Great discussion - more than I'd expected, but some action is needed if anything's going to come out of this. Although it's not really in line with forum practice I think you will need an actual meeting to make decisions about how this might work.
The C Word
I hesitate to mention this, but it's beginning to sound like a committee. However, if a meeting could reach a decision, the agreement (whatever you have decided) could be put forward with more authority than any one individual posting his own ideas. With luck you'd only need one meeting to start with - perhaps in the future you might also have an end of season meeting to ratify any record claims for that year, and possibly some kind of presentation for the (revived) forum BAR at the same time.
If this idea is accepted I don't think I should be present, for the following reasons:
- I'm unlikely to be competing myself.
- I'm on enough committees already.
- You don't want to be told how to run your affairs by an aged dinosaur.