Personally, if you are going to call it a leap year mead as part of our group brew, then I think you need to stick to the recipe. But if you want to try out your own raspberry/vanilla mead, by all means go for it. But the LYM is a specific recipe the group put together and all started on the leap day last February.
Meads: Hababero and Sarrano Capiscumel, Show Mead possibly getting split and flavored, and 12 gallons of Bochet Deliciousness
Ciders:3 Ciders with differing additives TBD, Strawberry/Apple Cider
Wine: Black Cherry Vanilla Port