GreySheeters Anonymous
Jul
01

Service Matters • July 2019

Town Hall Meeting

The next Board of Trustees (BOT) Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Sunday, July 21st at 11:00 AM EDT.
 
The Zoom Link for the Board of Trustees Town Hall Meeting is:  https://zoom.us/j/555523493.
You can attend by telephone using the following numbers.
 
Dial by your location
        +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 555 523 493


Committees Connecting Meeting June 9, 2019

Here is the link to the audio recording of the June 9th meeting: 
https://zoom.us/recording/play/OyniwOIVreNa1MB1y5HexB3nMUo5AkQ9e6GPGGqHuOEWvTueDKWMy7tdqqX7fzFN?autoplay=true

22 GSers were in attendance. 

Website Subcommittee (WSSC) motions:
The Website Subcommittee (of the Communication Committee) moves that GreySheeters Anonymous World Service hire a professional to create a basic GreySheeters Anonymous World Service Style Guide and a basic set of templates based on the Style Guide.

WSSC Chair explained the purpose of a Style Guide and how the WSSC proposes to find an affordable option to create one. Because this is not a previously approved expense for the CC/WSSC, it is necessary to get World Service Conference approval.
 
When asked about the cost, WSSC Chair estimated under $1K depending on changes and number of templates we request.
 
Conference Committee motions:
ConC1. The Conference Committee moves that GreySheeters Anonymous World Service Conference adopt the GreySheeters Anonymous World Service Conference Charter (Attachment 1) and make it effective for World Service Conference 2020 starting immediately after World Service Conference 2019 closes.
 
ConC2. The Conference Committee moves that World Service Conference 2020 be held September 18-20, 2020 at the Cenacle Retreat Center in Chicago. Cost is the deciding factor.
 
* Suggestion to fund annual conferences if people donated a dollar for every year abstinent and a dollar for every year GSAWS has been in existence.
 
ConC3. The Conference Committee moves that the document entitled The Process for Reading, Amending, and Approving Draft Minutes for 2019 and Subsequent World Service Conferences of GreySheeters Anonymous be adopted as the official process for approving the World Service Conference minutes. (Attachment 2)

Next Committees Connecting meeting will be held on July 7, 2019, 2:00 PM ET, at meeting ID:
https://zoom.us/j/524747067 

World Service Committees on Finance (motions 9-12, pp. 13-17) and Literature (motions 13-15, pp. 18-20) will be presenting. Reading before the meeting will enhance your understanding of the meeting. These can be found at this link:
https://www.greysheet.org/images/WSC2019/GSAWSC2019_Motion_Worksheet_03222019.pdf


Traditions Meeting for Delegates to the 2019 WSC

Audio link to June 9 meeting: 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6jEY-jK2sLaMGZodDcxSk5JTk01ZFVpV1g2N2hia1RJTjFV/view?usp=sharing

Notes on June 9th Traditions meeting:
Tradition Five: Each group has but one primary purpose – to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
Participants spoke about the value of focusing on getting and staying abstinent as the primary purpose, about the importance of reaching out to non-members to carry the message, to doing small amounts of feasible, non-overwhelming amounts of service, about the value of doing service to one’s own abstinence, about the importance of having something to attract the newcomer and to give to newcomer (i.e., having qualified leaders present to speak to the newcomer), the idea of talking about service we do and the value, and the idea of training people to do outreach.
 
Tradition Six: An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
Participants spoke about how GreySheeters Anonymous website used to list meetings that were combination of GreySheeters Anonymous plus other 12-step fellowships. It led to some hard feelings when GreySheeters Anonymous World Service asked groups to choose one affiliation. How does GreySheeters Anonymous World Service deal with people who give the impression that they or their service is affiliated with us? Perhaps GreySheeters Anonymous World Service could publish things we are not affiliated with? Do we need talk more about the Traditions in the meetings so that people understand the implications of these Traditions? The question arose about the need for legal response but that costs money – a cease and desist letter might cost $500. Perhaps boilerplate legal letters to offenders. The essence of this tradition is that GreySheeters Anonymous World Service will not endorse commercial ventures or causes.  Perhaps we should read ALL the traditions at every meeting?

Next Traditions Meetings schedule can be found in:

https://greysheet.org/images/WSC2019/GSA_WSC_2019_Traditions_and_Concepts_for_Delegates.pdf

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Jun
05

Service Matters • June 2019

Town Hall Meeting Next Month!

The next Board of Trustees (BOT) Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Sunday, July 21st at 11:00 AM EDT. Groups with questions or concerns they would like the Board to address should send them to southwestsintergroup@gmail.com before June 13th.
 
The Zoom Link for the Board of Trustees Town Hall Meeting July 21 at 11:00 AM EST is: https://zoom.us/j/555523493.
You can attend by telephone using the following numbers.
 
