What is a GSA Meeting or Group?
A GSA meeting is defined as:
- Any two members of GSA who come together to share their experience, strength, and hope on GreySheet abstinence.
- All trusted servants and all meeting leaders and qualifiers are qualified GS sponsors, i.e., they have at least 90 days of back-to-back GS abstinence.
- The GreySheet always come with a sponsor and only AA-conference approved literature is used.
- In accordance with Traditions Four, Five, and Six, a meeting of GSA may become a registered GSA group provided they have no other affiliation.
- That is, they are not registered with any other Twelve Step fellowships such as Overeaters Anonymous or Clutterers Anonymous as a meeting of that fellowship.
- They may collaborate with other fellowships on local services such as meeting lists. For example, many local Overeaters Anonymous areas or regions are happy to list GSA meetings on their meeting lists and websites.
- They may have a special focus such as women, men, problems with GS-abstinent substances, or other addictions.
What is a General Service Representative (GSR)?
GSRs are an important link in maintaining and contributing to the growth and unity of GreySheeters Anonymous (GSA) around the world.
- A GSR represents their Group by attending Area Intergroup meetings to address issues concerning their group and other groups in the Intergroup Area and to elect an Area Delegate to attend the GSA World Service Conference.
- A GSR is a member of GSA who has at least one year of back-to-back GreySheet abstinence and who wishes to practice the Twelfth Step - "carry this message to other compulsive eaters".
- If a registered GSA group has no member with one year of back to back GreySheet abstinence who is willing to serve as a their GSR, the group may elect a person who has less than one year of abstinence.
- GSRs with less than one year will not be able to vote on matters before the Intergroup including the election of a World Service delegate.
- The Board of Trustees strongly encourages the members of such groups who achieve one year of back to back GreySheet abstinence to become the GSR as soon as possible so that the group may be fully represented at the Intergroup.
- A GSR is elected for a one-year term of office by each registered group of GSA at their business meeting. A GSR represents only one group of GSA.
- A GSR attends GSA meetings regularly, is familiar with the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and has a determination to practice the Twelfth Tradition - to put principles before personalities.
- A GSR receives information from the Board of Trustees of GSA Worlds Service and the Area Intergroup and shares that information with their group.