b'THE COUNCILDr. Hinterman and Ms. Segren began working virtuallyHenry Schein Cares generous from home in March, when the pandemic shut down muchdonation of PPEof the USA. This difficult situation fortunately set the stage for our transition. My wife, Dr. Lisa Howard, and I were able to fly to Flint in July in order to understand the head-quarters systems and workspaces, with an eye toward whatourvirtualoperationwouldbecome.Thesethree very collaborative days made for a smooth and seamless transition of staff leadership and helped to create the virtu-al headquarters. Ms. Segren has moved into a workspace in downtown Flint, now known as the Operations Center.Through the work of Director of Development Phillip Dowell, Communications Specialist Emily Hayes and I work re- Director of Communications Dov Sydney, Ms. Segren and I, motely from our homes. We all interact through Microsoftthe ICD Global Visionary Fund was able to secure an enor-Teams, Zoom, WhatsApp and similar technologies. Futuremous and generous year-end donation of personal protec-ICD staff can now come from anywhere in the world andtive equipment through its Henry Schein Cares program. ICD be connected through the internet. humanitarian efforts in 14 countries will be supported by this project. This amazing donation made for a strong and happy end to a difficult year in which our College managed to have Nagoya celebrations canceled many more successes than failures. Zoom International Council MeetingAfter months of consideration and following world health experts and College leaders guidance, the recommen- THE 40-MEMBER GOVERNING BODY of the dation of Centennial General Chair Dr. Dov Sydney andInternational Council convened via Zoom for their first-Co-chair Dr. Akira Senda to cancel the Nagoya events forever virtual annual meeting on Oct. 29, 2020.this September was unanimously adopted by the College Executive. Despite the disappointment of not meeting inThe International Council, the regulating body of the ICD, Nagoya,theCollegewassuccessfulincelebratingtheconvened via Zoom on Oct. 29, 2020, for their first-ever vir-Centennial around the world beginning in 2019 throughtual International Council meeting. This leadership group local and regional activities, humanitarian projects, fund- assembles each year to engage in business discussions, raising initiatives and special events, all accompanied bystrategic thinking, committee sessions and information ex-extensive media coverage. In this way, the ICD was ablechange, in order to efficiently guide the College structurally to honor its 100-year milestone throughout the world whileand financially to ensure continuation of its programs, ser-preparing for the next 100 years of being the leading inter- vices, goals and mission. To accommodate the challenge national dental honor society, and for that, we are grateful.of organizing an International Council meeting with mem-THE GLOBE2021 9'