EE HOA, Green Valley, AZ
Monday Morning Memo

January 21, 2019        Esperanza Estates        Green Valley, AZ

EEHOA Annual Meeting
Today at 1:00 PM at CPAC (Community Performance & Art Center) on West Continental Road.
(From EE, take Camino del Portillo to Continental Road. Turn right and drive for 0.9 mile. CPAC will be on your right.)

Holiday Schedule
County offices, most banks, the post office and the library will be closed today for Martin Luther King, Jr. day. There will be no mail delivery, but FedEx and UPS will still deliver and trash pickup is on the normal schedule.  If you need a book to read while the library is closed, remember the Book Exchange in the pool area at the Ramada.

Coffee & Donuts -- January 23
Join your neighbors for free Coffee & Donuts at the Ramada on Wednesday, January 23, at 8:30 AM. It's a low-key event that gives you a chance to talk quietly to neighbors. New residents are especially welcome. Thanks to the Cookes and Surprises for sponsoring this event.

EE Gardeners Meet Twice This Wednesday
The Gardeners will meet twice on Wednesday, January 23. Everyone is welcome at the informal planning meeting at the Ramada at 9:15ish. Please come with ideas for 2019 activities and projects.
A work party at 1:00 Wednesday will meet at the Ramada. The time was selected to allow pickleball players a chance to participate. Finishing the clean up of the EE trail along Regalo should take less than 2 hours. Last week the group tackled 60 percent of this area and the EE Trail south of Vereda Calma. Thanks to everyone participating in the clean up. Hot Desert hauled off truck-loads of trimmings.

Calling All Trucks
The Enhancement Committee needs volunteers with trucks to pick up large items that residents donate to the Ramada Sale between now and the sale on March 2.  If you can help, please call Patty Tracy at 520-444-4472.

EE Name and Address Directory
The 2019 Name and Address Directory will be for sale at the annual HOA meeting for $5.00. Want a directory but unable to attend the meeting?  Call Karen White at 520-648-3993.  Thanks to Cheri Day for producing the directory.

Thanks to Hospitality
Once again, the Hospitality Committee put on a great event last week.  Thanks to this dedicated group of volunteers who work hard to bring us a nice meal and entertainment every month.

Kudos to Doug Syme
Doug diagnosed a tricky problem with the hydraulic system on the Gator, which rendered it operable once again so the weed eradication program could continue.

Let There Be Light!
Thanks to John Leach and Craig Surprise, power to the lamp posts in front of the Ramada and the fountain in the garden has been restored.  The circuit breaker panel in the pump room showed no visibly tripped breakers so they dug into the panel, probing each breaker with a meter until finding one with no output; flipping it off and back on restored power to the fountain and post lights along the street.

EE's Enhancement Committee's 2019 Ramada Sale
This year's March 2 sale is the perfect way to rid your home of unwanted items. Proceeds are used for projects throughout EE. Drop off donated items at the shed next to the pickleball courts any Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM.
For pick-up of heavier items call Patty Tracy at 520-444-4472.
The committee will not accept mattresses, hide-a-beds, clothing, paints or chemicals.
Policy on electronics: only working laptop computers and working printers with ink cartridges will be accepted. No other electronics -- TVs, cables, etc. -- will be accepted. Donations of electronics will only be accepted at the shed. Non-working computers, can be recycled at Best Buy.

Free Yoga Classes
Classes will start on Tuesday, February 5, at 2:00 PM at the Ramada. There will be six sessions, each lasting about one hour. To participate, you should be in fairly good condition and able to get up and down off the floor without difficulty.
Bring a large towel and a thick yoga mat because you will be working on the brick floor of the Ramada.
If you have any questions contact Kathy Lindeman at 970-577-3395.

Happy Hour Dates
Happy Hour will be held at the Ramada at 4:00 PM on the following Fridays: January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 5, April 19, May 3, May 17, and May 31.  Bring your own beverage, glasses, and utensils and an appetizer to share.

Helpful HOA Hints: Lampposts Speaking of lampposts, you are responsible for keeping your lamppost in good shape and making sure it is operable at all times. If you are away for an extended period of time, you can't turn off your electrical service. If your light bulb burns out, you can call Tom Cooke and he will provide you with an approved replacement bulb (13-W, warm-white CFL) at no charge. Sometimes Tom drives around in his golf cart and replaces bulbs that are out. 
If you don't venture out after dark and don't know if your light works, there's an easy way to check.  Go out in the daylight and fool the light into thinking it's dark by putting your finger or a piece of tape over the sensor (that's the little round thingy that sticks out of the pole near the top).  After a few seconds, your light should come on. Section 12.4 of the C,C&Rs--check it out at in the documents section.

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