Monday Morning Memo

January 4, 2021                Esperanza Estates                    Green Valley, AZ
WHAT'S UP THIS WEEK IN EE?
GARDENERS
9 AM
TUESDAY
WISHING WELL PARK
WOMEN'S PICKLEBALL
1 - 3 PMTUES & THURS
PICKLEBALL COURTS
PICKLEBALL GROUP PLAY
9 - 11 AM
PICKLEBALL COURTS
 NEWS
EEHOA Board of Directors Candidates
From Ken Lindeman, HOA Board Secretary
Just a friendly reminder to submit your ballots for the EEHOA Board election. Ballots can be mailed or deposited in the ballot box at the Ramada, but they need to be received by January 11. Three positions are open, and the candidates are Kay Bonham, Sharon Falor, John Nesavich, Gary Rautio, and Kevin Welsh.  Their bio's can be accessed online here.  The results of the election will be announced at the 2021 Annual EEHOA meeting this month.  If you have not received a ballot, please call Ken Lindeman, 970-577-3395.
Gardeners
From Mary Harp
The Gardeners will meet on Tuesday, January 5th, from 9:00 until approximately 10:30 a.m.  We will start at Wishing Well Park on Cir Napa and then move down to Whigham Wash Park for general clean up and pruning in both parks.  Bring tools you want to use.  Practice COVID protocol. Please call Rod Harp at 520.329.9103 if you have any questions.
Women's Pickleball
From Patty Tracy
The Women's Pickleball group will be playing this week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 pm at the Pickleball Courts.
Book Club
The next meeting is January 14, at 10 am at the Ramada.  The book for January is When All Is Said by Anne Griffen, leader Lynn Theder.
2021 EEHOA Dues 
From Dean Lockwood, HOA Board Treasurer
Just a reminder, after January 15 unpaid EEHOA dues will incur a late fee of $35. Please call Dean Lockwood at 612-240-0945 with questions.
EEHOA Annual Meeting January 18
The EEHOA Annual Meeting will be Monday, January 18, 2020, and will be held online via Zoom.  Sign-in begins at 12:30 pm with the Call to Order at 1 pm.  Please call Dave Sielken, 908-346-1760, with questions.
Corrections from Last Week
Lamp Posts
In last week's MMM, we misstated that our EE Decorating Elves (Gary and Jackie Rautio) decorated 65 lamp posts this year.  That's slightly overstated....the actual number is 35 (sorry for the mistake).  They are still Super Hero Elves, and this year they set a record number of decorated lamp posts since they have been doing it for residents.  Thanks Gary and Jackie!!
Food Donations
Last week, in our discussion about EE Food Donations, we did not acknowledge EE residents' food donations to the collection box at the Ramada. Sandy Lavoi reports that they have taken a lot of food to the Sahuarita food bank. Thank you to everyone who donated, and to Sandy and Phil Lavoi for delivering our food donations all year round.
Dog Poop Pictures
So...here's the latest twist to the "Dog Poop Saga"...hiding it instead of throwing it away...ugh!  Donna Smith spotted a blue bag of the stuff hidden in a bench in Mountain View Park.  What!??  She disposed of it....thanks Donna!     
 
CARING CONNECTIONS
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
Recent Scams 
From the Green Valley SAV Scam Squad

Overpaid Utility Bill
The Green Valley Scam Squad alerted us this week to a scam where you get a robocall saying you paid too much on a utility bill.  The caller says to make up for this mistake, you'll get a cash refund and a discount on your future bills. All you have to do is press a number to get your money and discount. If you get one of these calls, hang up.  Don't press any numbers or respond to any instructions.

Corona Virus Scam
Coronavirus scams are spreading nearly as fast as the virus itself.   Three ways to avoid Corona virus scams:
  • You can't pay to get your name on a list to get the vaccine
  • You can't pay to get early access to the vaccine
  • Nobody legitimate will call about the vaccine and ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Click here for more information.
Your Green Valley Sheriff Auxiliary Volunteer's Scam Squad will answer your questions regarding scams or suspected scams. Please call 520-351-6715, Monday - Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. To report an incident of fraud (money lost to a scam), call 911 or 520-351-4900.
FUNNY BONE
Thanks neighbor, Jerzy Siegenfeld

PUN INVENTORY FOR 2021

  • The meaning of opaque is unclear.
  • I wasn't going to get a brain transplant but then I changed my mind.
  • Have you ever tried to eat a clock? It's very time consuming. A man tried to assault me with milk, cream and butter. How dairy!
  • I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down.
  • If there was someone selling marijuana in our neighborhood, weed know about it.
  • It's a lengthy article about ancient Japanese sword fighters, but I can Samurais it for you.
  • So what if I don't know the meaning of the word 'apocalypse'?  It's not the end of the world.
  • Police were called to the daycare center. A 3-year old was resisting a rest.
  • The other day I held the door open for a clown. I thought it was a nice jester.
  • Need an ark to save two of every animal? I Noah guy.
  • Alternative facts are aversion of the truth.
  • I used to have a fear of hurdles, but I got over it.
  • Atheism is a non-prophet  organization.
  • Did you know they won't be making yardsticks any longer?
  • I used to be allergic to soap but I'm clean now.
  • The patron saint of poverty is St. Nickeless.
  • What did the man say when the bridge fell on him? The suspension is killing me.
  • Do you have weight loss mantras? Fat chants!
  • My tailor is happy to make a new pair of pants for me. Or sew it seams.
  • What is a thesaurus's favorite dessert? Synonym buns.
  • A relief map shows where the restrooms are.
  • There was a big paddle sale at the boat store. It was quite an oar deal.
  • How do they figure out the price of hammers? Per pound.

Thanks, neighbor Al Prato

Please share your jokes....Judy Hayes at jkhayes70@gmail.com.  
Let's keep Esperanza Estates laughing!!
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