: "Founded in Flint in World War II, national group's local chapters fade
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"The organization has grown to include about 3,500 members nationwide, but now its founding chapter is in danger of dying out because of dwindling membership.
Just a handful of members remain in the organization's Flint Chapter No. 1.
Flint's Chapter No. 7 isn't any better off. It has only four members, three of whom live out of state.
Members of both chapters say they haven't held a meeting in years.
"We've got too much in the fire," said Doris Wamsley, 80, who runs the Flint chapter. "We need to get Chapter No. 1 going again."