Meet the Member: Barbara VanHanken

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barbara vanhanken

Name:  Barbara VanHanken
Day job: Oklahoma Sierra Club Chapter Chair
3 words to describe you: Environmentalist, Grandmother, Humanitarian
Why are you involved with the League: It is a well-respected non-partisan leader in voter rights and accessability.
My favorite experience with LWV has been: Attending Naturalization ceremonies and registering new citizens to vote.
On the weekend, you can find me: at home
Favorite Tulsa restaurant: The Wild Fork
Favorite vacation destination: the mountains
People would be surprised to know: I love genealogy.
Words to live by:  Do unto others as they would do unto you.
If your day had 25 hours, what would you use the extra hour for: be with my dog, Molly.
One item you can’t leave home without: iphone
Favorite meal: Homemade fried chicken
Beverage of choice: Water
Who is your hero: Gloria Steinem
Biggest pet peeve: bad manners
What makes you laugh: My friends and family
Best movie seen/book read lately: St. Vincent
What should be taught in school that isn’t currently: Respect for others.
Favorite Tulsa activity: Walking outdoors.
One word to describe Tulsa: Struggling