July 10, 2020

Hello friends,

This summer is shaping up to be busy with outreach to new hires, potential members and creating safe back to school plans. It feels like the news and science of Covid-19 changes daily. Even though it can feel overwhelming, our administrators need to hear our concerns. We at Region 3 are trying to collect everyone’s concerns as a starting point for creating a framework. We ask that you contribute your concerns to the Region 3 survey. We are hoping to create a universal list of questions we can ask our administrations to consider to ensure we all have safe working spaces in the fall. Your input is so important because you will be the one living that plan every day. HERE'S THE SURVEY.

We’ve also got a lot of exciting opportunities to strengthen your local union coming up! On Thursday July 23 rd at 1 p.m. we will be holding a social media training via zoom. RSVP HERE.

A lot of our members have asked for a quick refresher on the best practices for asking people to join the union. On Wednesday August 5 th at 3 p.m. (before the Region 3 Gathering), we will be holding a one hour membership drive training! RSVP HERE . Be sure to choose August 5 th date in drop down box.

Your director would love to help you create a training for your membership on whatever topic your local needs!

In Solidarity,
Kristin Lytie
WEAC Region 3 
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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:
January : Retirement

The July 10-Minute Meeting topic:

Safe back to school plans?
Locals have been using zoom and google meet to continue building meetings online. This is a valuable opportunity to find out how members feel about going back to school in the fall, what precautions districts are taking and areas of concern we can work together to address! Please share this survey link with attendees to help Region 3 create a framework for expressing concerns to district administrators. Share survey here.
The 2020 Summer Summit is on! It will be a virtual and modified version of WPEN's annual event, complete with plenary and breakout sessions and plenty of opportunities for networking - all online! Logistics are being worked on, so stay tuned for details and register today by clicking HERE !
Don't miss Wisconsin's public education event of the year!

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 4:00 - 5:00 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!
1) Latest updates on school closings.
2) Time for sharing! What's going on in your area?
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.
Complete our Newest Survey

Thank you to all who completed previous Region 3 surveys! Your input was very helpful, as some locals were able to use the data to persuade their administration or school board to do the right thing for their employees.   Find the responses to our previous surveys in WEAC Region 3's Covid-19 information file .
Region 3 staff has received many questions, and more were brought up during our Virtual Gatherings. We feel those questions warranted another follow-up survey to gather data on some newer issues, specifically back-to-school plans.

Do not hesitate to contact the Region 3 office with questions and concerns! ( region3@weac.org  - 800-472-5582) We are working from home; please do not come to the office.
Covid 19 has changed the world and how we grow our unions! This 1.5 hour training will help you better understand how to utilize social media platforms to communicate with members, reach out to potential members, and strengthen your union.

Register for the training:

Be sure to choose August 5 th date in drop down box.
Special Education Networking Meeting
When: July 16, 2020 @ 4:00 PM
Register in advance for this meeting HERE.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Many of these came from
the Early Enrollment program. Contact us to find out how to make this work for your local!