About the Foundation


Director Appointed Position
Andreas Thompson  2016 Chair
Cynthia Garton*  2015 Vice-Chair
Christine Banham   2014 Treasurer
Rosemary Murchison  2018 Secretary (& Privacy Officer)
Mehran Farmanara  2019  Director
Terry Hodgins  2018  Director
Linda Jones  2015  Director
Heather Kaart  2019  Director
Wendy Reece  2019  Director
Dr. Lorinda Spooner  2018  Director
May Wang  2018  Director
Lorena Yu  2019  Director
 *WVML Board Trustee    



A dedicated and hardworking volunteer Board of Directors govern the Foundation. Directors are elected at the Annual General Meeting by the Foundation Members (West Vancouver Memorial Library Board Trustees with the exception of the West Vancouver Municipal Council representative), for a term of two years. Similarly, the Members appoint the Chair of the Foundation. The other Officers of the Foundation are appointed from the Directors by the Foundation itself.

The two primary responsibilities of the Directors are fundraising and stewardship of the Foundation’s assets. The Foundation operates in close cooperation with the Library staff and Library Board. 

2000 – 2017 Distributions to the Library

2000 – 2017 Net Revenue from Operations 


WVML Foundation invites applications from prospective Board members.The Foundation is particularly interested in applicants with financial/accounting or fund-raising experience. The Foundation appreciates the diversity in our community and is committed to having representation and involvement of all cultures on its Board. If you are passionate about your Library, please complete the application form below. The deadline for submission is 31 January 2020. Enquiries may be addressed to foundation@westvanlibrary.ca.

Application Form 

Foundation BOARD meetings

Business of the Foundation is conducted at regular board meetings and members of the public are welcome to attend Foundation Board meetings, see meeting dates below.

Note: for privacy reasons there may be information available to Directors that cannot be disclosed to the public.

2019 Meeting Dates

Meetings are usually held on the fourth Thursday of every month with the exception of July and December (no meetings).  Please call the Foundation office at 604-925-7425 to confirm dates and times. Meeting times may be changed at the discretion of the Foundation Board Chair.

January 24, Welsh Hall East
February 28, McDonald Creek Room 
April 5, McDonald Creek Room
April 25, McDonald Creek Room
May 27, Annual General Meeting, Welsh Hall
May 30, Mcdonald Creek Room
June 27, Welsh Hall East 
August 22, Welsh Hall East
September 26, Welsh Hall East
October 24, Welsh Hall East
November 28, Welsh Hall East

Meeting agendas, previous minutes and meeting venue are posted at least 48 hours in advance of meetings. Earlier minutes may be obtained on request to the Secretary.

2019 Agendas and Minutes

January 24, 2019 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes
February 28, 2019 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes
April 5, 2019 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes
April 25, 2019 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes
May 27, Annual General Meeting, Agenda
May 30, Board of Directors Meeting, Agenda & Minutes
une 27, Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Notice
uly 8, 2019 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes
August 22, 2019 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes
September 26, 2019 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

2018 Agendas and Minutes 

September 27, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
Ocbober 25, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes
November 22, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda
Notice regarding the November 22 Meeting