Monday Morning Memo

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Esperanza Estates

Green Valley, AZ

May 30

Good Morning:

The Hospitality Committee's Memorial Day potluck is today starting at 4:30 at the Ramada. Please bring a dish to share, and if you enjoy a hard drink, bring what you like. All else will be provided by our Hospitality Committee, including table service, and other types of drinks. This will be the last Hospitality function until the 4th of July, so come on down and enjoy your neighbors, lots of good food, and a good time. We'll see you there!   




Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed on 30 May 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. The first state to officially recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890 it was recognized by all of the northern states. The South refused to acknowledge the day, honoring their dead on separate days until after World War I (when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died fighting in the Civil War to honoring Americans who died fighting in any war). It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May (passed by Congress with the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 - 363) to ensure a three day weekend for Federal holidays), though several southern states have an additional separate day for honoring the Confederate war dead: January 19 in Texas, April 26 in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi; May 10 in South Carolina; and June 3 (Jefferson Davis' birthday) in Louisiana and Tennessee.


Perhaps you noticed the new signs at the Sunset Ramada arch, and at the intersection of Holgado and Excelso, advertising the Memorial Day potluck. These are another effort to keep all of our residents advised of what is happening in EE, and will be seen at these locations from time to time before meetings and events as reminders. The signs will be stored away in interim times. 


The ice has not officially broken on the Santa Cruz, although spotty reports of 100 degrees and more have been received around EE. According to the most recent weather report, temperatures of 100 and more will officially begin this coming Wednesday, and will be pretty much continuous after that. 


Please keep an eye on your streetlight to make sure it is operational. If away from EE for the summer, please make arrangements to have a neighbor, or your house sitter watch your light periodically to assure it is operational. This is a requirement imposed by the CC&R's of our subdivision. If the light is out, call 399-0455 or any Board member to make arrangements to have it replaced. There is no charge for this service, or for the replacement light bulb.   


The common are palms have now been trimmed, as have many of the private trees. As a matter of interest, we have more than 100 palms in EE. If yours has not been trimmed, please make arrangements to have it done ASAP. This is required by Board resolution, before the monsoons begin. This means before the end of June. If you fail to have your tree trimmed, it will be done by the HOA at its cost plus a surcharge of up to 50% of the cost. The HOA does not wish to be involved in these actions, and requests that individual owners kindly assume responsibility  and have this work done in a timely fashion.  


Time Change for Water Aerobics:  Starting Wednesday, June 1, we will meet from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. each Mon., Wed., & Fri.,  until further notice.


Have a good week, and please respect Memorial Day. 

The Monday Morning Memo is not an official publication of the Esperanza Estates HOA
It is intended to be informational only, and is distributed as a courtesy to all recipients.
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