redirect after login doesnt to seem to be working

Hello,
I have a members page which is protected here:

http://www.nywogb.com/members-area/

... it redirects non logged in users to the protected content page.

The full url to this is:

http://www.nywogb.com/protected/?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nywogb.com%2Fmembers-area%2F

... which I guess is trying to redirect people to the members-area page after login.

This does not happen. It just stays on the page and says howdy admin.

any suggestions?