INDUCTION CEREMONY AND LUNCHEON
TE PAE CHRISTCHURCH CONVENTION CENTRE
20 AUGUST 2022
This induction ceremony was long awaited as ICD functions planned in New Zealand over the past few years had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. Some of the new Fellows inducted in Christchurch had planned to attend for induction in Japan in 2020 as part of the ICD centenary celebrations. That induction ceremony also had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.
Of the 17 new Fellows inducted in Christchurch, eleven are from New Zealand: Mo Amso, Chris Brooks , Gavin Cho, Ellen Clark, James Goodrich, Juliet Gray, Liz Hitchings, Erin Mahoney, Kate Naysmith, Benedict Seo and Liz Webb. Three are from Australia: Ray Khong, Ann Monteith and Annalene Weston. New Fellows Amanaki Fakakovikaetau and Sisilia Fifita are from the Kingdom of Tonga and are the first two dentists from Tonga ever inducted into the International College of Dentists.
Liz Webb was inducted as an Honorary Fellow of ICD. Unfortunately, Liz had to be inducted in absentia as she returned from volunteer work in Vanuatu shortly before the induction ceremony in Christchurch and had contracted covid.
This was the first induction ceremony in New Zealand since 2012 at which the full Section VIII Board was in attendance (apologies from President Rick Sawers AM due to covid). This occasion marked a changing of the guard for Section VIII with long serving Board member Clive Ross CNZM stepping down from the Board in October at the conclusion of the International Council meeting. The induction ceremony in Christchurch gave the Board the opportunity to acknowledge Clive’s service to ICD during his 21 years on the Board and to say farewell personally. The Board presented Clive with an ICD Distinguished Service Award during the luncheon.
The ceremony in Christchurch closed with presentation of Honorary Life Membership to David Crum ONZM in recognition of his service on the Section VIII Board, especially the vital role he played in enhancing the relationship between ICD and the NZDA. David will return to the Section VIII Board as International Councillor replacing Clive when Clive vacates the position in October.
Photos from the Christchurch induction ceremony and luncheon are posted in the “History/photo albums” section of this website: http://www.icdsectionviii.org/2022-induction-christchurch.html.
More details about the Christchurch induction and luncheon and photos will be published in the November edition of the Section VIII newsletter.
Honoring the World’s Leading Dentists since 1920
The International College of Dentists is a leading honorary dental organisation dedicated to the recognition of outstanding professional achievement and meritorious service and the continued progress of dentistry for the benefit of all humankind. All members of the College regardless of their native language or country of residence, adhere to one universal motto, Recognizing Service and the Opportunity to Serve.
Conceived in 1920, the College currently has over 12,000 members in 122 countries who have been awarded the prestigious title of Fellow in the ICD. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only. A nominated dentist must pass a rigorous, peer review process leading to the recognition of the individual’s “outstanding professional achievement, meritorious service and dedication to the continued progress of dentistry for the benefit of humankind.”
All Fellows are encouraged to nominate dentists who are deserving of the recognition of ICD Fellowship. Nomination forms can be downloaded from this website. Enquires: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Board of Regents 2021-2023, Section VIII (as at 06/03/2021)
Local Organising Committees 2021-2023 (as at 6/3/2021)
Section VIII Membership (as at 24/3/2021)
The Australasian Section of ICD currently has 779 members comprised of:
Masters are Fellows in good standing who at the time of their nomination have rendered extraordinarily conspicuous and outstanding service to the College. The awarding of the status of Master is considered a rare distinction. The numbers admitted to this status are such as not to lessen the honour so conferred. Approval of the International Council or its Executive Committee must be obtained before Mastership is awarded having received prior nomination from the Section. Drs Clive Ross CNZM and Jackie Robinson are currently the only Master Fellows in Section VIII.
Section VIII Honorary Life Members
Honorary Life Members are Active or Retired Fellows in good standing who have made an outstanding contribution to our Section of ICD and to the profession and community in our region. Honorary Life Membership is only conferred after careful investigation has revealed a Fellow to be fully worthy of such a high honour.
Our current Honorary Life Members are:
- David Crum ONZM, New Zealand
- W Donald Heffron CBE, NSW
- Peter Noblet AM, SA
- John Owen AM, WA
- Jackie Robinson, NSW
- Ron Robinson, NSW
- Clive Ross CNZM, New Zealand
- Jenny Smyth AM, QLD
- Tom N Speed, New Zealand
- David Thomson, QLD
- Keith Watkins, VIC
Section VIII Honorary Fellows
Honorary Fellows are individuals, other than members of the College and not necessarily dentists, who have rendered conspicuous service to the cause of dental science, have contributed to the promotion of the dental profession or have otherwise significantly advanced the dental profession within the Section.
Honorary Fellowship is conferred after careful investigation has revealed said person fully worthy of such high honour.
Our current Honorary Fellows are:
- Laynesh Gebrehiwot, Eritrea
- Keith Mentiplay, NSW
- Janette Owen AM, WA
- Eric Reynolds AO, VIC
- Alastair Sloan, VIC
- Cathy Snelling, SA
- Margie Steffens OAM, SA
- Wendy Toulmin AM, NSW
- Janet Wallace, NSW
- Elizabeth Webb, NZ
CLICK HERE for the current Section VIII database.