Service Matters • August 2019
Town Hall Meeting
The Board of Trustees held a Town Hall meeting on Zoom on July 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM ET. About 25 GreySheeters attended this meeting by video and also by phone. The topic of the meeting was what service on the GSA Board of Trustees has meant to the current trustees and their hopes for GSA for the future. Some thoughts from the meeting:
- Service, while time-consuming, is absolutely worth it.
- We learned a lot about GreySheet, about open-mindedness, and about patience.
- Grateful for the opportunity to use our gifts to contribute to GSAWS.
If you would like to listen to the audio recording of the meeting, go to:
The next Committees Connecting Meeting will be held on August 4, 2019 at the following Zoom Meeting ID link: https://zoom.us/j/524747067
On the agenda is a discussion of the motions put forward by the Structure Committee.
The link to the audio recording for the July 7th Committees Connecting meeting is:
The last training for WSC2019 delegates, "What’s My Role at WSC2019?" will be Sunday August 25th at 1 pm ET and Thursday August 29th at 8 pm ET. All delegates are urged to attend one or both of these meetings in August.
- Ask questions about a motion
- Correct information about a motion
- Speak for or against a motion
- Propose an amendment to a motion
- Vote on a motion
- Express a minority opinion on a completed vote
- Vote for Board of Trustees
- Roles and responsibilities of the chair, secretary, treasurer, and parliamentarian
It will also cover Dos and Don’ts for all delegates and what is and isn’t possible at a conference.
A lot will be different at this conference from our previous three so attending one of these sessions will be critical for all delegates. If you can’t make either, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a makeup session if possible.
Traditions & Concepts Meetings for Delegates to the 2019 WSC
Ongoing meetings on Traditions and Concepts especially for delegates to the World Service Conference in September. These meetings are 30 minutes long.
Audio link to July 7th meeting on Traditions 7 &8: https://zoom.us/recording/play/Y1hCTf998WgZYumPg8AZ1yVmGv2DKMFUOe1U77ves0jrC3TQ3yyGtg9X3P1NQDqI?autoplay=true
Audio link to the July 21st meeting on Concepts 7&8:
Zoom link to the next Traditions meeting (Traditions 9 & 10) to be held on Sunday, August 4th at 3:00 PM ET is: https://zoom.us/j/229900584
Zoom link to the next Concepts (Concepts 9&10)meeting to be held on Sunday, August 11th at 3:00 PM ET is: https://zoom.us/j/229900584
Questions and Answers re Social Media
Are the Social Media outlets we see online part of GSAWS?
Social Media outlets and postings are neither the domain of GSAWS nor an official representation of GreySheeters Anonymous.
Are my comments, postings and images held in private?
What you post there does not guarantee or ensure protection of your anonymity. Your comments, postings, images and identity are within the Terms of Service of the social platform you subscribe to. GSAWS has neither jurisdiction nor control of this.
Is it possible that my anonymity be breached and my identity exposed on social media platforms?
Artificial Intelligence, bots, scrapers, redirects, data breaches, spamming, masked identities, facial recognition and other digital tools associated with identity exposure are ever-present with the eco system of Social Media. What you post is your personal responsibility.
What if the moderator from a social media outlet takes down my postings as they pertain to Greysheet?
GSAWS doesn’t regulate independent social media outlets, is not associated legally with those pages or postings nor endorses the moderators of those pages. Each social media platform has their own TOS – terms of service. It’s useful to familiarize yourself with those if you are concerned.
**Use of the GreySheet logo, trademarks and copyrighted material is not permitted unless officially sanctioned by GSAWS.
Call for Volunteers to do Service
If you can use a web browser…
You’re qualified to serve on the GSAWS Website Committee!
The Website Committee of the GSA World Service Conference is hard at work bringing you a new greysheet.org website to better serve the needs of GSA members and carry the message of recovery.
Three members of our 5-person committee will be stepping down after the September 2019 World Service Conference. Therefore, we will need at least 3 new members. If you are a delegate (GSR, ISR, or Trustee) familiar with the 12 Steps, 12 Traditions, and 12 Concepts, you can help.
We already have a web professional to do the heavy lifting, a committee chair who is a professional web developer, and the Webservant. What we need are people who care about having a great website—and who can help us make sure it’s easy for ANYONE to use.
If you DO have awesome technical skills, that would be great, but it’s not a requirement. We need people with all levels of experience.
The Website Committee meets at 10 AM Pacific (1 PM Eastern) on the second Sunday of the month on Zoom and communicates by email in between. If you’re not a delegate, you can still join us as a non-voting volunteer.
Contact Sallie G. (email@example.com) to learn more.
Midwest Recovery Day
Three times a year, the Kansas City GreySheet community hosts the Midwest Recovery Day at Tower View Baptist Church, 7301 NE 50th St, Kansas City, Missouri. GreySheeters come from multiple states to enjoy fellowship and recovery. The day starts with an abstinent meal brought by each participant. Members enjoy this time of sharing, fellowship, and food tips. After the meal, there is a GreySheet meeting with 3 qualifiers sharing their experience, strength, and hope. Following a short, 10 – 15 minutes break, the meeting continues with all present participating in timed shares.
The Midwest Recovery Day occurs on the first Saturdays of November and March, and the second Saturday of July. The Recovery Day starts at noon. Everyone is welcome to attend! We would love to have you there!
*** Please check https://greysheet.org/eventsfor details and contact information.
- 8th Annual Northern California GreySheet Roundup, “The Courage to Change", July 26-28, 2019
- New Jersey Roundup, "With God and Sponsor" – Saturday, Aug 3, 2019
- Chicago Retreat, “Having Had a Spiritual Awakening", August 9-11, 2019
- Dublin, Ireland’s first GreySheeters Anonymous Round Up, “A Vision for You", Saturday, August 17th, 2019 includes remote participation via Zoom
- GreySheeters Anonymous Workshop, “GSA - A Weigh of Life” - October 5, 2019
- European Intergroup Retreat, Newmarket, England October 18 - 20, 2019
If you would like to listen to the July issue of Service Matters, go to Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRXGD36bBfk