Service Matters – Our World Services Newsletter
Our monthly World Service Newsletter keeps GSA members in the know about what's happening at GreySheeters Anonymous World Services and how to be of service in this global community.
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Service Matters - February 2024
Stay in the know about what's happening at GreySheeters Anonymous World Services and how to be of service in this global community.
2023 GreySheet Round-Up in New York City
The 2023 GreySheet Roundup in New York was a shot in the arm of abstinence that only a 1.5 day conference can offer. The first day, Saturday, was full of hugs from and breakout chats with fellow GreySheeters who hadn’t seen each other since before the COVID-19 lockdown.
Although some GreySheeters had lost their abstinence during the pandemic, they hadn’t given up on reclaiming it by immersing themselves in meetings all day long.
After all, that’s what a GreySheet Round-Up is for: to bolster your commitment to weighing and measuring three meals a day off the glorious GreySheet.
There were plenty of GreySheeters with long term abstinence in attendance proving to newcomers that relapse is not a requirement.
Most surprising was the number of fellows who had traveled to attend the Roundup. GreySheeters from as far away as Texas, the Pacific Northwest and even France wouldn’t miss the Roundup for anything in the world because ‘Don’t Eat No Matter What’ is not a message that can be heard anywhere else except a GreySheet event.
One could argue that lots of people who are overweight or underweight need GreySheet Abstinence but the slogan is: GreySheet Abstinence is not for people who need it. It’s for people who want it and do it!
That’s what makes each and every GreySheeter so precious.
We are not a dime a dozen so when we lose one GreySheeter, the pain is felt throughout the fellowship. And when we gain a GreySheeter, the joy is felt throughout the fellowship.
The GreySheet Roundup is where we go to count our blessings for yet another year weighing and measuring our meals off the GreySheet one day at a time.
An Anonymous GreySheeter
Opportunities for Service
Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics.Alcoholics Anonymous (4th Edition), p. 89
Service is a key part of our recovery from compulsive eating. There are many ways to do service, as individuals and at the group, intergroup, and World Service levels. Even newcomers can be of service by reading the GSA Preamble, Group Purpose, or Twelve Steps or keeping time during a meeting.
There are opportunities to do service at all levels, including
No events are scheduled for January, but see the Recovery Events page to learn more about these 2024 events.
- Connecticut GreySheet Retreat, April 26-28
- Camp GSA Texas, May 3-6
- London Round-Up, May 4-5
- Irish Round-Up, August 3
- Men's Spiritual Retreat, October 18-20
More events will be listed soon, including the Paris Round-Up and Pacific Northwest Retreat. Watch this space!
Click event title for details. See the Service Events page for more events.
GSA universal passcode
January 28, 2024 | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
The special topic of this Town Hall – after an open forum on any questions, suggestions, concerns you may have – will be the results of the 2023 GreySheet Counts! project.
Come hear how many GreySheeters there are all over the world, how long we have been abstinent, how we first found GreySheet, and how our fellowship has changed since 2018's first count.
We will also hear from the New York Metro, Western States, and Europe Intergroups.
Traditions and Concepts 2024
- February 25, 2024 @ 1pm Eastern
- May 19, 2024 @ 1pm Eastern
- August 25, 2024 @ 1pm Eastern
Traditions and Concepts training sessions were a wonderful experience in 2023, with twelve wonderful speakers who presented all twelve Traditions and Concepts of World Service. These sessions are designed to prepare World Service Conference delegates. Anyone interested in these aspects of our GreySheeters Anonymous fellowship is welcome to attend.
When anyone, anywhere realizes they have a problem with food,
I want them to think of the GreySheet solution.
For that I am responsible.