Monday Morning Memo

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Esperanza Estates

Green Valley, AZ

November 22

Good Morning:

The Board is studying the feasibility of turning the Ramada/pool area into a Wi-Fi hotspot in which residents would be able to use their laptop computers, iPods, iPads, smartphones, even some eBook readers, to access their email, surf the web, or download eBooks to read at poolside. The annual cost would be modest.  Watch for details in the future.

The pool aerobics group will meet at the pool at 8:30 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays until further notice.

Phone books! This past week, we've been the recipients of yet another phone book--possibly the fifth one this year.  Since the deliverers don't attempt to verify a home is occupied before leaving a book, you may see one at a neighboring home you know is unoccupied.  If so, please move the book out of sight, or dispose of it appropriately, using the Ramada recycling bin.

The Work Party mentioned in the last issue of the Memo is scheduled for December 8, not the 15th.  It will immediately follow Free Coffee and Donuts at the Ramada.  Bring any gloves, clippers, shovels, rakes, and trash bags you have; you can work as much or as little as you like. No time commitment is required. It is just a chance to socialize and do a little to help keep EE looking good -- and to allow our paid landscapers to attack some bigger tasks that require additional equipment.

Our Enhancement Team has begun collecting items for the annual Ramada Sale, to be held this coming spring. This is a good way to help out your HOA and get rid of anything around your home that is just gathering dust. Clean household items and small furniture are being accepted. To arrange for pickup, call: Bev Brow (625-7741), Lorna Kitchak (838-0653), or Jackie Rautio (269-7864). This is the Team's major yearly fund-raiser; all proceeds are invested right back into EE for improvements and enhancements.

The November Periodico is out.  Watch for it and enjoy the new features.  Details of the 2011 EEHOA budget, recently adopted by the Board, appear in this issue. Most notably--there will be no increase in annual HOA dues for 2011!

On December 7th, plan to attend a Pearl Harbor Day potluck at Sunset Ramada, sponsored by the EE Hospitality Committee. Bring a favorite dish to share; the Committee will provide libations for all tastes, and table settings. (Hamburger Nite will not be held in December, but will return in January.)

We have a new celebrity in EE, in the person of Board member Robert Hunton.  His new book, Gift of the Desert Dog, has just been published by Open Books Press, Indianapolis, IN.
In the words of one reviewer:  "...action we associate with thriller writers like Michael Crichton...a flavor of story-telling, narration, and a touch of the archaic that one might find in a native story. Hunton's work is animated and compelling."  The book is available at all of the national book sellers, and can be ordered at any local book store.  The first book in a trilogy, the second and third volumes will be published in coming years.

Now Open: Big Lots store in the former Basha's Plaza.

Have a good week.

The Monday Morning Memo is not an official publication of the HOA of Esperanza Estates.  It is intended to be informational only and is distributed as a courtesy. Content is entirely determined by the editor.

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