Service Matters • December 2017

We at Service Matters are delighted to bring recent reports from various GSA Service Committees. Here are the reports received so far.

Website Committee 

The Website (Sub)Committee has been working on putting together the requirements for a new website, based on information gathered from the fellowship, the Board, and the different Committees.

The Committee will be submitting a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) to the GSAWS Board by the beginning of 2018. The website development budget will be reviewed based on the final requirements defined. Following the Board's approval of the requirements and budget, the RFP will be circulated to the fellowship and to service providers recommended by members of our fellowship. The Website Subcommittee will review the proposals and make recommendations to the Board, which will make the final choice of provider.

The current website will remain in place while the new website is built. While we're in this transitional stage, please contact or with any requests for changes to the current website.

The Website (Sub)Committee meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 10 AM Pacific on Zoom. If you'd like to come to a meeting or help out with the project, You're also welcome to review our working documents, which are on Google Drive at
Archives Committee 

The Archives Committee has two focal points: archiving and oral history. The committee is collecting, digitalizing and storing documents.
1. Archiving: Digitalized documents will not be searchable until the committee has the resources to contract with an archival service to organize and attach metadata to each digital document to make it searchable. Until then, the committee is digitalizing and storing the 16 available Round-Up recordings; to date, the first ten recordings' digitliizing is done, with work continuing on the remaining six.
2. Oral History: The Oral History Project is collaborating with the Literature Committee, interviewing GreySheeters about the early days of the GreySheet, which the Literature Committee will use for their book on the History of GreySheet. The Committee needs people to do service by interviewing, being interviewed or writing summaries and submitting those summaries on the Archives Collection Record form. If interested, please contact

Structure Committee 

The Structure Committee has been working on revising a document for voting at the World Service Conference, a process for Conference Approval of Literature, and revising a motion for donations. The Committee team are also discussing the Service Manual that would include the 12 Concepts and ways to make GS more visible to people with eating disorders.

Conference Committee 

The Conference Committee has completed drafting the Conference Charter and submitted it to the GSAWS Board. The Charter will be on the agenda of the next World Service Conference. The Committee has continued to pursue arrangements with hotels and is working on a budget for discussion with the Board. Anyone interested in working on the Conference Committee should contact

GreySheet Counts!   Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of GSA!

The 20th anniversary GSA census called Greysheet Counts! launched on October 1st 2017 and will run until March 31st 2018. The results will be posted on on April 6th 2018 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of GSA as a separate 12-Step fellowship. We hope that the world map produced showing 1) the number of GreySheeters weighing and measuring without exception; 2) the average length of GS abstinence in each state and country, 3) how different GreySheeters have found GSA for the first time and 4) where Trusted Servants are holding service positions will show that this program works no matter where you live and will help connect GreySheeters and carry the message.

But we need YOU to Count Yourself In!  Click here to provide your information.   

Questions? Contact or 713-594-1728.

New York Round-Up  

The 27th Annual New York Greysheet Round-Up was held October 21st and 22nd. There were 42 sessions on many topics surrounding GreySheet abstinence. A total of 286 people attended the Round-Up over the two days. There was a great feeling of community and the opportunity for many people to meet each other who were previously only voices over the phone. One of the most gratifying results of each Round-Up has been the number of people who trace their abstinence to the attendance at a Round-Up. The committee would like to thank the entire GreySheet community for making this a great success.

Register Your Group/Change Group Information 

If you have not done so already, please make sure you register your group on our website at Face-to-Face Meetings/Group Registration Form (please make this a hyperlink).
If you have registered your group, take a moment to check your group information. It is your responsibility to make sure your information is correct. This is to ensure that newcomers and regular members get the correct information they need to attend your groups – and that your group service representative gets updates from GSA World Services to bring to your group. Please email any changes to your group information to


Sponsors List 

If you volunteered to put your name down as a sponsor on the sponsor list on the website, please check that your information is still up-to-date. If you are no longer available to sponsor and want your name removed from this list, please email with this information and your name will be removed. It is your responsibility to let us know when this information changes, so that we can make sure this information is as up-to-date for the newcomer as possible

If you have any news you would like to share with the fellowship about your group’s activities and public information events, please reply to with your stories and the Communications Committee will include these in the next edition of Service Matters.  Thank you all for you service in helping to carry the message to the still suffering compulsive eater.
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