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Monday Morning Memo

March 27, 2023

Esperanza Estates

This Week in Esperanza Estates


9:00 am to

1:00 pm


Pickleball Courts

Pickleball Classes

11:00 am to 1:30 pm

Monday and Wednesday

Pickleball Courts


8:30 am


Portillo Bridge Park

Thirsty Thursday

4 pm



Future Activities in Esperanza Estates

New Residents Coffee and Cakes

April 6

10:00 am

1180 W Circulo Del Sur

Easter Golf Cart Parade

April 9


EE Neighborhood

Book Club

April 13

11 am


Neighborhood News

Pickleball Party

The Pickleball folks gathered for a potluck on Sunday to celebrate the pickleball season. Along with lots of delicious food and pickleball stories, the group recognized Greg Gramstad for the outstanding work he has done as Pickleball Courtmaster for the last several years. Donna Smith memorialized the event with "Ode to Pickleball." Thanks to all who make pickleball a popular activity in Esperanza Estates.


From Mary Harp

The Gardeners will meet on Tuesday, March 28 at 8:30 a.m at Portillo Bridge Park, (across from 312 Portillo).  Bring tools for clean up, pruning and weeding at the Park. New gardeners are always welcome.

Don't Miss Thirsty Thursday This Week!

Thursday, March 30, 4 pm

This is Thirsty Thursday week, so come on over to the Ramada and join in the fun! Thirsty Thursday is EE's informal, no-host happy hour we have very other Thursday at the Ramada at 4 pm. Everyone brings their own beverage, a snack to share (if you like), your own eating utensils, and gathers at the Ramada for a visit with neighbors and friends. Hope you can join in!

Water Aerobics Anyone?

Judy Lang is planning to again lead the water aerobics class at the EE pool, given there is enough interest. It would start in early April on Mon., Wed., & Fri., from 9:00-10:00 a.m., weather permitting. If you are interested, call me @ 520-648-7067 or e-mail me at Thank you to those who responded last week; you don't have to respond again. I will let you know when we will start.

New Residents Coffee and Cakes

From Sharon Falor

If you are a new resident to Esperanza Estates, please save the date for Coffee and Cakes on April 6th! We will meet at my home, 1180 W Circulo Del Sur, at 10:00 am. You will have an opportunity to meet Board Members, hear about volunteer and recreational opportunities, and meet your captain and team leaders. No RSVPs are necessary. Come if you can! 

Annual Easter Golf Cart Parade

and After Party

From Donna Shay

Get ready!! Here comes the Easter Sunday Golf Cart Parade & After Party at the EE Ramada.

Sunday, April 9th at 3 pm

Begin gathering 2:45 at Flag Park 

Dust off those Easter bonnets and golf carts. Add a few colorful flowers, streamers, and some dangling plastic eggs. We'll use the no-host plan for the After Party...BYOB, bring a snack to share (if you like), and your own eating utensils. Celebrate the glorious day with your neighbors in your driveway or join the parade and then the After Party. All are welcome !!!

Neighborhood Relations

Deborah Wright is our new Neighborhood Relations Representative for Esperanza Estates. Deborah is available to assist with EE resident disputes and concerns. She an be reached at 425-870-0247.

Pool Rules for Residents and Guests

Many of us are enjoying visits from out-of-town guests at this time of year. Welcome guests, we hope you enjoy your time here. You will find the rules for both residents and guests regarding using the the EE pool/spa posted at the pool. Here are a few reminders:

  • All guests must have a resident accompany them while at the pool. Please sign in and out using the log provided. EE renters have resident privileges at the pool during the term of their rental agreement. if you encounter individuals at the pool who are not residents and are not accompanied by a resident, please ask them to leave. Please report any difficulty to any EE HOA Board Member.
  • Please observe all posted pool rules, including taking a soapy shower at the pool before entering the pool or spa, wearing a swim suit, and not allowing a child in diapers into either the pool or spa. Also, users of the spa must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Hours for children under 18 are 11 am - 1 pm and 4 pm - 6 pm.
  • Please use headphones or earbuds when listening to music to avoid disturbing others at the pool.

