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Service Matters • February 2021

Welcome to the February 2021 Issue of Service Matters! Welcome to the February 2021 issue of Service Matters, your answer to the question, “What’s Up in GreySheet?” regarding all the work done for GSA as a whole to carry the message to compulsive eaters who still suffer. As Valentine's Day approaches, many of us reflect on the nature of love. It is all too easy sometimes to get pulled into the marketing of love presented by advertising and the media. These can include being "completed"...
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Service Matters • January 2021

Welcome to the January 2021 Issue of Service Matters! Welcome to the January 2021 issue of Service Matters, your answer to the question, “What’s Up in GreySheet?” regarding all the work done for GSA as a whole to carry the message to compulsive eaters who still suffer. This past year has been hard for many of us, and may have been full of illness, financial hardship, and separation from friends and loved ones.  However, 2020 has been enlightening in other ways, helping u...
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Service Matters • December 2020

Welcome to the December Issue of Service Matters! Welcome to the December 2020 issue of Service Matters, your answer to the question, “What’s Up in GreySheet?” regarding all the work done for GSA as a whole to carry the message to compulsive eaters who still suffer. As compulsive eaters, we have a disease of perspective. For many during the holiday season, with family get-togethers and lavish spreads of indulgent glut, this can be a more commonly encountered reminder than other times o...
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Service Matters • November 2020

Welcome to the November Issue of Service Matters! Welcome to the November 2020 issue of Service Matters, your answer to the question, “What’s Up in GreySheet?” regarding all the work done for GSA as a whole to carry the message to compulsive eaters who still suffer. Do you need a copy of the GreySheet Abstinence: Clarifications and Sponsor Guidelines? Email your request to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll happily send a copy to you. Upcoming Meetings - all interes...
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Service Matters • October 2020

Welcome to the October Issue of Service Matters! Welcome to the October 2020 issue of Service Matters, your answer to the question, “What’s Up in GreySheet?” regarding all the work done for GSA as a whole to carry the message to compulsive eaters who still suffer. GSRs and ISRs - Please read and inform your group members of the following items as soon as possible:  1 - From the Conference Committee - You are invited to the first GreySheeters Anonymous Worl...
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Service Matters • September 2020

Welcome to the September Issue of Service Matters! Welcome to the September 2020 issue of Service Matters, your answer to the question, “What’s Up in GreySheet?” regarding all the work done for GSA as a whole to carry the message to compulsive eaters who still suffer.For many of us, it’s Harvest Time, a time of bounty and gratitude. We begin this issue of Service Matters by inviting our GreySheet brothers and sisters to reflect on the spiritual harvest of GreySheet abstinence.  As...
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Service Matters • August 2020

Welcome to the August 2020 issue of Service Matters, your answer to the question, “What’s Up in GreySheet?” regarding all the work done for GSA as a whole to carry the message to compulsive eaters who still suffer. As we welcome you to the August issue of Service Matters, we are aware that the COVID-19 pandemic NMW continues to stretch from days to weeks to months. The long view can be a distraction, but the literature tells us we have a daily reprieve and we do this 3-0-1!  ...
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Service Matters • July 2020

Welcome to the July Issue of SERVICE MATTERS! Welcome to the July 2020 issue of Service Matters, your answer to the question, “What’s Up in GreySheet?” regarding all the work done for GSA as a whole to carry the message to compulsive eaters who still suffer. July Theme - Unity   As the world cries out in suffering and for justice, many of us find ourselves asking just what is an outside issue during these times? We can reach out with compassion and act as individuals, and in ...
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Service Matters • June 2020

Welcome to the June Issue of SERVICE MATTERS! GSRs - please read at your meetings 1. GreySheeters Anonymous World Services wants to strengthen our community support networks. We need your help to identify the digital platforms our community uses such as: Instagram, Facebook, Marco Polo, WhatsApp, etc.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with: Platform Name:Link:Responsible Name (Owner, Administrator, Coordinator, Moderator, etc.):Email:Pho...
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Service Matters • May 2020

