The South Florida Winter Guard Association
A Florida Non-Profit Corporation approved by the IRS as a 501(c)3 Public Charity.
2220 NW 70th Lane, Margate FL 33063

2019-2020 SFWGA Directors
Kathy Porter
President - Oversees the Organization, serves as a member to all committees, presides over all meetings. Approval authority over all contracts and agreements.
Gene Remillet
Vice President of Operations - Manages day to day Circuit operations, music licensing, online web services and contest scheduling.
Bill Dowd
Vice President of Finance - Prepares the budget and financial records, State and Federal reporting, oversees banking transactions, Corporate Credit Card accounts, Accounts Payable, Credit Card Merchant accounts.
Diane Hauck
Vice President of Membership - Maintains membership records and manages membership activities. Facilitates the approval of Instructor ID badges. Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee.
Leah Rupert
Vice President of Color Guard - Overees the Color Guard Activity within the SFWGA. Activist for the needs and interests of the Color Guard instructor community.
Jessica Horn
SFWGA Secretary, Judging Coordinator - Prepares meeting agendas, distributes and maintains meeting minutes. Custodian of records and archives. Chairperson to the Hall of Fame Committee. Manages judges travel and accommodations, hotel contracts.
2019-2020 SFWGA Advisory Board
Dean Broadbent
Judging Administrator - Recruits and assigns contest Judges. Develops and coaches aspiring new judges. Liaison between SFWGA Directors and Judges for score and commentary clarification.
Kathy Porter
SFWGA President
Classification Committee Chairperson - Reviews performance and score metrics and verifies that units compete in the appropriate classification.
Leah Rupert
Event Coordinator - Manages contest logistics and relationships with Contest Hosts. Oversees the planning, procurement, and operation of the South Florida Championship contest.
Michelle Morales
Digital Media Director - Manages social media, coordinates promotional activities.
2020 Contest Administration
Kathy Porter
Contest Director
Gene Remillet
Contest Announcer
Sally Rodriguez
CompetitionSuite Score Tabulation
Kelly Dowd
CompetitionSuite Commentary and DigiTab Services
Bill Dowd Internet and IT services
Matt Forest
Music and Audio Systems
Jessica Horn
Judging Coordinator
MIke Rodriguez
Timing and Penalty Judge
Charlie Nighswonger
Performance Starter
Scott Edgar
David Waugh
Joaquin Gimeno
Contest Photographers
(open position)
Social Media Reporter
Professional and Strategic Alliances
The SFWGA is a Circuit Partner of Winter Guard International, Dayton OH
Judges Accommodations are provided at the Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek
Placement Awards are created in the USA by Blue Fire Artistic Creations, South Daytona FL
Scoring and Tabulation software by CompetitionSuite LLC
Instructor and Staff Badges by International Laminating Corp, Dayton OH
The SFWGA website is designed and maintained by Gene Remillet