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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1961-1962-57

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56 GENERAL INFORMATION UNION SOCIETY Patron The Principal The elected officers are the President the External Affairs Vice- President the Vice-President the Secretary the Chesham Secretary the Sports Secretary and the Assistant Secretary The Treasurer and the Assistant Treasurer who are also Union officers are always members of the academic staff The Senior Woman Student who is also Union officer is elected annually by the Women's Common Room The names of the officers for the current session are given in Appendix Î’ at the end of the Calendar The objects of the Union Society as set out in its constitution are -To promote social intercourse among its members throughout the College the success of students' clubs and societies and the interests of students generally and to provide means of recreation Every present regular student of the College is member and is entitled to membership of all College Clubs and Societies the use of the Chesham and the Athletic Ground and Pavilion and the right to vote at all General Meetings and Elections Membership of the Society is also open to members of the academic staff Permission from the Principal is necessary before forming any Society and the Rules must be submitted to him for approval The control of the several students' clubs and societies is vested in the Union Society to which all the Athletic Clubs and many of the Societies are affiliated The affairs of the Society are conducted through an Executive Committee on which sit the Officers of the Union and representatives of every branch of student activity It meets monthly during term and is assisted in the conduct of the Society's business by twelve sub- committees whose powers and duties are defined by constitution and whose proceedings are subject to ratification by the Executive Committee Two grades of Clubs and Societies exist for the benefit of the members approved and affiliated the finances of the latter being entirely administered and directed by the Union Society while those of the former are not in any particular the responsibility of the Union Society The affiliated clubs are -The Association Football Athletic Badminton Boats Boxing Bridge Chess Cricket Cross Country Fencing Hockey Judo Lacrosse Netball Rifle Rugby Foot- ball Sailing Squash Racquets Swimming Tennis and Table Tennis Clubs the Cercle Frangais the Drama society the Literary society the Mountaineering society the Music society the Photographic society the Ballroom Dancing club the Folk Dance club and Youth Hostels Group The several athletic clubs are governed by captains and officers elected by their members The finances of all affiliated societies are under the control of the Executive Committee of the Union Society which with the assistance of its Finance Sub-Committee determines the amount of the grant to be made to each club from its funds Throughout term time debates and functions of social nature are arranged with view to promoting the corporate life of the College Commemoration Week is normally held each year at the close of the Michaelmas term when various social functions take place in- eluding performances by the Music and Drama Societies Ball and an
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