Service Matters - April 2023

The Hispanic Community invites you to

25 Years “Grey Turning Silver”

A Celebration of GSA’s 25th Anniversary

We are recovering too and you are invited to our Global Anniversary Party — Let’s Celebrate Together!

Sponsored by Comunidad Hispana

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GreySheet Counts 2023 Census

Every five years, GreySheeters Anonymous conducts a census of its members. We want to know how many members we have, where we are, how long we have been abstinent, how we found GreySheet, and other information that will help us carry the message to those who have not yet heard of the GreySheet solution.

What is the census used for?

To learn where our GSA members are so we can allocate services to those communities, to learn how our GSA members found GreySheet so we can reach the next compulsive eater, to find out the amount of abstinence we have, and to give our members the opportunity to join our Phone List. We also ask other questions suggested by World Service committees that will help them provide services to our fellowship.

Is it voluntary?

Yes. The primary purpose of the Census is to answer the questions of where we are, how much abstinence we have, and how we can best reach the next compulsive eater. To answer these questions we need, at a minimum, your email address, your country, your abstinence date, and how you first found GreySheet.  The remaining 12 questions are optional, but your World Service committees would really like to know the answers to better serve the fellowship!

What happens to our information? Who sees it? What do you do with it?

Your information is kept confidential. Only the Structure Committee members will see the data so they can compile the results. Reports will not identify any individuals. Examples of the information in the reports would be the number of members in an area, the average abstinence in an area, and how members found GreySheet. For example, in 2018, most GreySheeters found GSA through another member.

Why are you asking for our names?

It is not just a survey of our members, but a census or count, and we need to make sure we count people only once. During our first census in 2018, quite a few people completed the census more than once using different email accounts, leading us to count people more than once. Having names helps us to count each person only once.

What is the GSA Phone List?

The Phone List is a way to connect with other GreySheeters. Members use it to find new sponsors, to connect with members in their area, to find GSA members when they travel or move, to reach people they have heard speaking at meeting, etc. Joining the Phone List is optional. The Phone List is password-protected, and that password changes every 3 months. Your information is never given out. Only participants in the Phone List get the password.

More questions?


Quarterly Town Hall April 30th

8 am PT, 9 am MT, & 10 am CT; 4 pm Iceland, Ireland, & UK; 5 pm Central Europe, 6 pm Eastern Europe, South Africa, & Israel; 12 am Hong Kong; 3 am Eastern Australia

GSA World Services will increase the length of our three quarterly Town Halls to 90 minutes starting April 2023.

This will allow time for the main purpose of the Town Hall – fellowship input on GSA World Services issues – as well as the special topic of the quarter, World Service update, and intergroup presentation.

  • Special Topics of the Quarter
    • April: Twenty-Five Year Anniversary of GreySheeters Anonymous
    • July: GreySheet Counts: Why should I participate in the census?
  • Presentations by Intergroups (15 minutes)
    • January: New York Metro, Western States, Europe
    • April: Southern Central, Israel, Iceland
    • July: Connecticut, Phone Bridge, Northeast, Comunidad Hispana
  • World Service Vision and Four Core Functions Update: When anyone, anywhere, realizes they have a problem with food, they think of the Greysheet solution.
    • Integrity of GreySheet Program
    • Literature
    • Public Information
    • Website
  • Plus Treasury report and Announcements if time allows

Ideally members submit questions in advance to or to if questioner wants to remain anonymous. This will allow the Board of Trustees to be sure we have the information available at the Town Hall.

If questions do not relate to GSA as a whole, the chair will refer the questioner to their sponsor, their group, or their intergroup. World Service suggestions will be referred to the appropriate World Service Conference committee or board.


Service Opportunities

GSA World Services provides many services to the world-wide fellowship, and we need you to make the magic happen.

Board of Trustees


The GSA Secretary records the minutes of the monthly Board of Trustees and the Chairs/ISRs meetings as well as the minutes of the World Service Conference.

Assistant Secretary

The GSA Assistant Secretary supports the secretary and manages GSAWS records in the GSAWS Google Drive.

Trustees: Iceland, Europe

Represent your area on the Board of Trustees. Ensure that your community is heard.

Board Requirements: Five years abstinence. Three-year term. 2-4 hours a month. or

Communication Committee

GSAWS Facebook Admins

  • Duties: Moderate the GSA World Services Facebook group to ensure posts meet criteria and that only existing GSA members join the group. Current trusted servant will train.
  • Abstinence: 1 year. Term: 1 year.
  • Time required: Few minutes daily.

Service Matters Publisher

  • Duties: Receives newsletter content in Word from Communication Committee by last day of the month. Copies, pastes, and formats in MailChimp Service Matters template. Posts same content into website blog. Publishes MailChimp newsletter by 7th of the next month. Current trusted servant will train.
  • Time Required: 2-3 hours a month.
  • Abstinence: 1 year. Term: 1 year.

Service Matters Subscription Manager

  • Duties: Once a quarter, receive a spreadsheet of new trusted servants to subscribe to Service Matters from the registrar. Load the new subscribers into MailChimp.
  • Requirements: One-year GreySheet abstinence. One year term. Works with Communication Committee.

