December 22, 2017   
Hi all,

I'm continuing the organizing lesson from last week about Apathy. These things CAN be addressed and successfully overcome:
  • "No one seems to care."
  • "It's hard to see how things could change."
  • "No one's willing to do anything."
  • "No one comes to meetings."

This handout can get you started. And, of course, contacting your Regional Director for assistance is always an option.

For previous lessons in organizing from Secrets of a Successful Organizer, check out previous issues of " The Connection."

Kathy Rohde
Regional Director

Blanket Collection - January 4 - 31

Nearly 30% of hard-working families in Brown County struggle to make ends meet.

Help these families stay warm this winter by making a donation to the Blanketing Brown County Drive. Blanketing Brown County will have collection sites throughout Brown County including all Brown County Library branches, all Green Bay Metro Fire Stations, all Shopko stores, the YMCA, Brown County United Way, as well as WEAC Region 3.
Region 3 Locals - this could be a great PR project for your Local! Set up a collection box today!
For additional info call 920.676.2028 or visit Facebook: Blanketing Brown County
Collection put together by: Greater Green Bay Labor Council Community Services Committee & Brown County United Way
Professional Development Opportunities

Join the Wisconsin Education Association Council & WEA Academy, in partnership with GSafe Wisconsin, to enhance your skills in creating welcoming schools.

*Increase your knowledge about LGBTQ topics
*Find out what resources are available
*Get simple best practices everyone can use
*Learn how to conduct a training in your school

WEAC Members:  FREE
Non-Members: $160
Book Study Series
Connect virtually with teachers and educational support providers across Wisconsin.
Racism is the result of a complex interplay of individual attitudes, collective social values, and institutional practices. When we begin to better understand these forces, examine our own implicit bias's and take small or large action, there is movement forward to irradiate racism in our schools and in our society. Join your colleagues around the state in a virtual book study facilitated by nationally renowned Restorative Practices expert and strategist Chauna Perry-Finch.
The Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) and the WEA Academy are committed to promoting healing and understanding while challenging the systems that perpetuate racism. To register for one of our book study courses please click here or visit

2018 Professional Issues Conference
Registration is now open for the 2018 WEAC Professional Issues Conference, which is March 2-4 at the Concourse Hotel in  Madison. The conference will focus on the most important lever in improving our schools: building the knowledge and skills of educators. WEAC is committed to professional learning that is continuous, job-embedded, practical, and connected to student achievement. WEAC offers to our members the connections, tools, learning opportunities, and resources they need to promote meaningful and purposeful professional learning and embed it in the school day.
Retirement 101
Mark your calendars for a presentation designed to help you plan for the future. Members who are thinking of retiring in the next 5 years should plan to attend - - presented by WEA Member Benefits. 
Also included is an optional Long-Term Care benefits presentation.
Tuesday, January 23
5:30 - 7:30 pm
WR3 office AND via Zoom
Details and registration here.
National Board Certification for Teachers
It's a great way to distinguish yourself as an educator AND receive extra salary!

Region 3 will host GBEA member and Nationally Board Certified teacher Sandra Michels as she presents an overview of the NBCT process. Region 3 will provide member NBCT candidates with:
  • Individual coaching
  • Access to NEA Jump Start curriculum (at Summer Leadership Academy July 30-August 2)
  • Assignment of personal mentor
  • Regular candidate support sessions
  • Access to the expertise of NBCT union members
To learn more about it, come to the Information Session
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Available in person at the WEAC Region 3 office in Green Bay, or virtually through ZOOM.

Click here for the flyer. Help spread the word!

Member Benefits
Live Webinars Scheduled for January

ETF is offering a series of 30-minute, live, interactive webinars designed to increase your understanding of Wisconsin Retirement System benefits. Individuals can also ask questions at the end of these sessions. Visit their webinar page to learn more about any of the following sessions:
  • 5 Basic Steps to Your Retirement
  • WRS Benefits: For New & Mid-Career Employees
  • WRS Annuity Adjustments & Effective Rates
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.


  • Region 3 Office Closed, December 25 through January 2, 2018

  • WEA Member Benefits Financial Planner, Thursday, January 25 @ WEAC Region 3. To make an appointment contact: Brenda Echeverria 1-800-279-4030, ext. 3300

WEAC Region 3