Dial by your location
        +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 555 523 493


A Friendly Reminder from the Conference Committee to Delegates of the 2019 WSC

Regarding Minutes and Transcripts

June 15, 2019 is the deadline to submit in writing to the Conference Committee (wscregistration@greysheet.org) any questions, concerns, inconsistencies, etc. between the proposed Minutes and the Transcripts for 2013, 2014, or 2016. As noted in the documentProcess for Approving Draft Minutes WSC 2013, 2014, 2016 of GreySheeters Anonymous(previously provided)remember to include the following information:

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May
08

Service Matters • May 2019

A Friendly Reminder from the Conference Committee to Delegates of the 2019 WSC regarding Minutes and Transcripts

June 15, 2019 is the deadline to submit in writing to the Conference Committee (wscregistration@greysheet.org) any questions, concerns, inconsistencies, etc. between the proposed Minutes and the Transcripts for 2013, 2014, or 2016. As noted in the document Process for Approving Draft Minutes WSC 2013, 2014, 2016 of GreySheeters Anonymous(previously provided)remember to include the following information:

  1. The year of the Minutes (2013, 2014 or 2016);
  2. The year of the Transcript (this will match the year of the Minutes);
  3. The page number(s) in the Minutes;
  4. The page number(s) and line number(s) in the Transcript;
  5. Your recommended correction to the Minutes; and
  6. Your reasoning for the correction.

Please keep in mind that some motions are stated and restated many times with wording that is slightly different. Please make sure to look only at the wording of the motion and / or amendment directly preceding the vote.


Committees Connecting Meeting!

The May 5, 2019 Committees Connecting Meeting audio link for those who could not attend:
https://zoom.us/recording/play/y4Rw8LJtZthVWTcWdrsxd7U7J288-fRK3uq3KvC3VplRhoCh2pJL84kG5EvVu58S?autoplay=true
 
The next Committees Connecting meeting will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 2:00 PM EST. All GSR’s, ISR’s, and delegates to the World Service Conference are especially invited to attend, but all GreySheeeters are welcome. Please use this link: https://zoom.us/j/524747067. Note: this is a new meeting ID.

Committees set to present motions in June are:  Communications Committee (Website Subcommittee) and Conference Committee. We suggest that you read the motions before the meeting, which can be found on the GreySheet.org webpage at this link:
https://www.greysheet.org/images/WSC2019/GSAWSC2019_Motion_Worksheet_03222019.pdf
 
Audio recordings of Preparation for Delegate Meetings held on April 28 and April 30, 2019 explaining the role of delegates and discussing concerns and questions are available – here are the links!
Note: There will be another meeting scheduled for August 2019 to address delegate concerns as well.
 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/15frDMNsmxhKqNwZk7WesrIWf6tRyVO-K/view
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b29KSw4fSoOYxN8EtFoWZjXK3xnmyAp2/view


 It's Not Too Late to Attend Introduction to Traditions and Concepts

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Mar
30

Service Matters • April 2019

Audio Version of Service Matters Now Available on YouTube!

The Southwest Intergroup has started to create a YouTube video (voice memo of Gsers reading Service Matters each month) so that members have another way of receiving information about GSAWS work. Access this link and listen to Service Matters in your car, as you’re walking or running, any time you listen to podcasts!


Link to March 2019 issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JurazphN8Ro
Link to February 2019 issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wuQ-jbqLCY


WSC Reports and Motions

The Conference Committee of the GSA WSC 2019 is excited to share with you the WSC Committee Reports and Motions. The Committee Chairs will present these motions at the WSC in September 2019.


We would like to thank the many individuals who have worked tirelessly on the completion of and the formatting of this document, which involved not only technical expertise but the willingness to send frequent reminders, examples of how a report should be done, and to answer a multitude of questions for weeks prior to the deadline. And to all of the Committees and Committee Chairs who worked for months on their reports! We are so fortunate to have abstinent talented people in our fellowship.

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Feb
26

Service Matters • March 2019

Preparing for the 2019 World Service Conference (WSC)

 Registration Packet

Deadline for registering (with full payment) for the GS World Service Conference September 20-22, 2019 is March 15th  2019. Please download registration packet on greysheet.org. Payment should be made via the PayPal link.

All Committee Reports, complete with recommendations and motions that they will present at the September WSC Conference and submitted by March 1st, 2019, will be available on the GreySheet.org website on April 1st. At this time, GSR’s and ISR’s will be able to download the reports and discuss how their members feel about the motions and recommendations. This is a crucial piece of participation in our inverted triangle structure.


Board of Trustees Town Hall Meeting

The next BOT Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April 14th at 11:00 AM EDT.  Please submit questions, concerns, suggestions, to southwestintergroup@gmail.com and they  will be passed along to the Board. These must be received by March 14th, 2019 in order to be included in the next Town Hall.

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