EE HOA, Green Valley, AZ
Monday Morning Memo

December 31, 2018        Esperanza Estates        Green Valley, AZ


Run to the Lockbox
EE dues are due by January 1st. If your check is still sitting on your desk, you can drop it in the locked box behind the kitchen counter at the Ramada. Phew!

Cure for the Post-Holiday Blues
Like a good party? Wondering what you can look forward to after you celebrate New Year's Eve?  Our Hospitality Committee's new year's resolution is to make 2019 the best social year ever.  They'll start with a first-time event -- dinner & a movie, scheduled for Wednesday, January 16.  On the menu will be soup (perfect for a chilly evening), salad and dessert. We'll let you know soon what the movie will be.

EE Gardeners
The next Gardeners meeting will be January 16 at 9:30 AM at the Ramada. We will be cleaning up the EE trail between Portillo and Holgado starting at the Ramada. Everyone is welcome. Expect about 2 hours of work. Bring gloves and a rake if you have one. We will discuss plant needs for 2019 so bring your ideas. It will be a good time for some fresh air, exercise and to meet friends.

2019 Ramada Sale
Decluttering is a new year's resolution that's easy to keep thanks to EE's Enhancement Committee.  The annual Ramada Sale on March 2 is the perfect way to rid your home of unwanted items.  You can drop off donated items at the shed next to the pickleball courts any Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. Pick-ups for heavier items will be available after January 5th by calling Patty Tracy at 520-444-4472. The committee will not accept mattresses, hide-a-beds, clothing, paints or chemicals. 
The electronics policy has changed. Only working laptop computers and working printers with ink cartridges will be accepted. No other electronics -- TVs, cables, etc. -- will be accepted. If you have a non-working computer, you can take it to Best Buy for recycling. Donations of electronics will only be accepted at the shed.

Book Discussion Group
The next meeting of the book group is Tuesday, January 8, at 1:00 PM in the Ramada.  The group will discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. New members are always welcome.

Trail Maps
There's a wonderful walking trail that winds through Esperanza Estates.  If you'd like to walk it, but aren't sure where it is, you can print out a copy of the trail map by clicking here.

Signature on Your Ballot Envelope? 
Don't forget to add your signature to the Signature line on the back of your ballot envelope. Ballots without signatures will not be counted. Your vote is important.

In Memoriam
Our condolences to the family and friends of Bob Maldonado (Circulo del Norte) who passed away last week.

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: Living in a quad has an upside and a downside. The HOA takes care of your driveway and the common areas outside your wall.  But, you can't make any landscaping changes outside your wall without the permission of the HOA.  Why? According to Common Area Maintenance Director Dean Hess, the HOA is concerned that if you add plants in a common area (and even if you promise to take care of them), but you later move away, the HOA will be responsible for maintaining those plants.

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