Rosalie Mastaler Commended
for Her Work with Veterans and Amputees
A Penny A Kiss
LEFT to RIGHT: Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes,
Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia,
Rosalie Mastaler, Assembly Speaker Anthony
Rendon, and Assemblyman Jay Obernolte
Assemblyman Obernolte presented Rosalie Mastaler
with a resolution commending her as
WOMAN of the YEAR for 2016.
Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) honored Rosalie Mastaler
as the 2016 Woman of the Year for the 33rd Assembly District.
Rosalie was recognized for her remarkable community service at a special
California Legislative ceremony, Tuesday March 15th at the State Capitol.
Rosalie co-founded the
musical group A Penny A Kiss, which is a tribute band
that performs 1940s Era music at
veteran events, featuring songs straight from the U S O playlist. Shortly after
starting A Penny A Kiss, Rosalie experienced a
personal tragedy when her young son was injured in a horrific accident, losing
his left foot. Since that heartbreaking event, Rosalie has become a strong
advocate for resources for amputees. She also continues to perform with A Penny A Kiss, which has garnered well deserved recognition throughout the
community. Her band is in high demand for both its distinct sound and the
respect and honor it pays to veterans.
“Rosalie’s dedication to both veterans and amputees is both
admirable and inspiring,” stated Assemblyman Obernolte. “It was an incredible
honor to recognize Rosalie, who uses her passion for music to better the lives
of those in her community.”
The Woman of the Year
ceremony is held annually and celebrates California’s
Extraordinary Women. The first ceremony was held in 1987 to help
commemorate Women’s History Month.
The event has become an annual Capitol tradition to salute women who have done
outstanding community service. Honorees are presented with a framed certificate
from the State Assembly recognizing their outstanding contributions during a
ceremony in the Assembly chambers.
Jay Obernolte represents the 33rd Assembly District, which includes the San
Bernardino County communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Baker, Barstow, Big
Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Big River, Crestline, Fort Irwin, Hesperia, Johnson
Valley, Lake Arrowhead, Lenwood, Lucerne Valley, Needles, Oak Hills, Phelan,
Running Springs, Silver Lakes, Trona, Twentynine Palms Base, Twin Peaks and