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January 15, 2018 · 12:15 pm

Grab Your Ticket to 2018 Fulfill Your Destiny’s Spring Chari-Tea Event!

Fulfill Your Destiny is announcing our 2018 Fulfill Your Destiny’s Spring Chari-Tea, our signature event on Mar 24, 2018 returning again to the beautiful Empress Tea Room located at 12924 N Dale Mabry Hwy in Tampa, FL, a locally owned and operated elegant Tea Room and Event Dining venue.  Our 2018 Fulfill Your Destiny’s Spring Chari-Tea will be 2:30 – 5:00 PM on Saturday, Mar 24, 2018. 


We’re delighted to share that our 5th Annual signature event, Fulfill Your Destiny’s 2018 Spring Chari-Tea is presented by Williams Consulting Group as our Title Teapot Sponsor.

100 career women interested in supporting our greater Tampa Bay community through philanthropy will attend for a celebration of women for charity with tea.  It’s not just tea; its Fulfill Your Destiny’s Spring Chari-Tea!  Please RSVP early as we sell out each year!

Please bring several business cards with you as some of our Sponsors will be having a Raffle.

Each year, Fulfill Your Destiny’s Spring Chari-Tea is a very nice way to celebrate Women’s History Month. March is also National Brain Injury Awareness Month and it’s when we celebrate the arrival of Spring.  

We’ll have Live Auctions, Silent Auctions, Surprise Totes, Raffles, and a few other nice surprises.  

We’ll have several Silent Auction items available for bidding.

We’ll have a separate Jewelry Raffle for an exquisite piece of jewelry donated by Hands Across the Bay.  Raffle tickets for this stunning jewelry will be 1 for $20, 3 for $50, and 7 for a $100 donation.

Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the ‘your choice’ Raffle with 20 prizes valued at over $1,500. Tickets for the ‘your choice’ Raffle will be available with 10 tickets for a $20 donation.

Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in a 50-50 Raffle with 5 tickets available for a $20 donation.

Elegant Hats designed locally by Gidget Fisher will be available for a $20 donation.

While guests enjoy a fabulous High Tea which includes 3-tiered plates with scrumptious tea sandwiches, scones and decadent desserts, everyone will have opportunities to visit the Silent Auction tables, participate in our Jewelry Raffle, participate in the ‘your choice’ Raffle with over $1,500 in prizes, participate in the 50-50 Raffle, and select their favorite Elegant Hats by Gidget Fisher.

 

Fulfill Your Destiny and Wheels of Success have again partnered for a special presentation where we’ll be giving the keys to a ‘new to her’ vehicle to a local woman at Fulfill Your Destiny’s 2018 Spring Chari-Tea.  Please have your cameras and tissues ready!


Please contact Karen directly at karen.mertes@yahoo.com or karen@fulfillyourdestiny.org or by calling her at 813-481-9895 for sponsorship and reservations or for more information.

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Karen Mertes’ Story of Triumph Shared by MADD

Every day in America, another 29 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes. That’s one person every 50 minutes. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) picked up Karen Mertes’ story of triumph late last year and shared it with the world.

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Here is an excerpt from the MADD write-up on Karen Mertes:
“In every situation we have a choice, to stay a victim or become victorious despite all odds. I chose to be better, not bitter.” The driver that made the choice to drink and drive and injured Karen, continued to make choices that harmed him. Before the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) results came back, he fled the state. The news was heart breaking. As she continued to face new challenges head-on and find ways to embrace her TBI, the person that caused so much pain and suffering chose to flee his problems and not be accountable for his actions.”
For the entire article, click here: https://www.madd.org/blog/karen-mertes/

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Fulfill Your Destiny’s 2018 Spring Chari-Tea presented by Williams Consulting Group

Mark your calendar! Fulfill Your Destiny is announcing our 2018 Fulfill Your Destiny’s Spring Chari-Tea, our signature event on Mar 24, 2018 returning again to the beautiful Empress Tea Room located at 12924 N Dale Mabry Hwy in Tampa, FL, a locally owned and operated elegant Tea Room and Event Dining venue.  Our 2018 Fulfill Your Destiny’s Spring Chari-Tea will be 2:30 – 5:00 PM on Saturday, Mar 24, 2018. 

We’re delighted to share that our 5th Annual signature event, Fulfill Your Destiny’s 2018 Spring Chari-Tea is presented by Williams Consulting Group as our Title Teapot Sponsor.

100 career women interested in supporting our greater Tampa Bay community through philanthropy will attend for a celebration of women for charity with tea.  It’s not just tea; its Fulfill Your Destiny’s Spring Chari-Tea!  Please RSVP early as we sell out each year!

226_ChariTea_3-19-16Fulfill Your Destiny and Wheels of Success have again partnered for a special presentation where we’ll be giving the keys to a ‘new to her’ vehicle to a local woman at Fulfill Your Destiny’s 2018 Spring Chari-Tea.  Please have your cameras and tissues ready!

Please contact Karen directly at karen.mertes@yahoo.com or karen@fulfillyourdestiny.org or by calling her at 813-481-9895 for sponsorship and reservations or for more information.

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New Year, New You! Here’s How to Make Every Second of 2018 Count!

Have you made a list of your New Year’s Resolutions? Some may seem farfetched, but they show that you are wanting to make some changes in your life. Wanting to read more? Help those in your community? Spend more time with family? It can be hard to find the balance when trying to juggle your professional life with your personal one.

For A Good Read 

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Karen Mertesa Drunk Driving Victim herself and creator of “PLAINTIFF 101” shares her story with us of an unfortunate circumstance. She takes an in-depth look inside the courtroom at the coverage of the legal and technical issues that arise in a drunk driving case. Karen wrote “Plaintiff 101” to serve as a guide to assist both client and lawyer through civil litigation during a personal injury lawsuit.

Click here to >>ORDER<< your copy TODAY!

Help Those in Your Community

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Fulfill Your Destiny helps people whose careers have been altered by injury or other unforeseen circumstances.  Special consideration is given to survivors living with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The  proceeds from the sale of “Plaintiff 101” are directly donated to Fulfill Your Destiny.

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NYE Drinking and Driving Statistics – Share with your family & friends before they head out to celebrate!

When it comes to drinking, driving should never be an option. Before you get behind the wheel this NYE after a few drinks think again. It is a commonly known fact that there are more alcohol related car accidents on New Year’s Eve than most other nights. Compared to the average weekend night, the 12-hour window between 6 p.m. on Dec. 31 and 6 a.m. on Jan. 1 tends to have about 71% more crashes where alcohol or drugs are listed as a contributing factor.

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  • With an average of 140 deaths (based on statistics from 2002 to 2008), New Year’s Day is the second most deadly day for drivers
  • January 1st is the day of the year with the highest percent of deaths related to alcohol from 2008-12
  • Number of people killed in drunk driving crashes in New Year’s 2013: 140
  • Number expected to be killed this New Year’s: 156

Check out myths on drunk driving debunked here!


For those who are interested in owning Amazon’s Best Seller, “Plaintiff 101” as a valuable resource:

Click here to >>ORDER<< your copy TODAY!

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Happy Holidays!

Wishing you Holidays filled with fun and laughter, and very best wishes for a prosperous new year. Wishing you peace, love, and joy this Holiday Season and throughout 2018.

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