I agree that your personal page is not the best place to land when you log in. I think either the blog or the forum would be the best place to land. The blog (News) might be the best place to land since it would force people to see the upcoming events.
Also, I think the Google calendar needs to be more prominent. Right now I just see the 5 soonest events on the calendar. It would be good to have a link to the entire calendar and be able to scroll forward several months. I thought I saw this before, but now I can’t seem to find it.