Service Matters - May 2023

The Public Information Committee Needs Your Story

GreySheeters with 90+ days of abstinence, we would love to receive your written qualification to be posted on our website under the Stories section. Your story means so much to us and our community. The more stories we publish, the more newcomers will be able to identify with our experiences. Just tell us

  • What did it look like when you were eating compulsively?
  • What happened? 
  • What does your abstinent life look like today? 

We want to hear from you! Please


Traditions & Concepts Roundup

Sunday, May 21, 1p – 2:30p ET
Zoom link: 791 453 380

The Communications Committee will host its next Traditions and Concepts Roundup on Sunday, May 21, from 1 - 2:30pm ET on Zoom. Four GreySheeters with experience, strength and hope will share their stories on the application of these in their recovery lives, making it engaging and accessible for all those in attendance. After their five minutes, questions and comments from the group will take place.

Here's one quote from an attendee at the February roundup: 

"I loved this new format. It was so easy to comprehend and digest. I'm definitely going to let people know about how great it was."

The next one is scheduled for Sunday, May 21st, from 1 - 2:30 on Zoom where we'll focus on Traditions and Concepts 5-8. Hope to see you all there. Come one and all, but especially if you plan to be a delegate at this year's World Service Conference in October.


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.


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? Email


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

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.

GSAWS 2023 Direct 7th Tradition Donations

Month Donations
February $3,198
March $1,762
Total  $7,089
Target $42,000
Achieved %16.88%

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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