EE HOA, Green Valley, AZ
Monday Morning Memo

April 2, 2018        Esperanza Estates        Green Valley, AZ

Movie Night
The Wednesday movie (7:00 PM at the Ramada) is The Grand Budapest Hotel. The film recounts the adventures of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Europe.  Thanks to Jane & Eric Ellingson for sponsoring this event.

Spring Fling
The next Hospitality Event will be the Spring Fling at the Ramada on Saturday, April 14. Our creative and hard working Hospitality Committee will take you back to the 50's. You can look forward to burgers, hot dogs, beans, coleslaw, cookies, beer, wine, and soft drinks! Music will be presented by Country Comfort featuring country rock and oldies.  There will also be a raffle to help raise money for a few kitchen cupboard improvements. Social hour starts at 4:30 and dinner at 5:00. Cost is $8.00. Please remember the Green Valley Food Bank bin at the Ramada and bring a donation if you can.

Morning Water Aerobics
You know it's spring when morning water aerobics resumes its workouts. Join the group for the start of the season on Wednesday, April 4, at 8:30 AM in the pool. Sessions will continue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Book Discussion Group
The group will meet on Tuesday, April 3, at the Ramada at 11:00 AM to discuss The Long Haul by Finn Murphy. Cheri Day and Kathy LaVanway will lead the discussion. New members are always welcome.

Take the Class--Save a Life
Curious about how to use the AEDs--Automated External Defibrilators--at the Ramada and the Pickleball Courts? Took the class, but need a refresher? Green Valley Recreation (GVR) offers free AED classes to its members. Upcoming classes are scheduled for April 11 at 6 pm, April 17 at 2 pm, May 8 at 2 pm, and May 12 at 10 am. All classes are 2 hours long and take place at the Desert Hills Center. Register at a GVR center or e-mail volunteer coordinator Maureen McCarthy at to sign up.

Pledge to Purchase Land on Esperanza Boulevard
From the Committee: "Thanks to all of you who have contributed to our pledge drive to secure funds for the ultimate acquisition of the property at 670 Esperanza Blvd. Progress is being made both with the raising of funds to finance the purchase of the property to guarantee its natural state and also with the planning for an ultimate owner. We will issue an update in next week's Monday Morning Memo.
For those who are still considering making a pledge, please know that the drive is not closed, and that we will happily accept your pledge just as soon as you are ready.

To print a copy of the pledge letter, click here

Neighborhood Watch Needs You
Mary Beth Wallace
, head of EE's Neighborhood Watch, is looking for a few more volunteers to be block captains. Neighborhood Watch is a really valuable service, especially as we move into the months when many residents are away. It's also a great way to meet some of your neighbors. If you are interested in becoming a block captain, please contact Mary Beth at 520-399-0299.

Green Valley Food Bank
As you get ready to head back to your summer home, please consider giving your pantry items to the Food Bank.  There is always a bin on the back counter in the Ramada kitchen ready to accept donations.  Thanks to Jane and Eric Ellingson for transporting the bins to the Food Bank.

Support Our Vets and Families
Valle Verde Rotary Club supports Fisher House on the campus of the Veterans Hospital in Tucson. Fisher House, like the Ronald McDonald House, is for families of veterans who are being treated at the hospital. It provides free room and meals for immediate family members in a nice hotel-like setting.
As part of the club's support, donated supplies for the use and support of these families are collected. Donations of supplies will be accepted at the Hospitality Committee's Spring Fling on April 14 at the Ramada.
The most needed supplies are: slipper socks, travel size hair spray, coffee creamer, decaf K-pods, individual snacks, individual chip bags, Ziploc sandwich and storage bags, plastic forks, paper plates and bowls, paper towels, cleaning supplies (Formula 409, Lysol toilet bowl cleaner and bathroom cleaner with peroxide), disinfecting wipes, dish soap and dishwasher detergent.

Green Valley Gardeners Annual Garden Tour
The Green Valley Gardeners will hold their annual garden tour of 5 private gardens in the Green Valley area on Saturday, April 14 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. There's something for everyone in the varied gardens -- a formal garden, an Audubon Habitat Home, cacti and succulent gardens, and a garden featuring fruit and vegetables. Tickets are $12.  EE residents can purchase tickets from Cynthia Surprise ( until Friday, April 13.

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