Monday Morning Memo

February 1, 2021                Esperanza Estates                    Green Valley, AZ
WHAT'S UP THIS WEEK IN EE?
GARDNERS
9:00 AM
TUESDAY
COMMON AREA ACROSS FROM RAMADA
BEGINNERS PICKLEBALL
1 - 3 PMTUES & THURS
PICKLEBALL COURTS
PICKLEBALL GROUP PLAY
9 - 11 AMEVERYDAY
PICKLEBALL COURTS
Right After the Snow
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Photo by Hugh Rhine
 NEWS
Gardeners
From Mary Harp
The Gardeners will meet on Tuesday, February 2, from 9:00 until approximately 10:30 am at the Common Area behind the quad across from Ramada.  Please park in the cul de sac next to 758 Ensalmo.  Bring the tools you want to work with for clean up.  Practice COVID protocol. Please call Rod Harp at 520.329.9103 if you have any questions.
Mail Theft
From Dave Sielken, EEHOA President
A man has recently been sighted snooping in mailboxes in our neighborhood. He is apparently taking mail for items of interest and dumping the rest along the sidewalk. He has most recently been on Nueva based on the addresses on dumped mail. If you see him please contact the Sheriff immediately: 351-6711 or 547-6711. If you can get a description - a cell-phone picture would be even better - it will be a big help. There is no need to take the risk of confronting him. Your neighbors thank you.
HOA Needs a Golf Cart
From Kevin Welsh
Our HOA is looking for a gas golf cart to be fixed up for use by the gardeners.  If anyone has one that they would care to donate, please contact Kevin Welsh at 520-223-3861.
EE Neighborhood Directory Correction
From Cheri Day
Please correct Cyndie Alto's phone number on the Neighborhood Watch page of your EE Neighborhood Directory to 509-881-7569.  Cyndie's number is correct in the Name & Address side of the EE Telephone book. 
If anyone sees an error in a name or phone number in the EE Directory, please send the correction to Cheri Day at thedays007@aol.com.  (If a new phone number came on a compliance form after January 7th, the book was already at the printers.)
What is it?
From Kevin Welsh
It's not an American flag.  It is a flag that shows our respect for law enforcement (the blue line), for firefighters (the red line), and the military (the green line).  For the men and women who risk their lives to protect us on a daily basis.

CARING CONNECTIONS
Melvin Shaffer
We are sorry to report that Melvin Shaffer, age 96, Napa, passed away January 25 a few days after taking a fall.  Melvin was a long time resident of Esperanza Estates.  He lived an interesting life, and Green Valley News carried a piece about his legacy last summer.  Our sincere condolences to Melvin's family and many friends.

Caring Connections is a way to share information about EE neighbors who may be experiencing a health crisis or could use some neighborly assistance.  With the isolation of Covid, we often don't know what's happening right next door.  Our neighbors want to know, so they can help one another.  If you know of a situation, please call Judy Hayes, 720-201-9260, or email jkhayes70@gmail.com.
GOOD TO KNOW
8 Coronavirus Vaccine Scams That Want to Steal Your Money and Personal Information
Source:  CNet Health and Wellness, January 13, 2021
Coronavirus scams are nothing new -- the FBI halted hundreds of coronavirus scams in 2020, from fake cures to charity drives -- but 2021 opened with a number of scams related to the vaccine directly.  The FBI released a warning letter to the public on Dec. 21, encouraging people to stay vigilant and beware of vaccine scams, like these eight that have been circulating.
Paying for priority access:  Ignore unsolicited emails, texts and phone calls asking you to pay for priority access to a COVID-19 vaccine. Don't click on online advertisements, event pages or other web pages that promise priority access for a fee. 
Scheduling appointments through Eventbrite and other platforms:  While you may have to schedule an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccine when the time comes for you to get it, it won't happen through Eventbrite or other event platforms.
Paying out-of-pocket for the vaccine:  The COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be free to everyone in the US, whether or not you have health insurance. You shouldn't pay for the vaccine, nor should you expect a surprise bill after the fact, because the federal government has written into law that the vaccine will pose no cost to Americans.
Emails, text messages and phone calls from fake vaccine centers and insurance companies:  Ignore phone calls and text messages from unfamiliar numbers. Don't open suspicious emails and definitely don't click any links or provide personal information. Also, when it's time for you to get the vaccine, only go to a reputable pharmacy or health care facility
Online ads for vaccine doses from unofficial sources:  Ignore any ads from unofficial sources. Official public health sources include the CDC, WHO, FDA and other government agencies, as well as hospitals, pharmacies and other medical centers.
FUNNY BONE
 
Thanks Jerzy Siegenfeld
They say every piece of chocolate eaten shortens your life by two minutes. 
I've done the math. Seems I died in 1537. 
Thanks Neighbor Larry Ogren
I'm an occasional drinker, the kind of guy who goes for a beer & wakes up in Singapore with a full beard.
Thanks Neighbor Jim Sollars
People who wonder whether the glass is half empty or half full are missing the point. The glass is refillable. 
Thanks Neighbor Larry Ogren
 
Please share your jokes....Judy Hayes at jkhayes70@gmail.com.  
Let's keep Esperanza Estates laughing!!
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