July 13, 2018  

Hi all,

Kristin, Dave, and I just got back from three days of training in Milwaukee for Education Summer 2018 (summer organizing program)! We're  stoked!

Kenosha, Racine, Madison, Green Bay, Fond du Lac, Appleton, and Sheboygan are all participating. Member organizers from each of these Locals learned a bunch of great skills and they are READY to call, text, email, FB message, and knock on doors to sign up members this summer.

In addition, they'll be identifying leaders and engaging them to be more active participants in their union. The member organizers will also be identifying issues that their union can rally around and empower members to solve.

This is FUN work and I bet you're jealous that your Local isn't a part of it. 

Have no fear, we'll give you a taste in our upcoming Membership Drive workshop on August 8th. Find two friends and join us so your Local can start 2018-19 with a BANG! 


Kathy Rohde
Regional Director

Back-to-School Membership Drive
You're gonna have one, right?

Wednesday, August 8
This workshop is designed to help YOUR LOCAL plan (plenty of time for planning at the workshop!) and implement (we can work with you when fall comes around) a successful membership drive to kick off the 2018-19 school year. 

We are encouraging you to bring a team of at least three people from your Local, so you can start thinking about fun people to bring along. Click on the image or here to register. Click for a flyer.

Start talking with your friends today!


Region 3 Representatives to the NEA Representative Assembly held July 2-5 in Minneapolis. Find out more about what happened at the RA here.

From left to right (Back row) - Jane Weidner, Cedar Grove-Belgium EA; Sue Smits, De Pere; and Jeff Carpenter, Appleton.
(Front row) - Bailey Zimmerman, Appleton; and Brittany Mader, Appleton.

Professional Development

At the same time and location as the WEAC Summer Leadership Academy, WEAC will be conducting a Jump Start National Board Certification training. Developed by a team of National Board Certified Teachers from across the country, Jump Start is a comprehensive, three-plus day seminar designed to provide early support to National Board candidates. It lays the groundwork for understanding the certification process by deeply examining component and assessment center requirements. Time is dedicated to gathering resources and information needed to become successful in certifying. All of this is provided in a supportive, constructive and collegial environment. Jump Start is led by a fun and dynamic training team of Wisconsin National Board Certified Teachers. Find out more and register now! ... Open informational flier.

Register Now for the 2018 WEAC Summer Leadership Academy
The 2018 Summer Leadership Academy will return to UW-Eau Claire July 30-August 1. This year's Academy is a repeat of last year's conference but has taken on an entirely new look, as well as a new focus. We know that the strength of the State Association lies within the strength of each and every local. The Summer Leadership Academy is meant to empower the local leaders in their work with members, the community, administration, elected leaders and the students they serve on a day-to-day basis. Find out more about the Summer Leadership Academy and register now! 
Dennis Muehl grant funds are available for attendees!

October 26-28, 2018 in Green Bay

Political Action
This is an 11.0101(10)(b)(1) communication with WEAC members


The Gubernatorial Primary is Tuesday, August 14, 2018
What is your plan for voting?
Offices on this PARTISAN primary ballot are Governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, odd-numbered Wisconsin State Senate seats, and all Wisconsin Assembly seats.
How the primary works
primary election is an election in which registered voters select a candidate that they believe should be a political party's candidate for elected office to run in the general election. They are also used to choose convention delegates and party leaders. Primaries are state-level and local-level elections that take place prior to a general election. Wisconsin utilizes an open primary system; registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary. [40] [41] [42]

No Crossover Voting
Electors may vote for candidates of only one political party. Select a political party ballot. On the selected ballot, vote for the candidates of your choice by placing a mark in the space designated next to the candidate's name. Or, write in the name of a person for whom you desire to vote. If you vote for candidates of more than one party, no votes will be counted.

The Summer Summit is a once-a-year convening of all the people who care the most about what our public schools need to thrive and meet the needs of all students. This year's event promises to be the best one yet - with a full day of amazing breakouts led by experts on a wide range of topics, a keynote presentation from Jitu Brown of Chicago's Journey for Justice campaign, a Blue Ribbon Plenary Session with Rep. Joel Kitchens and Dr. Julie Underwood, a morning welcome from Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Evers . . . and so much more!  Just announced: special guest speaker at the optional dinner will be Matt Rothschild of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Stay tuned for the full lineup of breakouts and speakers - you won't be disappointed!  Click here to learn more - and register (includes lunch).

Member Benefits

Retirement and Long-Term Care Insurance Seminars & Individual Consultations

WEAC Region 3
1136 North Military Avenue in Green Bay
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Click on the links below to register.

Retirement Planning 101:  

Long Term Care Insurance Options:

Individual LTCi Consultations:    
If you can't attend in Green Bay on the 26th, visit  www.weabenefits.com/LTCSeminars for the complete seminar schedule and registration instructions.  The links to sign-up for the seminar site consultations are available at  http://membersplan.org/seminars.html

WEAC has special member offers for Noah's Ark Waterpark and Educator Days at Miller Park!

Get ready for summer fun this year with special WEAC member discounts at Noah's Ark Waterpark in Wisconsin Dells and during Educator Days at Miller Park. Save 40% at Noah's Ark all summer long, and enjoy Educator Days discounts August 7-8-9 as the Milwaukee Brewers take on the San Diego Padres at Miller Park.  Click the image for more information.

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.
  • July 14th Day of Action with Mahlon Mitchell, Saturday, July 14, 10am-1pm @ USW D2: 1244 Midway Road, Menasha
  • WEAC Welcome Program - sign up to learn how to attract new employees to the union. July 21 in Mosinee; July 24 in Green Bay, and August 4 in Milwaukee.
  • Membership Drive Workshop - Wednesday, August 8 - 9 am to 4 pm.
WEAC Region 3