GreySheeters Anonymous

Service Matters • May 2018

GreySheeters Anonymous World Service (GSAWS) - Board of Trustees - AnnouncementsMEET THE BOARD! GSR's and ISR's – Please Note:On Sunday, June 17, 2018, at 10 A.M EST, all are invited to a special Zoom "MEET THE BOARD" video meeting. Details with Zoom meeting ID will be published in the June issue of Service Matters.We ask that every GSR and ISR report to your groups and ask what topics, concerns and questions members might have that they would like to see discussed at this meeting.  Send all questions and topics to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 18, and she will send them to the GSWS Board  of Trusteesvas they prepare for the meeting. 

Please be sure that all members have downloaded the app on their computer, tablet or phone prior to the June 17th meeting. Zoom is free for anyone attending a meeting.

GreySheet Website UpgradeThe Board of Trustees is currently working with the Web Committee on requirements for update of the GreySheet web site and related budget.

Q & A Corner

Question: Why is it important for GSA members to know about World Service and to provide topics for discussion at the Meet the Board Zoom meeting in June?

Answer: GreySheeters Anonymous is a twelve-step recovery program for compulsive eating. In keeping with AA's Traditions and Concepts, the structure of our fellowship is an upside-down pyramid. In other words, the individual groups and meetings are the most important part of our structure. The decisions made at the Board of Trustees level affect all of us. The Communications Committee which produces Service Matters would like to be instrumental in facilitating two-way communication between groups, the Board of Trustees, and the World Service committees which are composed of conference delegates and are involved in helping to spread the message of GreySheet recovery. Every GSR and ISR is charged with relaying information between their groups and the Board of Trustees and World Service Conference committees. We are now asking GSR's to report back to World Service so that there is a way to communicate the concerns of members and for these concerns to be considered.

Israeli GSA Marathon, Kiryat-Bialik, Israel   

Hosted by the Kiryat-Bialik Group on April 27, 2018, the focus of this marathon was “The Fellowship, God and What's Between.”  The marathon was held in the group's face to face meeting room, and was attended by more than fifty GreySheeters from all over Israel.

The day was divided into two parts. In each, three GSA members qualified for approximately 15 minutes, focusing on the strength of the Group as an important layer of one's spiritual path, the importance of Group rules and Group Conscience, the fellowship, Sponsorship and personal service. It was interesting to see how each of the six qualifiers focused on the subject from their own point of view; yet, all emphasized the spiritual aspect as a must for building strength and success in one's program.

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Service Matters • April 2018

Announcements from the GreySheeters Anonymous World Service (GSAWS) Board of Trustees

Happy GSA 20th Anniversary!!

Every one of us gets to celebrate this milestone of our fellowship!!

Make sure you see our GreySheet Counts results on our websitebeginning April 6!

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Service Matters • March 2018

Announcements from the GreySheet World Service Board of Trustees (GSAWS BOT)

* Regarding the GreySheet Committee

In the Fall of 2017, the Chair of the Board of Trustees consulted with our copyright attorney to see if the “Extended GreySheet” constituted an infringement of our copyright. The attorney suggested that, since certain aspects of GreySheet abstinence were not spelled out on the GreySheet, a document be prepared to clarify the foods, measurements, and instructions without changing anything on the copyrighted GreySheet.

A committee of 14 GreySheeters Anonymous members, each with at least 20 years of back to back GreySheet abstinence, has been commissioned by the Board of Trustees to address the situation of variation in our common interpretation of GreySheet abstinence.

The BOT asked the committee to consider two tasks:

1. Clarify GreySheet abstinence as interpreted by a sponsor. This may include elaborating on the existing GreySheet pamphlet by writing down those practices commonly understood to be part of GreySheet abstinencebut which are not included on the original pamphlet. It will not include altering the GreySheet itself in any way.

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Service Matters • February 2018

Message of Hope - Keep Coming Back and STAY!

While the newcomer to GSA is often heartened to hear the words, “Keep Coming Back” from members, once a period of abstinence is attained, whether it's 30, 60, 90 days or a year, the message from longer-timers to the not-so-newbie is, “Stay.”

Stay when you're at your goal weight and wondering if you really need meetings and daily contact with your sponsor.

Stay when your abstinent life has delivered you to wonderful relationships, challenging and rewarding jobs or a career.

Stay when you wonder if the GreySheet food plan is really healthy for you after all this time.

Stay when you think you have the discipline now to do this on your own.

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Service Matters • January 2018

Giving So We All Can Live in the Solution

Our Seventh Tradition states: Every GSA (GreySheeters Anonymous) group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions. What does that mean to us as GreySheet individuals, groups, intergroups and our world-wide community?

It means we value the work that we do in our communities to reach out and support fellow sufferers. It means we contribute to the basket (or zoom/skype PayPal alternative) so that our meetings can continue, that the rent be paid, (or subscription fee for video and phone meetings). This is the minimum required to make sure our groups continue.

But what of the wider fellowship and the world-wide community?

GSA became an organization twenty years ago this April. We have met at World Service Conferences, have become a 501.C.3 organization, and are creating our own literature. While many of us are not as connected to that world-wide organization as the trusted servants who meet regularly as members of the Board of Trustees, Intergroup and GSA reps, it is still our primary purpose to stay abstinent and to help other compulsive eaters to achieve abstinence.

Many are doing service locally by sponsoring, leading meetings, and taking on service positions in their local home groups as treasurer, secretary, and speaker seekers, and this is a wonderful thing. But what of those in outposts who are still in the dark about the resources that are available, such as the GSA phone list and round-ups and retreats?

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