Brenda Hino, Chair
A 28-year member of the Alliance, Brenda speaks about how much she has enjoyed all her cherished friendships made through the Alliance. She also delves into memories that stand out during her leadership. In 2014, she was in charge of Maintenance for the Aldredge House (still is). The house was pummeled by a massive hail storm which meant replacing our slate roof, copper gutters getting a paint job and many other needed repairs to bring the house back up to tip top shape. She accepted the Sue Washington Dedication to the Mission award for all of the hard work and the Alliance received the Preservation Dallas Award that year for historical preservation! The Alliance was fortunate to have her as president in 2017 for our Centennial celebration, a time for special events, an elegant luncheon, plaques and special tours for special people. She delighted in particular with giving a guided tour of the Aldredge House for Laura Bush, Ruth Altshuler and Debbie Frances.
She does have a life outside the Alliance. She volunteers for several organizations and enjoys entertaining and cooking. She has been a member of a cooking club for 15 years! She also loves to needlepoint and several of her needlepoint items were gifted to Aldredge House. Barenda is married to Peter, a dermatologist. They have a son who is an attorney in Dallas and a daughter who recently finished dental school and will be practicing in Dallas.
One does not usually cherish being chair of the bylaws committee, but Barenda has agreed to oversee the process of revising the organizations’ governing documents. In addition to “housekeeping” changes, she will also be working to shape the bylaws to complement the designs for the Alliance that the Long Range and Strategic Plan committee recommends to the board.