September 28, 2018  

Hi all,
We're about one month into the school year. How's it going? We'd love to hear your stories and we'd LOVE to see your photos. Please share by sending to

Brace yourselves, if you haven't already, for the election season. You've probably seen enough television commercials to last a lifetime, and getting more political information sent to you via this newsletter can seem annoying. PLEASE HANG IN THERE! We segregate the political stuff in this newsletter and send out ONE other email per week featuring a WEAC-endorsed "candidate of the week." If you're a political junkie, check out our PAC Facebook page and connect with the canvassing and other opportunities to help get members to vote.

And, if it's not confusing enough, we also will soon enter the RECERTIFICATION election season for K-12 schools. The voting period starts at noon on Halloween and ends November 20 - and right smack dab in the middle of that is the November 6 mid-term election! 

One more thing: I'll be on vacation October 17 - 31. That's two weekly emails from Region 3 and while our terrific office staff will take care of putting together the meat of the newsletter, I'm looking for guest columnists to write this section. Got something you want to say? Let me know at if you're interested.

Kathy Rohde 
Regional Director

Professional Development

Want to Earn $2,500 - $5,000 More Per Year?

Find out how by attending Region 3's National Board Certification Information Session.

Thursday, October 11, 2018
5 - 7 PM
WEAC Region 3 Office
1136 N. Military Ave., Green Bay
ALSO available with remote access via the web - register to get login information!

Explore the professional and financial benefits of  National Board Certification and the support your union can provide to  National Board candidates.

Download the flyer for more information and registration information.

What's Your Best Story?

Help Your NEA Colleagues on the East Coast impacted by Hurricane Florence

The National Education Association has set up a Hurricane Resources and Relief web page - - to assist members in contributing to the NEA Member Benefits' Disaster Relief Fund for affected NEA members. Contribute now.

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 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

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. 
The November Election is winnable for Wisconsin Democrats. We can see our path to victory - but we need volunteers like YOU if we want to cross the finish line as victors.

Help us seal the deal - find volunteer opportunities near you!
If you want MORE political action, 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