WITW Legacy Members
Honoring our long term, exemplary members

To qualify for Legacy Membership status, a member must...
· Be a paid member of WITW for a minimum of 25 years
· Have served in a leadership capacity at the local or international level
· Have participated in charitable works with the organization
· Ridden a motorcycle to a least five WITW International Meetings

Myra Abstreiter, WITW Edmonton Chapter  (2017)

Myra is a past WITW International Canadian Administrator.

Myra has served her chapter as the President, Newsletter Editor, and Chapter DB Admin.

Myra's charitable activities include the Ride for Sight, Edmonton Toy Run, Sidecar rides for charity, Ice Racing in Numb Bum and events for the local Women's Shelter and Food Bank.

Myra has also promoted women riders and WITW over the years in interviews on the radio and in magazine/newspaper articles. 

Lauranne “Biker Betty” Bailey, WITW Low Country Ladies Chapter  (2020)

Lauranne “Biker Betty” joined WITW in 1993 as a founding member of the Sauk Prairie/Sisters of the Moon Chapter in the Madison, Wisconsin area.  Lauranne served as an officer of her chapter until it folded in 2012 and she transitioned to Associate Membership status.  In 2020, Lauranne became a member of the WITW Low Country Ladies Chapter.

Lauranne is a past WITW International, Inc. officer (several times over).  She served the organization as Editor of Shootin' the Breeze, Secretary, Web Goddess and Vice President.

Lauranne led a leg of the Susan G. Komen Pony Express Ride (LaCrosse to Madison).  Her
chapter sponsored and attended charity rides benefiting women’s shelters.  From 2013-2018 she served as a WITW representative on the Wisconsin Motorcycle Safety Advisory Committee.

In 2015, Lauranne became a Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach and teaches the Basic Rider Course, always encouraging the women that they can do this.

Lauranne's 1997 Triumph Adventurer received “collector” status in 2017 and she is still putting the miles on that same bike.

Mary Denny, WITW Toledo Chapter  (2017)

Mary Denny – from the very beginning!   Mary is one of the eleven ladies that launched WITW!

Mary was declared an "Honorary Lifetime Member" by her local Toledo Chapter in 2006.

Mary's charitable work includes gathering personal items for the Sparrow’s nest, a women’s homeless shelter.   She has also volunteered with the Pony Express Ride for Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Way back when, she volunteered to mentor and ride with new, inexperienced riders that didn’t have much seat time or confidence riding next to anyone. 

Peggy Dunn - WITW Akron Chapter  (2018)

Peggy joined WITW in 1990 as a member of the Akron Chapter.  Peggy has held held every imaginable office in her local chapter. 

Peggy has ridden to nine International Meetings from her first in CO (1993) to her last in Lake George (2015).  Peggy is a member of the WITW 100,000 mile club.

Peggy has participated in charitable events with her chapter including those benefiting Children's Hospitals, Battered Women's Shelters, Animal Shelters, Bikers for Boobs and Blick House for special needs children.

Peggy has been and continues to be an inspiration to others in her steadfast loyalty. 

Shirley Garland, WITW Norther Women Chapter  (2017)

Shirley joined WITW in 1991 as a member of the WITW Willamette Valley Chapter.  That chapter dissolved and Shirley founded the WITW Northern Women Chapter in 1995.

Shirley is our WITW Safe Mileage Contest rockstar.  At the end of the 2019 contest year, Shirley had logged 547,392 miles.

Gloria Garrett - WITW Rocky Mountain Chapter (2017)

Gloria joined WITW in 1989 as a founding member of the WITW Rocky Mountain Chapter.

In addition to serving as President of her chapter, Gloria was a WITW International Newsletter Editor "way back when I had to cut and paste it all together. And sometimes type it up too!"

Her charitable works include stuffing packages for Family Promise, the Rocky Mountain Toy Run every year and Kelly’s Run.

Ginna Harrison, WITW Dragon Gypsies Chapter (2017)

Ginna joined WITW in 1990 as a member of the WITW Bay Area Chapter.   Ginna has served as President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Road Captain. She has been a member of Bay Area Chapter, FL, Steel Magnolias Chapter, TN and the Dragon Gypsies Chapter, TN and has held offices in all 3 chapters.

