November 30, 2018  
Hi all,

We've been getting a lot of questions about the successful Gubernatorial election. "What's next?"  you want to know. Will Act 10 be repealed? Can we bargain meaningfully again? Will the recertification elections be eliminated? Will we get raises?

While all of these things seem possible, they will not magically fall from the sky. As you are aware, our new Governor will be challenged by a Republican legislature at every turn. What Evers is able to accomplish will depend on legislator push-back, a lame-duck legislative session that may try to cut back the Governor's powers, and, on the positive side, what YOU are willing to do to help!

Stay tuned for WEAC strategies and calls for assistance. Get ready to contact your legislators on matters that affect your profession and your livelihood.

--Peace
Kathy Rohde
Regional Director 


Recertification Election RESULTS

Congratulations to  the Region 3 Locals that participated in the 2018-19 Recertification elections!
100% were successful!

Professional Development

The Science of HAPPINESS

"Join your colleagues across the state for this blended learning opportunity examining the science of happiness. This unique course focuses on character strengths, positive emotion, resilience, purpose, positive relationships, and creativity. When educators model qualities of compassion, gratitude and mindfulness, and integrate them into lesson plans, we increase students' joy and engagement while contributing to a healthy classroom environment."

Degrees Not Debt
FREE to MEMBERS
Now Available Online via WEA Academy!




WEAC Region 3
Professional Development Conference
Saturday, January 26, 2019
WR3 Office, Green Bay

We're planning a party and want you to join us! This FREE FOR MEMBERS conference will have sessions geared toward all of our members - ESP and teachers - on topics of wide interest for all.

Let us know what kinds of topics you are interested in: region3@weac.org

Let us know what session YOU would like to present by filling out this form.
We are offering $200 stipends to members who present at our Region 3 conference!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS and stay tuned for more information!


What's Your Best Story?


Nominate Yourself or a Colleague for a Badger Red for Ed Honor

By now, you've heard WEAC celebrating the good work of Public School educators on the radio during Badger football games and in our member communications. This partnership with the UW Badgers is made possible through grant funding with the NEA, and anyone can enter deserving educators at weac.org/badger. So far, we've honored educators from Ashwaubenon, Sun Prairie, St. Croix Falls, UW-Whitewater, Madison, New London, and Eau Claire. We'll continue the promotion throughout the school year, so be sure to promote it with your members.


Member Benefits


Live Webinars Scheduled for December

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 our webinar page to learn more about any of the following sessions. 

Face-to-Face Events - 2019 Schedule Updates

ETF has updated the face-to-face learning opportunities schedule to include dates through the spring of 2019. These include benefit fairs, benefit presentations and group retirement appointments scheduled in your area of the state.

View the learning opportunities schedule for your area.


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
800-472-5582
rohdek@weac.org
www.region3.weac.org