HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Joe Max of the Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club.  This is no ordinary birthday; some would say its even an extraordinary birthday.  Why?  Because last month, Joe turned 99 years young.  Extraordinary, because he is a very spry and active man for his age.   All the while putting service above self and continually thinking of others.
Joe was born on September 23, 1909 in Philadelphia, PA.  Now, a resident of Rancho Bernardo, he celebrated among family and friends his 99th birthday.  Joe retired from the Philadelphia Police Department after 32 years of walking the beat,  finishing his career as a sergeant.  After retiring, Joe had several consulting jobs in security positions working in the Belgian Congo, Vietnam and the United States.  He settled in El Cajon in the 1980s, joined the El Cajon Rotary Club and met his now wife, Roberta, (affectionately known as Peaches) at an El Cajon Elks dancing function.  Besides being a regular attendee at the Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club and frequently the club's joke teller, he and Peaches stay active by going dancing two to three nights a week!  We want to wish Joe a very Happy Birthday.  Congratulations for staying so young.