One of my favorite ways to get to know someone new is to have coffee with them and just shoot the $hit. And in yet another flash of genius [read sarcastically] I came up with the idea of randomly assigning two people from the community to meet up for coffee. Interested members can opt to have a single meet-up arranged, or may elect to have them on a recurring schedule. Though I like the idea of the selection being entirely random (And much easier to accomplish tech-wise) , It would probably be a good idea to allow members to elect to be matched only with their selected peer groups. I also Like the idea of location based selection.
I think this is a great way to meet people in the community and solidify relationships, and in turn strengthen the community in general.