Saturday 21 May saw a large group of Rotarians and volunteers join together at the Fit4 Use Store to farewell and thank Lorry Rowe for her 6 years 8 months term as Manager of the store.
Lorry is retiring and moving to Queensland to be closer to her children and grandchildren.
 
Lorrys' role was the seed for the store after she approached PP Allan Bruno with her desire.  Allan, Ted Frank and other members soon had the store identified, fitted out and opened with a great celebration in August 2017 under the leadership of then President Hugh Stewart.
 
Since then, Lorry had found and embraced a large group of volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to the store.  They provide not just the receiving, sorting, pricing and sale of goods but a welcoming friendly environment for each other and those who enter.  They provide a social service not just a shop.
 
Lorry was awarded a Pau Harris in 2018 bu President Lesley McCarthy honouring her for her dedication. At that time the store had raised over $60000 for the club's charities.
The Board of the Rotary Club of Flemington presented Lorry with a silver Tiffany bracelet as a memento.  This together with a magnificent Rotary emblemed cake and a delicious afternoon tea enjoyed with friends made for a lovely celebration and farewell.