The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, October 1913
The Men's Club
The Men's Club.
"Siccis omnia nam dura dens proposil neque Mor daces alite? dijfugiunt sollicitudines"
The Men's Club can confidently boast of a most successful year. Nevertheless, two much coveted objects of the Club yet remain unattained—we have not yet secured a room at College, and we have not yet amalgamated with the practically defunct Men's Common Room Club. But still we cannot hope to accomplish too much in one year, and we can certainly say that we have done this: we have established a Men's Club on a permanent basis at College, a Club which in the future is going to make itself felt, and one whose objects will always be the furtherance of the interests of men students at Victoria College.
Our first public venture this year took place on May 23rd, when we held a concert and dance in the Gymnasium. The concert was undoubtedly one of the best ever heard at College, and was thoroughly enjoyed by a very large audience. The whole concert was under the management of Mr. Robert Parker, and amongst the performers were the following well-known artists:—Miss Gertrude Hunt, Mr. John Prouse, and Mr. Stanley Rankin.
One of the most enjoyable "turns" was a short address delivered during the interval by Professor von Zedlitz. In the course of his remarks, the Professor explained, in his own sweet eloquent way to the uninitiated and unbelievers the true page 70 objects of the Men's Club, and so forever silenced those few who at College held really extraordinary views concerning ourselves. After the concert came the dance. Of the dance it is sufficient to say that its objects were to entertain the ladies, in itself a most laudable and deserving object.
The Club's next effort was the annual dinner, held at the Tiffin on June 26th. The Committee regret that on this, as on previous occasions, our dinner should clash with the graduates' and undergraduates' supper, but we were faced with this difficulty: we had either to have our dinner on the same night as the other functions or not at all. About 50 members were present, which, considering the lateness of the hour, must be considered as very satisfactory. A very excellent musical programme was submitted, but this is a Club function, and the details of such can on no account be divulged to the general public. Besides, no description could do justice to our dinner. Fully to appreacte a men's Club Dinner you must be there. All Absentees please note.
The Club has a satisfactory balance in hand, and next year much fuller operations will be undertaken.
In conclusion, the Committee urges on all male students in necessity of joining this Club. The annual subscription is a small one, and the Honorary Treasurer of any member of the Committee will be pleased at any time to receive the same from any intending member.