The president reminded me that if he were to officially sanction this committee, he would not let us have beer at our meetings. As such, we are going to form a committee to make this proposal, and the EB will not have any involvement with it until down the road. Here's the plan:
Identify the committee (first week)
Meeting in person (end of first week) to establish the remaining meeting schedule
Begin an online dialog between the members of the committee targeting certain questions
Meeting in person (end of third week) to discuss dialog items specifically and hammer out any language we can. Raise new questions if necessary. Run through test situations (spear against plate shins, white sword to the back, etc.) to verify the rule will be universally applicable.
Continuing online dialog
Meeting in person (end of fifth week) to determine final language of the rule. Test language again. Vote within the committee on final rule language. Send wording to the EB and NC for comment. Elect two representatives to present at senate.
Submit proposal to Magistrate (end of sixth week) and identify two representatives who will represent the committee for senate.
Based on the people who have said they want to join the committee on this board, I think we've already made a good start. I won't be at the event this weekend, but I want folks who read this to spread the word that this is happening. If anyone wants to be on this committee, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will include you in future communications. I am thinking that google+ or facebook would be the best online forum for this, so by contacting me via email before 5/11, you are going to get an invite to the off-board discussion. We will establish the meeting times and locations listed above ASAP so we can all get them into our schedules.
Looking forward to your volunteering!