Thanks in advance for your consideration!

Titan Trash

From Kevin Welsh, EE HOA Bord of Directors Vice President

The initial transition to Titan Trash is complete. For any changes to containers or if you believe you have a refund that hasn't been received, it should be addressed through the Titan Website,

Simply click on the button labeled 'START/STOP SERVICE AND MORE' and fill out your service information and click on 'NEXT'.  Then type in your request. You should receive an email acknowledgement shortly and can expect a resolution within 10 days. 

No action is required for vacations, when you return, just put it out as normal. If you forget to put it out, or are late, save it for the next Wednesday, and it will be picked up.

Information about Renting Your Property

The rules about renting your property are addressed in the CC&R's (Convenanats, Conditions, and Restrictions) and can be accessed on the Esperanza Estates website. Renting is addressed in Section 9.12.

Just a couple of quick reminders for Owners and Renters:

  • Owners must have a written rental/lease agreement and notify the HOA of the intent to rent.
  • No Lot may be leased for use as a hotel/motel or for transient purposes, which is defined as a period of less than thirty days
  • Owners must provide Renters with the CC&R's governing residence in Esperanza Estates.
  • Renters must be a single family unit with at least one person aged 55 or older.

2023 Special Assessment 

From Dean Lockwood, HOA Board Treasurer


You have one more week to pay the 2023 Special Assessment on time, due April 1, 2023. You can drop your payment off at the Ramada in the black Suggestion Box, or you can mail it in the envelope provided with the dues notice. Please call Dean Lockwood at 612-240-0945 with questions.

Caring Connections

Aluminum Can Pull Tabs

Lynn Theder has volunteered to manage our aluminum can pull tab donations. Lynn has linked up with teachers at the Sahuarita Intermediate School, Grades 3 - 5. They were thrilled to receive our pull tabs donations, and plan to use the earnings to purchase playground toys and equipment. Please save your aluminum can pull tabs and deposit them in the collection can near the sink at the Ramada.

Food Shelf

From Sandy LaVoi

As always, thank you for your generosity for the Food Shelf at the Ramada. Can you imagine going hungry? Mucho gracias!

Good To Know

What's Wrong With My Fruit Tree?

From Lonnie Borgmann

I was very worried about my grapefruit tree as all the leaves were falling off. My fruit was half size from the bottom of the tree. I took a branch from the top of the tree to the County Extension Office and they told me my problem. It wasn’t a disease, dry, or in need of fertilizer. It was HAIL damage along with heavy frost. I wasn’t here for the big storm that took out lot of skylights and caused roof damage. The branch I took them showed very small new growth, but it was a sign the branch was good. The black marks on the fruit was hail hitting the fruit.

I think about this and realize they were exactly correct. The bottom of my tree is great and fruit was large. Now, I see all new leaves at the top. I watched other owners cleaning up leaves and wanted to tell them why. Just look at top of tree, no leaves but the tree is okay. We all worried about our roofs but forgot about the trees. Might be an interesting read for our neighbors. 


Chamber of Commerce

Community Calendar

Did you know that the Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce publishes an Events Calendar on their website every month? It has many of the various events going on in our community. If you are looking for something to do, check it out.


Tuesday March 28, 2023


Mar 31, 2023 - Apr 2, 2023


April 13 - 23

From Marijane Milton

Click here for more information about CPAC events

Funny Bone

WHEN INSULTS HAD CLASS AND HUMOR.... these insults are from an era before the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words Insults and had some class!

"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play.

Bring a friend, if you have one."

George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill.

"Cannot possibly attend first night, I will attend the second...If there is one."

- Winston Churchill, in response.

A member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows, or of some unspeakable disease."

"That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."

"He had delusions of adequacy." - Walter Kerr

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."

- Clarence Darrow

"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."

- William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it."

- Moses Hadas

"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it."

- Mark Twain

"He has no enemies but is intensely disliked by his friends..."

- Oscar Wilde

Thanks Neighbor, Lillian Sako

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Judy Hayes,, 720-201-9260 and

John Nesavich,, 303-880-3261

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