(1) Unless otherwise provided in the articles of organization or bylaws, the plan of merger or consolidation shall be approved by a majority vote of the board of directors.
(2) The board of directors shall mail or otherwise transmit or deliver in a record to each member:
(a) The plan of merger or consolidation;
(b) A recommendation that the members approve the plan of merger or consolidation unless the board makes a determination because of conflicts of interest or other special circumstances that it should not make such a recommendation;
(c) If the board makes no recommendation, the basis for that decision;
(d) Any condition of its submission of the plan of merger or consolidation to the members; and
(e) Notice of the meeting in the same manner as a special members' meeting.