GSA Phone List Coordinator

  • Duties: Add new subscribers to the online Phone List monthly. Send new subscribers login information. Send out new login information quarterly. Coordinate volunteers who call to verify subscribers. Update list with the information provided by volunteers. Current trusted servant will train and support.
  • Time Required: 2-3 hours a month.
  • Abstinence: 1 year. Term: 1 year.

Area Contacts List Coordinator

  • Duties: Add new contacts to the online list quarterly. Annually email all contacts to verify that they respond within 24 hours.
  • Time Required: 2-3 hours a month.
  • Abstinence: 1 year. Term: 1 year.

Start-Up Sponsor Team

  • Want to get newcomers started in their GreySheet abstinence and help them get connected? The Start Up Sponsor Team needs more women living in North America, especially those available during the day.
  • Training and mentoring provided. Requires responding to Coordinator’s WhatsApp text within two hours with your availability and starting off your share of newcomers.
  • Abstinence: 1 year. Term: 1 year.

Finance Committee (Temporary)

The Finance Committee is seeking 2-3 GSA volunteers with one-year abstinence to serve on a temporary subcommittee. The subcommittee will review our financial reports for the past year (July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023).  Typically, the subcommittee will meet one to two times to review at a time(s) selected by the volunteers (historically, 2-4 hours total).  Subcommittee needs to meet by August 1st.

Questions and comments found during the subcommittee’s review of the reports to be sent to Finance Chair at


GSA World Service Conference 2023 Delegate Training 1

Congratulations on being elected as a delegate to the World Service Conference!

The World Service Conference of GreySheeters Anonymous World Service (GSAWS) is a business meeting where we make decisions for the future of our fellowship. All registered delegates attend two training sessions so they can participate effectively as delegates in the worldwide group conscience.

You will have two chances to attend each of the two trainings. The Sunday and Tuesday session of each training covers the same material.

The notes including Q&A will be published on with a link in Service Matters.

The Conference Committee will register and check in delegates for the training.

Delegate Training 1: How to Prepare for the World Service Conference Meeting

  • Sunday, April 23 from 10:00am ET to 11:30am ET
  • Tuesday, April 25 from 6:00pm ET to 7:30pm ET

Because we meet on Zoom, we can include delegates from the West Coast of the United States to Israel. To include delegates from the Pacific time zone to the Israeli time zone, we can only meet between 9:30am ET and 2:30pm ET on a Sunday. To accomplish the essential business of the conference in just five hours, we move all questions and most of the debate to the six months prior to the conference meeting. This session covers how to participate in that information gathering and debate.

We will cover

  • Reading the proposals and their supporting documents
  • Sharing the proposals with my group or intergroup
  • Answering my group’s questions about the proposals
  • Finding out my group’s conscience on the proposals
  • Meeting the Board of Trustees candidates
  • Studying the Traditions and the Concepts for World Service for the conference

GSA World Services Facebook Group

Join the GSA World Services Facebook Group to keep up with all the latest announcements. Since it’s a secret, private group, email for a time-sensitive link to join.

This Facebook group is NOT the meeting before the meeting; it’s not the meeting; it’s not the meeting after the meeting. It is Any GreySheet-related Announcements? during the meeting.

  • Post group information like a new meeting, changing the format of your meeting, needing trusted servants for your meeting.
  • Post intergroup information like changes to your intergroup meeting schedule, service opportunities in the intergroup, new services offered by your intergroup like a WhatsApp group, a YouTube Channel, or a podcast.
  • Post announcements about events that have been approved by the Public Information Committee for publication by GSA World Services Retreats, roundups, gatherings, speaker blasts, and meeting marathons are all welcome.
  • Post World Service Conference committee information like a new way to register for Start Up Sponsor training, delegate training, delegate registration, service positions on your committee, improvements to the group registration process, the launch of the GreySheet Counts census, and 25thanniversary celebrations.


2023 Western States Intergroup Pacific Northwest Retreat

Honesty, Hope, Humility and Humor

August 18-20, 2023, from 4 pm Friday to 1 pm Sunday

Alton L. Colllins Retreat Center
32867 OR-211, Eagle Creek, OR 97022

  • Shared room – $335
  • Private room – $395
  • Includes 6 meals (Friday dinner - Sunday lunch) and 2 nights lodging (Friday and Saturday)
  • Registration Fee due by June 1, 2023

2023 GreySheeters Anonymous World Service Conference Meeting

October 22nd, 2023

9:30am to 2:30pm ET, Via Zoom

Registration for our 8th World Service Conference meeting will open the first week in March 2023. It is a very powerful time for the growth of GreySheeters Anonymous. The World Service conference committees are working diligently on guidelines and policies to support our fellowship. 

If you are an ISR or represent a group as a GSR, please consider registering as a delegate for our World Service Conference meeting so your group will have input on the proposals presented at the WSC.  All of the information will be in the link below. We will update the information regularly! There will also be delegate training as we get closer.

We have made some exciting changes for 2023. World Service Specialists, i.e. the Service Matters Coordinator, can be voting members at the World Service Conference. The total number of registrants will determine the number of specialists spaces available. Those elected by the board or a committee as a specialist should register as well. 

We are working diligently as a committee and would welcome 1 or 2 new members. 

This will be our third Zoom WSC meeting! It is very exciting to see your fellow abstinent service-mongers and communicate the information to your groups or intergroups!

SAVE the DATE and we’ll see you then!


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

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