DEDICATED: Ros Robinson has volunteered at the canteen for eight years.
DEDICATED: Ros Robinson has volunteered at the canteen for eight years. Katie Cameron

Ros says no to racing, not volunteering

A "GERIATRIC hoon" is the term jokingly used by Ros Robinson to describe her husband of 10 years.

Mrs Robinson has been a volunteer in the Morgan Park Raceway canteen for almost a decade, and helps out at every event weekend.

Mrs Robinson and her husband are both retired, and she goes along to support him and help out the community.

"People here are a lot of fun," she said.

"You get to meet people from all over the place; areas like Sydney, Victoria, New South Wales or Perth."

When asked if she was a motor sport fan, Mrs Robinson laughed and answered with a "definitely not".

"It's something my husband does," she said. "I support him in this and he supports me with what I like to do."

Mrs Robinson moved from Rockhampton to Warwick eight years ago, and said she preferred the Rose City.

"I love the people and the climate - it gets cold here in winter," she said.

"Rockhampton is stinking hot. Here it is dry heat and much more pleasant.

"There's no traffic and everybody is close."

Mrs Robinson said although she was not into racing, she still loved going to the track to volunteer with the other women.

"You see so many friendly faces; I feel I need to give back to the community," she said.

"We all have a fabulous time. You definitely need to have a warped sense of humour."

Throughout her work, Mrs Robinson has formed many strong friendships.

She enjoys the slower pace of a country town and the different way of life.



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