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was allotted for expanded discussions at Council and committee meetings including the highly valued opportunity of having all 2016 committee members meet and discuss their tasks with their Chairs prior to leaving Dublin. Committee on Membership Established The establishment of a new Standing Committee on Membership along with the passage of recommendations will empower the College to move forward towards the goals of increased membership value and growth. Residency was removed as a prerequisite requirement to nominate a candidate as long as the Section where the candidate works or lives provides assurances of the candidates Good Standing by the local dental authorities. The age requirement previously set at 30 years of age was also eliminated. Each Section is now required to designate a Membership Chair to be responsible for membership growth and recruitment within their Section and act as liaison SERIOUS BUSINESS Council members debated and discussed the on-going activities of the College and new initiatives during the meeting in a spirit of collegiality and fellowship. T H E G LO B E 201 6 ublin Ireland one of Europes oldest cities and the birthplace of Oscar Wilde and James Joyce was the site for the 2015 annual International Councils meeting this past October. Officers and Councilors assembled from all over the ICD world to discuss debate and decide on critical issues facing the College and its 12000 Fellows in 122 member countries. The Council was graciously hosted by the European Section who were celebrating their 60th anniversary during the Council meeting. Under the leadership of President Tom Feeney Section V hosted the Council with traditional Irish warmth and cead mile failte 100 thousand welcomes. Council members were invited to a variety of social and educational venues enabling them and guests to meet and get to know many of the host Section delegates see Section V report on page 40 for more details. The Dublin meeting marked the first time that the Council agenda was extended to two and a half days. The additional time D 2016 INTERNATION ALL ROADS LE I N T E R NAT I O NAL Journal of the International College of Dentists1 6