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Salient: Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Vol. 24, No. 7. 1961.

Commerce Faculty Meeting

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Commerce Faculty Meeting

The annual general meeting of the club was held on Wednesday evening, April 26, 1961.

Mr Thanagadan gave an account of the club's activities last year.

Officers elected for 1961:—
  • President: J. R. Battersby.
  • Vice-president: C. Lealand.
  • Secretary: D. Grieve.
  • Treasurer: P. Byers.
  • Committee: R. H. Clark, Miss C. Frost. J. A. Maliason, L. E. Wester, J. W. Tanner.

The new president took over from Mr Thanagadan and brought the meeting to a close.

Mr Battersby welcomed the panel speakers for the second half of the meeting. The panel comprised Dr. D. Sloan, Messrs P. V. Phillips, P. Hampton, G. V. Oed. The speakers were to discuss on "Overseas Experience; and is it Worthwhile."

Dr. Sloan was the first speaker. Dr. Sloan has taught in universities in U.S.A., Great Britain, South Africa. He originally came from Ireland and has travelled much. He said that overseas experience was indeed worthwhile. Dr. Sloan thought that lecturing in the different universities varied a great deal. In South Africa for instance, he had to give the same lecture four times—because of racial policy.

Mr Oed. a Post Office Savings Bank accountant, said that he had gained much practical experience from his two trips overseas. It was in Europe as. a member of the Post Office Research team that Mr Oed said he had definitely advanced in his occupation as a result of his trip. Mr Oed stated that England and Sweden were the most advanced countries in the field of electronic research, particularly in the field of postal clearing services.