Service Matters • June 2019

Town Hall Meeting Next Month!

The next Board of Trustees (BOT) Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Sunday, July 21st at 11:00 AM EDT. Groups with questions or concerns they would like the Board to address should send them to before June 13th.
The Zoom Link for the Board of Trustees Town Hall Meeting July 21 at 11:00 AM EST is:
You can attend by telephone using the following numbers.
Dial by your location
        +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 555 523 493

A Friendly Reminder from the Conference Committee to Delegates of the 2019 WSC

Regarding Minutes and Transcripts

June 15, 2019 is the deadline to submit in writing to the Conference Committee ( any questions, concerns, inconsistencies, etc. between the proposed Minutes and the Transcripts for 2013, 2014, or 2016. As noted in the documentProcess for Approving Draft Minutes WSC 2013, 2014, 2016 of GreySheeters Anonymous(previously provided)remember to include the following information:

  1. The year of the Minutes (2013, 2014 or 2016);
  2. The year of the Transcript (this will match the year of the Minutes);
  3. The page number(s) in the Minutes;
  4. The page number(s) and line number(s) in the Transcript;
  5. Your recommended correction to the Minutes; and
  6. Your reasoning for the correction.

Committees Connecting Meeting!

The May 5th Committees Connecting meeting began at 2:00 PM EST on Zoom. Two committees shared their motions and recommendations: the GS Committee and Archives Committee.
GreySheet Committee 
First, the GS Committee Chair explained the mandate from the Board of Trustees for the GreySheet Committee, how the committee has been working, and the two motions that we publish two pamphlets.
Comments from 2019 delegates included questions about the Conference Approved Literature process, concern that members get to read the GS Committee report before voting on its approval at the World Service Conference, a desire that more time be given for members to look at the content of the pamphlets and not just the concepts for them, a question as to whether the pamphlets are needed by the fellowship and follow the principles of the program; specific situations that the GS Committee, e.g., members counting days, members under a doctor’s care, instances of religious practices observance, etc. Please listen to the audio version of the meeting for the entire content of the meeting.
Archives Committee
Archives Chair explained the role of the Archives Committee and the work she has been doing to archive documents and to interview people about the history of GreySheeters Anonymous. She described the two proposed pamphlets. Comments and questions included: are interviews available for people to listen to or read? Were interviews edited by the Literature Committee before publication? The chair responded that some of the interviews would be edited for publication in the Oral History book that the Literature Committee is working on, and that it would be great to have them archived on a website that members could search. The Literature Committee has access to all of the interview recordings.
Note: For complete audio recording of this Committees Connecting meeting, go to the following link:
The next Committees Connecting meeting will be held on Sunday, June 9 at 2:00 PM EST. All GSR’s, ISR’s, and delegates to the World Service Conference are especially invited to attend, but all GreySheeeters are welcome. Please use this link: this is a new meeting ID.  Committees set to present motions in June are: Communications Committee (Website Subcommittee) and Conference Committee. We suggest that you read the motions before the meeting, which can be found on pp. 8-12 of Motions Worksheet on the webpage at this link:

Audio recordings of Preparation for Delegate Meetings held on April 28 and April 30 explaining the role of delegates and discussing concerns and questions are available – here are the links!!
Note: There will be another meeting scheduled for August to address delegate concerns as well.

It's Not Too Late to Introduction to Traditions and Concepts!

Delegates to the WSC Conference and other GS members are invited to attend two sets ofZoom meetings on Traditions and Concepts. More information on the under World Service Conference 2019. 

Most recent Traditions 3&4 meeting held May 5: audio link here:

Sunday 3 pm ET / 8 pm UK
Zoom link:
Twelve Traditions Twelve Concepts
Leader: Peggy M. Leader: Inka O.




June 9  5 & 6  June 23  5 & 6
July 7  7& 8 July 21 7 & 8
August 4 9 & 10 August 11 9 & 10
September 1 11 & 12 September 8 11 & 12
More information   More information  

If you missed last month’s traditions and concepts meeting, here are links to the audio:
Most recent Concepts 3&4 meeting held May 12:

  • (Please fast forward to  minute 7:15 to start at the beginning of the meeting.)

Most recent Traditions 3&4 meeting held May 5:

Openings to New Board of Trustees Members

The Board of Trustees has openings for new Board of Trustees membersNominating Committee Procedures are located at this link on our website:

If interested, please check out the info at this link, along with nomination forms and the email address for the forms.

GreySheet Committee Report

  • We are currently answering questions about GreySheet abstinence under various circumstances like eating out, traveling, pregnancy, illness, surgery, hospitalization, maintenance, etc.
  • On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we presented the two Board of Trustees/GreySheet Committee WSC2019 motions at the May Committees Connecting meeting. Many GreySheeters Anonymous Groups and Intergroups began discussing the 20 motions for WSC2019 at their May meetings and started with the BOT/GSC motions. As a result of this and the Committees Connecting meeting, we have received many questions and suggestions to our email address ( We have added these to the list of topics we are working through.

Once we have addressed all the questions that the fellowship has submitted to us about weighing and measuring from the GreySheet under different circumstances, we plan to review the entirety of our work to make sure that all the clarifications and statements are consistent with each other and to make sure we have covered all the areas where questions and variations have arisen.

Please share these regular updates about our work with your group or intergroup. If you have any questions or suggestions, please email

Connecticut GreySheet Report

The GreySheet Connecticut Retreat took place May 17-19, 2019 at the Incarnation Center of Ivoryton, CT. The leaders truly gave of their Experience, Strength and Hope to take us farther down the Road of Happy Destiny. The main theme was “Surrender to Win,” and the speakers elicited such honesty and wisdom from the group of sixty-three attendees. The leaders gave of themselves and their own inspiring journeys of recovery. They prepared powerful, exciting, fun exercises to help us form deeper bonds with ourselves and each other. Add to that the gorgeous setting in nature, friendships, new and old, and three rather wonderful GreySheet meals a day, and this Retreat was just extraordinary. Many thanks to the organizers for their expert and loving planning. The swag and raffle provided abundant, clever and beautiful mementos for all.

Service Matters Audio Versions

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Link to Service Matters Audio May 2019 issue:
Link to Service Matters Audio April 2019 issue:
Link to Service Matters Audio March 2019 issue:

GreySheets Available at the 2019 WSC

The Conference Committee of the GSA WSC 2019 will have GreySheets available for purchase at the conference for $1 each, which will save groups and sponsors the cost of shipping and handling.

Coming Events

Here are some 1-3-day retreats and roundups coming up soon.  Details available at

  • 8th Annual Northern California Roundup July 26-28
  • Chicago, IL: August 9-11
  • Dublin, Ireland Roundup: August 17th
  • Newmarket, UK retreat October 18th -20th
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