EE HOA, Green Valley, AZ
Monday Morning Memo

Feb. 6, 2012        Esperanza Estates        Green Valley, AZ

From the New Editors
This is the first issue of the MMM by new editors Cynthia Surprise and Kris Bean. We are excited to continue this important and popular communication tool to keep EE residents informed about news and events around EE. In the immortal words of Bert Lance, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Tom Cooke did a superb job during his long tenure as editor, and we don't currently intend to make changes to his format.  If you have any comments about or announcements for the MMM, contact Cynthia at 205-2742 or, or Kris at 288-0173 or Direct any technical questions to:

New Features Around EE
There are some new items to notice when you are out and about in EE. Check out the new planter at the EE entrance monument on Esperanza Boulevard. This is one more example of the wonderful improvements our Enhancement Team makes to our subdivision. Thanks to Jane and Eric Ellingson for painting the planter. Thanks also to John Meek for donating a chimenea to the Esperanza Estates Park. Steve "Stoney" Brown no longer resides in EE, but the new blue "Rock-Art Walkway Thanks to Steve Brown" marker recently placed along the trail is a fitting tribute to his contribution to our community.  

Centennial Celebration
EE's celebration of the Arizona centennial on February 14  starts at 3:30 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Esperanza Estates Park, followed by a parade of golf carts and pedestrians. The potluck dinner at the Ramada starts at 4:30, and we'll be treated to some delightful after-dinner entertainment.

You may drop off your potluck dish at the Ramada starting at 3:00.  There will be cake for dessert, so please don't bring dessert as your dish.  Soda, mixers, coffee, bottled water and wine will be provided, but you should bring any other beverages you would like. There won't be any car parking spaces near EE Park, so please plan to walk or use your golf cart.


A few extra folding tables and chairs are needed at the potluck.  If you can loan any, please call Barb McCalpin at 867-8067.

Good News about Neighbors
We've received the good news that Nancy Brown is well on the road to complete recovery. If you would like to contact Steve and Nancy, their phone number is 720-413-4535 and email is  

New Appointment for GVC Representative
As reported in the Green Valley News, GVC plans to ask state and county representatives for some of Arizona's projected budget surplus for critical road repairs, and GVC's Traffic and Arroyos Committee is making a priority list of the most urgently needed repairs. With the encouragement of Eric Ellingson, Joe McCalpin, our GVC representative, accepted an appointed to this Committee.  This will give us a representative on the front lines of this important issue.

EE Hikers Schedule
Starting today, hikers will meet at the Ramada at 8:00 a.m. Here is a description of the next two hikes from Hikemaster Marian Mundale February 6th -- Madera Canyon Nature Trail. A two mile hike with a 400 foot elevation. February 13th -- Starr Pass Hike. Three mile hike in the Tucson Mts. The Hikers recently recognized Janet Kawalski and Antje Lear for completing 10 hikes with the group.

SAV News
To help prevent auto theft, have your VIN (Vehicle Indentification Number) etched on your auto glass. This service will be provided for free on February 11 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Green Valley Sheriff's Auxiliary Garage, located behind the Green Valley Library.

Name Tags
An order for Esperanza Estates name tags is going in Tuesday, Feb. 7. If you need a tag, please contact Melodye at 399-0455, or  If you ordered a tag and have not received it, Melodye will be distributing them at the Centennial potluck on February 14th at the Ramada. All name tags will be available at the event, in alphabetical order in the tag box at the Ramada entrance.

Pickleball Record Turnout
On Sunday, 24 people turned out at the tennis/pickleball court to play pickleball--a record number for the 4 years the program has been ongoing, and illustrative of the popularity of the game.


Memorial Service for Mavis Ulery  A memorial service for Mavis Ulery, who passed away on January 22, will be held at the Ramada on Saturday, February 18 at 3:00 p.m.  Friends and neighbors are invited to attend.   

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