Another Fantastic Fall Weekend in Ohio
Hi Guardians! It was a privilege to once again be a speaker at the Ohio Glider Gathering (OGG) in Sharonville, Ohio this year! I was able to talk about our biggest rescue effort ever, and it was really fun and cathartic to talk about a project so near and dear to my heart. I will tell you a bit more about the project in another blog post, and I have also linked to a video of my presentation and my slides below.
First, Sugar Glider Guardians was honored again this year by being chosen as the OGG’s charitable cause. This means that the OGG donated to a fundraiser for us, and also, we were able to host several of our own raffles, which were a huge hit and so much fun! We had items from many of our vendors including Catherine Fritz, Charlyn Smith, Brandi Learn, and Amanda Lettie, among others. We were able to raise money to help gliders in need. AND, as a bonus, we had the privilege of hosting the welcome party on Friday evening, the evening before the gathering. We provided pizza and hot dogs, chips, tea and lemonade, and a few cookies. There was a costume contest, a hula hoop contest, sugar glider bingo, and a lot of fun conversation and shenanigans.
At the conference on Saturday, the main event, we were able to hear from several speakers and learn so much about glider care. We learned about different types of sugar glider wheels and new types of stands that are in progress for the free runner wheel, we learned about medical jackets and collars with a demonstration, and we learned about medical issues such as dental disease. In addition to these topics, I was able to speak about Operation Face Hug, a large rescue of 542 gliders that we did earlier this year, a project that remains ongoing. After the talks, there was more vending and shopping, and a craft where we decorated tiles.
Bobbi Tindle and LeAnne Deel always host an incredible gathering that is fun and worthwhile. Thank you Bobbi and LeAnne! To anyone reading, if you can make it to Ohio in October for the gathering next year or in any subsequent year, I highly recommend this gathering! Stay tuned here for updates and announcements about the 2023 OGG!
If you are interested in learning a bit but weren’t able to attend the gathering, we have provided Alea Holladay’s presentation and powerpoint below. The video of the presentation is about an hour, and the powerpoint slides go with the talk. We hope you enjoy it!
Operation Face Hug Presentation at the Ohio Glider Gathering 2022
The Wild West of Sugar Glider Rescue