Sharon Clark of Danville has received the Paul Harris Fellow Award, the highest honor given by the Rotary Club.
The award is named for the club's founder, Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905. Honorees are designated a fellow as a tribute to a life which demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives of The Rotary Foundation.
A $1,000 donation is sent to the Rotary Foundation to help carry out an array of programs that achieve beneficial changes throughout the world.
Clark received a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Kentucky, and also did post-graduate work at UK. She has worked 35 years, mostly in perinatology, and is currently in her 27th year at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in the obstetric Neonatal Unit. She has been nursery facilitator for 23 years, and became a board-certified lactation consultant in 1996. She has spent many years working with newborns and their parents teaching pre-natal classes and facilitating a breast-feeding support group.