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

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
The TarMac Executive Committee
    yellow ballTom Davis - President
    yellow ballRay Kallman - Vice President/Webmaster
    yellow ballJan Cooke - Treasurer
    yellow ballFrank Smith - User Group Ambassador
    yellow ballCindy Huffman - Newsletter Editor

  • Tom Davis
  • Ray Kallman
  • Jan Cooke
  • Lynn McAlpine
  • Cindy Huffman
  • Eleanor Cavin
  • Gary Gobel
  • Frank Smith
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.


Click on any line to view details.

Membership includes:


Help Desk (starting at 6:00 pm)
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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