SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1935. Volume 6. Number 17.
The annual general meeting of the Tennis Club was held last Wednesday evening, and was noticeable as being the quietest club meeting ever to have been held in the College building. Before a subdued assembly of some twenty members of the club, Mr. Nankervis was elected to the chair. The only persons to take any interest in the proceedings from then on were last year's committee, the rest of the meeting appearing to fall asleep.
The minutes were taken as read in spite of the inspired eloquence of C. S. Plank. A section of the ladies present had to attend a revue practice later in the evening and the flapper vote prevailed. In the calm that followed the annual report and balance sheet were adopted without discussion.
Reference was made in the report to the loss suffered by the club through the transfer to Christchurch of Mr. D. M. Burns, who for some years had taken a prominent part in the club's affairs.
Election of officers resulted as follows: Chairman, C. S. Plank; treasurer, E. Budge; secretary, H. Sivyer; committee, Misses M. Bell, D. Briggs, P. Edwards, and J. Grainger. Messrs. J. Withers, T. Enuis, K. J. McNaught and W. Thodey.
At this stage the meeting was so apathetic that it was necessary for C. S. Plank to visit the library to find a man willing to stand for the fourth place on the committee.
The question of moving the Gym steps from the present position was raised by Mr. Plank. It was decided to approach the Registrar with a view to having the steps constructed near the end of the Science Wing. If this is given effect to, there will be considerably less inconvenience caused to players by persons crossing the courts to get to the steps on their way to the Gym. It was reported that the club had nearly raised sufficient funds to extend the area behind the courts to include the existing path at the northern end of the courts. Someone quietly passed a vote of thanks to the chair and the new committee spent a few moments rousing the sleeping members before the meeting dispersed at 9.0 p.m.