August 3, 2018  

As the summer winds down, it's a perfect time to reflect and plan for the upcoming school year. What are the things your local wants to work on? What goals do you collectively want to pursue? Some locals I have been working with have been creating plans to make sure new teachers are brought into the fold on all the work that their association does. Some locals have been focusing in on how Building Reps are supported in the important daily work they do. Other locals have been rethinking how they communicate as a group and send information out to members. A new program that has been helping us all stay connected is Hustle. It's a new communication tool that I am really excited about and I feel can help us do turnout for events, share information, and create a sense of community that people feel connected to.

I know sometimes we get caught up in the crisis of putting out fires, but it's important to take time now and then to reflect on the larger picture. Uniserv Directors are here to help facilitate that conversation! A perfect first step is attending trainings like the upcoming Membership Drive Workshop on August 8th at the Region 3 office. 

Kristin Lytie
Regional Director

WEAC Region 3 welcomes 

new members in July!

Professional Development

Teaching Hacks

Find out more and sign up now for an August 16 "Teaching Hacks!" workshop presented by WEA Academy at the WEAC Building in Madison. In this workshop, Fennimore Education Association member, science teacher, and author Danielle Carlson brings you tips, tricks and ideas to save you time, help you organize your classroom in creative ways, strengthen relationships with students, implement active learning strategies, improve your classroom management skills, and more.

This is a WEAC member-only event. 

Learn the financial and professional benefits of National Board Certification in the comfort of your own home. Led by Wisconsin National Board Network President Sandra Michels, this webinar will outline the process of obtaining National Board Certification. Sign up here.

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

The Gubernatorial Primary is Tuesday, August 14, 2018
What is your plan for voting?
Offices on this PARTISAN primary ballot are Governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, odd-numbered Wisconsin State Senate seats, and all Wisconsin Assembly seats.

How the primary works
primary election is an election in which registered voters select a candidate that they believe should be a political party's candidate for elected office to run in the general election. They are also used to choose convention delegates and party leaders. Primaries are state-level and local-level elections that take place prior to a general election. Wisconsin utilizes an open primary system; registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary. [40] [41] [42]

No Crossover Voting
Electors may vote for candidates of only one political party. Select a political party ballot. On the selected ballot, vote for the candidates of your choice by placing a mark in the space designated next to the candidate's name. Or, write in the name of a person for whom you desire to vote. If you vote for candidates of more than one party, no votes will be counted.

Get started today:

Click for a list of Democratic candidates in the August 14 primary election for governor. Click HERE for a list of recommended legislative candidates - use the password WEAC to access the list. Visit for more information - including recommendations of Josh Kaul for attorney general and Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate - and to sign up for the WEAC Election Watch email alerts!

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.
  • Membership Drive Workshop - Wednesday, August 8 - 9 am to 4 pm.
WEAC Region 3