Welcome to the forum! It will be good to have your perspective on things.
As far as events go, and a chance to meet a few people, I think the next one scheduled is the 2nd Saturday OC meet. We get together the 2nd Saturday of every month at 8:00 for coffee and fellowship. It's at the Starbucks (Our way of saying "Thank you") at 348th Street and Hwy 99 in Federal Way.
Hope to see you there!