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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 6. April 24, 1952


How many people at varsity are interested in providing some sort of social life for the many people from overseas in the city? Are You interested in an organisation that is being formed by a group with city and university connections? Read on if you are interested—you are going to hear a lot about this in any case so you should take this opportunity of learning now what exactly is going on.

Some brief time ago four individuals, amongst them our President, Dave Horsley, became perturbed about the lack of facilities offering in Wellington to people who were without friends or contacts, who had nowhere to go and who had nothing to do in the weekends, and so ended up with very false ideas of Wellington and of New, Zealand hospitality. We who have homes here and know how handy they are in various ways during our tedious and inconvenient weekends can imagine how lonely a person could be in Wellington. Mr. Horsley and his friends envisaged obtaining some club-rooms in the city where the members could drop in during the weekends for a meal, an occasional cup of tea, and to chat with the various others around the place. The basic idea is to provide a place where overseas students, immigrants and visitors, having few friends in Wellington, could meet New Zealanders and be invited into New Zealand homes, and generally make friends with the people of our country.