Monday Morning Memo

April 25, 2022

Esperanza Estates

What's Happening in EE This Week?


7:00 am to 11:00 am


Pickleball Courts

Morning Water Aerobics

8:30 am

Mon Wed Fri


Gentle Yoga

11:15 am




8:00 am


Raised Rock Gardens behind Del Sur

Hospitality Meeting

10:00 am



Crafty Crafters

1:00 pm



Thirsty Thursday

4:00 pm



Neighborhood News

Pickleball Time Change

From Greg Gramsted

Pickleball time is changing. We will have new play times for the Summer, 7 am -11 amStarts Monday, 04/25/2022.


From Mary Harp

The Gardeners will meet on Tuesday, April 26th at 8:00 am at the three new raised rock gardens behind del Sur.  Bring tools for clean up, pruning and weeding at the Park. New gardeners are always welcome. Call or text 520.329.9103 for Rod Harp with questions.

Hospitality Meeting

From Robin Lockwood

The Hospitality committee will meet on Tuesday, April 26th at 10 am in the Ramada to make plans for our upcoming Cinco de Mayo event. We hope to see you there!

Crafty Crafters

From Bernie Olson

The Crafters will meet this Thursday, , 1 pm, at the Ramada. We are working on individual projects for the rest of the season. This will be our last gathering for the Season. Call Bernie with questions, 920-254-9277.

Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour Is This Thursday!!

EE's Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour is this Thursday, April 28th at the Ramada, at 4:00 pm.  As is usual, we use the no-host approach...bring your own beverages, appetizers are optional, bring your own utensils. Just come visit, say hello to friends, hang out and enjoy some Arizona afternoon sunshine!!

Cinco De Mayo Celebration, May 5

From Robin Lockwood

The Hospitality Committee is hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Ramada on Thursday, May 5th. This will be a Mexican Pot Luck dinner, so please bring your favorite dish to share (appetizer, main course or dessert). We will provide EVERYTHING else.....Margaritas, wine, beer, soda, water, plates, utensils, cups, napkins. There will be NO COST for this event.  

Social hour with free, provided beverages begins at 4:30, and dinner will begin at 5:00.

Mark your calendars...we look forward to a festive evening with you!!!

Newest Park in Esperanza Estates....Sunrise Park

The name for the park on the SE end of Del Norte has been approved, and the sign has been installed! You are all welcome to enjoy the sunrise, as well as a spectacular view of the moonrise from these benches in SUNRISE PARK! Thank you to the Shay's for donating the sign, and the Lockwood's for installing it.

Weed Control

From Tom Cooke

Our board is required by law to enforce the CCR‘s, which require that we do weed abatement in our common areas. The board maintains its own equipment for weed spraying, manned by volunteers who spray regularly, although not on a schedule basis.

The active ingredient in the spray used is glyphosate, the same ingredient used in most hardware store type weed sprays for household use. It is accompanied by a vegetable based colorant which is designed to break down in sunlight and disappear in a day or two and is harmless to household pets. All common areas are sprayed, although those more visible to the public will naturally receive more attention. If you observe a common area that you believe may have been overlooked or requiring special attention please report it to any board member.

No resident is authorized to place a “No Spray” sign in any common area unless they are willing to keep it weed free. Such signs in weedy areas won’t be honored.

All EE residents (except Quad owners) are required to take care of weeds in their own yards unless special arrangements have been made. Help is available on request to any owner who for financial or physical reasons is unable to do so. Contact any board member for assistance.

Painted Rock Plant Labels at Shade Tree Park

Have you noticed the cheerful new painted rock plant labels in Shade Tree Park (next to the Pickleball Courts)? Those are the clever handiwork of Margaret Larson and Donna Smith. Thanks so much, ladies....they are beautiful!

Community Directories

From Ken Lindeman

Don't forget to pick up your Green Valley Community Directory. There are still some copies left at the Ramada.

Community Food Bank

From Sandy LaVoi

I received a letter this week from the Sahuartia Food Bank saying they are facing a shortage of emergency food. Food they always need includes:


Cereal or oatmeal

Peanut butter

Canned meat

Macaroni and cheese / ramen / pasta

Canned soup

Canned vegetables

Canned tomato products

They also appreciate other non-perishable non-refrigerated foods. See more information about the Sahuarita Food Bank on their website. As always, thank you for your generosity.

Caring Connections

Neighborhood Jam Session

From Judy Willmott

Good to Know

On the Road Again - with Scammers

Source: Green Valley Sheriff Auxiliary Volunteer's Scam Squad 

With COVID fading you might be thinking of traveling once again to Mexico or some other foreign country.

Be advised the FBI is issuing a warning to you. If you plan to travel abroad be careful because scammers are everywhere including social media. If you choose to post online, be sure to make the post private. Don’t let the scammers scrolling through social media see where you are.

A well-known scam is the caller saying your family member has been kidnapped and you need to pay a ransom. Don’t let your social media posts make you that virtual family member.

Scammers may approach you saying they are a fellow traveler. It’s our nature to be friendly travelers, but be wary until it’s obvious your new friend is just another friendly traveler. Be especially wary if you are on your own or outside your group.

Funny Bone

Source: Unknown

Where can single men over the age of 70 find younger women who are interested in them?

Try a bookstore under fiction.

Source Jokes for Seniors

Source: Jokes For Seniors

Source: Just For Jokes

Please send your jokes, suggestions, and comments to

Judy Hayes, jkhayes70@gmail.com, 720-201-9260 or

John Nesavich, jnesavich@gmail.com,303-880-3261

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