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The Rosies National Newsletter, published quarterly.

Loved Queensland Mission Outreach appoints new CEO

The Oblates of Mary Immaculate and Rosies’ Board have announced the appointment of Ms Jayne Shallcross as the new Chief Executive Officer of Rosies.

Acting Rosies Chair Fr Michael Twigg OMI said Ms Shallcross’ appointment followed a thorough and independent process featuring “a high-quality field of candidates who wished to join our mission”.

“At all times, the care and support of the entire Rosies community; patrons, volunteers, team leaders, branch coordinators, staff, donors and supporters has been at the front of our minds and hearts.”

“We’re very pleased to announce Jayne’s appointment. She brings significant experience and proven skills, and a loving heart into this role as we continue to build upon the work of Rosies over more than three decades,” Fr Michael said.

“Jayne is a former Rosies’ Board member so she brings great insights to this position. Jayne was chosen for her passionate and deep spiritual connection with the Oblate Charism, our Catholic community and Rosies’ mission.”

Ms Shallcross is an experienced senior executive who is passionate about making an impact in the areas of homelessness and social isolation, particularly in this challenging time of COVID-19. Jayne has a strong record in leadership, strategic development and operational management with significant experience in corporate and not-for-profit sectors (nationally and internationally). Jayne is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Masters’ of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor in Business Administration (Finance and Economics). Jayne is also Acting Chair, Chair of the Risk Committee and member of the Finance Committee at Duchesne College (UQ).

Ms Shallcross replaces Rosies’ General Manager, Deacon Andrew O’Brien, who accepted a role as Director with the Archdiocese of Brisbane, working with our Archbishop Mark Coleridge. To support Rosies’ during a transitional time, the Board appointed an Acting Chief Executive Officer to maintain the leadership of Rosies’ operations whilst the Oblates and Board reviewed the strategic focus of the General Manager role.

During this time the Oblates and Board also reviewed their strategic plan with a reignited focus on their vision to expand Rosies’ community reach and mission. This resulted in the General Manager role being restructured into a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) role. This new CEO role is the result of consultation, research and communication with the Rosies’ community. The new CEO role will work closely with the Oblates and Board to:

  • align the community to the mission, faith values and purpose;
  • build commercial capability to ensure future sustainability of the organisation; and
  • continually drive operational efficiency and engagement with staff, volunteers and patrons.

“We wish Jayne well in further building on Rosies’ strong foundations of people and community sharing the Oblate spirit of daring and of being true friends to those in need,” Fr Michael said.

“We have been guided by our vision, with a purpose to provide ongoing and meaningful leadership connection with the Oblates and community well into the next phase of the Rosies’ mission. We thank all who support the Rosies vision and mission. We appreciate all the time and effort that our community takes in making Rosies such an important and wonderful charity during such challenging times.”
To celebrate this new chapter in the Rosies journey, you are invited to pray the Rosies Prayer with us.

O Jesus,
Make our hearts so human,
That others may feel at home with us,

So like Yours,
That others may feel at home with you,

So forgetful of self
that we might simply become the place
where You and they meet

In the power of Your Love and the joy of
Your friendship.

Amen
Fr Michael Twigg

Rosies National Newsletter Autumn 2019

In this edition, we meet with Dennis on the Sunshine Coast and Ruby in Beenleigh. You will also meet some new faces in the Rosies team. We remember our Oblate Chaplain from 20 years ago, Fr Pat Dwyer OMI
 

It is now officially Autumn. Yet, many more hot days are ahead of us in Queensland. The heat rarely catches as much attention as cold conditions. How do people on the street face the heat? 

As usual we take you throughout the State to pay our thirteen branches a visit. 

Rosies National Newsletter Summer 2018-2019


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In this edition…

We bring you to Ipswich to meet Trevor. We also take a look at our parish outreach in Yeronga, we farewell our chaplain and share with you what many of us experience as our friends on the street pour out their hearts. We keep you to date with our activities throughout the state and bring you the latest development on our two new branches in Brisbane North and Gold Coast South. Happy reading!

 

 

Rosies National Newsletter Spring 2018

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In this edition…

We catch up with an old friend, Jordan who now works full time in Brisbane. Julie shares with us her experience as a Rosies volunteer on the Sunshine Coast. We look at some amazing achievements from some of our young supporters in Wynnum and Toowoomba. We acknowledge all of YOU for your precious help. We keep you up to date with our activities throughout the state and bring you the latest development on our two new branches in Brisbane North and Gold Coast South. Happy reading!

Rosies National Newsletter Winter 2018

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In this edition…

We look at the results of the latest census highlighting a worsen situation for people experiencing homelessness and loneliness.

We also share with you our plan of expansion in the northside of Brisbane and the southern part of the Gold Coast.

We tell you three stories illustrating how Rosies can empower young people.

We also look at the importance of friendship and community to create a sense of belonging. Last, but certainly not least,  we take a look across the state bringing you up to date with our 11 branches.

Rosies National Newsletter Autumn 2018

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In this edition…

We focus on loneliness and how Rosies offers a presence to combat it. Brad, from our Wynnum Manly branch, shares his story from Rosies Patron to Rosies Volunteer.

We congratulate our Beenleigh coordinator, Lisa for her nomination at the local Australia Day awards and we support our long time volunteer and board member Robyn while she carries the Queen’s Baton in a few weeks time.

We look at  As usual we also take you across the state visiting our branches.

Rosies National Newsletter Christmas 2017

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In this edition…
We take you to our Rosies General Manager’s ordination as a deacon. We catch up with our long time friend Chris who has started his own mowing company business. We also introduce you to Emil and Bachar Syrian refugees and Rosies volunteers in Toowoomba. We take you to the Gold Coast to meet with Jamie-Leigh hairdresser extraordinaire who offers free haircuts to our friends on the street. As usual we also take you across the state visiting our branches.

Rosies National Newsletter Spring 2017

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In this edition…
We catch up with Tony after his successful completion of 6 month rehabilitation. We continue to travel our branches acknowledging our long service volunteers. Fr Bill OMI from Texas shares his experience as a Rosies guest in Logan.

 

This edition also covers the regular updates from the Chair and across the branches.

Rosies National Newsletter Winter 2017

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In this edition…
we invite you to read what a night out with Rosies looks like. We also bring you William’s inspiring story from Cairns. William decided to make a difference with the help of his relatives. We also celebrate family with a happy event from a Rosies couple.

This edition also covers the regular updates from Rosies and across the branches.

Rosies National Newsletter Autumn 2017

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In this edition we continue to celebrate our 30th birthday. Rosies General Manager Andrew offers us a spiritual refresher based on a reflection on the Rosies Prayer.

On the journey we meet with some inspiring figures such as Nicole who raised funds to support Rosies and our many friends on the street with a recipe book she made. We also thank Mrs Pagan in Toowoomba for her amazing support despite living 400 kms from her nearest Rosies branch!

We also put the spotlight on a young team in our youngest outreaches Annerley

Last but not least, we bring you the latest news from our 11 branches across Queensland.

Don’t forget to read about our volunteer and friend’s stories. While you’re at it, why not print out a copy to leave in the lunch room?