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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Student's Newspaper. Volume 31, Number 8. April 30 1968

Council treasurer quits

Council treasurer quits

(By The Editor)

The Treasurer of the Cultural Club's Council, Don Grilling, resigned on Friday.

He said he did not have sufficient time to get the accounts of clubs fit for audit.

Accounts of the previous year must be audited before grants will be given to clubs by the Students' Association.

His resignation may mean a further delay in the approval of grants.

He said club accounts were often incomplete because treasurers were seldom Accountancy students.

"Accountants are mainly part-time and do not belong to cultural clubs," he said.

"Treasurers do their best, but its not sufficient."

Don is doing honours in Accounting, and has found that his academic load was too great to allow him to put the necessary work into the job.

He was first elected in the middle of last year.

He says he now rather regrets standing for re-election at the Cultural Clubs Council's Annual Meeting in March.

After his re-election it was revealed that certain club accounts had been in his hands since his election in June, but had remained unaudited.

A motion of no confidence in him was lost by 17 votes to 10.

Pip Davys, the Cultural Affairs Officer, and Niel Wright, a member of the Cultural Affairs Committee, agreed that treasurers are not able to get their clubs' accounts in order.

Niel Wright said he saw two possible solutions. The Students' Association could hire professional help, or it could make its regulations more flexible.

To withhold funds would mean they were collected under false pretences, he said.