Yes.... things have always evolved. We used to not allow oars, and even outlawed ping paddles guys used to use in the round tube.
I think add the trolling motors is not something I'd vote for, but I would vote fore pedals on the yaks.
As for the live wells, part of the fun in my opinion is being able to see and weigh in your big limit and see everyone else's. that is something I don't see ever changing, no one want to see a dude with a photo with a thumbs up instead of a couple of donks.
Despite all of the craziness about fishing during the spawn, fish dying, etc... there are not any truthful studies out there where it shows it actually hurts the fish.
Take Clearlake.... that place is absolutely hammered during the spring time, and it is probably one of the most plentiful, healthy, extraordinary bass lakes out there.
Looking at all the guys who build ponds, and raise trophy fisheries. They harvest and huge amount in order to maintain growth rates and stabilize the lakes for future growth. Harvesting is good. And with lakes like Clearlake, delta, etc it would take one hell of a harvest to negatively affect the lakes.
But anyway back to the main topic. The club doesn't belong to any one person. The club belongs to its members, and if the majority of members want change, than that's what will happen. I'm not a fan of some things, but when I actually think about.... there not really anything that would make me not fish the club. I don't care if you are in a 300 hp bass boat, or a round tube. Do your homework, pre fish, gain skills, challenge your self, put time on the water, and it doesn't matter how fast, how slow, or what kind of boat your in.
You can either figure it out, and catch fish or you won't. We're not talking about letting bass boats to fish, or power motors were talking about kayaks and foot pedals. It will not give anyone else an advantage.
The same thing happens when the first kickboat came(which I think was Jay Bryant) and people complained and cried about him being able to cover more water and blah blah blah. One guy stopped fishing because of it..... his loss. It's a great club and will continue to be great. But what will make it not great is not having any members and not having something to bring new lasting members to the club.