The RAC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Devon Racicot, VE5DWR, has been appointed to the position of Treasurer.

Devon was born and raised in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. In 1993, he developed an interest in radio communications after borrowing a scanner and reading information on a local dial-up bulletin board system (BBS) that happened to be owned by an Amateur Radio operator. He obtained study materials and in February 1995 he attended the Industry Canada office in Saskatoon and walked out with a licence and the call sign VE5DWR. Over the next decade he obtained his 12 WPM CW endorsement and Advanced qualifications.

Devon strives to be as well rounded as possible in the Amateur Radio Service and can be found locally on VHF/UHF repeaters including all digital modes as well as PSK31 on HF and Pactor/Winlink. He has recently become interested in satellites, and portable HF/satellite operation while camping is the most enjoyable.

He is a member of several area clubs and has served as President of the Saskatchewan Amateur Radio League, Saskatchewan’s provincial organization. He has been a Radio Amateurs of Canada member almost continuously since obtaining his licence and he served as the RAC Midwest Director in 2009. He was part of the organizing committee for the Saskatchewan Hamfest in 2015 at which Radio Amateurs of Canada held their Annual General Meeting.

Devon has several years of experience as Treasurer with two Amateur Radio organizations and a large non-Amateur membership-based Association and he is familiar with accounting software, budgeting and reporting requirements for non-profit organizations.

Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA
RAC President and Chair