Common Area NW Corner of Del Norte

Thanks Greg Gramstad

and Tom Aigner

Monday Morning Memo

November 11, 2022

Esperanza Estates

What's Happening in EE This Week?


7:30 am to 11:30 am


Pickleball Courts


8:00 am


Mountain View Park

Crafty Crafters

1:00 pm



Neighborhood News

Thank You EE Veterans!!

Our EE Hospitality Committee hosted a wonderful Dessert and Coffee party on Veterans Day to honor our many Veterans in Esperanza Estates. Thank You to all our Veterans for Your Service to our Country!!!

Also, Thank You to the Hospitality Committee for hosting another excellent event and to the Optimist Club for the use of their flag.

Thanks Gloria Creagh and Hugh Rhine for the pictures

Trash Ballot Update

From Ken Lindeman, EE HOA Secretary

203 ballots were hand delivered last weekend. Another 147 ballots were put in the mail last

Monday. To date, I have received 177 valid ballot envelopes and 4 ballot envelopes that are invalid because they were not inserted into the signature envelope. The signature envelope is important for me to ensure we do not receive more than one ballot envelope for a single property.

I must encourage everyone to vote on this “Single Trash Service” proposal. The silent majority will not give a clear picture on how the members of our community stand on this proposal. Please Vote. The last day to receive ballots is November 30, 2022. Should anyone still need a ballot or want to correct an invalid ballot, please call me at 970-577-3395.

2021 Board Member Election

From Ken Lindeman, Secretary EE HOA Board

My phone has been quiet and my email is empty. I chair the Esperanza Estates nominating committee for finding new people to volunteer and put their name on the ballot for a Director position on our HOA board. 

We do have many volunteers that keep Esperanza Estates expenses low, and this is just one more way that a volunteer for our HOA board can help. Various HOA's are run by outside management groups at a large expense. With volunteers, we can continue to run our HOA at minimal expense. 

Therefore, please throw your name in the hat and run for Esperanza Estates HOA board. Please contact me at 970-577-3395 or email me at if you would like to have your name on the ballot. Thank you.


From Mary Harp

The Gardeners will meet on Tuesday, November 15th at 8:00 a.m. at Mountain View Park on Napa.  Bring tools for cleanup, pruning and weeding at the Park. New gardeners are always welcome.

EE Crafty Crafters

Source: Bernie Olson


The EE Crafty Crafters group meet every other Thursday at 1 pm at the Ramada. The next meeting is this Thursday, November 17, and we will be making Candy Cane Wreaths.

You will need 24 candy canes, embellishments, and a hot glue gun (if you already have it). Some have been having trouble finding candy canes. Last week we found some at Walgreens in Tucson, although other stores may have them by now. You will also need some embellishments like small ornaments, small ribbon for bows and a hanger. etc. Big Lots has a bunch of things for decorating the wreath. Pinterest online also has ideas for decorating the candy cane wreath.

Everyone is welcome to join in. If you have questions, please call or email Bernie Olson, 920-254-9277,

Cover the Spa

From Dave Sielken, EE HOA President

If there is any chance that you will be the last party using the spa before closing, please pull the cover over to help keep the water warm overnight and costs down.

Thank you.

EE Nametags

From Robin Lockwood

For those of you who ordered EE nametags at the Halloween event at the Ramada, they have arrived!!! They will be place alphabetically (sort of) in the name tag boxes at the next EE event at the Ramada

For those of you who would like to order your own nametag, there are order forms on the bulletin board in the kitchen at the Ramada. You can fill those out and get them to either Robin Lockwood or Debbie Ries. If you have questions or need help, please feel free to call Robin at 612-618-5582 or Debbie at 425-530-6384. The cost is $6.00 per name tag, and our vendor prefers cash, please.

Green Valley Council

Public Meeting on Proposed Canoa Ranch Development

From Hugh Rhine, EE GVC Rep

The Green Valley Council’s Planning & Architectural Committee is inviting the adjoining neighborhoods and community members to attend a public meeting to review the proposed Canoa Ranch Block 27-S development. Representatives from the project’s planners will present plans for the project and answer any questions. The meeting will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, at the Canoa Hills Recreation Center, 3660 S. Camino Del Sol Green Valley, AZ 85622.

