The Putnam club has 60 members - and 24 are Paul Harris Fellows.
"We're one of the smallest districts in number of clubs but have the biggest heart," Hays said.
First time Paul Harris Fellows receive a certificate, pen and medallion. Repeat recipients were honored with pens noting how many times they had been honored.
Sam Sentelle, former county school superintendent, sees the club as an opportunity for community service. Sentelle has been involved with the Putnam club since 1996. He was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow plus one, meaning he has received the honor twice.
"What matters in this life except what you've done for other people?" Sentelle asked.
The following club members were first- or second-time Paul Harris Fellows: Scott Edwards, Melissa Pratt, Ken Higginbotham, Marilyn Pemberton, Wanda Robertson, Cheryl Rust, Sam Sentelle, George Six, Tina McComas and Dave Williams.
Additionally, Bob and Mary Keely were honored as Paul Harris Fellows plus two. The two have been involved with the Putnam club for 12 years.
"Knowing the money goes to help so many other people in need, that's what a Rotarian is really about, service of ourselves," Mary Keely said.
Club member Chet Marshall was honored as Paul Harris Fellow plus six.
The club raised around $36,000 with its fundraising efforts. The club's district covers southern West Virginia, with more than 1,350 members and 28 clubs.