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. This as you will appreciate is a brand new venture so the aim is to publish our proposed journal, ‘Butte News’, as soon as possible and practicable with an ultimate aim of publishing it twice yearly. We encourage all associates to contribute articles and information which may be of interest. We will also produce twice yearly an newsletter which will bring members bang up to date with whats happening on this very important site. In due course, the plan is to have an annual dinner in a local restaurant or hotel near to the Butte with nearby Bapaume being the obvious choice of location. Hopefully numbers will allow this to happen in 2019.
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 aim therefore, if members show a desire, to set up an annual Butte maintenance working weekend where we can cut back shrubs, tidy the site etc. Obviously health and safety in such weekends is paramount. Being realistic,taking into account the other work required to bring the site back up to scratch, it will probably be the summer of 2020 before such parties commence. Thats not that far away really.
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. Again, its early days but t-shirts and related could in due course be available for purchase.
When numbers allow, we will establish the Associates of the Butte Google Group which of course you will be invited to join if you so wish. This is a special email-based 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 development or its activities i.e website, journal, 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. Thank you.