EE HOA, Green Valley, AZ
Monday Morning Memo

November 12, 2012        Esperanza Estates        Green Valley, AZ

Bylaws Change Discussion Today
Today at 3 pm in the Ramada, Board designee Ben Sheffield will be available to answer questions about several proposed changes to the EE HOA CC&Rs and Bylaws. The changes include the limitation of Board action taken without a membership meeting, removal of provisions for proxy votes, the Board's power to determine assessments, and changes to the voting percentage necessary to amend the Bylaws. The changes are designed to bring our Bylaws into compliance with Arizona statutes. All EE homeowners are encouraged to attend.

Pickleballers Postpone
Looking for slightly warmer temperatures, the EE Pickleball contingent has moved its morning starting time to 9 am. Meet them there on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays to join the fun.

Afternoon Water Aerobics
Get fit and feel good with 60 minutes of aqua exercise starting this week at 3 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bring buoys if you have them. Every "body" in EE is welcome. Where else can you exercise with only your head visible?

Escape the Kitchen on Tuesday Night
Tuesday, November 13th is Burger Night, again, in EE. Our ever-active Hospitality Committee will be serving up grilled hamburgers, cheeseburgers and veggie burgers with chips and beverages for just $6. Socializing begins at the Ramada at 4:30 pm.

EE Public Arts Club Meets
The EE Public Arts Club will meet on Wednesday, November 14 at 10 am in the Ramada. Art projects for fun and fund-raising, and plans for park enhancement are on the agenda.

Photo Contest
You, too can be an "award winning photographer."  Send your best shot of EE to or deliver them to 801 Circulo Napa. Your photo could appear in the Periodico next month. Hurry, the deadline is November 16th.

Ramada Reserved for Private Function
Sunday, November 18, the Ramada is reserved for a private party. Set-up begins on Saturday. The pool, of course, will still be available for use. Wi-Fi users will find available seating in the pool deck area. Want to use the Ramada for your private gathering? EE residents need only to mark the date on the calendar in the Ramada kitchen area.

Movie at the Ramada
They're back!  No, not the poltergeists or the snowbirds at Safeway. It's the EE Movie Nights at the Ramada. Our EE Arts Club is sponsoring weekly Sunday night movies on the BIG screen. Starting time is 6 pm. A donation of $2 per person is suggested. Upcoming movie information will be posted in the Ramada.
If you want to be added to a special mailing list for movies and concerts, send an email to Kevin Welsh at Kevin will update you with more information about the weekly movies. Kevin would also like feedback on movie selections.

Board Meeting Next Week
Mark your calendar now to attend the next HOA Board meeting on Monday, November 19th at 1pm at the Ramada. The 2013 budget and several proposed amendments to the EE CC&Rs and Bylaws will be on the agenda.  A copy of the proposed budget for 2013 will be available at the meeting. All homeowners are encouraged to attend.

EE Hikers Find Roger's Rock
For the EE Hikers the 4th time seems to be the charm. Led by scout Concetta Deodati, a persistent group of 7 EE hikers located and conquered Roger's Rock last Monday. All returned safely and will head out for new territory in the weeks to come. Interested in joining the merry band? Contact Fearless Leader, Marian Mundale at to be added to the e--mail list.

EE Directory
The 2013 EE Names & Addresses Directory will be available in January. Changes must be received by December 1. Contact Mary Beth Wallace at 399-0299 or

New EE Email Listing
At the suggestion of some EE residents, an email listing by household will be included with purchase of the 2013 EE Names & Addresses Directory. (NOTE: Your email address[es] cannot be included in the listing unless you complete & submit the survey form.) If you have been unable to submit all of the names & email addresses for your household, you may go to the survey by clicking here or you may send an email to the EE Webmaster the with name[s] and email address[es] by clicking here.

Name Badges
Missing the magnet on your EE name badge? Contact Melodye for a replacement ($1.00) at or 399-0455.

Sons of Orpheus Holiday Concert
The Sons of Orpheus Male Choir will perform its annual Holiday Concert on Friday December 7, at 7:00 p.m. at the Green Valley Center for Performance and Art,1250 W. Continental Rd.
The chorus will perform holiday favorites, from classics to modern, along with a 'spoof' or two, such as The Jalapeno Chorus, a tongue-in-cheek rendition of the famous Hallelujah Chorus. Featuring several UofA student soloists, the concert promises to be a lovely addition to the holiday season. Tickets are available in advance for $15, and at the door for $18.  A cash wine bar will be available.
For ticket information and reservations call 520-399-1750.

2013 EE Home & Garden Tour
The EE Home & Garden Tour Committee is already hard at work planning one of EE's most popular events. The 2013 Tour is scheduled for Sunday, March 24, and this year's event will include a tour of EE gardens in addition to some beautiful homes. If you are interested in having your home, garden or both on the tour (or have suggestions for other candidates), please contact committee chair Jackie Rautio at 269-7864 or

Food Bank Holiday Needs List
During the holiday season, the Green Valley-Sahuarita Food Bank would greatly appreciate the following items in addition to the regular staples: frozen turkeys, canned or frozen hams, boxed potatoes, gravy mixes, stuffing mixes, Bisquick, nuts, cranberry sauce, pie filling, canned yams, jello, and baking products. Donations are accepted Monday - Friday, from 7:30 am - 2:00 pm at the Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food Bank, 250 E. Continental Road. You can also leave donations in the bin marked 'Food Bank' at the EE Ramada.

EE Paint Colors Website
A few people have reported difficulty in getting onto the EE Paint Colors website -- -- to view photos showing the proposed new paint colors which were presented at the Board Special Meeting. The website access problem has now been fixed. Please click on the link above to try again. For comments, or to report any problems, please email:

Park Names
Reminder that the deadline to submit names for the two parks on Circulo del Norte is this Saturday, November 17. Email your nominations to

Cover Up
It's mid-November and frosty evenings can be expected. Don't forget to protect tender plants when frost is forecast.  If you're new to the area and have questions, you can stop by the Pima County Extension Service at 1100 Whitehouse Canyon Road or call 648-0808 and talk to a Master Gardener.

GVC Golf Tournament Postponed
The GVC golf tournament originally scheduled for December 3 has been postponed. Joe McCalpin will let us know when a new date has been set.


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