Well, resurrecting this thread almost a year to the day. Several months ago I reached out to the new kaicho of the National Karate Jujitsu Union, an organization that at one time was prominent among my lineage and teachers. They have been very welcoming and I am glad the organization is growing again. I'm not advertising and have no stake in the association other than as a member, but I have been very satisfied by the level of contact and support they have offered me as a (formerly) independent martial artist.
Geoff Wingard