EE HOA, Green Valley, AZ
Monday Morning Memo

June 15, 2020                Esperanza Estates                    Green Valley, AZ

Source:  Hugh Rhine (frog) and Travis Hayes (cholla)

  Hummingbird Nests in EE


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EEHOA Board Meeting This Monday, June 15
The EE Board of Directors will hold their monthly meeting this Monday, June 15, at  1 pm.  The meeting will be held online, using the Zoom meeting application.  

The Meeting is open to all homeowners.  You are welcome to join the Directors and attend the meeting online. The meeting room will open at 12:45 pm and initially you will be placed in a waiting room until the meeting starts.  While in the online waiting room, you can check your audio, video, and microphone.  All attendees (except Directors) will have their microphones muted to begin the meeting.  Prior to any voting on motions before the Board, the homeowners will have an opportunity to ask questions or speak. 

The meeting may be joined on any smartphone, tablet, or computer by clicking on the link below.  No password is required, and no software or app has to be installed. 

We hope to see you online. 

Topic: EE HOA Board Meeting
Time: June 15, 2020, 1:00 PM Arizona
Join Zoom Meeting Link:
Meeting ID: 821 5223 2440 
No meeting password is required.  
Meeting room available at 12:45 to test your connection.

Quorum Determination
Approval of Minutes
Treasurer's Report
Committee Reports: Architectural Control, Capital Projects, Common Area Maintenance, Green Valley Council, Recreational Facilities, Finance, Neighborhood Relations, Hospitality, Neighborhood Watch, Enhancement Team, Gardeners
New Business
Message From Neighborhood Watch
If you are new to Esperanza Estates and don't know who your Neighborhood Watch Block Captain is and/or didn't receive a 2020 EE Directory, please call Karen White, Neighborhood Watch Chairperson, 520-648-3993.  Block Captains maintain emergency information for residents and are a source of contact information in the event of an emergency.
Flag Etiquette
Most of us learned about Flag Etiquette when we were in grade school.  Were you ever the Flag Monitor and had to put up the Flag in the morning and take it down and fold it in a triangle when school was out?  That had to be at least 60 years ago, maybe a small refresher is timely.  With Memorial Day, we're noticing that some of us  have not been observing the proper etiquette for flying the flag.  Primarily, we should take the Flag down at night or light it if it is left up through the night.  Also, if it is not an "all weather" Flag, it should not be flown in the rain.  July 4th is coming in a few weeks....good time for a reminder.
Tall Palms...2 Weeks to Get Them Trimmed
Are you sick of hearing about needing to have those pesky tall palms trimmed?  Nag, nag, nag....right?  Well, the good news is that you only have to hear about this for two more weeks.  The bad news is that if they aren't trimmed by June 30, the EEHOA will do it for you for a higher price ($80 each), or you can have Monstrosity Tree Service, 520-230-7131, do it for $70/tree.  Thanks to everyone who has had it done...seeing more and more of those carrot top trees in the neighborhood.  Let Cyndie Alto know, 509-881-7569, if you have questions.
Canasta and/or Dominos Anyone?
Peggy Coleman is moving to EE from Quail Creek at the end of this month.  Peggy is already a "spark plug" and looking forward to getting involved in our neighborhood.  She is l ooking to start a Ponytail Canasta Group to play one day a week.  Need a group of no more than 6 people, and she's willing to teach you if you haven't played Canasta before.  She's also interested in starting a Mexican Train group.  We can play up to 6 people for that game as well. Mexican Train is a very easy game to learn!   Call Peggy if you are interested  at 916 765-3079.  Great ideas for these hot summer days!  
Green Valley Directories
If you would like a hard copy phone directory they are at the Ramada on the! 
We don't have a Caring Connections report this week.  Hope that means we are all doing well!

Caring Connections is where we  share news about EE neighbors who are experiencing serious health issues, a difficult life event , or other information about the neighborhood,  so neighbors can connect and offer a hand or send a message of cheer.   I f   you know of a situation or would like to inform neighbors about your own situation, please contact Judy Hayes at 720-201-9260,, with the information and any special requests or needs.   MMM will follow up with the affected parties to obtain approval to mention it in the newsletter.
GVR Reopening Update
This past Wednesday, several amenities reopened including Canoa Ranch pool and fitness, and the pool at Abrego North. Attendance at these pools has been low. If you are experiencing a wait at other open pools, consider these centers.  

