EE HOA, Green Valley, AZ
Monday Morning Memo

Mar. 26, 2012        Esperanza Estates        Green Valley, AZ

The Brown Mountain hike in the Tucson Mountains will be approximately 5 miles.  It's a rocky climb with 400-800 feet of elevation.  Bring your National Park Pass if you would like to visit the West Saguaro Park Visitor Center.  Car fare-$5.  Meet at the EE Ramada at 8 a.m. (Note that the starting time has been moved up.)  Bring plenty of water.
The April 2 hike is planned for the East Saguaro Park Cactus Forest Trail to Lime Falls, a 2.8 to 6.4 mile hike with 200 feet of elevation. 8 a.m. starting time. $5 car fare.

Calle Del Ensalmo Pizza Party
Residents with addresses on Calle Del Ensalmo will meet at the Ramada at 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 27 for the First Ever Ensalmo Pizza Party.
Please remember to 'Go Green' and bring your own place setting.

Public Art Committee
The new Public Art Committee will hold an organizational meeting on Wednesday, March 28, at 1:00 at the Ramada.  All interested residents are invited to attend.  For further information, contact Kathy Sawin at 399-3891.

Volunteers Appreciation Dinner
A reminder that the annual party to honor EE volunteers will take place on Sunday, April 1, at the Ramada, starting at 4:00 p.m.  Attendance is by invitation only.

Bienvenidos Committee to Welcome Newcomers
The Bienvenidos Committee has invited all new EE homeowners to a wine and cheese party on April 4 to welcome them to our community.  Invitees who have not yet done so are asked to RSVP by tomorrow.

Board News
At the March 19 meeting the EE HOA Board unanimously approved the construction of restroom facilities for the tennis/pickle ball courts. Cost of the two rooms is estimated to be $21,274.  An anonymous donor has agreed to contribute $5,000 of the cost.  EE thanks Ken and Patty Adler for offering to pay the cost of fixtures for one of the restrooms.  The Adlers encourage other EE residents to contribute the cost of "a door or a window."  (Perhaps the EE Board could contact William A. Falik. The Harvard graduate and Berkeley faculty member's generosity and sense of humor have resulted in the Falik Men's Room in Harvard Law School's Wasserstein Hall, The Falik Gentlemen's Lounge in Berkeley's Roda Theatre, and sponsorship of a restroom in University of California Berkeley's Boalt Hall.)
Complete minutes of the meeting are available under the HOA Minutes heading (at the left.)

Snake Complete
A number of EE residents eagerly watched as Kathy Sawin unveiled the head and tail of EE's wonderful ceramic snake at Esperanza Estates Park last week.  After the unveiling, attendees enjoyed hors d'oeuvres at the park, which was recently redone to accommodate this type of gathering. We look forward to many more parties in the park.

Name the Snake Contest
Now that the snake is finished, Kathy Sawin is holding a contest to find a name for her (it's a female snake).  To enter, please submit in writing the suggested name, along with your name and telephone number, to Kathy at 1143 Calle Excelso, by April 10. 

Donation to Esperanza Estates Park
Thanks to Terry and Donna Shay for donating a wooden chest to EE Park.  Several containers of water will be placed in the chest to be available to douse fires in the fire pit.

Green Valley - Sahaurita Community Food Bank
The Feinstein Foundation will partially match all contributions to the Food Bank during March and April.  Please remember the Food Bank bin when you attend any Ramada function, especially during these two months when your contribution will be worth more.

Last Coffee & Donuts
The final Coffee & Donuts of the season was held at the Ramada last Wednesday.  These casual, early morning gatherings have proven to be extremely popular, and we look forward to their resumption next fall.  Bruce Liljegren won the door prize -- lunch at La Placita.

Long Range Planning Committee
The new Long Range Planning Committee held a very productive meeting last Wednesday. The 20 attendees developed a mission statement and discussed a number of ways to ensure that EE continues to be an outstanding community in the years to come.  Stacie Meyer, Chair, will discuss the committee's recommendations in the April issue of the Periodico.

Wanted:  Neighborhood Watch Block Captains
One new Block Captain is needed for Zone 6 from 101 - 179 Circulo Napa (12 homes), and a new Block Captain and an Assistant Block Captain are needed for Zone 21 from 1100 - 1190 Circulo del Sur (11 homes).  If you are interested in volunteering for one of these important positions, please contact Mary Beth at 399-0299 or by email to

Aquasize Buoys
If you're into water exercise, and would like to purchase your own jumbo Hydro-fit buoys contact Kris Bean at 777-8658.   Hydro-fit currently has a reduced price advertised for quantities of 6 at a time.

Photo of the Month Contest
A reminder to all EE photographers that the deadline for entering the Periodico's next photo contest is April 16.  For further information, see the March issue of the Periodico. 

Bee Careful
EE residents are reminded that our beautiful flowers and trees attract bees in spring and summer. These bees are likely to be Africanized in Arizona and could respond aggressively to disturbances.
Remember:  Don't swat at bees. Don't use noisy power tools if bees are in the area.
If a swarm attacks: Cover your face and run into a building. Don't jump into a pool. They'll wait for you to surface.
Don't use tweezers to remove stingers; brush them out with a credit card or the dull side of a knife. If you are allergic to stings, receive more than 12 stings, or experience anything other than localized pain, swelling, or redness, seek medical attention.

EE Trail Maps at the Ramada
New maps of the EE trail are available at the Ramada.  Thanks to Jane and Eric Ellingson and Kathy Sawin for the new map.  Look for the maps in a leaflet holder just below the Periodico.  The holder was donated by Lonnie Borgmann and painted a lovely Norfolk Brown by Barb McCalpin.

March Periodico
The latest issue of the Periodico will be available this week.  The Periodico Staff thanks
Karen Lepper, Kris Bean and Lorna Kitchak for contributing articles to this issue.

Equine Voices Event
Equine Voices will hold it's 8th Annual "A Very Special Horse Event" on March 31, 2012, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm, at Brandi Fenton Memorial Park, 3482 E River Rd. Tucson, AZ.  The event celebrates the rescue, rehabilitation and recovery of Equine Voices' horses.  Further information is available at

Quick Links... 

The MMM is published weekly and sent to Esperanza Estates residents & others upon request.

The MMM is not an official publication of the EE HOA; content is determined by the editors:
     Cynthia Surprise ( or call: 205-2742) & Kris Bean ( or call: 288-0173.)
A 'SafeUnsubscribe' link is provided at the bottom of each MMM email to remove your email address from our mailing list.

Top of page