August 10, 2018  
Well, you missed it.

But there's still a chance to get on board with the membership drive this fall! We can bring this workshop to you! Just get a small group together - at least three - and we'll come to you with lots of great ideas to get this party started!

We have created a Google drive with materials you may find useful when you TALK (best done 1:1) with new employees and other potential members. Here is the link:   https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Mbda-SmMPsryxv7s3dNY6k8eRCsqMhIP

We just sent this link and a copy of YOUR LOCAL'S 2018-19 membership form to your Local President. Contact us if you need another copy.

Also available is the WEAC WELCOME PROGRAM - new dates and locations added:  http://weac.org/2018/04/24/membership-drive-training-registration/

New employee orientation is just around the corner! It's a perfect time to reach out and support the new employees and ASK them to join us.

--Peace
Kathy Rohde
Regional Director


Professional Development

Teaching Hacks

Find out more and sign up now for an August 16 "Teaching Hacks!" workshop presented by WEA Academy at the WEAC Building in Madison. In this workshop, Fennimore Education Association member, science teacher, and author Danielle Carlson brings you tips, tricks and ideas to save you time, help you organize your classroom in creative ways, strengthen relationships with students, implement active learning strategies, improve your classroom management skills, and more.

This is a WEAC member-only event. 


Learn the financial and professional benefits of National Board Certification in the comfort of your own home. Led by Wisconsin National Board Network President Sandra Michels, this webinar will outline the process of obtaining National Board Certification. Sign up here.

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.

Get started today:

Click for a list of Democratic candidates in the August 14 primary election for governor. Click HERE for a list of recommended legislative candidates - use the password WEAC to access the list. Visit weac.org/election for more information - including recommendations of Josh Kaul for attorney general and Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate - and to sign up for the WEAC Election Watch email alerts!

Educator Perks

Barnes and Noble Offers Free Educator Discounts!

There are special discounts in August, and a year-round program you can sign up for.

Application form here.


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