The Janis Dewar Distinguished Service Award


In August of this year, 2019,  California Odyssey of the Mind lost a long time, very dedicated member of the State and California North Board.

Janis Dewar began her journey in Odyssey of the Mind 20 years ago. Janis served in many different rolls.  She served both as co-Regional Director of San Francisco Bay Region and as a state board member for California Odyssey of the Mind.  Janis worked tirelessly to make the region and state a success and received tremendous enjoyment providing opportunities for students to create and learn while participating in Odyssey.  Janis’ yearly skits, the princess gown and shiny tiara at the regional tournament and her always helpful attitude made each season special.  Janis Dewar quietly worked each and every year to make it the most it could be for all Omers.

To honor Janis Dewar’s dedication and service, the California North Odyssey of the Mind will award the  Janis Dewar Distinguished Service Award to a volunteer of distinction each year.  The award will be award to a volunteer that has had a long time commitment to the students of Odyssey of the Mind and has gone above and beyond.

If you would like to donate to the Distinguished Service Award in Janis Dewar’s name please click below.