Bonnie Murdah

International Parliamentarian

Bonnie Murdah was initiated into the Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and has been a member of the sorority since 1981. In 1983, she became a charter member of Rho Theta Omega Chapter in Philadelphia and became the chapter’s second president in 1985. Following her term as president, Ms. Murdah became the charter president of The Ivy Legacy Foundation which is still in existence and thriving.

Over the past 35 years, Ms. Murdah has served in numerous elected and appointed offices in her chapter, including basileus, parliamentarian for several chapter presidents, Program Co-Chair, Bylaw Committee Chair and Fundraising Committee Member.

In 1997, Ms. Murdah became a Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP). She was the founding member and first president of the Delaware Valley Unit of Parliamentarians in Philadelphia, PA. She currently serves as President of the Pennsylvania State Association of Parliamentarians and serves on the national Membership Examiners and Registration Committee.

Ms. Murdah pioneered the idea of teaching parliamentary procedure to Alpha Kappa Alpha members at the North Atlantic Regional Conference under then-Regional Director Evelyn Sample Oates. The class is confined to preparing the attendee to pass the National Association of Parliamentarians entrance exam. This training has continued and is now an organizational standard operating procedure resulting in the training and preparation of a number of members who are trained in parliamentary procedure.

Bonnie has served the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) as the District One Director from 2003 to 2005, Chairman of the National Nominating Committee in 2005, and Workshop Coordinator of the District One Conference in 2011. She also serves as a parliamentarian for various local, national, and international organizations and enjoys teaching in the community. Bonnie is currently a Professional Registered (PRP) member with the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) and a regular member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians (AIP).

Bonnie is a committed worker and always willing to serve. She has served on various Boards in Philadelphia, in the Eastern Area, and nationally as well.

She is happily married and is a retired school teacher. Ms. Murdah has two children and four grandchildren. Her daughter, Adrienne E. Murdah, also is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.


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