To ensure a comfortable environment for all Members, the Club will begin spot checks of membership cards and guest passes in July.
During this period, Members may be asked by staff at Club entrances to present their membership card. In addition, guests could be requested to show their guest pass.
Members should register any guests at the first-floor Formal or Family entrance or at B1 Member Services, or by contacting Member Services before arriving.
In line with the Club’s General Rules, a guest may visit the Club no more than twice a month, and failure to register a guest at a facility with a guest fee may result in a Member penalty.
The Club's own piano man, Takashi "Ari" Arifuku, has passed away at the age of 73.
A fixture at Club events, including Independence Day, from the 1970s, he first played at the Club with his Dixieland jazz band in 1967.
More recently, he entertained Members in the Winter Garden on Friday evenings.
Many Members will cherish the memories of evenings spent in the company of this talented pianist.
CHOP Steakhouse has won a prestigious wine list award for a third straight year.
Judges praised the wine list's design, diversity and descriptions.
In particular, they were impressed with the selection of California wines on offer. Francis Percival, a food and wine writer, commended the spectrum of wines from the Golden State, including “classic modern, new wave and classic old names.”
The British quarterly publication also complimented the list's "intelligent choices from Europe and the rest of the New World."
CHOP's wine list was evaluated on a number of criteria, including its range of producers, regions, vintages, styles and formats, as well as on presentation and originality.
Meanwhile, American Bar & Grill received one star in the short wine list category.
The Club's band of badminton enthusiasts recently welcomed members of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organizing Committee for an evening of friendly games.
The group played a series of casual matches in the Gymnasium.
"We had former Olympians Kimiko Jinnai and Kumiko Ogura play on our TAC team and they partnered with our Members for some fun and good competition," said Member JoAnn Yoneyama.
Jinnai represented Japan in the women's doubles at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, while Ogura won bronze in the women's doubles at the 2007 world championships and competed at the 2008 Beijing Games.
The Club's shuttlers meet each Tuesday evening.
A new-look Cellar, the Club's B1 shop, wine cellar and DVD library, will be unveiled on May 29.
The space will combine casual, café-style seating, complete with a range of drinks, sandwiches, pastries and snacks, with an updated selection of Club-branded merchandise, gifts, apparel and wines.
The Cellar will close for renovations from May 8, while the Prestia ATM will be closed from May 9 and reopen on May 17.
During this period, The Cellar's services will be housed in the nearby Beate Sirota Gordon Classroom.
The B1 Member Services area will also undergo changes, with the front desk repositioned. The desk will close on May 8 and reopen on May 16.