Monday Morning Memo

June 20, 2022

Esperanza Estates

What's Happening in EE This Week?


7:00 am to 11:00 am


Pickleball Courts

EEHOA Board Meeting

1:00 pm



Hospitality Meeting

10:00 am



Thirsty Thursday

4:00 pm



Neighborhood News

EEHOA Board Meeting Today, Monday, June 20

The June meeting of the EEHOA Board is Monday, June 20, at 1 pm. The meeting will be held online via Zoom. Please see the meeting agenda below. 

All residents are welcome to attend. Are you new to our neighborhood? The Board Meeting is the best place to learn about what's going on in Esperanza Estates.

Topic: EEHOA Board Meeting, June 20, 2022

Time: 12:30 pm room is opened, 1:00 pm meeting start

Join Zoom Meeting: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/9300769281

Password: EEHOA


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


Hospitality Meeting Planning for Fourth of July

There will be a Hospitality meeting today, Monday, June 20, 10 am, at the Ramada to discuss plans for the Fourth of July. We would love to have your ideas and help to plan a July 4th event in Esperanza Estates.

Please call Debbie Ries with questions, 425-530-6384.

Come join us...let's plan a party!

Thirsty Thursday

This Thursday, June 23, is Thirsty Thursday, at the Ramada, 4 pm. Come on down for a visit! 

It's a no-host event, so BYOB, an appetizer to share if you'd like, and your own utensils. Everyone helps clean and straighten up the Ramada afterward.

It's a great chance to see your neighbors...hope you can join in!

Time to Trim the Tall Palms

From Cyndie Alto

Just another reminder about getting your tall palms trimmed. The deadline in Esperanza Estates to have your palm trees trimmed is June 30. The dry fronds are a fire hazard during monsoon season, and a spark can catch them on fire in an instant.   

Homeowners can hire anyone they desire to do the work. EE has an agreement with Monstrosity Tree Service, 520-230-7131, for $80/tree which they will honor for everyone in EE. Trees untrimmed by June 30 will be trimmed by the HOA, and homeowners will be billed $90/tree. Please call Cyndie Alto 509-881-7569 with questions.  

Thanks to everyone who has already taken care of their palms!

Road Work West Esperanza Estates

Our long awaited road project on the West side of EE started Friday, June 17, with anticipated completion by June 30. 

Residents are asked to "Please remove all landscaping, vegetation, vehicles, trailers, boats, etc. from the existing paved roadway surface during this time. Arrangements should be made in advance so as to prevent the need to tow any vehicles."

The County anticipates a Monday through Friday work schedule, 6 am to 4 pm.

The County has clarified our ability to come and go in our vehicles from our homes. 

  • The County will do all they can to minimize the inconvenience to residents.
  • We should be able to come and go as we need to. No need to move vehicles away from the property (but get them off the street).
  • Workers will direct traffic when needed.
  • If a County vehicle is blocking your path, please speak to a road worker and they will move the vehicle if possible.
  • Typically they work in sections and do one side of the road at a time.
  • We can drive on new pavement within 30 minutes after its put down, so if there is a delay it shouldn't be too long.


Please be patient and cordial as the County works to improve our roads. If you need additional information, please contact Pima County at 520-724-6410.

Caring Connections

Fred Hills

  • We are saddened that Fred Hills (Portillo) passed away last week in his home after a long illness. Fred is from Minocqua, Wisconsin and has been a resident of Esperanza Estates for many years. He has many friends here, especially the neighborhood dogs who looked to Fred for treats. He was an avid reader and kept the EE Book Club discussions lively. He will be missed. Our sincere condolences to Fred's brother, David, and their family. Plans for services have not yet been made.

Good To Know

Protect Yourself From Gas Theft

Source: Kelly Blue Book, 3/11/22

Gas theft is on the rise with the increasing prices of gasoline. Thieves are not just siphoning gas out of the tanks, they are even drilling holes in gas tanks and draining the gas into cans. In addition to being dangerous where one spark can cause an explosion, the repair to a gas tank is expensive. Here's an informative article from Kelly Blue Book that suggests ways we can project ourselves from gas theft.

“As the cost of gasoline continues to increase, we believe these cases of fuel theft from gas tanks will increase as well,” Anlleyn Venegas, spokesperson for AAA.

How to Protect Your Car

Thankfully, the steps you can take to protect yourself are mostly free and simple — and mirror the steps needed to protect your vehicle from a wave of catalytic converter thefts that began during the COVID-19 pandemic.

They include:

  • Park indoors
  • If you can’t park indoors, park in a well-lit area
  • Avoid parking anywhere for an extended period of time. If you’re going on a trip, for instance, get a ride to the airport rather than leaving your car unattended in the long-term lot for days at a time
  • Position your car so the fuel door faces the road
  • Consider investing in a locking gas cap


Seussical Jr.

Performed by Students of the CPAC Summer Camp of the Arts

Jun 24, 2022 - Jun 25, 2022

Camp attendees have worked extensively for two weeks to produce this hilarious musical. Based on the original Broadway production, Seussical JR. takes us into the world of Dr. Seuss, where we revisit beloved characters including The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and JoJo – weaving a story of friendship, loyalty, and love – teaching us of the power of being unique, and the importance of fighting for your beliefs. 

Funny Bone

Thanks John Nesavich

Source:  Laugh out Loud

Thanks John Nesavich

Thanks HI Church Coyote

Source:  Just For Jokes

Please send your jokes, suggestions, and comments to

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

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

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