Service Matters - September 2023

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.

Spotlight on the Phone Bridge

What is the Phone Bridge?

The GSA phone bridge is a place where members gather in a virtual “room” on the telephone to share their experience, strength, and hope as it relates to GreySheet abstinence. There are over 75 meetings per week, many times throughout each day.

The topics vary and include: Beginners Meetings, Relapse and Recovery Meetings, Qualification Meetings, Big Book Meetings, 12 & 12 Meetings, As Bill Sees It Meetings, Came to Believe Meetings, Step Meetings and Traditions Meetings. Come and join us! (Standard long-distance charges will apply.)

Two members share their experience, strength, and hope.

The phone bridge became my lifeline. I got struck abstinent my first time around, losing 70 pounds. I came into program on compensation from work, got my job back, and was placed on an evening shift to work. I couldn’t make live meetings. I relapsed thinking I could do the program by myself. My way didn’t work.

I prayed and by God’s grace and mercy the phone bridge was available. I surrendered and made a 1am meeting every day. I met my sponsor who called me on an abstinent call; l never looked back. I began to be of service, I understood what it was like to feel as if I were in an outpost. I started doing service because I know the Phone Bridge saved my life. I am humbled and willing to help others that can only make meetings by phone.

EW, GSR for a GSA 12 steps + 12 traditions Meeting

First and foremost, the Phone Bridge saved my life. I was too embarrassed to attend face to face meetings because of relapses. One day I ran into a member from GSA, and she told me about the Phone Bridge. I dialed in, was able to get a sponsor, surrender to being a compulsive eater, and was confident enough to attend phone bridge and face to face meetings.

I am forever grateful for the Phone Bridge and give back through service. Our primary purpose is to carry the message to the compulsive eater who still suffers. Lastly, “When anyone, anywhere, realizes they have a problem with food, I want them to think of the GreySheet solution. For that, I am responsible.”

S.J., Phone Bridge Intergroup ISR

The Phone Bridge meeting schedule, as well as the form to request the phone number and access code, are all available on the GSA website. (Select “Telephone” under “Meeting Type” in the search box.).


GreySheet Podcast Now on Apple Podcasts!

Spread the word – the GSA Podcast is now available on Apple, Amazon, Podbean, and directly from the links below. Boost your recovery by listening to the first five podcasts

We are working to get these available on other podcast hosting platforms, but until we do, you can find them by going to and downloading the app on whatever device you use to listen to podcasts.

You can see all the episodes on the GSA website under Resources | GreySheet Podcast ( Click "Original Link" to get to the audio file.



Job Opportunity

Our GSA Public Information Committee is seeking a professional social media consultant to re-engage and subsequently improve/maintain our message of hope to still-suffering compulsive eater. This is a paid position.

All submissions should be sent to

Group Service Representatives Wanted

If you have a year of back-to-back GreySheet abstinence and the willingness to carry the message to a GreySheet group, being a GSR may be for you. It's an amazing and fulfilling opportunity to be of service. As a GSR, you will get to participate in Intergroup meetings, quarterly town halls, and annual world Service Conferences. You will also have the opportunity to join a monthly committee.

I personally enjoyed being a GSR, and keeping the group informed of goings on in the fellowship as a whole. Our group had a voice in resolutions / proposals regarding the fellowship. In addition, the group was very appreciative and active in decisions. Serving as a GSR is the gift that keeps on giving.


Service Events

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Sunday, September 10, 2023, 12 noon EDT

Meeting ID: 663470166
Universal Passcode

Join us for the September meeting on September 10, 2023, when the Board of Trustees and Website Committee will share proposals that will be voted on at the conference in October. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about proposals and recommendations before the conference. GSRs, ISRs, and Trustees are explicitly invited to attend to prepare for the conference, but these meetings are open to the entire fellowship.


GSA World Service Conference 2023 Delegate Training 2

October 1, 2023, 10:00 am -11:30 am ET

October 3, 2023, 6:00 pm -7:30 pm ET

The World Service Conference of GreySheeters Anonymous 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.


Recovery Events

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Sponsored by Comunidad Hispana

September 8-10, 2023

Casa de Ejercicios Cristo Rey, Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid
C. Cañada de Las Carreras Oeste 2,
CP.28223, Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid)


After 25 years of waiting, Paris will be having its second GSA Round-Up!

Saturday, September 23rd
10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

At the Cathedral in Paris
23 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris


October 13-15, 2023

Seminary of the Immaculate Conception
440 West Neck Road, Huntington, NY 11743


Saturday, October 28 & Sunday, October 29, 2023

Senator Robert F. Wagner Middle School
220 E. 76th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues
New York, NY 10021

Volunteers Needed and Appreciated!

$10.00 Both Days

Please Contact the RoundUp Committee for Further Information:


November 4, 2023, 1:00 PM ET (USA)

Zoom ID: 819-3801-5212, Universal Passcode

Sponsored by Northeast Intergroup


November 4, 2023, 2:00 PM EST (USA)

Zoom ID: 824 7584 3708, Universal Passcode

Sponsored by Southern Central Intergroup


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

World Services Specialist


  • Duties: Return calls and emails from public, including potential new members, and from existing members. Refer members to appropriate service entity. Calls within two hours. Emails same day. Volume 25-50 calls and emails a month.
  • Requirements: Five years abstinence.
  • Time Required: One-year term. 3-4 hours a week.

Public Information Committee

Social Media Manager

  • Duties: Manage our social media presence by working with the Public Information Committee to create posts to carry the message to the public. Publish posts on agreed schedule analyze the impact.
  • Requirements: Proven experience managing social media for not-for-profit organizations. If a member of GreySheeters Anonymous, Abstinence: 1 year.
  • Term: 1 year. 2-3 hours/month.

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: Abstinence: 1 year.
  • Term: 1 year. 1-2 hours a quarter.

GSA Phone List Validator

  • Duties: Call current subscribers to verify information annually. Provide updated information to the GSA Phone List Coordinator. Current trusted servant will train and support.
  • Requirements: Abstinence: 1 year.
  • Term:1 year. 2-3 hours a month.

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
Target $42,000
Achieved %55.1%

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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