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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 1, No. 12 June 22, 1938

What is an Executive?

What is an Executive?

The annual election of officers for the Executive of our Association is upon us once again.

Let our first word be one of thanks to the retiring Executive for the work they have done during the past twelve months. Their period of office has fortunately been almost entirely unmarked by internal disputes, but has, on the other hand, been notable for the effectiveness with which they have tackled the questions facing the Students at V.U.C. from the provision of a Union Building to the Chinese Student Fund. Their spirit of toleration in academic affairs is worthy of commendation, and leaves for their successors an attitude worthy of emulation.

The voting at our elections has in the past not been regarded as a duty, so that returns show that generally less than 50% of those eligible register a vote. This is no credit to the students of V.U.C. If we display apathy in our own affairs, it says little for our qualifications to participate in civic or national elections later.

Let us hope that at least 60% of V.U.C. can be found this year to possess the time, energy, and power of selection to place a dozen or so crosses on two or three sheets of paper and let us hope that the selection will result in the election of an Executive which has qualities not merely of industry and efficiency but of leadership in social and intellectual affairs.