Monday Morning Memo

January 9, 2023

Esperanza Estates



Check out the New Cactus Garden along the EE Trail behind Regalo

Beautiful work by Tom Aigner, Rod Harp, and Don Hartje

Sponsored by Jim and Barb Copeland

Thanks to these Neighbors for making EE even more beautiful!!

What's Happening in EE This Week?


9:00 am to 1:00 pm


Pickleball Courts


8:30 am


Monument Park

Hospitality Committee

11:00 am



Titan Trash & Recycle Pick Up

Materials out for collection 6 am


EE neighborhood

Block Captains

1:00 pm


1180 W Circulo Del Sur

Book Club



1155 Excelso

Crafty Crafters

1:00 pm



Annual Meeting

Esperanza Estates HOA Annual Meeting, Monday, January 16

Please mark your calendars! The 45th Annual Meeting of the Esperanza Estates Homeowners Association will take place on Monday, January 16, 2023, at CPAC, 1250 W. Continental Rd., Green Valley. Sign-in begins at 1:30 pm, with meeting call to order at 2:00 pm. Results of the Board Member election (last day to submit ballots is Monday, January 9); HOA financial status; and committee updates will be presented. Residents are encouraged to attend. Attendees are encouraged to wear masks.

Neighborhood News


From Mary Harp

The Gardeners will meet on Tuesday, January 10th at 8:30 a.m. at Monument Park at the east entrance off of Esperanza into the HOA.  Bring tools for clean up, pruning and weeding at the Park. New gardeners are always welcome.

Hospitality Committee Meeting

From Robin Lockwood

The Hospitality committee will be meeting at the Ramada on Tuesday, January 10th at 11:00 AM to discuss upcoming events.  We welcome anyone who is interested in serving with this team to join us!

Block Captain Meeting! 

From Sharon Falor

Block Captain Meeting! This is an invitation to all current captains and those interested in becoming part of the Welcome Corp in Esperanza Estates. Please join us at 1:00 on January 11th at my home, 1180 W Circulo Del Sur. If you have a question please call or text me: 928.853.3474

Crafty Crafters

From Bernie Olson

The craft group will start up again on Thursday, 1/12/23, 1:00 pm at the Ramada.

We will be wet felting rocks or styrofoam balls or geodes. I will supply the roving wool. If you want to do a rock, bring a rock about 2x3 inches and not too irregular in shape. The 3-inch styrofoam balls can be purchased at Walmart or Joann’s. These can also be used when we make fabric covered ornaments.

Also, please bring your ideas for future crafts.

Book Club

The EE January Book Club is canceled for January due to illness.

The next Book club will be February 9, at 10 am. Hugh Rhine will lead the discussion on Stoicism for Inner Peace by Einzelganger. The author has a You Tube channel where he presents topics about Stoicism that might be of interest.

Late 2023 EEHOA Dues

From Dean Lockwood, HOA Board Treasurer

Just a reminder, after January 15 unpaid EEHOA dues will incur a late fee of $35. Dues were due on January 1. Please call Dean Lockwood at 612-240-0945 with questions.

Pickleball Education Program

From Sharon Falor

Our winter Pickleball Education Program is underway, but you can still participate. In Esperanza Estates there are three options for any resident to choose from during the months of January, February, and March. All classes are free and paddles are available for use.

Pickleball 101: Introduction to Pickleball - Beginners ONLY! This course will focus on safety, equipment, and movement. All players will learn the basic shots, rules of the game, and meet other beginner players to socially play with outside of class.

Dates for Class: Jan 2, 16, 30, Feb 6, 20, March 6, 20. Class Time: 11:00-12:30

Pickleball 102: Intermediate Drills and Skills. All players must be able to dink, drop, serve, and return the ball consistently. Not perfectly but efficiently. The focus of this course will be on the fundamentals of the soft game, serve and return, defending in the transition zone, footwork, stealing, volleying, blocking, and the J hook for the lob.

Dates for Class: Jan 4, 18, Feb 1, 15, March 1, 15, 29. Class Time: 11:00-12:30

Pickleball 103: Advanced Techniques. All players must have a rank of 3.5 or higher higher. If you have any question, please do not hesitate to text or call me. This course will highlight footwork, ball placement, shot selection, partner considerations, game strategy, and physical training through drills. 

Dates for Class: Jan 23, 25  Feb 1, 13, 27, March 1, 13, 

Every class will meet seven times and skill development will build on weekly instruction. Attending class is important to skill acquisition. 

Instructors will be Esperanza residents and myself, Sharon Welsh Falor.

Food Shelf at Ramada

From Sandy LaVoi

Thank you to everyone for the continued support of our Ramada Food Shelf where we collect food for the Food Bank. Your gnerosity is greatly appreciated.

Caring Connections

Carolyn Speasl

We have learned that Carolyn Speasl, Napa, passed away in December. Carolyn has been a resident of Esperanza Estates for a number of years, and she will be missed. Our sincere sympathy and condolences to her family and friends.


A Special Community Forum on Ukraine

Source: Tom Cooke

U-Care, U-Can, Ukraine” will be held in the CPAC theater Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the Valle Verde Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Green Valley. No tickets are required. Free admission is open to the community and there is no assigned seating.


A four-person panel will be moderated by Green Valley News Editor Dan Shearer. Participating will be Pat Shearer and Scott Lamb who will speak of their recent first-hand experiences in Ukraine; Leo Lawrenson, representing Shelter Box, a cutting-edge charity supported by Rotary Clubs that hand-delivers emergency shelter for families devastated by natural disaster and conflict; and Jim Rusk, chair of the Valle Verde Rotary Club Foundation. A question-and-answer session will follow.


Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 7:00 PM MST

Catalina Foothills High Steel Bands (Falcon Steel) were founded in 1996 by Band Director, Renee Shane Boyd. In 2002, Dr. Tina Walton joined the Catalina Foothills High School Band staff concentrating much of her efforts on the steel band program. Today, the program has beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of instruction for over 130 students, and is one of the premier programs in the southwest.


Jan 11, 2023 - Jan 12, 2023

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