Welcome to our new Cairns Coordinators

by Kate Schmidt

Peter & Eunice Winship

Rosies is pleased to welcome two new coordinators to our Cairns branch. 

Eunice Winship and her husband Peter have taken over the reigns from Gina and Werner Rossbach, who retired from their positions earlier this month. 


Eunice, who was born and bred in Papua New Guinea and has lived in Australia since 1985, said she had always had a deep passion to serve, help, befriend and come to love the vulnerable and disadvantaged as valuable members of our society. 


My vision is to help the volunteers of the Cairns branch; current and new to fulfil the Rosies Vision, and that is to ‘reach the most abandoned, to be present with them, offering them the experience of community and belonging’,” she said. 


Eunice works for the Seventh Day Adventist Church and is very active in the community, mostly through sporting events and fundraisers, including the Ironman70:3, the Great Cycle Challenge, Splash the Stigma and more. 


Peter retired from his position as base manager of the Cobham Aviation Services, which contracts with the Commonwealth Departments of Immigration and Border Protection for the aerial surveillance of Australia’s maritime boundaries, and with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority for the aerial search and rescue duties within Australia’s domestic and international areas of responsibility, in December last year, freeing him up for more volunteer work. 


He’s spent time volunteering for Surf Lifesaving on the Gold Coast, State Emergency Service member in Cairns and more recently Rosies. 


“Outreach work with Rosies has given me a completely new dimension to my view of our patrons and their backgrounds, circumstances and needs. I intend to develop my relationship with our patrons as much as possible over the next few years,” he said.