May 31, 2019
WEAC Region 3 represents public education employees in a large territory stretching from Florence to Port Washington,
and from Menominee to Washington Island.
Important Union Stuff
Join Early at No Extra Cost
WEAC EARLY ENROLLMENT
NEW THIS YEAR: Former WEAC members can re-join under Early Enrollment. 

Did you know WEAC Region 3 is participating in the Early Enrollment program? That means you can sign up members NOW, and they don’t pay until the fall. Have someone pledge to become a member of your local association, WEAC, and NEA and they'll immediately receive the following benefits:

  • Pay nothing until September 1st if you complete an early enrollment membership form.
  • Enjoy big discounts and savings through NEA Member Benefits (www.neamb.com).
  • Save even more with WEA Member Benefits (www.weabenefits.com).
  • Beginning September 1st, become eligible for legal services for individual employment-related matters, including representation on unemployment compensation and certification issues.
  • Plus, receive the benefits of the WEAC Personal Legal Services Program and get two, free half-hour consultations with a participating attorney every year.
  • Get up to $1 million in Educator Employment Liability (EEL) insurance to protect you if a student or parent sues you during the course of employment.

Contact WEAC Region 3 for an Early Enrollment form.

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

WEAC
NEA
PR Grant Money Available from WEAC Region 3

If your Local has an upcoming project, or needs an incentive to create one, filling out this  application  may get you some helpful funds to realize your project. What's the point? Getting some recognition that you deserve!

Dennis Muehl Endowment Grant Money Available

If you are interested in strengthening your union muscles by attending a workshop or conference or other union-related activities, you can apply for grant money to do so. Check out this  application . cal
Political Action
This is an 11.0101(10)(b)(1) communication with WEAC members.  
Professional Development
Region 3 will hold a 1-day Membership Drive Workshop on Thursday, June 20. Click here to register .

In addition, nearby Regions will hold their workshops on August 6, 7 and 8 - - any member can attend any meeting in any Region. See below for dates, times, and locations!

Why Go?
You and a team from your Local can acquire some basic skills and have time to create a plan for a FANTASTIC back-to-school membership drive.

Start talking about this in YOUR Local! Get some friends together to join you in this project!
Visit a Region near you for great professional development opportunities!


Any member working in any school represented by Regions 3, 5, 6, and 7 can attend workshops that help build membership.

"Power Locals" Summer Workshops are a combination of Region 3's "Membership Drive Workshop" on June 20 and "Solidarity Seminar" on August 8. Offered in different places on different days, choose what works best for you!
Location Selection - Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.

  • Green Bay - Region 3 Office, 1136 N. Military Avenue (Membership Drive Workshop)

Location Selection - Tuesday, August 6, 2019

  • Baraboo - Region 5 Office, 135 3rd Avenue

  • Watertown - Watertown Public Library, 100 S. Water Street

Location Selection - Wednesday, August 7, 2019

  • Brookfield - Region 7 Office, 13805 W. Burleigh Road, Suite 200

  • Janesvillle - Sidelines, 731 S. Wuthering Hills Drive

Location Selection - Thursday, August 8, 2019

  • Madison - Region 6/WEAC Office, 33 Nob Hill Road

  • Oshkosh - UW Oshkosh Reeve Union, 748 Algoma Blvd.

  • Green Bay - Region 3 Office, 1136 N. Military Avenue (Solidarity Seminar - Advocacy & Leadership)

Sign up here .
Educator Training Workshop in Non-Violent Communication
Find information here regarding this 5-day workshop in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg. The workshop will take place July 14-19, 2019, at George Williams College in Williams Bay, WI. The event will be appropriate for anyone working in an educational setting.

Please see the organization's website http://www.onebigcircle.us/teach-for-life/  for more details.

The workshop will be led by Jared Finkelstein and Jennifer Warnick, both Certified Trainers through the Center of Nonviolent Communication (CNVC, cnvc.org ). Jared and Jennifer have extensive experience working with adults and children through the Teach for Life program, the NVC family camps they host and lead, and private work with various schools. Last year's workshop lead to Jennifer working with DeKalb School District in Illinois to provide training to teachers as part of a pilot to creating a diversity plan. The following is a link to an article about the program.

Attached is a flyer for the event. 
WEAC
Save the Date!
Get ready for a new membership year at our workshop for Local Associations.   The WEAC Welcome Program is a partnership that incorporates Interest Cards and encourages one-on-one conversations that begin after a new educator is hired. Through emails, professional development based on the individual's interests, and continued outreach, our union builds a relationship with new educators. Please consider signing up for a Welcome Program Workshop this summer to develop or fine-tune your membership plan for 2019-20. 
 
CHOOSE A WEAC WORKSHOP LOCATION  

MILWAUKEE - JULY 13 - 10 a.m.-Noon 
NEENAH - JULY 16 - 4-6 p.m. 
EAU CLAIRE - JULY 20 - 10 a.m.-Noon 
SPARTA - AUGUST 3 - Noon-2 p.m. 
RHINELANDER - AUGUST 13 - 10 a.m.-Noon 
DRUMMOND - AUGUST 24 - NOON-2 p.m. 
WAUSAU - AUGUST 31 - NOON-2 p.m. 



Summer Leadership Academy

Another option for membership planning is the WEAC Summer Leadership Academy, July 28-30 at UW-Stevens Point. Food and lodging are free for WEAC members! Bring a team of two or more and get your plan in order while networking with dozens of other WEAC leaders.  

Member Benefits
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.
Hello all,

I hope the last weeks of the school year are treating you well - - it's always a struggle to get everything done, but I know you can do it.

On your to-do list should be union activities. How about an end-of-the-year celebration? How about planning for next year? How about signing up for a terrific workshop this summer?

June 20th will be here before you know it!

--Peace

Kathy Rohde
Regional Director
Region 3 WEAC