At this time of year, the Hutt Valley Irish Society is up to it's eyeballs in arrangements for the Rose of Tralee.
While we run the National Final, I am responsible for running the local Rose, and finding the Hutt Valley Rose of Tralee. Our record is pretty good. We have 4 of the last 6 National title winners - all of them selected from events I ran.
This year's Hutt Valley Rose if Lucy McAuliffe.
She will represent the Hutt Valley Irish Society at the National Final in mid-June.
The Rose of Tralee website has a list of the contestants for this year's title, as well as an informal and unofficial voting 'poll'.
Take a moment and cast your VOTE for Lucy.
And why not book tickets for the Grand Ball on June 13.