Some of her volunteer service projects include Poker Runs – proceeds going to American Cancer Society, Camp Good Days (located in Brandon, FL for children with cancer), Christmas runs for the Cookson Hills Home for Children. She raised money as the Bay Area Chapter and also individually for the Pony Express Ride to sponsor 5 riders ($250 each participant) in which she rode from Orlando, Florida to Lake City. Her Chapter participated in the Polka Dot State Event to raise money for cancer research.

For several years the WITW Dragon Gypsies Chapter Chapter,along with the WITW White Water Divas Chapter and the WITW Steel Magnolias Chapter have volunteered to help with the Muscadine Hot Air Balloon Festival to raise money for CASA Monroe (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children).

Nancy Ihaz, WITW Silver River Chapter  (2017)

Nancy joined WITW in 1990 as a member of the WITW Bay Area Chapter.  She then founded the WITW Silver River Chapter in 2002 after moving to Ocala, FL.

Nancy has served the WITW Silver River Chapter as President, VP, Treasurer, and Secretary.  She has also held several International Officer positions - Motorcycle Rights Coordinator & Vice President. 

Nancy's charitable activities are numerous.  A few highlights include the Pony Express Ride for Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Salvation Army Bell Ringers, Domestic Violence Benefit, Hospice Ride Annually, Ride Red for Children with Brain Tumors, Kenny’s Place home for Autistic Adults, and Ride Pink for a local cancer charity supplying wigs women. 

Kathy Kunzman - WITW Iron Eagles Chapter (2019)

Kathy joined the WITW Madison Area Chapter (Madison, WI) in 1988. During her time as a WITW member she has served as a Chapter President for three chapters and as the International Vice President (1995-1997). She was also a founding member of the WITW Broken Compass Chapter (Richland Center, WI) in 1995 and the WITW Nuts and Bolts Chapter (Marengo, IL) in 1998. Today, Kathy is a member of the WITW Iron Eagles Chapter.

Some of Kathy's charitable work includes 4 Beats Therapuetic Horses, Awareness for Women Motorcyclists, Toys for Tots and supporting the Mid-Altantic Women's Motorcycle Rally. Kathy was also a CPR and First Aid instructor for 12 years. 

Cindy Salway - WITW Susquehanna Valley Chapter (2018)

Cindy has served as President and Treasurer of her Chapter. 

Cindy has planned, supported and participated in charity events held by her Chapter benefitting both breast and ovarian cancer research.

Mariann White— WITW Milwaukee Area Chapter (2018)

Mariann joined WITW in 1986 as a founding member of the WITW Milwaukee Area Chapter. Miarrian has served many years as an officer of her Chapter, including the office of President.

Mariann is one of the individuals who attended the all-night basement meeting to draft the first WITW National Bylaws. She was also instrumental in initiating the organization’s incorporation.

Mariann served on the Wisconsin State Motorcycle Advisory Committee for two years and taught Share the Road classes to high school students for a year.

Mairann has assisted her Chapter with organizing annual Poker Runs to benefit Women’s Charities along with participating in Charity events for Breast Cancer Survivors, serving meals at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission and supporting the Run to the Wall.

Laura Wojciuk, WITW Milwaukee Chapter (2019)

Laura has been a member of the WITW Milwaukee Area Chapter since 1990. During her time with WITW she has serverd as her chapter President and Vice President multiple times.

Laura rode to her first WITW International Meeting in Central Ohio the Summer of 1992 . Since then, she has attended at least 28 more.

Some of Laura's charity work includes working with her chapter to host poker runs for various women and family focused charities. As well as participating in food drives and many motorcycle charity ride events throughout her community.

Peggy Zeeb, WITW Milwaukee Chapter  (2017)

Peggy is a past Vice President for WITW International.  She held the International Officer position for 14 years.  She has also served as a Chapter Officer with the WITW Milwaukee Area Chapter, WITW Agiya Nomad Chapter & the WITW Montana Tumbleweeds Chapter.

A few of Peggy's service projects include wrapping gifts during Christmas to raise money for a local Children's Shelter, participating in Poker Runs for local Women's Shelters, and VA Car and 4X4 shows.