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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 6, No. 9 July 14, 1943



The annual general meeting of the Student's Association was held in the gym on Wednesday, June 30th. There were about seventy of the more responsible elements among the students, i.e. ones sufficiently interested in V.U.C. to spend a couple of hours considering the major issues of the year. Mr. M. L. Boyd, the retiring president, was in the chair.

The annual report and balance were distributed among the students.

Motions put to the meeting by Mrs. Boyd, making a smaller quorum for the blues committee and to allow the exec, to nominate the women's common room committee, were passed.

The routine business over, Mr. M. Boyd brought down the report on faculty committees, recommending the incoming exec. to approach Sir Thomas and the staff. The main suggestions of the report were:
(1)Ensured co-operation of staff and students.
(2)Student voice in courses of study. (Committee to consist of four students and representatives of the Dean).
(4)Committees to be elected by faculties in second term.
(5)Vacancies to be filled by the exec.
(6)Annual elections.
(7)Investigation of curriculum.
(8)Periodic faculty combined meetings.
(9)Publicity required.

Mr. J. W. Winchester referred to the success achieved elsewhere, particularly in science faculties. Mr. P. de la Mare objected that the committees would be dependent on the goodwill of the Dean. (However, they were set up with the approval of the prof, board.)

A P. and T. officer gave a brief and competent talk on the Liberty Loan, and was fortunately tolerant in answering questions. The speaker commended those students, particularly Mr. O'Brien, for the work put into the V.U.C. Liberty Loan Drive, and for the money raised.

The results of the election to the 1943-4 exec. were then announced (see page 2).

Mr. Macaskill, reminding his hearers of the stirring address on liberty and the loan, suggested that four bob would see a raffle for a Liberty Bond closed. The audience obliged and Mr. Macaskill subsided.

Mr. S. Campbell called the attention of the incoming exec. to the need for a "fresher" information bureau and lower cafeteria prices.

Mr. Rosenberg stated that the cafeteria still needed more equipment and greater staff facilities both for staff convenience and improved service, and referred to the grand work of cafeteria workers, including the voluntary workers.

Mr. Macaskill, indefatigable, rose again to catch the chairman's eyes, and with the air of a professional conjuror requested a young lady from the audience to draw a number from his hat to announce the happy winner of a Liberty Bond—Gunther Waschner was the winner.—Applause!

Mrs. Boyd supported Mr. Rosenberg's remarks and, added that helpers—men and women—were welcome in the caf.

Mr. Starke spoke of two hundred odd pounds accrued from an old account and the meeting allowed that this money should go into the building fund.

Mr. J. Winchester moved that £400 available should go into the Liberty Loan. Messrs. Creed and Starke spoke for an amendment to tie the proceeds to the building fund on maturity. The meeting passed the original motion with two dissentient voices. The exec., new and old, retired to supper.