English Praises Co-op “Select Few” Who Make a Difference

NRECAORLANDO, February 21, 2006 (AgNewsWire) – At the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association 64th annual meeting this week, CEO Glenn English praised a “select few” Americans –the leaders and grass-roots activists of the nation’s electric cooperative network. He compared co-op support for balanced, effective energy legislation to the steady and reasoned leadership of great military and political leaders.

“The United States Marine Corps talks about a select few – they’re recruiting a select few. The reason that the Marine Corps has taken this approach is because they understand that it is a very few people who can spell the difference between victory and defeat,” English said. “The electric cooperative program, when you think about it, over the past 70 years, we’ve seen a select few people who’ve spelled the difference between success and failure.”

English told more than 10,000 rural electric cooperative leaders gathered in Orlando that their efforts made passage of last year’s Energy Policy Act a reality. (Full Release)