Monday Morning Memo

Have you heard the "hoot hoot" recently of the Great Horned Owls?

It's courting season!

Thanks Hugh Rhine for the pic

January 30, 2023

Esperanza Estates

What's Happening in EE This Week?


9:00 am to 1:00 pm


Pickleball Courts


9:30 am



Titan Trash & Recycle Pick Up

Materials out for collection 6 am


EE neighborhood

Pickleball 102



Pickleball Courts

Pickleball 103



Pickleball Courts

Defibrillators Demonstration

3:30 pm



Thirsty Thursday

4:00 pm



Neighborhood News

Hospitality Committee Shines at the Slurpy SOUPer Supper

The Slurpy Souper Supper was a triumph! The Hospitality Committee donated 17 different soups that were enjoyed by around 100 people. Many thanks to our Hospitality Committee and their continuing hard work to provide outstanding events for us in Esperanza Estates. Our Hospitality events are unique among HOA's in Green Valley, and we are so fortunate and appreciative! Thanks to Gloria Creagh and Hugh Rhine for the pictures!


From Mary Harp


Weather permitting, The Gardeners will meet on Tuesday, January 31th at 9:30 a.m. at the Ramada.  Bring small to medium planting pots and any plant starts that you have. Potting soil will be provided. New gardeners are always welcome.

The pictures here are of of work just completed at Salad Bar Park, east of the Pickleball Courts. These plants were donated by Terry and Donna Shay. Thanks to Cyndi Alto for the picture.

Defibrillators Demonstration & CPR Classes

Source: Officer L.T. Pratt

From John Nesavich

The Green Valley Fire Department gave us a demonstration of our Defibrillators on last week at the Pickleball Courts. They will will give another demonstration on Thursday, February 2nd at 3:30 pm at the Ramada, just before Thirsty Thursday.

The Green Valley Fire Department is also offering CPR Classes 3 times every month. The cost is $45.00 for the CPR class and the CPR class plus First Aid is $65.00. All classes are given at the Administration Center, 1285 La Camino Encanto, or the Anamax Park Location. Please call 520-625-9400 to set up your class or

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Thirsty Thursday

It's Happy Hour this week! Thirsty Thursday is this Thursday, 4 pm, at the Ramada. This is an informal gathering of neighbors and friends. No one is hosting. Just BYO drink and an appetizer to share (if you'd like), eating utensils, and we all help clean up. Everyone is welcome. Come on over to the Ramada join us!

Pickleball Education Program

From Sharon Falor, 928-853-3474

Pickleball classes this week are for Intermediate and Advanced levels.

Pickleball 102: Intermediate Drills and Skills. All players must be able to dink, drop, serve, and return the ball consistent ly. 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: Feb 1, 15, March 1, 15, 29. Class Time: 11:00-12:30

The Pickleball class this week is Advanced Techniques.

Pickleball 103: Advanced Techniques. All players must have a rank of 3.5 or 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:   Feb 1, 13, 27, March 1, 13, Class Time: 11:00-12:30

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.

Crafty Crafters

From Bernie Olson

Anybody interested in taking over the craft group for the rest of the season? I won’t be able to do it after my surgery. I would be available by phone to help. Please send me an email at

Book Club

The next Book Club meeting will be Thursday, February 9, at 10 am at the Ramada. If the weather is forecasted to be too chilly, we'll send out info about an alternate location. Hugh Rhine will lead the discussion on Stoicism for Inner Peace.

Coming Soon...Dessert Buffet and Silent Auction

Mark Your Calendar for February 14th, Valentines' Day

From Jody Hauge

The Enhancement Committee will be having a (Valentine’s Day) Dessert Buffet and Silent Auction on Tuesday, February 14th from 1-3 pm at the Ramada. The Buffet will have an assortment of scrumptious homemade desserts to choose from.

The Silent Auction will give everyone an opportunity to bid on amazing items ranging from beautiful crafted items, assorted baskets, services, a bike and some very unique and beautiful donations.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to come out and support our EE Community. Proceeds from the event will go to the Enhancement committee to be used to enhance our beautiful community.

Watch next week for more information.

Caring Connections

Cynthia Gates

  • Our friend, neighbor, and long time resident, Cynthia Gates, was hospitalized last week. Her daughter, Tammy Kempton, reports that Cynthia is home now but isn't yet recovered. If you'd like to send her a card, her address is 101 Circulo Napa, Green Valley AZ 85614.

Food Collection

From Sandy LaVoi

Thanks everyone for your generosity. We have made a couple trips this past few days to the Food bank.

Shout out to William Olson's Band

From John Nesavich

My Wife and I went to your Concert at Coaches last night and everyone there had a great time. The band is great, and we even danced! I've never seen so many Cowboy boots! William Olson is our EE Webmaster.


Esperanza Estates History

As Seen Through the Eyes of William R. Milne

From Judy Hayes

Around 2012, Bill (William) Milne, primary masonry contractor for Esperanza Estates and former EE resident, wrote a history of the development of Esperanza Estates. Bill contracted with Earl Whigham, Esperanza Estates developer, and they worked together for 13 years building Esperanza Estates into our unique neighborhood.

Here's Bill's introduction:

  • "Esperanza Estates is a unique subdivision in Green Valley, Arizona. In order to provide the reader with an understanding of this subdivision, its origin and history, I would like to introduce you to some of the individuals that were quite involved from the very beginning concerning the design and execution of the Esperanza Estates plans. You will also meet a group of men and women who were not in on the actual beginnings. They have nonetheless contributed greatly to the historical and highly memorable experiences this novel subdivision encountered through a short, though very exciting term of existence. These two entities, with their histories and Esperanza Estates' history are really inseparable."

Many thanks to Tom Cooke for sharing Bill's story. We have posted it on the Esperanza Estates web site at this link for all our residents to see. It's a relatively long read, but it is interesting, entertaining, and well worth the time. I came away with a renewed appreciation for our neighborhood and for the rich culture that is Esperanza Estates.



Jan 27, 2023 - Feb 5, 2023

Performed by The Santa Cruz Shoestring Players –

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. 


Monday, February 6, 2023 - 7:00 PM MST

A farm kid from Central California, who sang and played several instruments made her way to the music industry full time after routing through a life of training cow horses, cutting horses, 3-day event, foxhunting, and steeplechase horses. 

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Funny Bone

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Judy Hayes,, 720-201-9260 or

John Nesavich,, 303-880-3261

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