Posted by Gail Catherwood
Why would a business owner in Simcoe donate free pizzas to support several community groups during their fundraising events?  George Karamilev considers it his contribution to a great community.  The Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise considers George’s contribution “service above self,” and recently recognized him with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award. 
The club says George, owner of Dominoes Pizza in Simcoe, and his staff, have worked tirelessly to supply free pizzas and a smile to events including the Cystic Fibrosis Lawn Bowling Tournaments, CIBC Run for the Cure, Terry Fox Run, and the M.S. Walk to name a few.  Thousands of people have enjoyed the pizzas after these events.  Recently they made free deliveries of football-shaped pizzas to the community Grey Cup Party in Teeterville.  George has sold pizzas and donated the proceeds back to families in financial need due to illness.  He sells $5 pizzas and returns the full proceeds to the Sick Kids Hospital.
A Paul Harris Award is given to deserving Rotarians or community leaders that exemplify the Rotary ideal of “service above self,” going above and beyond to help others in the community and world wide.  The Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise has donated $1,000 U.S. to The Rotary Foundation in George Karamilev’s name, in order to recognize his outstanding service to community.
Lyndsey Ross-Duwyn, in picture with George, and Gail Catherwood presented the award to George on behalf of the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise.