I’m a member (#1753) of the North American QRP CW Club.

The NAQCC is a well-established organization with no dues or membership fees and is open to any licensed radio amateur or shortwave listener (SWL) worldwide with at least some interest in CW/QRP operation.

The club publishes a monthly newsletter and the January edition includes a farewell address from club founder John Shannon, K3WWP that was prefaced with this:

As has already been announced, John, K3WWP, has now completed the final phase of his retirement from club work with the end of the December sprint processing and cross-checking. It is not an exaggeration to say that the NAQCC would not exist without the countless hours of work that John has dedicated to it and we all owe him a huge debt of gratitude. He will be missed but he has certainly earned a rest.

I’m only guessing that K3WWP will remain plenty busy. He continues his streak of nearly 24 years of making at least one QRP CW contact every single day without fail. John has always been a busy fellow and though he has now passed the torch of club maintenance to others, he’s far from being finished putting his unique stamp on ham radio.