EE HOA, Green Valley, AZ
Monday Morning Memo

June 1, 2020                Esperanza Estates                    Green Valley, AZ
8:30 AM
7:00-9:00 AM
New Start Time for Pickleball on Monday
Starting Monday, June 1, the Pickleball start time is changing to 7 am to 9 am, daily.   All HOA members who want to play are welcome and if you want to learn the game someone will be there to help you.   If you have questions please call Greg Gramstad, 520-303-3505.   Look forward to seeing you there.
Masks for the Navajo Nation
Bernie Olson, our EE neighbor, is making masks for the Navajo Nation.  If you would like to participate in Bernie's project, please call her at 920-254-9277.  She will be sending a package of masks on 6/20/20 and would be be happy to mail others' mask contributions along with her's.  Any mask style is okay....anything helps. 
The Gardeners work party will be suspended until October.  Thank you to all who have helped during this last year and we look forward to starting up in the fall.
EEHOA Board Resolution on Parking
During a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors on May 27, a resolution was adopted to prohibit the parking of any vehicle on an HOA Common Area.  This resolution is posted on the EEHOA website under Forms & Documents/Board Resolutions.  Also, a r eminder to Homeowners that vehicles may not be parked in the driveway if it blocks or significantly impairs pedestrian travel on any sidewalk.  Please have consideration for your neighbors with limited mobility who are trying to use the sidewalk.  
Improvements to Storage Areas at Ramada
Some improvement work to facilitate access to our Hospitality Committee storage areas has been completed in the pool enclosure. The work was done as a safety measure as frequent access to these areas is required after dark at the conclusion of Ramada social events. The work was paid for by our Enhancement Team from proceeds of their fund raising activities and at no expense to the HOA. The Team has plans for additional enhancement work at the Ramada in the near future.
Tall Palms
Sorry to be a broken record, but here's a friendly reminder about getting your tall palms trimmed.  As you already know, they are a serious fire hazard, especially during monsoon season.  The deadline in Esperanza Estates to have your palm trees trimmed is June 30.  Homeowners can hire anyone they desire to do the work.  EE has an agreement with  Monstrosity Tree Service, 520-230-7131, for $70/tree which they will honor for everyone in EE. Trees untrimmed by June 30 will be trimmed by the HOA, and homeowners will be billed $80/tree.  Please call Cyndie Alto 509-881-7569 with questions.  Thanks to everyone who has already taken care of their palms!
Long time Esperanza Estates residents,  Eric and Jane Ellingson , are moving to Jane's home town of  Peterborough, NH , in  mid-June . Over their 25 years here, Eric and Jane have been enthusiastic and involved supporters of the EE community.  Eric served as President of the EEHOA Board, served on Neighborhood Relations, and organized the project to sound proof the Ramada. A s a member of NEET (Neighborhood Environmental Enhancement Team), the predecessor to the Enhancement Team, he h elped convert the old putting green into the Ramada Garden, tiled the original Ramada kitchen and did the electrical work.  Jane also served on the Enhancement Team, designed the original Ramada Garden,  organized the First Day luncheons at the Ramada, participated in the Gardeners and Fiber Arts groups, and delivered the EE Periodicos to homebound residents. Together, Eric and Jane sponsored weekly Wednesday Night Movies at the Ramada and delivered EE donations the Food Bank.  In addition, they have also donated several of the permanent benches and tables in our common areas. Our most sincere thanks to Eric and Jane for everything they have done for the Esperanza Estates community.  They have left their mark on EE, and we wish them the very best as they move on to their next adventure.  Their friendly smiling faces will be missed.
For this week.... 
  • Many of us in EE have enjoyed listening to the sounds of the Big Band Era courtesy of local saxophonist Dick Rose.  Currently he's getting quite a workout at Copper Health, 1119 E. Ranch Vistoso Blvd, Oro Valley, AZ 85755.  He hopes to return home soon.  In the meantime, he'd love to hear from friends and neighbors.  Send him a card or a note, if you can.  Or call the desk at 520-825-4669 and ask for Room 36.
  • Kay Kimla on Napa fell last weekend on a hike and broke her hip.  Joel Johannes reports that Kay is in St Mary's Hospital in Tucson.
  • Lynn Theder wants to say "thank you" to whomever left her a copy of the special sports section of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. It is dated Monday May 18, 2020 and was on her front table Wednesday May 27th. Thanks!!
Caring Connections is where we share news about EE neighbors who are  experiencing serious health issues or experiencing a difficult life event, 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.
Restaurant Rules Change
Here's an interesting piece about restaurant rules from the Green Valley Council Weekly.....
On May 21, the Board of Supervisors, in response to criticisms and concerns expressed by the restaurant industry, revised some of its Health Department rules for operation during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most important changes was eliminating the fine for restaurants that do not follow the rules. However, those restaurants that consistently don't follow the rules will be listed on a Pima County website. Restaurants that do consistently follow the rules will be awarded a badge it can display and use in its advertising. Word to the wise--check the website before you dine out and look for the badge at the restaurants you might consider giving your business. Like the Boy Scouts, be prepared!  
Thao Tiedt, President, GVC
Source:  Brian Kosky
I got pulled over in the HOV lane for driving alone.  I said that due to social distancing, my passenger was in the car behind me!
Source:  Daily PRSS
I want to tell you about a girl who only eats plants.  You've probably never heard of herbivore.
Source:  Humortrain
I'm so old that....
I have dialed a rotary phone (that did not have an answering machine), recorded a song that I love off of a transistor radio onto a tape recorder, watched a black and  white tv (with less than 10 channels) that had foil on the rabbit ear antennaes, taken a long walk without counting the steps, and eaten food that I didn't take pictures of.
Source:  Sun Gazing
Why can't you hear a pterodactyl using the bathroom?  Because the P is silent.
Source:  Humortrain 
Please share your jokes....Judy Hayes at  
Let's keep Esperanza Estates laughing!!
Summer Good Eats
We're sharing our favorite Summer recipes, and we'd like to see your "go to" favorites for hot weather.  If it makes it easier to share, we could scan your recipe so you don't have to write it out.  Pl ease call  Judy Hayes, 720-201-9260 or   We'll share them in the MMM and post them on our EE Website, Favorite Recipes page.  Since no one sent me a recipe last week, I found one online.  Looks delicious...let me know if it's any good!

Southwestern Steak Salad with Cilantro Avocado Dressing 
  • 1 lb. Ribeye Steak
  • salt & pepper to season
  • 1 head of green leaf lettuce, thinly sliced
  • 1 piquillo pepper, juilienned
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup unsalted sweet corn (I used a can)
  • 1/2 cup low sodium black beans (I used a can)
  • 1/2 cup orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • cilantro for garnish
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the grill to medium high heat.
  2. In a small food processor, add fresh cilantro, avocado, lime juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, red pepper flakes, and ground cumin. Blend until smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Season the steak on both sides with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the steak on the grill and grill each side for 3-4 minutes. Remove and let rest for 3 minutes, then thinly slice.
  5. Assemble the salad: in a large bowl add lettuce, piquillo pepper, cherry tomatoes, corn, black beans, orange bell peppers, avocado, and thinly sliced steak. Serve with Cilantro Avocado Dressing.
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