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
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
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
email@example.com 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.
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
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).
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.
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
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Meeting Agenda-EEHOA, Inc.
February 18, 2013 Regular Board Meeting
Sunset Ramada, 1:00 p.m.
Announcements and Recognition of New Members
Approval of minutes of last meeting
Treasurer's Report: Joan Moreaux
Architectural Control: Jim Lindberg
Capital Projects: Boyd Morse
Common Area Maint.: Dean Hess
GVC: Joe McCalpin
Neighborhood Relations: Stacie Meyer
Recreational Facilities: Tom Cooke
Neighborhood Watch: Mary Beth Wallace
Enhancement Team: Barb McCalpin
Gardeners: Bill Berdine
Location of ceramic tortoise
Arts Club: Kevin Welsh
New parking regulations