The Straight Key Century Club promotes any manual or semi-manual method of generating CW, which includes straight keys, bugs, cooties, sideswipers, etc. However, some accomodations have been made for members who can not operate these devices.
The SKCC club has three major operating activities each month;
Monthly 24 hour operating event - This occurs on the first day of each month from 0000z until 2359z
SKCC Straight Key Sprint - This occurs on the second Wednesday of each month from 0000z until 0159z
SKCC Weekend Straight Key Sprint - This occurs on the fourth Saturday of each month from 0000z until 2359z. This is really not a sprint as it operates for 24 hours, but the format is the same as a sprint.
Other amenities include, a key library where members can "check out" a key for temporary use in their station, an SKCC QSL bureau for exchanging QSL cards with SKCC members (non members can use this to send cards to SKCC members, too), an SKCC awards tracking spreadsheet for club awards (Centurion, Tribune, WAS, and band endorsements), and an email list for members, too.
The SKCC Centurion, the official newsletter of the Straight Key Century Club, is published monthly, on the first day of each month and features a shack of the month photo, a key of the month photo, membership and awards news, lots of interesting articles, and a member roundtable where members can post almost anything.
If you are experienced in CW, if you are just learning CW, if you are interested in manually generated Morse code, if you want to have a lot of fun on the air, check out the Straight Key Century Club at http://www.skccgroup.com
Editor, The SKCC Centurion