PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (3/31/08)--New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch praised Service CU Thursday for making significant contributions to help state families affected by flooding during the past three years. He made his remarks at the 51st annual meeting of the Portsmouth-based credit union, which is the largest credit union in the state. Lynch had proclaimed March 26 as New Hampshire Credit Union Day. The governor noted that credit unions in the state have provided valuable financial service to residents for 100 years. And Service CU, with $1.2 billion in assets and more than 110,000 members, “continues to adhere to the values established by our founding members/owners,” he said in a press release. “I have enormous respect and appreciation for Service CU, what they’ve done and what they continue to do in New Hampshire,’ he said. The governor said the credit union “sets the standard for all other organizations” in the state because it has woven itself into the fabric of the community. “The reason New Hampshire is such a great state is because of organizations like Service CU,” Lynch said.