2017 Walker Doss Family Reunion

When: 07/13/2017 to 07/16/2017
Where: The Dana Hotel and Marina
1710 West Mission Bay Dr.
San Diego, CA
United States

Phone: 619-222-6440
"We are ever expanding branches rooted as one."
Contact: LaWanna Bradford, Chairperson
Phone: 678-428-5589

The Dana Hotel and Marina is located on Mission Bay with beautiful views of the Bay and the Marina. Mission Bay is one of the top tourist attractions in San Diego.  It is adjacent to Sea World and close to Belmont Park, an amusement park where you can play, eat, flow, shop and exercise.  It is adjacent ot Sunset Point Park that has beautiful water views.

At The Dana we can enjoy live music on Friday and Saturday evenings, a wonderful breakfast buffet that is fit for a king, two pools with jacuzzis, with one of the pools featuring dive-in-movies for children and the entire family.  Watersports rentals are available on site for bikes, paddle boards, kayaks, wave runners, and acqua cycles.

Welcome Reception

When: 07/13/2017 at 5:00 PM - 8:00PM
Where: The Dana Firefly Terrace

Contact: LaWanna Bradford
Phone: 678-428-5589

Come and enjoy the kick-off welcome reception of our 25th Anniversary Walker-Doss Family Reunion Celebration!  Our theme for 2017 is "We are ever expanding branches rooted as one."

Hear some special words from our founder and patriarch, Fulton Walker,  as he officially opens the 2017 Walker-Doss Reunion.

Take in special moments of fellowship and reflection. Enjoy music, food, and fun at our event location on Mission Bay. Don't forget to enter to win some amazing raffel prizes, including  Walker-Doss Family afghan  made by our own Phyllis Doss!
Game Night
Game Night
Game Night

When: 07/13/2017 at 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Where: Bay View Conference Room

Our reunions always have a game night, and this reunion is no different. Come and show your skills in playing cards, dominos, Taboo, and a host of other games! We will also have some snacks and beverages for those who wish to join in some friendly competition. We hear we have some Bid Whist champions in the house.  Bring your game on!
Dive-In Movie

When: 7/13/2017 at 8:30 PM
Where: Tropical Pool

When the sun sets, take a dip in the tropical pool and enjoy a family-friendly movie.  For your convenince, beverages and food orders can be placed at the Tropical Pool Bar.
Family Group Photo
Family Photo
Family Photo

When: 07/14/2017 at 10:00AM - 10:30AM
Where: Tropical Gardens

Contact: Shiela Jasper & Belva Jones
Phone: 703-967-6267 (Sheila) & 310-753-3737 (Belva)

Join us for our traditional family photo session. Remember to wear your Walker-Doss Family Reunion 2017 T-shirts! We will captured during a fun photo session in the beautiful Tropical Garden of The Dana.

Walker-Doss Family Meeting

When: 7/14/2017 at 10:45AM - 11:15AM
Where: The Dana Landing

Contact: LaWanna Bradford,, Chairperson & Bessie Bradford, Advisor
678-428-5589 (LaWanna) & 520-249-8288 (Bessie)

Our family reunions do not just happen. They take a team of individuals and coordinated effort to have our reunions bi-annually. The purpose of our family meetings is to collectively make decisions regarding the next location of our reunion, financial status, and other matters.  The agenda for this meeting is outlined below:

1) Where are we going in 2019?
2) Raising money for our reunions
3) Future registration costs

[Note: Each family member in attendance has a vote on our next reunion location. However, all financial-related votes are restricted to adult registrants only.]
Health & Wellness Workshop
Healthy Living
Healthy Living

When: 07/14/2017 at 11:15 AM - 12:15PM
Where: The Dana Landing West

Contact: Harlan Bradford

We are going to join together in a fun and educational time to learn more about how we can be healthy and be the best that we can be. We will get tips on nutrition and  exercises for all age groups.  The youth will be challenged with a game of Activity Bingo where they will get to demonstrate there physical fitness skills. The session will be facilitated by family: Harlan Bradford, RJ and Tyler Jasper, and Janice Walker.  We will watch a smoothie demonstration and get to sample a yummy smoothie! You don't want to miss this multi-generational activity!
Family Picnic

When: 07/14/2017 at 12:30PM - 4:00PM
Where: Sunset Park next to The Dana

Contact: Glen Biddle

Our Walker-Doss Family Picnic will be filled with lots of food and fun with Mission Bay as a beautiful backdrop. There will be all of the traditional grilled delights....hamburgers, hotdogs, grilled chicken, and all of the sides to enjoy on this summer day. It is not a Walker-Doss picnic without games. This year we will hosting the WD Wacky Olympics where teams of all ages will be competing for the gold!
Memorial Reflection

When: 7/14/2017 at 2:00PM
Where: Sunset Park

Contact: Willie Doss
Phone: 312-813-3395

During this time, we will reflect and celebrate the lives of our family who are no longer physically with us. May we always take comfort in their memory and know that their spirits live eternally.  This moment of reflection will be led by our own Pastor Willie C. Doss.
Tour of San Diego / Old Town

When: 07/15/2017 at 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Meet in front of hotel lobby

Contact: LaWanna Bradford
Phone: 678-428-5589

We are going on a fabulous bus tour of San Diego that will be led by San Diego natives and tour experts. We will see key scenic areas that will include Balboa Park, the Embarcadero, Coronado Island, and Old Town - the origin of San Diego. We will stop at key areas to allow you time to explore a bit and take photos. Old Town will be the final stop of our tour. There we will enjoy shopping, exploring, some local entertainment, and a wonderful lunch buffet at Casa de Reyes.  [Note: The price of the tour includes your lunch.]
Walker-Doss Family Luau

When: 07/15/2017 at 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Marina Garden

Contact: LaWanna Bradford & Janice Walker
Phone: 678-428-5589 (LaWanna) & 973-214-4909 (Janice)

This year our family banquet will be luau style. This evening will be a wonderful celebration of our 25 years, and will include a luau-style dinner, island music, entertainment, and special moments of reflection from the 3rd and 6th generation - Fulton Walker (our patriarch) and his great-grandson (Ranier Truesdale). Of course, the night will not be complete without dancing.

We ask that in tradition of the luau, that you dress in your best island themed attire. Also, since we will be in the Marina Gardens, please bring a light jacket or throw.
Farewell Continental Breakfast

When: 07/16/2017 at 7:00AM - 9:00AM
Where: The Dana Landing

Contact: Belva Jones
Phone: 310-753-3737

Join us for an early farewell continental breakfast before our family church service. Breakfast will be available beginning at 7AM. For those of you who are traveling the first thing in the morning, stop by and grab you a bite before heading home.
Family Worship Service

When: 07/16/2017 at 8:30AM- 9:30AM
Where: The Dana Meeting Room

Contact: Bessie Bradford
Phone: 520-249-8288

We will end the weekend in fellowship and thanksgiving for a wonderful reunion. Our worship service will be led our own Pastor Willie C. Doss and the sermon will be delivered by our own Pastor Victor Bell. Our youth will be involved and we will have a special music selection by our cousins Monique and Michelle Carter.

We will take a collection and all funds raised will be added to the Walker-Doss account to offset costs for the 2018 reunion.