EE HOA, Green Valley, AZ
Monday Morning Memo

December 3, 2018        Esperanza Estates        Green Valley, AZ

Dues Due
Treasurer Kevin Welsh has sent the HOA dues notices to homeowners.  Payment is due by January 1, 2019.  If your notice fails to arrive this week, give Kevin a call at 231-838-6851 or e-mail him at Also included with the dues notice is the Owner Information and HUD Compliance Form.  It is important that the HOA receives this document.  Please complete every relevant item even if it is the same as the information you gave last year.

Support Hot Desert
The Hot Desert Landscaping crew, headed by Renye, is always friendly and helpful. They do a great job of keeping our neighborhood looking good, and they frequently do extra things above and beyond the call of duty. For the past few years we have taken a collection for a Christmas gratuity to show our appreciation for all of their efforts. We'd like to continue the tradition this year.  If you would like to make a contribution, you can do so at the next Happy Hour, Hospitality event or by calling Jane Ellingson at 520-625-7782.

Wednesday Night Movie at the Ramada
This week's movie is The Pink Panther starring Steve Martin. Bumbling Inspector Clouseau must solve the murder of a famous soccer coach and find out who stole the infamous Pink Panther diamond. Showtime is 7:00 PM.  Thanks to Jane and Eric Ellingson for sponsoring this event.

Esperanza Craft Sale a Success
Saturday's Fourth Annual EE Craft sale brought crafters, lookers and buyers from the surrounding area to the Ramada.  Everything from A to V (Artwork to Vests) was displayed and appreciated.  Thanks to Marla Ries for organizing the event and to all the talented participants.

Festive Lamp Posts
EE's lovely tradition of decorating street light posts for the holiday season is underway. Don't have the time to decorate yours? Out of town? The Enhancement Elves will decorate (and undecorate) your post for just $10 if you already have the decorations, $15 if you don't.  A plug adapter is an additional $2.00.  Deadline for requesting this service is December 6. To schedule, contact Jackie Rautio at 269-7864.

Hospitality Committee Event Features Fun and Games
Start the holiday season at the Sweet and Savory Holiday Celebration Saturday, December 15th. Social hour begins at 4:30 PM with food to follow at 5:00.  Wine, beer, water, soda, and Southern Comfort Punch will be available. No charge for this event.  (Happy Hour on December 14 is cancelled in light of the Hospitality event.) Even addresses should bring appetizers and odd addresses desserts.  Prizes will be awarded for the ugliest Christmas sweater/shirt.  A gift basket raffle will raise funds for the committee. Bring a "white elephant" gift to participate in the optional gift exchange.
Your gift should be a small, useful item in good condition that you have around the house that you just don't need anymore.  Please no broken or throw away items. Or purchase something inexpensive (under $5). Please wrap the gift.

Book Discussion Group--Just a Menu to Read This Time
The Book Discussion Group will go to lunch at Firefly in Amado on Friday, December 14, so there is no book for December.  Please call Linda Sielken (908-240-1887) by December 10 if you plan on attending.

Cool Weather--Low Tire Pressure?
You've already covered your pipes, pulled out those frost cloths, and dug out that turtleneck.  You might want to check your vehicle's tire pressure. With the proper tire pressure (listed on that little sticker on the driver's door) tires last longer, driving is safer AND the air is cleaner.

New Phone Number?
If your phone number has changed since last year's EE Name & Address Directory was published, please send your new number to Cheri Day ( by Dec. 15. New directories will be for sale at the EEHOA annual meeting in January.

Attention Neighborhood Watch Block Captains
It's that time of the year again when we check with our EE neighbors for updates for the Esperanza Estates Directory for 2019.  Please return any updates to Neighborhood Watch Chairperson, Karen White. by December 15.  If you have not received your sheets call Karen at (520)648-3993. If you've recently returned to Green Valley, or will be returning from being out of town, please leave a voicemail for Karen and provide your estimated date of return, so that she can get the sheet to you.  There will be a meeting of Neighborhood Watch Block Captains and potential Block Captains at the  Ramada on Friday, December 14, at 12:45 PM.  SAV will be giving a short presentation followed by discussion.

EE Pickleball
Play starts at 8:30 AM every day except Fridays at the courts on Circulo del Sur.  Everyone from EE is welcome to play, no matter your skill level.  Greg Gramstad will be happy to help you if you need instruction.

Helpful Hints for HOA Happiness
The Board is aware that not everyone reads and understands EE's CC&Rs and Rules, so they have asked the Monday Morning Memo to include reminders of issues that often occur, disrupting the peace and harmony of our community.  We are paraphrasing and abbreviating the CC&Rs and Rules, so if an item applies to you, read the full applicable section of the CC&Rs or Rules or call a Board member for clarification. Here's this week's hint: You are responsible for preventing your pet from being a nuisance. For example, if your dog barks for long periods of time when it's outside, bring it in.  'Barking dog' is one of the top complaints to our neighborhood relations committee.

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