This is the representation of my idea of the new menu with the new "Introduce Yourself" section inserted. I think it's very useful for newcomers who actually do not know what section they have to show up and for "old" Connect users who can immediately welcome new friends!
Once opened the menu you could access a dedicated page divided between the various months with reported also wanting the total number of newcomers!
New "Introduce Yourself" page
It would then save a job to the Moderators or Googlers who have to go looking for presentations around the forum and then group them in a single post that, among other things, is now included in "Local Stories" perhaps not easy to find.