Service Matters • January 2019

Preparing for the 2019 World Service Conference (WSC)

Registration Packet

The Registration Packet for the 2019 World Service Conference for GSA is now available for download from our website,  Use this link:

Please note that the deadline for registration forms and money to be sent in is February 15, 2019.

Board of Trustees Town Hall Meeting

The next Board of Trustees Town Hall Meeting will be held on January 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM EST on the Zoom platform. The time has been changed to accommodate GreySheeters who have Sunday commitments at the earlier time. The Zoom meeting link is:
Questions that have been submitted cover the following areas:
- The difference between a WSC (World Service Conference) Committee and a Board of Trustees Committee;
- Questions about the Board of Trustees’--their responsibilities and which are paid members;
- How to get books ordered for retreats and events;
- Concerns about the GSA food plan and definitions of abstinence;
- Whether or not the minutes taken at the WSC in 2019 will include specific names of GSers;
- Whether there will be a communication vehicle so that committee members can share ideas between now and the WSC in September online and who will set that up.

Update from the Communications Committee

At the 2016 WSC, the Communications Committee was charged with organizing a way for Committee chairs to meet and discuss their work in progress on a regular basis. Having just learned about this, our Committee has scheduled a Zoom meeting to be held monthly until the WSC.

Conference Committee Reports are due on March 15, for Committee chairs and or their representatives who can discuss their Committee’s work in progress.

The first of these will be held on Sunday, January 13, at 2:00 PM EST and will be 30 minutes long. Please consider this a way to get to know each other and the work we are doing across Committees better, to ask questions and provide helpful feedback, and to prepare for the 2019 WSC.  The Meeting ID is 763-187-9744. Please contact Eileen at with any questions. 

Update From the GreySheet Committee (December 2018)

The GreySheet Committee continues to meet every other week to clarify what we mean by “GreySheet abstinence” and to draft Guidelines for Sponsors document. Please continue to contact the committee with questions and comments at GreySheetCommittee@greysheet>

Guidelines for Preparing Conference Committee Reports

Two Zoom meetings have been held for Gsers interested in learning more about how to prepare the reports that will form the basis of matters voted on at the September 2019 WSC in Chicago. 

Israel GS Marathon - December 21, 2018

The Israeli community held its yearly marathon in the beautiful Kibbutz of Ga'ash. The Marathon was organized by Israeli long-time abstinent members, which brought along over 200 years of cumulative abstinent years! The speakers shared their strength, experience and hope, qualifying in three panels on "No Matter What," "Principles before Personalities" and "Abstinence Based on the GreySheet."
Over 80 GreySheeters attended, arriving from all over the country. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming, allowing face-to face connections with old acquaintances, and opportunities to meet new friends.

Happy New Year! 

May 2019 bring abundant abstinent blessings as we continue to carry the message to compulsive eaters who still suffer!!

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