DA service-related definitions

Here are some definitions of the terms used on the Service Page.

DA eNews: An electronic newsletter published by the General Service Office, used to send announcements to subscribers. To subscribe, please go to the DA website home page and enter your email address in the box.

GSB:  The General Service Board of Trustees, Inc. (GSB) is responsible for putting into practice DA’s group conscience as expressed through the will of the World Service Conference (WSC). The Board also fulfills all fiduciary responsibilities required of non-profit corporations by law; the Trustees have serious legal duties that they perform, such as protecting copyrights and trademarks and filing required forms and tax returns. One of the most important responsibilities of the Board is to uphold and safeguard DA's Twelve Traditions.
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WSC:  The World Service Conference of Debtors Anonymous is the annual meeting of all worldwide GSRs, ISRs, and General Service Board Trustees committed to providing service to Debtors Anonymous at the General Service Conference committee level in order to best advance the good of the fellowship of Debtors Anonymous.
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GSR: The General Service Representative (GSR) is a local DA group's elected recovering debtor who assumes responsibility to perform service for the World Service Conference of Debtors Anonymous over a three year period, up to two terms.
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ISR: The Intergroup Service Representative (ISR) is a local or area DA Intergroup representative elected or appointed (the Intergroup’s decision) who assumes responsibility to act as a liaison between the World Service Conference and the Intergroup and who assumes responsibility to perform service for the General Service Conference.
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GSO: The General Service Office (GSO) is the administrative “heart” of Debtors Anonymous (DA), carrying out DA’s primary purpose—to carry the message to the still-suffering compulsive debtor—every day. It is the hub of day-to-day communication with the suffering newcomer, with DA members and groups, between the groups and the General Service Board, with the media, and with the larger world. Special workers, acting within the DA Traditions, serve a growing number of groups and members around the world. Back to Service page.

WSC Committee: a committee of General Service Representatives (GSRs) and Intergroup Service Representatives (ISRs) created by the World Service Conference (WSC) who meet at the Conference to focus on a particular aspect of DA, such as resource development, literature development, public information, WSC issues, and internal fellowship communication. A WSC committee brings motions to the WSC delegates at the WSC to be discussed and voted upon by the assembly.
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WSC Caucus: a specialized committee of General Service Representatives (GSRs) and Intergroup Service Representatives (ISRs) created by the World Service Conference (WSC) who meet at the Conference to focus on a particular aspect of DA that tends to impact all the WSC committees, such as the use of technology, the challenge of reaching under-represented debtors from diverse populations, and intergroup concerns. The caucuses bring motions through a standing WSC committee.
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