GET INVOLVED – BE AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF THE BUTTE!
WHAT IS AN ASSOCIATE?
Being an associate means that you are a member of an active, creative, very sociable and welcoming organisation. For a modest £20 annual subscription, as well as donating to the maintenance, preservation of the Butte and this Butte website, you will also be able to communicate and interact with other members. Associates will receive a membership pack, details as below, and will receive by mail three quality newsletters a year along with other various email and related updates. These newsletters will bring members bang up to date with whats happening on this very important site. The first edition went out in the autumn of 2019 and was very well received. This as you will appreciate is a new venture so the ultimate aim when numbers grow is to publish a proposed Butte magazine for which we will encourage all associates to contribute articles and information which may be of interest. In due course we will have an annual meeting or whatever in a local restaurant or hotel near to the Butte with nearby Bapaume being the obvious choice of location. Hopefully numbers might allow this to happen in 2020.
The maintenance of the site is a big job. As a matter of routine, the grass at the top and the bottom car park area is cut regularly from March to November. The shrubbery etc is different. We will have in April 2020 therefore our inaugural Butte maintenance working weekend where we can cut back shrubs, tidy the site etc. Obviously health and safety in such weekends is paramount. All associates are of course more than welcome to attend and help out if they can spend an hour or so. Further details are elsewhere on the website. There will be a BBQ in Morval over that weekend to which all helpers are more than welcome to attend.
If you would like to help preserve the Butte de Warlencourt for future generations please join. As above, your subscription will go towards essential maintenance as well as helping supporting other events. When you join you'll receive a membership pack including including your uniquely numbered membership card and a car sticker. It is planned in due course that Butte Associates t-shirts and related be fully available for purchase. T-shirts, hoodies and beanie hats have already been designed. Details are in the autumn newsletter and can be obtained by emailing email@example.com They look pretty nice indeed.
We have already set up the Butte de Warlencourt associates Face book page which will go live when there is the demand. Associates will of course be registered if they wish. This will be a special discussion group, administered and designed to provide easy communication between group members. It will be free and all discussions will be strictly private. Watch this space as they say!
Can we kindly point out that the Associates of the Butte de Warlencourt is an non profit making group. All monies received will be invested on the Butte, its maintenance and development or its activities i.e website, newsletters etc. If of course you do not wish to join as an associate, please consider making a small donation. There is a Donation Button at the bottom of this page and in various other locations in the site. If however, you would find it simpler to join or make a donation by bank transfer, we would be delighted if you did so. Our bank details are: Butte de Warlencourt Association, Bank of Scotland - sort code 80-22-60, Account number - 18641160. Thank you.