EE's Arizona Centennial Ceremony, Parade and Potluck
When & Where: Tomorrow,
February 14, ceremony
Esperanza Estates Park followed by the parade; potluck
dinner with entertainment at the Ramada at 4:30.
Important Event Information:
You may drop off your potluck dish at the Ramada
starting at 3:00. Please
don't bring dessert,
as there will be birthday cake. Soda, mixers, wine,
coffee and water will be provided. There won't be any
car parking spaces at EE Park, so please walk or use
your golf cart. If
you plan to be in the parade, please arrive at EE Park
Decorated golf carts and western attire are encouraged.
The Sheriff's Auxiliary Volunteers have started mailing
out their annual fundraising letters. Last year, several
people reported receiving phone calls from someone
claiming to represent SAV and stating they could make an
annual contribution on a credit card. This claim was
false. SAV never does any phone solicitation. Please
report any such phone calls to SAV.
Periodico Photo Contest
deadline for submitting photos for the March photo
contest is Friday,
may submit up to three digital photos taken around EE in
the past year. Send your entries to Denise Roessle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
as an email attachment, or copy them to a CD and drop it
off at 801 Circulo Napa.
Annual Patio and Bake Sale
Enhancement Team is continuing to collect items for the
annual patio sale, to be held at the Ramada on March
For pick up of items, call Lorna
To donate baked goods, call Sandi
Coffee and Donuts
us at the Ramada on Wednesday,
Feb. 15, at 8:30 a.m. for
free coffee, donuts, and an opportunity to chat with
your friends and neighbors. It's a nice way to start
the day, and as an added plus, you could win the door
creating a poster to celebrate the creating of the EE
snake, and she'd like to include comments from the
participants. If you decorated a tile, call Lynn(262-212-0267) with
your comments today so
that your words can be immortalized.
that great feeling aqua exercise gives you without
jumping in on those cool mornings? Starting Feb. 17,
join Fern Gunther and Kris Bean in the EE pool at 3
PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays for
a 60-minute workout. The sessions will include a brief
warm-up, aerobic exercise for heart & lungs, deep-water
moves for back/torso strengthening, and
strength-training for arms. Bring your aqua
dumbells/buoys, if you have them.
Weed Spraying in EE Has Started
Tom Cooke reports the following about the HOA weed
spraying program: "Currently what is being applied is a
pre-emergent spray, designed to prevent weeds from
germinating. The substance being applied is a commonly
available product, and not dangerous. Only the common
areas and parking strips are currently being sprayed.
The spray is mixed with a harmless dye, which will
dissipate in a day or so, and will not stain sidewalks
or painted areas. In order for this product to be of
maximum effect, it should be watered in, so we are
asking all owners who can do so to wet the parking strip
in front of the house with your hose. Just a few minutes
of watering in will help the product do its job. It will
work without water, but it works much better with it.
Later on in the season, areas requiring it will be
sprayed with a herbicide to eradicate weed growth. The
HOA is tackling this project early to prevent the
terrible weed infestation we experienced last year."
After a break-in at a home in EE last week, our
webmaster sent an emergency notice to EE residents who
are on our email list. This is an important
communication tool that we have in EE. If you know
of someone who didn't receive the email, please
encourage them to sign up with our webmaster at email@example.com
receive future emergency notices.
GVFD Residential Lock Box Program
Watch Captain Mary Beth Wallace:
"Recently, emergency responders were locked out of an EE
home and we had no emergency key holder listed with our
Neighborhood Watch. The GVFD Residential
Lock Box Program makes
key boxes available at a nominal cost, and provides a
secure method for firefighters to access your home when
no one can open the door. If you haven't given a
neighbor a key for emergencies (or haven't given the
keyholder's name to your NW zone captain), please
consider having a lock box installed." To get more
information, go to the GVFD
or contact Mary Beth at 399-0299.
HOA Board Meeting Agenda Item
Board will consider altering
the Architectural Control policy to
designate the wood walls and ceilings of our garages as
"interior walls", to allow these areas to be painted the
house color, rather than Norfolk Brown. This subject
will be one of the agenda items on the February
20th Board meeting; Eric
EE Board president, encourages interested homeowners to
attend and express their opinions.
Volunteers Party Committee
Anyone interested in joining the committee to plan the
annual party for EE volunteers is welcome to come to the
meeting at the Ramada following Coffee & Donuts on
Or, contact the committee chair, Kay
Congratulations to Denise Roessle
a new book by Denise Roessle, publisher of our EE
Periodico, has just been released in print version. In
the words of one reviewer: "Now and then a book comes
along that reaches deep into the reader's soul and opens
the door to new perspectives on life. Second-Chance
one of those rare stories that will capture and change
your life." The book, from Red Willow Publishing, can
be purchased now at Amazon,
Barnes & Noble, and soon from the Book Shop in GV.
Denise will be happy to sign your copy.
Schedule from Hikemaster
Meet at the Ramada at 8:00 a.m. for both of these
February 20th --
DeAnza Trail. A 4.5 mile hike from Tumacacori to Tubac
along a good trail with no elevation.
February 27th --
Hope Camp Trail. A moderate 5.8 mile hike in the Rincon
Mtns with a 600 ft elevation. Beautiful views of the
Rincons, two windmills, and a water tower.
Kudos to Kathy
completing 10 hikes with the group.
Neighborhood Watch Block Captain Meeting
Mary Beth encourages Block Captains to attend the
February 20 Board meeting at which items of interest to
Neighborhood Watch will be discussed. After the Board
meeting, there will be a brief NW meeting to discuss
some items on the Zone sheets.
Common Areas Report
Dean Hess reports that Hot Desert will be cutting back
the Mexican Bird of Paradise on Monday and Thursday of
this week in the areas west of Holgado, west of Portillo
and east of Portillo.