In August, Peter Bailey, the long-standing Chairman of the Families in British India Society, announced his intention of standing down. This, along with the appointment of Pat Scully as our new Chairman, were minuted at the September Trustee meeting, as was the proposal that a new position, that of Life President should be created for Peter. Both decisions were ratified at our AGM on Saturday, October 29th.
Peter will still be playing a large part in FIBIS, continuing to transcribe records, give talks and no doubt much more, but, we hope, will have more free time to enjoy with his family.
The members who attended the AGM gave him a good send-off with gifts, a card signed by all present, a slideshow of notable FIBIS moments and a farewell video made by our Australian team, Mary-Anne Gourley and Sylvia Murphy.