EE HOA, Green Valley, AZ
Monday Morning Memo

April 13, 2020                Esperanza Estates                    Green Valley, AZ

EE's First Annual Easter Parade on Easter Sunday was lots of fun, both for the participants and the observers.  Somewhere around 20 vehicles were colorfully decorated and observers brought their lawn chairs out to their driveways to cheer everyone on....some of the observers were even costumed!  Lots of honking, "Happy Eastering," and good wishes were shared while safely socially distanced.  Thanks to the Shays and Copelands for organizing the parade.  What a hoot, and just what we all needed!  On to next year! 
Old People in Quarantine...... Ghost Riders in the Sky
Source:  Unknown
"It's confirmed...fresh cow dung can stop Corona.
Dip both your hands in fresh cow dung before going out.  
This will make sure that..
- You will not touch your eyes, ears, nose, or mouth
- Nobody will shake hands with you
- Nobody will come near you when you are out in the streets
- You will wash your hands thoroughly before you eat."
Source: Independence Animal Hospital, Independence, K S
"Until further notice the days of the week are now called This Day, That Day, Other Day, Someday, Yesterday, Today, and Next Day!"
"A study just released says that if you drink coffee in the nude you are much less likely to spill it."
Source:  Coffee Party
"Just be careful because people are going crazy from being in lock down! 
Actually I've just been talking about this with the microwave and toaster while drinking coffee, and all of us agreed that things are getting bad. I didn't mention anything to the washing machine, as she puts a different spin on everything and certainly not to the fridge, as he is acting cold and distant. In the end the iron calmed me down saying not to be hot and bothered ,as she said everything will be fine, no situation is too pressing."
Source:  Ross Messick
"Thank God my wife has multiple personalities.  I'm quarantined with someone different every day."
Source:  Be Happy
"It's like being 16 again.  Gas is cheap, and I'm grounded."
Source:  Be Happy
"A homeschooling mom called that her kid called her from his room and told her he missed the bus and won't be in today."
Source: Sun Gazing
Check out this awesome mask....  Mask humor .
Source:  Unknown
"Ahh!  Toilet paper hoarding explained.  Some people are eating their own cooking for the first time!"
Source:  Be Happy
"While everything is getting shut down, maybe they should pave the roads."
Source:  More Humor
"Stepped on the scale this morning and it said:  Please use social distancing, one person at a time."
Source:  Now This Is Funny
Please keep sending us your jokes....Judy Hayes at  
Let's keep Esperanza Estates laughing!!
EEHOA Board Meeting Online 
The next EEHOA Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 20th at 1 pm.  The meeting will be conducted online using the Zoom application, and homeowners are welcome and encouraged to join.  An agenda and a invitation will be emailed to everyone.  Homeowners do not need to install any software, just click on the link from a smartphone, laptop, or computer.
Rules for Pickleball Guests
If you wish to comment on the issues of fees to be charged or rules of use for non EE residents for our pickleball court please put them in writing and email to both and
Darned Weeds!
As we move into the summer months and many of our residents are vacating EE and returning to their summer homes, please remember to make arrangements to have the weeds in your yards attended to while you are gone.  Besides being greatly appreciated by your neighbors, weed removal is the responsibility of each homeowner as stated in our CC&R's, and our Board is required to enforce that regulation with a $50 fine.  Please keep us all happy and take care of those darned weeds!
The Gardeners work party has been suspended until October.  If you are around during the summer and can help with watering and some pruning, please call or text Rod Harp at  520.329.9103.  Thank you to all of you who have helped during this last season, it's your participation that makes this a wonderful community to live in.
24-Hour Help Line For Seniors 
Arizona now has a 24 hr. help line for seniors who are unable to access groceries during the COVID-19 crisis :  
Call  602-264-4357
Even if you don't need this assistance, please share this number with someone who may need it.
Helping Our Esperanza Estates Neighbors 
Please remember that we have a number of EE neighbors who are available to help neighbors in need of help during the Corona virus stay home order.  Our h elpers are offering to do shopping, bring food, run errands, and share supplies.  Also, if you need help walking your dog...we can help!

