Monday Morning Memo

January 3, 2022

Esperanza Estates

What's Happening in EE This Week?

Gentle Yoga

11:15 am




9:00 am


Open space by Pickleball Courts

Book Club

10 am


1155 Excelso

Chair Yoga

1:30 pm




9:00 am


Pickleball Courts

Neighborhood News

EEHOA Annual Meeting

From Dave Sielken, Board President

The EE Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, January 17 at CPAC where the safety protocols are left to the meeting hosts. Check in starts at 12:30, and Quorum determination is at 1 pm.

The requested standards for our meeting will be very simple:

  • Masks will be required - provided on-site if needed
  • Leave at least one empty seat between you and any person other than your spouse or home partner

Thanks in advance for your coorperation and consideration.

EEHOA Board of Directors Election

From Ken Lindeman, EEHOA Board Secretary

Today, Monday January 10, is the last day to vote for candidates for open positions on the EEHOA Board of Directors.The bio's for each candidate can be accessed at Board Candidate Statements. You can drop off your ballots at the Ramada.

2022 EEHOA Dues 

From Dean Lockwood, HOA Board Treasurer

Just a reminder, after January 15 unpaid EEHOA dues will incur a late fee of $35. Again, many thanks to everyone who paid their dues promptly. Please call Dean Lockwood at 612-240-0945 with questions.


From Mary Harp

The Gardeners will meet on Tuesday, January 11th at 9:00 a.m. at the open space below the pickle ball courts and along the EE Trail by the wash. We will continue to work on the three new raised cactus gardens. Bring gloves. New gardeners are always welcome.

Book Club

From Linda Sielken

EE Book Club will meet at Lynn Theder's home, 1155 Excelso, on Thursday, January 13, 10 am, to discuss The Bitterroots by C.J.Box.  Please note this week only we'll meet at 10 am and at Lynn's home. Please RSVP to Lynn at 262-212-0267.

EE Pool Reopens

The pool deck repair work at our pool is finished. The pool reopened on Sunday, January 9. Thanks to Tom Cooke, Gary Rautio, and others who shepherded this project through. We greatly appreciate everything you do to keep our pool in great shape.

Del Norte Park Patio and New Bench

We need to clarify the news about the lovely work recently done in the Del Norte park. The patio and bench were donated by Sam Simonson and Dean and Robin Lockwood as a gift to the community. The plaque they ordered for the second bench will say "Refresh your body. Renew your soul." The park has a lovey view of the mountains. Thanks to Sam, Dean, and Robin!

Caring Connections

Doris Hayes

  • We are very sorry to report that our neighbor, Doris Hayes, Nueva, passed away on December 29, after suffering a stroke at age 88. Our sincere condolences to Doris' family and friends. At this time, no services are planned.


The Pirates of Penzance

January 20-30


Produced by Green Valley's Shoestring Players

Purchase tickets at CPAC Website


Funny Bone


Thanks Dan Rajsic!


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