Monday Morning Memo

January 11, 2021                Esperanza Estates                    Green Valley, AZ
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Mystery Spot
Do you know where in Esperanza Estates this is?
(answer below)
photo by Hugh Rhine
Today Last Day to Vote in the EEHOA Board Election
From Ken Lindeman
Today, Monday, January 11, is the last day to vote in the EEHOA Board election.  As ballots must be received today, it's too late to mail ballotsToday ballots can be deposited in the ballot box at the Ramada.  They will be collected Monday evening. Three Board positions are open. 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 on January 18.  If you have questions, please call Ken Lindeman, 970-577-3395.
From Mary Harp
The Gardeners will meet on Tuesday, January 12, from 9:00 until approximately 10:30 am at Paleo Verde Park (across from 1149 Norte). Bring tools you want to work with to prune and clean up the park. Please follow COVID protocol.  Call Rod Harp at 520.329.9103 if you have any questions.
Please note there is a kiosk at Mountain View Park with interactive plant ID list to match numbered stakes.  We have tentatively identified several of the plants and are asking folks who use the park to help with the process.  There are sheets in the kiosk with a list of several plants identified and some that are not.  Folks interested are invited to review a sheet from the kiosk and make changes and comments.  Please leave your the sheet in the kiosk for us to see.  We'd love to have some plant experts involved!
Beginners Pickleball
From Patty Tracy
The Women's Pickleball group is changing to a Beginners Pickleball group, both men and women included. The group will continue to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 pm at the EE pickleball courts.  Great opportunity to get some fun exercise....come join in!
Book Club
From Linda Sielken 
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.  Everyone is welcome to join in.
2021 EEHOA Dues 
From Dean Lockwood, HOA Board Treasurer
Last call...after this Friday, 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, 1 pm
The EEHOA Annual Meeting will be Monday, January 18, 2020, at 1 pm and will be held online via Zoom.  Sign-in begins at 12:30 pm with the Call to Order at 1 pm.
The Zoom meeting link is:
Please call Dave Sielken, 908-346-1760, with questions.
Unattended Dog Waste 
Yep, sadly, we're again talking about dog poop that has not been picked up....unattended, stinky, unsightly, and down right aggravating.  It's especially bad on the unpaved trails along the washes.  One resident has reported that it piles up just outside his gate going out to the wash....disgusting!  Please do attend to your dog's waste and encourage others to do the same...pick it up and dispose of it in your own trash.  Esperanza Estates tries very hard to be a pet friendly neighborhood.  Please help us keep it pet friendly.
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
Pima County to Expand COVID-19 Vaccination Sites
Source:  Pima County Newsletter, Jan 8, 2021
As the vaccine makes its way from the federal to state and county levels, Pima County is distributing its allocation to health care partners, who are in the midst of vaccinating the Phase 1A group. That group includes health care workers, those in emergency medical services, and residents and staff of long-term care facilities. 
Pima County announced this week that it will begin to vaccinate the large population of the Phase 1B group by Jan. 15.  To make this happen, the County is in the process of establishing four more regional collaborative vaccine centers, in addition to those at Tucson Medical Center and Banner - University Medical Center Tucson, which have been serving health care workers since Dec. 17.  One of the new sites will be a drive-thru model at Kino Stadium, which is targeted to be open by Jan. 15. That County-supported center will be operated by Banner.
Source: Paul LaVanway via Al Prato
Source:  Unknown
Source: Far Side
Source: Just For Jokes
Please share your jokes....Judy Hayes at  
Let's keep Esperanza Estates laughing!!
The Mystery Spot is the Shaman in Sam Simonson's front yard, 1101 Norte....nice!!
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