EE HOA, Green Valley, AZ
Monday Morning Memo

April 20, 2020                Esperanza Estates                    Green Valley, AZ
"Day 7 at home, and the dog is looking at me like, "See this is why I chew the furniture."
Source: Unknown
"Why don't toasters have a window so you can see how toasted your bread is?  If someone doesn't invent a prototype of a see-through toaster while we're under quarantine, then honestly, what was it for?"
Source: Comedian Drew Anderson  
"This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat.  It was obvius she thought her cat understood her.  I came into my house, told my dog....we laughed a lot."
Source:  Unknown
"Quarantine Day 5:  Went to this restaurant called "THE KITCHEN."  You have to gather your own ingredients and make your own meal.  I have no idea how this place is still in business."
Source: Unknown
"Hugh Hefner became a multi-millionaire staying at home in his jammies....I'm not having the same result."
Source: Unknown
" New monthly budget:
Gas.................... $0
Source: Unknown
"What surprises you most about the coronavirus?"
"It has done what no woman has been able to do....cancel all sports, close down all bars, and keep men at home."
Source:  Unknown
"Just like that....having a mask, rubber gloves, duct tape, plastic sheeting, and rope in your trunk is okay."
Source:  Unknown
"In case you've lost track, today is April 97th."
Source:  Unknown
Just a note about our feeble attempts at humor....There is absolutely nothing remotely funny about Covid-19, the hundreds of thousands who have been infected, and the tens of thousands who have lost their lives to this dreadful and tragic disease.  The entire Covid-19 pandemic is calamitous and our hearts are breaking.  Isn't it interesting how all the humans of the world are impacted at essentially the same time, and yet nature marches on without us....the birds sing, the flowers bloom, the animals move about....but to avoid the infection, we humans are largely forced to separate ourselves from nature. The sky over Los Angeles is clear again, and the animals in Yosemite National Park are reportedly having a "party."  The humor in all of this is in We Humans are handling this unprecedented radical change to our lifestyles.  We're laughing at ourselves and with all the humans in quarantine. It's likely that you've seen these jokes before, but laugh again....we need to laugh and to laugh at ourselves.
Please keep sending us your jokes....Judy Hayes at  
Let's keep Esperanza Estates laughing!!
EEHOA Board Meeting Online 
The next EEHOA Board meeting will be held on  Monday, April 20th at 1 pm online using the Zoom application.  Homeowners are welcome and encouraged to join.  T he meeting room will open at 12:45 and initially, you will be placed in an online waiting room until the meeting starts.  While in the 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. The meeting agenda can be found at the bottom of the newsletter.

Topic: EE HOA Board Meeting
Time: Apr 20, 2020 01:00 PM Arizona
Meeting link:

This is the first time the Board has conducted a meeting online and there may be some glitches.  Please bear with us, and we hope to see you online.
Pool and Spa Remain Closed
The pool, spa and the enclosure remain closed as a result of the Arizona Governor's order and will remain closed until the order is lifted. Heat to the pool and spa have been turned off to save natural gas usage during this time when they can't be used; however routine maintenance of the water chemistry will continue so when given the ok to reopen we will be able to do so immediately.
Feline Friends
It seems that EE is experiencing an increase in cats roaming about.  Those little opportunistic kittys have even been seen hanging out by bird feeders and grabbing a meal!  In EE we have pet rules, and they really do apply to more than just dogs...kittys, hamsters, pet lizards, fish....whatever.  We are supposed to keep our pets within our walls, except when in transport or being walked.  All pets should be leashed when being walked, even including our feline friends.  And yep, we have to clean up their leave-behinds as well.
T he Gardeners work party is 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. 
Newspapers in the Driveway
As you are taking your walks and run across several newspapers accumulated in someone's driveway, please toss them over the wall.  The folks at that address may be gone for the summer, and may not have stopped their newspaper delivery.  Of course, an accumulation of newspapers is a sign to unlawful persons, crooks, and burglars that the house is unoccupied.  If you know the people and can notify them that the papers are still being delivered, that would probably be appreciated.  Another approach would be to notify the Block Captain so they can check on the people at that address, just in case someone is ill and needs assistance.
Help With Weeds
We've been reminding folks about making sure the weeds are removed from their yards.  Thanks so much to everyone who has responded and is taking care of their weeds.   If you have weeds in your yard but due to financial or physical reasons you are unable to address them, help is available at no cost.  Please call 520 399-0455 and we'll help out.
GV Community Directories at the Ramada
The new 2020 Green Valley Community Directory is available and you can pick up a copy at the Ramada. It contains a phone directory, Yellow Pages, and much useful information. 
New Book About Covid-19
Linda Sielken shared this information about a new book on the Covid-19 virus.  Mitch Albom, who wrote "Tuesdays With Morrie," is writing a novella about the virus.   He is publishing a chapter a week for free on his website   It's a serialized story of hope during the coronavirus pandemic, set in the moment we are all living through together.   The story is titled "Human Touch" and the first chapter was published last Friday.  The next chapter comes out this Friday. 
24-Hour Help Line For Seniors 
Arizona has a 24-hour help line for seniors who need help obtaining groceries.   
   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 
It appears that the Stay At Home order is not going away soon.  If you are beginning to find that you need help with shopping, food, running errands, or even walking your dog, please let us know.  We have EE neighbors who have volunteered to help.  Just contact Judy Hayes, 720-201-9260,, and we'll arrange for someone to help out.
EE Easter Parade Featured in Green Valley News
Wow, that Easter Parade was really a hit!  The Green Valley News saw our photo and ran it on the front page of their April 15 edition.  Thanks again to the Shays and Copelands for organizing the parade, and to Hugh Rhine for his great photo.  What a fun time and a nice respite for Easter!
Here are a few more snippets of EE's history from Ben Sheffield's collection of
Peridoco De Esperanza newsletters. 
  • In the winter of 1984 EE's water aerobics was called the "Taco Belles."
  • In the early years, EE's HOA carried "umbrella" insurance to cover all of the exteriors of EE's townhouses.  On April 16 and again on October 10, 1988, EE experienced two serious hail storms which caused damage to roofs, parapets, and home walls. Farmer's Insurance was the carrier at the time of the hail storms. The damage was reported to be around $300,000, and Farmer's paid the claims.  Then in October of that year, Farmer's notified the HOA that the Umbrella Insurance policy would be cancelled effective December 31, 1988. The HOA commented, "Our insurance committee, and it's a good one, has been diligently attempting to secure a replacement company. Most responding companies are not interested at any price." Consequently, in January, 1989, homeowners had to start purchasing their own individual insurance policies covering their homes.
  • Esperanza Estates Park, or Flag Park, used to be called Montiel Park, named after an employee who did a lot of work on the the park, Freddie Montiel. When the park was finished someone asked, "What shall we name it?"  Someone else said, "Let's name it after Freddie."  So, they named it Monteil Park.  After Freddie was no longer working for Esperanza Estates and didn't live here, someone in the HOA said "Maybe we should rename the park."  So, they put it to a vote and changed the name officially to Esperanza Estates Park in Sept 1995.  "And, that's the rest of the story."
  • The September, 1995 issue had an interesting section on the meanings of the names of our streets:
  • Calle del Regalo.....Street of a Gift or Present
  • Calle Excelso..........Lofty or Sublime Street
  • Camino del Portillo..Road of the Little Door or Gate
  • Camino Holgado.....Relaxed or Leisure Road
  • Calle del Ensalmo...Street of the Incantation
  • Circulo Napa..........Something Extra Circle
  • Esperanza Boulevard..Hope or Expectation Boulevard
  • Circulo del Norte.....Circle of the North
  • Circulo del Sur........Circle of the South
  • Placita Nueva..........New Small Square
  • Vereda Calma..........Calm Lane
8:00-10:00 AM
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
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