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The GSA Responsibility Statement

When anyone, anywhere realizes they have a problem with food, I want them to think of the GreySheet solution. For that I am responsible.

Service is one of the most important tools of GSA recovery.

GSA Service Structure

As approved by WSC2013, GreySheeters Anonymous has three organizational levels: local groups, area intergroups, and the World Service Conference. 

  1. Local groups consist of two or more members of GreySheeters Anonymous who meet regularly to support our primary purpose – to stay abstinent and help another compulsive eater to achieve abstinence. Each group elects one Group Service Representative (GSR) to serve as a member of the area intergroup and the World Service Conference.
  2. Area intergroups consist of a collection of groups which work together to support the member groups in our primary purpose. The member GSRs elect one Intergroup Service Representative (ISR) to serve the fellowship as a delegate of the World Service Conference. The ISR is only elected by those who are themselves elected by the groups, i.e., the GSRs.
  3. The World Service Conference is both an organizational level and a business meeting. The World Service Conference consists of elected delegates who work throughout the year on boards and committees to address issues that affect GreySheeters Anonymous as a whole. They prepare proposals for consideration at regular World Service Conference meetings to address concerns brought to their attention.

In a change from the WSC2013-approved structure, GSRs will join ISRs and the Board of Trustees as delegates to the World Service Conference.

Together with the Board of Trustees, the GSA groups, intergroups, and World Service Conference form the traditional inverted pyramid structure of 12-Step fellowships.

 Illustration of the service structure of GSA, showing an inverted pyramid with groups at the top, followed by area intergroups, followed by World Service Conference, with the Board of Trustees at the bottom. Arrows indicate the direction of representation: GSRs to Intergroups and the World Service Conference, ISRs to the World Service Conference, Trustees to the World Service Conference.

The 12 Traditions

It's often said that where the Twelve Steps are suicide prevention, the Twelve Traditions are homicide prevention. As recovering compulsive eaters, we often have strong opinions and want things our own way. The Twelve Traditions guide us to work together harmoniously in the service of our primary purpose.

The 12 Concepts

The Twelve Concepts serve as a guide for service in GreySheeters Anonymous.

The Group Conscience

Before making any decision that affects all members of the group, or all members present at a meeting, the leader should ask for a group conscience.

Right of Appeal

Throughout our structure, a traditional "Right of Appeal" ought to prevail, so that minority opinion will be heard and personal grievances receive careful consideration.

GSA Service Manual

The GSA Service Manual collects the documents outlining policies, procedures, and service position descriptions. It is a continual work in progress, adapting to the needs of GSAWS.


Service Matters

Service Matters is the monthly newsletter that answers the question, “What’s Up in GreySheet?”


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