EE HOA, Green Valley, AZ
Monday Morning Memo

February 24, 2020                Esperanza Estates                    Green Valley, AZ
Message From the EEHOA Board...Parking Regulations
As a reminder about parking regulations, under our CCR's residents and guests are not allowed to park any vehicle on Common Areas, that is any non-paved surface or walkway.  Similarly, vehicles may not be parked on the street overnight but must be kept in your garage or driveway. The only exceptions for street parking are guest vehicles and vehicles that are in use for delivery, i.e. moving in or out, or those involved in construction/remodleing. Those stays must be kept to as short an amount of time as possible. Our neighbors will appreciate if vehicles parked in violation of these guidelines are moved as soon as possible.
"Wingardium Leviousa" Bewitches Ramada
"Gulping Gargoyles!!"  Our Ramada furniture is bewitched with "Wingardium Leviosa," that's Harry Potter's spell that causes objects to levitate.  But, t his is a 55+ neighborhood, you might say. "Merlin's Beard!" Harry Potter wouldn't be HERE!  
It has to be true, because we get all the tables and chairs neatly organized in the Ramada and then "Alacazam!"....t hey all get moved around and messed up again!   The only antidote known to remove this spell is for those of us who are using the Ramada to physically move the tables and chairs back into their proper places after each use.  And, if the counter area was used, you should give it a good wipe down too.  If that doesn't work, we'll send an "Owl" to Professor Dumbledore at Hogwarts..." Mischief Managed!"  (If this makes no sense at all to you, ask a kid.)
EE Raises $1000 for Optimist Scholarships
The Hospitality Committee would like to thank the EE community for coming out in record numbers to support the Optimist Club of Green Valley at our Tropical Optimist Sausage event on Thursday.  It was hard to get exact numbers, but we had an over-flow crowd of between 140-150 people attending. With your support, we were able to raise $1000 for the Optimist Club to use towards their scholarships!  That is AMAZING!  We are grateful for your attendance and enthusiasm for this event.  Also, we want to send our gratitude to the "Hot Ukes" ukulele group for donating their time to play for us at this event. It really added to the fun of the evening.  And, we EE residents thank our fabulous Hospitality Committee for hosting!  
Gardeners Work Party
The Gardeners will meet on Tuesday, February 25, at 9:00 am at Shade Tree Park (Next to the Pickleball Courts) to do some clean up at the park. Mornings are getting warmer now, so the start time has been moved earlier. Please bring a rake, shovel, clippers, gloves and a bucket, if you have them.  Any ideas for future projects, share them with Rod Harp at or text him at 520.329.9103.  New members are always welcome.
Countdown...Two Weeks Before the EE Ramada/Bake Sale 
The annual Ramada Sale is only two weeks away, Saturday, March 7th.  EE residents will get a first look at the Early Bird sale on Friday, March 6th from 4:00-5:00.  All of the proceeds from the Ramada/Bake Sale go back into enhancing and beautifying our neighborhood.  Please bring your d onated items to the shed next to the Pickleball Courts any Wednesday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 am.  For baked goods donations, call Jane Ellingson at 625-7782, Barb McCalpin at 867-8067 or Sandi Oster at 625-0039.    If you are  unable to donate  on a W ednesday please call Marian Mundale at 520-625-2238 or Deborah Wright at 425-870-0247 for pick-up.   For jewelry donations , call Robin Lockwood at 612-618-5582 or Vera Gates at 415-235-8685.   Please note we are not able to take laptop computers and printers, TVs, cables, mattresses, hide-a-beds, clothing, paints or chemicals
Fiber Arts 
This is "Go Out For Lunch and Wear Your Fiber Arts Scarf" week. The group will be gathering for lunch at 11:30 am at the 19th Hole Grille, 111 South La Canada Dr, Green Valley.  Note since it's lunch this week, the start time has been moved to 11:30. Everyone is welcome, even if you didn't make a scarf!
No-Host Happy Hour
It's No-Host Happy Hour week! Come on over to the Ramada this Friday at 4 pm and enjoy Happy Hour with your friends and neighbors.  "No-Host" means it's BYO (Bring Your Own) drinks, utensils, and an appetizer to share.  We visit, eat munchies, have some laughs, and then everyone helps with the cleanup.  What could be better!
Book Club
The book selection for the March meeting is Educated by Tara Westover.  The Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Ramada, 1 pm; the next meeting will be March 10.  New members are always welcome to join in the discussion.
Leftover Donuts
Donuts that we didn't eat from last week's EE Coffee and Donuts were delivered to Fire Station 151 in Green Valley.  Many thanks to the Cookes and the Copelands for the donuts (which we appreciate and enjoyed) and to Donna Shay for delivering the leftovers.  The Department was very grateful!
Caring Connections is a new section of our MMM that provides an opportunity to share news about an EE neighbor who may be experiencing a serious health issue so neighbors can connect with that person and offer a hand or send a message of cheer.  I f   you know of a situation, please email or text Judy Hayes at 720-201-9260,, with the information and any special requests or needs.  We just need to be sure the person agrees to be mentioned in the MMM.

This week's Caring Connection....
    • Lois Blacker, 1148 Calle Excelso, was hospitalized recently with a problem related to an old hip replacement.  She is currently in the Santa Cruz Hospital Rehab in Green Valley, room 238.  Her daughter reports that she expects to be there another week. Calls and visits are welcome. For cards, it's best to send them to Lois' home, as her family is delivering mail to her daily.
    • Update on Doris Hayes...Doris' broken shoulder has been wrapped to heal without surgery. Doris says she is thankful for the food and company.
Deb's Lettuce Wraps
Everyone raved about Deb Ries' Lettuce Wraps at the last No Host Happy Hour and asked for the recipe.  Deb thinks it's "embarrassingly easy" since you just have to buy the bag of sauce at Sprouts, or store of your choice, add some ingredients, and mix it up. Truthfully, it helps if you are a fabulous cook like Deb.  Click here for the details. 
P.S. We have a new section on our EE Website for Favorite Recipes.  Send them on over to the MMM team. We'll pass them on to our webmaster and highlight them in the MMM.
GVR Board Election
GVR is encouraging Members to get out and vote in the upcoming March election.  Voting will be open February 17 through March 19, 2020.  E lection and candidate information is available on the GVR website at  Here's the most current election schedule:
  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020: Candidates will be available to speak with members at 1:30 pm and again after the adjournment of the Board of Directors meeting! Please plan to attend and meet this year's candidates.
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 4pm (MST): EXTENDED deadline to request paper ballots
  • Thursday, March 5, 2020 2pm Candidate Forum - Desert Hills Auditorium
  • Friday, March 6, 2020 Voter Assistance Day - Las Campanas
  • Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:30 am Candidate Forum - Santa Rita Springs Anza Room
  • Monday, March 16, 2020 Voter Assistance Day - East Center
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020 Voting deadline paper and electronic ballots
  • March 25, 2020 Annual Meeting of the Corporation, election results announced
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Monday Morning Memo Submission Deadline
Have an EE organization item that needs to appear in the next MMM? Please submit your information by Friday evening to Judy Hayes, 720-201-9260, You don't need to write the article, just give us the facts. If an urgent, last-minute situation arises after the deadline, please call to let us know you're sending information.
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