Monday Morning Memo

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Esperanza Estates

Green Valley, Az.

June 22nd

Good Morning:

Many thanks to HOA Vice President Bruce Liljegren for publishing the Monday Morning Memo for the past couple of weeks, while the editor was traveling, as well as writing the President’s Message for the June Periodico and chairing the June Board meeting.

Bruce Liljegren has a special connection to the Monday Morning Memo--he originated it. The Memo is now 4 years old. The first issue was published on June 27, 2005, by Max Perry, then HOA president. In the interim time there has been approximately 200 editions. It has been a good communications tool for Esperanza Estates due to frequency of its weekly publication. The Memo reaches 248 current subscribers, more than 2/3 of the EE community--and we suspect, all of EE that has access to or uses a computer.

By way of a nostalgic moment, here is the first issue of the MMM:

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Esperanza Estates Monday Morning Memo.

Today's memo goes out to twenty-four subscribers

I can't always promise a great deal of news, but I think this could become a valuable communications tool for our Association. Thanks to Bruce Liljegren for the suggestion of this memo.

Your Board has notice that some of the in-ground trash cans and lids have seen better days. Gary Chelseth has researched this topic and discovered that, while replacement parts are not available, new units can be had here:

Tru-Value Hardware...$127.99. The can insert...$46.99.

Ace Hardware...$135.99.

So, if you're inclined to replace your trash can....there you go.

Bruce Liljegren continues to actively pursue a solution to the nonfunctioning jets in the spa. This is a high priority and we'll keep you posted on the progress.

A reminder that you need to look at your palm trees (if, of course, you have palm trees) and have them trimmed, if needed. Our palm and tall tree trimmer is back from vacation. (He'll be at my house today.) You can reach Rob McCord at 721-9472, cell 869-9472. Of course, you can use anyone else you want.


5:30 at the pool ramada and only $5.00 per person.

RSVP to Kay Miller 393-1914 or Scottie Blum 399-0955 or Nona Sykes 648-0290.

Well, that's it for this week.

Any suggestions for future issues will be gratefully accepted.

Have a good week.


IMPORTANT--PLEASE NOTE: Neighborhood Watch Block Captains/Assistants meeting Saturday June 27 , 9:30 AM at the Ramada. Our guest speaker will be Dick Phillips, the Director of the GV Chapter of Minutemen Civil Defense Corp. Mr. Phillips is a retired law enforcement officer. He will review their mission and how they support the Border Patrol and Pima County Sheriffs Dept. This should be informative and interesting. We will have a BRIEF meeting after his presentation. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. Thanks to Chuck Townsend for making the arrangements for our speaker. ALL residents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

A few weeks ago, following an injury, EE resident Stina Herrick posted a note in the Memo asking if anyone had a wheelchair she could borrow for the duration of her incapacity. She received four replies to this request and is very grateful for the generosity of our residents, their care and concern. One of the callers indicated that he had a lightweight, traveling wheelchair, and Stina is now at the point in her recuperation where that would be very helpful to her. She doesn’t know this gentlemen’s name, and is hopeful that he will read this and call her again to allow her use of this chair. Stina’s phone is 399-3401.

Our common area palms have been trimmed, and are looking good. Most of the privately owned palms have been trimmed as well, but a few remain. It is an HOA requirement that palms be trimmed at least once a year, because the tall palms are lightening magnets, and we have had trouble with lightening caused fires in untrimmed palms in the past. So if you have an untrimmed palm, please tend to it immediately. Private palms that remain untrimmed after July first will be subject to being trimmed by the HOA at the owners expense, plus a surcharge. It will be cheaper for you to handle it yourself, so let this be a word to the wise. Many thanks to Stoney Brown, who as common areas chair supervises the palm trimming . He did his usual excellent job.

The Roundabout at the intersection of Continental and Camino del Sol is almost ready to start. The Green Valley News will cover the following information per reporter Sandra Stone, but the GVCCC also wanted us to have it as early as possible. This construction project is very likely to cause considerable inconvenience to EE residents who travel south on Portillo to access Continental. July 1, there will be an Open House to discuss the roundabout from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the First American Title Building, here in the Green Valley Village (101 S La Canada Dr) in Suite 24. July 6th the Roundabout is scheduled to begin.

The GVCCC Environmental Committee’s Beautification subcommittee has also announced its first meeting, which will largely deal with the subject of Bufflegrass, an environmental threat of significant proportion in this area.

Why: Learn about the Buffelgrass threat and what we can do to defeat it.

When: Monday, June 29th from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Where: Green Valley Village, Suite #13, next door to the GVCCC office.

Speaker: Marilyn Hanson from the Weedwackers organization, dedicated to the eradication to Buffelgrass in the Tucson area will speak at 10:00 a.m.

They ask if you wish to attend the meeting, please RSVP to 625-1936.


The Pima County Sheriff’s Department will be hosting three Identity Theft Seminars this month. The events are free and open to the public and will be held at the Pima County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Volunteers office located in Green Valley, at 601 N. La Canada Drive.

The dates and times are as follows:

June 24, 2009, Wednesday, 9:00am – 11:00am

June 27, 2009, Saturday, 9:00am – 11:00am

June 29, 2009, Monday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Some of the topics discussed will be:

· Current I.D. theft trends to watch out for

· How to prevent becoming a victim of I.D. theft and what steps to take if you are a victim

· Precautions when using a computer

· How to obtain a free annual credit report

For further information, please contact the Community Resources Unit at (520)351-4615.

We have much enjoyed having Craig Surprise, our webmaster, in residence this past month, along with his wife Cynthia. Craig has helped us on many, many matters.

Have a good week. Remember the Fourth of July festivities for Sunset Ramada, and to RSVP to Scottie at 399-0955. Remember too, if you have an untrimmed palm in your yard--please have it trimmed. The monsoon and lightening storms are just around the corner. Hope you had a good Father’s Day, and Summer Solstice yesterday.


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