Service Matters • March 2019

Preparing for the 2019 World Service Conference (WSC)

Registration Packet

Deadline for registering (with full payment) for the GS World Service Conference September 20-22, 2019 is March 15th  2019. Please download registration packet on Payment should be made via the PayPal link.

All Committee Reports, complete with recommendations and motions that they will present at the September WSC Conference and submitted by March 1st, 2019, will be available on the website on April 1st. At this time, GSR’s and ISR’s will be able to download the reports and discuss how their members feel about the motions and recommendations. This is a crucial piece of participation in our inverted triangle structure.

Board of Trustees Town Hall Meeting

The next BOT Town Hall meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April 14th at 11:00 AM EDT.  Please submit questions, concerns, suggestions, to and they  will be passed along to the Board. These must be received by March 14th, 2019 in order to be included in the next Town Hall.

Update from the Website Committee

Website Subcommittee Needs Committee Follow-up Information (policy and ideal process steps) on organizational processes owned by your committee by March 31st, 2019. The more detailed and accurate the information we can give our website professional, the better our upgrade will be. Contact with questions.

Committees Connecting Meeting!

On Sunday, February 10th,   GSers attended the second meeting hosted by the Communications Committee. Two committees presented their work in progress: Finance and the Website Subcommittee.

The next meeting will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 2:00 PM EDT. Please note: this is the first day of Daylight Savings in the U.S., so make sure you push your clocks ahead one hour.  And those outside of the US, please join us at this adjusted time. All, particularly delegates to the WSC, are welcome. Zoom link is:   Committees set to present are:  Conference, Archives, and Structure.

Contact if interested in being added to the invite list.

Introduction to Traditions and Concepts Zoom Meeting

Delegates to the WSC Conference and other GSA members are invited to attend two sets of Zoom meetings on Traditions and Concepts. More information on under World Service Conference 2019. The first Traditions meetingis: Sunday, April 7, at 3:00 PM EDT on Traditions 1&2. Next will be the first Concepts meeting  Concepts 1 & 2 on April 14, at 3:00 PM EDT. Each meeting will focus on 2 traditions or concepts between now and September 8th, 2019.  If interested, use this link:

Nominations for Board of Trustees Members

The Board of Trustees is looking for nominations for Board of Trustees members. As in all of the service positions in our fellowship, we rely on rotation of service to allow for fresh ideas, commitment to service, and to encourage participation to keep our organization alive and thriving. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board of Trustees or know someone who is, please consult the information on the website at this link:

Here you will find a description Nominating Committee and its procedures and a list of the recommended qualifications for Board members (one of which is 5 years of back-to-back GS abstinence). Also please download the form that you will find there, complete it and send it to the correct email address. This is a good time for submission of possible candidates, as the process takes a while, and approved and willing candidates are presented at the WS Conference.

GSA Queens Retreat - 2019

The 3rd Annual 2019 GSA Queens Retreat was held February 1st - 3rd at Bishop Malloy Retreat House in Jamaica Queens, NY. This year there were 29 participants, a little more than double the participants from last year, with people from Canada, Connecticut, Virginia, Wisconsin, Long Island NY, and Queens, NY. The theme of the retreat was "A spiritual awakening as the result of these steps," – seven wonderful, inspirational spiritual meetings centered on the theme and five fabulous GS weighed and measured meals. Thanks to the retreat committee and to all who did service with leading meetings. Looking forward to next year’s retreat.

Coming Events

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

* Midwest Recovery Day, Kansas City, MO: March 2
* Connecticut Intergroup Darien, CT: March 9
* Speaker Jam, Hicksville, NY: April 13
* Malibu, CA:  April 5-7
* Connecticut Retreat, Ivoryton, CT:  May 17-19
* London, UK:  June 1-2
* Chicago, IL: August 9-11

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