Welcome to the May Issue of SERVICE MATTERS! Welcome, GreySheet brothers and sisters! We dedicate the May issue of Service Matters to the theme of Awakenings/New Growth.  We fellows of GreySheeters Anonymous know what it's like to endure seemingly fallow times, only to be joyfully surprised by clear signs of growth.  We are well-acquainted with the process of growing roots first, before the lovely blossoms peak through the earth.  In these d...
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Service Matters • April 2020

Happy 22nd Anniversary to GSA!! Welcome to the April 2020 issue of Service Matters, your newsletter providing information about service work, current projects to help carry the message, and opportunities to participate in GSA. April 2020 - Monthly Board of Trustees Column Letter to the GreySheeters Anonymous Fellowship from the Board of Trustees of GreySheeters Anonymous World Services:March 19, 2020Dear Fellow GreySheeters,As your Board of Trustees, we want to reach out to you during ...
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Service Matters • March 2020

Welcome to the March Issue of SERVICE MATTERS! Your newsletter providing information about service in GSA! March 2020 - Monthly Board of Trustees Column Grainne M., President, GreySheeters Anonymous World Services World Service ConferenceIn consultation with the Conference Committee and the other World Service Conference committees, the Board of Trustees has decided to postpone the conference to 2021. Stay tuned for the new date. The World Service Conference is the business m...
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Service Matters • February 2020

Welcome to the February Issue of SERVICE MATTERS! Welcome to the February issue of Service Matters, your newsletter providing information about service in GSA. This month, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, our question and answer section is about loving ourselves in abstinence, or what some GreySheeters refer to as “radical self-care.” We also  highlight a new “Help Wanted” section for GreySheeters with special skills to help us in the coming months. If you are qualified and interested in servi...
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Service Matters • January 2020

Welcome to the First Issue of SERVICE MATTERS in 2020!

Welcome to the first issue of Service Matters in 2020 – May our vision benefit not only from hindsight, which they say is 20-20, but also from clear, abstinent and grateful eyes! We don’t need to celebrate the new year with re-solutions, because we already have a solution that works!!


The Structure Committee

Purpose: to make recommendations for GSA service structure and to document current board policies, procedures, job descriptions and standard practices and to present them for approval at the World Service Conference.

The Structure Committee is hard at work preparing for the next GreySheet World Service Conference by drafting procedures to be included in our Service Manual and Conference Charter. To be assigned to a committee, please contact your ISR or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Town Hall Meeting

The next Board of Trustees Town Hall meeting will be on Sunday, January 26 at 11:00 AM ET, on the following link: https://zoom.us/j/717731799. All are welcome!!The phone link for this meeting is: +1 669 900 6833, and when prompted please use the meeting ID, 717 731 799 # to join. Any questions for the board may be sent through the Communications Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or submitted directly to the Board at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
The next Committees Connecting Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 12, at 12:00 noon ET at the following link: https://zoom.us/j/663470166.  The Finance Committee and the Conference Committee are presenting the work of their committees and opportunities for new people to volunteer. You may also use the phone link: +14086380968, 663470166# US (San Jose) and then when prompted use the meeting ID: 663 470 166. All are welcome!

Concept 3 meeting:  Sunday, January 19 from 1:00 – 1:30 PM ET, at this link: https://zoom.us/j/791453380.
 
Tradition 3 meeting – Sunday, January 26 from 1:00 – 1:30 PM ET, at this link: https://zoom.us/j/791453380.


