The West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation was incorporated in 1986 by a group of committed citizens to serve as an avenue through which private and public donors could partner in a legacy of giving and support for the West Vancouver Memorial Library.
As an incorporated, not-for-profit society, the Foundation raises funds and administers endowments, donations, and bequests for the Library. The Foundation annually grants funds to the Library that are used to provide enhancements to spaces, collections, and programs that go further than could be achieved through District funding alone. These enhancements contribute to West Vancouver Memorial Library’s reputation for innovation and excellence.
The West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation believes that great libraries help build great communities. The Foundation works to provide funds for projects identified by the Library as having high value to the community, and requiring additional or full support. The donations that fund these projects in turn contribute to ensuring everyone in our diverse community has the opportunity to achieve their highest potential by having access to the best, most forward-thinking public library service possible.
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.
WVML Foundation Directors
|Andreas Thompson||2016||Past Chair|
|Rosemary Murchison||2018||Secretary (& Privacy Officer)|
|Lizanne Ross Onder||2020||Director|
|Sabiha Bengi Sayhan||2020||Director|
|Dr. Lorinda Spooner||2018||Director|
An invitation for new Foundation Board members
WVML Foundation invites applications from prospective Board members. The Foundation is particularly interested in applicants with legal, fundraising or financial/accounting 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. Enquiries may be addressed to email@example.com.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the Foundation Board meetings listed below. Meetings are usually held on the last Thursday of every month, from 6 to 8 p.m., with the exception of July and December (when there are 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.
Note: for privacy reasons, there may be information available to Directors that cannot be disclosed to the public during these meetings.
2021 Meeting Dates
*Please note that due to COVID-19, all meetings will be conducted “virtually” with Board members attending through electronic means until further notice. Public attendance cannot be accommodated at this time. Meeting minutes will be posted as normal.
2021 Meeting Agendas and Minutes
January 28, 2021 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes
February 25, 2021 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes
March 25, 2021 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes
April 21, 2021 Annual General Meeting Agenda & Minutes
April 29, 2021 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda
2020 Meeting Agendas and Minutes
January 30, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes
February 27, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes
April 2, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes
April 30, 2020 Annual General Meeting Agenda
May 28, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes
June 25, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes
July 9, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes
August 27, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes
September 24, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes
October 29, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes
November 26, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes
For more information, please contact Rosemary Murchison, Foundation Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org