By Assemblyman Obernolte

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.

‚ÄčAssemblyman 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. 

Assemblyman 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 Victorville.