November 6, 2020
MEMBERSHIP EDITION, Vol. 5, #3

This election, while it felt like a year, proved people care about public education in Wisconsin! Nearly every referendum on the ballot won. I wish I could say it was over but we may have to take action to defend the results. Mobilizations are planned in Madison, Milwaukee and hopefully Green Bay will be soon added to the list. Check out the Region 3 Facebook page for up-to-date information on ways you can be involved.

Now let's talk about another kind of election- it's Recertification Season! Voting officially began on Wednesday at noon and will close on Tuesday, November 24th at noon. Every vote matters and since a non-vote counts as a no vote, we have to make sure we are mobilizing all our yes voters! After elections, we are continually shocked at how many members don't vote in recertification. That's truly a lost opportunity to show power. We want to make sure each local going through the process has the highest percentage of yes votes that we can muster! It shows the district just how strong you are and that members AND non-members alike look to you for leadership. Your directors want you to finish big and we're here to help! We can help you create a communications plan to make sure no members forget to vote!

In Solidarity,

Kristin Lytie
Regional Director
WEAC Region 3
Upcoming Events:
 
Monday, November 9,

Tuesday, November 10, Zone C Meeting, 4:30PM

Wednesday, November 11, WR3 Virtual Gathering, 4:30PM

Wednesday, November 11, Executive Committee Meeting, 6PM

Wednesday, November 16, Special Ed Networking, 4:30PM

Tuesday, November 17, Zone B Meeting, 4:30PM

Thursday, November 19, National Board Support Session, 5PM

Saturday, January 30, Winter Recharge, All Day
WEAC Webinars for Parents


Have parents looking for resources about making the most of virtual learning?

Want to connect with parents?

WEAC has put together some great webinars! Topics include navigating online platforms and ensuring social emotional support in these distanced times.
Register Here!
Google Forms
Learn to collect information and data points, personalize quizzes and surveys and connect and populate the info to a spreadsheet automatically. All of this is done in real time saving yourself time and effort while reducing paperwork and keeping you organized.

The 10-Minute Meeting
You have an opportunity to keep members in the loop AND respect their time by holding 10-minute meetings! It's also a great time to get feedback from people in the building. 

Get out there and BE VISIBLE!

How can we have 10-minute meetings during the pandemic? Now is probably the BEST time to reach out to your members! Facebook live, Google hangouts, Zoom...
For more details about how the 10-minute meeting works, click  here.
For previous 10-minute meeting topics:


The November 10-Minute Meeting topic:

Winning Your Recertification Election

Some important things to remember:

  • Your district emails can only be used to encourage people to vote. "Vote Yes" messages must be sent to personal emails.
  • Not voting counts as a "No" vote.
  • Urge people to use the online option-it works more effectively than the call-in option.
  • What's your plan to get out the vote? Are you texting? Using Facebook? Your director can help you get the resources you need to win at region3@weac.org!
WELCOME
NEW MEMBERS in OCTOBER:
39!!
We're stronger
every day!
WEAC Join NOW
ONLINE
Member Sign Up

Easy, fast online feature supports your membership efforts
 
WEAC online member sign-up, Join Now, is now available to provide a convenient and fast way for educators to become members of our union.
 
 
In a series of simple screens, educators can enter their information to become a member. This feature is especially useful during one-on-one membership conversations. While the process is entirely online, it is recommended that organizers and leaders stay with educators through the sign-up process to answer any questions that might arise.

For an overview of the Join Now experience, click here.
Special Education Networking Meeting
When: November 16 @ 4:30 PM
 
Register in advance for this meeting HERE.
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
You are Invited!
WR3's ALL-MEMBER
Virtual Gathering
 
Wednesday, November 11
4:30 - 5:30 pm
 
Please note that you need to PRE-Register for the meeting.Then an email will be sent to you with the login link.
We are doing our best to Zoombomb-proof our meeting!
 
We look forward to SEEING you!
It's a good idea to log in a few minutes early
to get the audio and video working on your device.
EDUCATION SUPPORT PERSONNEL CONNECTION CALL FOR ALL ESP'S
WEAC Region 3 would now like to invite members and potential members to these meetings. This is your opportunity, Region 3 members, to bring a non-member friend. Let's show them the value of union membership!
 
Region 3 created an ESP Connection Call to check in with one another, keep each other in the loop and plan our next steps. It was discovered that now more than ever ESP staff need to be in contact with each other to discuss what their districts are doing, best practices and how to implement them in their own district. The global pandemic has revealed that schools are the social safety nets for many of our communities and that those safety nets work because you do.
 
 
Please join us on Monday, November 9 at 4:30 pm via zoom to participate in this important conversation. 
 
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.