Well, he has the basic site up and running. Just have to add the stuff we want. Here is what I'm going to add so far.
Page1. Front page with a place to post news articles, pics and videos.
Page2. A full blog, with latest post at top. Able to embed videos, tweets etc.
Page3. The Wordpress BBpress forum with Buddypress installed. BP will turn the site and forum in more of a social media community. Somewhere in here I will add a live chatroom.
Page5. Probably RSS feeds like our forum now.
These are a few of the basics I want so far. Am always looking for new ideas. Nothing set in stone yet.