The Spike: or, Victoria University College Review, October 1918
"We're models of propriety"—Capping Songs.
This club, although just in its infancy, has proved itself to be one of the most flourishing and popular of all College institution.
After a very successful inaugural meeting at the commencement of the first term the Haeremaites have not looked back, and have, as a body, done much to improve College social life generally.
It was arranged that a dance should be held during the second term, and the evening of August the 24th was eventually chosen for the celebration.
At this point it would not, we think, be out of place to record how pleased we are to see that the women students of the College have formed a kindred club—now known as the Women's Common Room Club, which it is understood is also meeting with marked success. Apropos the dance it was thought that this occasion would be an opportune one for the two clubs to meet; and the members to the Women's Club were accordingly invited as the guests of the evening.
The function was, we think, a success in every way, and a very enjoyable evening was spent by all. A number of the members of the College staff and their wives were also present.
The Haeremai Club is run on lines similar to those of a Savage Club, and a most encouraging factor is that during the year we have carried on almost exclusively on our own talent. Before the term ends it is hoped that a final "korero" will be held.
The foundation for a permanent institution has certainly been laid, and there is no doubt that next year, with the influx of new members, the activities of the club will become even more popular and extensive than have been those of 1918.