Sun Rise in Green Valley

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Monday Morning Memo

February 20, 2023

Esperanza Estates

What's Happening in EE This Week?


9:00 am to 1:00 pm


Pickleball Courts

Pickleball Classes

11:00 am to 1:30 pm

Monday and Wednesday

Pickleball Courts

HOA Board Meeting

1:00 pm




9:00 am



Sausage Fest

4:30 Happy Hour

Dinner 5:00 pm



Special Event




Please join the Hospitality team as we host the Green Valley Optimist Club as they cook their “world famous” Italian sausages for EE’s much anticipated “Sausage Fest” on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23 at the Ramada. (Note the change of date!!)

Happy Hour will begin at 4:30 and dinner will begin around 5:00, when the sausages are fully cooked.

Dinner will include a sausage on a bun with optional grilled onions and green peppers and sauerkraut. Sides will include coleslaw, chips and cookies for dessert.  As always, the Hospitality committee will provide complimentary beverages including wine, beer, soda, coffee and water.  

The cost of this wonderful dinner is $10.00. It is important to remember that this fee is for one full dinner per person. There will not be seconds on sausages offered without an additional cost. The Optimists have committed to cooking 150 sausages, so come early to assure that you will get your sausage.

If you are not able to eat at the Ramada for some reason (such as unusually cold weather!), we will have “To Go” boxes available. Let us do your cooking!!!

Frozen sausage will also be available for purchase at a special price....10 Pks for $20 & 4 Pks for $10!

All profits from this event will go to the Optimist Club to support their work in supporting kids’ programs throughout Green Valley. There will be Optimists Club members available to explain their mission. As always, we encourage you to bring a donation for the Food Shelf to this event!

Neighborhood News

EE HOA Board Meeting,

Monday, February 20, 1 pm

The February EE HOA Board meeting is today, Monday, February 20, 1 pm, at the Ramada. The meeting will be in person, and all residents are encouraged to attend. Our Board meetings are a good opportunity to learn what's happening in Esperanza Estates.

2023 Esperanza Estates Telephone & Address directories will be available for purchase at the Monday Board Meeting. $5 each.


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

Old Business

New Business 



From Mary Harp

Weather permitting, the Gardeners will meet on Tuesday, February 21 at 9:00 a.m at the Pool Area.  Bring tools for clean up, pruning and weeding at the Park. New gardeners are always welcome

Pickleball Education Program

From Sharon Falor

Pickleball Lessons will continue every Monday and Wednesday from 11:00 to 12:30. All levels are encouraged to attend and participants will be assigned courts based on experience. 

If the weather is inclement (Rain, Wind Gusts over 15MPH, or Temperatures below 50) lessons will be cancelled. Our turnout has been great, but consistency is important. Try not to miss lessons as we build upon previous instruction. The weather has been difficult, but your eagerness to learn has been excellent. See you soon! 

Green Valley Council Report

From Hugh Rhine, EE HOA Rep

Key takeaways from the 2/16/23 GVC Board Of Representatives meeting...

  • GVC is looking for a new Treasurer as well as an additional member of the GVC Executive Committee.
  • PIMA County Sherriff Chris Nanos gave a 30 minute slide presentation in support of his resent request to investigate building a replacement of the current jail facility.
  • Lieutenant Paul Hill of the PIMA Co Sherriff's office reported that enhanced enforcement of speeding in Green Valley has resulted in a doubling of speeding stops and tickets being issued. The enhanced enforcement of speeding is expected to continue.
  • Sahuarita Mayor Murphy noted that Rural Metro Ambulance is about to end operations in part of Sahuarita and that GV Fire will be providing additional coverage as a result.

Welcome Corp!

From Sharon Falor 

If you are interested in welcoming new residents to our community, please plan on attending our next meeting scheduled for March 9th at 1:00 at my home, 1180 West Circulo Del Sur. At this meeting we will be creating new zones, identifying teams and captains, and compiling new resident folders. All current members, please bring any folders you have so they can be updated for distribution. Thank you and see everyone on the 9th! 

New Residents Coffee and Cakes on April 6th!  Save the Date!

From Sharon Falor

If you are a new resident to Esperanza Estates, please save the date for Coffee and Cakes on April 6th! We will meet at my home 1180 W Circulo Del Sur at 10:00. You will have an opportunity to meet Board Members, hear about volunteer and recreational opportunities, and meet your captain and team leaders. No RSVPs are necessary. Come if you can! 

Dessert Buffet Silent Auction

and Plant Sale Report

From Jody Hauge

The Dessert Buffet and Silent Auction along with the Gardener’s Plant Sale was a big success for our neighborhood. The event was well attended and people were so generous with their donations of desserts, plants and silent auction items.

The fundraiser brought in a total of $2420.50 minus minor expenses. Congratulations to all of you that made it happen. We live in a wonderful community full of fun-loving and giving people.

Thank you to all who donated items and desserts. A big thank you to those participating in the day by bidding, eating desserts and enjoying the fellowship. A special shout out to the members of the Enhancement Committee for all the planning and work that went into a successful event.

Caring Connections

Food Shelf

From Sandy LaVoi

February is Love Month. Thank you for sharing the Love!



Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 7:00 PM

Steve Oda began his musical education at the age of seven, learning to play slide guitar and then jazz guitar. His love of creativity through musical expression led him to the classical music of North India and the sarode. Ty Burhoe has been a disciple of the great tabla maestro, Ustad Zakir Hussain, since 1990. From that time forward, Ty has been wholly dedicated to music as a career and as a spiritual path. Ty is known for his inspired accompaniment and uplifting presence in both classical and in fusion settings. 



Feb 24, 2023 - Feb 25, 2023

Settle in for a show that pays tribute to the pioneers of Southern Rock. Professional entertainer Mike Yarema tells the stories and sings the songs of this iconic group. This long-running popular show features several favorite hits: Born on the Bayou, Fortnuate Son, Proud Mary, Who’ll Stop the Rain, Green River, and many more!

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Health Benefits of Nature

March 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Presented by Jim Shaw

Green Valley Gardeners

Open to the Public .... Free

Canoa Hills Center

3660 S. Camino Del Sol

GVCC Concert "Our Favorite Things"

Source: Linda Sielken

Our annual Spring Concert will be held on Monday, March 20 at 7:00 pm and Tuesday, March 21 at 2:30 pm at Valley Presbyterian Church on Camino del Sol..

Tickets are $15 which can be purchased from any choir member including Linda Sielken, at the door, and at the Chamber of Commerce, Nancy Pantz, The Book Shop, and Creative Edges in the Duval Safeway mall. Please call Linda Sielken, 908 240-1887 with questions.

This concert is a compilation of the favorite pieces of the chorus members that we have sung throughout the years. Bach, Brahms, show tunes from Phantom of the Opera, Music Man, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, Hallelujah Chorus, and many other favorites.

Funny Bone


Source: Home Groan Puns

Source: Give Me a Sign

Source: funny Bone.

Source: Bones FunnY

Source: Senior Jokes

Please send your neighborhood pictures, jokes, suggestions, and comments to

Judy Hayes, [email protected], 720-201-9260 and

John Nesavich, [email protected], 303-880-3261

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