Neighborhood Owl

Guarding the Nest

Thanks Claudia Sherrer for the pic!

Monday Morning Memo

May 1, 2023

Esperanza Estates

This Week in Esperanza Estates


8:00-10:00 am


Pickleball Courts

Water Aerobics

9:00-10:00 am

Mon, Wed & Fri

EE pool


8:30 am


Wishing Well Park

Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Happy Hour 4:30 Pm

Dinner 5 pm



Future Activities in Esperanza Estates

Book Club

10 am

May 11


Thirsty Thursday

4 pm

May 11


EE HOA Board Meeting

1 pm

May 15


Special Event

Cinco De Mayo Celebration, May 5th

From Robin Lockwood, Hospitality Committee

The Hospitality Committee is hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Friday, May 5th at the Ramada and we invite you to join us. 

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, including MARGARITAS, beer, wine, soda, water, plates, napkins, utensils, cups! There will be NO COST for this event.  

Happy Hour begins at 4:30 pm, and dinner will be served at 5:00 pm.  EE residents are welcome to bring guests.

As always, we encourage you to bring a donation for the local Food Shelf.

We look forward to a festive evening with you!

Neighborhood News


From Mary Harp

The Gardeners will meet on Tuesday, May 2 at 8:30 am at Wishing Well Park next to 107 Napa.  Bring tools for clean up, pruning and weeding. New gardeners are always welcome.

Important Gardener’s request: We need a few volunteers to water our newly planted trees during the month of June. Please call or text Rod Harp at 520.329.9103 soon so we can get it set up before June. 

Green Valley Community Directories

From Ken Lindeman, EE HOA Board Secretary

We have a delivery of the new, 2023 Green Valley Community Directories. They will be at the Ramada for pick-up for anyone that wants one. We have only 75 copies, so early bird gets the worm :)

EE Nametags Orders

From Robin Lockwood

Orders for EE nametags will be on hiatus until fall when I return. I will notify the community when I am able to resume taking orders. Thank you!

Unsung Heros

Esperanza Estates HOA Board

Nominated by Donna Smith

I would like to nominate our EE HOA Board of Directors as our Unsung Hero(s).

None of us know the endless hours spent on meetings, reports, inspections, maintenance, mailings, phone calls, (some I'm sure in the middle of the night), and other thankless tasks...all done on a volunteer basis! There have been, let's say "unfavorable" anonymous emails sent to members in the past. I just want them all to know they are GREATLY appreciated.

THANK YOU to Dave, Dean, Debbie, Cyndie, Gary, Ken, Kevin, Sharon and Tom.

Your tireless work makes Esperanza Estates the best neighborhood in Green Valley.

Keep up the good work!

Dean Lockwood, Treasurer

Cyndie Alto, Common Area Maintenance

Dave Sielken, President

Kevin Welsh, Vice President

Ken Lindeman, Secretary

Debbie Ries, Architectural Control

Tom Cooke, Capital Projects

Sharon Falor, Welcome Corps

Gary Rautio, Recreational Faicilities

Caring Connections

Lost at the Ramada/Pool

Lost, a handmade wooden back scratcher at the Ramada/Pool. If you found it, please contact or return it to Joel Johannes, 758 W Regalo,

715-614-5257. This was a gift, so anxious to find it. Thanks in advance for your help.

Good to Know

Heat Awareness Week

May 1-5, 2023

Source: Arizona Department of Health Services

The summer heat is here again and with it comes triple-digit temperatures that last through September. The high temperatures we experience in Arizona can be more than just unpleasant. Extreme heat can increase the risk for heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke. In 2022, Arizona hospitals saw 3268 heat-related emergency department visits and a record 671 deaths occurred. Communities most affected in the state have been in southwest and central Arizona. 

Preventing Heat-Related Illness

Your body keeps itself cool by letting heat escape through the skin, and by evaporating sweat (perspiration). If your body does not cool properly or does not cool enough, you might suffer from a heat-related illness.

Anyone can be susceptible to heat-related illness. Those at greatest risk are infants and young children, adults over 65, people who are homeless, people who are overweight, people who overexert during work or exercise, and people who are physically ill or on certain medications, such as for depression, insomnia, or poor circulation. Heat-related illness may be serious or even deadly if unattended.

Staying healthy during the summer is easier if you take the time to protect yourself by making sure you are drinking enough water and limiting your exposure to the heat. Follow these simple rules:

  • Drink water. Even people that stay mostly indoors all day should drink at least 2 liters of water per day. People that spend time outdoors should drink 1 to 2 liters per hour that they are outdoors. People that do strenuous activity outdoors should be very careful, being your body can lose up to 4 liters of water per hour during strenuous activity. You should carry water with you and drink even if you do not feel thirsty. Be heat safe and avoid alcohol, which dehydrate the body. Avoid using salt tablets unless directed to do so by a physician.
  • Dress for the heat. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect away some of the sun's energy. It is also a good idea to wear hats or to use an umbrella. Always apply sunscreen to exposed skin.
  • Eat small meals and eat more often. Avoid foods that are high in protein which increase metabolic heat.
  • Monitor Those at High Risk. Check on friends, family, and neighbors for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Infants and young children, of course, need much more frequent watching.
  • Slow down. Avoid strenuous activity. If you must do strenuous activity, do it during the coolest part of the day, which is usually in the morning between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • Stay indoors when possible.
  • Take regular breaks when engaged in physical activity on warm days. Take time out to find a cool place. If you recognize that you, or someone else, are showing symptoms of a heat-related illness, stop activity and find a cool place. Remember, have fun, but stay cool!



Friday, May 5, 2023 - 7:00 PM MST

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