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for citizens of the District of Columbia; and it has cooperated in all progressive movements for community betterment.

[[underline]] Its National Participation: [[/underline]] The local federation sponsors a chapter of the National Association of Colored Girls whose program is correlated with that of the parent body. Washington and Vicinity has sponsored all plans of the national organization. It is pledged to the support of the National Headquarters in Washington and has given generously to finance its furnishing and maintenance. 

The biennial convention of the National Association was entertained by the Washington branch in 1928 as well as this year for its 50th anniversary.

[[underline]] Its Administration: [[/underline]] The Washington and Vicinity Federation elected as its first president Mrs. Julia West Hamilton during whose administration for twenty years, thrity-two clubs were organized. These clubs had more than 500 members all of whom were engaged in phases of work to better social conditions in Washington. The current president, elected in 1945, is Mrs. I. A. Letcher. 
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