Monday Morning Memo

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Esperanza Estates

Green Valley, AZ

December 13

Good Morning:

It is a tradition in EE to have Coffee & Donuts at the Ramada the second Wednesday morning of each month during the winter season. This past Wednesday, about 35 residents attended, and the usual social time was much enjoyed.

For the past few weeks, a group of residents has been planning a work party after the Coffee and Donuts get together to help out on some landscaping issues, and asking for volunteers to participate. As this had not been done before, there was no way to tell how many people would step up to help out.  Imagine our surprise and delight when 17 people showed up, armed with rakes, clippers, saws, and other assorted tools, ready to go to work and get the area (which Stoney Brown had identified) cleaned up. In less than 2 hours, an incredible amount was completed in one of the common areas that much needed attention. Bushes, trees and cactii were trimmed; dead plants and cactii dug up; weeds pulled and large areas raked.  One heck of a lot of work was completed! It was great to see this group of residents pitch in to help improve the appearance of Esperanza Estates. Everybody did their bit, and no one had to work too hard. It was actually a fun time, and will be done again in the future. If you are interested in participating, watch for an announcement when the next Coffee & Donuts day is drawing closer.  We all live here, and should try to keep the appearance of our neighborhood a source of pride.

The thanks of the HOA is extended to each and every volunteer who helped on this project, including: Donna & Terry Shay, Craig & Cynthia Surprise, Bill Berdine & Stacie Meyer, Patty Adler, Stein & Colleen Simonsen, Hugh & Cynthia Gates, Dick Carver, Kevin Welsh, Roger Oster, Marian Mundale, Tom Cooke, and Bob Hunton.

Our own  EE golf professional, Marvol Barnard, has recently been elected president of a 13 state section of the Ladies Professional Golf Association. This is an extremely high honor, and will put her in the running for an even higher position in this prestigious national group.  Congratulations to Marvol!

About 100 people enjoyed the Pearl Harbor Day potluck at the Ramada last week. The Ramada was beautifully decorated by our Hospitality Committee, and the quantity and variety of food brought by the attendees was remarkable. Hospitality provided drinks for the evening, which were enjoyed by all. A special treat was the Mexican hot chocolate, brought by one of the attendees. The music provided by Gary Finke and the Cactus County Band was most enjoyable, and considerable dancing was done. In fact, it appears we have some of the greatest dancers since St. Vitus!  It was a grand evening, a tribute to the date for which it was named, and a fine way to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. Many thanks to all who made it possible.

The Sons Of Orpheus Male Choir of Tucson will be performing at Valley Presbyterian Church on Friday, December 17th, at 7 p.m., with a percentage of each ticket sold going to benefit the GV Community Food Bank. The concert will feature vocal, violin and classic holiday and western selections by the choir and soloists.  The church is located at 2800 South Camino del Sol. Tickets are available for $15 at the Food Bank on E. Continental, the GV Chamber of Commerce, at the church, or at the door on the evening of the performance. The chorus has sung in Green Valley many times, and is well known for its annual Christmas concerts with the Tucson Boys Chorus at Mission San Xavier. Check the notice in your November Periodico for more details. Let's see if we can meet or beat last spring's attendance and donations for this worthy cause!
ood items for the Food Bank are always accepted at the door.)

If you have not yet visited Esperanza (Flag) Park and seen the Christmas lights there, you should do so. Be sure as well to visit the Ramada/Sunset Park area, and the south EE entrance monument  and park on Portillo, all beautifully decorated. The latter area was just completed this past week by Joe & Barb McCalpin, Bev & Vince Brow,  Lance & Tess Ewing, Steve & Nancy Brown, Fred Hills, Jim & Geri Lindberg, and Craig & Cynthia Surprise--and it looks fabulous!

Remember the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of EE will be held next Monday, December 20, at the Ramada, beginning at 1:00 p.m. An agenda will accompany the next weekly edition of the Memo. All residents are invited to attend the meeting.

Our Enhancement Team is collecting new & used items for the annual Ramada Sale, to be held this coming spring. They are accepting clean household items and small furniture. For pickup, call: Bev Brow 625-7741; Lorna Kitchak 838-0653; Jackie Rautio 269-7864. This is the Team's major yearly fund-raiser, and remember, all proceeds from the sale are invested right back into EE for improvements and enhancements.

Lost your pool key or need a second key? Duplicates are available for cost. Call 399-0455.

Remember our Ramada/pool Wi-Fi hot spot is available for your use, free of charge. Give it a try and let us know what you think about it.

Ann Hirz has donated an additional $25 to our HOA, for a total now of $75. This is for old EE lamp heads that homeowners have donated to her for a special project she is working on. If you have a head that you dont want, or would be willing to donate, call Ann at 495-5405.

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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