
For a refund of your WEAC Region 3 PAC contribution, write to: WEAC Region 3 PAC, 1136 North Military Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54303. Telephone requests, multiple requests in the same letter, letters postmarked after November 1, email requests, and letters missing any of the required information (name, address and local association) will not be honored. They will be discarded.

Be sure to follow the Region 3 PAC Facebook Page by clicking on the image below.
This is where you will find all election information including recommended candidates and volunteer opportunities:



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.
  • WEA Member Benefits Financial Planner, the third Thursday of every month @ WEAC Region 3. To make an appointment contact: Brenda Echeverria 800-279-4030, ext. 3300.
WEAC Region 3
800-472-5582
rohdek@weac.org
www.region3.weac.org