Monday Morning Memo

January 24, 2022

Esperanza Estates

What's Happening in EE This Week?

Gentle Yoga

11:15 am




9:00 am


Open space by Pickleball Courts

Chair Yoga

1:30 pm




9:00 am


Pickleball Courts

Neighborhood Directory Sale


2-3 pm


2-3 pm


Neighborhood News

EEHOA Election Results

From Dave Sielken and Ken Lindeman, EEHOA

Elected to three year terms on the EEOA Board are Sharon Falor, Ken Lindeman and Dean Lockwood. Thanks to the candidates that ran in the Board election, as that is the only way we can maintain a volunteer organization for administering this HOA. Your interest is greatly appreciated.

The Board's Officers for 2022 are:

President - Dave Sielken

Vice President - Tom Cooke

Secretary - Ken Lindeman

Treasurer - Dean Lockwood

Committee Leads:

  • Common Area Maintenance - Cyndie Alto
  • Financial Review - Hugh Rhine and Kevin Welsh
  • Hospitality - Robin Lockwood
  • Block Watch (formerly called Neighborhood Watch) - Sharon Falor
  • Capital Projects - Kevin Welsh
  • Architectural Control - Debbie Ries
  • Enhancement - Jackie Rautio

Contact information for all Board members is in the newly issued directories

New EE HOA Directories

From Cheri Day

EE Telephone Directories will be sold for $5 at the Ramada Tuesday, Jan 25th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm and Thursday, Jan 27th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.


From Mary Harp

The Gardeners will meet on Tuesday, January 25th at 9:00 a.m. at the open space below the pickleball 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.

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga at the Ramada with Phyllis Schmidt is on Fridays at the Ramada, 1:30 pm. There are only 3 more weeks left, with the last class on February 11. Direct any questions to Kathy Lindeman, 970-577-3395.

Work Party

From Kevin Welsh

The work party last week was a success. Thanks to everyone who participated in cleaning up sand and debris from the street on Napa. Volunteers rule!

Caring Connections

Melodye Cooke

  • Long time Esperanza Estates resident, Melodye Cooke, passed away last week at her home. Melodye and her husband, Tom, have lived in EE for 22 years, and have been very active in our community. Tom says that Melodye was the "impetus for the Ramada being built. Melodye was involved in social activities here, and it became apparent that we had nowhere to gather. She started talking it up, and soon the plans for the Ramada took shape." Melodye made many friends here, and she will be sorely missed. There are no services planned. Our sincere condolences to Tom and all their family and friends.

Good to Know

Free Covid Home Tests


The government website for ordering free covid home tests (4 per address) is open now at

Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from Here’s what you need to know about your order:

  • Limit of one order per residential address
  • One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
  • Orders will ship free starting in late January


The Pirates of Penzance

January 20-30


Produced by Green Valley's Shoestring Players (including some EE residents)

Purchase tickets at CPAC Website


Funny Bone


Source: Happy Living


Source: Laugh With the Ladies

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Source: Hysterical Society

Thanks Dan Rajsic

Please send your jokes, suggestions, and comments to Judy Hayes,, 720-201-9260