Advocacy in Action

For the past 50 years, SMCA has held a bi-annual BookFair. In 2018, the BookFair celebrated its 50th year selling second-hand books, which provides funding for scholarships and other important community projects. The event takes place annually in the spring and fall.



SMCA has contributed more than $800,000 in scholarships for students to pursue careers in medicine and other health-related fields. Forty years ago, SMCA bought their own building for the BookFair and Alliance operations with the help of the Smith County Medical Society and other donors. In 2014, they quadrupled their size with the purchase of a vacant church building. SCMA customers enjoy shopping and buying books in the beautiful building.

For any questions regarding the Book Fair, please contact Elizabeth Snider or Linda Alexander. To volunteer at the Book Fair, call (903) 561-1353. Volunteering is fun and a great way to get to know your follow alliance members.

Hard Hats for Little Heads is one of Smith County Medical Alliance's core projects. Over the years, they have given away over 500 helmets. In 2018, SCMA held its Hard Hats event in conjunction with the Run for Prostate Cancer that attracted 660 runners. Alliance members fitted and gave away 92 helmets to Smith County children. The event was made possible by a grant from the TMA Foundation. The Alliance also donated 100 helmets to go along with Salvation Army’s gift of 1000 bicycles to kids in the community.

Leadership & Contact

President - Joi Smith
VP of Membership - 
Jean Harris
VP of Programs-
Kara Camp
VP of Community Health -
 Marsha Harrison
VP of Communications - 
Nancy Wrenn
Recording Secretary - 
Shirley Amaro
Treasurer -
Chere Prados
Assistant Treasurer - Mary Harris
Parliamentarian - Agnes Ward
Advisors - Kelly Michaels & Linda Alexander

Smith County Medical Society Alliance
Physical: 2004 Broussard St., Tyler, TX 75711
Mailing: P.O. Box 8714, Tyler, TX 75711
(903) 561-1353

Upcoming Events

Sept. 7, 9-11 am
ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk
Village at Cumberland Park

Sept. 8, 4-6 pm
Bowling Bash (families & spouses welcome)
Times Square Grand Slam

Oct. 3, 5-7:30 pm
Heels for Healing
Mary V's by Shelby

Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 8 am-6 pm
Fall Book Fair

Feb. 13, 2020, 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Valentine Luncheon
Willow Brook Country Club

Apr. 16-20, 2020, 8 am-6 pm
Spring Book Fair