Passing the Torch
We (Cynthia Surprise
and Kris Bean) have been co-editors of the
Monday Morning Memo since February 2012. We have thoroughly
enjoyed performing this important role in our community, but
the time has come to move on with our lives and turn the
publication over to a new editor. We are pleased to announce
that beginning with the next issue Judy Hayes
will be the editor, and she will be looking for a
co-editor. We know the MMM will be in good hands and wish
her well. If you have a submission, you can contact Judy at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-201-9260.
Times They Are A-Changin'
After 7 years of dedicated service to our HOA,
Dean Hess has stepped
down as director of Common Area Maintenance. We appreciate
everything Dean has done for our community.
has volunteered to fill that role.
Jim Copeland has resigned as head of the EE
Gardeners. Thanks to Jim for leading the group in making so
many beautiful changes to EE.
Rod Harp will now be in charge of the Gardeners.
No Movie Night This Week
There will be no movie this Wednesday in order to prepare
for Thanksgiving. The movies will resume next week with the
1967 film The Graduate starring Dustin Hoffman.
(Remember Mrs. Robinson?) Thanks to Jane and Eric
Ellingson for sponsoring this popular event.
Elves Will Decorate Your Lamp Post (Call by Dec. 2.)
If you don't have the time or the energy, or you aren't here
during the holidays, you can hire the Enhancement Elves to
decorate your post. The cost is $10 if you already have the
decorations, or $15 if you don't. If you need a plug adapter for
the lamp socket, the charge is an additional $2.00.The charge
includes both putting up and removing the decorations. The
deadline for requesting this service is
December 2. If you want the Elves to work their magic
at your lamp post, call Jackie Rautio at
520-269-7864 or 602-206-3354.
EE Arts and Crafts Fair
The 5th annual EE Arts & Crafts Fair will be held on
Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 -
1:00. The creative works of our talented EE
residents will be available for sale. It's the perfect way
to do your holiday shopping or buy a little something
special for yourself. To be a vendor ($5.00 table fee
payable on the day of sale), call Robin Lockwood
at 612-618-5582. Vendors must be EE homeowners or residents,
but the sale will be open to the general public.
EE Gardeners Meeting
The Gardeners will meet on Tuesday, December 3, at
noon in Mountain View Park (southeast corner of EE
where South Circulo Napa becomes West Circulo Napa) to
establish plans for the coming year and to do some clean up
at the park. Please bring a rake, shovel, clippers, gloves
and a bucket, if you have them. Contact Rod
email@example.com or text him at 520-329-9103 if
you have ideas for future projects but cannot attend the meeting. New members are always welcome.
December Hospitality Event
The next Hospitality Committee event will be an appetizer
and salad potluck at the Ramada on Thursday, December
12. There is no charge for the event, but please
bring an appetizer or salad to share. The committee will
provide dessert and beverages.
There will be an 'ugly sweater'
contest, so feel free to wear your ugliest. Social hour
starts at 4:30 with food service at
Attention Book Discussion Group Members
The December gathering will take place on Tuesday,
December 17 (not the usual second Tuesday) at
noon and include lunch at Los Agaves
located at 1451 S La Caņada. The group will discuss
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. If you want to
attend, please contact Linda Sielken
(908-240-1887) by Friday, December 13. You
are welcome to attend even if you haven't read the book and
just feel like socializing.
Have Space in Your Garage?
The Enhancement Team is seeking a garage to use to store large
items for the Ramada Sale to be held on March 7. Contact
Jackie Rautio (602-206-3354) if you can help or want to
donate items to the sale.
Gate to the Pool Enclosure
Thanks to our volunteer handyman Greg Gramstad
for repairing the lock on the gate to the pool area.
2020 Board Member Election
Ken Lindeman would like to nominate "you"
to run for the Esperanza Board of Directors, and he is
encouraging residents to volunteer for the Board by entering
their names into the upcoming election. Please contact Ken
at 970-577-3395 or firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like to have your name on the 2020 ballot.
We are saddened to learn that Ken Van Apeldoorn (Calle del
Regalo) and Max Perry (Circulo del Norte) have passed away.
Our condolences to their families and friends.
What's Up in EE?
PICKLEBALL GROUP PLAY
Dates remaining for 2019: Dec. 6, Dec. 20; starting at 4:00 at the Ramada.
No one is in charge. Bring an appetizer to share. Bring your
own beverages, plates, cups, napkins, and utensils. Clean up
before you leave.
Monday Morning Memo Submission Deadline
Have an EE organization item that needs to appear in the
next MMM? Please submit your information by Friday
evening. You don't need to write the article, just
give us the facts. If an urgent, last-minute situation
arises after the deadline, please call to let us know you're