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A Community of Apple and Macintosh users.
Committed to all things Apple: Macintosh, iPod, iPad and iPhone.
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Who are we?

TarMac, established in April 1984, was founded by a group of three Mac enthusiasts meeting at Bill Robert's home. They founded TarMac on the principle that formalities during user group meetings only interfere with the club's primary purpose -- to enjoy all things Apple. Because of this founding concept, TarMac remains an informal organization, open to all.

As Apple has evolved, so has TarMac. While once solely a Macintosh users group, we've grown into a group that supports all Apple products.

And to stay abreast of the times, TarMac now has a Facebook page. Click on the logo below to see our page.


Our Officers
    yellow ballTom Davis - President
    yellow ballRay Kallman - Vice President/Webmaster
    yellow ballJan Cooke - Treasurer
    yellow ballBrian Fountain - User Group Ambassador
    yellow ballCindy Huffman - Newsletter Editor
The TarMac Executive Committee
  • Brian Fountain
  • Tom Davis
  • Ray Kallman
  • Jan Cooke
  • Lynn McAlpine
  • Cindy Huffman
  • Eleanor Cavin
  • Gary Gobel
  • NyxoLyno "Nyx" Cangemi

Send an email message to all Executive
Committee members at envelope.

Email List
TarMac Email List
If you would like to join the TarMac email list, click here. By joining our list, you will receive periodic announcements of interest to TarMac members. You will not receive advertising from us and we will not provide your email address to others for advertising or spam purposes.

TarMac meets on the second and third Thursdays at 7:00 pm in Pop's Diner, 1432 Greenbrier Parkway, in Chesapeake, VA. Map

Vaporware Gazette
If you would like to have copies of newsletters used in previous meetings, you can get them here

Our newsletters are chock full of news and useful information to supplement each evening's presentations.

Meeting Handouts
You can download the handouts from any of our meetings,here or by clicking on the button at left.


2016 TarMac Schedule: Presenter: Moderator:
JAN 5 - Thursday Board Meeting at Pop's
JAN 14 - General Meeting: (mini-presentation: Changing ISPs with the least pain)
JAN 21 - Presentation: Open Forum/TarMac Meetup
FEB 11 - Presentation: Home Automation (Internet of Things)
FEB 18 - TarMac Meetup
MAR 10 - Presentation: Cellular iPad vs.iPad tethered to iphone)
MAR 17 - TarMac Meetup
MAR 24 - Thursday Board Meeting at Pop's
APR 14 - Presentation: iOS navigation vs. GPS navigation
APR 21 - TarMac Meetup
MAY 12 - Presentation: What to do when you start you Mac and nothing happens
MAY 19 - TarMac Meetup
JUN 9 - Presentation: Preparing for a Mac OS Upgrade
JUN 16 - TarMac Meetup
JUN 23 - Thursday Board Meeting at Pop's
JUL 14 - Presentation:
JUL 21 - TarMac Meetup
AUG 11 - Presentation:
AUG 18 - TarMac Meetup
SEP 8 - Presentation:
SEP 15 - TarMac Meetup
SEP 22 - Thursday Board Meeting at Pop's
OCT 13 - Presentation:
OCT 20 - TarMac Meetup
NOV 10 - Presentation:
NOV 17 - TarMac Meetup
DEC 8 - Christmas Meetng
DEC 15 - No meeting
Nyx & Ray
Nyx & Ray




Membership includes:


Help Desk (starting at 6:00 pm) Periodic raffles & giveaways Shareware archive Discounts at local and national computer vendors Membership in Chartway Federal Credit Union
Dues: $3.00 per meeting, collected at each meeting.

The TarMac bylaws:

  • 1. If you show up, you're a member.
  • 2. If you speak up, you're an officer, and
  • 3. If you stand up, you're the president.  :-)

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