EPSNA is starting a newsletter to be published twice a year in order to foster a sense of community among members and to create a platform for ideas, opinions, proposals, etc. to be shared and communicated by members. Who knows, this may develop into a full fledged journal in the future! You are reading the inaugural issue. The next issue will come out in the early part of 2019. The newsletter editor is Kassahun Betre, the current president of EPSNA. Please contribute articles to the next issue by sending an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Your article can be on any topic as long as it pertains in any way to physics/science and technology and the Ethiopian community both in Ethiopia and in the diaspora. In addition, please let us know news you would like to share with the community regarding new papers published, job promotions received, grant proposals accepted, qualifying exams passed, or new positions opening in your institution that you would like to advertise. If you have any feedback or suggestion, please email them to us at the above email address.