The Search is Underway for the 2015 Ohio Rose!
Grainne Mangan, our 2014 Ohio Rose, had an amazing time in Ireland, and now we are looking for the next young woman to send over for the trip of a lifetime! Could it be you?
Ohio Rose Selection Night will take place Saturday, February 14th, 2015 at the West Side Irish American Club, Cleveland, OH. Ohio Applicants need to be available on the dates of February 6-7, and 13-14 for preliminary interviews, social activities, and selection night. Click on the "Ohio Rose Application Tab" for further details about applying!
After being chosen here in Ohio, you will receive an all expense-paid trip to the ROTIF's Regional Festival scheduled from May 28-31, 2015 in Portlaoise, Ireland. There you will join Roses from Ireland, Europe, North America and beyond in an incredible schedule of activities.
Prior to your trip, the Ohio Centre will help you make preparations. If you are one of the 32 Roses who will continue on the International Finals, you will again have an all expense paid journey back to Ireland where you will join the other Finalists for a Rose tour starting in Dublin on August 9 and ending in Tralee. You will again participate in a literal whirlwind of activities culminating in the selection on the 2015 International Rose of Tralee on August 18.
In addition to the trip, a donation will be made to a charity of your choice. As the 2015 Ohio Rose, you will represent the Ohio Rose Centre at various festivals, parades, and social events starting with the Saint Patrick's Day activities and Parade. As the 2015 Rose, this is an opportunity for you to take ownership in helping to nurture the Ohio Centre program as have our Roses of prior years.