Monday Morning Memos
Green Valley, AZ
Monday Morning Memo-----------February 18
About 100 people enjoyed a very special dinner and cocktails at Sunset Ramada, on February 12th, courtesy of our outstanding Hospitality Committee, and it was all free. When we support the Committee’s normal Hamburger Nights and other dinners and activities, we find that we are the recipients of their regular freebees. They spend all of their excess funds on giving back to our subdivision in the form of dinners and parties such as this one. It was a beautiful late afternoon and a warm and pleasant time, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. In addition to the dinner, the Committee served two beautiful Valentine cakes, and had previously decorated the tables with Valentine fare. It was just super. We want to thank our Committee very much for planning and putting on this dinner for us.
Be sure to plan on attending the 9th Annual Lunar Party at EE (flag) Park on this coming Wednesday, February 20th. The event begins at 5:00 pm. Bring a chair and enjoy this freebee. We will have a bonfire, eats, drinks of most types, and some deserts. We’ll see you there.
Our resident golf pro Marvol Barnard is putting together a Ladies Day of golf, at Kino Springs course, sometime in latter March, and she needs to know how many EE ladies would be interested in going. All she needs for now is to know how many EE women who golf would be interested in participating. All skill levels are welcome--it will be NO STRESS golfing and just a fun outing, and she is thinking of a golf outing a lunch, something along those lines. Please let her know by dropping her an email atSamarvol@juno.com or by phone if you don’t have a computer 648-5925. This will be a good time for all participants, so plan on it if you are a lady golfer.
The four Esperanza Estates house colors, (Travertine, Baja White, Weathered Coral, and Navajo White) along with Norfolk Brown, have been registered on the paint computer at Ace Hardware in Green Valley, and can be duplicated with precision there. Ask for the Esperanza Estates file and then the color you need. Our resident Lynn Rabe took care of registering these colors for us.
Wheels have been installed on the heaters at Sunset Ramada, which will make their movement quick and simple.
Preliminary bids are being received for the new electric pool cover, and a decision is expected shortly on its replacement. Once installed the new cover will be key operated, and its operation will be limited to trained people, in order to avoid the difficulties experienced with the last electric cover which resulted in its destruction. Replacement of this cover is important, as our natural gas bill set a record in January, and lack of a more efficient cover was among the factors that led to this. We are, however, happy to report the solar heater has been turned back on and is now operating again and contributing to heating the pool--now that we believe the worst of the colder weather is behind us.
A problem at the pool has been the continuous violation by one or more persons of the 9: 00 opening time, which is clearly posted. Should this continue, some additional measures might be undertaken--such as locking the gate until 9. We don’t want to do this, and once again, cooperation is requested in observing the posted hours at the pool. If you might be one of the violators, please help out the HOA by observing the rules. If you see others in violation, please remind them. Once the new pool cover is installed, it will be easier to enforce this rule as their will be no power to the cover open switch until the posted hour, thereby insuring that it will remain closed.
Two volunteers have stepped up to the plate to assist in testing the pool chemistry. The HOA can use more such volunteers, and for other needed tasks at the pool area as well, so if you can help, please call 399-0455 for details. They are basically simple tasks, which take only a few minutes to complete. The use of volunteers is an important cost-saving measure for the HOA, and we are appreciative for the two offers of help we have received, but need more. The alternative is to hire this done at an expense to our Association. We have budgeted for some help at the pool, but are hoping that with enough volunteers we can avoid this expense. However, this may not be possible.
The regular February Board meeting will take place today at the Sunset Ramada, beginning at 1:00 pm. Meetings are opened to all residents. An agenda appears below.
Work on the Sunset Ramada sun/wind shades is expected to begin today, and should be completed by mid-week. The Enhancement Team also reports work on the Portillo EE sign should begin this week.
As a part of the giant garage sale sponsored by our Enhancement Team, there will be a bake sale, and muffins and coffee will be available at the sale for a nominal fee.
Donations of baked goods for the sale would be appreciated, and if you can bake something or otherwise help, please call Mona at 625-3797 or Sandi at 625-0039.
If you have items to donate, call Bev at 625-7741, Jane at 625-7782, or Sandy at 625-0039. Pick up is available until March 1st. Mark the sale date on your calendar as it promises to be a dandy. The sale will be held at Sunset Ramada.
A special heart seminar will be held "for women and those they love" on Saturday, March 15th, between 9 and 1 at the Quail Creek Clubhouse, at Quail Creek on Eagle Hollow Road. Admission is free, but an RSVP is necessary. Call 800-278-3245. The sponsor is Carondelet Health Network.
For future planning, the next Hospitality Hamburger Night is set for February 26th, 4:30 cocktails and hamburger service 5 to 6:30.
Melodye and Sheila will be checking light posts next week for bulbs that may be burned out. Please check yours. If out, please replace. If a bigger problem , call Emil Ziemer, 625-9469, or Paul Rowland, 625-2657, for a repair estimate.
Wanted: A garage for rent during the month of March. $10.00 weekly. If you have an extra stall in your garage you are not using, please call Carolyn, 625-4326, and turn it into some cash.
Needed: A baby stroller, from February 22nd to February 29th. If you have one you would be willing to loan, please call KC Thompson, 625-2646.
The 50th memorial brick for Sunset Ramada was purchased in honor and memory of Walter Stremme, by Charles and Mary Townsend.
Have a good week and enjoy Presidents’ Day. How about that half-inch plus of rain last Friday!
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Esperanza Estates Homeowners Association, Inc.
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ESPERANZA ESTATES HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION
Esperanza Estates Ramada
AGENDA for February 18, 2008
I. 1:00 – CALL TO ORDER/ RECOGNITION OF NEW MEMBERS
II ANNOUNCEMENTS---Lunar Party
III. No meeting minutes to accept because of annual meeting in January
IV. TREASURER’S REPORT – Joan Moreaux
Approval of motion for use of brick sale funds for ramada shades
Report on special assessment collections
V. COMMITTEE REPORTS
A. ARCHITECTURAL COMMITTEE –Ken Miller
B. CAPITAL PROJECTS – Robert Frost, with input from Joe McMahon
C. COMMON AREA MAINTENANCE – Steve Brown
D. GVCCC – uncertain
E. NEIGHBORHOOD RELATIONS – Bruce Lilgegren
F. RECREATIONAL FACILITIES – Robert Hunton
G. HOSPITALITY – Scottie Blum, or Committee Member
H. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH – Mary Beth Wallace
I. ESPERANZA ENHANCEMENT – Committee Member
VI. OLD BUSINESS
VII. NEW BUSINESS
Recommendation of ad hoc ramada committee--Joe McMahon; report of
slippery floors in pool baths; status of pool volunteers