EE HOA, Green Valley, AZ
Monday Morning Memo

 June 23, 2014        Esperanza Estates        Green Valley, AZ

Hot Weather Helpers
Willing to lend a hand to set up/clean up for EE's Fourth of July Celebration Linda Sielken will be coordinating the party and is looking for a few good men and women to assist.  A short meeting of the minions will be held at the Ramada at 9 am on Wednesday, July 2. If you have red-white-and -blue decorations that could be used for the party, please bring them to the meeting.

Jaws in the Pool!
Kevin Welsh couldn't resist any longer. By popular demand Jaws will be shown this Wednesday in the pool area! Hot Dogs and chips will be served at 6:30. Movie will start at 7:30. Will you be brave enough to watch the movie while floating in the pool?

Help with Hot Work on Hot Water System 

The Ramada solar heated water system is operational again thanks to Ben Sheffield who instituted a re-design by Craig Surprise.  Even neighborhood masonry magician, Miguel Lopez and his helper got into the act, tossing components back up onto the newly coated roof.  Thanks to all those who've helped with these improvements.

Looking for a Lasting Legacy?
Imagine your children and grandchildren sitting beneath the shade of trees planted with your help. And, you don't have to lift a shovel. This summer, EE Gardeners are working up specifics for a low-water usage shade tree garden and small Ramada resting area next to the tennis/pickle ball courts. A monetary donation to the Gardeners project will help the project move along. Contact Bill Berdine at or 344-7301 if you'd like to be a part of it all. You can read the Gardeners' detail report in the June Periodico.

Neighbors Cool Down with Margaritas
Twenty-eight EE summer residents took advantage of the cool (95 degree), breezy afternoon last Wednesday afternoon and enjoyed margaritas, soft drinks and appetizers courtesy of Bruce and Carolyn Liljigren and Dave and Linda Sielken.  If you missed this one, don't worry. There'll be another one on July 16th. Tom and Melodye Cooke and Ken and Kay Miller will be hosting that one. Many thanks to these EE enthusiasts who keep the party going all summer long. Testing countless margarita recipes is a tough job, but somebody's got to do it. We're glad they did.

Tennis Anyone?
Tennis players are still gathering for Friday mornings at the EE courts, but the hot weather has encouraged them to move their starting time up to 7:30 am. Join the group for a relaxed game of tennis, perhaps a mimosa or two, and then brunch at a local bistro. Sounds like tennis the way it was meant to be played.

Calling All Nonagenarians
The Periodico is planning an article about EE residents who are between 90 and 99 years old. If you are, or know someone who is, contact Cynthia Surprise at

Monsoon Gardening
Congratulations to Bill Berdine who officially became an Arizona Master Gardener in May.  Bill will be giving us the benefit of his wisdom from time to time. Bill has a one page guide to monsoon gardening that you might find interesting and useful if you are thinking about gardening over the next few months. He'll be happy to email it to you if you contact him at

Magnifying Reader
A magnifying reader for use by the visually impaired was donated to the Green Valley Lions Club. These readers are especially useful for people with macular degeneration. The donated unit is a fairly new model and said to be in excellent condition. Anyone that could benefit from this reader can contact Mary Beth Wallace at 399-0299.

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