The schedule for all facilities EXCEPT THE BOX OFFICE will extend to Saturday and Sunday, 7:30am-4:00pm starting Saturday, June 20.

Starting Monday, June 22, center schedules will expand by two hours, operating from 5:30am-4:00pm, seven days a week.

The Box Office will continue to be open 7:30am-Noon, Monday-Friday only.

If you have not yet completed a liability waiver, please go to the West Center Box Office, Monday-Friday between 7:30am and noon, to do so. Completed liability waivers are required and must be carried with valid membership cards when using GVR facilities.

Guests are not permitted at this time. 

Visit the GVR website HERE for details about what is currently open and what modifications to services you can expect. The page includes Frequently Asked Questions which you can also read HERE.

The information on the website will be updated frequently as things change. Check back often! Facilities are reopening on reduced schedules in order to consolidate staff so more are available to help members navigate new procedures and to sanitize surfaces frequently. Be sure to check for hours of operation!

From Arizona's Governor, Doug Ducey:  
Safely Support Arizona's Local Businesses
Businesses across the state are following CDC guidance to protect the health and safety of customers and employees. We encourage you to support local businesses as we breathe life back into our economy and return stronger than ever. 

For more information about safety and physical distancing guidelines while dining out or shopping at local retailers, visit the Arizona Department of Health Services website: 
COVID-19 Related Malicious Apps
Our friend, Craig Surprise, shared this information about COVID-19 related malicious apps.  Craig comments, "As the Coronavirus continues to infect more people, there is now a collection of computer-related 'bad' programs that are trying to get themselves installed on PCs."  This from Check Point... 
Several coronavirus-themed apps, often those offering disease-related information and help for users, have been found to be fraudulent, as they contain dangerous malware.   Researchers from Check Point, ZoneAlarm's parent company, discovered 16 different malicious apps downloaded from coronavirus sites, all masquerading as legitimate coronavirus apps.
Click here to read the full story with information on specific apps.
Source:  Unknown
Source: The Far Side
Source:  Patti Johnson, EE neighbor
We should take our clothes out of the closet and air them regularly.  Recent studies show that clothes kept in closets during lock down will shrink.  
Source: Lois Blacker, EE neighbor
Never sing in the shower!  Singing leads to dancing...Dancing leads to slipping...and slipping leads to paramedics seeing you naked.  So remember, don't sing!
Source:  Oldtimers
What's the opposite of isolate?  Yousoearly.
Source:  The Humortrain
You can walk around Walmart eating grapes and no one with bother you.  But, as soon as you pop open a comes security!
Source:  I'll Drink to That
Please share your jokes....Judy Hayes at  
Let's keep Esperanza Estates laughing!!
Summer Good Eats
Do you have a favorite "go to" recipe for summer?  Would you share it?  Pl ease call  Judy Hayes, 720-201-9260 or email   We'd love to share your recipe in the MMM and then post it on our EE Website, Favorite Recipes page.  This recipe is from Linda Welsh.  She tried it the other day and said it is especially good with garlic bread.

Oven Roasted Tomato, Olive Chicken Thighs
ACTIVE TIME  10 minutes
  • 1 cup canned, crushed tomatoes
  • 1 medium white onion, cut into wedges
  • 1, 15.5 ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 1.5 pounds)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon, cut into rounds
  • ΒΌ cup mixed olives (no pits)
  • 2 T EVOO
  • Crumbled feta
  • Fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
  1. Add crushed tomatoes, onion, and beans to dish. Stir to coat and lightly arrange in a single layer.
  2. Pat chicken dry. Salt and pepper. Add to dish on top of onion and beans. Add lemon rounds between chicken. Add olives. Drizzle chicken with olive oil.
  3. Bake at 375 for 40 minutes until chicken reaches internal temp 165 F and tops are browned.
  4. Garnish with feta and parsley. Serve with a hearty bread or grain.
Source:  The Inspired Home  
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