January 2020 - Monthly Board of Trustees Column

Joyce S. - Treasurer

Hello!  I’m honored to write this column to introduce myself as the newly elected Treasurer of our fellowship.  First, I am a grateful member of GSA and I have enjoyed 22 years of back-to-back abstinence, one day at a time, since March 24, 1997.  I live in Overland Park, KS, the wife of a retired CPA, the mother of three adult sons, the grandmother of 5 grandchildren and one on the way.  I’m a retired accountant having spent time in my career as a tax auditor for the IRS, as an auditor with the inspector general’s office of the USDA, as the accountant for our parish, and bookkeeper for a small non-profit organization for 11 years.  I’ve been the treasurer of our local Kansas City GreySheet community for many years. I like to live a quiet life of simple pleasures. I enjoy bookkeeping and find it very relaxing, somewhat like the order and peace I find in weighing and measuring my food.  These days, I find myself very busy in my role as GSAWS Treasurer.

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Service Matters • December 2019

December Theme: Committees Work for All of Us! In the next two issues, we are going to highlight the World Service Committees that work for us all throughout the year. These are GreySheeters who, for the most part, are GSR’s in their groups, ISR’s for their intergroups, and/or Board of Trustees members, but there are also non-delegate volunteers who work on committees. We will hear about their projects and plans for the coming year, all the work of which is done without compensation of any kind....
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Service Matters • November 2019

November Theme: Thank You, GreySheet!! Focus on Giving Back to this Life-Giving Solution When was the last time you thought about what it means to tell someone you’re abstinent and grateful? It is often the replacement response for “Fine, Thank you!” when  a fellow GreySheeter asks, “How are you?” on a phone call or at a meeting.‘Abstinent and grateful’ can be true regardless of the kind of day we’re having, or the news we’ve just listened to, or the report from the doctor on test results w...
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Service Matters • October 2019

2019 World Service Conference in Chicago was a huge success!! Friday: Submission of Voting Roll Roll Call Adopted Standing Rules of Order Adopted the Agenda Accepted minutes for 2013, 2014, and 2016 minutes as corrected. Saturday: Accepted Treasurer’s Report Passed Motion to Elect Board Candidates Passed Motion to adopt approved 12 Concepts of AA adapted with permission Passed Motion to publish report of the GS Committee (Clarification of GreySheet Abstinence) Archives Committee motions wer...
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Service Matters • September 2019

The September 2019 World Service Conference in Chicago is nearly here!! Many delegates have been preparing all year by attending committee meetings, Zoom meetings to review the Concepts and the Traditions, as well as Delegate Training on what to expect and how best to prepare for this long-awaited decision-making meeting of our beloved GSA World Service Conference.Two meetings were held to train delegates at the end of August, and if you were not able to attend, please listen to this audio ...
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Service Matters • August 2019

Town Hall Meeting The Board of Trustees held a Town Hall meeting on Zoom on July 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM ET. About 25 GreySheeters attended this meeting by video and also by phone. The topic of the meeting was what service on the GSA Board of Trustees has meant to the current trustees and their hopes for GSA for the future. Some thoughts from the meeting: Service, while time-consuming, is absolutely worth it.We learned a lot about GreySheet, about open-mindedness, and about patience.Grateful for th...
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Service Matters • July 2019

Town Hall Meeting The next Board of Trustees (BOT) Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Sunday, July 21st at 11:00 AM EDT. The Zoom Link for the Board of Trustees Town Hall Meeting is:  https://zoom.us/j/555523493.You can attend by telephone using the following numbers. Dial by your location        +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)        +1 408 6...
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Service Matters • June 2019

Town Hall Meeting Next Month! The next Board of Trustees (BOT) Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Sunday, July 21st at 11:00 AM EDT. Groups with questions or concerns they would like the Board to address should send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before June 13th. The Zoom Link for the Board of Trustees Town Hall Meeting July 21 at 11:00 AM EST is: https://zoom.us/j/555523493.You can attend by telephone using the following numbers. Dial by you...
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Service Matters • May 2019

A Friendly Reminder from the Conference Committee to Delegates of the 2019 WSC regarding Minutes and Transcripts June 15, 2019 is the deadline to submit in writing to the Conference Committee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) any questions, concerns, inconsistencies, etc. between the proposed Minutes and the Transcripts for 2013, 2014, or 2016. As noted in the document Process for Approving Draft Minutes WSC 2013, 2014, 2016 of GreySheeters Anonymous(previously provided), remember t...
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Service Matters • April 2019

