2012 Esperanza Estates Green Valley, AZ
EE HIKE TODAY
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
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
Complete minutes of the meeting are available under
the HOA Minutes heading (at the left.)
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
The latest issue of the Periodico will be available
this week. The Periodico Staff thanks
Karen Lepper, Kris Bean
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