Book Club

The EE Book Club met last week and had an interesting discussion of The Tatooist from Auschwitz (led by Kathy Lindeman). Our next meeting will be Thursday December 8, 10 am in the Ramada. Our December book is The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, discussion will be led by Marce Pross. The book selections for the remainder of the year are:

December 8

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

led by Marce Pross

January 12

The Governor's Wife by Mark Gimenez

led by Judy Hayes

We will meet at Lynn Theder's home

February 9

Stoicism for Inner Peace by by Einzelganger and Fleur Vaz 

led by Hugh Rhine

March 9

The Girl With Braided Hair by Margaret Coel

led by Lynn Theder

We will meet t Judy Hayes's home

April 13

book TBA

led by Linda Sielken

Reminder about Ramada Food Collection

From Sandy LaVoi

Just a reminder...the need is always there at the Food Bank. Our EE Food Collection is located in the Ramada. The Community Food Bank needs non-perishable, not opened food. Thank you all for your generosity .

Good To Know

Scam Alert 

Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department

We've recently received several reports of a scammer calling people claiming to be a Sheriff’s Department employee. The scammer is telling the person answering the phone they have an outstanding warrant and need to make payment arrangements with a money/gift card immediately. The scammer asks for the card number and pin over the phone.

The Sheriff's Department will NEVER contact you to ask for money. If you receive a call like this, do not give the caller any information and call 911 right away to make a report.

If you get a suspicious call from someone claiming to be an employee of the Sheriff's Department, don't hesitate to call us to verify the legitimacy of the call. Here are a few tips to prevent you from becoming a victim:

  • Do not give out personal information to an incoming caller.
  • Contact the law enforcement agency to see if you actually have a warrant.
  • Law enforcement agencies will not have you send payments or purchase prepaid credit cards to satisfy fines.
  • Report suspicious calls to law enforcement.

Bicycle Tour Road Closures

Source: TJ Juskiewicz | Executive Director

The 39th El Tour de Tucson will be in our area on Saturday, November 19, 2022. There will be thousands of cyclists from all over the world riding in Tucson's world-class cycling event. The ride begins at 7 a.m.

El Tour has helped raise over $105 million dollars for charitable causes since 1983. This year they plan to give over 500 bikes and helmets to kids in need throughout Pima County.

The link here - - shows road closures for the ride.

Green Valley Area Road Closures

 SB Houghton (Mary Ann Cleveland Way to Sahuarita Rd): 8:25 am – 11:15 am 

 WB & EB Continental (between CPAC and Duval Mine Rd): 9:30 am - 1:10 pm Ae

 NB Mission (Duval Mine Rd to Helmet Peak Rd): 9:30 am – 1:55pm  

 I-19 and Continental TI from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm:  

  • The I-19 NB and SB Off-Ramps will be closed.  
  • The I-19 NB On-Ramp will be open with flagger(s) to control traffic.  
  • The I-19 SB On-Ramp will be open.  
  • The I-19 East Side and West Side Frontage Roads will be open with flaggers to control traffic. Left Turns from the West Side Frontage Road onto WB Continental Road will be  restricted.  

 I-19 and Sahuarita TI from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm 

  • All Ramps will be open with flagger(s) to control traffic


The Green Valley Gardeners Seminar

"Living With and Without Pack Rats"

by Eric Bell, New Owner of Mr. Pack Rat

December 1, 2022

Held at Desert Hills Rec. Center, 2980 S Camino del Sol, Green Valley.

Doors open at 9 AM. Presentations begin at 9:30 AM.

Seminars are open to the public and free of charge.

JOE BOURNE PRESENTS: The Music of Motown

Nov 16, 2022 - Nov 17, 2022

BRITISH INVASION: Rock and Roll from Across the Pond

Friday November 18, 2022

Click here for more info about CPAC events

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Judy Hayes,, 720-201-9260 or

John Nesavich,, 303-880-3261

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