WINFIELD -- Putnam County Rotary Club members began their most recent meeting with the "Happy Dollars" neon orange bucket making its rounds of the room.
The roughly 30 attendees took turns donating $1 while explaining what they're happy for.
The gesture of just a couple of minutes was a microcosm of what the members say they do best - apply their time, talent and treasure to making their community a better place.
That's how the small Rotary Club in Putnam County has made a big splash.
Thirteen of the club's members earned one of the national organization's special honors and were recognized Tuesday.
They were named Paul Harris Fellows -- individuals who have contributed more than $1,000 to the Annual Program Fund, the Polio Plus Fund or the Humanitarian Grants Program of the Rotary Foundation.
Individual Rotary clubs also may from time to time honor individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International.
Tina McComas, Putnam County Rotary Club president, was pleased to honor so many members at once.
Ernie Hays, who serves as the 2012-2013 District 7750 Governor, explained half of the money comes back to the district in three years for clubs to use on local projects. The other half will go toward international Rotary Club projects.
"This Putnam club is, and has been since its inception, one of the leaders in our district in so many ways," Hays said.
The Putnam Club has 60 members -- and 24 are Paul Harris Fellows.