Meet the Member: Bill Hinkle

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Name: Bill Hinkle

Day job: retired attorney

3 words to describe you: passionate, faithful, verbose

Why are you involved with the League? Originally, because of the involvement of my wife, Kathy. In recent years, I’ve found that the League issue are important to me and that its enjoyable to volunteer and that there are jobs I’m good at.

My favorite experience with LWV has been: Volunteering in the office.

On the weekend, you can find me: At home, watching sports or movies on TV, Netflix, Hulu and YouTube. On Sundays, I’m often at All Souls Unitarian Church.

Favorite vacation destination: France, Italy and England

People would be surprised to know: I once proved to a jury that a property known to have billions of barrels of oil actually had a value of zero.

Words to live by: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has limits. (Albert Einstein)

If your day had 25 hours, what would you use the extra hour for? Sleep or playing with our cat, Tizzie.

One item you can’t leave home without: My tablet

Favorite meal: Steak and a baked potato, with a baby spinach salad

Beverage of choice: Diet Dr. Pepper

Who is your hero? Bobby Kennedy
Biggest pet peeve: Misspellings, typos, and terrible grammatical errors in books.

What makes you laugh? Cat videos on the internet, “Shaggy Dog” stories

Best movie seen/book read lately: The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell and the sequel, Children of God

What should be taught in school that isn’t currently: Good citizenship
Favorite Tulsa activity: Driving through neighborhoods and countryside I’m not familiar with.

One word to describe Tulsa: Eclectic