An aspect of Rotary is to develop friendships and that it accomplishes by encouraging members to work and socialise together.  By attending the Club’s weekly lunch meetings and the regular, meetings with partners, members naturally develop close relations with each other.

Rotary also encourages international relationships and to this end the Rotary Club of Eastbourne has developed close ties with The Rotary Club Gand-Maritime ,Gent, Belgium, and The Rotary Club Lille Nord-Nouveau Siècle, France. The three Clubs meet together at least once a year; the the venue circulating around the Clubs tri-annually.