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
Dr. Lorinda Spooner  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 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 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. Meetings are usually held on the last Thursday of every month, from 6 – 8 p.m., 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.

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

2020 Meeting Dates 

Please note that due to COVID-19, the April 2 and 30 meetings will be conducted “virtually” with Board members attending through electronic means. Public attendance cannot be accommodated at this time.  Meeting minutes will be posted as normal.

January 30, McDonald Creek Meeting Room
February 27, Welsh Hall East 
April 2, Welsh Hall East   
April 30, Welsh Hall East
May 28, McDonald Creek Meeting Room
June 25, Welsh Hall East 
August 27, Welsh Hall East
September 24, Welsh Hall East
October 29, Welsh Hall East
November 26, Welsh Hall East 

2020 Meeting Agendas and Minutes

January 30, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes
February 27, 2020 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda
April 2, 2020 Agenda

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 & Minutes
October 24, 2019 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes
November 28 Board of Directors Meeting Agenda & Minutes 

For more information, please contact Rosemary Murchison, Foundation Secretary, at secretary@wvmlfoundation.onmicrosoft.com