Monday Morning Memo

November 7, 2022

Esperanza Estates

Special Event

Coffee and Dessert to Honor Veterans!

From Robin Lockwood


The Hospitality Committee would like to invite our veterans and everyone would would like to meet them to join us for COFFEE AND DESSERT at the Ramada on Friday, November 11th at 1 pm. Please join us for this special day of recognition and honor for those who have served our country in the Armed Forces.

What's Happening in EE This Week?


7:30 am to 11:30 am


Pickleball Courts


8:00 am


Palo Verde Park

Book Club

10:00 am



Thirsty Thursday

4:00 pm



Veterans Coffee & Dessert

1:00 pm



Neighborhood News

Ballots for EE Trash Removal Proposal

From Ken Lindeman, EE HOA Secretary

All the ballots for the Trash Collection decision are in the mail and everyone should have received theirs by now. If they haven't received a ballot, please call Ken Lindeman at 970-577-3395.

VERY IMPORTANT...In order for your vote to be properly counted, your ballot MUST BE in the Ballot Envelope and then inserted in the Signature Envelope before returning it. 

Ballots not submitted correctly cannot be counted.

The deadline for submitting ballots is November 30. All EE households are encouraged to vote.

2023 Board Member Election

From Ken Lindeman, EEHOA Secretary

Nominations, Nominations, and Nominations


I would like to nominate “you” to run for the Esperanza Board of Directors.  Esperanza Estates is run by a volunteer Home Owners Association versus a paid management company.  I am again encouraging residents to volunteer for this Board by entering their name into the upcoming election. Three positions are open each year as a term runs for three years. Please contact me, Ken Lindeman, at 970-577-3395 or email me at it you would like to have your name on the 2023 ballot.  Thank you.

Halloween Party Was a Hoot!

Around 100 folks attended our EE Halloween party. As always, we had LOTS of delicious food and drinks and some creative and imaginative costumes! Many thanks to our Hospitality Committee for hosting our first event of the season!!


From Mary Harp

The Gardeners will meet on Tuesday, November 8, at 8:00 a.m. at Palo Verde Park next to 1142 Del Norte.  Bring tools for cleanup, pruning and weeding at the park. New gardeners are always welcome.

Book Club

From Linda Sielken

The EE Book Club meets this week, Thursday, November 10, 10 am at the Ramada. Our book selection this month is The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. Discussion will be led by Kathy Lindeman. Everyone, both Women and Men, are welcome!

Thirsty Thursday

Our next "Thirsty Thursday" Happy Hour is this week, Thursday, November 10th, 4:00 pm in the Ramada. Thirsty Thursdays are held every other week and are no-host events. No-host just means that everyone brings their own drink, appetizer to share (if you'd like), eating utensils, and we all help clean up.  Come on, drink, and join in!

EE Crafty Crafters

From Bernie Olson


The EE Crafty Crafters group will be gathering every other Thursday at 1 pm at the Ramada. The first meeting is November 17, and we will be making Candy Cane Wreaths. Please bring 24 candy canes and a hot glue gun (if you already have it). Other supplies will be provided.

Everyone is welcome to join in. If you have questions, please call or email Bernie Olson, 920-254-9277, 

Food Shelf Donations

From Sandy LaVol

We had lots of donations for the Food Bank last week. Thanks everyone for your generosity! We continue to collect food donations throughout the year at our Food Shelf in the Ramada. The Food Bank can take only non-perishable, unopened food. Thanks again!

Good To Know

Here’s When You Shouldn’t Use Post Office Drop Boxes, According to USPS

Source: Leada Gore |, Oct. 25, 2022

The rise of identity theft has criminals targeting your mail. And there’s no better way to get to that mail – and the information it contains – than directly at the U.S. Post Office. Postal officials said the groups of criminals across the country are using the internet and social media to coordinate strategic targeting of Post Office collection boxes. There are certain days and times when the collection boxes are more likely to be targeted, postal officials said.

“The biggest variable enticing these criminals to steal are customers depositing mail into blue collection boxes after the last collection of the day or during Sundays and federal holidays. If customers simply used retail service or inside wall drop slots to send their U.S. Mail, instead of depositing it to sit outside overnight or through the weekend, blue collection boxes would not be as enticing after business hours to mail thieves for identity theft and check-washing schemes,” USPS said in a release.

USPS tips on how to prevent mail theft:

  • The most secure way to send mail is through the local Post Office retail counter. If that is not feasible, the next safest way is to use the inside collection slots that deposit mail directly into the Post Office.
  • If using the Postal Service’s outside blue collection boxes, never deposit mail after the last dispatch time. Each box has dispatch times printed on a label, and it will point you to the location for the latest pickup time in your area. Avoid depositing mail during the night, Sundays, and federal holidays.
  • If you witness someone going into a collection box or mail delivery receptacle during non-postal work hours, contact your local police, and notify postal inspectors at 877-876-2455.
  • Sign up for Informed Delivery so that you will be notified about mail that the USPS expects to deliver to your mail receptacle.
  • Do not allow your mail to sit overnight in mailboxes. If you are going out of town, submit a mail hold order to pause your delivery of U.S. Mail.
  • If you think you are a victim of mail theft, contact local law enforcement and the United States Postal Inspection Service. In addition to the Postal Service’s reward on mail thieves, robbery of an on-duty postal employee carries a reward of up to $50,000. Tips can be made anonymously via 877-876-2455, or



Friday, November 11, 2022 - 7:00 PM MST


Saturday November 12, 2022

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