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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1967-1968-81

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General Information 87 Officers including the President nine Faculty or Departmental Presidents and six General Representatives The sovereign body of the Union is the General Meeting which meets about three times term and its decisions are final for the Executive are elected by the student body and are therefore responsible to them Two grades of clubs and societies exist for the benefit of the members 'approved' and 'affiliated' The finances of the latter are entirely administered and directed by the Union Society whilst those of the former are not in any particular the responsibility of the Union Society The affiliated clubs are The Association Football Athletic Badminton Basketball Boats Bridge Chess Cricket Cross Country Fencing Hockey Judo Netball Rifle Rugby Football Sailing Squash Racquets Swimming Tennis and Table Tennis Clubs the Drama society the Film society the Literary society the Mountaineering society the Music society the Photographic society the Ballroom Dancing club the Folk Dance club and the Motor Club The athletic clubs are governed by captains and officers elected by their members The sporting clubs are the responsibility of the Athletics Vice- President who is the chairman of the sub-committee which reports directly to the Executive Committee and deals exclusively with matters affecting the sporting clubs All sports club secretaries sit on this sub- committee 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 Standing 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 Intercollegiate debate Commemoration Service is held in the Col- lege Chapel An Oration is sometimes given by distinguished speaker In 1949 the College gave the Union Society the first four floors of the Chesham Hotel in Surrey Street These were furnished and equipped as the Union Society premises and provide refectory and bar television common rooms and offices The venture proved an im- mediate success and the Chesham is firmly established as the home of the Union
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