EE HOA, Green Valley, AZ
Monday Morning Memo

February 18, 2013        Esperanza Estates        Green Valley, AZ

Hikers Veer Off Course--Intentionally
Last Monday six hearty EE hikers hiked the Proctor Road toward Elephant Head. From that vantage point it really doesn't look much like an elephant's head...more like... well, never mind that. All six will swear that this was a planned change due to the likelihood of snow on the Nature Trail.
Today the EE Hikers will drive to the Santa Rita Experimental Range headquarters and explore the first few miles of the Florida Saddle Trail. The first mile will be a rocky creek bed, so don your boots, fill your water bottles, grab your poles, and head for the Ramada at 8:30 am. $2 will take care of carfare. Plan to return to EE in time for the board meeting.

Snow Shots?
People from back East may scoff at our piddling amount, but the rare snow in Green Valley last Monday was definitely picture worthy. If you stood out there snapping away, send those photos in to the Periodico photo of the month contest. The deadline for the February contest is today. Email them to or save them to a CD or provide actual prints and deliver them to 801 Napa.

Board Meets Today
The regularly scheduled EE HOA Board meeting starts at 1 pm today in the Ramada. Action to allow painting of patio walls and ceilings to match house colors is on the agenda. The enforcement of the new parking regulations will also be under discussion. The full agenda is at the bottom of this memo.

Do Not Miss DoNuts
Coffee and donuts are waiting for you at 8:30 am this Wednesday in the Ramada. Join you neighbors for a steaming cup of coffee or tea and a chance to discuss the latest happenings in "the hood." Thanks to the Millers and the Cookes for providing the goodies for what's become another EE tradition.

EE Fiber Arts Group
It's never too late to join these talented fiber artists at their weekly show-and-tell sessions on Wednesdays at 1:00 at the Ramada. New members of all skill levels are always welcome. Contact Donna Shay at 815-243-3402 for more information.

Attention Lads and Lassies
The Hospitality Committee's annual St. Patrick's Day Party will be on Sunday, March 17 at the Ramada. Our leprechauns will be serving corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and dessert. Beer, wine and entertainment will be provided, but you'll need to bring your own Blarney Stone. So dig down into your pot of gold and pull out $15.00 for a ticket. Tickets will only be on sale March 1 through March 12, and the dinner will not be held unless at least 70 tickets are sold. Call Scottie Blum (399-0955, between 6:00-9:00 p.m. please) to purchase tickets to this green event. The March Hamburger Night has been cancelled in favor of the St. Patrick's Day party.

Wednesday Movie
This week at 6:00 at the Ramada: Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked). In 1966, hard-partying British DJs have the time of their lives running a radio station on a ship in the North Sea, broadcasting generation-defining (but banned) music to millions. But they face getting shut down by a government minister.

Book Club to Meet Thursday
Defending Jacob is the book under discussion this week. Not quite finished reading it? You've got a few more days. Meet the group at the Ramada at 3 pm this Thursday, February 21.

The Green Valley Community Directory Is Coming Soon
Judy and Al Prato know how Santa feels on Christmas Eve. Next week they'll be loading up their truck with copies of the GV Community Directory and personally delivering them to each door, whether the residents have been good or bad. You don't have to leave out milk and cookies, but you do need to be sure to unlock your gate. Look for further details in next week's memo.

The Clock Is Ticking
The annual Ramada Sale is Saturday, March 2. So, please pick up the phone today and call to donate items. Turn your unwanted items into cash for our Enhancement Team to spend on projects around EE. Call Bev Brow (625-7741), Jackie Rautio (269-7864), Lorna Kitchak (838-0653), or Jane Ellingson (625-7782) to donate items to the sale. If you are interested in donating baked goods, call Marian Mundale (625-2238).

Grandkids Coming?
The Enhancement Team has collected car booster seats, a table top feeding seat, and a few toys for short-term loan to residents of EE. If you'd like to borrow any of these items, call Lorna Kitchak (838-0653) to reserve them. The Team is still looking for some items in very good condition to complete the collection--a folding high chair, a folding crib or a crib/playpen similar to a Pack and Play.

Gardeners' Updates
The warmer weather makes it an ideal time to take a walk through the neighborhood and check out all the changes the Gardeners have made to our parks. These improvements are happening almost daily and are too numerous to list, but you'll be impressed by the new Palo Verde del Norte Park and the work in progress in Mesquite Park. Special thanks to Dick Carver whose specialty is improving the paths in the parks. Thanks also to Jim and Barbara Sage for their donation of a red barrel cactus as part of the Gardeners' No Plant Left Behind program. Call Bill Berdine (344-7301) if you have a plant you'd like to donate.

Berdine and Pratt Weld
Yes, that's "weld", not "wed". Thanks to this fine team of two Bills, we can safely sit on 3 more of the Ramada's chairs. Not only did they repair them, they also cleaned and painted them. What a team! Wish they could be rented by the hour.

Home & Garden Tour
Mark your calendars now so you don't miss the EE Home & Garden Tour on Sunday, March 24. Tickets are $15 and will be sold at the Ramada Sale on March 2. This popular event is limited to 100 EE residents and their guests.

Special Treat Dresses Up Hamburger Night
Sixty-some EEers, gathered under the propane heaters last Tuesday to enjoy the usual Hospitality Hamburger Night fare, were delighted with the appearance of individual gourmet bread pudding treats. Chef Lorraine credited the rave reviews to soaking the dried cranberries in rum before baking. Warm thanks to Lorraine and the Hospitality crew for another delicious evening away from the kitchen.

Attention Hazmat Volunteers
Joe McCalpin has rounded up a willing group of EE volunteers to work at Hazmat Collection Day on March 23. If you are one of these green-minded volunteers, be sure to sign up for the required training session at the Green Valley Joyner Library. You can choose the session on either March 7 from 9:00 to 12:00 or March 8 from 10:00 to 1:00. To register, call organizers Bill and Constance O'Brien at 625-1353.

Food Bank Current Needs List
The Green Valley-Sahuarita Community Food bank is in need of the following items: canned meat-chicken/tuna, peanut butter, canned fruit, juice, macaroni & cheese, small bags of rice/dry beans, condiments - mustard/ketchup/sauces, frozen fruit/vegetables,refrigerated packaged meat, dairy products, sliced bread, crackers, snacks.
Donations are accepted Mondays through Fridays, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Food Bank 250 E. Continental Rd. You can also leave non-perishable items at the food bank donation box at the EE Ramada.

What's Up in EE


Meeting Agenda-EEHOA, Inc.
February 18, 2013 Regular Board Meeting
Sunset Ramada, 1:00 p.m.

Announcements and Recognition of New Members

Quorum Determination

Approval of minutes of last meeting

Treasurer's Report: Joan Moreaux

Committee Reports:

Architectural Control: Jim Lindberg

Capital Projects: Boyd Morse

Common Area Maint.: Dean Hess

GVC: Joe McCalpin

Neighborhood Relations: Stacie Meyer

Recreational Facilities: Tom Cooke

Hospitality: Representative

Neighborhood Watch: Mary Beth Wallace

Enhancement Team: Barb McCalpin

Gardeners: Bill Berdine

Location of ceramic tortoise

Arts Club: Kevin Welsh

Old Business

New Business

Exterior paint

New parking regulations

Miscellaneous Items


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