The release went out (and is being picked up by the various blog feeds) - but I don't think we have sent out any email announcements yet.
JG: Jody, update the "latest" page to say there are no unstable relases (and point to Nightly)
Done. 
JG: ask the mailing list for ideas/mentors
Done - but thus far no response from potential members. We will need a decision if we would like to go ahead with SoC this year.