If you are in need of assistance, 
or know of someone who has need for assistance 
If you are able to offer assistance during the crisis

 Please contact Judy Hayes at 720-201-9260 or

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 immediately. 

Please share this information with your EE neighbors.  We know there are a number of residents that don't receive the MMM online.  We have placed a box in the Ramada with paper copies of the weekly MMM.  If you can, please take a copy to neighbors.   As we hear from EE neighbors needing assistance, we will contact folks who have offered to help.   As always, individual privacy is respected.  
Recently EE inherited several binders of Peridoco De Esperanza from the family of Ben Sheffield, who recently passed away.  The history goes all the way back to the beginning of Esperanza Estates, and the Periodcos are a record of issues going on in the HOA.  Perhaps not surprisingly, they include some of the topics we still discuss, like needing the streets paved, and owners should clean up after their pets.  We are still looking through these large binders.  As we go along, we'll share interesting snippets from EE's history.
  • EE Bridge Club was organized on November 27, 1979 and consisted of three groups..Couples Bridge, Ladies Bridge, and Ladies Foursome.
  • A No Soliciting" policy was adopted by the Board of Directors at the April 7, 1980 meeting to discourage door to door selling.  Signs were posted in the neighborhood.
  • EE had an "Easter Wheels" Parade on Saturday, April 3, 1982.  "Decorate your wheels, or yourself, and join the parade of golf cars, bicycles, wagons or whatever."
  • In May, 1982, residents were complaining about "those dirty dogs," with a reminder that dogs have to be on leash and owners are responsible for clean up after their pets.  Obviously a never ending issue....
  • The Tennis courts were completed in the fall of 1982. Resurfacing was discussed the following Fall 1983.
  • Pool temperature in June 1982 was 86 degrees.
  • The November 1983 issue reports of a recent flood in EE with damage done "both downstream and upstream to our common area banks and our wall that borders Vereda Calma on the south side. This damage pales at the sight of the damage done to the homes and yards of some of our residents in both the upstream and downstream areas."
  • In January 1984, Mr. Earl Whigham, President of the Esperana Estates Home Owners Association, and EE developer, tendered his resignation as President and member of the Board. For the first time, the EE Board was comprised entirely of home owners.  Beginning in February 1984, all home owners were welcome to attend future Board meetings.
Green Valley Restaurants Open for Take Out  
The Green Valley Council has a list of our local restaurants on its website, Without our take out/delivery support, a lot of our local restaurants won't be able to survive, particularly the ones that are not part of a chain. Some of our restaurants are providing delicious full scale meals--protein, starch, vegetables, optional desserts and even drinks/wine/beer. Pima County is urging us to do take out or deliver at least once a week to support our restaurants.
Click here   for a list of   Green Valley Take Out Restaurants.
Message from Thao Tiedt, Green Valley Council President
"Pima County COVID-19 cases going up between 40-50 per day. The statistics from the AZ Health Department and the Pima County Health Department aren't good. Age group 20-44 represents 33% of the cases and age group 65+ represents 32%. However, age 65+ represents more than ½ of the hospitalized cases and 44% of the deaths. Age group 45-64 represents another 44% of the deaths. What does this mean? It means Pima County is still on the upswing of the bell curve of cases and that we are not paying enough attention to the " Stay at Home" order. From what I read on the chat sites like NextDoor, hear from people I know and observe (in my very infrequent trips out of the house), we understand "danger strangers" pretty well and take precautions when we are out in public but somehow believe that, because we know our friends are cautious, it is okay to still get together without social distancing to have meal, play cards or just visit. We forget that a person can be contagious but without symptoms for up to two weeks and it takes only one cough/touch that doesn't get washed away to make a person sick. We won't flatten the bell curve until people take staying at home with just those who reside there seriously. Any others are kept at least 6 feet away and never come into your home. This kind of isolation is very tough, particularly for those who reside alone, but it is the only thing that really works. Both Seattle and New York have flattened their curves by strictly enforcing the isolation rules."
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Monday Morning Memo Submission Deadline
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