EE HOA, Green Valley, AZ
Monday Morning Memo

January 27, 2014        Esperanza Estates        Green Valley, AZ

Hiking to Tiny's
In response to continual clamoring for a "Watering Hole Hike," Fearless Leader Marian Mundale and the EE Hikers head for Starr Pass this morning at 8 am. They'll be hiking in the Tucson Mountains. With a few side hikes, this excursion will be a four-mile, full-sun hike with a 600 foot elevation gain. Hiking poles are advised on this trail due to loose rock on inclines. A stop at Tiny's for a bite and a brew are forecast on the return trip. Meet at the Ramada with $5 for carfare. We don't have to mention water again, do we?

Arts Club Has Fun with Pots
Yes, that's "pots"--plural. The Arts Club will meet in the Ramada today, Monday, at 1 pm to work on the three mosaic pots. Any residents interested in a collaborative, creative outlet are invited to join in the fun.

Parade Planning
Plans for EE's entry in the White Elephant parade will be revealed at the Ramada on Wednesday January 29 at 10:00 a.m. You can help work on the float even if you won't be in Green Valley in October for the parade. We need handymen, creative types, general helpers and people to just stand around and watch the progress. If you want to help but can't come to the meeting, contact Cynthia Surprise at

Tennis Anyone?
EE's tennis players meet every Friday with an 8:30'ish start time. They're a relaxed and social group and always ready to welcome a newcomer. So grab your racket and join the group. Brunch at a local restaurant after the competition, is optional.

Mark Your Calendars Now
Hospitaltiy will present "Sausage Fest" on Wednesday, February 26th, with the help of the Optimist Club chefs.
Wednesday, March 19th is the date for the "Pulled Pork Country Hoedown".  Details to follow as they are available. The next Hospitality Committee is scheduled for 10 am, Wednesday, February 5th at the Ramada. Anyone wishing to join event planning or help with inventory and reorganization of supplies is urged to attend.

The EE Book Club's next meeting will be held on February 18 at 2:00 at the Ramada. There are two book options for the month: The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea and/or The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands by Margaret Regan. The two books have a common theme so you can read either one or both. New members are always welcome.

Retirement Party
Well known EE handyman Emil Ziemer is hanging up his tool belt, and throwing a party. Emil and Priscilla invite everyone in EE to join in their celebration on February 9 at 4:30 p.m. at the Ramada.

CLICK HERE to view the invitation.

Annual Meeting Highlights
For those who didn't attend the 2014 HOA Annual Meeting last week, here are the highlights. Complete minutes of the meeting will be posted on the website at Homeowners elected Tom Cooke, Jim Lindberg and Ben Sheffield to the Board. The Board then met in executive session and appointed the following officers and board committee chairs: President Eric Ellingson, Vice President Tom Cooke, Secretary Ben Sheffield, Treasurer Joan Moreaux; Architectural Control Jim Lindberg, Common Areas Maintenance Dean Hess, Capital Projects Joe McCalpin, Recreational Facilities Tom Cooke, and Neighborhood Relations Stacie Meyer.

Correction to EE Directory
Please note that the correct phone number for Jim and Jan Fischer is (763) 742-0646. If you would like to purchase a directory, contact Mary Beth Wallace at 399-0299. The cost is $4.00.

Neighborhood Watch Reports Home Break In
Neighborhood Watch Captain Mary Beth Wallace reports the following:
"Last week, a resident's home was entered during the night while he was asleep. The resident was not harmed and found the front door ajar the next morning. Several items including banking information were taken. The Sheriff's office was notified and has conducted an investigation.
Neighborhood Watch also learned last week that another incident occurred in November. Two men came to a resident's door and asked for money. The men left when a visitor threatened to call 911. Fortunately, the security door was locked.
The Sheriff's office urges all resident to lock their security doors if they have them and remember those sliding doors too.

Plant Theft Reported
Someone dug up and removed the Mexican primroses that the Gardeners had planted in the Ramada garden. If anyone know the whereabouts of these plants, please let Bill Berdine know. Perhaps the culprit will have a change of heart and return them to the garden.

Please Don't Feed the Javalinas
Reminder that it is illegal to feed wildlife.

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