Check out the video produced by Albion Associates for a fast and fun overview of the Big Hair Ball 2014 – Metro Retro.

And the theme is Metro Retro.  What does that mean?  Think leather, lace, shoulder pads and teased hair and you might have an idea of what the creative designers will come up with as the models take to the runway at the Empire Ballroom on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 8:00 PM.  Bring your friends to this fun, festive event and help support the Guild and Family Service of the Piedmont.

  • Empire BallroomBHB Logo
  • January 25, 8:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Black & White Cocktail Attire
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  • Click here to buy event tickets for $65 each or Raffle tickets (5 chances for $20) or by phone at 336-387-6161 ext. 1115
  • Thank you to our chairs Lindsey Auman, Cyenthia Barker and Magz King
  • Brought to you by our presenting sponsors The Carroll Company and Fink’s Jewelers and our partners Indigo Salon, Local Honey Salon and UNCG CARS program

On October 1, the Guild gathered for a fun evening event of shopping and hospitality in support of Family Service of the Piedmont.  This first ever Sip & Shop was held at the Hilton Garden Inn on Big Tree Way in Greensboro and over 160 members and their guests attended.  It is almost inconceivable that these attendees brought in $23,827 for Family Service.

Sip&Shop_2013-0259Guests were greeted at the entrance and purchased a $15 ticket which included an hors  d’evoers buffet and a glass of wine.


The main room was packed to the brim with items either for sale or bundled into attractive baskets for silent auction.  A second smaller room held racks of clothes donated by Contemporary Lady for sale at 75% off retail.  Sip&Shop_2013-0277Great bargains were available, all going for a great cause.Sip&Shop_2013-0273

Members were generous in donating items for sale, none more so than Charisse Kleinman, whose concept came to fruition with the help and support of her amazing team.  These ladies did a fabulous job!  Thank You to all who donated and attended!

Check out our Gallery page to view more photos taken at Sip & Shop 2013.

Cyenthia_Pres_thumbnail__DSC8481I’m excited and tremendously honored to be the President of the Guild of Family Service of Greensboro for 2013-14. I have dedicated several years to awareness for domestic violence.  I have heard so many disheartening stories during this time. I have seen family’s destroyed, hearts broken and depression that most of us cannot comprehend.  I joined this organization because I saw a strong and resilient group of women that will give others a voice. What we do, as a Guild, determines the future of others.

This summer I reflected on what we, as a Guild, have accomplished and where this year will take us. I would like to focus the attention of our organization on getting back to the basics of fundraising, awareness and FRIEND-RAISING!

  • Fundraising is a given. We already have an incredible foundation of events. Let’s build onto what we have by making those events more successful!  The BIG Hair Ball is going METRO RETRO for 2014!
  • Awareness…Knowledge is POWER! We need to know Family Service and all that the organization provides.  Be on the lookout for additional information at each membership meeting.
  • Friend-raising is part of the package!  We love socializing!  We have several new members so we are planning extra special evening events to get to know each other better.

The most important things in life are your friends, family, health and a positive attitude towards life. If you have these then you have everything!

Thank you for all that you do to support The Guild and Family Service of the Piedmont.  Let’s make 2013-2014 a huge success!

The Board looks forward to officially welcoming you to the new year at the September General Membership Meeting at the home of Lesley Tuck.

Cyenthia N. Barker, Guild President

So, we have ended another Guild year! Using the sage words of Voltaire: “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” Thank you for sharing your excellence with the Guild and each other this year.

The Guild, and I, are truly richer for it. Guild AM 2013-21

Some highlights of the evening:

  • Over 100 Guild and JG members, guests and Greensboro Foundation Board members attended!
  • Many thanks to: Leigh Sudbrink and Eva Cooke for planning the meeting; Hospitality: Michelle Crow, Heather Frick and Valery Clasby for assisting with check-in and Becky Koonts & Peggy Follin for the beautiful table centerpieces.
  • Fay Hoggard gave a inspiring invocation.
  • Judy Frederick, founding member of the The Guild of Family Service of Greensboro, was the guest speaker.Guild AM 2013-4
  • Membership Development achievements:  New members: 34.  We achieved a 90% member participation rate with 98%  of new members engaged.  We retained 95 % of our current Membership.  We update our Web Page and created two Facebook pages!   Continue Reading »

Annually, we recognize Guild and Junior Guild members whose contributions embody the mission of our work and through example, inspire others to volunteer.  We have two awards and will recognize a Guild and Junior Guild member who exemplifies the vision of the Guild through leadership and a Guild and Junior Guild member who embodies the mission of the Guild.  While each Guild member works to fulfill the mission of the Guild and Junior Guild, these members’ contributions inspire. We also have a new award for the Guild this year, The Futurity Award.  This will recognize a new member (member who has been with us 3 years or less) and has made a significant contribution to the Guild.

Visit the Guild Awards page to read descriptions of each award to be presented at the 2013 Annual Awards Celebration.  This event will be held on Wednesday, May 15th at 6:00 p.m. at the Greensboro Country Club.  Please save the date! 

Submit your nomination by filling out the Nomination Form


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