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2015 Induction Ceremonies Induction ceremonies have been held in three countries over the past year. In December 2014 our fourth Fijian Fellow Dr. Leenu Maimanuku was inducted in Suva Fiji. In March 2015 31 Fellows were inducted in a ceremony in Brisbane Australia. In recognition of his services to the College Dr. Clive Ross CNZM was presented with the award of Master Fellow. Following the ceremonies the guest speaker Dr. Petrina Bowden spoke movingly of her work with street T H E G LO B E 2 0 1 6 children in Cambodia and 105 Fellows and guests then enjoyed a collegial and convivial dinner. An induction ceremony in Auckland New Zealand was held in August and 17 Fellows were inducted. This was followed by guest speaker Dr. Assil Russel who established New Zealands first and only registered medical and dental care charity for Iraqi orphans and disadvantaged children. She has just been awarded Outstanding Young Dentist of the year by the New Zealand Dental Association. A lunch attended by 70 Fellows and guests followed. Journal of the International College of Dentists 49 Registrars Report Tom Tseng Section VIII currently has a membership of 680 which shows a 4 increase over last years 630 total. Total membership 680 Active Fellows 591 Retired Fellows 76 Honorary Fellows 4 Honorary Life Fellows 9 Number of Fellows from Australia 597 Number of Fellows from New Zealand 70 Number of Fellows from other countries 13 We are sorry to report the passing of Fellows Richard King NZ and Roger Smales SA. celebrations in Sydney last November. Honors for Australasian Fellows Fellows continue to be recognized for their outstanding services to dentistry and to the community. Fellows who were awarded Australia Day and Queens Birthday Honours in 2015 included Paul Abbott Bruce Drysdale Peter McKerracher Ralph Neller Rhys Thomas and Clive Wright. CONVOCATIONS Top ew Fellows inducted into the Australasian Section of the International College of Dentists at the ADA Congress in Brisbane the evening of March 2 2 . Bottom ew Fellows inducted into the Australasian Section at the DA Congress in Auckland on August 2 2 . MAROUBA OUTREACH Providing treatment to rural populations in Timor Leste. With these types of issues in mind what direction is our Section VIII Board taking us I would like to thank Immediate Past President Jackie Robinson for her huge achievements within our Section both as registrar and more recently as president. She has led the construction of an accurate membership database detailed financial reporting and of course the highly engaging and successful 50th year Section Reports AUSTRALASIA THE GLOBE 2016