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Salient.The Newspaper of Victoria University College. Vol. 19, No. 4. April 6, 1955

Short Meetings

Short Meetings

The first meeting (13/5/54) considered:—
1.The accounts for the year ended S1/12/53.
2.An increase in the boarding fee.
3.Requests from this Association to:—.
(i)allow a dispensation in board to accountants away on audit trips.
(ii)reconsider the system of Weir Bursaries.
(ill)replace the old and decaying piano with a new or second hand one.
The second meeting had set down on its agenda for consideration:—
1.The six months' accounts ending 30/6/54.
2.The appointment of a matron.
3.The appointment of an additional staff member until the arrival of the matron.
4.Repair or renewal of the potato peeler in the basement kitchen.
5.Requests from our Association to:—
(i)Reconsider the board dispensation for accountants on audit trips.
(ii)Delete No. 5 from the Weir House rules.

It is disturbing to consider that each of these meetings was doe to start at 7.30 p.m. to be followed at 8 p.m. by a further meeting of a Council sub-committee.

A third meeting of the Management Committee which was held during the year was concerned solely with the appointment of a matron. In this matter the committee is to be commended for its care and consideration before making a decision.

I suggest that in the future the Council should be on its guard against the repetition of 1954 in the government of Weir House. Shortage of time was no doubt the excuse and probably the reason for the intended and actual brevity of the very few meetings. Such a state of af-[unclear: s] must not be allowed to continue and if the members of the Council cannot devote more time to the administration of Weir House one of two things must be done.