It’s been proposed that we emulate the experiment by the Cheese board (for their cheese plate of the month) and have rotating CH volunteers pick our monthly Dish of the Month, as opposed to nominating and voting on it every month. Each volunteer would make the choices for three consecutive months. Then the next volunteer would take over for the next three months, and so on. CSTR has graciously offered to coordinate creating the volunteer list. Only four volunteers would be needed to cover an entire year.
The benefits of this plan include being surprised by the selected Dish of the Month as chosen by the volunteer coordinators, and not having to go through the process of group nominations and down-selection every month, which is democratic but tedious.
CSTR has been the de facto “Dish of the Month Dictator” for June and July, and I suspect would be willing to make the selection one more time in August. The question is this: Do other CHs want to adopt the proposed arrangement beginning in September? A simple yay or nay will do, but comments are welcome, of course.