Officers’ Club Dhaka was established in 1967 on 4.5 acres (18,000 m2) land in a picturesque setting at Ramna, Bailey Road, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Its membership is open only to government officers and the officers of semi-government or autonomous bodies. The land with a colonial building was given to the club by the Public Works Department. The government also provided funds to construct an auditorium, covered badminton complex, swimming pool and tennis courts etc. The club has now about 4,200 members and run by an executive committee headed by the cabinet secretary of the government. Its members are elected through secret ballot every two years. The club has a library, a newly built two-storey auditorium, three tennis courts, and facilities to play badminton, table tennis, billiards, cards, chess, etc. The Officers’ Club organises contributory dinners and ‘housie sessions’ periodically. It also has a women’s committee that designs and implements social welfare activities with funds generated by the club. To generate income, its auditorium and pavilion is rented out to outside parties seeking to use the space for specific functions including weddings.