Anniversaries present the unique opportunity to examine our past. The leaders who formed our co-ops and this association were visionaries. Their efforts delivered power and unprecedented opportunity to rural Tennessee. We stand on the shoulders of giants, and their accomplishments merit our gratitude and celebration.
TECA is also using this occasion as an opportunity to refine our focus and prepare the association to meet the challenges of the next 75 years through the leadership, advocacy and support we provide.
Many things have changed in the last 75 years. Enhancements in healthcare, communication, technology and transportation would make the world we live in almost unrecognizable to even the most progressive leaders of the 1940s.
Despite these changes, a few things remain true: There is value in working together for a common purpose, and we best serve our co-ops and consumer-owners when we are unified.