EE HOA, Green Valley, AZ
Monday Morning Memo

November 25, 2019        Esperanza Estates        Green Valley, AZ

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 or 720-201-9260.

The 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.
Cyndie Alto 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 Harp at or text him at 520-329-9103 i
f 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 5:00.

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 if you would like to have your name on the 2020 ballot.

In Memoriam
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?


8:00 AM



Happy Hour
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 sending information.

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