Mystery Spot

Have you seen this spot in EE?

Thanks Hugh Rhine for the pic

(answer below)

Monday Morning Memo

October 17, 2022

Esperanza Estates

What's Happening in EE This Week?


7:30 am to 11:30 am


Pickleball Courts

EE HOA Board Meeting

1:00 pm




7:30 am



Neighborhood News

Pickleball Time Change

From Greg Gramstad

Effective Monday, 10-17-2022, Pickleball will be from 7:30 am to 11:30 am. New and Old residents are always welcome.

EE HOA Board Meeting, Monday, October 17

From Dave Sielken, President EE HOA Board of Directors

Welcome back, Seasonal Residents! 

Please join our October Esperanza Estates HOA Board meeting at the Ramada on Monday, October 17, at 1 pm. The meeting will be in person, and all residents are invited.

Our Board meetings are a great opportunity to catch up on what has been going on in Esperanza Estates. This week, we'll be addressing the proposal to adopt a Single Trash Provider in EE. You can also learn about opportunities to join our great corps of volunteers for our committees and our upcoming Board election. 

Thanks and again, welcome "home".


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 



From Mary Harp

The Gardeners will meet on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30 a.m. at Portillo Bridge Park.  Bring tools for clean up, pruning and weeding at the Park.  New gardeners are always welcome.

Hospitality Meeting

From Robin Lockwood

The Hospitality Committee will hold its first meeting for the 2022-2023 season on Wednesday, October 26th at 11 am at the Ramada. Anyone who is interested in joining this wonderful committee, which sponsors a monthly EE gathering at the Ramada, is welcome to join us. 

Planning Meeting

Annual EE Craft Sale

From Bernie Olson and Debbie Ries

If you'd like to be a vendor at the Annual EE Craft Sale, please come to a planning meeting on Thursday, October 27, 1 pm, at the Ramada. The sale will be Saturday, December 3. Please call Bernie Olson at 920-254-9277 or Debbie Ries at 425-530-6384 with questions.

Mark Your Calendars!

We're having a Halloween Party!

From Robin Lockwood

The Hospitality Committee is ready to celebrate Halloween!

Please join us for our first Hospitality event of the 2022-2023 season on Monday, October 31st. This will be a potluck dinner, so please bring that favorite dish to share. The Hospitality Committee will provide everything else....plates, utensils, wine, beer, water, soda.  There is no charge for this event. You may wear a costume if you'd like, but it is not required!!!  Happy Hour is at 4:30, dinner will be served beginning at 5:00 at the Ramada.

Book Club Reading List

From Linda Sielken

The EE Book Club met last Thursday. Here is our schedule and reading list for the season: Unless otherwise indicated, our meetings will be held at the Ramada on the second Thursday of the month at 10:00 am.

November 10

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

led by Kathy Lindeman

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

 book TBA

led by Hugh Rhine

March 9

The Girl With Braided Hair by Margaret Coel

led by Lynn Theder

We will meet at Judy Hayes's home

April 13

book TBA

led by Linda Sielken

Food Shelf Collection

From Sandy LaVoi

As always, many thanks for the food shelf donations!!! Your support makes a difference for so many. Nonperishable, unopened food donations can be left at the Ramada. Phil and Sandy LaVoi deliver them to the Community Food Bank.

Caring Connections

Have Extra Paver Bricks?

Do you have any extra paver bricks, 4"x8", that you are looking to rehome? We are needing some bricks to place between the street and sidewalk area. See photo for example.

Please call Karen R., 520-465-0848, 1148 W. Calle Excelso.

Good To Know

Clever Egg Dishes 


Here is an interesting video with several clever ways to prepare egg dishes.  

Click here


CPAC Programs This Week

Click here for more details


Tuesday October 18, 2022

THREE DOG NIGHT TRIBUTE - favorite Gaslight Theatre performers

Wednesday October 19, 2022


Oct 20, 2022 - Oct 21, 2022

ARIZONA GHOST STORIES - A Film by Phil Wenstrand

Friday, October 21, 2022 - 7:30 PM MST

EVENING OF COMEDY MAGIC - Michael DeSchalit & Norm Marini

Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 7:00 PM MST


A play by David Lindsay-Abaire

Performed by the Santa Cruz Shoestring Players

Opens October 28 at CPAC

From Neighbor Marijane Milton

Optimists Golf Tournament

The 34th Annual Optimist Golf Tournament is on Saturday, Oct 29th at the Haven Golf Course.

All proceeds go to local Kids. It's a fun 4-person scramble with lots of on-course contests followed by a luncheon featuring our Famous Calderallo Italian Sausage with prize awards, raffle, and silent auction results. The cost is $95 per person or $350 for a foursome.

Contact Kevin Welsh at 520-223-3861 or register online at:

Funny Bone

Source: Linn McLea, Author

Source John Nesavich

Source: Word of the Day

Source: Middle Aged Humor

Source: Gary Larson The Far Side 1987

Source: Elizabeth Perryman

The Mystery Spot is located behind the Esperanza Estates sign along the EE Trail at Portillo.

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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