The NSS President is empowered to award Certificates of Appreciation to persons or organizations that have, by specific action, furthered a goal or several goals of the Society. The name(s) of the recipient(s) shall be announced at the annual convention and the recipient shall receive from the Awards Committee a suitably designed certificate, signed by the President, which states the reason for the Award. The recipient may receive subsequent Certificates of Appreciation if the President determines that additional awards are merited.