Audio Version of Service Matters Now Available on YouTube! The Southwest Intergroup has started to create a YouTube video (voice memo of Gsers reading Service Matters each month) so that members have another way of receiving information about GSAWS work. Access this link and listen to Service Matters in your car, as you’re walking or running, any time you listen to podcasts! Link to March 2019 issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JurazphN8RoLink to February 2019 issue: ...
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Service Matters • March 2019

Preparing for the 2019 World Service Conference (WSC) Registration Packet Deadline for registering (with full payment) for the GS World Service Conference September 20-22, 2019 is March 15th  2019. Please download registration packet on greysheet.org. Payment should be made via the PayPal link. All Committee Reports, complete with recommendations and motions that they will present at the September WSC Conference and submitted by March 1st, 2019, will ...
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Service Matters • February 2019

Preparing for the 2019 World Service Conference (WSC) Registration Packet Deadline for registering (with full payment) for the GS World Service Conference September 20-22, 2019 is February 15th.Please download registration packet on greysheet.org. Payment should be made via the PayPal link. Board of Trustees Town Hall Meeting Board of Trustees Town Hall Meeting was held on January 20 at 11:00 EDT and attended by 47 GreySheeters!  Questions that had been submitt...
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Service Matters • January 2019

Preparing for the 2019 World Service Conference (WSC) Registration Packet The Registration Packet for the 2019 World Service Conference for GSA is now available for download from our website, greysheet.org.  Use this link:https://www.greysheet.org/images/events/WSC_REG_PACKET_2019.pdfPlease note that the deadline for registration forms and money to be sent in is February 15, 2019. Board of Trustees Town Hall Meeting The next Board of Trustees Town Hall Meeting&...
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Service Matters • December 2018

March 1st is the Deadline for Board and Committee Reports & Motions! On April 1st, delegates will download your reports, motions, and submitted materials from greysheet.org. Will your committee be ready? WSC2019 is September 20th – 22nd  2019 in Chicago. Delegates from intergroups, groups, and the board will be considering motions from the board and all seven conference committees: ArchivesCommunicationConferenceFinanceLiteraturePublic InformationStructure Grain...
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Service Matters • November 2018

Update From the Conference Committee  The 2019 GreySheeters Anonymous World Service ConferenceFriday, September 20th - September 22nd, 2019@ the Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center.Chicago, Illinois The Registration Packet will be posted very shortly on greysheet.org. Sessions begin 5:00 PM CT on Friday and end at 1:00 PM CT on Sunday.REGISTRATION PACKETS WITH TOTAL COST is due by FEBRUARY 15, 2019.Cost Includes: Hotel, meals and registration fee: $334 for a 2 person shared room...
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Service Matters • October 2018

GreySheeters Anonymous World Services (GSAWS) Board of Trustees - Announcements Sunday, September 16 TOWN HALL Meeting Summary Thank you to the Board of Trustees of GreySheeters Anonymous World Service for hosting the second quarterly Town Hall on Zoom. There were 30 GSers there to hear the Board answer the fellowship’s questions and to raise more questions if there was time. The Board handled such a large and diverse meeting beautifully on the Zoom platform. The BOT members ...
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Service Matters • September 2018

GreySheeters Anonymous World Services (GSAWS) - Board of TrusteesAnnouncements NEXT Meet the Board Zoom Town Hall Meeting: Sunday, September 16 at 10:00 AM EST The next open-to-everyone Town Hall Meeting with the GSAWS Board of Trustees will be held on Sunday, September 16 at 10:00 AM EST.  Any GreySheet member may attend this meeting and all are encouraged to do so.  It is especially recommended for GSR’s and ISR’s who can then report back to their home groups...
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