An independent Board of volunteers was established to develop and administer the Rainy Lake Fisheries Charity Trust. Each of the following organizations or agencies were invited to nominate one member: Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship, Fort Frances Sportsmen’s Club (an affiliate of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters), Ministry of Natural Resources (Fort Frances District), Rainy Lake Conservancy, Northwestern Ontario Tourism Association, Abitibi Consolidated Company of Canada, the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce, Town of Fort Frances, Rainy River Future Development Corporation, and the Fort Frances Chief’s Secretariat.
The following Board members or trustees were finally selected to administer the fund, which would include the task of developing partnerships, seeking donations, encouraging future research activities and reviewing/approving project applications:
|Jeff Johnston||Fort Frances Sportsmen’s Club (FFSC)||Chair|
|Karl Zimmerman||Accountant (Stewart, Sande & Zimmerman)||Secretary/Treasurer|
|Blair Beadow||Fort Frances Sportsmen’s Club (FFSC)||Member at Large|
|Steve Lundon||Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship (FFCBC)||Member at Large|
|Darryl McLeod||Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR)||Ex-Officio|
|Dale Callaghan||Rainy Lake Conservancy (RLC)||Member at Large|
|Tom Pearson||Northwestern Ontario Tourism Association (NWOTA)||Member at Large|
|Ed McLeod||Rainy Lake Tourist Operator||Member at Large|
|Jack Hedman||Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters (OFAH)||Member at Large|
|Geoff Gillon||Rainy River Future Development Corporation (RRFDC)||Member at Large|
|Don Cumming||Angler representative - Fort Frances Times||Member at Large|
|Larry Eustace||Legal||Member at Large|
Trustees would be encouraged to serve a minimum term of 2-3 years. Quarterly meetings would be scheduled in advance for the Board, with an established quorum of six members. When unable to attend regularly scheduled meetings, Members at Large from organizations are encouraged to send an alternate representative. Alternates would be ineligible to vote, and proxy privileges would not be provided.